Category: Famous Boricuas

Victoria Justice

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Vic­to­ria Dawn Jus­tice (born Feb­ru­ary 19, 1993) is an Amer­i­can actress, singer-song­writer, voice artist and dancer. She debuted as an actress at the age of 10 and has since appeared in sev­er­al films and tele­vi­sion series includ­ing the Nick­elodeon series Zoey 101 and Vic­to­ri­ous. She has made appear­ances in sev­er­al the­atri­cal releas­es, includ­ing Unknown as well as the 2006 thriller The Gar­den. She has appeared in sev­er­al Nick­elodeon series, includ­ing True Jack­son, VP, The Troop, The Pen­guins of Mada­gas­car and iCar­ly, as well as on the Nick­elodeon game shows Brain­Surge and Fig­ure It Out...

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Daddy Yankee

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born Feb­ru­ary 3, 1977), known by his stage name Dad­dy Yan­kee, is a Puer­to Rican reg­gae­ton rap­per song­writer and record­ing artist. Ayala was born in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puer­to Rico, and was raised in the Vil­la Kennedy Hous­ing Projects. While still dab­bling in music, Ayala aspired to be a pro­fes­sion­al base­ball play­er and tried out for the Seat­tle Mariners Major League base­ball team.  Before he could be offi­cial­ly signed, he was hit by a stray round from an AK-47 rifle while tak­ing a break from a stu­dio record­ing ses­sion...

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Marquita Rivera

The First Puer­to Rican Who Appeared in a Hol­ly­wood Film Born on May 18, 1922 in the city of Fajar­do, Puer­to Rico, Mar­qui­ta Rivera was a famous actress, dancer, and singer and the first ever Puer­to Rican who appeared in a major Hol­ly­wood film “Road to Rio.” Born as Maria Hero­ina Rivera de San­ti­a­go, Rivera was the youngest child among the brood of 12. At the age of three months, her fam­i­ly migrat­ed to New York City in the Unit­ed States where her musi­cal career start­ed. At a very young age of six, Rivera stud­ied fla­men­co and dance under the...

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Carlos Edwin Colón, Sr.

Car­los Edwin Colón, Sr., born Car­los Edwin Colón Gon­za­lez on July 18, 1948 in San­ta Isabel, Puer­to Rico, is a retired pro­fes­sion­al wrestler, bet­ter known in the Puer­to Rican pro­fes­sion­al wrestling as Car­los Colón or Car­l­i­tos Colón. He is the father of wrestlers Car­ly Colón and Eddie Colón, both cur­rent­ly known pro­fes­sion­al­ly as Car­l­i­to and Pri­mo Colon   Height: 5′10″ Weight: 246 lbs. From: San­ta Isabel, Puer­to Rico Sig­na­ture Move: Fig­ure-Four Leglock Career High­lights: 26-time WWC Uni­ver­sal Heavy­weight Cham­pi­on; WWC North Amer­i­can Heavy­weight Cham­pi­on; WWC Puer­to Rico Heavy­weight Cham­pi­on; NWA Cham­pi­on; 2014 WWE Hall of Fame...

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Olga San Juan

She pos­sessed the same tiny frame and fer­vid Latin tem­pera­ment as her Brazil­ian coun­ter­part, Car­men Miran­da, and, for most her career, Puer­to Rican singer/dancer Olga San Juan, like Miran­da, was a wel­come dis­trac­tion by Amer­i­can audi­ences. A fla­vor­ful, scene-steal­ing per­son­al­i­ty who delight­ful­ly man­gled the Eng­lish lan­guage, she dec­o­rat­ed a num­ber of war-era and post-war musi­cals and com­e­dy escapism with her spe­cial brand of com­e­dy. Dubbed the “Puer­to Rican Pep­per­pot” dur­ing her hey­day, Olga was born in the Flat­bush sec­tion of Brook­lyn. Her fam­i­ly returned to Puer­to Rico when she was three, but came back to Amer­i­ca after a few...

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