Famous People Born In Medellín

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J Balvin
(One of the World's Best-Selling Latin Music Artists Referred to as 'Prince of Reggaeton')
J Balvin
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus

J Balvin is a Colombian singer whose genres include reggaeton, hip hop, and Latin pop. Known as the Prince of Reggaeton, Balvin is one of the highest-selling Latin music artists in the world. He was presented with the Global Icon Award for spreading Latin music worldwide. In 2020, he was named in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People.

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Maluma
(Colombian Singer-Songwriter and Actor Best Known for His Albums ‘Magia’ and ‘Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy’)
Maluma
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Birthdate: January 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Maluma is a Colombian singer, actor, and songwriter. After developing an interest in music early in his life, Maluma started recording songs at age 16. He then went on to collaborate with many successful artists and is currently among the best-selling Latin music artists, with sales of more than 26 million records worldwide.

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Karol G
(Colombian Singer and Songwriter Known for Songs ‘Hello’, ‘A Ella’ and ‘Mi Cama’)
Karol G
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Karol G is a Colombian singer-songwriter. Well-known for being one of the few women to have dominated the reggaeton scene over the last few years, Karol G is revered in places where reggaeton is popular. She has several prestigious awards under her belt, such as a Latin Grammy Award. She has also received several nominations for Billboard Latin Music Awards.
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Zulay Henao
(Colombian-American Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Illegal Tender’, ‘Fighting’, ‘Takers’ and ‘Boy Wonder’)
Zulay Henao
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Birthdate: May 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini

Colombian-born actor Zulay Henao made headlines for her relationship with Entourage actor Kevin Connolly, after an Instagram post in 2021 declared they were expecting a child. She had plunged into acting after serving in the U.S. Army for 3 years and later gained fame with series such as The Oath.

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René Higuita
(Former Colombian Football Player Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
René Higuita
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo

René Higuita is a Colombian retired football player best known for exhibiting a scorpion kick while saving a goal in a friendly against England on 6 September 1995. His high-risk playing style and distinctive hairstyle made him immensely popular around the world. René Higuita is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in South American history.

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Andrés Escobar
(Colombian Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Andrés Escobar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 2, 1994

Andrés Escobar was a Colombian football player who played for the Colombia national team from 1988 to 1994. Dubbed The Gentleman, Escobar is best remembered for his calmness on the pitch and clean style of play. On July 2, 1994, Andrés Escobar was killed in the aftermath of the FIFA World Cup in 1994.

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Fernando Botero
(Painter, Sculptor, Artist)
Fernando Botero
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Birthdate: April 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
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Mariana Pajón
(Colombian Cyclist and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Mariana Pajón
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Paula Garces
(Actress)
Paula Garces
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Birthdate: March 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Juan Fernando Quintero
(Colombian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Juan Fernando Quintero
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Juan Fernando Quintero is a Colombian football player who has been representing the national football team since 2012. An attacking midfielder, Quintero is renowned for his creativity, agility, and speed. He is currently signed with the Argentine football club River Plate, where his style of play has drawn comparisons to that of Lionel Messi.

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Danna García
(Colombian Model and Actress)
Danna García
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Birthdate: February 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Danna García is a Colombian model and actress best known for her portrayal of leading roles in popular telenovelas in Mexico, Colombia, and the US. García achieved popularty in the early 2000s when she starred in a Colombian telenovela titled Pasión de Gavilanes, which was released internationally as Hidden Passion.

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Edwin Cardona
(Colombian Professional Footballer)
Edwin Cardona
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Sabina Mazo
(Colombian Mixed Martial Artist)
Sabina Mazo
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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.  

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Catalina Morales
(Model)
Catalina Morales
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Fernando Vallejo
(Colombian-born Mexican Essayist, Novelist, and Filmmaker)
Fernando Vallejo
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Fernando Vallejo is a Colombian-born Mexican essayist, novelist, and filmmaker. He is best known for his semi-autobiographical novel La virgen de los sicarios, which was adapted into a film of the same name. Fernando Vallejo's life and career inspired a feature-length documentary titled La desazón suprema: retrato incesante de Fernando Vallejo.

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Mauricio Molina
(Colombian Retired Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Mauricio Molina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus

Mauricio Molina is a Colombian former football player who played for the Colombia national football team from 2001 to 2003. He also played for clubs like FC Seoul, helping the team win the K League and the Korean FA Cup in 2012 and 2015 respectively.  

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Débora Arango
(Artist)
Débora Arango
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Birthdate: November 11, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 4, 2005
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León de Greiff
(Colombian Poet Who Introduced Various Literary Techniques and Devices to Colombian Readers)
León de Greiff
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 22, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 11, 1976

León de Greiff was a Colombian poet best remembered for co-founding a literary and artistic group called Los Panidas. Renowned for his stylistic innovations, De Greiff was responsible for introducing various literary techniques and devices to Colombian readers and fellow writers. 

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Daniela Montoya
(Colombian Football Midfielder)
Daniela Montoya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo

Colombian football midfielder Daniela Montoya currently plays for the Columbia women's national team and Atlético Junior. She was part of the national squad during FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011 and 2015, and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Her goal in a 1–1 draw with Mexico at the 2015 World Cup was counted among the best goals of the tournament.

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Johnny Torres
(Colombian-American Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Johnny Torres
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus

Johnny Torres is a Colombian-American football player and coach. He is the current head coach for the soccer team of the Creighton University. He also played for the United States national futsal team from 1999 to 2006.