Category: Famous Boricuas

Jennifer Lopez

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jennifer Lynn Muñiz (née Lopez; born July 24, 1969) is an American entertainer, businesswoman, philanthropist and producer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry following a minor role in the 1986 film My Little Girl, to the dismay of her Puerto Rican parents, who believed that it was an unrealistic career route for a Hispanic. Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. She received...

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Sam Parrilla

Samuel (Monje) Parilla (June 12, 1943 in Santurce, Puerto Rico – February 9, 1994 in Brooklyn, New York USA) was a left fielder and pinch-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1970. He played in the minor leagues from 1963 to 1972.     His daughter is actress Lana Parrilla. Minor league career Parrilla was originally signed by the Cleveland Indians as an undrafted free agent in 1963. He spent ten seasons in the minor leagues, until 1972, hitting .282 with 104 home runs, 165 doubles and 36 triples in 1,039 games.  Perhaps his best season was 1969, when he hit .383...

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Dayanara Torres

Dayanara Torres Delgado (born October 28, 1974) is a Puerto Rican actress, singer, model, writer and former Miss Universe.  Torres was discovered at age 17 while walking through the Plaza de Toa Alta in her hometown, and was invited to represent Toa Alta in the annual Miss Puerto Rico pageant. She won the pageant and the right to represent Puerto Rico in the 1993 Miss Universe pageant. In 1992, she participated in the Miss International pageant and became a semi-finalist. The same year, she earned second place at the Queen of the World contest. Torres won the crown in...

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Iris Chacón

Iris Chacón (born March 7, 1950 in Puerto Rico) is a dancer, singer, and entertainer. She enjoys great popularity in Puerto Rico (where she had a weekly variety show for more than a decade) and in other Latin American countries, as well as such U.S. locales as New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. Career Chacon has been known by various nicknames, such as “La Bomba de Puerto Rico” (The Puerto Rican Bombshell), and “La Vedette de America” (America’s Showgirl). During her heyday in the 1970s and early 1980s, she toured most of Latin America, the USA, Europe and Japan....

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Zoe Saldana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario (/sæl?dæn?/ sal-DAN-?; born June 19, 1978), known as Zoë Saldana or Zoe Saldana, is an American actress. She had her breakthrough roles in the 2000 film Center Stage and the 2002 film Crossroads. She later gained prominence for her roles as Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the young Uhura in the 2009 film Star Trek, and Neytiri in James Cameron’s Avatar and its upcoming sequels. Early life   Saldana was born Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario in Passaic, New Jersey. Her late father, Aridio...

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