Famous Cuban Film & Theater Personalities

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 1 Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

A Spanish-Cuban actress, Ana de Armas worked in Spanish films and television shows before moving to Hollywood. Overcoming the obstacle of not knowing English, she established herself as a solid actress by working in films like Knives Out and Blade Runner 2049. She will play a Bond girl in No Time to Die movie and will portray Marilyn Monroe in the Netflix biopic Blonde.

 2 Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Jersey
Died: October 14, 2014
Elizabeth Peña is best known for her roles in films such as Rush Hour and The Incredibles. She also co-founded the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. She has also been part of series such as Shannon's Deal and I Married Dora. She died of liver cirrhosis at age 55.
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 3 David Fumero

David Fumero
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 4 Andy Garcia

Andy Garcia
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Andy García is best known for his Academy Award-nominated role of Vincent Mancini in The Godfather Part III and his Golden Globe-nominated role in the TV film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story. He has also been part of the Ocean’s film franchise and the 2016 film Ghostbusters.

 5 Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Burbank, California, USA

 6 Joey Diaz

Joey Diaz
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana
Joey Diaz began his career as a stand-up comedian and then graduated to acting, appearing in projects such as My Name Is Earl and Spider-Man 2. He is now known for his appearances on the podcasts The Joe Rogan Experience, The Church of What's Happening Now, and Uncle Joey's Joint.

 7 Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Actor and comedian, Jorge Garcia, is best known for his portrayal of Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in the TV series, Lost. An alumnus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), he also studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school. Besides acting in TV shows and films, he performs as a stand-up comedian as well.

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 8 William Levy

William Levy
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: August 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cojimar, Havana, Cuba
Cuban-American actor William Levy started as a model and then appeared on Spanish reality shows such as Isla de la Tentación. He has lent his voice to the dubbed version of Planet 51. He has also appeared in series such as Star and telenovelas such as Cuidado con el ángel.

 9 Daisy Fuentes

Daisy Fuentes
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana

Cuban-American TV personality Daisy Fuentes became MTV's first Latina VJ and Revlon's first global Latina spokesperson. She also hosted America's Funniest Home Videos and later launched a clothing and haircare line. She has worked for cancer research and other charitable causes, too. She is married to singer Richard Marx.

 10 Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nunez
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cuba, Cuba

 11 Anabelle Acosta

Anabelle Acosta
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana

Anabelle Acosta is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Natalie Vasquez in the thriller drama TV series, Quantico. Born in Havana, Cuba, Acosta went on to establish herself as an actress in the American film and TV industry. She is also known for playing Annabella in the comedy-drama television series, Ballers.

 12 Faizon Love

Faizon Love
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: June 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba

Faizon Love is a Cuban-American comedian and actor known for playing important roles in films like Friday, Torque, and Couples Retreat. In 2014, he was caught up in a controversy when he made a series of contentious comments on Twitter pertaining to the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. In 2017, he was arrested after being accused of misdemeanor assault.

 13 Selenis Leyva

Selenis Leyva
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baracoa, Cuba

Selenis Leyva is best known as Gloria Mendoza from the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. The Cuban-born actor was raised in The Bronx and is thus considered a prominent Afro-Latina icon. She has also penned a book and is a vocal supporter of the LGBT community, too.

 14 Georg Stanford Brown

Georg Stanford Brown
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Havana

Cuban-American actor Georg Stanford Brown of The Rookies fame had worked as a janitor to pay for his drama school. He incidentally met his wife at the same school. He won an Emmy for his direction in Cagney & Lacey and was nominated for two more for Hill Street Blues.

 15 La Lupe

La Lupe
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago, Cuba
Died: February 29, 1992

 16 José Raúl Capablanca

José Raúl Capablanca
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Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: November 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana
Died: March 8, 1942

 17 Pedro Zamora

Pedro Zamora
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: February 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: November 11, 1994

 18 Tony Plana

Tony Plana
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 19 Danay García

Danay García
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 20 Jon Secada

Jon Secada
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 21 Livia Brito

Livia Brito
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ciego De Avila, Cuba

 22 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 23 Tomas Milian

Tomas Milian
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: March 22, 2017

 24 Carmen Herrera

Carmen Herrera
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 30, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 25 Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: December 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: April 16, 1996

 26 Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: July 27, 2013

 27 Humberto Solás

Humberto Solás
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Famous As: Film maker
Birthdate: December 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: September 18, 2008

 28 Jesús Díaz

Jesús Díaz
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: May 3, 2002