Raul Esparza Gay, Boyfriend, Wife, Net Worth
American actor Raul Esparza is best known for his outstanding portrayal of A.D.A. Barba in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He is also widely considered for his versatility on stage especially for his performance on plays by William Shakespeare. Raul has also won Theatre World Award for Outstanding New York Debut for The Rocky Horror Show.
How Does Raul Esparza Gather Net Worth?
Raul Esparza gathers the net worth from his acting career. He derived the significant part of wealth working with Broadway theatre. He also accumulated a fortune from American 3D computer-animated movie Ferdinand that made the box office collection of $295.3 million out of a budget of $111 million.
Raul collected the payroll from his appearance in a handful of movies and TV series. He earned fruitful amount for his long-running TV series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (from 2012 to 2018 ), Hannibal (from 2013 to 2015), and BoJack Horseman (from 2016 to 2017).
Raul Esparza and his cast member Vincent D'Onofrio in Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Photo: imdb.com)
The American actor, Raul has been in the entertainment industry since 1993. He portrayed the short role of a reporter in TV series Spin City which was released in 1997. Later in 2005, he landed on big screen ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway.
As of 2018, Raul played the character of Jackson Neill in an American drama web television series The Path. He is also portraying the role of Rafael Barba in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In the series, Kim Davis railing against gay marriage.
Raul Esparza Is Bisexual; Had A Wife Once; Who Is His Boyfriend Now?
Broadway star Raul Esparza came out as bisexual in an interview with The New York Times in 2006. In an interview, he also revealed about his then-wife.
As per the interview, the issues of him being a bisexual arose during his college days. Raul even mentioned about his boyfriend in the following interview. While Raul was studying at college, he fell in love with a male composer, who is a few years older than him. Further, he stated that the guy helped him to get an audition in Chicago at the Remains Theater Company. Meanwhile, he was attracted to the lady too.
Raul was not entirely comfortable with the composer, so he preferred to choose a lady. He was in love with a girl named Michele Marie Perez during his high school. Later, in 1993, just two years after graduation, Raul got married to his high school girlfriend. And two years after Raul opened up about his sexuality, he had a divorce with his wife in 2008.
As of now, Raul has low-keyed the information about his possible love-affair and hasn't yet disclosed about his boyfriend.
Raul Esparza was born as Raúl Eduardo Esparza on 24 October 1970. He stands at the height of 1.73 m (5' 8"). He belongs to Cuban ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Raul went to New York University and completed Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama in 1992. Later, he completed his Bachelor's degree in English from Tisch School of the Arts.