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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
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
age 39
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
age 43
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
age 34
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
age 53
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
age 35
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
Dec. 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
age 75
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 49
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
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 25
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)
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
age 32
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
age 30
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
age 40
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
age 43
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
age 67
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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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