Angelo Pagan is a name that often goes hand-in-hand with Leah Remini, his wife who is an actress and notorious for her unending 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. In addition to acting, Pagan is also a singer, producer, and entrepreneur.
Angelo Pagan Biography (Age, Background Info, Career)
It is true that Pagan isn’t one of the most popular Hollywood celebrities out there, however, his achievements in the entertainment industry are worth documenting. He was born on May 26, 1968, in Puerto Rico. A few years later, his family immigrated to the United States, where they settled in the Bronx, New York.
Pagan’s passion for acting began to develop when he was still a young lad. He participated in a number of school plays and also aspired to become a model. Pagan graduated from the City College of San Francisco. In his early twenties, he relocated to California in order to actively pursue a career as an actor. He made his acting debut in 1989 in the TV series Midnight Caller where he portrayed the role of Luis.
Pagan then appeared in TV films like Kiss Shot, Sleep, Baby, Sleep, and Virus before making his feature film debut in Dance with Me where he portrayed the small role of a Cuban Mailman.
The small roles went on for a long with subsequent ones coming in TV shows like Martial Law (1999), Dharma & Greg (1999), and Los Beltrán (1999). His first major role came in 2001’s crime thriller film Swordfish which starred John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, and Halle Berry.
Pagan had his first recurring small screen role in 24 where he played Agent Drake for two episodes. Up next was The King of Queens where Pagan appeared in 6 episodes playing multiple roles. He has also had recurring roles in “Hawthorne” and “In the Motherhood.” Angelo continues to act, though occasionally.
As a musician, Pagan has sung and toured with the music group Salsa Caliente. He has a solo album titled, Don’t Be Afraid. As of this writing, he continues to do musical shows occasionally.
Angelo Pagan may be far from being a blockbuster staple, but he has bolstered his acting paychecks with other hustle, and no it isn’t music. But don’t get it wrong, Pagan does earn from his music. However, his other major money-maker apart from acting is Vivian’s Millennium Cafe. It is a restaurant he owns with his wife Remini’s step-father George Marshall in a partnership that began in 1999.
After Pagan stepped in on board, he was able to revamp the eatery into one of the most sought-after in its destination of Studio City, California. From all of his businesses, Angelo Pagan has been able to amass a net worth of $5 million.
Wife (Leah Remini), Daughter (Sofia Bella)
It is no news that Pagan is married to Leah Remini. He met her in 1996 at a Cuban nightclub restaurant called El Floridita.
Following a long-term relationship, 6-years long, to be precise, Pagan proposed to Leah on Christmas eve of 2002 during a candle-lit dinner in a Los Angeles restaurant. Oh! It had to be a restaurant. She said yes and they got married in 2003 at 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.
Upon marrying Leah Remini in 2003, Pagan joined her to become a member of the church of Scientology which she had attended with her mom since when she was 9 years old. When Leah left in 2013, Pagan left alongside her and backed her efforts to criticize how the church is run.
Shortly after leaving the church, the couple began filming the TLC reality TV show Leah Remini: It’s All Relative which aired for 2 seasons ending in September 2015.
Before marrying Leah Remini, Angelo Pagan was previously married. Not much information is available to the media about his first wife, however, it has been discovered that from that marriage, he had three sons including Alex and Nico.
Alex Pagan who was born in 1987 is married with a son, making Angelo a granddad.