Puerto Ricans everywhere ....

by glory249 | created - 17 Jul 2012 | updated - 17 Jul 2012 | Public

1. Benicio Del Toro

Actor | Sicario

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).

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2. Luis Guzmán

Actor | Traffic

Actor of Puerto Rican descent who made many memorable films in the 1980s due to his villainous persona. Presently resides with his wife and many kids in Vermont.

3. Jennifer Lopez

Actress | Gigli

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born in the Castle Hill section of The Bronx on July 24, 1969. She is the middle of three musically-inclined sisters, Leslie Lopez, a homemaker, and Lynda Lopez, a DJ on New York's WKTU, a VH1 VJ, and a morning news show correspondent on New York's Channel 11. Jennifer ...

4. Ricky Martin

Soundtrack | Hercules

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ricky initiated his singing career in the Latin all boy-band group Menudo. After leaving the group, he moved to New York to study acting. After finishing his studies, he relocated to Mexico where he performed as actor in "Mama ama el Rock", "Alcanzar una Estrella II"...

5. Dayanara Torres

Actress | Hataw na

Young beauty queen raised in small town of Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. Represented Toa Alta in the Miss Puerto Rico contest, where she won. Eventually represented Puerto Rico in the 1993 Miss Universe contest, where she walked away with the crown. After winning the crown, she filmed a movie for famed ...

6. Marc Anthony

Actor | Man on Fire

Marc Anthony was born on September 16, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA as Marco Antonio Muñiz. He has been married to Shannon de Lima since November 11, 2014. He was previously married to Jennifer Lopez and Dayanara Torres.

7. Amaury Nolasco

Actor | Prison Break

Amaury Nolasco was born on December 24, 1970 in Puerto Rico as Amaury Nolasco Garrido. He is an actor and producer, known for Prison Break (2005), Transformers (2007) and A Good Day to Die Hard (2013).

8. Raul Julia

Actor | Street Fighter

Raul Julia was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Olga Arcelay, a mezzo-soprano singer, and Raúl Juliá, an electrical engineer. He graduated from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School in San Juan. Here he studied the rigorous classical curriculum of the Jesuits and was always active ...

9. Roselyn Sanchez

Actress | Act of Valor

Roselyn Sanchez was born on April 2, 1973 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for Act of Valor (2012), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Without a Trace (2002). She has been married to Eric Winter since November 29, 2008. They have two children. She was previously married to Gary Stretch.

10. Liz Torres

Actress | Gilmore Girls

Spunky actress, singer and comedienne all rolled up into one, Puerto Rican-American Liz Torres was born in 1947, a native of the Bronx. She began her stand-up/singing career as a regular performing in various small NYC niteries. It wasn't until she received an invite to appear on The Tonight Show ...

11. Joaquin Phoenix

Actor | Walk the Line

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family in New York, while his ...

12. Rita Moreno

Actress | West Side Story

Rita Moreno has had a thriving acting career for the better part of six decades. One of the very few performers (and the very first) to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy, she was born Rosita Dolores Alverío in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on December 11, 1931, to seamstress Rosa María (Marcano) ...

13. Lana Parrilla

Actress | Once Upon a Time

Lana Parrilla was born on July 15, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Lana Maria Parilla. She is an actress, known for Once Upon a Time (2011), Boomtown (2002) and Lost (2004). She has been married to Fred di Blasio since July 5, 2014.

14. Victoria Justice

Actress | Victorious

Victoria Justice is an American actress and singer. She was born on February 19, 1993 in Hollywood, Florida, USA. She is the daughter of Serene Reed and Zack Justice. Her mother has Puerto Rican ancestry, while her father is of English, German, and Irish descent. She has a younger half-sister, ...

15. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...

16. Zoe Saldana

Actress | Avatar

Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where they would live for ...

17. Michelle Rodriguez

Actress | Avatar

Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in Bexar County, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S....

18. Bruno Mars

Soundtrack | Rio 2

Bruno Mars was born on October 8, 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez.

19. Tego Calderon

Actor | Fast Five

Tego Calderón was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, in 1972. He grew up in Río Grande and Carolina, areas of Puerto Rico that maintain some of the strongest Afro-Caribbean influences on the island. Throughout his childhood Calderón was exposed by his parents to the groundbreaking music of salsa legend...

20. Don Omar

Soundtrack | Fast Five

William Omar Landrón Rivera is the oldest son of William Landrón and Luz Antonia Rivera. He was raised in Santurce, a barrio of San Juan, Puerto Rico, specifically in the Villa Palmeras area. From an early age, he showed interest in the music of Vico C and Brewley MC, but never actually followed it...

21. Daddy Yankee

Soundtrack | The Do-Over

Daddy Yankee was born Ramon Ayala on February 3, 1976, in Villa Kennedy, Santruce, Puerto Rico. One of the top reggaetón (Spanish-language dancehall reggae) artists, he started to rhyme and sing at the age of 13. One of his first major appearances on record was on DJ Tony Touch's album "The ...

22. Adamari López

Actress | Alma de hierro

Adamari Lopez was born on May 8th, in Puerto Rico. When she was 8 years old she appeared in the telenovela "Maria Eugenia" in which she was given a good part. She then had roles in "Yo se Que entita", "Vivir Para Ti", "Aventurera". When she was 12, she participated in projects from Puerto ...

23. Naya Rivera

Actress | Glee

Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA as Naya Marie Rivera. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Royal Family (1991) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She has been married to Ryan Dorsey since July 19, 2014. They have one child.

24. Roberto Clemente

Self | 1960 World Series

Known for his hitting prowess on offense and his strong, accurate throwing arm on defense, Roberto Clemente carved out a Hall of Fame career over his 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, compiling a .317 lifetime batting average and collecting an even 3,000 hits. He was the National League's ...

25. Hector Lavoe

Soundtrack | Carlito's Way

Hector Lavoe was born on September 30, 1946 in Ponce, Puerto Rico as Hector Juan Perez Martinez. He was married to Nilda Georgina Perez. He died on June 29, 1993 in New York City, New York, USA.

26. Ivonne Coll

Actress | The Godfather: Part II

Award-winning actress Ivonne Coll is a theater, television, and film actress from Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Her film debut as Redheaded Yolanda in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather II helped her discover her passion for acting, becoming one of the first Latin actresses to cross over and work ...

27. Denise Quiñones

Actress | Smallville

Denise Quiñones was born on September 9, 1980 in Ponce, Puerto Rico as Denise Marie Quiñones August. She is an actress, known for Smallville (2001), Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles (2006) and Aquaman (2006).

28. Jorge Alberti

Actor | Lola

Jorge Alberti was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico as Jorge Alberto Martinez. He is an actor, known for Lola (2007), Passions (1999) and Los Reyes: La verdadera historia de Buster y El Camaleón (2014).

29. Lymari Nadal

Actress | American Gangster

Lymari came to Los Angeles in 2001, and at 22 years old finished her Masters degree in Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico, where she also took acting classes.

After graduating, she went on to work in theater in San Juan. Her first TV show, a sitcom based on her own experiences in grad ...

30. Monique Gabriela Curnen

Actress | The Dark Knight

Monique Gabriela Curnen is an American actress who has worked in theater, film and television. She grew up in Massachusets. Both parents were educators and encouraged creativity in the home. Monique took an interest in acting after watching her older brother perform in a school orchestra, and soon ...

31. Renoly Santiago

Actor | Con Air

Renoly Santiago was born in Lajas, Puerto Rico and he spent his childhood in Union City, New Jersey. Before establishing himself as an accomplished entertainer, Renoly started singing, acting, dancing and writing early on, following his calling while very young; earning a dance scholarship to the ...

32. Gina Lynn

Actress | Darkside

Gina Lynn was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and her family moved to New Jersey when she was five years old. At age 19 she began dancing in strip clubs on the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park. From there she moved to nude modeling for magazine layouts. Her exotic half Hispanic/half Italian look proved ...

33. Yancey Arias

Actor | Kingpin

Yancey Arias was born in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City. At the age of twelve his first experience in entertainment was when his grandmother threw him on stage to sing a song for a neighborhood talent show at Henry Street Settlement in downtown Manhattan.

Yancey was discovered by ...

34. Kamar de los Reyes

Actor | Sleepy Hollow

From playing trumpet alongside Dizzy Gillespie to performing opposite Patrick Stewart in the Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest directed by George C. Wolfe - Kamar de los Reyes has crafted a musical and acting career as rich and complex as the syncopated rhythms of ...

35. Franky G

Actor | Saw II

Franky G was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. Franky currently has a recurring role as poncho on the Starz hit TV show POWER that is executive produced by 50 cent and creator/writer Courtney A Kemp and has done an episode on the new Marvel Series "LUKE CAGE" on Netflix. Franky has completed ...

36. Victor Argo

Actor | Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Víctor Jiménez was born in Manhattan on November 5, 1934, to Maria L. Jimenez Rosario and Victor Jimenez, both originally from Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. Raised in the South Bronx, Victor's Latin upbringing and proximity to Jewish and Irish cultures gave him the multicultural preparation for a 50 ...

37. Ari Meyers

Actress | Kate & Allie

Ari Meyers was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday, 6 April 1969. She began an acting career at age 12, with her role as Al Pacino's stepdaughter in Al Pacino's Author! Author! (1982) and hasn't looked back, since. Ari dictated her first play, "The Super Magic Show", for her nursery school ...

38. Chayanne

Actor | Dance with Me

Elmer Figueroa de Arce, better known as Chayanne, was born in Puerto Rico, the third of five siblings. He is married to Venezuelan Mariana Elizabeth "Marilisa" Maronesa de Figueroa, with whom he has a son, Lorenzo Valentino and a daughter, Isadora Sofia. Chayanne debuted as a singer at ten years of...

39. Julian Acosta

Actor | Three Christs

From Jesus Christ and Johnny Ramone, to a violently brilliant billionaire and a libidinous priest, all the way to gritty cops, international drug lords, straight laced lawyers, gay hustlers, crooked doctors and razor sharp political animals, Julian Acosta has been a part of some of television's ...

40. Jonny Moseley

Self | Uprising

Jonny was born in Puerto Rico, and started skiing when he was 9 years old. His brother dared him to ski, and he did. Ever since then he has been skiing. He entered his first competetion soon after he started skiing.

He also enjoys playing golf, and wakeboarding. His victory in the 1998 Winter ...

41. Betsy Landin

Actress | War with Grandpa

Film actress Betsy Landín has had a knack for entertaining audiences since she was the youngest member of the church choir back in Puerto Rico at 3 years old. At the age of 9 her family moved to Orlando, Florida where she grew up singing and acting in church. Her talent, poise, and beauty won her ...

42. Carmen Pérez Røsnes

Actress | Lucha Underground

Born in Bronx, New York, Carmen moved to Puerto Rico after her parents separated. At the age of 17, she joined the U.S. Army and after basic and advanced training, was stationed overseas and then Washington, D.C. Early in her professional career, Carmen won the 2003 ADA Award for Best Supporting ...

43. Valery M. Ortiz

Actress | Hit the Floor

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ortiz grew up in Orlando, Florida. An early love of dancing led to major roles in local theater productions. Her passion and talent eventually brought her to Los Angeles, where she immediately found success hosting a local television program. Other acting and hosting ...

44. Ramón Franco

Actor | The Bridge

Ramon Franco was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the South Bronx.He is considered by many in the industry to be one of the finest character actors of his generation. In 2014 he made Grantland's list of "The 10 Most Underappreciated Actors on TV This Year" for his role as Fausto Galvan in the ...

45. Johanna Quintero

Actress | Zane's the Jump Off

Johanna Quintero was born in Pennsylvania during the mid seventies; back when mood rings, lava lamps, sea monkeys, and pet rocks captured the imagination of Americans. At the tender age of three her parents decided to return to the enchanting island of Puerto Rico - their homeland.

Attracted to arts...

46. Karina D'Bautista

Actress | CSI: NY

Karina is an American Born Puerto Rican-Indian descendant. At the age of 5 started singing for fun just to make family and friends have a good time. At the age of 7, she enters the Choir of kids in the town of Caguas. Learning to read, sing and write music . By her discipline, talent, and great ...

47. Geraldo Rivera

Actor | Contact

Geraldo Rivera was born on July 4, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Gerald Michael Riviera. He is an actor, known for Contact (1997), All About Steve (2009) and Sail to the Century (1999). He has been married to Erica Levy since August 10, 2003. They have one child. He was ...

48. Frankie Muniz

Actor | Agent Cody Banks

Frankie was born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, to Denise, a nurse, and Francisco Muniz III, a restaurateur. His father is of Puerto Rican heritage and his mother is of Irish and Italian descent. Frankie was home-schooled since Grade Six. He started his acting career performing the role of Tiny Tim in ...

49. Wilmer Calderon

Actor | Fast & Furious

Wilmer Calderon was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and moved to Brandon, Florida near Tampa at the age of two. He learned to speak Spanish at home from his parents and English from watching "Sesame Street." At the age of five he started playing baseball, a year round sport in Florida, and it quickly...

50. Lillian Hurst

Actress | Orange County

Hurst was born in the Villa Palmera section of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the middle class families live. Her father was the owner of the "Farmacia Imperial" (Imperial Pharmacy) located in the neighborhood of Barrio Obrero. Hurst is also a cousin of Puerto Rican television producer Tommy Muñiz. ...

51. Lou Pizarro

Producer | Operation Repo: The Movie

Lou Pizarro was born in the Bronx, NY and lived in the projects with his parents and 2 siblings. The family later relocated to California's San Fernando Valley. Following a stint in the United States Marines (USMC), Lou Pizarro moved to Florida and became involved in the world of Repossession. He ...

52. Eddie Perez

Stunts | Deadpool

Eddie Perez born in New York, a city where you can stay indoors all day and watch the world pass you by, or get up and participate with all it has to offer. Eddie Perez chose the latter. An active kid, who spent his summers with family in Puerto Rico, Eddie achieved the honor of Eagle Scout at the ...

53. Arturo Gil

Actor | Spaceballs

Arturo Gil has a rare form of dwarfism and only stands three and half feet tall. His height hasn't stopped him from doing anything unless it's a vertical issue. A step stool or a ladder comes in handy. Gil was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is bilingual ...

54. Vanessa Alameda

Stunts | The Dark Knight Rises

Vanessa hails from a musically oriented family. Raised in Puerto Rico she had no specific artistic inclination, yet experimented with percussion instruments and the cornet while in grade school. At the age of twelve, Vanessa had her first exposure to the theatrical arts when she volunteered as an ...

55. Norma Maldonado

Actress | Jane the Virgin

Born on Governor's Island, New York, actress Norma Maldonado has built a solid reputation in Hollywood by bringing passion to every project. Whether playing a commanding attorney or a mother fighting for her children, Norma always shines on screen. She's starred in dozens of film and television ...

56. Todo Segalla

Actor | Future Girl

Todó has appeared in many television programs and movies with credits from All My Children (1970), C.P.W. (1995), Law & Order (1990), New York Undercover (1994) to many others.

His movie credits range from Crossings, Sunset Park High, and the Japanese movie Sleepy Heads (1997), to The Peacemaker...

57. Marisé Alvarez

Actress | Che: Part Two

Born and raised in San Juan, Marisé is one of Puerto Rico's most exciting up and coming talents. She has a Bachelors degree in Drama and Education from the University of Puerto Rico, and a Masters degree in Applied Theatre from the University of Manchester, UK. Marisé has been working in Theatre, ...

58. Barbara Lee-Belmonte

Stunts | Surrogates

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Barbara entered the film industry as an actress. While working as a Production Assistant at Warner Bros. Studios and a Special Assistant coordinating events for Jerry Buss, owner of The Staples Center and Los Angeles Lakers, she found early acting success in ...

59. Osvaldo Ríos

Producer | Dark Places

His first works in show business were as a singer and musician in some groups in his native country. Then, after he majored in Psychology, Osvaldo worked in his profession some years with a good performance in group therapies with teenagers who needed personal and academic orientation. Next, ...

60. Diana Noris

Actress | Shackles

Diana Noris is an Actress, Artist, Writer, Animal Activist, President of Women in the Arts Miami and a very active Philanthropist. The actress combines her genuine nature, philanthropy & humility.....it equates to a Q-rating that is rising very, very rapidly!!

Diana has grazed the covers of many ...

61. Manny Siverio

Stunts | American Gangster

Manny Siverio is a New York based Latino Stunt Coordinator, Stuntman, 2nd Unit Director, Actor & Writer who has been involved in the film business for roughly 25 years. The eldest child of Efrain Siverio and Gladys Quintana. He was born April 23, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Hatillo/...

62. Janet Alvarez Gonzalez

Producer | The Portrait's Secret

Dr. Janet Alvarez Gonzalez is an established film scriptwriter, director and producer and television and radio personality in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Born on February 7, 1965 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, she began her career in the late 1980's as a director and producer, and political reporter ...

63. Eddie Matos

Actor | General Hospital

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended high school in New Jersey. He is in a three-person band called "23 Link Chain" in which he plays drums. He taught himself to play.

64. Cordelia González

Actress | Born on the Fourth of July

Cordelia González is a movie and theatre Actress, Master of Ceremonies, Voice and Broadcast Media professional born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.Mrs. González has a Bachelor's Degree in Drama / Theatre Arts and Stagecraft from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus and also a Master of Fine ...

65. Iris Chacón

Actress | Yo sé que mentía

Puerto Rican born singer/actress who became internationally famous due to her well-endowed figure. Always causing a sensation wherever she visited, Chacon's variety show, "The Iris Chacon Show/El Show de Iris Chacon" was a hit in over 15 countries during its height in the 1970's and 1980's. ...

66. Olga San Juan

Actress | The Countess of Monte Cristo

She possessed the same tiny frame and fervid Latin temperament as her Brazilian counterpart, Carmen Miranda, and, for most her career, Puerto Rican singer/dancer Olga San Juan, like Miranda, was a welcome distraction by American audiences. A flavorful, scene-stealing personality who delightfully ...

67. Tito Puente

Soundtrack | Star Trek: Into Darkness

Ernest "Tito" Anthony Puente was the eldest son of Puerto Rican parents. His mother called him "Ernestito" which means "Little Ernest", which was later shortened to "Tito". His mother saw his musical potential and enrolled him in piano classes. Eventually he attended the Juilliard School of Music ...

68. Chay Santini

Actress | Redirecting Eddie

Chay Santini continues to work professionally as an actress, spokesperson, model and/or host within the entertainment markets of Florida, Puerto Rico, New York and Los Angeles. Her commercial credits, both in English and Spanish, begin at the age of three. These include various regional and ...

69. Alberto Vazquez

Actor | Michael Clayton

Alberto Vazquez was born in Spanish Harlem, New York. His parents are from Puerto Rico. Alberto was interested in acting since his childhood. He was a television junkie and would imitate characters from popular TV shows in the sixties. He started studying acting in 1975 with Julie Bovasso (...

70. Tobi Rodriguez

Actor | Encounters

Coming from a long line of doctors and lawyers in his family, and a blessed upbringing, Tobi-Wan constantly found himself encircled by wisdom. He is the first individual in his family to pioneer towards the path of entertainment and art. He has an older sister, Lourdes Cristina Rodriguez D'Acosta. ...

71. Germán Legarreta

Casting_department | Fruitvale Station

Germán Legarreta was destined to be a star. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, it didn't take long for for him to get his first big break -- a commercial when he was just three years old. Throughout his formative years he balanced a career as a successful child star and a competitive gymnast. Germán ...

72. Lydia Nicole

Actress | Common Sense Mamita

Tenacity, courage, audacity and motivation are trademarks of Lydia Nicole. These qualities have served her from a Harlem childhood to the present. She lives a very diverse life - mother, actress, writer, comedian, motivational speaker, and executive - with each role gaining greater and greater ...

73. Laimarie Serrano

Actress | CSI: Miami

Laimarie was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. At the tender age of 5 with the help of her father, she began writing, casting and directing plays for her church as long as she was always the leading actress. Being the only girl and the youngest of 4 children, her parents supported and encouraged ...

74. Jose David Acevedo

Producer | Silent Killer

Jose David Acevedo was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Jose David is a US NAVY veteran with 10 years served. After his career with the military was over he moved to Los Angeles to follow his dream of becoming an actor and owning his own production company. Jose David ...

75. Jesus Ruiz

Actor | Jane the Virgin

Jesus Ruiz was born third of four children into a Puerto Rican family and grew up on the Lower East Side of New York City. As a child, Jesus loved to perform, not only was he a visual artist, but a musician as well. Jesus received a full scholarship to the elite private academic institution The ...

76. Willie Colón

Soundtrack | El cantante

Willie Colón, Bronx-born of Puerto Rican grandparents, has fused his musical talent, his passion for humanity, and his community and political activism into an extraordinary, multifaceted career.

His achievements in all his activities are widely recognized. As musician, composer, arranger, singer, ...

77. Teeadora Paz

Actress | Empress Vampire

Teeadora Paz was born in the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico. She is the youngest of three children to theater teacher Deliris and Cinematographer Carlos Lopez. She has 8 other siblings from fathers previous marriages. Her passion for the Performing Arts since very young. While paving her way as a ...

78. Jaslene Gonzalez

Actress | Nothing Like the Holidays

Jaslene Gonzalez was born on May 28, 1986 in Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for Nothing Like the Holidays (2008), Death Wish (2018) and Chicago Fire (2012).

79. Gloria Laino

Actress | American Horror Story

Gloria Laino is a stage, film, and TV actress best known for her role as "The Mexican," an insane asylum lunatic in the FX award-winning hit drama series "American Horror Story: Asylum."

She plays an Arabic-speaking Iraqi mother-in-law in the current hit comedy series "Superior Donuts," and is also ...

80. Elvis Crespo

Soundtrack | Training Day

Born in New York, Elvis Crespo was raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico where his parents relocated shortly after his birth. The Puerto Rican singer always dreamt of either becoming a baseball player or a member of the then-popular Puerto Rican singing sensation, "Menudo," however it was not that he ...

81. La Lupe

Actress | Historia de un gangster

Well known for her high level of camp and her energetic performances, La Lupe was one of the Spanish-language world's greatest performance. Born in Cuba to a poor family, La Lupe began her life as a schoolteacher in Havana at her father's request. However music was in her blood, and against his ...

82. Millie Corretjer

Soundtrack | Under Suspicion

Puerto Rican singer/actress who got her start hosting a children's show in her native Puerto Rico. Presently, Millie has been involved in a very successful singing career that has allowed her to dabble in salsa and merengue music. She is married to world famous boxer Oscar De La Hoya.

83. La La Anthony

Actress | Power

La La Anthony is an actress and producer, known for her roles in Think Like a Man (2012) and Think Like a Man Too (2014), in which she starred alongside Kevin Hart and Taraji P. Henson, Spike Lee's Chi-Raq (2015), and television shows Unforgettable on A&E with Poppy Montgomery and Starz' hit show ...

84. Carmelo Anthony

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Carmelo Anthony was born on May 29, 1984 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Carmelo Kyan Anthony. He is an actor and producer, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), Nurse Jackie (2009) and Tyson (2008). He has been married to La La Anthony since July 10, 2010. They have one ...

85. Susie Castillo

Actress | House of Payne

Susie Castillo was born on October 27, 1979 in Methuen, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for House of Payne (2006), Castle (2009) and Summer of '84 (2018). She has been married to Matt Leslie since October 7, 2006.

86. Joemy Blanco

Actress | Así son ellas

Actress Jo Blanco has been working steadily for the past 10 years in Mexico, Colombia, the U.S and her hometown Puerto RIco. Jo's love for the dramatic arts began at an early age when her family would take weekly Sunday trips to the theater. Jo's grandfather was the famous Latin Jazz pianist Joe ...

87. Carla Orlandi

Actress | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Carla was discovered at age 14 by a modeling scout. She then moved to NYC and studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. Carla is of Belgian, Finish and Native American descent. She was born and raised by her adoptive family in Puerto Rico. She speaks English, Spanish, German, and ...

88. Luis Salgado

Actor | Step Up 2: The Streets

Luis Salgado is an international Actor, director, choreographer and educator based in NYC. He is well known for his work as the Latin Assistant Choreographer of the Tony Award winning musical "In The Heights". In 2014 he originated the role of Kid Rizzo on the Broadway Musical "Rocky". He has also ...

89. Rebecca Torrellas

Actress | Call to Fly

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Rebecca Torrellas began performing lead roles in theater at age 5. At age 6 she began dancing training, dancing on television on shows in Puerto Rico such as Sandra Zaiter and Titi Chagua.

Moving to Victoria, Texas, at the age of 9, she continued dancing and became part ...

90. James M. Sandín

Actor | The Unit

James M. Sandín was born Jaime Andrés McAdams Sandín in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Prior to entering the first grade, he moved to Westchester County (NY) with his family and began proper schooling in the English language. His mother, a lifelong educator, continued his ...

91. Omar Mora

Actor | 30 Days with My Brother

Born and raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Mora first turned to medicine, studying to become a doctor in his homeland as well as Mexico. He then moved to New York City for his residency. It was after witnessing the tragedy of September 11th that he decided life was too short not to do everything you ...

92. Jorie Burgos

Actress | The Last Musketeer

Jorie started performing at the young age of 6 in a small community recreation center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. There she studied Drama and Ballet while her grandmother took knitting classes. Not to long after that her family moved to Florida, where she did not participate in any arts till age 13, ...

93. Jacqueline Duprey

Actress | The Vessel

Jacqueline Duprey has built a successful career on stage both in US as well as abroad. She has performed at many of the nation's foremost regional theaters. These include Yale Repertory Theater, The Alliance Theater, Los Angeles Theater Center, Dallas Theater Center, Arizona Theater Company, ...

94. Michelle Rivera

Actress | The Nice Guys

Born in San Turce, Puerto Rico to a Dominican mother and a Puerto Rican/Spaniard father, Michelle's aptitude for entertaining began at a young age in Puerto Rico performing in numerous children's productions. A performing arts program in middle school afforded Michelle the opportunity to compete ...

95. Pili Montilla

Producer | Té para tres con Pili Montilla

EMMY award winning TV host, producer & social media influencer, Pili Montilla, has made a name for herself as the "go to" host in the bilingual entertainment world. Always immersed in the world of music, Pili has built a solid and reputable reputation as a music reporter both in the mass market as ...