When we talk of famous Puerto Ricans, the first images that come to mind are of sexy and glamorous celebrities like Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez who have taken the entire world by storm with their music and dance moves. Very prominent on the international music scene, Puerto Ricans have also made a name for themselves in literature, performance arts, fashion, science, and politics among other fields. Scientists like Carlos E. Chardón, Nitza Margarita Cintron, and Juan R. Correa-Pérez have made pioneering contributions to the development of science and technology in the country while physicians such as José F. Cordero and Martín Corchado have enriched the field of medical science. The country has also given birth to several notable literary figures including the 19th century poet and journalist Dr. Manuel A. Alonso who is considered to be the first Puerto Rican writer of notable importance. Many prominent figures in the field of entertainment like Juan Emilio Viguié Cajas were born in Puerto Rico. A pioneer in the film industry of Puerto Rico, Cajas was the first Puerto Rican to produce commercially successful films. Interested in learning more? This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Puerto Ricans.
Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente

18 August 1934

Ricky MartinRicky Martin

24 December 1971

Daddy YankeeDaddy Yankee
(Rapper, Actor)

03 February 1977

Luis FonsiLuis Fonsi
(Singer, Songwriter)

15 April 1978

Miguel CottoMiguel Cotto
(Professional Boxer)

29 October 1980

Jose Ferrer José Ferrer
(Actor, Director)

08 January 1912

Anuel AAAnuel AA

27 November 1992

Joseline HernandezJoseline Hernandez
(Reality TV Star, Actress)

03 November 1986


13 March 1992

(Singer, Songwriter)

02 May 1991

Benicio Del ToroBenicio Del Toro

16 February 1967

Angelo PaganAngelo Pagan

16 May 1968

Ana Delia De IturrondoAna Delia De Iturrondo
(Bikini Athlete, Fitness Trainer)

25 August 1979

Carmen pretty_hispanicCarmen pretty_hispanic

16 October 1998

Julianna FarraitJulianna Farrait
(Frank Lucas' Wife)

(YouTube Star)

21 December 1994

Paola Nicole AndinoPaola Nicole Andino

22 March 1998

Bad BunnyBad Bunny

10 March 1994

Gina LynnGina Lynn
(Adult Film Star, Model, Glamour model)

15 February 1974

Amaury NolascoAmaury Nolasco
(Actor, Film actor, Television actor)

24 December 1970

José FelicianoJosé Feliciano
(Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter)

10 September 1945

(Actor, Musician, Singer, Television actor)

28 June 1968

Don OmarDon Omar
(Singer, Actor)

10 February 1978

Zuleyka RiveraZuleyka Rivera
(Model, Actor, Beauty pageant contestant)

03 October 1987

Adamari LópezAdamari López
(Actor, Television actor)

18 May 1971

Omar Rodríguez-LópezOmar Rodríguez-López
(Composer, Jazz musician, Guitarist)

01 September 1975

Joyce GiraudJoyce Giraud
(Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant)

04 April 1975

Gilberto Santa RosaGilberto Santa Rosa
(Bandleader, Musician, Conductor, Singer)

21 August 1962

(singer, composer, songwriter)

31 August 1975

Tito El BambinoTito El Bambino

05 October 1981

Paul MasvidalPaul Masvidal
(Guitarist, Singer)

20 January 1971

Valter BirsaValter Birsa
(association football player)

07 August 1986

Joseph M. AcabaJoseph M. Acaba
(Astronaut, Teacher, Mathematician)

17 May 1967

Myrta SilvaMyrta Silva
(singer, composer, songwriter)

11 September 1927

Juan TizolJuan Tizol
(Composer, Jazz musician)

22 January 1900

Manuel Rivera-OrtizManuel Rivera-Ortiz

23 December 1968

Carly ColonCarly Colon
(Professional wrestler)

21 February 1979

Victor ManuelleVictor Manuelle

27 September 1968

René Pérez JoglarRené Pérez Joglar

23 February 1978