Luis Guzman is a famous Puerto Rican actor who can be seen in numerous movies, who is known for his character work. For most of his life, he has played the roles of sidekicks, thugs or policeman. To know more about Luiz Guzman and his net worth in 2019, please read the following article.
Luis Guzman was born on August 28, 1956, in Cayey, Puerto Rico. Nothing is known about father, and he never spoke about him to the media. He was born to his mother, Rosa who used to work in the hospital. He was raised by his mother and step-father, Benjamin Cardona who was a TV repairman. When he was just a toddler, his mother and step-father moved to the United States of America.
Guzman spent most of his childhood in the Greenwich Village and the surrounding of Lower East Side neighbourhood of New York City. He grew up with a brother and sister and was a rough kid in the school. He was expelled on many occasions for getting into fights. But, there was something good about him, and his neighbourhood people always loved him. He somehow graduated high school and became a social worker.
Guzman was landed a job as a youth counselor at the Henry Street Settlement, a cultural center on the lower east side. People loved being around him as he was a good person who made people laugh with his jokes and overacting. He then decided to perform at the local cafe’s and started gaining the attention of the local crowd.
There is no record of Guzman dating anyone during his high school time. He is a loyal man and has been married to his wife, Angelita Galarza for almost thirty-three years. Their first child died due to suffocation during the childbirth and doctor announced that his wife couldn’t have any children in future.
So, Guzman and his wife adopted four children, out of which, two are twins. After undergoing several treatments and therapy, the duo tried to conceive again, and this time there were no complications, and their biological baby girl was born.
After gaining experience at the cafe, he started performing in street theatres and was given the role of an extra-man in a short film. Soon, he gave the audition for the series ‘Miami Vice’, where he was selected and made the appearance in two episodes of the series. That was his professional debut, and he impressed everyone with his acting skills.
Initially, Guzman was acting for fun. It was after his wife had the first miscarriage, he decided to take this profession seriously. He started pushing himself to find decent roles in the mainstream movies, and after a few months, his hard work was paid off. He received several offers from the movies, including, ‘True Believer’ and ‘Q&A’ in the late 80’s.
Some of the best performances of Guzman were in the movies like ‘Carlito’s Way’ and ‘The Cowboy Way’. He then received calls from big producers and directors and was given the role in movies like ‘Boogie Nights’. Directors like Paul Thomas Anderson and Steven Seidenberg always favoured him. He has appeared in several movies which were directed by the two directors.
Recently, Guzman has appeared in ‘9/11’ and ‘The Padre’.
Award & Achievements
Luis Guzman has been entertaining the world for many years, and his work has always been excellent. He has been nominated on many occasions for his contribution to the industry. His biggest achievement would be winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in Motion Picture.
Net Worth of Luis Guzman
The estimated net worth of Luis Guzman is approximately $18 million. His main source of income has been his contribution to the world of acting. He has accumulated his wealth from an endless list of filmography and being one of the prolific actors.
Luis Guzman was never serious about his career, until, the tragedy of his first born child. He then took his life seriously and was fully focused on his career. It was his sheer dedication which helped him to achieve the success he is enjoying today. He has been married for a long time and is living a very happy and comfortable life with his beautiful wife.