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Famous People of Mexican Descent

Updated October 11, 2019 220.7k views76 items

List RulesCelebrities who have Mexican heritage

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.

Do you embrace the multi-cultural aspects of your heritage? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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