Famous Boricuas

Famous Boricuas
Liz Torres

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

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…

Roselyn Sanchez

Roselyn Sanchez

  Rose­lyn Sanchez (born April 2, 1973) is a Puer­to Rican singer, mod­el, and actress of film and tele­vi­sion. Sanchez was born in San Juan, Puer­to Rico. In Puer­to Rico, she gained pub­lic atten­tion as a dancer and as co-host of a vari­ety show called Que Vac­ilon.…

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

  Mayte Michelle Rodríguez (born July 12, 1978)  is an Amer­i­can actress, screen­writer and disc jock­ey.  Rodriguez got her break­out role in the inde­pen­dent film Girl­fight (2000), which was met with crit­i­cal acclaim for her per­for­mance as a trou­bled box­er, and…

Pedro Albizu Campos

Pedro Albizu Campos

Pedro Albizu Cam­pos (Sep­tem­ber 12, 1891 – April 21, 1965) was a Puer­to Rican attor­ney and politi­cian, and the lead­ing fig­ure in the Puer­to Rican inde­pen­dence move­ment. Gift­ed in lan­guages, he spoke six and was the first Puer­to Rican to grad­u­ate from Har­vard Law…

Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Miguel José Fer­rer (born Feb­ru­ary 7, 1955) is an Amer­i­can actor and voice actor most­ly known for vil­lain­ous roles, notably Bob Mor­ton, the design­er of the tit­u­lar char­ac­ter in Robo­Cop (1987), the short-tem­pered FBI agent Albert…

Gigi Fernández

Gigi Fernández

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Beat­riz “Gigi” Fer­nán­dez (born Feb­ru­ary 22, 1964, in San Juan, Puer­to Rico) is a for­mer pro­fes­sion­al ten­nis play­er, the first female ath­lete from her native Puer­to Rico to turn pro­fes­sion­al, the first Puer­to Rican woman to ever…

Hector Lavoe

Hector Lavoe

Héc­tor Juan Pérez Martínez (Sep­tem­ber 30, 1946 – June 29, 1993), bet­ter known as Héc­tor Lavoe, was a Puer­to Rican sal­sa singer. Lavoe was born and raised in the Machueli­to sec­tor of Ponce, Puer­to Rico. Ear­ly in his life, he attend­ed a local music school and devel­oped…

Willie Colon

Willie Colon was born in the South Bronx, New York, to Puer­to Rican par­ents.   WILLIE COLON MUSIC   After more than ten years from the release of his last CD, Willie Colon is back with a new album called “EL MALO, Vol. 2: Pri­sioneros del Mam­bo”.  The album…

Olga Tañon

Olga Tañon was born on April 13, 1967 in San­turce, Puer­to Rico. OLGA TANON MUSIC

Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez

ROSIE PEREZ ROSIE DVDs Rosa Mari­a “Rosie” Perez, born (Sep­tem­ber 6, 1964) and raised in Brook­lyn, New York to Puer­to Rican par­ents.  Pérez was born in Brook­lyn,  in the neigh­bor­hood of Bush­wick, to Puer­to Rican par­ents. Her moth­er, Lydia Pérez (née Fontañez), a…

Benicio del Toro

Benicio del Toro

  Beni­cio Mon­ser­rate Rafael del Toro Sánchez, bet­ter known as Beni­cio del Toro (born Feb­ru­ary 19, 1967) is a Puer­to Rican actor and film pro­duc­er. He won an Acad­e­my Award, a Gold­en Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA Award for his role as Javier…

Joyce Giraud

Joyce Giraud

From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia Joyce Giraud (born Joyce Marie Giraud Moji­ca; April 4, 1975) is a Puer­to Rican actress and mod­el. She is a two time Miss Puer­to Rico and the sec­ond run­ner up in the 1998 Miss Uni­verse pageant. She had pre­vi­ous­ly rep­re­sent­ed Puer­to…

Vanessa De Roide

Vanessa De Roide

Vanes­sa De Roide  is a beau­ty pageant title­hold­er, mod­el and TV host from Puer­to Rico and the cur­rent Nues­tra Belleza Lati­na 2012. She is a well-known top mod­el in the island. She rep­re­sent­ed Puer­to Rico in Miss Earth 2005 and fin­ished in the Top 8. She also won the…

Miguel Cotto

Miguel Cotto

Miguel Ángel Cot­to Vázquez (born Octo­ber 29, 1980) is a Puer­to Rican pro­fes­sion­al box­er and the reign­ing WBA (Super) light mid­dleweight cham­pi­on. He is the younger broth­er of con­tender Jose Miguel Cot­to and cousin of Abn­er Cot­to. He is a four-time world cham­pi­on in…

Famous Boricuas A‑Z

Joseph Michael Aca­ba (his par­ents are from Hatil­lo, Puer­to Rico) Carme­lo Antho­ny (born to a Puer­to Rican father and an African Amer­i­can moth­er) La La Antho­ny (Puer­to Rican descent) Vic­tor Argo (both of his…

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

Carme­lo Kyam Antho­ny (born May 29, 1984), nick­named “Melo”, is an Amer­i­can pro­fes­sion­al bas­ket­ball play­er who plays for the New York Knicks of the Nation­al Bas­ket­ball Asso­ci­a­tion (NBA). After a suc­cess­ful high school career at Tow­son Catholic High School and Oak Hill…

Wilfred Benitez

Wilfred Benitez

In his prime, box­er Wil­fred Ben­itez lived the good life, he was a play­boy away from the ring and he once dat­ed Sug­ar Ray Leonard’s sis­ter. He drove expen­sive cars and lived in expen­sive homes. He was also treat­ed like a king in Puer­to Rico and then his life took an…

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