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.
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 
Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971
Singer-songwriter

Bad BunnyBad Bunny
10 March 1994
Singer

Daddy YankeeDaddy Yankee
03 February 1977
Rapper, Actor

Luis MiguelLuis Miguel
19 April 1970
Singer

Roselyn SánchezRoselyn Sánchez
02 April 1973
Actress, Singer
Luis GuzmánLuis Guzmán
28 August 1956
Actor

Anuel AAAnuel AA
27 November 1992
Rapper

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente
18 August 1934
 
Luis FonsiLuis Fonsi
15 April 1978
Singer, Songwriter

Jose Ferrer José Ferrer
08 January 1912
Actor, Director
Miguel CottoMiguel Cotto
29 October 1980
Professional Boxer

David ZayasDavid Zayas
15 August 1962
Actor

Joseline HernandezJoseline Hernandez
03 November 1986
Reality TV Star, Actress

Lymari NadalLymari Nadal
11 February 1978
Actress

FarrukoFarruko
02 May 1991
Singer, Songwriter
Julianna FarraitJulianna Farrait
 
Frank Lucas' Wife

Millie CorretjerMillie Corretjer
18 April 1974
Singer

Benicio Del ToroBenicio Del Toro
16 February 1967
Actor

OzunaOzuna
13 March 1992
Singer
Guadalupe RodríguezGuadalupe Rodríguez
12 December 1945
Mother of Jennifer Lopez

Ricky GarciaRicky Garcia
22 January 1999
Singer & Actor
Angelo PaganAngelo Pagan
16 May 1968
Actor

Marcel RuizMarcel Ruiz
09 July 2003
Actor

Zabdiel De JesusZabdiel De Jesus
13 December 1997
Singer
Carmen pretty_hispanicCarmen pretty_hispanic
16 October 1998
YouTuber

Ana Delia De IturrondoAna Delia De Iturrondo
25 August 1979
Bikini Athlete, Fitness Trainer
Jelian MercadoJelian Mercado
14 May 1997
YouTuber

Andrea CamilaAndrea Camila
22 December 1999
TikTok Star

Huncho5lickzHuncho5lickz
03 May 2003
TikTok Star
MunchingOrangeMunchingOrange
21 December 1994
YouTube Star

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Paola Nicole AndinoPaola Nicole Andino
22 March 1998
Actress
Raul JuliaRaul Julia
09 March 1940
Actor

Adria ArjonaAdria Arjona
25 April 1992
Actress

Amaury NolascoAmaury Nolasco
24 December 1970
Actor, Film actor, Television actor

José FelicianoJosé Feliciano
10 September 1945
Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Jazz
Joyce GiraudJoyce Giraud
04 April 1975
Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant
James BakerJames Baker
16 June 1976
Actor,Miscellaneous Crew

Yadier MolinaYadier Molina
13 July 1982
Baseball Player

Carlos PonceCarlos Ponce
04 September 1972
Actor

Don OmarDon Omar
10 February 1978
Singer, Actor
ChayanneChayanne
28 June 1968
Actor, Musician, Singer, Television actor

Henry DarrowHenry Darrow
15 September 1933
Actor

Zuleyka RiveraZuleyka Rivera
03 October 1987
Model, Actor, Beauty pageant contestant

Omar Rodríguez-LópezOmar Rodríguez-López
01 September 1975
Composer, Jazz musician, Guitarist

Gina LynnGina Lynn
15 February 1974
Adult Film Star, Model, Glamour model
Bernie WilliamsBernie Williams
13 September 1968
Baseball player

Adamari LópezAdamari López
18 May 1971
Actor, Television actor
Wilfred BenítezWilfred Benítez
12 September 1958
Boxer

Tito El BambinoTito El Bambino
05 October 1981
Singer

Orlando CepedaOrlando Cepeda
17 September 1937
Baseball player
Luis Muñoz MarínLuis Muñoz Marín
18 February 1898
Journalist

NoeliaNoelia
31 August 1979
singer, composer, songwriter
Paul MasvidalPaul Masvidal
20 January 1971
Guitarist, Singer

Lolita LebrónLolita Lebrón
19 November 1919
Nationalist

Daniel LugoDaniel Lugo
30 July 1945
Actor

Antonia NovelloAntonia Novello
23 August 1944
Former Surgeon General

Gilberto Santa RosaGilberto Santa Rosa
21 August 1962
Bandleader, Musician, Conductor, Singer
Sila María CalderónSila María Calderón
23 September 1942
Politician

Lauren VelezLauren Velez
02 November 1964
Actress

Cheo FelicianoCheo Feliciano
03 July 1935
Singer

Joseph M. AcabaJoseph M. Acaba
17 May 1967
Astronaut, Teacher, Mathematician
Edwin RosarioEdwin Rosario
15 March 1963
Boxer

Eugenio María de HostosEugenio María de Hostos
11 January 1839
Educator
Valter BirsaValter Birsa
07 August 1986
association football player

Rafael Hernández ColónRafael Hernández Colón
24 October 1936
Politician

Hector CamachoHector Camacho
24 May 1962
Boxer
Luis Muñoz RiveraLuis Muñoz Rivera
17 July 1859
Poet

Juan TizolJuan Tizol
22 January 1900
Composer, Jazz musician
Myrta SilvaMyrta Silva
11 September 1927
singer, composer, songwriter

Buenaventura BáezBuenaventura Báez
14 July 1812
Politician

Felisa Rincón de GautierFelisa Rincón de Gautier
09 January 1897
Politician
Pedro PietriPedro Pietri
21 March 1944
Poet

Rosario FerréRosario Ferré
28 September 1938
Writer
Roberto Sánchez VilellaRoberto Sánchez Vilella
19 February 1913
Political Leader

Felix TrinidadFelix Trinidad
10 January 1973
Boxer

Luis Palés MatosLuis Palés Matos
20 March 1898
Poet

René MarquésRené Marqués
04 October 1919
Short story writer
Ruth FernándezRuth Fernández
23 May 1919
Contralto
Jose TorresJose Torres
03 May 1936
Professional Boxer

Manuel Rivera-OrtizManuel Rivera-Ortiz
23 December 1968
Photographer

Isolina FerréIsolina Ferré
05 September 1914
Religious sister

Pilar BarbosaPilar Barbosa
04 July 1898
Educator
José Trías MongeJosé Trías Monge
05 May 1920
Lawyer

Ricardo RosselloRicardo Rossello
07 March 1979
Politician

Victor ManuelleVictor Manuelle
27 September 1968
 

Carly ColonCarly Colon
21 February 1979
Professional wrestler

Luis A. FerreLuis A. Ferre
17 February 1904
Engineer
René Pérez JoglarRené Pérez Joglar
23 February 1978