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Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico

Updated June 14, 2019 14.0k views207 items

List of famous film actors and actresses from Puerto Rico, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rican screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Puerto Rico and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This list includes Diana Laura, Mariselle Morales and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Puerto Rican actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Puerto Rico?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Puerto Rico in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Puerto Rican film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
  • Luis Guzmán1

    Luis Guzmán

    Boogie Nights, Magnolia

    BirthplaceCayey, Puerto Rico

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico


    ParentsRosa Cardona

    ChildrenYemaya Briggs-Guzman, Yoruba Briggs-Guzman, Cemi Briggs-Guzman, Margarita Briggs-Guzman, Clare Briggs-Guzman

    Luis Guzmán (born August 28, 1956) is a Puerto Rican actor from Barbara Goldman high school,...  more
  • Benicio del Toro2

    Benicio del Toro

    The Usual Suspects, Sin City

    BirthplaceSan Germán, Puerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico, Spain


    ParentsGustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez, Fausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera

    ChildrenDelilah del Toro

    Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (born February 19, 1967) is a Puerto Rican actor....  more

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  • José Ferrer3

    José Ferrer

    Lawrence of Arabia, Dune

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico


    ParentsMaria Providencia Cintron, Rafael Ferrer

    ChildrenMiguel Ferrer, Gabriel Ferrer, Rafael Ferrer, Leticia Thyra Ferrer, Monsita Ferrer

    José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1912 – January 26, 1992), known as José...  more

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  • Roselyn Sánchez4

    Roselyn Sánchez

    Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2

    BirthplaceSan Juan, United States, with Territories

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico


    ChildrenSebella Rose Winter

    Roselyn Milagros Sánchez Rodríguez (born April 2, 1973) is a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter,...  more

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    #14 of 100 The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses#7 of 124 The Best Hispanic Actresses of All Time

  • Paul Calderon5

    Paul Calderon

    Pulp Fiction, The Firm

    BirthplacePuerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    Paul Calderón (born 1959) is an American actor. He is a founding member of the Touchstone...  more
  • Cheka6


    Reggaeton Super Videos, Ultimate Reggaeton Collection Vol. 2

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    Cheka is a reggaeton artist from Guayama, Puerto Rico. He was born in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn,...  more
  • Raúl Juliá7

    Raúl Juliá

    The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico


    ParentsOlga Arcelay, Raúl Juliá

    ChildrenJose Levy, Raul Julia-Levy, Benjamín Rafael Juliá, Raul Sigmund Julia

    Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was a Puerto Rican actor who...  more

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  • Ricky Martin8

    Ricky Martin

    Idle Hands, Most Famous Hits: Ricky Martin - Live in Spain

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    NationalityUnited States of America, Spain, Puerto Rico


    ParentsEnrique Martín Negroni, Nereida Morales

    ChildrenMatteo Martin, Valentino Martin

    Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), better known as Ricky Martin is a Puerto...  more

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  • Rita Moreno9

    Rita Moreno

    West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain

    BirthplaceHumacao, United States, with Territories

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico


    ParentsPaco Alverío, Rosa María

    ChildrenFernanda Luisa Gordon

    Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer. Her career...  more

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    #203 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#256 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

  • David Zayas10

    David Zayas

    The Expendables, Michael Clayton

    BirthplacePonce, Puerto Rico

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico

    David Zayas (born August 15, 1962) is a Puerto Rican actor. He is best known for his roles as...  more
  • Johnathan Dwayne11

    Johnathan Dwayne

    Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, Outside the Law

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico

    Johnatan Dwayne (born July 31, 1963) is a musician, composer, and artist who introduced the...  more
  • 12

    Ramón Franco

    Resident Evil: Extinction, Heartbreak Ridge

    BirthplaceUnited States, with Territories, Caguas

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico

    Ramón Luis Franco is a film and television actor. He was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and...  more
  • Amaury Nolasco13

    Amaury Nolasco

    Transformers, 2 Fast 2 Furious

    BirthplacePuerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico


    Amaury Nolasco Garrido (born December 24, 1970) is a Puerto Rican actor and producer, best...  more
  • Henry Darrow14

    Henry Darrow

    The Hitcher, Maverick

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico


    ParentsEnrique Pio Delgado, Gloria Delgado

    ChildrenTom Darrow, Denise Darrow

    Henry Darrow (born September 15, 1933) is a Puerto Rican character actor of stage and film...  more
  • Armando Riesco15

    Armando Riesco

    National Treasure, Garden State

    BirthplaceMayagüez, United States, with Territories

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico

    Armando Riesco (born December 5, 1977) is a Puerto Rican film and television actor and voice...  more
  • Don Omar16

    Don Omar

    Fast Five, Fast & Furious

    BirthplaceCarolina, United States, with Territories

    NationalityPuerto Rico


    ParentsLuz Antonia Rivera, William Landrón

    ChildrenDiana Omar

    William Omar Landrón Rivera, better known by his stage name Don Omar, is a Puerto Rican...  more
  • Ismael 'East' Carlo17

    Ismael 'East' Carlo

    Patch Adams, Eraser

    BirthplaceCabo Rojo, United States, with Territories

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    ChildrenIsmael Manny Carlo III, Tatyana-Marie Carlo, Eric Monteral Carlo

    Ismael Manny "East" Carlo (born January 29, 1942) is a Puerto Rican-American actor. He has...  more
  • Bruce Gray18

    Bruce Gray

    Starship Troopers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    NationalityCanada, Puerto Rico

    Bruce Gray (September 7, 1936 – December 13, 2017) was a Puerto Rican-born Canadian actor....  more
  • 19

    Franky G

    The Italian Job, Saw II

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico

    Franky G (born Frank Gonzales; October 30, 1965), is an American film and television actor. He...  more
  • Ramón Rodríguez20

    Ramón Rodríguez

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Battle: Los Angeles

    BirthplaceRío Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico

    Ramón Rodríguez (born December 20, 1979) is a Puerto Rican actor known for his roles on the...  more
  • 21

    Axel Anderson

    Bananas, Battle of the Bulge

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    NationalityPuerto Rico, Germany

    Axel Anderson (December 11, 1929 – December 16, 2012) was an actor, television producer, host...  more
  • Ivonne Coll22

    Ivonne Coll

    The Godfather Part II, Lean on Me

    BirthplaceFajardo, USA

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    Ivonne Coll Mendoza (born June 18, 1947) is a Puerto Rican actress. She was Miss Puerto Rico...  more
  • Juano Hernández23

    Juano Hernández

    Kiss Me Deadly, Sergeant Rutledge

    BirthplaceSan Juan, United States, with Territories

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    ChildrenJuan Hernández

    Juano Hernández (July 19, 1896 – July 17, 1970) was an Afro-Puerto Rican stage and film actor...  more
  • Carlos Ponce24

    Carlos Ponce

    Rio, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure

    BirthplaceSanturce, United States, with Territories

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico


    ParentsEsther Freyre, Carlos Ponce Sr

    ChildrenSebastián Joel Ponce, Siena Natasha Ponce, Savanna Ala Ponce, Giancarlo Ponce

    Carlos Ponce (born September 4, 1972) is a Puerto Rican actor, singer, composer and television...  more

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  • Luis Miguel25

    Luis Miguel

    Fiebre de Amor, Siempre en Domingo

    BirthplaceSanturce, Puerto Rico



    ParentsLuisito Rey, Marcella Basteri

    ChildrenMiguel Basteri, Daniel Basteri, Michelle Salas

    Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (born 19 April 1970) is a Puerto Rican-born Mexican singer and...  more