Who is Justine Maurer?
Justine Maurer was born on 8 May 1968, in the United States of America, and is a costume artist, but better known for being the wife of actor John Leguizamo. Her husband is noted for his work in projects such as “Ice Age” in which he voiced Sid the Sloth.
The Riches of Justine Maurer
How rich is Justine Maurer? As of late-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $500,000. While she’s earned income from her career in the entertainment industry, the majority of her accessible wealth comes from her husband, who has a net worth estimated to be over $25 million.
Early Life and Career
There are very few details that have been shared about Justine’s life before meeting Leguizamo. She has not given any information about her family, childhood, and education. It is only known that sometime after her education, she began working in the entertainment industry, mainly with the costume department on several films.
One of her most notable projects during this time was “Carlito’s Way”, which is a 1993 film based on novels written by Judge Edwin Torres, and starring Al Pacino, John Leguizamo, Sean Penn and Penelope Ann Miller. It follows the story of a Puerto Rican criminal who wants to go straight and retire in paradise, but his past catches up with him. It mainly takes its story from the Torres novel “After Hours” but had to change its name to avoid confusion with Martin Scorsese’s film of the same name released in 1985. It was around this period that she met and started a relationship with the famous actor.
Husband – John Leguizamo
Aside from being an actor, John is a stand-up comedian, playwright, and filmmaker. He rose to fame in 1993 with a starring role in the film “Super Marion Bros.” in which he played the character Luigi. The fantasy comedy film is based on the Nintendo video game series “Mario” and was distrusted by Walt Disney Studios. The film was inspired by “Super Mario World” and draws elements from fairy tales as well as American culture. However, the film was critically and commercially unsuccessful, gaining a reputation as one of the worst films ever made, but it slowly gained a cult following in later years.
After his role in “Carlito’s Way”, he then got one of his most notable roles voicing Sid the Sloth in the “Ice Age” franchise. The animated films follow a group of mammals trying to survive the ice age from the Paleolithic era. Other stars of the film include Ray Romano, and Chris Wedge. Aside from the original “Ice Age”, four sequels have been made. The franchise has produced over $6 billion in revenue, making it one of the highest grossing media franchises of all time.
Other Work by Leguizamo
Leguizamo also had work as a narrator for the sitcom “The Brothers Garcia”, which aired on Nickelodeon. The show was an effort to produce programming featuring Latino characters, which was aimed at a diverse audience. He also had a lot of successful film projects including “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar”, which gained him a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. The comedy film stars him alongside Wesley Snipes and Patrick Swayze, as they played a trio of drag queens who embark on a road trip.
Other film projects he’s worked on over the years include “Spawn”, a film adaptation of a comic book of the same name, “Moulin Rouge!”, “Land of the Dead”, “The Happening”, and “Romeo + Juliet”. He also had a role in the first two films of the “John Wick” franchise, starring Keanu Reeves as the titular character, a recurring role in “ER”, and played Ozzy Delvecchio on “Bloodline”. He’s also starred in several Broadway productions, and won awards for his work including a Special Tony Award. He’s also done production work, mainly focused on television.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Maurer married Leguizamo in 2003 in a Catholic-Jewish ceremony. She is not his first wife, as he was previously married to actress Yelba Osorio but whichi lasted for only two years. Maurer is Jewish and her husband is Catholic. They have two children together and live in Manhattan. Since their marriage, she has remained mainly in the background and no longer taken any film projects, preferring to focus on raising a family while supporting her husband from the background.
One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her is due to the lack of any strong online presence. She does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. She prefers to stay out of the spotlight, also securing the privacy of their children. The same cannot be said about her husband, as due to the nature of his work, he has to maintain several public profiles for his fans. She has made a few appearances on his accounts, and has mainly appeared only in public events or theatrical shows involving her husband.