Playing the lead role is not the only thing that makes you popular. Character roles can also make you a star and all-time fans favorite. Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzman is a clear example! Portrayed varied roles in movies and TV series, Guzman has definitely achieved the best in his professional career.
Well, besides his promising career, his personal life is also equally mesmerizing. Simply, we can learn much from his married life with Angelita Galarza-Guzman. The couple has every reason to celebrate their togetherness with their five kids.
Luis Guzman's Blissful Married Life With Angelita Galarza-Guzman
Luis Guzman is, no doubt, a happy family man. He married his wife Angelita Galarza-Guzman in 1985 and they are still going on strong in their family life.
The couple welcomed their first kid after 6 years living together but their son died on the spot during childbirth due to suffocation in 1991.
Guzman and Angelita were so broken from inside. Due to the emotional distress, he took two months off work.
"My wife and I, we lost our first son as an infant, and that took a lot of my emotional energy out of me, as would be the case with anyone. And I just couldn't see myself going back to social work. It got too bureaucratic anyway, and I just thought it was time for me to step into the unknown."
It was the same year that the couple adopted their first baby Cemi Briggs-Guzman. Subsequently, the couple adopted another kid, this time a daughter, Yemaya Briggs-Guzman with twins Yoruba Briggs-Guzman and Margarita Briggs-Guzman.
Well, the second attempt wasn't a failure as they happily welcomed their baby girl, Luna Briggs-Guzman.
The couple who has spent more than 33 years together. And, they have miles to go ahead!
Luis Guzman's Career In Brief
Guzman initially worked as a social worker in New York before starring in theatres.
His movie credits include Punch-Drunk Love, Welcome to Collinwood, Stonewall, The Salton Sea, and Waiting.
He is also known for his role on TV shows like Frasier, Oz, and Homicide: Life on the Street. He also appeared in the music video 'Yes We Can'.
After enacting in over 60 movies Guzman turned out some noteworthy roles working with renowned Hollywood directors like Brian De Palma and Paul Thomas Anderson.
Some of his recent movies include 9/11, The Padre, Literally, Right Before Aaron, and The Duck.
Luis Guzman: Quick Facts
- Born on 28 August 1956 in Cayey, Puerto Rico.
- His birth sign is Leo.
- Later, he's raised in New York City's Greenwich Village and the surrounding Lower East Side neighborhood.
- He started his career as a social worker.
- He also performed in street theater and independent movies.
- He is best known for his roles in The Limey, Traffic, and Out of Sight.
- He has an estimated net worth of about $12 million.