Still, connections aren’t always necessary, as hard work might still get the job done. So, if you’re a follower of the Latin celebrities who made it big in Hollywood or are on their way to becoming influential, read further to learn more.
Starting as a simple waitress, this celebrity of Puerto Rican descent has made headway in the world of politics. At the point of her election, she was the youngest woman to be elected to the US congress at only 29 years old.
The young politician is native to the Bronx, and she knows what it's like to start from humble beginnings. She is known for having an active persona on multiple social media platforms and has even made contact with multiple well-known streamers.
This Latin artist is a person that doesn't require much of an introduction as he is a well-known rapper from the trap scene. He was born and raised in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, where he started creating his music and singing it.
He entered the music scene through SoundCloud with the song 'Diles'. He has collaborated with many big-name artists, including celebrities such as Nicki Minaj and Drake, and he was on the list of the 100 most influential people for 2020 by Times.
Eva was born in Texas in 1975 to Mexican American parents. Many fans of 'The Desperate Housewives' may recognize her as Gabrielle Solis rather than by her given name. She made her entrance into acting with guest roles in multiple tv shows and rose to fame after playing Isabella Braña in 'The Young and the Restless.'
Before she took part in acting, she was busy earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She has been known to participate in philanthropy and is also a model for L'Oréal.
Guillermo del Toro
Del Toro is one of the biggest names in Hollywood thanks to his ability to create multiple record-breaking action movies. Starting with low-budget Spanish movies, he would later create works that would become a staple of pop culture with movies like 'The Shape of Water' for which he won a Best Director Oscar as well as Best Picture.
He has his hands on multiple animated movies, including hits such as 'Kung Fu Panda 2', 'Kung Fu Panda 3' and 'Rise of the Guardians', where he collaborated with DreamWorks. He is also known for making the 'Hellboy' movies and the latest installation of 'The Hobbit'.
Often regarded as the prince of Reggaeton from Colombia, Balvin is an easy-to-recognize name in the Latin scene of music. He is one of the hottest artists to top the Billboard charts with songs like "I Like It," where he collaborated with Cardi B and Bad Bunny.
His skill and talent have earned him many awards in the music industry, including four Grammys and eleven Latin Billboard Music Awards (for now). He is regarded as the first Latin singer to headline big events such as Coachella and Tomorrowland.
When we're talking about one of the most influential celebs in the world, then Jennifer Lopez is a name we definitely can't forget. Originally from the Bronx, J.Lo, born to Puerto Rican parents, started as a dancer.
She is currently one of the biggest actors and singers in Hollywood and has made a worldwide name for herself. Her works include movies such as 'The wedding planner' and 'Maid in Manhattan.' Her musical talents aren't lacking either, with hits like "On the floor," where she collaborated with Pitbull, and her unforgettable performance at the SuperBowl halftime show in 2020.
He is one of the many singers who started at a young age. At 12 years old, he joined Menudo, the music group. In 1991, after a career in acting, the Puerto Rican went solo, which turned out to be good as he is often referred to as the king of Latin pop.
Martin is regarded as one of the singers who helped Latin music to rise in fame with hits like 'Livin' la Vida Loca', his most famous song. He has sold 70 million records making him one of the best-selling Latin artists.
She is a Spanish singer and songwriter who discovered her art after getting into Spanish folk music at a very young age. The Spanish singer graduated from Catalonia College of Music and went on to make her single Malamente which had gotten her to new heights of popularity.
Rosalía was listed by rolling stones as having one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The youngster is also a producer and businesswoman. She was the first Spanish singer at the Grammys to win the Best New Artist.
Dawson is an actress of Puerto Rican, Irish, Native American, and Afro-Cuban descent who made her debut in 1995 with the drama, 'Kids'. Besides a career in acting, she is also a voice actress contributing her voice to DC, Marvel, and other projects by Warner Bros.
She has had roles in many well-known movies, including 'Men in Black 2' and 'Sin City', along with 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.' Currently, she has gotten the chance to portray the titular character Ahsoka Tano in the 'Star Wars' series that goes by the same name.
Salma Hayek is a Mexican American actress and producer with one of Hollywood's most successful career runs. She received her first starring role in a telenovela called 'Teresa', which aired for a total of four years.
Hayek would later move on to Hollywood, appearing in movies such as 'Desperado' and 'Spy Kids 3D'. Her presence in acting and media has allowed her to receive four Emmy nominations and be labeled one of the most influential and beautiful Latin women. Her more recent roles include Ajak in the MCU movie, 'Eternals'.
Selena Quintanilla, or as she went by, Selena, is a singer and fashion designer and also one of the most influential Latin celebrities in the world. Known for being the Queen of Tejano music, she was ranked third in the world's list of the greatest Latin artists.
In 1997, Warner Bros. released a film named 'Selena', based on the singer's life with the leading role going to Jennifer Lopez. It is often said that she is why Tejano music was able to rise in popularity as one of the most famous Latin genres.
The Colombian singer is well known due to her unique voice and ability to mix Latin and Arabic styles into her songs. She entered the Latin market with her album Pies Descalzos and the English market with her fifth album, Laundry Service.
Her hits include songs such as 'Hips Don't Lie', 'Whenever Wherever', and her 2010 Fifa world cup song 'Waka Waka'. According to Forbes, by 2018, Shakira was the best-selling Female Latin artist of all time, and her fame has allowed other artists to rise in popularity.
Sofía Vergara is best known for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on 'Modern Family', where she played her role for a decade. She is of Colombian descent, and besides being an actress, the Latin star has also worked as a model and businesswoman.
She has had roles in the movies 'The Smurfs' and 'Machete Kills', and in 2020 she was marked as the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Vergara is a judge on 'America's Got Talent' and her role in 'Modern Family' has gotten her nominated for four Golden Globes and Emmys.
Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, Sotomayor is an associate justice of the supreme court and the first Hispanic and Latin to serve on the supreme court. In 2009 she was nominated by former President Barak Obama and has been serving ever since.
Sonia has also served as a professor teaching law at New York University and Columbia Law School. Besides her interest in rules and regulations, she is also the author of five books.
Saldana is an American actress born to Dominican and Puerto Rican parents and began her film career in 'Center Stage', which came out in 2000. Her role as Nyota Uhura in 'Star Trek' and Neytiri in 'Avatar' paved the way for her career.
She is the only actress who can boast her appearance in three of the highest-grossing films ever, 'Avengers: Infinity War', 'Avengers: Endgame', and 'Avatar.' Zoe is the second highest-grossing actress of all time, and she currently plays Gamora in the MCU.
Oscar is an American actor who is regarded as one of the best of his generation. His skills in acting have changed how people view Latin actors in Hollywood for the better, and this earned him a spot on the list of the 25 Greatest Actors by The New York Times in 2020.
The first breakthrough that earned him a Golden Globe was 'Inside Llewyn Davis.' Ever since then, Issac has appeared in several successful films, including the role of Apocalypse in 'X-Men: Apocalypse', and his portrayal of Moon Knight has been received positively.
An actress and a producer, Rodriguez was raised in Chicago, starring in theater productions in 2003, and then made her debut in an episode of 'Law and Order.' Her first breakthrough was in 2012 in the film 'Filly Brown.'
She performed in the leading role of Jane Villanueva in the CW show 'Jane the Virgin,' which earned her a Golden Globe Award. Gina also lent her voice to the Netflix animated series 'Carmen Sandiego,' and she was also the one to play the live-action version of the character.
Gael García Bernal
Gael is a Mexican actor and producer born in Guadalajara. With both his parents being actors, he has been acting since the tender age of one year old! Since then, he made frequent appearances in telenovelas throughout his teenage years.
He gained international recognition through the 2001 movie 'Y tu mamá también.' In 2016 he got his first Golden Globe for 'Mozart in the Jungle', and in 2020 he was ranked 25 in the list of 25 Greatest Actors by the New York Times.
Diego is a Mexican actor who began his career making appearances in telenovelas as a child actor before transitioning onto the big screen. He starred in the hit 'Y tu mamá también' with his childhood friend Gael Bernal (also featured in this article).
His most recognizable role is for portraying Andor in the 'Star Wars movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' and he is said to reprise the role in a series of the same name.
Jay is a Mexican-born actor and model, and his first film debut was in 'Crazy/Beautiful', where he starred alongside Kirsten Dunst. Before that, he made his debut on TV in the series 'Hang Time.'
He appeared in both 'Hostel', and its sequel, 'Hostel: Part 2.' In 2016, Jay had the chance to portray Diablo in the successful DCEU movie, 'Suicide Squad', and later made a splash with his appearance as Magnum in the reboot of 'Magnum P.I.'
Michelle Rodriguez is a name that fans of the 'Fast and Furious' series will recognize very easily. Before her career took off, Michelle made her debut in the sports drama 'Girlfight,' for which she won an award for the best debut performance.
She would later go on to star in other movies of the Fast and Furious franchise as Letty and as Rain Ocampo in the 'Resident Evil' films. Her likeness would also be lent to video games appearing in 'Halo 2 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2.'
Ferrera was born to Honduran parents and made her first film debut in the 2002 comedy 'Real Women Have Curves'. Many of her early roles have been huge successes such as the titular Betty in Ugly Betty. This got her the Best Actress Award in 2007, including a Golden Globe and Emmy.
She provided the voice for Astrid in the DreamWorks animated trilogy, 'How to Train Your Dragon.' After a career in acting, she would make her directorial debut with 'I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. '
Antonio is one of the most influential Latin celebrities, and many of his movies have become classics in pop culture. Known for the 1995 movie 'Desperado', he was also famous for his role in 'The Mask of Zorro.'
He was the voice of Puss N Boots in the 'Shrek' sequels and subsequent franchise. One of his other notable roles was in the 'Spy Kids' franchise, where he played the role of Carmen and Juni's Father.
Javier is a skilled and talented actor born in Spain and has had his hands on multiple blockbusters and Oscar-worthy movies during his career. His first leading role was in 'Jamón Jamón,' where he would star alongside Penelope Cruz, his future wife.
For his role in 'Before Night Falls', he was the first Spanish actor to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He would later become the first Spanish actor to win the award after being cast in 'No Country for Old Men'.
Cruz made her acting debut at 16 in 'Jamón Jamón' and has had a remarkably successful run with movies across multiple genres, usually Spanish films. Some of her most critically acclimated roles were in 'Nine and Volver,' which got her a Golden Globe nomination.
She was the first Spanish actress who got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the first to win an Academy Award. Cruz has also participated in philanthropy since the beginning of her career, volunteering in Nepal and donating her money from her first Hollywood film.
Renowned for her work in multiple entertainment areas, she is an actress, dancer, and singer with a career that started in 1943 and is not showing signs of stopping. She is one of the 24 people who have achieved a triple crown with an Academy, Emmy, and Tony awards.
Her skill and experience have made her known for being one of the last remaining actors from the golden age of Hollywood. She would go on to achieve more awards in her life, one of them being the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
One of the many big names of Hollywood, Garcia rose to prominence after his portrayal in 'The Untouchables.' He also played the role of Vincent Mancini in 'The Godfather: Part Three,' which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Later, he would act in 'Ocean's Eleven' and its sequel, 'Ocean's Twelve'. In 2022 he would act in the action movie, 'The Expendables 4' along with the comedy, 'Father of the Bride' which was a remake of the original.
Edward James Olmos
Edward is an actor and director known for his roles in 'Miami Vice' along with 'Blade Runner' and its sequel, 'Blade Runner 2049'. For his role in 'Stand and Deliver', where he played the role of a teacher, he would receive an Academy Award Nomination and a Golden Globe nomination.
His talents don't end at acting, as he has directed and produced multiple films and shows, including '12 Angry Men' and 'Dexter.' He is also an activist, mainly taking part in activities regarding the Hispanic community.
Selena Gomez may be known mainly as a singer, but her career began as an actress in 'Barney and Friends.' Her most recognizable character is in the Disney Channel series, 'Wizards of Waverly Place,' where she played Alex Russo, the main character.
As a singer, Selena has had a well-off career, with many of her songs reaching the billboard top charts, including 'We Don't Talk Anymore' and 'The Heart Wants What It Wants.' Besides her singing and acting talents, Gomez has been an ambassador for UNICEF since she was 17.
Rebbeca Marie Gomez, better known by her stage name Becky G, is an American singer and dancer of Mexican heritage. She originally posted song covers online before she was discovered, and her first single, 'Becky From the Block,' marked her a success.
Her most notable song 'Shower' was able to reach the top twenty of the billboard top charts and later received multiple platinum certifications. She has collaborated with multiple successful artists such as Bad Bunny, French Montana, and even J-Hope of BTS.
Born in Mexico, Sigman is a Mexican American actress who has been active in the entertainment industry since 2006. It wasn't until 2011 that she would get the chance to breakthrough with her role in 'Miss Bala,' which got her on the map.
She has taken parts in movies such as 'Spectre' where she was the second Mexican actress to be a bond girl, and in 'Anabelle: Creations.' Sigman was in the first two seasons of 'S.W.A.T.' but left during the third season run of the show.
Wilmer was born in Miami to a Venezuelan father and a Colombian mother, and if you're a fan of 'That 70's Show' you may recognize him as Fez. Since then, he has made appearances in multiple tv series, including 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'N.C.I.S.'
Currently, there are plans for a follow-up sitcom, 'That 90's show,' and Wilmer is set to make an appearance. He is also a singer and a known activist as a U.S.O. Global Ambassador. Valderrama has also built a non-profit campaign to help the Latin community.
Guzman was born to a Mexican father and an American mother in Texas, and the family would later move to California, where he attended high school. Initially, Ryan was an MMA fighter until his license expired, so he tried modeling and eventually became an actor.
Despite having no dance experience, he was able to land the leading role of Sean in 'Step Up: Revolution' and reprised the role in the final movie in the series. He later joined the main cast of '9-1-1' as Edmundo (Eddie) Diaz.
Born in 1953, Alfred made his first film debut in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' After the success of his film debut, Molina would then go on to debut on Broadway in 1998.
He had roles in many successful movies, including 'The Da Vinci Code'. In in 'Spider-Man 2,' he played the villain Doctor Octopus, a role he would later reprise his role in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home.' Alfred has been a voice actor for multiple animated movies such as 'Rango', 'Frozen 2', and 'Monsters University.'
Benicio Del Toro
Benicio Del Toro is one of the most critically acclaimed actors of all time, having his hand in multiple award-winning productions such as 'Usual Suspects', 'Fear and Loathing in Vegas', and 'Sin City.' His performance earned him the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
He played the role of lord Pablo Escobar in 'Escobar: Paradise Lost' and the role of the Collector in the MCU movies. He was the spokesperson for a campaign to educate Puerto Ricans to recycle.
Aubrey Plaza is an American actress and producer known for her many roles, usually in comedy films, as she is also a comedian. Her breakthrough role was April Ludgate in the famous series 'Parks and Recreation'. Before becoming an actor, Aubrey began her career as an improv artist who practiced sketch comedy.
One of her most notable appearances is in the action-comedy movie 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,' along with other films such as 'Life After Beth' and the romantic comedy 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.' She was also in the drama series 'Legion.'
Mario Lopez is an American actor but is better known as a television host for shows such as 'X-Factor' and 'America's Best Dance Crew.' In his acting career, he has portrayed AC Slater in the 'Saved By The Bell' series.
He was initially a child actor appearing in many commercials and multiple kids' shows. Lopez was also a competitor during the third season of 'Dancing With the Stars' and has published both fitness and children's books.
Demi started their acting career in 'Barney and Friends' before entering into a series of shows and movies by Disney. They played the titular character Sonny in the Disney show 'Sonny With a Chance' and acted in 'Camp Rock' and its sequel alongside the Jonas Brothers.
Lovato's debut album, 'Don't Forget,' reached number two on the billboard 200, and they also had a role as a judge on the 'X-Factor.' Demi Lovato is also an activist for LGBTQ+ rights and has even donated to activities that support animals.
Christina is a pop culture icon known for her four-octave vocals and is considered a triple threat. She is often cited as the reason for the revival of the genre known as teen pop and has influenced an entire generation through her music.
Aguilera had wanted to be a singer since she was a kid, and by 1998 that dream came true when she got the chance to sing the song 'Reflection' as part of Disney's 'Mulan' soundtrack. Her work has influenced a lot of current modern artists such as Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, and many more.
Rosie Perez had her breakthrough into the world of acting with the 1992 comedy 'White Men Can't Jump.' Her following performance the next year in 'Fearless' got her a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Before she got into acting, Rosie was a dancer and choreographer and even choreographed music videos for artists like Janet Jackson and Bobby Brown. In terms of voice acting, she voiced Chel in 'The Road to El Dorado' and even the Voice of Click on Nick Jr.'s 'Go Diego Go.'
Naya was an actress who has been in the sights of the camera since she was a kid, starting as a child actress in commercials. She would make multiple appearances in various tv shows until landing her role as Santana Lopez on 'Glee,' earning her two Grammy nominations.
As a singer, she didn't have as extensive of a career, with no album and only a single to her name, but she still won two ALMA Awards. She was into activism supporting women and immigrants along with LGBTQ+ rights.
Diaz is a Mexican American actor known for his roles in 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' and his recurring role in 'Jane the Virgin.' He has also made guest appearances on shows such as 'Arrested Development' and 'The Good Place'.
Some of his movie roles include the character of Eddie Vargas in the 2013 film, 'Filly Brown' and 'The 33' where he played Igor Proestakis. He has also worked as a voice actor for multiple characters in shows such as 'The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants' and 'Lost in Oz.'
John's earliest known work that gave him a rise to popularity was his role as Luigi in the 1993 movie 'Super Smash Bros.' His casting in 'To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar' even got him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His other works include 'Moulin Rouge' as well as an appearance in the first 'John Wick' film.
He has made an appearance in over 100 movies and won a primetime Emmy award in 1999 for his role in 'Freak.' John has also voiced the character of Sid the sloth in the 'Ice Age' movies.
People who have grown up watching 'Hannah Montana' may recognize this face for his role as Rico in the series. Others may recognize him from the 2013 coming-of-age comedy, 'The King's of Summer' where he portrayed Biaggio.
As a Disney kid, Moises has had a successful run appearing in series such as 'Wizards of Waverly Place' and 'The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.' He, alongside his brother Mateo, and the Smith siblings Willow and Jaden, co-founded a youth fashion brand in 2012.
Ana de la Reguera
Ana is a Mexican actress who has made multiple appearances in telenovelas and American movies. Her first role was in the 1997 telenovela 'Azul' which got her the Heraldo Award for Best Female Actress.
She has had many television appearances, including the role of Lorena Guerra in the HBO show, 'Cappadocia', and appearances in 'The Blacklist' and 'Twin Peaks' amongst other shows. Her film roles include movies such as 'Nacho Libre' and 'Cowboys Vs. Aliens'. She has Founded 'VeraCruzANA,' a charity that supports the unprivileged.
This is a familiar face for some people. If you don't recognize her, she is the actress who played Carmen Cortez in the 'Spy Kids' movies. Before 'Spy Kids', her roles included guest appearances in shows like 'E.R.' and 'The Bernie Mac Show.'
She has made an appearance in the movie 'Machete Kills' and was even there for a guest appearance for the finale of 'Big Time Rush'. She has been a competitor on the 21st season of 'Dancing With the Stars' but was eliminated in week nine.
Alice was born in Sao Paulo but was exposed to acting from a very young age thanks to her actress mother and actress aunt, who got her interested in that art. She first began appearing in commercials when she turned eight and grew into tv roles when she entered her teens.
Her breakthrough role was as Angélica in the 2002 crime movie 'City of God' in 2006, she starred along with Brandon Fraser in 'Journey to the End of the Night.' Her later roles included starring with Will Smith in 'I Am Legend' and the sequel to 'Suicide Squad.'
The Dominican actress was first discovered by a modeling scout when she was 15 and earned her first acting gig in a commercial. This led to her taking a serious interest in acting, and she went to an actors workshop in New York City to study acting.
She would initially start off making appearances in several music videos. She would later play characters in the final seasons of shows such as 'The Sopranos' and 'Once Upon a Time.' Her movie credits include the role of Callisto in 'X-Men: The Last Stand.'
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The Mexican American actress is best known for playing roles in telenovelas, with her first role being in 'Muchachitas.' From there, she went on to perform the leading characters for other telenovelas such as 'Ramona' and 'La Mentira.'
She made her Hollywood debut playing the lead female in 'Under the Same Moon' and had supporting roles in other movies such as 'Bad Boys For Life' and 'The 33.' She has been known to be an animal rights activist after appearing in an ad encouraging owners to keep their pets safe.
The Brazilian-born actor is most recognizable for his role as the Persian king Xerxes in the movie '300'. He was initially interested in journalism before entering the Actors Workshop of Rede Globo and after he would land roles in telenovelas.
After making an appearance in 'Charlie's Angels', his career would jump to newer heights with his inclusion in films like 'Love Actually.' In 2004 he was in an ad for Chanel, and later in 2006, joined the cast of 'Lost.'
Adam Rodriguez is an actor of Puerto Rican and Cuban ancestry and has worked as a screenwriter and director. Most viewers may recognize the actor for his role in 'C.S.I.: Miami', where he plays the character of Eric Delko.
His first acting appearance was an ad for coca-cola, and later he would take part in many music videos, including for songs such as 'If You Had My Love' by Jennifer Lopez. He played recurring roles in both 'Magic Mike' movies and later joined season 12 of 'Criminal minds.'
Born in Mexico City, Souza would go on to study acting at Centro de Educación Artística, an acting school in Mexico City. Her debut was in the 2009 telenovela 'Verano de amor' and in 'From Prada to Nada', which came out in 2013.
She was made a series regular on the drama series 'How to Get Away With Murder,' where she played the role of Laurel Castillo. Her latest tv role was in the sitcom 'Home Economics' playing the character of Marina.
Eiza Spent 2 years at Centro de Educación Artística, an acting school before she got casted in 'Lola, érase una vez' at the age of 16. After moving to the US, she would go to study acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
In 2013 Eiza was cast in 'From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,' playing the character of Santanico Pandemonium, originally played by Salma Hayek. Later on, she would appear as Madam M on 'Hobbs and Shaw' and in 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters.'
An actress, model, and businesswoman, Eva made her breakthrough in the 2001 thriller 'Training Day,' which she stated was a motivation to keep on with the acting profession.
She got more exposure to the public after a role in '2 Fast 2 Furious,' starring alongside Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson. She would go on doing roles in romantic comedies such as 'Hitch' until her role in 'Ghost Rider.'
A Canadian American actress, she gets her Latin roots from her Peruvian father. She initially appeared in a few sketches by 'CollegeHumor' before making her acting debut in 'Jamesy Boy' in 2009.
She was a recurring character on 'American Horror Story: Murder House', 'Parenthood', 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'. Her most major role to date was Alita in 'Alita: Battle Angel,' which earned her multiple awards.
Baccarin was born in Brazil but is of Italian, Portuguese, and Lebanese descent. She was only six when she made her debut in a tv special. Her first major role in a series was in the 2002 'Firefly,' where she played Inara.
She made multiple appearances in 'How I Met Your Mother' and later joined the cast of the drama series, 'Homeland.' Baccarin was in both Deadpool movies playing Vanessa's role and would portray Leslie's character Thompkins in the series ‘Gotham.'
Pedro was known for his roles in many television series such as 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'The Mentalist' before any of his major roles. Some of his best-known characters were Oberyn Martell in the HBO series 'Game Of Thrones' and Javier Pena in 'Narcos.'
Pascal has had roles like Agent Whiskey in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' and 'The Equalizer 2,' where he portrayed the antagonist. The most recent character that he is recognized for is the role of the Mandalorian for the series of the same name.
Ramirez boasts a fine arts degree from Juilliard, but arguably the thing that makes them most recognizable to fans is their portrayal of Callie in 'Grey's Anatomy.' Their portrayal of the character made history as it was the longest-running LGBTQ+ character in US television history.
They had multiple guest appearances on other shows, including 'N.Y.P.D. Blue' and 'Law and Order: S.V.U.' Their achievements include Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and the Ally for Equality Award by Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
This is a face that many will recognize due to his career spanning four decades and appearances in many films and tv shows. A list of movies he has appeared in includes 'Carlito's Way' and 'The Limey,' which earned him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male Character.
He has been a voice actor for video games, providing the voice for Ricardo Diaz in 'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.' He has appeared in 'Narcos' and the comedy series 'Community.'
After making an acting debut in 'Gilmore Girls,' Victoria made her way to Nickelodeon, where she played Lola in 'Zoey 101' and Tori in 'Victorious' which brought her to a whole new level of fame. Later, she would make appearances in multiple teen movies such as 'The Boy Who Cried Werewolf' and 'The Outcasts.'
She made her musical career recording multiple songs for Nickelodeon, and her debut single, 'Gold' came out in 2013. Victoria has participated in charity events, supporting charities such as the United Nations Foundation.
The singer, songwriter, and dancer is among the biggest sensations in the world of pop as well as one of the most influential artists out there. His ethnic background includes Puerto Rican, Jewish Ukrainian, Hungarian, Filipino, and Spanish heritage. He rose to fame after his hit singles, 'Just The Way You Are', 'Grenade', and 'The Lazy song' started topping charts.
'Unorthodox Jukebox' was his first album to get him the top spot on the billboard 200. He has sold over 130 million in records, and his song Uptown Funk spent fourteen weeks topping the charts and was the first artist to revive five Diamond-certified songs.
The Cuban-born American singer rose to prominence through the girl group 'Fifth Harmony,' and although the group was a success, Cabello has had a much more successful career as a solo artist. Her first single, 'Havana,' spent weeks topping the charts, and later her second single, 'Senorita,' did the same.
By October 2021, 'Havana' had become a certified diamond, making Camila the first Hispanic woman to get this certification. She is an active participant in philanthropy for many global events.
One of the biggest artists of the 90s, the king of Reggaeton, was the one who coined the term Reggaeton to describe the new genre of music that had arisen at the time. His single, 'Gasolina', started the wave of popularity for Reggaeton worldwide.
The Latin rapper and singer has collected over 180 awards in the span of his entire career. CNN and Times had even praised him as the most influential Latin artist of all time, influencing other Latin artists such as Ozuna and Bad Bunny.
Descendent of Mexican immigrants (as well as various European ethnicities on her mother's side), Jessica Alba's prominence in Hollywood came from her breakthrough role in the 2003 film 'Honey.' Her following career in movies would follow a path of success with movies such as 'Fantastic Four' and 'Valentine's Day.'
She had also starred in 'Sin City' and 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.' Besides being a notable actress, Jessica has also been known to be a successful businesswoman as the co-founder of 'The Honest Company' which sells baby and household products. Currently, she is the chief creative officer.
Enrique Iglesias is a worldwide name in the music industry, with record sales boasting about 70 million. Five of his singles have earned the top 5 in billboards 100, along with 2 singles earning the number one spot.
He has been nicknamed the king of Latin pop, and according to billboard, the Latin artist is the 14th most successful male dance club artist of all time. Iglesias is an avid supporter of The Salvation Army and other charitable acts such as Save the Children.
Also known as Fluffy, Gabriel is an actor and comedian who has made appearances in many movies and sitcoms and performed standup specials for various media outlets. He is also a voice actor, voicing characters like Speedy Gonzalez in 'Space Jam.'
He had his own standup show on Comedy Central that ran for three seasons straight, named 'Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution.' He played the titular character, a teacher named Gabe Iglesias, in the Netflix series 'Mr. Iglesias'.
Luis Fonsi made his debut in 1998 with his Billboard-topping album 'Comenzaré', and by the time his second album came out, he was already performing opening acts for singers like Britney Spears. He later collaborated with Daddy Yankee and the two released 'Despacito,' which was a huge success.
This song helped Fonsi break 6 Guinness world records and became the most-watched YouTube video until 2020. He was awarded the Global Gift Philanthropy Award for his contributions to healing the disaster left by Hurricane Maria.
The American actress of Cuban descent has amassed a number of highly successful films under her name, and for a good reason. During her two-decade run in acting, her success has marked her as the fifth-highest-grossing US domestic box office actress.
Her film debut was opposite Jim Carrey in 'The Mask,' and later, her success would follow with movies like 'There's Something About Mary,' which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She is also an author of two health books, 'The Body Book' and 'The Longevity Book.'
Cassie's debut studio album was released in 2006, and it was a huge success as it peaked at number four on the billboard top 100 charts. In 2008, Cassie made her debut in acting through 'Step Up 2: The Streets' with her single, 'Is It You' added to the soundtrack.
Besides acting and singing, Cassie is also signed on as a model for Wilhelmina Models and has even modeled for Calvin Klein. Her skill in acting has allowed her to appear in commercials for brands like Adidas and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Best known for his role as Manny Delgado on the family sitcom 'Modern Family,' Rico is one of the youngest and most influential Latin celebrities around. His performance in the series led to him earning multiple awards, including the Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series Award.
He even won an ALMA award for Favorite TV Actor, Supporting Role in a Comedy Show, and a Teenage Award for Best Young Actor in Television. In 2012, he wrote his book, titled, 'Reel Life Lessons... So Far'.
Mexican-American actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is known for his role in movies such as 'Bless Me, Ultima', and 'Cake', alongside the TV show 'From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.' He had started studying at New York Film Academy but soon returned to Mexico to resume his acting career.
His first major American project was 'Bless Me, Ultima' which was released in 2012. However, his real shot at glory arrived with his portrayal of the outlaw Vasquez in the 2016 remake of 'The Magnificent Seven.' He recently landed the role of Mickey Haller in the Netflix television adaptation of 'The Lincoln Lawyer'.
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Ana Celia de Armas Caso is a Spanish and Cuban actress that rose to fame with her roles in movies like 'Knock Knock' and 'Knives Out'. Her acting career began when she was in Cuba and took up a leading role in 'Una rosa de Francia', a romantic drama.
She moved to Spain when she was only 18 and starred in a fan-favorite teen drama titled 'El Internado'. Ana’s role lasted for six seasons, spanning from 2007 to 2010. The actress’s career truly took flight with her role as a holographic AI projection in the 2017 movie 'Blade Runner 2049.'
Fully named Álvaro Antonio García Pérez, Spanish actor Álvaro Morte gained global stardom by playing the role of the sly, cunning mastermind of the television series 'Money Heist'. His role as The Professor earned him both critical acclaim and public recognition.
For most of his life, Morte took up minor roles in dramas and movies. In 2012, he established a theater company named 300 Pistolas. Before Morte was cast on 'Money Heist,' he was a part of a Spanish telenovela titled 'El secreto de Puente Viejo.'
Pedro Almodóvar is a multifaceted individual in the film industry. He is a screenwriter, director, producer, and former actor. Considered the flagbearer of New Spanish Cinema after the Franco era, Almodóvar is recognized for films like "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", where he realistically depicted the struggles of a woman.
The Spanish genius’ films are characterized by their bold color, irrelevant humor, flashy décor, melodrama, pop culture references, and complicated narratives. Over the years, he has received numerous accolades for his work, including an Academy Award for Best International Feature Film.
Many might think that Georgina Rodriguez only became famous because of her relationship with football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo, but she had a significant career beforehand. The model and dancer is an internet influencer with over 30 million followers across various social media platforms.
She used to work as a waitress in her hometown of Jaca before her family moved to Bristol, England. Rodriquez met Ronaldo in a Gucci store in Madrid, where she used to work as a shop assistant.
Adrienne is an American television host, singer, and actress who has made a name for herself through a career spanning over two decades. Best known for being a member of the 'Cheetah Girls,' she has been a host for the daytime talk show, 'The Real'.
The big screen isn't the only place she shines as she has also been known to be a business personality with a line of jewelry and handbags. She also has a YouTube channel, 'All Things Adrienne,' where she gives fashion tips.
Marie has had a long-lasting career that spanned decades where she started out as a dancer and later moved into the world of movies. Constance began her journey to fame when she was spotted dancing by someone who was also a choreographer for David Bowie.
She began her acting career with the film 'Salsa' in 1988 and played the role of Selena's mother in the movie 'Selena'. Marie has made appearances in many tv shows, including 'Ally McBeal,' and she has had a starring role on the ABC show 'Switched At Birth.'
The Spanish actor, who is way into his 70s', is definitely one of the most well-known faces in the acting scene. Trejo is renowned for his many action roles such as the character of Machete in 'Spy Kids' and also the Machete franchise.
He was initially known for his boxing skills which got him the role of an extra in multiple movies. His other works include the 1995 movie 'Desperado', and he has also voiced many video games, including 'Grand Theft Auto Vice City' and 'Fallout: New Vegas'.
Eugene is a celebrity from Mexico City who has honed his craft to the perfect degree leading him to earn multiple degrees in acting, directing, and even singing. He landed his first role as an extra in multiple soap operas in the Latin scene.
Besides acting, he has also co-created many tv shows, such as 'XHDRBZ' alongside 'Florinda Meza'. He has appeared in 'Angry Birds 2' and also contributed his voice for dubbing in Spanish versions of movies such as 'Shrek', 'The Secret Life of Pets', and 'Mulan.'
This multi-talented Latin person was born and raised in Mexico City and has been an active singer and actor, he began his career as a radio commentator in 1993. His first album 'Para Estar Contigo' gave him his rise to fame in Mexico and the United States.
He has also made a name as an actor with roles such as Rogelio de la Vega in, Jane's father in 'Jane the Virgin.' Jaime began his acting career in the telenovela industry with 'Mi Destino Eres tú' in 2000.
Born in 1976, Michael is an American actor who was descended from Mexican roots. He had been in multiple movies since 1994, but it wasn't until 2004 that he saw himself rise in popularity through films such as 'Million Dollar Baby' and 'Crash.'
Pena starred as DEA agent Kiki Camarena in the series 'Narcos: Mexico' after speculation that he would join in for the fourth season of 'Narcos'. He has appeared in three consecutive Oscar-nominated movies after his role in the film 'Babel.'
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She is a Colombian actress who has been active since 2004, with her debut being the movie 'Maria Full of Grace', where she beat 900 other girls for the lead role. For her portrayal in the movie, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
After moving to New York in 2005, she would go on to more independent projects. In 'American Gothic,' she was a recurring character, portraying Christina Morales and she is currently working on new and exciting projects.
Adriana Barraza is a Mexican actress and director who currently operates as an acting teacher alongside her husband and daughter at her own acting school in Miami. In 2006 she was cast in 'Babel,' and her performance earned her a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She has quite a reputation as an acting teacher, as is often called by the moniker master Barraza. As a director, she had her hand in multiple telenovelas where she would coach the actors herself.
A Mexican actor, singer, and producer born in Mexico City, people may recognize Boneta for his role in 'Rock of Ages,' where he starred alongside Tom Cruise. He released his first album, 'Diego,' which was later released in a Brazilian version.
He began his acting career in multiple television shows and telenovelas, and in 2010 he was cast in 'Pretty Little Liars' as Alex Santiago. You might also recognize him from 'Mean Girls 2.' Between 2018 and 2021 he plays Luis Miguel in the series of the same name.
The Venezuela actor has been active in his career since 1995 and has made appearances in many movies which even got him a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination. His first role with an all-star cast was in 'Vantage Point,' where he played the role of an ex-special forces soldier.
He was in 'The Bourne Ultimatum,' playing the role of Paz, and in 'Wrath of the Titans', playing Ares. Pursuing other interests with a passion, Ramírez is also a philanthropist and a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.