Multi-faceted performer and Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo’s notable career defies categorization. Possessing boundless energy and creativity, Leguizamo’s work spans the genres of film, theatre, television, literature and beyond.
As writer and performer, Leguizamo created the Off-Broadway sensation Mambo Mouth, in which he portrayed seven different characters (Obie, Outer Critics Circle, Vanguardia Awards). His second one-man show Spic-O-Rama enjoyed extended sold-out runs in Chicago and New York (Dramatists’ Guild Hull-Warriner Award for Best American Play, Lucille Lortel Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Broadway Performance, Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance). His third solo show Freakcompleted a successful run on Broadway in 1998. A special presentation of Freak, directed by Spike Lee, aired on HBO (Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program and nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special). In Fall 2001 Leguizamo returned to Broadway with Sexaholix…a Love Story, directed by Peter Askin (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for “Outstanding Solo Performance” and Tony Award nomination for Best Special Theatrical Performance). Sexaholix aired as an HBO Special in Spring 2002 and toured widely. Other stage credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and La Puta Vida at the New York Shakespeare Festival and Parting Gestures at INTAR. Presently, Leguizamo delights younger fans as the voice of Sid in Ice Age 1, 2 and 3. He's starred in more than 60 films including: To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar (Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture), Ice Age 1, 2, and 3, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Happening, Righteous Kill , The Babysitters, Where God Left his Shoes, The Take, Land of the Dead, Assault on Precinct 13, Spun, Moulin Rouge (SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture), Summer of Sam, King of the Jungle, Spawn, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Carlito's Way, Casualties of War, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, The Lincoln Lawyer, One for the Money, and Fugly!, which Leguizamo also produced and wrote, Kick Ass 2, The Counselor, Ride Along, Chef, Anarchy,Joh Wick.