Famous Puerto Rican Film & Theater Personalities

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 1 Benicio Del Toro

Benicio Del Toro
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 2 Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno
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Famous As: Singer and actress who famously played Anita in the film version of West Side Story
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.

 3 Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee
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Famous As: Rapper & Singer Known as The "King of Reggaetón" by Music Critics and Fans Alike
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

Roselyn Sánchez
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actress
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

Adria Arjona
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Rico

 6 Luis Guzmán

Luis Guzmán
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Famous As: Actor
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

Raul Julia
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Floral Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: October 24, 1994
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 8 José Ferrer

José Ferrer
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Famous As: Actor, Director
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.

 9 Amaury Nolasco

Amaury Nolasco
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Famous As: Actor best known for the role of Fernando Sucre on the Fox television series Prison Break, and for his role in Transformers
Birthdate: December 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vieques, Puerto Rico

 10 Yadier Molina

Yadier Molina
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: July 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bayam??n, Puerto Rico

 11 Walter Mercado

Walter Mercado
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Famous As: Astrologer, Actor
Birthdate: March 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: November 2, 2019

 12 Joseline Hernandez

Joseline Hernandez
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Famous As: Reality TV Star
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.

 13 Dayanara Torres

Dayanara Torres
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toa Alta, Puerto Rico

 14 Don Omar

Don Omar
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Famous As: Songwriter, Singer best known for his 2006 album King of Kings
Birthdate: February 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

 15 Lauren Velez

Lauren Velez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

 16 Zuleyka Rivera

Zuleyka Rivera
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico

 17 David Zayas

David Zayas
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 18 Carlos Ponce

Carlos Ponce
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico

 19 Chayanne

Chayanne
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

 20 Ismael Cruz Córdova

Ismael Cruz Córdova
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

 21 Adamari López

Adamari López
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico

 22 Lymari Nadal

Lymari Nadal
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 23 Carlito

Carlito
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 24 Henry Darrow

Henry Darrow
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 25 Ramón Rodríguez

Ramón Rodríguez
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

 26 Ivonne Coll

Ivonne Coll
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Famous As: Actress best known to American audiences for her role as Alba Villanueva in the CW series Jane the Virgin
Birthdate: June 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico

 27 Wilnelia Merced

Wilnelia Merced
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico Caguas, Puerto Rico

 28 Joyce Giraud

Joyce Giraud
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Famous As: Model and actress who held the Miss Puerto Rico title twice and was a runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant in 1998
Birthdate: April 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

 29 Marcelino Sánchez

Marcelino Sánchez
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
Died: November 21, 1986

 30 Ivy Queen

Ivy Queen
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: March 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Añasco, Puerto Rico

 31 Holly Woodlawn

Holly Woodlawn
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico
Died: December 6, 2015

 32 Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hatillo, Puerto Rico

 33 Millie Corretjer

Millie Corretjer
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Millie Corretjer is a Puerto Rican actress and singer best known for her debut album Sola, which earned her a Lo Nuestro Award nomination for Best New Artist. The album housed popular songs that were featured on Billboard lists. Millie Corretjer and her music are well-known in several Latin American countries like Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, and Argentina.

 34 Miriam Colon

Miriam Colon
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: March 3, 2017

 35 Nina Flowers

Nina Flowers
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Famous As: Drag Queen, Musician
Birthdate: February 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

 36 Marcel Ruiz

Marcel Ruiz
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 9, 2003
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Viejo San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 37 Denise Quinones

Denise Quinones
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

 38 Paul Calderón

Paul Calderón
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Puerto Rico

 39 Luis Roberto Guzmán

Luis Roberto Guzmán
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

 40 Julián Gil

Julián Gil
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: June 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

 41 Renoly Santiago

Renoly Santiago
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lajas, Puerto Rico

 42 Cami-Li

Cami-Li
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: December 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

 43 Jeimy Osorio

Jeimy Osorio
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

 44 Iris Chacon

Iris Chacon
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico

 45 Giselle Blondet

Giselle Blondet
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York

 46 Luis Antonio Ramos

Luis Antonio Ramos
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico

 47 Paola Nicole Andino

Paola Nicole Andino
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 48 Germán Figueroa

Germán Figueroa
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Famous As: Wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: May 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

 49 Maripily Rivera

Maripily Rivera
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

 50 Armando Riesco

Armando Riesco
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico