Yelba Osorio: Facts About John Leguizamo’s Ex-wife

Yelba Osorio

Yelba Osorio is an actress and the former wife of John Alberto Leguizamo Peláez. Yelba’s ex-husband John Leguizamo is an American actor, comedian, and film producer. He has appeared in films including Romeo + Juliet, The Pest, Summer of Sam, Moulin Rouge!, Empire, Love in the Time of Cholera, Righteous Kill, The Lincoln Lawyer, and The Menu.

Yelba Osorio: Bio Summary

Name Yelba Osorio
Gender Female
Date of birth 13 September 1968
Place of birth New York City, New York, USA
Famous as ex-wife of John Leguizamo
Parents N/A
Marital status Divorced
Spouse John Leguizamo
Occupation Actress

How Old Is Yelba Osorio?

Yelba Osorio was born on 13 September 1968, in New York City, New York, USA. She will be turning 55 years old on 13 September 2023. The names and details of her mother and father are not available. She may have siblings or not. She has not disclosed much information about her family and early life.

Yelba Osorio holds American nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. She was a student at Stuyvesant High School. She graduated from Columbia University in New York and A.R.T. / MXAT Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

Yelba Osorio Is An Actress

Yelba Osorio is an actress, writer, and producer. She has been credited for her appearance in 30 films and television series, per her IMDb page. She is known for her work in Sesame Street, Carlito’s Way, House of Buggin’, Law & Order, and No Exit. She appeared in an episode of the TV Series First Time Out as Gina.

Yelba Osorio played Kim in “Slings & Arrows”, Iris in “Riot”, Darcy Reynolds in “Walker, Texas Ranger”, Debbie in “Local Heroes”, and Assistant Manager in Tracey Takes On… She appeared in The Pest as Malaria. She landed the role of Waitress in an episode of the television series Fired Up. She played Casey in Diagnosis Murder.

Yelba Osorio has appeared in TV Series including Moesha, On Common Ground, Strong Medicine, The Mind of the Married Man, Hollywood 7, ER, For the People, and Kingpin. She has appeared in films including Road Dogz, King Rikki, Hustlas, Frozen Stars, Shut Up and Kiss Me!, Valentina’s Tango, and Griot’s Lament. Yelba served as the writer and producer of Learning to Swim.

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Yelba Osorio Was Married To John Leguizamo For Two Years

Actress Yelba Osorio now stands as the ex-wife of actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter John Leguizamo. The two used to be husband and wife. Details of how they met each other and their dating history isn’t known. However, they dated for some time before agreeing to get married.

Yelba Osorio and John Leguizamo got married on August 27, 1994, in front of their loved ones. They didn’t have any children together. In November 1996, Yelba and John got divorced. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out between them. Their married ended sooner than expected. The reason for their divorce is unknown.

Yelba Osorio and her ex-husband John Leguizamo divorced after two years of marriage. After the divorce, it is unknown if Yelba has remarried or is involved in a romantic relationship. As for her ex-husband John, he got married again. John fell in love with Justine Maurer, the woman he is currently married to.

Justine worked as a wardrobe assistant in Carlito’s Way. John Leguizamo and Justine have been married since June 28, 2003. Their marriage has been blessed with two children, daughter Allegra Sky Leguizamo and son Ryder Lee “Lucas” Leguizamo. They live in Manhattan.

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