American entertainers of Cuban descent

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  1. Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz


    Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. She rose to stardom in the 1990s with roles in The Mask (1994), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and There's Something About Mary (1998), and is also known for voicing the character of Princess Fiona in the Shrek series (2001–10). Other high-profile credits include Charlie's Angels (2000) and its sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), The Holiday (2006), Knight and Day (2010), The Green Hornet (2011), Bad Teacher (2011), The Other Woman (2014), and Annie (2014).

  2. Bella Thorne

    Bella Thorne


    Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne (born October 8, 1997) is an American actress, singer, and model. She is best known for her roles as Ruthy Spivey in the TV series My Own Worst Enemy, Tancy Henrickson in the fourth season of Big Love, and CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up. She also appeared as Hilary/"Larry" in Blended and as Celia in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (both 2014). In 2015, she played Madison in The Duff and Amanda in Perfect High.

  3. Eva Mendes

    Eva Mendes


    Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974) is an American actress, model, singer and designer. She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), she made a career changing appearance in Training Day (2001). Since then she has co-starred in movies including All About The Benjamins, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Ghost Rider, We Own the Night, Stuck on You, Hitch and The Other Guys.

  4. Christina Milian

    Christina Milian


    Christine Flores (born September 26, 1981), better known as Christina Milian (/mɪliˈɑːn/), is an American singer, songwriter and actress. At the age of 19, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam. In 2001, Milian released her self-titled debut album, which featured the singles "AM to PM" and "When You Look at Me"; "AM to PM" charted with in the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and both peaked in the top three on the UK Singles Chart. In 2004, Milian released her second studio album It's About Time, which provided her first major U.S. hit, "Dip It Low", which reached number five on the U.S. Billboard chart. "Whatever U Want" was released as the album's second single. Both singles charted within the Top 10 of the UK chart.

  5. Pitbull



    Armando Christian Pérez, (born January 15, 1981) better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper. His first recorded mainstream performance was on a solo track from Lil Jon's 2002 album Kings of Crunk, which featured Pitbull rapping over Jon's production. In 2004, Pitbull released his debut album titled M.I.A.M.I. (backronym for Money Is A Major Issue), under TVT Records; the album included production from high-profile producers Lil Jon and Jim Jonsin. Pitbull later released his second album El Mariel, in 2006 and his third, The Boatlift, in 2007. His fourth album, Rebelution (2009), included the hit single "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)", which was his first internationally popular song, and ultimately peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

  6. Natalie Martinez

    Natalie Martinez


    Natalie Emilia-Romagna Martinez (born July 12, 1984) is an American actress and model. Martinez is known as the spokesmodel for JLO by Jennifer Lopez, and for her supporting role in the 2008 feature film Death Race. She also starred in a music video titled "Rain Over Me" by Pitbull, also featuring Marc Anthony. She has appeared in several music videos and telenovelas. In 2010–2011, Martinez starred in the American television crime drama Detroit 1-8-7 as Detective Ariana Sanchez. In 2012–2013, she starred in the American television crime drama CSI: NY as Detective Jamie Lovato.

  7. Vanessa del Rio

    Vanessa del Rio


    Vanessa del Rio (born March 31, 1952) is a retired American pornographic actress.

  8. Olivia Longott

    Olivia Longott


    Olivia Theresa Longott (born February 15, 1981 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.), professionally known as Olivia, is an American R&B singer best known for contributing vocals to 50 Cent's hit single "Candy Shop" and her debut album Olivia. She was also a regular cast member in the first three seasons (2011–13) of the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop.

  9. Jencarlos Canela

    Jencarlos Canela


    Jencarlos Canela (born April 21, 1988) is an American actor and award-winning singer-songwriting musician. Canela was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents, Lisette and Heriberto Canela. He is the older brother of actor Jason Canela, and they also have two older siblings. Jencarlos is known worldwide for his three internationally renowned telenovelas.

  10. Lola Falana

    Lola Falana


    Loletha Elayne "Lola" Falana (born September 11, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey) is an American singer, dancer, and actress.

  11. A.J. McLean

    A.J. McLean


    Alexander James "A. J." McLean (born January 9, 1978) is an American musician, singer, dancer, actor, and entertainer. He is a member of the Backstreet Boys. McLean is also a contributor for the It Gets Better Project.

  12. JoAnna Garcia Swisher

    JoAnna Garcia Swisher


    Joanna Lynne García Swisher (born August 10, 1979) is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on The WB/The CW sitcom Reba. She later starred as Mia Putney in the ABC sitcom Better with You. Since November 2013, she has had a recurring role as Ariel in the ABC drama series Once Upon a Time. In June 2015, she began starring in the ABC drama The Astronaut Wives Club as Gus Grissom's wife.

  13. Eddie Cibrian

    Eddie Cibrian


    Edward Carl "Eddie" Cibrian (/ˈsɪbriən/ SIB-ree-ən; born June 16, 1973) is an American actor. He is best known for his television role as Cole Deschanel on Sunset Beach, which gained popularity for the actor in the 1990s. He has also appeared in multiple films and as a cast member in several other television series, filling such roles as Russell Varon in Invasion, Jimmy Doherty on Third Watch and Jesse Cardoza in CSI: Miami.

  14. Desi Arnaz

    Desi Arnaz


    Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III (March 2, 1917 — December 2, 1986), better known as Desi Arnaz or Desi Arnaz, Sr., was a Cuban-born American musician, actor, television producer, writer and director. He is best remembered for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the American television series sitcom I Love Lucy, starring with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married at the time. Arnaz was also internationally renowned for leading his Latin music band, the Desi Arnaz Orchestra. He and Ball are generally credited as the inventors of the rerun in connection with I Love Lucy.

  15. David Gallagher

    David Gallagher


    David Lee Gallagher (born February 9, 1985) is an American actor. Beginning a prolific career as a child actor and model at the age of two, Gallagher is a five-time Young Artist Award nominee and Teen Choice Award winner, best known for his role as Simon Camden on the long-running television series 7th Heaven, as well as for his feature film roles; as Mikey Ubriacco in Look Who's Talking Now, as Kevin Harper in Angels in the Endzone and as Richie Rich in Richie Rich's Christmas Wish. Gallagher is also well known for the voice of Riku in the Kingdom Hearts video game series.

  16. Lela Star

    Lela Star


    Lela Star (born June 13, 1985) is an American pornographic actress who performed in over 100 scenes.

  17. Gloria Estefan

    Gloria Estefan


    Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan (born September 1, 1957), known professionally as Gloria Estefan, is a Cuban American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. She is one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time, with an estimated 100 million records sold worldwide, including 31.5 million of those in the United States alone. Refered as the "Queen of Latin Pop" because of her energy and hardwork that paved way to other latin artist. Also known as the ambassador and "Queen" of Miami, Florida , which makes her the signature artist of the city She has won seven Grammy Awards and is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music to date.

  18. Fat Joe

    Fat Joe


    Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper. He is also the CEO of Terror Squad Entertainment, and member of musical groups D.I.T.C. and Terror Squad.

  19. Martika



    Marta Marrero (born May 18, 1969), known as Martika, is an American singer-songwriter and actress, who released two internationally successful albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s, selling over four million copies worldwide.

  20. Camille Guaty

    Camille Guaty


    Camille Guaty (born June 28, 1978) is an American film and television actress. She is known for her role as Daisy in Gotta Kick It Up! (2002), for playing Maricruz, Sucre's girlfriend, in Prison Break (2005–07) and as Walter O'Brien's sister, Megan, a recurring role on the series Scorpion (2014–).

  21. Maria Conchita Alonso

    Maria Conchita Alonso


    María Conchita Alonso (born June 29, 1957), better known as María Conchita, is a Cuban-born Venezuelan-raised three time Grammy Award–nominated singer/songwriter and actress.

  22. Andy Garcia

    Andy Garcia


    Andrés Arturo García Menéndez (born April 12, 1956), professionally known as Andy Garcia, is a Cuban-American actor and director. He became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, having appeared in several successful Hollywood films, including The Godfather Part III, The Untouchables, Internal Affairs and When a Man Loves a Woman. More recently, he has starred in Ocean's Eleven and its sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, and The Lost City.

  23. Maria Canals-Barrera

    Maria Canals-Barrera


    María Canals Barrera (born María Pilar Canals; September 28, 1966) is an American actress best known for her roles on television.

  24. Bobby Cannavale

    Bobby Cannavale


    Robert "Bobby" Cannavale (/ˌkænəˈvɑːlɛ/; born May 3, 1970) is an American actor known for his leading role as Bobby Caffey in the first two seasons of the television series Third Watch. Cannavale also had a recurring role on the NBC comedy series Will & Grace as Officer Vincent "Vince" D'Angelo, Will Truman's long-term boyfriend, and portrayed Gyp Rosetti during the third season of the HBO drama Boardwalk Empire, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2013.

  25. Celia Cruz

    Celia Cruz


    Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso also known by her stage name Celia Cruz (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a Cuban-American salsa singer/performer. One of the most popular salsa artists of the 20th century, she earned twenty-three gold albums and was a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. She was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa", "La Guarachera de Cuba", as well as The Queen of Latin Music.

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