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Famous People From Dominican Republic

Updated April 24, 2020 75.7k views999 items

List of famous people from Dominican Republic, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Dominican Republic, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Dominican Republic you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Dominican Republic, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People include everything from Ramon Orlando to Marien Zagarella.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Dominican Republic?" or "Which celebrities were born in Dominican Republic?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    Dania Jissel Ramirez (born November 8, 1979) is a Dominican television and film actress. Her...  more

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    José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (born January 16, 1980) is a Dominican-American professional...  more

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    David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975), nicknamed "Big Papi", is a...  more

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    Amelia Vega Horford (née Vega Polanco; born 7 November 1984) is a Dominican model, actress,...  more
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    José Rijo

    Age: 55
    José Antonio Rijo Abreu (born May 13, 1965) is a Dominican former pitcher in Major League...  more
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    Julissa Bermúdez (born September 28, 1983) is a Dominican-American television personality,...  more
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    Joaquín Balaguer

    Dec. at 96 (1906-2002)
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    Sandra Zaiter (born 21 November 1943) is an actress, television children's show host, singer,...  more
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    Angelo Encarnacion

    Age: 51
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    Michel Camilo (born April 4, 1954) is a Grammy-award winning pianist and composer from Santo...  more
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    Carlos Julio Martínez

    Age: 26
    Carlos Julio Martínez Rivas is a Dominican footballer who plays as a defender for Spanish club...  more
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    Pedro Santana

    Dec. at 63 (1801-1864)
    Pedro Santana y Familias, 1st Marquis of Las Carreras (June 29, 1801 – June 14, 1864), better...  more
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    Pedro Manuel Álvarez Jr. (born February 6, 1987) is a Dominican-American professional baseball...  more
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    Pedro Borbón

    Dec. at 66 (1946-2012)
    Pedro Borbón Rodriguez (December 2, 1946 – June 4, 2012) was a relief pitcher who played Major...  more
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    Francisco Gregorio Billini

    Dec. at 54 (1844-1898)
    Francisco Gregorio Billini Aristi (May 25, 1844 – November 28, 1898 in Santo Domingo) was a...  more
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    Manuel de Regla Mota

    Dec. at 69 (1795-1864)
    Manuel de Regla Mota y Álvarez (November 21, 1795 – May 1, 1864) was a Dominican military...  more
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    Eladio Victoria

    Dec. at 75 (1864-1939)
    Eladio Victoria y Victoria (July 30, 1864 in Baní – July 27, 1939 in Santiago de los...  more
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    Nelson de la Rosa

    Dec. at 38 (1968-2006)
    Nelson de la Rosa Martínez (c. 1967/1968 – October 22, 2006), a.k.a. Mahow, was a Dominican...  more
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    Cesareo Guillermo

    Dec. at 38 (1847-1885)
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    Jesús Fernando Martínez Álvarez (born October 10, 1988) is a Dominican former professional...  more
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    Aramis Nin Ramírez (; born June 25, 1978) is a Dominican former professional baseball third...  more
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    Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976) is a Dominican former professional baseball...  more

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    Danilo Medina Sánchez (born November 10, 1951) is a Dominican politician and the current...  more
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    Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly

    Dec. at 75 (1904-1979)
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    Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra

    Dec. at 73 (1846-1919)
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