Famous Puerto Rican Film & Theater Personalities

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Benicio Del Toro
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Films ‘The Usual Suspects’, ‘Basquiat’ and ‘Snatch’)
Benicio Del Toro
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Birthdate: February 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico

Born to lawyer parents, Puerto Rican actor-producer Benicio del Toro had initially taken up a business degree course in university. He later dropped out and joined a New York theater school. Known for his Academy Award-winning role in Traffic, del Toro is also an avid environmental activist.

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Rita Moreno
(Puerto Rican Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role as 'Anita' in 'West Side Story')
Rita Moreno
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Birthdate: December 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico

Rita Moreno is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Renowned for her work in film, television, and theater in a career spanning more than seven decades, Rita is among a few elite performers to have received all four major American entertainment awards: Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and an Oscar. Among Rita Moreno’s numerous accolades is the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Daddy Yankee
(Rapper & Singer Known as The "King of Reggaetón" by Music Critics and Fans Alike)
Daddy Yankee
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Birthdate: February 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Daddy Yankee is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is credited with coining the term Reggaeton. Referred to as the King of Reggaetón, Yankee has been cited as an inspiration by several performers, including Natti Natasha, J Balvin, and Ozuna. Also a noted philanthropist, Yankee donated $100,000 to provide food to 9,000 families affected by Hurricane Maria.

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 4 
Roselyn Sánchez
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)
Roselyn Sánchez
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Birthdate: April 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Roselyn Sánchez is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, model, producer, and writer. She is best known for playing Elena Delgado in the popular police procedural drama TV series Without a Trace, for which she received the 2008 ALMA Award. Roselyn Sánchez also works with organizations like Fundación de Niños San Jorge, which helps sick children from poor families.

 5 
Adria Arjona
(Actress)
Adria Arjona
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Birthdate: April 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
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Luis Guzmán
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Birthdate: August 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzmán is best known for films such as Boogie Nights, The Limey, and Traffic. Audiences also loved him in the series Narcos. He has voiced Ricardo in two Grand Theft Auto video games and has delivered an award-winning performance in How to Make It in America
 7 
Raul Julia
(Actor)
Raul Julia
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Birthdate: March 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Floral Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: October 24, 1994
 8 
José Ferrer
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films: ‘Moulin Rouge’, ‘The Caine Mutiny’ and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’)
José Ferrer
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Birthdate: January 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: January 26, 1992

José Ferrer was a Puerto Rican actor and director who established himself in the American theatre and film industry. He received an Academy Award for his performance in Cyrano de Bergerac, becoming the first Hispanic actor and the first Puerto Rican-born actor to win the award. In 1985, he became the first actor to receive the National Medal of Arts.

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Amaury Nolasco
(Actor best known for the role of Fernando Sucre on the Fox television series Prison Break, and for his role in Transformers)
Amaury Nolasco
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Birthdate: December 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vieques, Puerto Rico
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Yadier Molina
(Baseball Player)
Yadier Molina
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Birthdate: July 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bayam??n, Puerto Rico
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Joseline Hernandez
(Rapper, Actress and Cast Member of the VH1 Reality Series 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'.)
Joseline Hernandez
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Birthdate: November 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican reality star Joseline Hernandez of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta broke down after losing custody of her son to her former boyfriend, Stevie J, in Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition. Earlier, the bisexual entertainer had confirmed that her marriage with Stevie had been faked for publicity.

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Dayanara Torres
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Birthdate: October 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
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Walter Mercado
(Astrologer, Actor)
Walter Mercado
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Birthdate: March 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: November 2, 2019
 14 
Don Omar
(Songwriter, Singer best known for his 2006 album King of Kings)
Don Omar
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Birthdate: February 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
 15 
Lauren Velez
(Actress)
Lauren Velez
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Birthdate: November 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
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Zuleyka Rivera
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Birthdate: October 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
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David Zayas
(Puerto Rican Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Angel Batista’ on Showtime's Series ‘Dexter’)
David Zayas
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Birthdate: August 15, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

David Zayas is a Puerto Rican actor known for playing important roles in American TV series like Dexter, Oz, and Gotham. His portrayal of Angel Batista in Dexter earned him a Satellite Award and a nomination for the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Carlos Ponce
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Birthdate: September 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico
 19 
Chayanne
(Singer)
Chayanne
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Birthdate: June 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Ismael Cruz Córdova
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Birthdate: April 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
 21 
Adamari López
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Birthdate: May 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico
 22 
Carlito
(Wrestler)
Carlito
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Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Lymari Nadal
(Puerto Rican Actress, Film Producer and Scriptwriter)
Lymari Nadal
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Birthdate: February 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Lymari Nadal is a Puerto Rican actress, scriptwriter, and film producer. She is best known for her portrayal of Eva in the American biographical crime film, American Gangster. In 2011, she wrote and produced her own movie titled America, which was chosen to represent Puerto Rico at the 84th Academy Awards under the Best Foreign Language Film category.

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Henry Darrow
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Birthdate: September 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 25 
Ramón Rodríguez
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Birthdate: December 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
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Ivonne Coll
(Actress best known to American audiences for her role as Alba Villanueva in the CW series Jane the Virgin)
Ivonne Coll
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Birthdate: June 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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Wilnelia Merced
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Birthdate: October 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico Caguas, Puerto Rico
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Ivy Queen
(Singer, Musician)
Ivy Queen
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Birthdate: March 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Añasco, Puerto Rico
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Joyce Giraud
(Model and actress who held the Miss Puerto Rico title twice and was a runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant in 1998)
Joyce Giraud
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Birthdate: April 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
 30 
Miriam Colon
(Actress)
Miriam Colon
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Birthdate: August 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: March 3, 2017
 31 
Marcelino Sánchez
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Birthdate: December 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
Died: November 21, 1986
 32 
Holly Woodlawn
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Birthdate: October 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico
Died: December 6, 2015
 33 
Nina Flowers
(Drag Queen, Musician)
Nina Flowers
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Birthdate: February 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
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Julián Gil
(Actor, Model)
Julián Gil
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Birthdate: June 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Joan Smalls
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Birthdate: July 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hatillo, Puerto Rico
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Renoly Santiago
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Birthdate: March 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lajas, Puerto Rico
 37 
Marcel Ruiz
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Birthdate: July 9, 2003
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Viejo San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
 38 
Paul Calderón
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Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
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Denise Quinones
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Birthdate: September 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Luis Roberto Guzmán
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Birthdate: April 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
 41 
Cami-Li
(Model)
Cami-Li
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Birthdate: December 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
 42 
Jeimy Osorio
(Actress)
Jeimy Osorio
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Birthdate: December 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
 43 
Iris Chacon
(Singer)
Iris Chacon
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Birthdate: March 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
 44 
Luis Antonio Ramos
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Birthdate: July 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico
 45 
Giselle Blondet
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Birthdate: January 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York
 46 
Germán Figueroa
(Wrestler, Actor)
Germán Figueroa
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Birthdate: May 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
 47 
Armando Riesco
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Birthdate: December 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
 48 
Paola Nicole Andino
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Birthdate: March 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bayamón

Paola Nicole Andino is an actress best known for her lead role as Emma Alonso in the Nickelodeon series, Every Witch Way. As a child, she became a member of Lewisville's Footlights Dance Studio and danced competitively. She soon started taking acting classes as well. As of today, she has acted in numerous TV shows and TV movies.

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Carlos Santos
(Actor, Comedian)
Carlos Santos
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Birthdate: April 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
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Shalim Ortiz
(Singer, Actor)
Shalim Ortiz
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Birthdate: February 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico