Famous Hispanic Americans
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He fought at the Alamo and eventually became mayor of San Antonio, Texas.
She was the first Hispanic woman elected to Congress in 1982.
This man served in President Clinton's administration as Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Energy.
The first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.
This man founded the United Farm Workers of America to help migrant farm workers.
This man founded the Crusade for Justice.
This man was an inspirational math teacher in a troubled school in Los Angeles.
Edward James Olmos
This actor played Jaime Escalante in the movie, Stand and Deliver. He was the first Hispanic American to be nominated for an Oscar for his role.
This young woman was a famous Tex Mex singer from Corpus Christi, Texas. A Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and fashion designer, she was known as the Queen of Tejano Music.
This woman played Selena in the movie about her life.
She is the only Hispanic, and one of the few performers, to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and a Tony award.
This 1980's actor opened doors for future Latinos.
This actor was the first Hispanic to star in a TV sitcom.
This actor starred in Chico and the Man on TV.
This actor has played many memorable movie roles in films such as Moulin Rouge, The Happening, and recently in the Netflix original series Bloodline. He received a 2018 Special Tony Award for his body of theatrical work.
Guillermo del Toro
This film director's movie credits include Pan's Labyrinth and the Hell Boys series.
This man was the first Hispanic to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of his works is The Mambo Kings.
This man is a journalist, reporter, and talk show host.
Maria Irene Fornes
This playwright has written over 35 plays.
The female author comes from Chile and many of her novels center on family life.
This scientist won the Nobel Peace Prize for discovering how to create RNA in a test tube.
This doctor was the first Hispanic to be appointed Surgeon General of the United States.
This man was the first Hispanic male astronaut in the NASA Space Program.
This woman was the first Hispanic female astronaut in the NASA Space Program.
Chris Armas, Carlos Bocanegra, Tab Ramos
These men are famous US soccer players.
This famous baseball player from Puerto Rico was also a great philanthropist.
This Hispanic baseball player surpassed Sammy Sosa's homerun record.
This NBA player has won medals at the Olympics and has been elected to the All Star and All NBA teams multiple times.
This woman was inducted into the WNBA Hall of Fame in 2010.
This Hispanic female golfer opened doors for Hispanic women in her sport.
Ricardo Alonso Gonzales
As one of the most famous tennis players of all time, this man won over 100 titles.
Oscar de la Hoya
This boxer earned 10 world titles as well a a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics.
This boxer was a heavyweight and won 2 world titles.
Oscar de la Renta
This fashion designer from the Dominican Republic is one of the most famous American couturiers in the world.
This musician and composer's father was a violinist in a Mexican mariachi band. He wrote the score for the movie La Bamba.
This Cuban American singer lives in Miama and she has been making music for over 30 years.
This female pop star is an Ecuadoran American.
This businessman's family owns Goya Foods.
This Hispanic man was the CEO of McDonald's.
This artist loved to incorporate Mexican Culture and hard life experiences into her paintings.
This musician wrote and sang the hit song Donna and the movie La Bamba was about his life.
He was a famous Hispanic ballet dancer.
She is a poet, essayist, and novelist who wrote The House on Mango Street.
She was known as the "Queen of Salsa" and won 7 Grammy awards for her music. (Cuban-American).
He won the 1995 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his research on the threat of CFCS to the earth's ozone layer.
Loreta Janeta Velázquez
She masqueraded as a male confederate soldier so that she could fight in the Civil War.
He was the first Hispanic star of a network TV show, I Love Lucy. He played the character, Ricky Ricardo.
She was a civil rights activist who defended the rights of women and farm workers.
An actor, painter, writer, and two-time Oscar winner.
He is a Univision TV news anchor.
She is a chef, TV host and cookbook author.
He is a chef and restauranteur.
She is NASA's chief engineer for the Virtual Reality Lab at the Johnson Space Center.
He is a World Cup announcer.
He is the founder and CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks
He is also known as (AKA) Chef Pepin and is a media personality.
Maria Elena Salinas
She is a journalist who is an Investigative Discovery host.
She is president and CEO of the College Futures Foundation.
He is a former U.S. surgeon general.
She is a poet, essayist, and novelist who wrote How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. She also wrote Once Upon a Quinceanera.
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