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The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40 

Ranker Film
Updated June 18, 2019 2.5k votes 323 voters 10.9k 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.

list ordered by
1
Gina Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 30
  • 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, California, United States of America

  • 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
Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 39

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

  • Marvel/Netflix Universe
  • Sin City
  • Josie and the Pussycats
6
Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 34

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

  • Legion
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Ingrid Goes West
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, USA, New Mexico

  • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
  • Glee
10
Jordana Brewster is listed (or ranked) 10 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
  •  
11
Odette Annable is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 33

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

  • Cloverfield
  • Supergirl
  • House
12
Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 35

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

13
Camila Mendes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Camila Mendes Age: age 24
  • Riverdale
  • Coyote Lake
14
Lin-Manuel Miranda is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
Naya Rivera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 32

Birthplace: Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States of America

  • 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: USA, Florida, Miami

  • 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
Diane Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 32
  • Orange Is The New Black
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Doom Patrol
19
Isabella Gómez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: age 20

Birthplace: Medellin, Colombia

  • One Day at a Time
  • Matador
20
Diego Luna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Diego Luna Age: 39

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Elysium
21
Adria Arjona is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: age 26
  • Pacific Rim Uprising
  • True Detective
  • Emerald City
22
Cierra Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 24

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

  • The Fosters
  • Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors
23
Rosa Salazar is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
Tyler Posey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 27

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

  • Teen Wolf
  • Truth or Dare
  • Scream
25
America Ferrera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Age: 34

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America