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The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40

Updated June 18, 2019 5.7k votes 586 voters 26.2k views53 items

List RulesVote 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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    BirthplaceMexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

    Alternative NameEiza González Reyna, Eiza González

    • Baby Driver
    • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
    • Alita: Battle Angel
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    BirthplacePomona, California, USA

    Alternative NameJessica Marie Alba

    • Sin City films
    • Dark Angel
    • Machete
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    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    • Marvel/Netflix Universe
    • Sin City
    • Josie and the Pussycats
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    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, USA

    • Legion
    • Parks and Recreation
    • Ingrid Goes West
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

  • 6
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    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    • Jane the Virgin
    • Ferdinand
    • Annihilation
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    Naya Rivera

    Dec. at 33 (1987-2020)

    BirthplaceValencia, California, USA

    • Glee
    • Step Up: High Water

     

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    95
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    • Orange Is The New Black
    • Jane the Virgin
    • Doom Patrol
  • 9
    90
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    Jenna Ortega

    Age: age 15
    • Jane The Virgin
    • Elena of Avalor
  • 10
    108
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    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Alternative NameMorena Baccarin

    • Gotham
    • Deadpool 2
    • Firefly
  • 11
    74
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    Rosa Salazar

    Age: age 33
    • Alita: Battle Angel
    • Maze Runner film series
    • American Horror Story: Murder House
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    81
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    Alexa Vega

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, USA

    Alternative NameAlexa PenaVega

    • Spy Kids
    • Repo! The Genetic Opera
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    BirthplacePanama City, Panama

    • The Fast and the Furious franchise
    • Lethal Weapon
    • The Faculty
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    BirthplaceGrand Prairie, Texas, USA

    • Spring Breakers
    • Hotel Transylvania film series
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Alternative NameOdette Annable

    • Cloverfield
    • Supergirl
    • House
  • 16
    91
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    Camila Mendes

    Age: age 24
    • Riverdale
    • Coyote Lake
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    BirthplaceHollywood, Florida, USA

    • Eye Candy
    • Victorious
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    BirthplacePasadena, California, United States of America

    • The Twilight Saga film series
    • The Walking Dead
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    Adria Arjona

    Age: age 26
    • Pacific Rim Uprising
    • True Detective
    • Emerald City
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

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    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    • The Fosters
    • Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors
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    57
    39

    Carlos Valdes

    Age: age 29
    • Arrow
    • The Flash
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    75
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    • Mary Poppins Returns
    • His Dark Materials
    • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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    62
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    Diego Luna

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceToluca, México

    Alternative NameDiego Luna Alexander, Diego Dionisio Alexander, Diego Dionisio Luna Alexander

    • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    • If Beale Street Could Talk
    • Elysium
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    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
    • Glee
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