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Popular Film Actors from Cuba

Updated October 13, 2018 8.4k views171 items

List of famous film actors and actresses from Cuba, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Cuba has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Cuban screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Cuba and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

List below includes Hilario Durán, Andros Perugorría and more film actors.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Cuban actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Cuba?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Cuba in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Cuban film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
  • Andy García1

    Andy García

    The Untouchables, Ocean's Eleven

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba


    ParentsAmelie Menéndez, René García Núñez

    ChildrenAlessandra Garcia-Lorido, Daniella Garcia-Lorido, Andrés Garcia-Lorido, Dominik García-Lorido

    Andrés Arturo García Menéndez (born April 12, 1956) is an American actor and director of Cuban... more on Wikipedia

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    #146 of 273 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#137 of 1,019 The Best Actors in Film History

  • Faizon Love2

    Faizon Love

    Friday, Elf

    BirthplaceCuba, Santiago de Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba


    Langston Faizon Santisima (born June 14, 1968), professionally known as Faizon Love, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    #87 of 190 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History#21 of 63 The Most Notable Stand-Up Comics from Def Comedy Jam

  • Steven Bauer3

    Steven Bauer

    Scarface, Traffic

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba


    ParentsEsteban Echevarria, Lillian Samson Agostini

    ChildrenAlexander Bauer, Dylan Bauer

    Steven Bauer (born Esteban Ernesto Echevarría Samson; December 2, 1956) is a Cuban-American... more on Wikipedia
  • Tony Plana4

    Tony Plana

    ¡Three Amigos!, Primal Fear

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba


    ParentsConchita Plana, Pepe Plana

    ChildrenAlejandro Plana, Isabel Plana

    José Antonio Plana (born April 19, 1952), better known as Tony Plana, is a Cuban American... more on Wikipedia
  • María Conchita Alonso5

    María Conchita Alonso

    The Running Man, Predator 2

    BirthplaceCienfuegos, Cuba

    NationalityVenezuela, United States of America, Cuba


    ParentsMaría Conchita Bustillo, Ricardo Alonso

    María Conchita Alonso Bustillo (born June 29, 1957), better known as María Conchita, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Tomás Milián6

    Tomás Milián

    Traffic, Amistad

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba

    ChildrenTomaso Milian Jr.

    Tomas Milian (born Tomás Quintín Rodriguez-Varona Milian Salinas De La Fé y Alvarez De La... more on Wikipedia
  • El Medico7
    Reynier Casamayor Griñán, known as El Médico (born c. 1975, Santiago de Cuba), is a Cuban... more on Wikipedia
  • Yul Vazquez8

    Yul Vazquez

    American Gangster, Traffic


    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba

    Yul Vázquez is a Cuban American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Bob in the Seinfeld... more on Wikipedia
  • Gloria Estefan9

    Gloria Estefan

    Marley & Me, Music of the Heart

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba


    ParentsGloria Fajardo, Jose Fajardo

    ChildrenNayib Estefan, Emily Marie Consuelo

    Gloria Estefan (born September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Georg Stanford Brown10

    Georg Stanford Brown

    Bullitt, House Party 2

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba


    ChildrenAlyxandra Beatris Brown, Alisabeth Brown, Kathryne Dora Brown

    Georg Stanford Brown (born June 24, 1943 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-American actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros11

    BirthplaceSanta Clara, Cuba


    Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros is an Afro-Cuban trumpeter born in Santa Clara, Las Villas... more on Wikipedia
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    Dan Ades

    Real Genius, Aguirre



    Dan Ades was an actor.
  • Fidel Castro13

    Fidel Castro

    Before Night Falls, Easy to Wed

    BirthplaceBirán, Cuba



    ParentsÁngel Castro y Argiz, Lina Ruz González

    ChildrenAlina Fernández, Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart, Francisca Pupo, Alejandro Castro-Soto, Angel Castro-Soto

    Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (American Spanish: [fiˈðel aleˈxandɾo ˈkastɾo ˈrus]; 13 August 1926... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jorge Perugorría14

    Jorge Perugorría

    Strawberry and Chocolate, Che: Part One

    BirthplaceBoyeros, Havana, Cuba


    ParentsMirta Rodríguez Perugorría

    ChildrenAmén Perugorría, Anthuan Perugorría, Andros Perugorría, Adán Perugorría

    Jorge Perugorría Rodríguez (aka "Pichi," born 13 August 1965) is a Cuban actor, film director... more on Wikipedia
  • Joey Diaz15

    Joey Diaz

    Spider-Man 2, BASEketball

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba

    José Antonio "Coco" Díaz (born February 19, 1963) is a Cuban-American standup comedian, actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Luis Alberto García16

    Luis Alberto García

    Juan of the Dead, Chico and Rita


    Luis Alberto García is an actor and voice actor.
  • Eddie Cibrian17

    Eddie Cibrian

    But I'm a Cheerleader, Not Easily Broken

    BirthplaceBurbank, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba


    ParentsHortensia Cibrian, Carl Cibrian

    ChildrenJake Austin Cibrian, Mason Edward Cibrian

    Edward Carl Cibrian ( SIB-ree-ən; born June 16, 1973) is an American actor. He played Cole... more on Wikipedia

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    #68 of 146 The Best Hallmark Channel Actors#582 of 595 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

  • Victor Rivers18

    Victor Rivers

    The Mask of Zorro, The Distinguished Gentleman

    BirthplaceSancti Spíritus, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba

    Victor Rivers is an actor.
  • Celia Cruz19

    Celia Cruz

    The Mambo Kings, The Perez Family

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba

    ParentsCatalina Alfonso, Simon Cruz

    Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003), known... more on Wikipedia

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  • William Marquez20

    William Marquez

    Crazy Heart, The Mask of Zorro



    William Marquez is an actor.
  • Luis Ávalos21

    Luis Ávalos

    Stir Crazy, Jungle 2 Jungle

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba


    ParentsEstrella Avalos, Jose Antonio Avalos

    Luis Ávalos (September 2, 1946 – January 22, 2014) was a Cuban character actor. He made... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Antonia Rey

    Klute, Coogan's Bluff

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba


    ParentsAntonio Francesch, Emilia Francesch

    Antonia Rey (born Maria Antonia Francesch, October 12, 1927 – February 21, 2019) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Eduardo23


    Nine By Five, Alley Boys


  • Olga Merediz24

    Olga Merediz

    Requiem for a Dream, Evita

    BirthplaceCuba, Guantánamo

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olga Merediz is an American Broadway, TV, and film actress. Merediz is probably best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    René Cardona

    The Brainiac, Las Tres perfectas casadas

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba


    ChildrenRené Cardona Jr.

    René Cardona is a screenwriter, film director and an actor.