Celebrities The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40  

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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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Morena Baccarin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 38
  • Gotham
  • Deadpool 2
  • Firefly
Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian American actress. She is best known for portraying Inara Serra in the series Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity, Adria in the series Stargate SG-1 and the ...more

2
15 6
Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 36
  • Sin City films
  • Dark Angel
  • Machete
Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress, model, and businesswoman. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack. Alba rose to ...more

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12 5
Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 32 Tessa Lynne Thompson is an American actress. She played Jackie Cook on the television noir Veronica Mars, Nyla Adrose in the film For Colored Girls, and civil rights activist Diane Nash in

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13 7
Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 38
  • Marvel/Netflix Universe
  • Sin City
  • Josie and the Pussycats
Rosario Dawson is an American actress, singer, and writer. She has appeared in films such as Kids, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Rent, The Rundown, Eagle Eye, Alexander, Seven ...more

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15 9
Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 33
  • Legion
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Ingrid Goes West
Aubrey Christina Plaza is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation. After appearing in key supporting roles in several ...more

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10 5
Eiza González is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 28
  • Baby Driver
  • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
  • Alita: Battle Angel
Eiza González Reyna is a Mexican actress and singer. In 2007, she gained popularity for her debut role as "Lola" in the Mexican teen-oriented musical telenovela ...more

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12 8
Gina Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 30
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Ferdinand
  • Annihilation
Gina Alexis Rodriguez (born July 30, 1984) is an American actress, model, writer, producer, and director. She began her career the stage, she made her screen debut in an episode of Law & ...more

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5 1
Alexa Vega is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 29
  • Spy Kids
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera
Alexa Ellesse Pena Vega is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera. In ...more

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11 8
Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 25
  • Spring Breakers
  • Hotel Transylvania film series
Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. Born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, she was first featured on the children's series Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. In 2007, ...more

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10 7
Alexis Bledel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 36
  • The Handmaid's tale
  • Sin City
  • Gilmore Girls
Kimberly Alexis Bledel is an American actress, model and producer. She is known for her role as Rory Gilmore in The WB/The CW comedy-drama Gilmore Girls. She has since starred in films including ...more

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5 2
Génesis Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 30
  • Big Hero 6
  • Time After Time
  • Delirium
Genesis Rodríguez Pérez is an American actress. She is known for her leading roles in Telemundo telenovelas such as Prisionera, Dame Chocolate and Doña Bárbara. She ...more

12
7 5
Jordana Brewster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 37
  • The Fast and the Furious franchise
  • Lethal Weapon
  • The Faculty
  •  
Jordana Brewster is an American actress. She began her acting career in her late teens, with a 1995 episode of the soap opera All My Children. She followed that appearance with the recurring ...more

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4 2
Adria Arjona is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 26
  • Pacific Rim Uprising
  • True Detective
  • Emerald City
Adria Arjona is the daughter of Ricardo Arjona.

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9 8
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 25
  • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
  • Glee
Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, Lovato rose to prominence in the ...more

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7 6
Gael García Bernal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 39
  • Mozart in the Jungle
  • Coco
  • The Motorcycle Diaries
Gael García Bernal is a Mexican film actor, director, and producer. He founded Canana Films in Mexico City.

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6 5
Odette Annable is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 32
  • Cloverfield
  • Supergirl
  • House
Odette Juliette Annable is an American actress.

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6 5
Lin-Manuel Miranda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 35
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • His Dark Materials
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American composer, rapper, lyricist, and actor. He wrote the Broadway musical In the Heights, for which he won numerous accolades, including a Tony and a Grammy Award. ...more

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5 4
Camila Mendes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Camila Mendes age 24
  • Riverdale
  • Coyote Lake

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5 4
Jenna Ortega is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 15
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Elena of Avalor
Jenna Marie Ortega is an American actress. She is known for her roles in Jane the Virgin on The CW and Stuck in the Middle on Disney Channel. She is also the voice of Princess Isabel in the ...more

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4 3
Naya Rivera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 28
  • Glee
  • Step Up: High Water

 

Naya Rivera Dorsey is an American actress and singer, known for playing Santana Lopez on Fox's musical comedy-drama television series Glee. She also played the role of Hillary Winston on The ...more

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3 2
Herizen Guardiola is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Herizen Guardiola age 22
  • The Get Down
  • Runaway Island

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3 2
Mishel Prada is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Mishel Prada age 28
  • Vida
  • Fear the Walking Dead: Passage

23
2 1
Daniela Vega is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Daniela Vega age 29
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • The Guest

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2 1
Emily Rios is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 28
  • Breaking Bad
  • Snowfall
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
Emily Clara Rios is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Andrea Cantillo on the AMC series Breaking Bad. In 2013 she began portraying newspaper reporter Adriana ...more

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8 8
Oscar Isaac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 39
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Star Wars cinematic universe
  • Ex Machina
Oscar Isaac is a Guatemalan-born American actor and singer. He is known for his lead roles in Inside Llewyn Davis, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination, A Most Violent Year and ...more

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8 8
America Ferrera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 31
  • Superstore
  • Ugly Betty
  • How to Train Your Dragon franchise
America Georgine Ferrera is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Betty Suarez on the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty. Her portrayal garnered critical acclaim, and she won ...more

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5 5
Rick Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 38
  • Arrow
  • Reaper
  • Coach Carter
Rick Gonzalez is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Timo Cruz in the motion picture Coach Carter, and as Ben Gonzalez on the CW supernatural drama television series

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4 4
Elizabeth Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 37 Elizabeth Rodriguez is an American actress, a Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winner for her role on Broadway in Stephen Adly Guirgis's "The Motherf*cker with the Hat", and ...more

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4 4
Diego Luna is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 36
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Elysium
Diego Luna Alexander is a Mexican actor known for his childhood telenovela work, a starring role in the film Y tu mamá también and supporting roles in American films, including ...more

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2 2
Melissa Barrera is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Melissa Barrera age 32
  • Vida
  • Tanto Amor
Melissa Eva Barrera is an American radio and television personality of Mexican parentage. She is best known for her work as host on mun2's Daily Shift, The mun2 Shift: Late Night and reality ...more

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2 2
Isabella Gómez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Isabella Gómez age 20
  • One Day at a Time
  • Matador
Isabella Gómez is a voice actress.

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2 2
Natalia Cordova is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Natalia Córdova age 35
  • Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Coco
Natalia Cordova is an actress.

33
1 1
Rosa Salazar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Rosa Salazar age 33

34
7 8
Victoria Justice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 25
  • Eye Candy
  • Victorious
Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She debuted as an actress at the age of 10 and has since appeared in several films and television series including the ...more

35
6 7
Wilmer Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 38
  • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • That '70s Show
Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama is an American actor, singer, dancer, producer and television personality, known for the role of Fez in the sitcom That '70s Show, hosting the MTV series Yo Momma, and ...more

36
4 5
Carlos Valdes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 29
  • Arrow
  • The Flash
Carlos Valdes is an actor.

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3 4
Diane Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 31
  • Orange Is The New Black
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Doom Patrol
Diane Guerrero is an American actress best known for her current roles of Maritza Ramos on the Netflix web series Orange Is the New Black and Lina on Jane the Virgin. Guerrero grew up in Boston ...more

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3 4
Christian Serratos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 25
  • The Twilight Saga film series
  • The Walking Dead
Christian Marie Serratos is an American actress, who plays Rosita Espinosa. She is best known for playing Suzie Crabgrass in the Nickelodeon series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and ...more

39
3 4
Carla Baratta is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Carla Baratta age 28
  • Mayans MC

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3 4
Tyler Posey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 26
  • Teen Wolf
  • Truth or Dare
  • Scream
Tyler Garcia Posey is an American actor and musician. Posey is best known for his role as Scott McCall in MTV's show Teen Wolf.

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2 3
Melonie Diaz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 33
  • Charmed
  • The First Purge
  • Fruitvale Station
Melonie Diaz is an American actress who has appeared in many independent films, including four shown at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

42
1 2
J. D. Pardo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 37
  • Mayans MC
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
Jorge Daniel "J. D." Pardo is an American actor born in Panorama City, California to an Argentine father and a mother from El Salvador.

43
1 2
Cierra Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 23
  • The Fosters
  • Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors
Cierra Alexa Ramirez is an American actress and singer. She stars as one of the main characters in the ABC Family series, The Fosters, as Mariana.

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1 2
Xolo Mariduena is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Xolo Maridueña age 16
  • Cobra Kai
  • Parenthood
Xolo Mariduena was born in Los Angeles, California on June 9, 2001. Mariduena was barely three days old when he got his first taste of behind-the -scenes action in a radio station studio. Xolo ...more

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3 5
Richard Cabral is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Richard Cabral age 34
  • Mayans MC
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Peppermint
Richard Cabral is an actor.

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2 4
Natalie Morales is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 33
  • Parks and Recreation
  • The Middleman
  • Abby's
Natalie Morales is an American actress. She starred in the ABC Family television series The Middleman, and had a main role on the first season of the USA Network series, White Collar. In 2010, ...more

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1 3
Sofía Espinosa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Sofía Espinosa age 28
  • Coco
  • Gloria

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0 2
Jesse Garcia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 36 Jesse Garcia is an American actor. Garcia starred in the award-winning film Quinceañera, written and directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer with executive producer Todd Haynes, ...more

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2 5
Alfred Enoch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 27 Alfred "Alfie" Lewis Enoch is an English actor. In 2014, Enoch began starring as Wes Gibbins in the ABC legal drama series, How to Get Away with Murder. He is also known for his ...more

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0 3
Tristan Wilds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 28
  • The Wire
  • 90210
Tristan Paul Mack Wilds is an American actor and recording artist. He is known for his roles as Michael Lee on the HBO original drama series The Wire and as Dixon Wilson on the CW teen drama ...more