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Famous People From Dominican Republic

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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  • Argentina Mercedes González Morel, known as Monica Boyar (December 20, 1920 – October 3, 2013) was a Dominican-born American nightclub singer who was popular in the 1940s and 1950s.
  • Jonathan Raphael De Castro Walther (born February 11, 1988 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican racing driver. He is the son of Rafael De Castro and a German, Monica Walther. He was ...more
  • Tony Dandrades is a Dominican journalist actor and television personality who works at the Univision Network. He is currently the entertainment reporter/anchor for the five o'clock news magazine show ...more
  • Yamilet Peña Abreu is an elite artistic gymnast from the Dominican Republic who won a gold medal at the 2014 World Challenge Cup and the 2012 Pan American Championship in vault and a bronze medal at ...more
  • Victor Prieto is a film actor.
  • Ángel Muñiz is a film director, producer, screenwriter and actor.
  • Julio Cesar Peguero Santana (born September 7, 1968 in San Isidro, Dominican Republic) is a former professional baseball player. He appeared in fourteen games for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major ...more
  • Félix Germán is an actor, screenwriter, film director and producer.
  • Gilda Gross (born February 10, 1981 in Santo Domingo), commonly known as Gilda Jovine, is a Dominican beauty pageant titleholder, actress and model. She was born and raised in Santo Domingo to a ...more
  • Horacio Martínez may refer to: Horacio Martínez (baseball) (born 1915), Dominican shortstop and second baseman Horacio Martínez (footballer) (born 1987), Argentine forward Horacio Martínez Meza ...more
  • Maria Castillo is an actress and businessperson.
  • Leticia Tonos Paniagua is a film director. She was born in Santo Domingo. Advertising Graduate Degree in 1992 from the University APEC. Started as a production assistant in Claudio Chea Films. ...more
  • Carolina Bonetti is an actress.
  • José Manuel del Castillo Saviñón is a Dominican lawyer and politician and is the current Minister of Industry and Commerce of the Dominican Republic. He is the one of the youngest Ministers in ...more
  • Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews is a television producer.
  • Yordano Ventura is a Dominican baseball player.
  • Dulcita Lynn Lieggi Francisco is a Dominican actress, model and beauty pageant title-holder. Ms. Lieggi was originally placed 1st Runner-up to Carola Durán at Miss Dominican Republic 2012, but later ...more
  • Erik Gonzalez is a baseball player.
  • Raul Alcantara is a baseball player.
  • Adalgisa Pantaleón is an actress and a singer.
  • Jorge De Leon is a Dominican baseball player.
  • She was born in the broxs, but she is full blood Dominican Republican.

    Belcalis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and media personality. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, she first ...more
  • Manuel Arturo Machado (born July 6, 1992) is a Dominican-American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). Very highly recruited from ...more