Birth Place Matching "Puerto Rico" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. 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) ...

2. Joaquin Phoenix

Actor | Her

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 ...

3. 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).


4. Yara Martinez

Actress | The Hitcher

Yara Martinez was born in Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for The Hitcher (2007), True Detective (2014) and The Unit (2006).

5. 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 ...

6. 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.

7. 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"...

8. David Zayas

Actor | Skyline

David Zayas was born on August 15, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is known for his work on Skyline (2010), The Expendables (2010) and Dexter (2006). He is married to Liza Colón-Zayas.

9. 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.

10. 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 ...

11. 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).

12. Miriam Colon

Actress | Scarface

Miriam Colon was born on August 20, 1936 in Ponce, Puerto Rico as Miriam Colon Valle. She was an actress, known for Scarface (1983), Goal! The Dream Begins (2005) and Sabrina (1995). She was married to Fred Valle and George Paul Edgar. She died on March 3, 2017 in New York City, New York, USA.

13. José Ferrer

Actor | Dune

José Ferrer was born on January 8, 1912 in Santurce, Puerto Rico as José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón. He was an actor, known for Dune (1984), Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) and The Great Man (1956). He was married to Stella Daphne Magee, Rosemary Clooney, Phyllis Hill and Uta Hagen. He died on ...

14. Joyce Giraud

Actress | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Joyce Giraud is a Puerto Rican actress, model, film and television producer and philanthropist. Joyce was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico. After graduating at the age of 16, she began modeling and attended the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico where she finished two Bachelor of Arts degrees...

15. Ivonne Coll

Actress | Instinct

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 ...

16. Ramon Rodriguez

Actor | Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Ramon Rodriguez was born on December 20, 1979 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. He is an actor and director, known for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Need for Speed (2014) and Battle Los Angeles (2011).

17. Cristina Jayo

Fast Five

Cristina Jayo was born on March 8, 1991 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is known for her work on Fast Five (2011) and Toxic Shark (2017).

18. Charlotte Ayanna

Actress | Love the Hard Way

Charlotte Ayanna was born on September 25, 1976 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Charlotte Lopez. She is an actress, known for Love the Hard Way (2001), Training Day (2001) and Kate & Leopold (2001).

19. 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 ...

20. Carlos Ponce

Actor | Couples Retreat

Carlos attended South Miami High School in Miami, Florida, where he was active in the drama department's annual shows. He graduated in 1990.

21. 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 ...

22. Joan Smalls

Actress | Set It Up

Joan Smalls is a fashion supermodel best known for her work Givenchy, Estée Lauder and as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She appeared in five Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2011 through 2015. She has been a face Estee Lauder since 2011, and was the first Latina to represent Estée Lauder...

23. Paul Calderon

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Paul Calderon was born in 1959 in Puerto Rico. He is an actor, known for Pulp Fiction (1994), Four Rooms (1995) and King of New York (1990). He is married to Cathy. They have two children.

24. Armando Riesco

Actor | Adult World

Armando Riesco is a versatile NYC based actor with credits in film, TV, and the stage. He graduated from Northwestern University's theater department and has been working consistently in multiple genres with some of the best directors in the business, including Spike Lee, Oliver Stone, Steven ...

25. Marcelino Sánchez

Actor | The Warriors

Born Marcelino Sánchez on December 5, 1957, in Cayey, Puerto Rico, he died of AIDS-related cancer in his Hollywood home on November 21, 1986. Sanchez began acting in the late 1970s. His third film role was that of Rembrandt, a young, naïve gang member with a flair for spray painting in The Warriors...

26. Ismael Cruz Cordova

Actor | In the Blood

Ismael Cruz- Córdova is an actor, entrepreneur currently based in New York. Born and raised in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico. At age fifteen, Ismael began working locally in commercials, TV and film shortly after joining his High School Drama Club. In 2006 he decided to further pursue his dream and ...

27. Jaslene Gonzalez

Actress | Death Wish

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

28. Maria-Elena Laas

Actress | Vital Signs

Maria-Elena Laas was born on November 28, 1983 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for Vital Signs (2016), Suffering Man's Charity (2007) and The Hot Chick (2002).

29. 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 ...

30. Shawn Elliott

Actor | Thirteen Conversations About One Thing

Shawn Elliott (born Eliezer Santiago) grew up in New York performing as both an actor and singer. He has two sons, Roland and Russell Santiago from his first marriage to Gloria Fernandez. He also has an adopted daughter and possibly two more children. His current wife and fellow actor is Donna ...

31. 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 ...

32. Miguel Arteta

Director | Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Miguel Arteta was born in 1965 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a director and producer, known for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), The Good Girl (2002) and Chuck & Buck (2000).

33. 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 ...

34. Bruce Gray

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Most Canadians would know Bruce Gray as the star of the TV series Traders (Gemini Award), but most Americans would recognize him as the Father of the groom in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Although he began his acting career on stage in the 60s, he quickly moved into daytime dramas: contracted to ...

35. Kamar de los Reyes

Actor | Sleepy Hollow

Raised in the backstage wings of Las Vegas hotels by his Cuban father, Puerto Rican born Kamar de los Reyes knew the second he was hoisted onto the stage to dance with Lola Falana at the age of eight, that he not only wanted to perform, but he wanted to be out front.

Kamar's father, a Cuban drummer ...

36. Berto Colon

Actor | Conviction

Berto Colon was born on May 18, 1973 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is known for his work on Conviction (2016), Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Show Me a Hero (2015).

37. Luis Antonio Ramos

Actor | Power

Luis Antonio Ramos was born in San German, Puerto Rico. He is an actor and producer, known for Power (2014), Do the Right Thing (1989) and Martin (1992).

38. Luis Fonsi

Soundtrack | Empire

Luis Fonsi was born on April 15, 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero. He has been married to Águeda López since September 10, 2014. They have two children. He was previously married to Adamari López.

39. 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...

40. Ebonie Smith

Actress | Lethal Weapon

Ebonie Smith was born on September 16, 1978 in Puerto Rico as Negra Candalaria-Smith. She is an actress and composer, known for Lethal Weapon (1987), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) and Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).

41. José Feliciano

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

José Feliciano was born on September 10, 1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico as José Montserrate Feliciano García. He has been married to Susan Omillian since August 2, 1982. They have three children. He was previously married to Hilda Perez.

42. Shalim Ortiz

Actor | Heroes

Shalim Ortiz is a Puerto Rican artist that has been one of the few Latino actors of his generation to successfully establish himself both in the English and Spanish markets. Working throughout the arts, Shalim has received critical acclaim in acting (television & film), theatre & as a recording ...

43. 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 ...

44. 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...

45. Carlos Colón Jr.

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Carlos Colón Jr. was born on February 21, 1979 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Carlos Edwin Colon Coates. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), House of Hardcore 2 (2013) and WWE NXT (2010).

46. Michelan Sisti

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Michelan Sisti was born on May 27, 1949 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is known for his work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Lost in Space (1998).

47. Jadyn Douglas

Actress | Charlie, Trevor and a Girl Savannah

Jadyn Douglas was born on April 20, 1985 in Puerto Rico as Joy Lynn Strand Pas. She is an actress, known for Charlie, Trevor and a Girl Savannah (2015), Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012) and Taxi Brooklyn (2014).

48. Juano Hernandez

Actor | Kiss Me Deadly

He was the son of a Puerto Rican seaman. He was self-educated and spent much of his childhood in Brazil singing on the streets to raise money for food. He became an actor after having been a circus performer, radio actor, and vaudeville performer. He worked in the chorus of the 1927 stage ...

49. Gladise Jiminez

Actress | East Side Story

Gladise Jiminez was born in Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for East Side Story (2006), Bad Blood (1994) and Tremors (2003).

50. Modesto Lacen

Actor | Celia

Loíza, Puerto Rico, Theater, film, radio and television actor and producer with a history of 20 years of uninterrupted work in Puerto Rico, the United States, Spain and Colombia, among others. He began working professionally as a teenager and continued his training in the Drama Department of the ...

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