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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.
  • 1
    Dania Ramirez

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Dania Jissel Ramirez (born November 8, 1979) is a Dominican television and film actress. Her... more on Wikipedia

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    #143 of 287 275+ Celebrities with Twin Children#83 of 124 The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time

  • 2
    Albert Pujols

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

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

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    #1464 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#100 of 104 The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time

  • 3
    David Ortiz

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

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

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    #432 of 468 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#80 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • 4
    Amelia Vega

    BirthplaceSantiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

    Amelia Vega Horford (née Vega Polanco; born 7 November 1984) is a Dominican model, actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    José Rijo

    José Rijo

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceSan Cristóbal, Dominican Republic

    José Antonio Rijo Abreu (born May 13, 1965) is a Dominican former pitcher in Major League... more on Wikipedia

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    #173 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time#79 of 152 The Greatest Hispanic MLB Players Ever

  • 6
    Julissa Bermudez

    BirthplaceDominican Republic

    Julissa Bermúdez (born September 28, 1983) is a Dominican-American television personality,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Joaquín Balaguer

    Joaquín Balaguer

    Dec. at 96 (1906-2002)

    BirthplaceBisonó, Dominican Republic

    Joaquín Antonio Balaguer Ricardo (1 September 1906 – 14 July 2002) was the President of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    BirthplaceDominican Republic, Santo Domingo

    Sandra Zaiter (born 21 November 1943) is an actress, television children's show host, singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9

    Angelo Encarnacion

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Eleutero Benjamin "Angelo" Encarnación is a former professional baseball player who played... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Michel Camilo

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Michel Camilo (born April 4, 1954) is a Grammy-award winning pianist and composer from Santo... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Carlos Julio Martínez

    Age: 26

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Carlos Julio Martínez Rivas is a Dominican footballer who plays as a defender for Spanish club... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Pedro Santana

    Pedro Santana

    Dec. at 63 (1801-1864)

    BirthplaceDominican Republic

    Pedro Santana y Familias, 1st Marquis of Las Carreras (June 29, 1801 – June 14, 1864), better... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Pedro Álvarez

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Pedro Manuel Álvarez Jr. (born February 6, 1987) is a Dominican-American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Pedro Borbón

    Pedro Borbón

    Dec. at 66 (1946-2012)

    BirthplaceMao, Dominican Republic

    Pedro Borbón Rodriguez (December 2, 1946 – June 4, 2012) was a relief pitcher who played Major... more on Wikipedia

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    #356 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame#80 of 219 The Greatest Relief Pitchers of All Time

  • 15
    Francisco Gregorio Billini

    Francisco Gregorio Billini

    Dec. at 54 (1844-1898)

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Francisco Gregorio Billini Aristi (May 25, 1844 – November 28, 1898 in Santo Domingo) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Manuel de Regla Mota

    Manuel de Regla Mota

    Dec. at 69 (1795-1864)

    BirthplaceBaní, Dominican Republic

    Manuel de Regla Mota y Álvarez (November 21, 1795 – May 1, 1864) was a Dominican military... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Eladio Victoria

    Eladio Victoria

    Dec. at 75 (1864-1939)

    BirthplaceDominican Republic

    Eladio Victoria y Victoria (July 30, 1864 in Baní – July 27, 1939 in Santiago de los... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Nelson de la Rosa

    Nelson de la Rosa

    Dec. at 38 (1968-2006)

    BirthplaceBayaguana, Dominican Republic

    Nelson de la Rosa Martínez (c. 1967/1968 – October 22, 2006), a.k.a. Mahow, was a Dominican... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Cesareo Guillermo

    Cesareo Guillermo

    Dec. at 38 (1847-1885)

    BirthplaceHato Mayor Province, Dominican Republic

    Cesáreo Guillermo y Bastardo; (March 8, 1847 – November 8, 1885) was President of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Fernando Martínez

    BirthplaceRío San Juan, María Trinidad Sánchez, Dominican Republic

    Jesús Fernando Martínez Álvarez (born October 10, 1988) is a Dominican former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Aramis Ramírez

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Aramis Nin Ramírez (; born June 25, 1978) is a Dominican former professional baseball third... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Alfonso Soriano

    BirthplaceSan Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic

    Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976) is a Dominican former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia

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    #67 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#87 of 142 The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

  • 23
    Danilo Medina

    BirthplaceBohechío, Dominican Republic

    Danilo Medina Sánchez (born November 10, 1951) is a Dominican politician and the current... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly

    Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly

    Dec. at 75 (1904-1979)

    BirthplaceSantiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

    Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly Fondeur (August 22, 1904 – December 28, 1979) was a lawyer, scholar,... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra

    Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra

    Dec. at 73 (1846-1919)

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra (November 15, 1846 – May 9, 1919) was a Dominican political... more on Wikipedia