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Luis Guzman is a Puerto Rican actor who has a net worth of $13 Million. He is one of the most recognized stars in the entertainment industry. Guzman made a name for himself in his own country as well as in Hollywood.

He has been working in showbiz for more than 40 years and has appeared in numerous movies and hit TV shows. In the early 1980s, Guzman started his professional acting career and became one of the lead actors in Hollywood.

Luis is best recognized for his roles in films like “Magnolia,” “Boogie Nights,” “Traffic,” “Narcos,” and “Punch-Drunk Love.” In 2022 he became the cast member of the Netflix hit series titled “Wednesday.” In this popular series, he plays the role of Gomez Addams.

What is Luis Guzman Net Worth?

Net Worth$13 Million
BornAugust 28, 1956
CountryPuerto Rico
Salary (Annual)$2 Million
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Luis Guzman was born on the 28th of August 1956 in Cayey, Puerto Rico. He was raised in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. His mother Rosa Cardona was a hospital worker but his biological father’s identity remains unknown.

Luis was mainly raised by his stepfather Benjamin Cardona a TV repairman. He attended The American University and soon after began his career as a social worker. However, when he was in high school he caught the acting gig by doing a high school production of “Bye Bye Birdie.” 

While he was working as a social worker at the Henry Street Settlement House, he decided to Moonlight as an actor. Luis became involved in Street Theater and local productions including Independent films.


Luis’s first movie role was reportedly a non-speaking part in the 1977 film “Short Eyes.” Eventually, he made his film debut with the role in the independent feature film “Variety” in 1983. From there he began to work on a wide-ranging career.

He got one of his first acting opportunities while looking for a missing youth from his social work program. Luis’ friend encouraged him to audition for a part in the 1980s hit TV show “Miami Vice.” His appearance on the show opened the door to future parts in big-budget movies and TV.

Luis appeared in numerous small roles in films like “Crocodile Dundee II” and “Family Business” in the late 1980s. In 1991 he went on to play Detective Benny Poole in the action comedy film “The Hard Way.” That same year he appeared in the film “McBain.” Outside of films, Luis also appeared on the small screens in shows such as “Law & Order,” “NYPD Blue,” and more.


In 1993 he began playing the role of Juice in the romantic comedy film “Mr. Wonderful.” Luis finally got a chance to earn his breakout role in that same year. Luis played a significant supporting role as Pachanga in the crime drama film “Carlito’s Way.”

Following this, he appeared in the 1994 movie “The Cowboy Way.” His future was looking bright when he began working with the likes of directors, Paul Thomas Anderson and Steven Soderbergh. Both of these directors used Luis a lot in their films including the hit “Boogie Nights” in 1997 and then “Out of Sight” a year later.

Paul Thomas was the first to hire Luis when he cast him as a club owner in his breakthrough Boogie Nights. In 1998 Soderbergh cast him in Out of Sight with a small yet memorable role. Then Luise was in two more Soderbergh movies including “The Limey” and “Traffic.”

Luis as seen in a post (Luis Guzman/ Instagram)
Luis as seen in a post (Luis Guzman/ Instagram)

Other Ventures

His performance in Traffic helped him to win a Screen Actors Guild Award for his part in the cast. His other movie appearance around that time included a supporting role as a detective in “The Bone Collector,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” and “Magnolia.”

In 2002 Luis also appeared in Anderson’s film “Punch-Drunk Love.” At that time he had a regular role as Raoul “El Cid” Hernandez on the HBO series “OZ.” However, he didn’t find the same success in the world of sitcoms.

Some more roles followed Luis next including in “Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power,” and the family drama “Nothing like the Holidays” in 2008. He can even be seen as a commentator on the VH1 show “I Love the ’80s,” as well as  “I Love Toys” and its sequels including, “I Love the ’70s” and “I Love the ’90s.”

It’s no doubt that Luis is a recognizable face in Hollywood and has had quite a steady career over the decades. In 2022 he began starring in the Netflix series “Wednesday” which is one of his favorites thus far.

Tim Burton directed four out of the eight episodes of the show. The supporting roles in the show include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Isaac Ordonez, George Burcea, and Fred Armisen.

Personal Life

Luis began his relationship with Angelita Galarza and they married in 1985. The two have five children including Cemi Briggs, Yemaya Briggs, Jace O’Flynn, Yoruba Briggs, and Margarita Briggs-Guzman.

Luis supported Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Career Highlights

Boogie Nights, (Film, 1997)

  • Magnolia (Film, 1999)
  • Punch-Drunk Love, (Film, 2002)
  • Out of Sight, (Film, 1998)
  • The Limey, (Film, 1999)
  • Traffic, (Film, 2000)
  • Oz, (HBO Series, 1998–2000)
  • Wednesday, (HBO Series, 2022)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (2001) _ Won

Real Estate

Luis Guzman has a net worth of $13 million and the actor can buy luxury properties for himself. In 1991 he had enough movie and TV credits under his belt to buy a 337-acre property in Sutton, Vermont.

Before he moved his family to Vermont permanently in 1995, Luis used to fly on People Expressed Airlines. Since 1999 Guzman and his wife Angelita and their five children have lived in the North East Kingdom.

Luis Guzman Net Worth

Luis Guzman is a Puerto Rican actor and producer from Cayey, Puerto Rico. He is one of the most successful actors in the cast of the Netflix series “Wednesday.” Guzman began his career way back in 1977 and since then he appeared in numerous movies and TV shows.

The vast majority of Luis’ career comes from the entertainment industry. He earns through salaries like appearing in super hit films and series. His performances in Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch-Drunk Love, led him to become the lead actor in the industry.

Apart from acting, Luis has been featured in various commercials for campaigns like Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Boost Mobile’s USD 40 Per Month Plan, Snickers, and more. As of 2023, Luis Guzman’s net worth is estimated to be around $13 Million.

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