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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
Dania Ramirez age 37 - Dania Jissel Ramirez is a Dominican American TV and film actress. Her credits include the roles of Maya Herrera in Heroes, Alex in Entourage, and Blanca during the last season of The Sopranos on ...more

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Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Albert Pujols age 37 - José Alberto Pujols Alcántara, better known as Albert Pujols, is a Dominican-American first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball. Pujols ...more

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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
David Ortiz age 41 - David Américo Ortiz Arias, nicknamed "Big Papi", is a Dominican-American professional baseball player. Ortiz is a designated hitter who occasionally plays first base for the ...more

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Amelia Vega is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Amelia Vega age 32 - Amelia Vega Polanco is a Dominican actress, singer, model, charity worker and beauty queen. She became the first Dominican woman to be named Miss Universe, in 2003. At the age of 18, she was the ...more

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José Rijo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
José Rijo age 51 - José Antonio Rijo Abreu is a Dominican former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent the majority of his career with the Cincinnati Reds.

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Julissa Bermudez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Julissa Bermudez age 33 - Julissa Bermudez 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 music video countdown show 106 ...more

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Joaquín Balaguer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Joaquín Balaguer Died at 96 (1906-2002) - Joaquín Antonio Balaguer Ricardo was the President of the Dominican Republic who served three non-consecutive terms for that office for his first term from 1960 to 1962, again for a ...more

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Sandra Zaiter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Sandra Zaiter age 73 - Zandra Zaiter is an actress.

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Angelo Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Angelo Encarnacion age 46 - 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
Michel Camilo age 63 - Michel Camilo is a Grammy-award winning pianist and composer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He specializes in jazz, Latin and classical piano work. Camilo lists some of his main ...more

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Carlos Julio Martínez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Carlos Julio Martínez age 23 - 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 Died at 63 (1801-1864) - Pedro Santana y Familias was a wealthy cattle rancher, soldier, politician and dictator of the Dominican Republic. He was born in the city of Hincha, which was part of the Colony of Santo ...more

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Pedro Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Pedro Álvarez age 30 - Pedro Manuel Álvarez Jr. is a Dominican-American professional baseball First and Third baseman with the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. Álvarez has been nicknamed El ...more

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Pedro Borbón is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Pedro Borbón Died at 66 (1946-2012) - Pedro Borbón Rodriguez was a relief pitcher who played Major League Baseball for 12 seasons with four teams, including 10 seasons for the Cincinnati Reds, playing on two World Series

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Francisco Gregorio Billini is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Francisco Gregorio Billini Died at 54 (1844-1898) - Francisco Gregorio Billini Aristi was a Dominican writer, pedagogue, and politician. He served as president of the Dominican Republic in name from September 1, 1884 until May 16, 1885. In fact, ...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 Died at 69 (1795-1864) - Manuel de Regla Mota y Álvarez was a Dominican military figure and politician. He served as the 5th president of the Dominican Republic from May 26, 1856 until October 8, 1856. Prior to ...more

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Eladio Victoria is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Eladio Victoria Died at 75 (1864-1939) - Eladio Victoria y Victoria was a Dominican politician. He served as the 32nd president of the Dominican Republic from December 5, 1911 until November 30, 1912. His entire presidency coincided ...more

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Nelson de la Rosa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Nelson de la Rosa Died at 38 (1968-2006) - Nelson Aquino de la Rosa, a.k.a. Mahow, was one of the shortest men of the 20th and 21st centuries and an actor from the Dominican Republic. Nelson measured 71 centimeters tall.

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Cesareo Guillermo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Cesareo Guillermo Died at 38 (1847-1885) - Cesáreo Guillermo y Bastardo; was President of the Dominican Republic in 1878 and in 1879. His parents were Pedro Guillermo and Rosalía Bastardo. He entered the Dominican military

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Fernando Martínez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Fernando Martínez age 28 - Jesús Fernando Martínez Álvarez is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. Martínez signed with the New York Mets in 2005, and made his MLB ...more

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Aramis Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Aramis Ramírez age 38 - Aramis Nin Ramírez is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers. He has been named an All-Star three times during his career. He started his professional career with ...more

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Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Alfonso Soriano age 41 - Alfonso Guilleard Soriano is a Dominican former professional baseball outfielder, designated hitter, and second baseman. He played in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Chicago ...more

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Danilo Medina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Danilo Medina age 65 - Danilo Medina Sánchez is a Dominican politician and the current President of the Dominican Republic, since 2012. Medina previously served as Dominican Secretary of State to the President ...more

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Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly Died at 75 (1904-1979) - Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly Fondeur was a lawyer, scholar, diplomat, and, from 1962 until 1963, the President of the Dominican Republic, before he was president, he was vice president of the ...more

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Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra Died at 73 (1846-1919) - Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra was a Dominican political figure. He served as the president of the Dominican Republic between 15 November 1899 and 2 May 1902, and again between 5 December 1914 and ...more

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Alejandro Woss y Gil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Alejandro Woss y Gil Died at 76 (1856-1932) - Alejandro Woss y Gil was a Dominican politician and military figure. He was born in El Seibo on May 5, 1856. His parents were Carlos Woss and María Linares. At young age he was sent ...more

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Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Robinson Canó age 34 - Robinson José Canó Mercedes is a Dominican-American professional baseball second baseman for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. He made his MLB debut with the New York ...more

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Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Julio Franco age 58 - Julio César Robles Franco is a professional infielder, designated hitter, and manager for the semi-professional Ishikawa Million Stars of the Baseball Challenge League of Japan. In 2007, ...more

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Antonio Guzmán Fernández is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Antonio Guzmán Fernández Died at 71 (1911-1982) - Silvestre Antonio Guzmán Fernández was a Dominican businessman and a politician. He was the 46th President of the Dominican Republic, from 1978 to 1982.

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Miguel Tejada is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Miguel Tejada age 42 - Miguel Odalis Tejada is a Dominican professional baseball infielder who is currently a free agent. Tejada has played for the Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, San Diego ...more

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José Desiderio Valverde is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
José Desiderio Valverde Died at 81 (1822-1903) - José Desiderio Valverde Pérez was a Dominican military figure and politician. He served as president of the Dominican Republic from June 13, 1858 until August 31, 1858.

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Fernando Arturo de Meriño is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Fernando Arturo de Meriño Died at 73 (1833-1906) - Fernando Arturo de Meriño was a Dominican priest and politician. He served as president of the Dominican Republic from September 1, 1880 until September 1, 1882. He was later made an

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Michael Pineda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Michael Pineda age 28 - Michael Francisco Pineda Paulino is a Dominican professional baseball starting pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He signed as an international free agent with the ...more

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Juan Luis Guerra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Juan Luis Guerra age 59 - Juan Luis Guerra Seijas, known professionally as Juan Luis Guerra, is a Dominican singer, songwriter, composer, and producer. He has sold over 30 million records, and has won numerous awards ...more

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Horacio Vásquez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Horacio Vásquez Died at 76 (1860-1936) - Felipe Horacio Vásquez Lajara was a Dominican general and political figure. He served as the president of the Provisional Government Junta of the Dominican Republic in 1899, and again ...more

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Junot Díaz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Junot Díaz age 48 - Junot Díaz is a Dominican American writer, creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and fiction editor at Boston Review. He also serves on the board of ...more

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Manny Pérez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Manny Pérez age 47 - Manuel "Manny" Pérez Batista is a Dominican American actor, who has appeared in the television series Third Watch and in the film Washington Heights. He is the cousin of ...more

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Johnny Pacheco is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Johnny Pacheco age 82 - Johnny Pacheco is a Dominican musician, arranger, producer, and bandleader of Cuban music. He is one of the most influential figures in Latin music, best known for being the creator of the Fania ...more

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Maria Montez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Maria Montez Died at 39 (1912-1951) - María Africa García Vidal de Santo Silas was a Dominican motion picture actress who gained fame and popularity in the 1940s as an exotic beauty starring in a series of ...more

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Jessy Terrero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Jessy Terrero age 41 - Jessy Terrero is a Dominican Republic film and music video director.

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Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Oscar de la Renta age 84 - Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo, known professionally as Oscar de la Renta, was a Dominican American fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, he was trained by Cristóbal ...more

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Joan Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Joan Guzmán age 40 - Joan Guzmán is a Dominican professional boxer who was the WBO's super bantamweight and super featherweight champion. His nickname is "The Little Tyson"." Guzmán is ...more

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Joel Mejia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Joel Mejia age 25 - Joel Francisco Mejía de la Cruz is a Dominican Republic sprinter. He competed in the 4 × 400 m relay event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Juan Temístocles Montás is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Juan Temístocles Montás age 68 - Juan Temístocles Montás Domínguez is a economist, Dominican politician and currently Dominican Republic Minister of Economy, Planning and Development, serving since 2007. ...more

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Enrique Segoviano is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Enrique Segoviano age 72 - Enrique Segoviano is a Dominican-born Mexican television producer and director. He is best known as the original producer and director of Chespirito's various 1970s television series as well as ...more

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Franklin Gómez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Franklin Gómez age 30 - Franklin Gómez Matos is a Dominican-born freestyle wrestler that represents Puerto Rico.

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Francisco García is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Francisco García age 35 - Francisco Alberto García is a Dominican professional basketball player who last played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. The 6'7", 195-pound swingman ...more

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Francisco de la Rosa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Francisco de la Rosa Died at 45 (1966-2011) - Francisco de la Rosa Jiménez was a professional baseball pitcher. He made two appearances in Major League Baseball with the Baltimore Orioles during the 1991 season. Listed at 5' ...more

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Oscar Peter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Oscar Peter age 35 - Oscar Peter is a Swiss figure skater who competed as an ice dancer. As a single skater, he was the 1998-2000 Swiss national silver medalist and the 2001-2003 national bronze medalist. He took up ...more

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Andújar Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Dominican Republic
Andújar Cedeño Died at 31 (1969-2000) - Andújar Cedeño Donastorg was a Major League Baseball shortstop from 1990 to 1996. Born in La Romana, Dominican Republic, he played for the Houston Astros from 1990 to 1994, the San ...more