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.
Bad BunnyBad Bunny
10 March 1994
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974

Benicio Del ToroBenicio Del Toro
16 February 1967

Luis MiguelLuis Miguel
19 April 1970

Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971

Daddy YankeeDaddy Yankee
03 February 1977
Rapper, Actor
Luis GuzmánLuis Guzmán
28 August 1956

Roselyn SánchezRoselyn Sánchez
02 April 1973
Actress, Singer

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente
18 August 1934
Jose Ferrer José Ferrer
08 January 1912
Actor, Director

Anuel AAAnuel AA
27 November 1992
13 March 1992

Luis FonsiLuis Fonsi
15 April 1978
Singer, Songwriter

Joseline HernandezJoseline Hernandez
03 November 1986
Reality TV Star, Actress

Miguel CottoMiguel Cotto
29 October 1980
Professional Boxer

David ZayasDavid Zayas
15 August 1962
Lymari NadalLymari Nadal
11 February 1978

Millie CorretjerMillie Corretjer
18 April 1974

02 May 1991
Singer, Songwriter

Julianna FarraitJulianna Farrait
Frank Lucas' Wife
Zabdiel De JesusZabdiel De Jesus
13 December 1997

Paola Nicole AndinoPaola Nicole Andino
22 March 1998
Angelo PaganAngelo Pagan
16 May 1968

Guadalupe RodríguezGuadalupe Rodríguez
12 December 1945
Mother of Jennifer Lopez

Ricky GarciaRicky Garcia
22 January 1999
Singer & Actor
Carmen pretty_hispanicCarmen pretty_hispanic
16 October 1998

Marcel RuizMarcel Ruiz
09 July 2003
Jelian MercadoJelian Mercado
14 May 1997

Ana Delia De IturrondoAna Delia De Iturrondo
25 August 1979
Bikini Athlete, Fitness Trainer

Andrea CamilaAndrea Camila
22 December 1999
TikTok Star
03 May 2003
TikTok Star

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21 December 1994
YouTube Star
Raul JuliaRaul Julia
09 March 1940

Francisco LindorFrancisco Lindor
14 November 1993
Baseball player

Yadier MolinaYadier Molina
13 July 1982
Baseball Player

Henry DarrowHenry Darrow
15 September 1933
Hector CamachoHector Camacho
24 May 1962
Adria ArjonaAdria Arjona
25 April 1992

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

Joyce GiraudJoyce Giraud
04 April 1975
Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant

Enrique HernándezEnrique Hernández
24 August 1991
Baseball player
Alex CoraAlex Cora
18 October 1975
Baseball player

Carlos PonceCarlos Ponce
04 September 1972

Edgar BerlangaEdgar Berlanga
18 May 1997

Don OmarDon Omar
10 February 1978
Singer, Actor

José FelicianoJosé Feliciano
10 September 1945
Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Jazz
Lauren VelezLauren Velez
02 November 1964

Felix TrinidadFelix Trinidad
10 January 1973
Iván RodríguezIván Rodríguez
27 November 1971
Baseball player

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

Héctor LavoeHéctor Lavoe
30 September 1946
28 June 1968
Actor, Musician, Singer, Television actor

René Pérez JoglarRené Pérez Joglar
23 February 1978
Javier BáezJavier Báez
01 December 1992
Baseball player

Wilfred BenítezWilfred Benítez
12 September 1958

Prichard ColónPrichard Colón
19 September 1992

Gina LynnGina Lynn
15 February 1974
Adult Film Star, Model, Glamour model

Carly ColonCarly Colon
21 February 1979
Professional wrestler
Zuleyka RiveraZuleyka Rivera
03 October 1987
Model, Actor, Beauty pageant contestant

Juan Antonio RodriguezJuan Antonio Rodriguez
23 October 1935

Carlos CorreaCarlos Correa
22 September 1994
Baseball shortstop

Carlos BeltránCarlos Beltrán
24 April 1977
Baseball player
Adamari LópezAdamari López
18 May 1971
Actor, Television actor

Bernie WilliamsBernie Williams
13 September 1968
Baseball player
Jorge PosadaJorge Posada
17 August 1970
Baseball player

Bengie MolinaBengie Molina
20 July 1974
Baseball player

José MolinaJosé Molina
03 June 1975
Baseball player
Juan GonzalezJuan Gonzalez
20 October 1969
Baseball Player

Ricardo RosselloRicardo Rossello
07 March 1979
Nydia VelázquezNydia Velázquez
28 March 1953

Orlando CepedaOrlando Cepeda
17 September 1937
Baseball player

Sandy Alomar Jr.Sandy Alomar Jr.
18 June 1966
Baseball player
Paul MasvidalPaul Masvidal
20 January 1971
Guitarist, Singer

Luis Muñoz MarínLuis Muñoz Marín
18 February 1898
Lolita LebrónLolita Lebrón
19 November 1919

31 August 1979
singer, composer, songwriter

Charlie MontoyoCharlie Montoyo
17 October 1965
Baseball manager

Victor ManuelleVictor Manuelle
27 September 1968
Edwin RíosEdwin Ríos
21 April 1994
Baseball player
Antonia NovelloAntonia Novello
23 August 1944
Former Surgeon General

Gilberto Santa RosaGilberto Santa Rosa
21 August 1962
Bandleader, Musician, Conductor, Singer

Jose TorresJose Torres
03 May 1936
Professional Boxer

Edwin RosarioEdwin Rosario
15 March 1963
Martín MaldonadoMartín Maldonado
16 August 1986
Baseball player

Tito El BambinoTito El Bambino
05 October 1981

Cheo FelicianoCheo Feliciano
03 July 1935

Eugenio María de HostosEugenio María de Hostos
11 January 1839

Joseph M. AcabaJoseph M. Acaba
17 May 1967
Astronaut, Teacher, Mathematician
Sila María CalderónSila María Calderón
23 September 1942

Luis A. FerreLuis A. Ferre
17 February 1904
Rafael Hernández ColónRafael Hernández Colón
24 October 1936

Juan TizolJuan Tizol
22 January 1900
Composer, Jazz musician
Daniel LugoDaniel Lugo
30 July 1945
Felisa Rincón de GautierFelisa Rincón de Gautier
09 January 1897