Luis Guzman is a popular actor who is known for his supporting roles in the film, Boogie Nights 1997 and Carlito’s Way 1993. Likewise, as a voice actor, he portrayed Ricardo Diaz in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Luis Guzman Early Life and Education

Luis Guzman was born on August 28, 1956, in Cayey, Puerto Rico. He grew up with a hospital worker mother, Rosa Cardona, and step father, Benjamin Cardona who was a TV repairman. Regarding the nationality of this talented personality, he is Puerto-Rican and belongs to black-mixed ethnicity.

Actor Luis Guzman during his young age. Actor Luis Guzman during his young age.

Puerto- Rican star, Luis Guzman first graduated from City College of New York before starting his career. Firstly, he worked as a social worker and moonlighted as an actor. After gaining some acting experience from there, he then began working for the Street theater and independent films.

Luis Guzman Career

Luis first acting career began with a role of Prisoner in the films Short Eye. Similarly, after eight years of his movie appearance, he appeared in the television series named The Equalizer. His growing success became the eye of the public at the short time. On the other hand, he continuously portrayed in different movies and series such as


  • Carlito’s Way- 1993
  • Stonewall-1995
  • Boogie Nights- 1997
  • Magnolia- 1999
  • Welcome to Collinwood- 2002
  • The Salton Sea- 2002
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events- 2004
  • Waiting- 2005
  • Maldeamores- 2007
  • The Talking of Pelham 123- 2009 and so on

Television series

  • Miami Vice- 1985
  • Hunter- 1990
  • Law & Order- 1991
  • Civil Wars- 1992
  • NYPD Blue- 1993
  • New York Undercover- 1995
  • OZ- 1998
  • How to make it in America- 2010
  • Community- 2011
  • Mind Games- 2015
  • Narcos- 2015
  • Roadies- 2016

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Apart from his acting career, Luis also worked as a commentator on VH1’s television show, I Love the 70’s, I Love the 80’s, and I Love the 90’s. Likewise, he also appeared in the music videos, Undisputed, Gorilla, and 1-800 -273-8255. Correspondingly, he has also been nominated for several titles for his incredible acting talents such as

  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance- Boogie Nights
  • Independent Spirit for best supporting role- The Limey
  • Screen Actors Guild Award- Magnolia
  • ALMA Award for Best Supporting Actor- The Talking of Pelham 123

And some of the titles that he received are Imagen Award for Best Actor, Imagen Award Best Supporting Actor, etc. Currently, he has worked for the movie 9/11, The Duck, Aztec Warrior, etc.

Luis Guzman Personal Life

Luis has maintained his personal life as good as his professional career. Luis Guzman married a woman named Angelita Galarza- Guzman in the year of 1985. The couple has seven children from their relationship, four daughters, and three sons.

Wife and Husband, Angelita Galarza-Guzman, and Luiz Guzman. Wife and Husband, Angelita Galarza-Guzman, and Luiz Guzman.

The couple is together for 32 years, and still, they are happy with each other. They are not engaged in extra marital affairs and neither any serious conflict between them has occurred till date.

Luis Net worth

Luis has played in several movies and television series till the date. Likewise, he has won several awards and has also been nominated with many titles. He is able to collect a decent amount of money from his acting professions. According to his Instagram accounts, he seems to be like a Foody as he often posts of a variety of dishes.

Actors Luis Guzman food collection Actors Luis Guzman food collection
Source: Instagram

Luis seems to be living a lavish lifestyle. As of 2017, his net worth is estimated at around $14 million.