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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39 15
Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 34
  • 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
2
31 15
Morena Baccarin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 39
  • 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
3
33 17
Eiza González is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 29
  • 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
4
35 20
Gina Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 33
  • 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
5
27 15
Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 39
  • 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
6
29 18
Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 26
  • 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
7
34 23
Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 34
  • 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
8
28 18
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 23
  • 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
9
19 11
Jordana Brewster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 38
  • 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
10
22 14
Lin-Manuel Miranda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 39
  • 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
11
13 6
Naya Rivera is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
14 7
Alexa Vega is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 30
  • 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
13
16 9
Diego Luna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 39
  • 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
14
16 9
Odette Annable is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 33
  • Cloverfield
  • Supergirl
  • House
Odette Juliette Annable is an American actress.
15
22 15
Alexis Bledel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 34
  • 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
16
23 16
Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 35
Tessa Lynn Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Her breakout role was in Tina Mabry's 2009 independent film Mississippi Damned. She gained further ...more
17
23 17
Victoria Justice is listed (or ranked) 17 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
18
12 7
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
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
19
12 7
Isabella Gómez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 20
  • One Day at a Time
  • Matador
Isabella Gómez (born February 9, 1998) is Colombian-American actress, best known for starring as Elena Alvarez in the Netflix original series One Day at a Time. Gomez has previously had ...more
20
10 5
Rosa Salazar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Rosa Salazar age 33
  • Alita: Battle Angel
  • Maze Runner film series
  • American Horror Story: Murder House
21
9 5
Adria Arjona is listed (or ranked) 21 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.
22
9 6
Melonie Diaz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 34
  • 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.
23
8 5
Melissa Barrera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 33
  • 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
24
14 12
Tyler Posey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 24
  • 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.
25
12 10
Génesis Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 31
  • 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