Famous People Born In Colombia

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
43
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 17, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, also known as “Gabo,” is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the magic realism literary style. His novels One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera have achieved cult status. He previously worked as a journalist.

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James Rodríguez
(Colombian Professional Football Player Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
James Rodríguez
59
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer

James Rodríguez is a versatile football player adept at playing as a central midfielder, playmaker, and winger. At the initial stages of his career, he was counted among the best young international players. He made a major impact during the 2014 FIFA World Cup where he won the Golden Boot for scoring the most number of goals.

 3 
Juan Pablo Montoya
(Colombian Racing Driver)
Juan Pablo Montoya
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo

Juan Pablo Montoya is a Colombian racing driver who currently competes for DragonSpeed Racing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In 1998, Montoya won the Formula 3000 International Championship title. The following year, he went on to win the CART FedEx Championship Series. In October 2009, Juan Pablo Montoya was named in Times Online's Top 50 Formula One Drivers list.

 4 
John Leguizamo
(Comedian & Actor Know for His Role in 'Super Mario Bros' as 'Luigi')
John Leguizamo
31
Birthdate: July 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer

John Leguizamo is a popular stand-up comedian and actor who is credited with voicing Sid the Sloth in the Ice Age film series. Over the years, John Leguizamo has also played a major role in helping the Hispanic community and has been honored by organizations, such as the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors.

 5 
Sebastián Marroquín
(Son of Pablo Escobar)
Sebastián Marroquín
42
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Sebastián Marroquín is the son of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. He and his family fled to Mozambique after Pablo’s death, and then to Argentina, where he dropped “Escobar” from his name. He owns an organic clothing line and has written a book and contributed to a documentary about Pablo.
 6 
Lupe Fuentes
(House Music Producer, DJ, and Former Pornographic Actress)
Lupe Fuentes
23
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Lupe Fuentes had started out as a porn actor, with her own website, at 19. The Colombian artist later stepped into music, joining the group The Ex-Girlfriends. Now a social-media influencer and a house music DJ/producer, Lupe lives in Los Angeles and is married to actor/singer Evan Seinfeld.

 7 
Juan Cuadrado
(Colombian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder & Defender)
Juan Cuadrado
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini

Juan Cuadrado is a Colombian football player who has been representing the Colombia national football team since 2010. Renowned for his pace and dribbling skills, Juan Cuadrado is an important player for his national side. He also currently represents the Juventus Football Club and has won many championship titles for the team.

 8 
David Ospina
(Colombian Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
David Ospina
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo

David Ospina is a Colombian football player who plays for the Colombia national football team. Ospina made his national debut in 2007 and is currently the most capped player of Colombia. Apart from representing his country in important tournaments like the FIFA World Cup and Copa Américas, David Ospina has also played for popular clubs like Arsenal and Atlético Nacional.

 9 
Carlos Valdes
22
Birthdate: April 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus

Carlos Valdes is a Colombian-American actor, dancer, and singer. Valdes is best known for playing Cisco Ramon / Vibe in the popular American superhero TV series, The Flash. He portrays the role in other Arrowverse-related projects as well. A multi-talented personality, Valdes is also an accomplished instrumentalist and songwriter; he plays the piano, guitar, ukulele, percussion, and bass.

 10 
Jackson Martínez
(Colombian Retired Football Player Who Played as a Striker)
Jackson Martínez
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra

Jackson Martínez is a Colombian retired football player who played for the Colombia national football team from 2009 to 2015. Apart from representing his country in important tournaments like the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Copa Américas, Martínez also played for clubs like Atlético Madrid and Porto. In 2014 and 2015, Martínez was named FC Porto Athlete of the Year.

 11 
Carmen Villalobos
(Actress, Model)
Carmen Villalobos
8
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer

Carmen Villalobos is a Colombian actress best known for her role in the telenovela Sin senos no hay paraíso, for which she won a Your World Award. She started acting as a teenager and initially appeared in small roles in TV shows. As her career progressed, she was able to bag more substantial roles in both TV shows and films.

 12 
Craig Melvin
(Journalist, News Anchor)
Craig Melvin
13
Birthdate: May 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Emmy-winning broadcast journalist and anchor Craig Melvin is known for his stint with NBC News and MSNBC. Some of his most popular shows are Today and Today Third Hour. He also has a huge fan base on Instagram. He has also received the Associated Press award for his journalism.
 13 
Juanes
(One of the Best Selling and Grammy Award Winning Colombian Hard Rock Musician)
Juanes
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo

Juanes is a Colombian musician best known for his association with the rock band Ekhymosis. Having sold over 15 million albums worldwide, Juanes is one of the best-selling artistes of his generation. Over the course of his illustrious career, Juanes has won many prestigious awards such as Latin Grammy Awards and Grammy Awards.

 14 
Nairo Quintana
(Considered the Best Colombian Road Cyclist of All Time)
Nairo Quintana
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Nairo Quintana is a Colombian racing cyclist. A specialist climber, Quintana is renowned for his ability to launch attacks on ascents of steep gradient and his stamina to endure others' attacks. Considered the best Colombian road cyclist of all time, Nairo Quintana is also counted among the most successful and popular stage-racing riders of his generation.

 15 
Catalina Sandino Moreno
(Actress)
Catalina Sandino Moreno
9
Birthdate: April 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Juan Pablo Raba
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Gustavo Gaviria’ in the TV Series ‘Narcos’)
Juan Pablo Raba
5
Birthdate: January 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Juan Pablo Raba is a Colombian actor best known for his portrayal of Gustavo Gaviria in the American crime drama TV series, Narcos. Over the years, he has established himself in the American TV industry. Apart from being an actor, Raba takes an active part in the campaigns organized by several animal and human rights organizations.

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Ximena Duque
(Colombian Actress and Model.)
Ximena Duque
12
Birthdate: January 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Colombian-born actor Ximena Duque began her career with the reality show Protagonistas de Novela and then the telenovela Soñar no cuesta nada. The mother of three has also won several Premios Tu Mundo awards. She was in the news when she contracted COVID-19 during her third pregnancy. 
 18 
Paula Garces
(Actress)
Paula Garces
9
Birthdate: March 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 19 
Tatiana Calderón
(Colombian Racing automobile driver)
Tatiana Calderón
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Luis Muriel
(Colombian Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Luis Muriel
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries

Luis Muriel is a Colombian football player who has been playing for the national football team since 2012. He helped his team win the bronze medal at the 2021 Copa América. A versatile player, Luis Muriel is renowned for his pace, agility, dribbling skills, and creativity.

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Carlos Bacca
(Colombian Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Carlos Bacca
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo

Carlos Bacca is a Colombian football player who represented the Colombia national football team from 2010 to 2018. He was part of the team that won the bronze medal at the Copa América Centenario in 2016. He also represented the team at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups. Carlos Bacca is renowned for his pace, aggression, strength, and concentration.

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Cristina Umaña
(Actor)
Cristina Umaña
3
Birthdate: December 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Faustino Asprilla
(Colombian Former Football Player Who Played as a Forward and Attacking Midfielder)
Faustino Asprilla
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Faustino Asprilla is a Colombian retired football player who played for the Colombia national football team from 1993 to 2001. Widely regarded as one of the best Colombian footballers of all time, Faustino Asprilla represented his national team in important tournaments like the Summer Olympics, Copa America, and FIFA World Cup. 

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Gio Urshela
(Colombian Baseball Player Who Plays as Third Baseman)
Gio Urshela
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra

Gio Urshela is a Colombian baseball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Twins of the MLB. Apart from representing popular MLB teams like Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, Gio Urshela has also played for the Colombian national baseball team. 

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Rigoberto Urán
(Colombian Professional Road Racing Cyclist)
Rigoberto Urán
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Óscar Figueroa
(Colombian Weightlifter and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Óscar Figueroa
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus

Óscar Figueroa is a Colombian weightlifter who specializes in the 62 kg category. He is best known for winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He also has an Olympic silver medal under his belt. Figueroa first achieved popularity in 2006 when he won a silver medal at the World Championships in Santo Domingo.

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Ernesto Samper Pizano
(Politician)
Ernesto Samper Pizano
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
 28 
Juan Carlos Osorio
(Former Colombian Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Juan Carlos Osorio
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini

Juan Carlos Osorio is a Colombian former football player who played as a midfielder for teams like Deportivo Pereira, Internacional, and Once Caldas. He is best known for his managerial career and has served as manager for popular teams, including the Paraguay national football team.

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Hugo Rodallega
(Colombian Football Player Who Plays as a Forward and Midfielder)
Hugo Rodallega
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo

Hugo Rodallega is a Colombian football player who played for the Colombia national football team from 2005 to 2011. He is currently a part of Esporte Clube Bahia where he plays as a forward and winger. Hugo Rodallega is best known for his association with Wigan Athletic Football Club for which he scored 24 goals in Premier League matches.

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Adrián Ramos
(Colombian Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Adrián Ramos
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Adrián Ramos is a Colombian football player who has been playing for the Colombia national football team since 2008. He has played for the national team in important tournaments like the FIFA World Cup and Copa América. Adrián Ramos is also currently a part of América de Cali.

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Edgar Renteria
(Colombian Retired Baseball Player Who Played as a Shortstop)
Edgar Renteria
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo

Edgar Renteria is a Colombian retired baseball shortstop who batted right-handed. A two-time Gold Glove Award winner, Rentería played for popular MLB teams like the Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, and Boston Red Sox. Edgar Renteria is also a three-time Silver Slugger Award winner. 

 32 
Cristián Zapata
(Colombian Football Player Who Plays as a Defender)
Cristián Zapata
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra

Cristián Zapata is a Colombian football player who played for the Colombia national football team from 2007 to 2019. In 2016, he helped his team win the bronze medal at the Copa América. A powerful defender, Zapata represented his nation in two FIFA World Cups. Cristián Zapata has also represented popular clubs like AC Milan and Villarreal. 

 33 
Lillo Brancato
(For his performance as Calogero Anello in Robert De Niro's 1993 directorial debut)
Lillo Brancato
0
Birthdate: August 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 34 
Paola Rey
(Actress, Model)
Paola Rey
2
Birthdate: December 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 35 
José Quintana
(Colombian Baseball Player Who Plays as a Pitcher)
José Quintana
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius

José Quintana is a Colombian baseball player who plays as a pitcher for the popular Major League Baseball (MLB) team St. Louis Cardinals. He has previously played for the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, and Chicago Cubs among other popular teams.

 36 
Andrés Pastrana Arango
(30th President of Colombia (1998 - 2002))
Andrés Pastrana Arango
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo

Andrés Pastrana Arango is a Colombian politician best known for his service as the President of Colombia from 1998 to 2002. An influential politician, Pastrana also served as the Mayor of Bogotá from 1988 to 1990. In 2013, Andrés Pastrana Arango was honored with the prestigious Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award.

 37 
Óscar Rivas
(Colombian Professional Boxer)
Óscar Rivas
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini

Óscar Rivas is a Colombian boxer best known for winning a silver medal in the Super Heavyweight category at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro. He is the current WBC bridgerweight champion and has held the championship since 2021. Óscar Rivas previously held the WBO-NABO and WBC-NABF heavyweight titles.

 38 
Virgilio Barco Vargas
(President)
Virgilio Barco Vargas
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 20, 1997
 39 
Éder Álvarez Balanta
(Colombian Football Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Éder Álvarez Balanta
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces

Éder Álvarez Balanta is a Colombian football player best known for his versatility. He achieved popularity while playing for the Argentine club River Plate. He was part of the team that won the Copa Libertadores and Recopa Sudamericana in 2015. Éder Álvarez Balanta currently plays for the Colombia national football team and Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging.

 40 
Samuel Vargas
(Canadian-Colombian Boxer Who Specializes in Welterweight and Light Middleweight Divisions)
Samuel Vargas
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries

Samuel Vargas is a Canadian-Colombian boxer who has held the National Championship of Canada, WBA-NABA Welterweight Championship title, Interim WBA-NABA Welterweight Championship title, and the WBA-NABA Canada Super Welterweight Championship title. In 2020, he became the first boxer to survive more than six rounds against the undefeated Vergil Ortiz Jr.

 41 
Sabina Mazo
(Colombian Mixed Martial Artist)
Sabina Mazo
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries

Sabina Mazo is a Colombian MMA fighter who competes in the flyweight division. A former Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) champion, Mazo has also competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Over the course of her career, Sabina Mazo has secured victories over popular fighters like Justine Kish, JJ Aldrich, and Shana Dobson.  

 42 
Jon Henrik Fjallgren
(Singer)
Jon Henrik Fjallgren
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus

Jon Henrik Fjallgren is a Swedish-Sámi singer who started hogging the limelight after winning the sixth season of Talang Sverige, Swedish version of Got Talent series. He is also well-known for his participation in Melodifestivalen, where he placed second, third, and fourth in 2015, 2017, and 2019 respectively.

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Gustavo Rojas Pinilla
(President)
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 12, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 17, 1975
 44 
Manuel Marulanda
(Guerrilla leader)
Manuel Marulanda
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 26, 2008
 45 
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
(Colombian Squash Player)
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 46 
Alfonso Cano
(Revolutionary)
Alfonso Cano
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 4, 2011
 47 
Juan Sebastián Cabal
(Colombian Tennis Player Who Specializes in Doubles)
Juan Sebastián Cabal
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus

Juan Sebastián Cabal is a Colombian tennis player who specializes in doubles. A former world No. 1, Cabal is best known for winning the doubles events at the 2019 Wimbledon and US Open. Juan Sebastián Cabal has also represented Colombia in important events like the Olympic Games and the Davis Cup.    

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Cesar Rincon
(Bullfighter)
Cesar Rincon
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo

Cesar Rincon is a Colombian bullfighter who has achieved the most senior rank of matador. Cesar Rincon is one of the most popular bullfighters in Colombia. He has also achieved popularity in other Spanish-speaking countries like Ecuador.

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Jaime Garzón
(Colombian Journalist, Politician, Comedian, and Peace Activist)
Jaime Garzón
0
Birthdate: October 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 13, 1999

Jaime Garzón was a Colombian journalist, politician, comedian, and peace activist. He achieved popularity during the 1990s when he exhibited his unique political satire on Colombian television. He is also remembered for his work as a peace negotiator in the emancipation of FARC guerrillas' hostages. Jaime Garzón was murdered by right-wing paramilitary hitmen in 1999.

 50 
Iván Duque
(President of Colombia)
Iván Duque
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)