When popular American actor and stand-up comedian, John Leguizamo, said “I do” to his Jewish bride, Justine Maurer, back in 2003, many feared it would be a replay of his 1994 short-lived marriage to actress, Yelba Osorio. But fifteen years and counting, the duo don’t seem to have divorce in their list of options. Thanks to that, their children have been spared the trauma of a troubled home. And if you know what that means, that’s a whole lot to be grateful for, as a child. But who exactly is Justine Maurer? She is a successful American costume designer, best known for her relationship to the ace actor and stand-up comedian, John Leguizamo. This article puts together her biography, net worth and everything about John Leguizamo’s wife. Ready?
Justine Maurer’s Biography
Justine Maurer was born in the United States on May 8, 1968, into a middle-class family of migrants. Although there’s not any information about her childhood, early education, siblings, parents or what they did for a living, we know that she currently works as a fashion/costume designer. Asides that, we have no tabs on her educational history and training, but we know she must’ve attended school or at least received formal training at some point in her life. Being an unassuming woman herself, Maurer seems to have successfully hidden under the immense popularity of her husband who is a renowned, award-winning comedian, actor and voice animator.
Born in Bogota, Columbia— on July 22, 1964—his parent s moved to New York City when Leguizamo was only four. They settled in Jackson Heights, Queens where he attended the Joseph Pulitzer Middle School and much later the Murry Bergtraum High School. At Murry Bergtraum, Leguizamo began writing comedy scripts which he acted out with his classmates. He was eventually voted “Most Talkative.” Following his graduation from high school, Leguizamo began acting even as an undergraduate at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
But he eventually discontinued his program there to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. He, later on, started studying at LIU Post and at HB Studio where he took theater classes. Since he first appeared on TV in 1986, Leguizamo has appeared in over 75 films, produced over 10 films, starred in several productions and TV shows, made over 12 television appearances, published at least two books and has bagged several awards including an Honorary Degree from Marymount Manhattan College.
Now to his personal life. So far, Leguizamo has been married twice. His first marriage was to fellow actress Yelba Osorio on August 27, 1994. The duo has worked on several movies together, including Carlito’s Way, House Of Buggin and The Pest. Although there are no details about their first meeting, we presume their relationship began when they worked together in Carlito’s Way in 1993. However, after two years of marriage, they were divorced in 1996. After seven years as a divorcee, John Leguizamo finally found love in a Jewish costume designer – Justine Maurer who worked in Carlito’s Way back in ’93. Let’s get to know her.
Everything About John Leguizamo’s Wife
1. Net Worth
As of early 2019, sources reveal that Justine Maurer has an estimated net worth of $500,000, much of which has come from her career as a costume designer. Although her actual take home isn’t known, sources reveal that the average annual salary of a costume designer in the US is around $50K per year. While $500,000 isn’t chicken change, it quickly pales in comparison to her husband’s $25 million fortune.
Justine Maurer and John Leguizamo began dating back in the mid-90s when they first met on the set of the movie, Carlito’s Way. Maurer was working as a costume designer while Leguizamo was a cast member. However, before walking down the aisle Maurer got pregnant with their first child, a daughter, Allegra Leguizamo (b. October 1999). A year later, the couple welcomed their second child, a son, Lucas Leguizamo (b. December 2000). Three years late, on June 28, 2003, Maurer and Leguizamo exchanged vows in a Catholic-Jewish ceremony. The family currently live in Manhattan, New York.
3. Height and Body Measurement
Justine Maurer has a slim, petite build. She stands 1.7 meters tall and weighs 159 lbs. Maurer has blond hair and hazel eyes. As of this writing, we have no exact figures as to her; shoe, dress and bra sizes, as well as her body measurements. As soon as we have tabs on that; we’re sure to let you know.