Angelo Pagan is an American actor, dancer and musician. Even though he has appeared in plenty of films and TV shows, he is mostly known as the current husband of actress, Leah Remini.
Pagan was born on May 16, 1968, in Puerto Rico. He holds a dual citizenship in both his birthplace, and his current home in the US. Pagan comes from a multi-ethnic background. When he was a teenager, Pagan decided that he wanted to become an actor. He came to California when he was 22, in order to pursue his goals. He is a graduate of San Francisco City College. During his college years, Pagan appeared in several commercials, and also took small roles in TV shows.
Despite being an actor with plenty of talents, you might be surprised to know that Pagan hasn’t actually appeared in many films. And in his short filmography, he has shown his amazing acting skills. Pagan grabbed the attention of the public in 1998, when he starred in the movie Dance With Me. Even though he only had a couple of lines, he managed to stand out from the other actors in the film, a cast which included Vanessa Williams, Kris Kristofferson, and Jane Krakowski.
In 2001, Pagan won the role of Torres in the crime thriller film Swordfish, directed by Dominic Sena. The film had an ensemble cast, comprising of Hugh Jackman, John Travolta, Don Cheadle, and Halle Berry. Once again, Pagan’s astounding performance earned him plenty of accolades from critics and the audience.
His final appearance in film as of now was in Almost A Woman, a made-for-TV movie released in 2002. This film was about a Puerto Rican woman named Esmeralda, and the challenges that she faced during the process of moving to New York City with her family. The film was based on the true story of Esmeralda Santiago.
Pagan regularly appears in his wife Leah Remini’s reality show, Leah Remini: It’s All Relative.
Aside from acting, Pagan is also a musician, although his musical career has been put into a brief hiatus. He was once a member of a band called Salsa Caliente, and has released a best-selling album called No Tengas Miedo. He also provided guest vocals on a song by dance group CC Music Factory, and became a supporting act during their tour.
Beginning 1999, Pagan has divided his time between his acting career and managing duties for Vivian’s Millennium Café, a restaurant that he owns with Remini’s stepfather, George Remini. The café is currently located in Studio City, California, and serves pancakes, sandwiches, and Puerto Rican fare. As of 2016, Pagan has acquired a net worth of five million dollars.
Pagan has been married to actress Leah Remini since 2003. Remini was the star of the CBS sitcom, The King of Queens. She has also appeared in plenty of television shows, such as The Talk, Home Improvement, and Who’s The Boss?. Despite Remini having a bigger public persona than her husband, fame and jealousy has never gotten in the way of their marriage.
Remini and Pagan met in 1996 at a Cuban restaurant, and he proposed in 2002. Before Remini, Pagan has been previously married to a non-showbiz person. He has four children in total: Three sons from his first marriage, and a daughter, Sofia Bella, from his marriage with Remini. Sofia was born on June 16, 2004.
Rumor and Controversy
Angelo Pagan: Not so loyal, after all?
Pagan and his wife have been living in wedded bliss for more than a decade. Throughout their marriage, there have been no reports of infidelity, cheating, or relationship problems between the two – So we can assume that these two truly enjoy each other’s company. Keeping a marriage intact, especially in Hollywood, is no joke. Pagan and Remini are great examples of how they tried to balance both their personal and professional lives.
However, during an interview with The View, Remini had mentioned that Pagan has in fact cheated on her several times throughout their marriage. She has actually written down plenty of details about their marriage on her autobiographical book, Troublemaker. Remini wrote the book as an effort to denounce the church of Scientology, which she and Pagan have escaped from. She, Pagan, and Remini’s mother Vicki, were members of the community until 2013.