Famous People of Mexican Descent
Ever wonder which celebrities are Mexican? Here's an extensive list of famous people of Mexican descent loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Numerous celebrities, athletes, and public figures are of Mexican ancestry. Some were born in Mexico and others are forth generation Mexican Americans. Many of these famous folks have had successful careers in the U.S. and all over the world. Several hilarious comedians have Mexican heritage as well.
Who is the most famous person of Mexican descent? Jessica Alba tops our list. The Sin City actress is of Mexican ancestry. Her family is "a traditional, Catholic, Latin American family." She will be reprising her role as Nancy Callahan in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which is directed by another famous person of Mexican descent, Robert Rodriguez. Other famous actresses with Mexican ancestry include Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, and Vanessa Marcil.
Comedian Louis C.K.'s father is of Mexican ancestry and Louie grew up in Mexico until he was seven. Fellow comedian George Lopez is of Mexican descent as are Cheech Marin and Paul Rodriguez. Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is also of Mexican descent. He was born and raised in California.
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- Photo: Debby Wong / ShutterstockComedian Louis C.K.'s father is of Mexican ancestry and Louie grew up in Mexico until he was seven. He still has Mexican citizenship.
- Age: 55
- Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
- Photo: Andrea Raffin / ShutterstockPulp Fiction actress Uma Thurman's mother was born in Mexico. Her father is a Buddhist and is personal friends with the Dalai Lama.
- Age: 53
- Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- Photo: Tom Simpson / Flickr"Wonder Woman" actress Lynda Carter's mother was of Spanish-Mexican descent. Carter made her television debut at age five.
- Age: 71
- Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domainActress Vanessa Marcil's father is Mexican. She was born in Indio, California.
- Age: 54
- Birthplace: Indio, California, USA
- Photo: Heinrich Klaffs / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0Musician Joan Baez's father was Mexican.
- Age: 82
- Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
- Photo: Greg Eichelberger / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0Actress Sara Paxton's mother was born in Mexico and is also Jewish.
- Age: 35
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA