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The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40 

Ranker Film
Updated June 18, 2019 2.7k votes 357 voters 12.3k views 53 items

List Rules Vote up the young Latinx actors who are already household names.

It can be difficult to build a notable career as a young celebrity, especially if you're a Latinx actor or actress.  We've put together a list of Latinx actors and actresses under 40 who are making waves with audiences and winning acclaim for their work in television and film.

We aren't only listing the best young Hispanic actors, but famous Latinx actresses and actors from other countries like Eiza González and Alfred Enoch. We also have included Afro-Latinx actors like Tessa Thompson. All of these young Latina and Latino actors are at different points in their careers, but all of them are owning their space in Hollywood and we can't wait to see where their future takes them!

Who's your pick for the best Latinx actors under 40 in Hollywood right now? Check out the list of famous young Latinx actors below and vote up the ones you think are nailing their roles and taking the industry by storm.

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1
Gina Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 33

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

  • Jane the Virgin
  • Ferdinand
  • Annihilation
2
Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 37

Birthplace: Pomona, USA, California

  • Sin City films
  • Dark Angel
  • Machete
3
Eiza González is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 29

Birthplace: Caborca, Mexico

  • Baby Driver
  • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
  • Alita: Battle Angel
4
Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 26

Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States of America

  • Spring Breakers
  • Hotel Transylvania film series
5
Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 34

Birthplace: Wilmington, USA, Delaware

  • Legion
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Ingrid Goes West
6
Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 39

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

  • Marvel/Netflix Universe
  • Sin City
  • Josie and the Pussycats
7
Victoria Justice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 25

Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States of America

  • Eye Candy
  • Victorious
8
Morena Baccarin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 39

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Gotham
  • Deadpool 2
  • Firefly
9
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 26

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

  • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
  • Glee
10
Odette Annable is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 33

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

  • Cloverfield
  • Supergirl
  • House
11
Jordana Brewster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 38

Birthplace: Panama City, Panama

  • The Fast and the Furious franchise
  • Lethal Weapon
  • The Faculty
  •  
12
Camila Mendes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Camila Mendes Age: age 24
  • Riverdale
  • Coyote Lake
13
Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 35

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

14
Diane Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 32
  • Orange Is The New Black
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Doom Patrol
15
Naya Rivera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 32

Birthplace: Santa Clarita, USA, California, Valencia

  • Glee
  • Step Up: High Water

 

16
Alexa Vega is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 30

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

  • Spy Kids
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera
17
Jenna Ortega is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: age 15
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Elena of Avalor
18
Rosa Salazar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Rosa Salazar Age: age 33
  • Alita: Battle Angel
  • Maze Runner film series
  • American Horror Story: Murder House
19
Lin-Manuel Miranda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Lin-Manuel Miranda Age: 39

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • His Dark Materials
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
20
Diego Luna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Diego Luna Age: 36

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Elysium
21
America Ferrera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 34

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

22
Adria Arjona is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: age 26
  • Pacific Rim Uprising
  • True Detective
  • Emerald City
23
Cierra Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 24

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

  • The Fosters
  • Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors
24
Isabella Gómez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: age 20

Birthplace: Medellin, Colombia

  • One Day at a Time
  • Matador
25
Christian Serratos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 28

Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America

  • The Twilight Saga film series
  • The Walking Dead