Famous Boricuas

Famous Boricuas

José M. Saldaña

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia   José Manuel Sal­daña is a Puer­to Rican aca­d­e­m­ic who served as Pres­i­dent of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Puer­to Rico dur­ing the 1980s.  He is a mem­ber of Phi Sig­ma Alpha fra­ter­ni­ty. He grad­u­at­ed from U.H.S. at Rio Piedras, before obtain­ing…

Geraldo Rivera

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Ger­al­do Rivera ( born Ger­ald Michael Riv­iera;  July 4, 1943) is an Amer­i­can attor­ney, jour­nal­ist, author, reporter, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the news­magazine pro­gram Ger­al­do at Large and appears reg­u­lar­ly on Fox News…

Denise Quiñones

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Denise Marie Quiñones August (born Sep­tem­ber 9, 1980 in Ponce, Puer­to Rico) is a Puer­to Rican actress and beau­ty pageant title­hold­er who was the fourth woman from her coun­try to win the Miss Uni­verse con­test. Pri­or to win­ning the…

Adamari López

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Adamari López Tor­res (born May 18, 1971 in Humacao, Puer­to Rico) is a Puer­to Rican actress famous for par­tic­i­pat­ing in sev­er­al Puer­to Rican and Mex­i­can soap operas. She is cur­rent­ly a host on the Tele­mu­n­do morn­ing show Un Nue­vo…

Rosario Dawson

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Rosario Daw­son  (born May 9, 1979) is an Amer­i­can actress, singer, and writer. She has appeared in films such as Kids, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Rent, Death Proof, The Run­down, Eagle Eye, Alexan­der, Sev­en…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lana Parrilla

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Lana María Par­ril­la (born July 15, 1977) is an Amer­i­can actress, known for her roles on Spin City, 24, Wind­fall, Swing­town and Mia­mi Med­ical. From 2002–2003, she starred in the crit­i­cal­ly acclaimed but short lived crime dra­ma…

Liz Torres

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Eliz­a­beth “Liz” Tor­res (born Sep­tem­ber 27, 1947) is an Amer­i­can actress, singer, and come­di­enne of Puer­to Rican descent.  Tor­res was born in the Bronx bor­ough of New York City where her par­ents had set­tled after mov­ing from Puer­to…

Lisa Mateo

Lisa Mateo is a two-time Emmy nom­i­nat­ed Fea­tures Reporter for the PIX 11 Morn­ing News. On the fea­tures end she brings you the lat­est on what’s hap­pen­ing around town, from break­ing news to the hottest trends. Lisa also works dou­ble duty as Week­end Weath­er Anchor for…

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