Angelo Pagan is a name that often goes hand in hand with Leah Remini, his wife, the actress and notorious for her never-ending drama with the controversial Church of Scientology. Like Remini, Angelo Pagan is an actor. He is known for his roles in Swordfish and Almost An Woman. Besides acting, Pagan is also a singer, producer, and entrepreneur.
Angelo Pagan Biography (Age, Background Info, Career)
While it is true that Pagan is not one of the most popular Hollywood celebrities out there, his achievements in the entertainment industry are worth documenting. He was born in Puerto Rico on May 26, 1968. A few years later his family immigrated to the United States, where they settled in the Bronx in New York.
Pagan’s passion for acting began to develop when he was still a young boy. He took part in a number of school plays and also strove to become a model. Pagan graduated from the City College of San Francisco. In his early twenties, he moved to California to actively pursue a career as an actor. He made his acting debut in 1989 in the television series Midnight Caller, in which he played the role of Luis.
Pagan then appeared in television movies such as Kiss Shot, Sleep, Baby, Sleep, and Virus before making his feature film debut in Dance with Me, where he played the small role of a Cuban postman.
The small roles lasted long, and later roles came on TV shows like Martial Law (1999), Dharma & Greg (1999), and Los Beltrán (1999). His first major role was in the 2001 crime thriller Swordfish, starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, and Halle Berry.
Pagan had his first recurring role on the small screen when he was 24, playing two episodes as Agent Drake. The next movie was The King of Queens where Pagan appeared in 6 episodes in several roles. He also had recurring roles in “Hawthorne” and “In the Motherhood. ” Angelo continues to play, though occasionally.
As a musician, Pagan has sung and toured with the music group Salsa Caliente. He has a solo album called “Don’t Be Afraid”. Since then he continues to make occasional musical appearances.
Angelo Pagan may be far from being a box-office hit, but he has increased his actor salaries by other means, and no, it’s not the music. But don’t get it wrong, Pagan makes money off his music. But besides acting, Vivian’s Millennium Cafe is his other major moneymaker. It’s a restaurant he owns together with the stepfather of his wife Remini, George Marshall, in a partnership that started in 1999.
After Pagan came on board, he was able to transform the place into one of the most sought-after in his destination, Studio City, California. Of all his businesses, Angelo Pagan has accumulated a net value of $5 million.
Wife (Leah Remini), Daughter (Sofia Bella)
It is not news that Pagan is married to Leah Remini. He met her in 1996 in a Cuban nightclub restaurant called El Floridita.
After a long relationship, 6 years to be exact, Pagan proposed to Leah on Christmas Eve 2002 during a candlelight dinner at a restaurant in Los Angeles. Oh! It had to be a restaurant. She said yes, and in 2003 they were married at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
The couple was popular enough to have their wedding filmed by VH1 for a TV special Inside Out. On June 16, 2004, in Los Angeles, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Sofia Bella. Her birth was filmed for the same VH1 special. At birth, Sofia weighed 6 pounds, 4.7 ounces, and measured 18 inches.
When Pagan married Leah Remini in 2003, she joined her to become a member of the Church of Scientology, which she had attended with her mother since she was 9 years old. When Leah left Leah in 2013, Pagan walked by her side and supported her efforts to criticize the Church’s leadership.
Shortly after leaving the church, the couple began filming the TLC reality TV show Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, which was broadcast for two seasons and ended in September 2015.
Before he married Leah Remini, Angelo Pagan was already married. Not much information is available to the media about his first wife, but it was discovered that he had three sons from this marriage, including Alex and Nico.
Alex Pagan, born in 1987, is married and has one son, so Angelo is a grandfather.