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...

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,...

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...

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...

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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