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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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1
Eiza González is listed (or ranked) 1 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 (born 30 January 1990) is a Mexican actress and singer-songwriter. She gained popularity for her debut role as Lola Valente in the Mexican musical telenovela Lola, ...more
2
Gina Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 2 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
3
Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 37
  • Sin City films
  • Dark Angel
  • Machete
Jessica Marie Alba (; born April 28, 1981) is an American actress and businesswoman. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack ...more
4
Rosario Dawson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 39
  • Marvel/Netflix Universe
  • Sin City
  • Josie and the Pussycats
Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, producer, singer, comic book writer, and political activist. She made her feature film debut in the 1995 independent drama Kids. ...more
5
Naya Rivera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 32
  • Glee
  • Step Up: High Water

 

Naya Marie Rivera (born January 12, 1987) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in national television commercials before landing the ...more
6
Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 34
  • Legion
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Ingrid Goes West
Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress, comedian and producer. She began her career performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She ...more
7
Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 26
  • Spring Breakers
  • Hotel Transylvania film series
Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004), she received wider recognition ...more
8
Morena Baccarin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 39
  • Gotham
  • Deadpool 2
  • Firefly
Morena Baccarin (; Portuguese: [moˈɾenɐ ˈbakaɾĩ]; born June 2, 1979) is a Brazilian-American actress known for portraying Inara Serra in the sci-fi series Firefly and the follow-up film ...more
9
Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 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 breakthrough role was in Tina Mabry's independent film Mississippi Damned (2009). She gained ...more
10
Victoria Justice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 22
  • Eye Candy
  • Victorious
Victoria Dawn Justice (born February 19, 1993) is an American actress and singer. She rose to fame on Nickelodeon in the 2000s, starring as Lola Martinez on Zoey 101 (2005–2008) and later as ...more
11
Odette Annable is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 30
  • Cloverfield
  • Supergirl
  • House
Odette Juliette Annable (née Yustman; born May 10, 1985) is an American actress. She is known for various roles in film and television, including her starring role as Dr. Jessica Adams in ...more
12
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 26
  • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
  • Glee
Demetria Devonne Lovato ( lə-VAH-toh; born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She made her debut as a child actress on the children's television series Barney & ...more
13
Camila Mendes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Camila Mendes age 24
  • Riverdale
  • Coyote Lake
14
Isabella Gómez is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
Diane Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
Jordana Brewster is listed (or ranked) 16 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 (born April 26, 1980) is an American actress and model. She made her acting debut in an episode of All My Children in 1995 and next took on the recurring role as Nikki Munson in ...more
17
Alexa Vega is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 30
  • Spy Kids
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera
Alexa PenaVega (née Vega; August 27, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! ...more
18
Lin-Manuel Miranda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Lin-Manuel Miranda age 39
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • His Dark Materials
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is an American composer, lyricist, rapper, singer, actor, playwright and producer, widely known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In ...more
19
Diego Luna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
Diego Luna age 39
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Elysium
Diego Luna Alexander (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo ˈluna aleksanˈdeɾ]; born December 29, 1979) is a Mexican actor, director, and producer. He has appeared in many films, including Y tu ...more
20
Cierra Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 24
  • The Fosters
  • Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors
Cierra Alexa Ramirez (born March 9, 1995) is an American actress and singer. She stars as one of the main characters in the ABC Family series, The Fosters, as Mariana.
21
Christian Serratos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 25
  • The Twilight Saga film series
  • The Walking Dead
Christian Marie Serratos (born September 21, 1990) is an American actress who plays Rosita Espinosa in AMC's The Walking Dead TV series, based on the comic book of the same name. She is also ...more
22
Jenna Ortega is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 15
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Elena of Avalor
Jenna Marie Ortega (born September 27, 2002) 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 ...more
23
America Ferrera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 34
America Georgine Ferrera (; born April 18, 1984) is an American actress, voice actress, and producer. Born in Los Angeles, California, to Honduran parents, Ferrera developed an interest in ...more
24
Rosa Salazar is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
Natalia Cordova is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40
age 36
  • Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Coco
Natalia Cordova is an actress.