Justine Maurer is the wife of American actor, stand-up comedian, and film producer John Leguizamo. Aside from her husband’s fame in the entertainment industry, Justine has also made a name for herself as a costume designer. In fact, it was while working on the film Carlito’s Way that she met him.
The duo has been married since 2003 and during this time when celebrity divorces are rife in the society, their marriage has continued to blossom in love. Let’s tell you more about Justine in the paragraphs that follow below.
Justine Maurer – Bio
Justine Maurer was born in the United States of America on the 18th of May 1968 into a middle-class Jewish family. She is an American national of white ethnicity. Beyond this, no further information has been given about her parents, siblings and what her childhood was generally like. Also missing from the list are details of what schools she attended, the period she enrolled in them and when she graduated.
However, despite the paucity of information about her early life, a look at her post-college life revealed enough information that formed a link to the next phase of her life – her marriage to John Leguizamo. Justine Maurer, as a costume designer, worked on the movie Carlito’s Way (1993), the film starred casts like Al Pacino as Carlito Brigante, Penelope Ann Miller as Gail, Sean Penn as David Kleinfeld and of course John Leguizamo as Benny Blanco.
It was while working on the set of the Brian De Palma directed American crime film – Carlito’s Way that she met and fell in love with her husband – John Leguizamo. Aside from this work, Maurer has equally worked on several other movies as a costume designer but more recently, she seems to be paying more attention to her family than advancing her career in the film industry.
Family: Husband And Children
Before Justine Maurer came to be the queen of John Leguizamo’s heart, the actor was previously married to Yelba Osorio, beginning in 1996. However, 2 years after their marriage, they called it quits and pathed ways in a divorce.
Leguizamo, as earlier mentioned, met Justine on the set of Carlito’s Way in 1993 where she was working as a costume designer. The duo became friends, started dating and before they tied the nuptial nut, Justine gave birth to their first child, a baby girl in October 1999. They named her Allegra Leguizamo. Next came their son Lucas Leguizamo who was born sometime in December 2000. Their kids are taking after their father in the acting industry.
The couple thereafter got married on June 28, 2003, in a Catholic-Jewish ceremony. In case you are wondering what brought about the choice of their Catholic-Jewish wedding ceremony, Leguizamo is Catholic while his bride Maurer is Jewish.
Leguizamo as a famous actor is known for works like Super Mario Bros. (1993), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), Spawn (1997), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Ice Age films (2002–2016), The Brothers García (2000–2004) and many others.
Justine Maurer and John Leguizamo have been married for more than a decade and a half. Contrary to what is typical of celebrity marriages these days, they seem to have a perfect understanding between them and are hardly ever in the news for the wrong reasons. No doubt, their marriage is definitely worthy of emulation by younger couples.
Other Facts About John Leguizamo’s Wife
Her Net Worth
Through the pursuit of her costume designing career, Justine Maurer has worked on a couple of successful projects which she must have been well rewarded for her. Reports have it that she earns about $50 thousand annually as salary while her net worth is estimated to be about $500, 000.
Justine Maurer stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches or 1.7m. At this height, she weighs about 158.73 lbs or 72kg. She has grey eye color and brown hair.
It is not totally strange these days to find celebrities who shun social media. Though this is rare, some of the celebrities we have today have decided not to jump on the bandwagon of the social media craze. Justine Maurer is one such rare gems who has decided to stay away from social media in its entirety. She has no known personal Facebook, Instagram or Twitter handle.