Young and Fabulous Latino Actors

Young Latino talent making an impact in TV, as well as mainstream and indie film circles, wowing audiences with raw talent and star-making performances.
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Camilla Belle
Actress, 10,000 BC
Belle was born as Camilla Belle Routh in Los Angeles, California, to Cristina, a fashion designer, and Jack Wesley Routh, who composed country music and owns a construction company. Her mother is Brazilian and her father, who is from Kingman, Kansas, has English, German, and French ancestry. Camilla is an only child...
 
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Melonie Diaz
Melonie Diaz was raised in New York's lower east side. She was bitten by the acting bug while she attended the Henry Street Settlement. Melonie also attended the Professional Performing Arts High School. Her mother and father are both of Puerto Rican descent. She has one older sister and is very close with her family.
 
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Walter Perez
Raised in South Gate, California, just 20 miles southeast of Hollywood, Walter Perez was always eager to express himself artistically. In his earlier years, he often directed and played the lead character in several homemade movies where he mimicked his movie idols such as Charlie Chaplin. His working-class parents were unable to afford him the resources he needed to gain access to the industry...
 
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Alexa PenaVega
Actress, Spy Kids
Alexa Ellesse PenaVega née Vega; born August 27, 1988 is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008). In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family series Ruby & The Rockits.
 
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America Ferrera
Actress, Ugly Betty
America Georgine Ferrera (born April 18, 1984) is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Betty Suarez on the American Broadcasting Company's comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty (2006-10). Her acting garnered critical acclaim, and she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy...
 
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Jesse Garcia
Jesse Garcia Garcia has been widely recognized for his role in the highly acclaimed "Quincerana," winner of the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, and Official Selection for the 2006 Berlin Film Festival. For his performance as Carlos, Garcia was nominated and...
 
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Francia Raisa
Francia Raisa is a Gracie Award and La Femme Film Festival Rising Star Award recipient and a 2012 Teen Choice, IMAGEN and an ALMA award nominee for her portrayal of Adrian Lee on ABC Family's critically acclaimed series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and she continues to prove herself as a star on the rise. She was...
 
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Jerry Hernandez
Actor, Ethan Mao
Born in East Los Angeles, California, Jerry's introduction into the arts began early on. In high school he appeared in theater productions of Shakespeare's Macbeth and The Wiz. Jerry would later translate that into professional credits after being approached by an agent at a talent competition involving dance and acting...
 
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Carmen Corral
Actress, Southland
Carmen is a Mexican-American actress, dancer and writer. Born and raised in Chicago, she attended the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television on a full scholarship to study acting. Carmen has starred in several feature films including the HBO TV Movie, Walkout, directed by Edward James Olmos. She also starred across from oscar-nominated actress...
 
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Dania Ramirez
Actress, Premium Rush
Dania is a Latin American actress born in the Dominican Republic. She grew up, living with her grandmother, in a poor household. Her parents left for the United States, when she was 6-months old, and she finally joined them in New York when she was age 10. She knew from a young age that she wanted to act...
 
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Victoria Justice
Actress, Victorious
Victoria Dawn Justice, born February 19, 1993, is an American actress and singer. She debuted as an actress at the age of ten and has since appeared in several films and television series, including the Nickelodeon series, Zoey 101 and Victorious. She has made appearances in several theatrical releases...