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Famous People From Dominican Republic

Updated April 24, 2020 73.6k views999 items

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 Ramirez1

    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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  • Albert Pujols2

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

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

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  • David Ortiz3

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

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

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  • Amelia Vega4

    BirthplaceSantiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

    Amelia Vega Horford (née Vega Polanco; born 7 November 1984) is a Dominican model, actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • José Rijo5

    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
  • Julissa Bermudez6

    BirthplaceDominican Republic

    Julissa Bermúdez (born September 28, 1983) is a Dominican-American television personality,... more on Wikipedia
  • Joaquín Balaguer7

    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
  • Michel Camilo10

    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
  • Pedro Santana12

    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
  • Pedro Álvarez13

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Pedro Manuel Álvarez Jr. (born February 6, 1987) is a Dominican-American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Pedro Borbón14

    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
  • Francisco Gregorio Billini15

    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
  • Manuel de Regla Mota16

    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
  • Eladio Victoria17

    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
  • Nelson de la Rosa18

    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
  • Cesareo Guillermo19

    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
  • Fernando Martínez20

    BirthplaceRío San Juan, María Trinidad Sánchez, Dominican Republic

    Jesús Fernando Martínez Álvarez (born October 10, 1988) is a Dominican former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Aramis Ramírez21

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Aramis Nin Ramírez (; born June 25, 1978) is a Dominican former professional baseball third... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfonso Soriano22

    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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  • Danilo Medina23

    BirthplaceBohechío, Dominican Republic

    Danilo Medina Sánchez (born November 10, 1951) is a Dominican politician and the current... more on Wikipedia
  • Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly24

    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
  • Juan Isidro Jimenes Pereyra25

    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