Who is Angelo Pagan?
Angelo was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on 16 May 1968 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and film producer, with close to 30 acting credits to his name, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Torres in the 2001 action crime thriller movie “Swordfish”, directed by Dominic Sena, and which starred John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry. It follows members of the counter-terrorist organization Black Cell who want money for their war against terrorism, while they’ve now hired a hacker to help them obtain it; the movie won five of the 15 awards for which it was nominated.
Angelo’s also known for being the husband of Leah Marie Remini, a famous American actress.
Early life and education
Angelo was raised in Puerto Rico alongside his siblings Edward and Sonny, by their mother and father about whom not a lot is known, as Angelo respects their privacy; it’s said that his father was of Italian descent, and their mother of Austrian-Jewish descent.
Angelo grew up being interested in acting, and appeared in his first school play when he was nine. He was a member of his high school’s drama club, and appeared in nearly all school plays performed during his four years there, as well as in a couple performed at a local theatre, however, Angelo was urged by his parents to focus on his education, rather than to pursue acting straight away.
Upon matriculating in 1988, he enrolled at college from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1991.
Roles in TV series
Angelo made his debut TV series appearance in the 1989 episode “But Not for Me” of the drama “Midnight Caller”, and the following years saw him appear in an episode or two of a couple of series, such as the comedy “Fired Up”, the crime action comedy “Martial Law” and the romantic comedy “Dharma & Greg”.
He gained recognition in 2001, when cast to play Agent Drake in two episodes of the action crime drama “24”, created by Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow, and which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Carlos Bernard. It follows agent Jack Bauer as he’s trying to prevent terrorists from destroying his homeland; the series aired from 2001 to 2010 and won 94 awards, including 20 Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 207 other awards.
Angelo’s also known for his portrayal of Hector, as well as several other characters in the critically acclaimed comedy “The King of Queens”, created by Michael J. Weithorn and David Litt, and which starred Kevin James, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller. It follows delivery man Doug Heffernan who’s leading a happy life with his wife, while this is about to change now that his father Arthur’s moving in with them; the series aired from 1998 to 2007 and won 14 of the 20 awards for which it was nominated.
Angelo could since have been seen appearing in an episode or two of only a couple of series, with three of his most recent roles having been in the 2017 episode “Moving on and Moving In” of the comedy “Lopez”, the 2017 episode “Business Unusual” of the comedy “Kevin Can Wait” and the 2018 episode “Casus Belli” of the action science fiction drama “The Last Ship”.
Roles in movies
Angelo made his debut film appearance in the 1989 drama “Kiss Shot”, while a couple of his following roles were in the thriller drama “Sleep, Baby, Sleep”, the science fiction thriller “Virus” both in 1995, and the 1998 romantic musical drama “Dance with Me”.
The year 1999 saw him play Asuncion Customs Official in the popular crime drama “Lansky”, directed by John McNaughton, and which starred Richard Dreyfuss, Yosef Carmon and Mosko Alkalai. It follows Jewish immigrant Meyer Lansky who’s become a gambler, bootlegger and racketeer, as well as a murderer; the movie was nominated for five awards.
Two of Angelo’s most notable performances in the 2000s were perhaps in the 2002 drama “Almost a Woman” and the 2007 action thriller drama “Sister’s Keeper”.
The year 2016 saw him play Rick in the drama “Restored Me”, written and directed by Rhyan LaMarr, and which starred Noel Gugliemi, Steven Bauer and Bill Duke. It follows a former convict who’s begun appearing in plays performed at a local theatre, and has realized that acting’s keeping him away from a life of crime.
Three of Angelo’s most recent film roles have been in the 2020 romantic drama “Stan the Man”, an d in 2021 sports drama “7th & Union” and the short crime comedy “Welcome to Paradise”.
Angelo voiced Councilman De La Cruz in the 1993 video game “Police Quest: Open Season”.
He received special thanks for the 2008 short romantic movie “Struck”.
Angelo has three producing credits: the 2003 documentary movie “Inside Out: Leah Remini”, the 2004 documentary film “Inside Out: Leah Remini – The Baby Special” and the 2021 sports movie “7th & Union”.
He’s made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, including “Intimate Portrait”, “Rachael Ray” and “20/20”.
Love life and wife
Even though Angelo prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, he’s still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. He met Leah Remini at a Cuban restaurant in 1996, and they went on their first date a couple of weeks later; the two married on 19 July 2003, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members. Leah gave birth to their daughter Sofia on 16 June 2004, and the girl was baptized as a Catholic.
Angelo hasn’t spoken about any other women whom he’s been with, while it’s known that he has three sons from former relationships; the names of boys’ mothers haven’t been disclosed.
As of August 2022, Angelo’s married to Leah Remini and has a daughter with her, as well as three sons from past relationships.
Hobbies and other interests
Angelo’s interested in music, and can both sing and play a couple of instruments; he’s released a single long play (LP) “Don’t Be Afraid”.
He’s quite active on Instagram, and is today followed by more than 100,000 people, while he’s uploaded over 1,200 pictures onto the network, the majority of which feature him during his everyday life.
He’s passionate about dancing, and is an avid salsa dancer.
Angelo’s into travelling and has been all around the world, for both work and pleasure, while his dream travel destination’s Sicily, Italy.
He enjoys watching National Football League (NFL) in his spare time, although he’s also into watching basketball and ice hockey.
Angelo has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep, while a couple of his favorite movies are “Meet Joe Black”, “Fight Club” and “Inglorious Basterds”.
Age, height and net worth
Angelo’s age is 54. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.8m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
As of August 2022, his net worth’s been estimated at over $25 million, and his wife’s at more than $25 million as well.
Who is his wife Leah?
Leah was born in New York City, USA on 15 June 1970 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and film producer, with close to 40 acting credits to her name, while she’s perhaps known best for her portrayal of Joan, one of the lead characters in the 2018 romantic comedy movie “Second Act”, directed by Peter Segal, and which also starred Jennifer Lopez and Vanessa Hudgens. It follows a big box-store worker who’s decided to turn her life around, and the movie won two of the three awards for which it was nominated.
Leah was raised Roman Catholic in New York City alongside her four sisters, by their parents George Remini and Vicki Marshall. When she was eight, her mother became a member of the Church of Scientology, which was why Leah was then raised as a Scientologist; she was 13 when she and her sister signed billion-year contracts with Scientology’s Paramilitary Sea Organization, however, their mother took them out in the same year.
She was 18 when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Eric’s 4:40 in the episode “Let’s Rap” of the comedy “Head of the Class”; she gained recognition in 1989, when cast to play Charlie Briscoe in the popular comedy “Living Dolls”.
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What marked the ‘90s for Leah was perhaps her portrayal of the lead character Terry Reynolds in the comedy “Fired Up”, created by Paul Slansky and Arleen Sorkin, and which also starred Sharon Lawrence and Mark Feuerstein. The series follows a woman who’s been fired from work, and has managed to turn her life around; the series aired in 1997 and 1998, and won one of the two awards for which it was nominated.
Between 1998 and 2007, Leah starred in the series “The King of Queens”, and she then played the supporting character Kim in the 2008 comedy “In the Motherhood”.
In 2017, she portrayed Producer Louise in the comedy drama “The Clapper”, written and directed by Dito Montiel, and which starred Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried and Tracy Morgan. It follows a man who works as a TV clapper, and the series was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actress (Amanda Seyfried).
Some of Leah’s most recent roles have been in 26 episodes of the comedy series “Kevin Can Wait”, theromantic comedy movie “Second Act” and the comedy film “Mean Jean”, all in 2018.
She won a 2017 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series or Special and a 2020 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special, both for “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath”.
Most recently, in May 2021, Leah enrolled at New York University to study liberal arts.