Actors and Actresses
These actors and actresses, of Latin American descent, are known of their talents in films, plays and television programs.
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He was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn in Chihuahua, Mexico, on April 21, 1916, but raised in the U.S. Before becoming an actor, Quinn had been a prizefighter and a painter.
Known for his dark intensity and idiosyncratic performances, Benicio Del Toro became one of Hollywood's more unique actors.
"Cantinflas was a prolific and productive Mexican comedian/producer/writer/singer. He was married to Valentina Ivanova from 1936 until her death. He appeared in more than 55 films."
A small man with big ears, a distinctive mustache, pants that never stayed up, and a jaunty little cap cocked upon his eternally mussed hair, comic actor Cantinflas is beloved throughout the Spanish-speaking world and considered the Mexican Charlie Chaplin
"Reaching her highest prominence in the early 1940s, Carmen the "Brazilian Bombshell" epitomized the spirit, vitality and essence of Latin culture."
Casting services plus training in drama, cinema production and related areas.
"The first-time film actress, born in Colombia and now living in New York, talks about her powerful debut in "Maria Full of Grace."
A musican, singer, songwriter, actor and television producer, Arnaz came to the US from Cuba when he was sixteen and became a professional bandleader of popular Latin music.
Born into an aristocratic Mexican family, actress Dolores Del Rio was the daughter of a prominent banker.
Primero fue mito indiscutible del mítico Hollywood de sus mejores tiempos donde, en los años veinte fue una de las más admiradas figuras del cine mudo: su dinamismo y extravagante presencia fílmica la hicieron oscilar entra la vampiresa y la santa.
A well-established film star in his native Buenos Aires, Lamas was brought to Hollywood in 1950 with an MGM contract.
Gael García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents.
"An actor nearly all his life, the endearingly handsome Gael García Bernal began performing in stage productions with his parents in Guadalajara, Mexico, and later studied at the Central School for Speech and Drama back home in London."
Listing and biographies of Latin American movie and music stars.
Home page of the Argentine star, with bio, photos, filmography.
"Filmography as: Actress, Writer, Herself, Notable TV Guest Appearances" in English.
Interview with the Cranky Critic about her role in The Mummy Returns.
"The son of Mexican film legend Pedro Armendáriz, Pedro Armendáriz Jr. has become a film and television star in his own right in Mexico and abroad."
Though never considered a major star, supporting and occasionally leading man, Raul Julia was well respected on-stage and in cinema. Born Raul Rafael Julia y Arcelay to an upper-class Puerto Rican family, Julia emigrated to New York in 1964 and studied drama with Wynn Handman.
Dashing actor Ricardo Montalban was born Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalban y Merino in Mexico City in November 1920.
Born Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalban y Merino in Mexico City, Montalban spent part of his youth in the U.S.
The real life cousin of Ernesto Guevara de La Serna - the famous revolutionary stars as Alberto Granado in the Motorcycle Diaries.
Ruben Blades is a man of diverse talents. A driving force in popularizing salsa music internationally and a politician for the people of his native Panama, he is also a noted actor of stage and screen.
Born in Maringa, Brazil, Sonia Braga acted on the stage as a teenager. She quickly rose to stardom on Brazilian soap operas during the '60s, but it was not until Bruno Barreto's Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1977) that she gained international screen stardom.