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Famous People From Dominican Republic

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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 Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 39

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Dania Jissel Ramirez (born November 8, 1979) is a Dominican television and film actress. Her credits include the roles of Maya Herrera in Heroes, Alex in Entourage, and Blanca during the last ...more

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Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 39

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (born January 16, 1980) is a Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League ...more

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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 43

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975), nicknamed "Big Papi", is a Dominican-American former Major League Baseball (MLB) designated hitter (DH) and first baseman who ...more

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Amelia Vega is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 34

Birthplace: Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Amelia Vega Horford (née Vega Polanco; born 7 November 1984) is a Dominican model, actress, witer, singer, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2003. After winning ...more
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José Rijo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 53

Birthplace: San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic

José Antonio Rijo Abreu (born May 13, 1965) is a Dominican former pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) who spent the majority of his career with the Cincinnati Reds (1988–1995 and ...more

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Julissa Bermudez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 35

Birthplace: Dominican Republic

Julissa Bermúdez (born September 28, 1983) is a Dominican-American television personality, actress, dancer, model and singer. She is best known for being a co-host on BET's most popular ...more
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Joaquín Balaguer ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Dec. at 96 (1906-2002)

Birthplace: Bisonó, Dominican Republic

Joaquín Antonio Balaguer Ricardo (1 September 1906 – 14 July 2002) was the President of the Dominican Republic who served three non-consecutive terms for that office from 1960 to 1962, ...more
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Sandra Zaiter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 75

Birthplace: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo

Sandra Zaiter (born 21 November 1943) is an actress, television children's show host, singer, composer and former athlete in Puerto Rico. Zaiter was born in the Dominican Republic, of Lebanese ...more
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Angelo Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Angelo Encarnacion Age: 49

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Eleutero Benjamin "Angelo" Encarnación is a former professional baseball player who played three seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Anaheim Angels of Major League Baseball. ...more
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Michel Camilo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 64

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Michel Camilo (born April 4, 1954) is a Grammy-award winning pianist and composer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He specializes in jazz, Latin and classical piano work. Camilo lists ...more
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Carlos Julio Martí... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Carlos Julio Martínez Age: 25

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carlos Julio Martínez Rivas is a Dominican footballer who plays as a defender for Spanish club Villarreal C and the Dominican Republic national team. He also holds Spanish citizenship. He ...more
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Pedro Santana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Pedro Santana Dec. at 63 (1801-1864)

Birthplace: Dominican Republic

Pedro Santana y Familias, 1st Marquis of Las Carreras (June 29, 1801 – June 14, 1864), better known as Pedro Santana, was a Dominican military commander and royalist politician who served as the ...more
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Pedro Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 32

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Pedro Manuel Álvarez Jr. (born February 6, 1987) is a Dominican-American professional baseball designated hitter and infielder who is a free agent. He previously played in Major League ...more

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Pedro Borbón is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Dec. at 66 (1946-2012)

Birthplace: Mao, Dominican Republic

Pedro Borbón Rodriguez (December 2, 1946 – June 4, 2012) was a relief pitcher who played Major League Baseball for 12 seasons (1969–1980) with four teams, including 10 seasons for the ...more

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Francisco Gregorio Billi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Francisco Gregorio Billini Dec. at 54 (1844-1898)

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Francisco Gregorio Billini Aristi (May 25, 1844 – November 28, 1898 in Santo Domingo) was a Dominican writer, pedagogue, and politician. Supported by the former president Ulises Heureaux, he won ...more
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Manuel de Regla Mota is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Manuel de Regla Mota Dec. at 69 (1795-1864)

Birthplace: Baní, Dominican Republic

Manuel de Regla Mota y Álvarez (November 21, 1795 – May 1, 1864) was a Dominican military figure and politician. He served as the 5th president of the Dominican Republic from May 26, 1856 ...more
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Eladio Victoria is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Dec. at 75 (1864-1939)

Birthplace: Dominican Republic

Eladio Victoria y Victoria (July 30, 1864 in Baní – July 27, 1939 in Santiago de los Caballeros) was a Dominican politician. He served as the 32nd president of the Dominican Republic from ...more
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Nelson de la Rosa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Dec. at 38 (1968-2006)

Birthplace: Bayaguana, Dominican Republic

Nelson de la Rosa Martínez (c. 1967/1968 – October 22, 2006), a.k.a. Mahow, was a Dominican actor and one of the shortest men of the 20th and 21st centuries. Nelson measured 71 ...more
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Cesareo Guillermo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Cesareo Guillermo Dec. at 38 (1847-1885)

Birthplace: Hato Mayor Province, Dominican Republic

Cesáreo Guillermo y Bastardo; (March 8, 1847 – November 8, 1885) was President of the Dominican Republic in 1878 and in 1879. His parents were Pedro Guillermo and Rosalía Bastardo. ...more
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Fernando Martínez... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 30

Birthplace: Río San Juan, María Trinidad Sánchez, Dominican Republic

Jesús Fernando Martínez Álvarez (born October 10, 1988) is a Dominican former professional baseball outfielder. Martínez signed with the New York Mets in 2005, and ...more
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Aramis Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 40

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Aramis Nin Ramírez (; born June 25, 1978) is a Dominican former professional baseball third baseman, who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates, ...more

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Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 43

Birthplace: San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976) is a Dominican former professional baseball left fielder and second baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, ...more

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Danilo Medina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Age: 67

Birthplace: Bohechío, Dominican Republic

Danilo Medina Sánchez (born November 10, 1951) is a Dominican politician and the current President of the Dominican Republic, since 2012. Medina previously served as Chief of Staff to the ...more
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Rafael Filiberto Bonnell... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly Dec. at 75 (1904-1979)

Birthplace: Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly Fondeur (August 22, 1904 – December 28, 1979) was a lawyer, scholar, diplomat, and, from 1962 until 1963, the President of the Dominican Republic, before he was ...more
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Juan Isidro Jimenes Pere... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra Dec. at 73 (1846-1919)

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra (November 15, 1846 – May 9, 1919) was a Dominican political figure. He served as the president of the Dominican Republic between 15 November 1899 and 2 May 1902, and ...more