Boricuas, stand up!

We've rounded up our favorite Boricua celebs all in one place! From superstar performers (Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez) to Oscar-winning thesps (Benicio Del Toro, Rita Moreno), to legends of the stage (Chita Rivera) and TV stars (Lauren Velez, Jimmy Smits), Puerto Rico has produced, without question, some of the most talented, most exciting stars Hollywood has ever seen.

Puerto Rican celebs are all over the place. And although everyone here may not be 100% Puerto Rican, the island would be happy to claim them as one of its own!


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  • Benicio Del Toro

    Oscar-winning actor ("Traffic," "21 Grams")

  • Michelle Rodriguez

    Actress: "Avatar," "Girlfight"

  • Rosie Perez

    Actress: "It Could Happen To You," "Fearless"

  • Rita Moreno

    Oscar-winning actress ("West Side Story")

  • Melonie Diaz

    Actress: "Be Kind, Rewind"

  • Jennifer Lopez

    She does it all!

  • Chita Rivera

    Broadway legend.

  • Esai Morales

    Actor: "Gun Hill Road," "NYPD Blue"

  • Rachel Ticotin

    Actress: "Total Recall"

  • Susie Castillo

    TV host: "TRL," "School Pride"

  • Raquel Castro

    Reality Star: "The Voice," and actress ("Jersey Girl").

  • Kimberly Guilfoyle

    TV Host ("The Five")

  • Hector Elizondo

    Actor: "Pretty Woman," "Last Man Standing"

  • Denise Quinones

    Former Miss Universe.

  • Liz Torres

    Actress: "Gilmore Girls"

  • Alanna Ubach

    Actress: "Legally Blonde," "Bad Teacher"

  • Lisa Vidal

    Actress: "The Event"

  • Freddy Rodriguez

    Actor: "Six Feet Under," "Poseidon"

  • Ian Gomez

    Actor: "Cougar Town," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

  • Eva LaRue

    Actress: "CSI: Miami"

  • Frankie Muniz

    Actor: "Malcolm in the Middle"

  • Reagan Gomez-Preston

    Actress: "The Parent 'Hood"

  • Rick Gonzalez

    Actor: "Old School"

  • Meagan Good

    Actress: "Deliver Us From Eva"

  • Shar Jackson

    Actress: "Moesha"

  • Lana Parrilla

    Actress: "Once Upon A Time"

  • Lauren Velez

    Actress: "Dexter," "New York Undercover," "Oz," Ugly Betty"

  • Ramon Rodriguez

    Actor: "Charlie's Angels"

  • Jimmy Smits

    Actor: "Dexter," "The West Wing"

  • Kirk Acevedo

    Actor: "Oz," "Fringe," "Band Of Brothers"

  • Ricky Martin

    Music superstar and Broadway star ("Evita").

  • Shalim Ortiz

    Actor: "Heroes"

  • Amaury Nolasco

    Actor: "Prison Break"

  • Luis Guzman

    Actor: "How To Make It In America"

  • Freddie Prinze Jr.

    Actor: "She's All That," "Friends," "Scooby Doo"

  • Erik Estrada

    Actor: "CHIPs"

  • Roselyn Sanchez

    Actress: "Without A Trace," "Rush Hour 2"

  • David Zayas

    Actor: "Dexter"

  • Marc Indelicato

    Actor: "Ugly Betty"

  • April Lee Hernandez

    Actress: "Freedom Writers"

  • Ana Ortiz

    Actress: 'Ugly Betty," "Devious Maids"

  • Victoria Justice

    Actress: "Victorious"

  • Naya Rivera

    Actress: "Glee"

  • Scotty McCreery

    "American Idol" winner.

  • Lynda Lopez

    TV host.

  • Howie Dorough

    Singer, songwriter and member of the "Backstreet Boys"

  • Giselle Blondet

    TV host: "Nuestra Belleza Latina"

  • Chayanne


  • La La Anthony

    Former MTV VJ and reality star ("La La's Full Court Life")

  • John Ortiz

    Actor: 'Luck"

  • Wilson Cruz

    Actor: "My So-Called Life"

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that John Leguizamo and Kid Cudi were Puerto Rican. John Leguizamo is Colombian and Kid Cudi is half-Mexican.

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