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List Of Notable Puerto Ricans
This is a list of notable people from Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
which includes people who were born in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
(Borinquen), people who are of full or partial Puerto Rican background. It should be noted that the Government of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
has been issuing "Certificates of Puerto Rican Citizenship" to anyone born in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
or to anyone born outside of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
with at least one parent who was born in Puerto Rico since 2007.[1][2] Also included in the list are some long-term continental American and other residents and/or immigrants of other ethnic heritages who have made Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
their home and consider themselves to be Puerto Ricans. The list is divided into categories and, in some cases, sub-categories, which best describe the field for which the subject is most noted
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Flags Of Puerto Rico
The flag of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
represents and symbolizes the island of Puerto Rico and its people. The origins of the current flag of Puerto Rico, adopted by the commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
in 1952, can be traced to 1868, when the first Puerto Rican flag, "The Revolutionary Flag of Lares", was conceived by Dr. Ramón Emeterio Betances
Ramón Emeterio Betances
and embroidered by Mariana "Brazos de Oro" Bracetti
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Lucy Boscana
Lucy Boscana
Lucy Boscana
(September 24, 1915 – May 24, 2001) was an actress and a pioneer in Puerto Rico's television industry.Contents1 Early years 2 Acting career 3 Honors 4 Notes 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksEarly years[edit] Boscana (birth name: Lucila Boscana Bravo[note 1]) was born in the city of Mayagüez
Mayagüez
which is located on the west coast of Puerto Rico. Her family moved to the United States
United States
when she was a child because of the economic crisis in the island. She learned how to play the piano at an early age. Boscana graduated from high school and decided to continue her education by enrolling in Oberlin College
Oberlin College
located in Ohio, where her cousin, Madeline Willemsen, was studying a French language degree
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Yancey Arias
Yancey Arias
Yancey Arias
(born June 27, 1971) is an American actor, perhaps most noted for his work on television crime dramas, particularly his roles as Miguel Cadena in the NBC
NBC
series Kingpin and as Gabriel Williams in the FX series Thief.[1]Contents1 Life and career 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksLife and career[edit] Of Colombian and Puerto Rican descent, Arias was born and raised in New York City, the son of Antonio and Miriam Arias. He attended Moore Catholic High School and St. John's Preparatory School before studying theater at Carnegie Mellon University. His first big break came in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon
Miss Saigon
in 1992, which he worked on in different capacities for several years
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Raymond Arrieta
Raymond Arrieta
Raymond Arrieta
(born March 26, 1965) is a Puerto Rican actor, comedian, host and philanthropist. Starting his career as a comedian in various local shows, Arrieta gained popularity in the 1990s when he hosted a string of successful comedy shows where he showcased his various characters and personifications. Since 2007, Arrieta has been hosting the mid-day variety show Día a Día, along with Dagmar. Arrieta is also a radio show host and a theater actor. Arrieta has gained notoriety for his philanthropic endeavors. After his friend and co-host, Dagmar, was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, Arrieta has performed a yearly charity walk around various parts of the island while also raising awareness
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Miguel Arteta
Miguel Arteta (born 1965) is a Puerto Rican[1] director of film and television, known for his independent film Chuck & Buck (2000), for which he received the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award, and for the films The Good Girl
The Good Girl
(2002) and Cedar Rapids (2011).Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to a Peruvian father and Spanish mother,[2] Arteta grew up all over Latin America
Latin America
due to his father's job as a Chrysler
Chrysler
auto parts salesman. He went to high school in Costa Rica but was expelled, and went to live with his sister in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating from The Cambridge School of Weston
The Cambridge School of Weston
in Massachusetts. He then attended Harvard University's documentary program where he learned filmmaking
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Rick Aviles
Rick Aviles
Rick Aviles
(October 14, 1952 – March 17, 1995) was an American stand-up comedian and actor of Puerto Rican descent, best remembered for portraying the villainous Willie Lopez in the film Ghost.Contents1 Career 2 Death 3 Filmography 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksCareer In the 1970s and 1980s, Aviles worked as a stand-up comedian on the Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village
night-club circuit in New York. In 1981, he landed the role of Mad Dog in the film The Cannonball Run. He went on to act in fourteen more film productions. In 1987, Aviles landed a small part as the maintenance man in the film The Secret of My Success, starring Michael J. Fox. That same year he became the host of It's Showtime at the Apollo, and continued as host until 1991.[1] In 1990, Aviles landed his most memorable role: Willie Lopez, killer of Patrick Swayze's Sam Wheat, in the film Ghost
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Charlotte Ayanna
Charlotte Ayanna (born Charlotte Lopez; September 25, 1976) is a Puerto Rican American actress and former Miss Teen USA.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography3.1 Film 3.2 Television4 Awards and nominations 5 See also 6 Further reading 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Ayanna was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but moved to Vermont
Vermont
at an early age. She had a troubled childhood, spending sixteen years in foster homes after her mother, Emma, was judged to be mentally unfit to look after her children.[1] In 1994, at age 17, she was adopted into a foster home.[2][3] She has since become a spokeswoman for foster children. Career[edit] Her first national exposure was in 1993, when she became Miss Teen USA.[4] Charlotte co-authored a book titled Lost in the System, published in 1996, detailing her childhood and subsequent rise to Miss Teen USA
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Ivonne Belén
Ivonne Belén (born 1955) is a Puerto Rican documentary movie director and producer.Contents1 Early years 2 Copywriter and producer 3 Documentary films 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksEarly years[edit] Belén was born and raised in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, where she received her primary and secondary education. As a child Belén enjoyed setting up improvised plays for her family. Her first experiences with the artistic world was when she participated in her school plays. She was also a talented artist who drew and created cartoon characters.[1][2] After graduating from high school, Belén enrolled and attended the University of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
where she studied Art and Communications. She worked in an animated cartoon workshop at the same time that she attended the university
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Rosa Blasi
Rosa Blasi (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Luisa Delgado in the Lifetime medical drama series Strong Medicine
Strong Medicine
(2000–2006), and as Barb Thunderman on the Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
series The Thundermans
The Thundermans
(2013–present).Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Blasi was born in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
to Rocco and Joyce Blasi, of Italian, Irish and Hispanic origin.[1] Blasi is classically trained as a mezzo soprano.[2] She also comes from a strong theatre background; ranging from the esteemed Piven Performance Company, as well as The Second City, to starring in numerous musicals and touring with Kenny Rogers
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Giselle Blondet
Alba Giselle Blondet
Giselle Blondet
Gomez (born January 9, 1964) is a Puerto Rican actress and TV host. She also founded the non-profit organization "Fundación Arte por La Paz".[1]Contents1 Early history 2 Later career 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksEarly history[edit] Giselle Blondet
Giselle Blondet
was born Alba Giselle Blondet, to Victor Manuel Blondet and Alba Gomez, in New York, New York, but was raised and studied in Puerto Rico. In 1982 she married her first husband, jeweler Luis Iglesias, with whom she had a daughter, Andrea. They divorced two years later in 1984. In 1986 she married again, this second time with actor Luis Abreu. Marriage didn't last long and they divorced shortly after
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Diego Boneta
Diego Andrés González Boneta (November 29, 1990) is a Mexican-American singer and actor. He is best known for playing Rocco in the Mexican soap opera Rebelde and Javier on CW's 90210. He recorded his self-titled debut album with his first single, Responde in 2005 and a Brazilian version for the album, with songs in Portuguese was recorded in 2006
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Paul Calderón
Paul Calderón (born 1959) is an American actor. He is a founding member of the Touchstone Theatre, the American Folk Theatre and the LAByrinth Theater Company. He is also a member of the Actors Studio, auditioning and accepted as a member in 1984 alongside Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
and two other actors.Contents1 Early life, family and education 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksEarly life, family and education[edit]This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Marc Anthony
Marco Antonio Muñiz (born September 16, 1968),[1][2] better known by his stage name Marc Anthony, is an American singer, actor, record producer and television producer. Anthony is also the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time.[3] The two-time Grammy Award
Grammy Award
and five-time Latin Grammy Award
Grammy Award
winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide.[4] He is best known for his Latin salsa numbers and ballads. Anthony has won numerous awards and his achievements have been honored through various recognitions. He was the recipient of the 2009 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
(CHCI) Chair's Award
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Armando Calvo
Armando Calvo (25 December 1919 – 6 July 1996) was a Spanish film actor. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
to Spanish actor Juan Calvo Domenech and a Puerto Rican mother, Minerva Lespier
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Norma Candal
Norma Candal
Norma Candal
(April 10, 1927[1] – February 5, 2006), was a Puerto Rican actress and comedian who was best known for her role as Petunia on La criada malcriada.Contents1 Early years 2 "Petunia" 3 Later years 4 Death 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksEarly years[edit] Norma Daniela Candal Penedo was born in 1927 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico to Eladio José Candal and María Isabel Penedo.[1] She lived with her family on the Fajardo Sugar Company's sugar plantation, where her father was an accountant. She attended the Colegio del Sagrado Corazon (Sacred Heart School) in her hometown, where she obtained her primary and secondary education. When she was 9 years old, she participated in her first Christmas
Christmas
school play.[2] Candal enrolled in the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, where she earned a Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
in Humanities
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