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


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1. Joaquin Phoenix

Actor | Her

Joaquin Phoenix was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom 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 from New ...

2. 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.

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).

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4. 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 ...

5. 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) ...

6. 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).

7. Raul Julia

Actor | The Addams Family

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 ...

8. Luis Guzmán

Actor | Traffic

Actor of Puerto Rican descent who gained fame making many memorable films in the 1980s and 1990s due to his villainous physical appearance. Guzmán born in August 28, 1956 in Cayey, Puerto Rico, but he raised in New York City's Greenwich Village, as well as the surrounding Lower East Side ...

9. Carlos Ponce

Actor | Couples Retreat

Award-winning actor, singer, songwriter, composer and TV personality, the multifaceted Carlos Ponce has enjoyed a storied career in the entertainment industry. Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Carlos made his acting debut at the age of six. Since then he has starred in numerous productions on small ...

10. David Zayas

Actor | Skyline

David Zayas was born on August 15, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is an actor and producer, known for Skyline (2010), The Expendables (2010) and Dexter (2006). He has been married to Liza Colón-Zayas since November 21, 1998. They have one child.

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. Ivonne Coll

Actress | Instinct

"A formidable actress as she continues to deliver breakthrough performances on television, film and theater" -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Ivonne Coll is a Theater, Television, and Film award-winning actress born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico where as a child she trained in classical ballet and ...

13. 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).

14. 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 Moulin Rouge (1952). He was married to Stella Daphne Magee, Rosemary Clooney, Phyllis Hill and Uta Hagen. He died on ...

15. Shalim Ortiz

Actor | Grand Hotel

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 ...

16. 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 has been married to Catherine E Salsich since 1986. They have two children.

17. Charlotte Ayanna

Actress | Training Day

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

18. 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 ...

19. 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 ...

20. 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 ...

21. Renoly Santiago

Actor | Hackers

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. Ricky Martin

Soundtrack | August: Osage County

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"...

23. Ramón Franco

Actor | Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Ramon Franco was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the South Bronx. 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 Peabody award-winning show "The Bridge". He's best known to movie audiences through his co-starring role...

24. 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), Sabrina (1995) and Goal! The Dream Begins (2005). She was married to Fred Valle and George Paul Edgar. She died on March 3, 2017 in New York City, New York, USA.

25. Adrienne Lovette

Actress | Sunlight Jr.

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and based out of New York City, Adrienne is an award winning actor, director, writer and filmmaker known for her roles in Sunlight Jr., Gotham, Master of None, and When I'm With You, a feature film she wrote, produced and starred in. She is also the founder of The ...

26. 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 Live (1999), House of Hardcore 2 (2013) and WWE NXT (2010).

27. 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).

28. 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).

29. 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...

30. Javier Grillo-Marxuach

Producer | Lost

Javier Grillo-Marxuach was born on October 28, 1969 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a producer and writer, known for Lost (2004), Charlie's Angels (2011) and Boomtown (2002).

31. Gladise Jiminez

Actress | Tremors

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

32. 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...

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. 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 ...

35. 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).

36. 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...

37. 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 ...

38. Armando Riesco

Actor | The Chi

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

39. 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 ...

40. 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, known for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), The Good Girl (2002) and Youth in Revolt (2009).

41. Maria-Elena Laas

Actress | Vida

Maria-Elena Laas was born on November 28, 1983 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for Vida (2018), Warrior (2019) and Vital Signs.

42. Gladys Rodríguez

Actress | Desvío al paraíso

Gladys Rodríguez was born on June 4, 1943 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for Desvío al paraíso (1994), Juan del Diablo (1966) and Un largo viaje hacia la muerte (1968).

43. 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...

44. Michelan Sisti

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Michelan (Michael) was born in San Juan, PR, where his US Army family was stationed at the time. He is known for his film, television, and theatrical work. Micha's films include, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), The Muppets (2011),...

45. 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 ...

46. 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...

47. 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...

48. 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...

49. Maria Celeste Arraras

Actress | Contact

Maria Celeste Arraras was born on September 27, 1960 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. She is a producer and writer, known for Contact (1997), El Secreto de Selena (2018) and Passions (1999). She was previously married to Manny Arevesu.

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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