List of Cuban Americans

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This is a list of notable Cuban Americans, including immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Cuban American or must have references showing they are Cuban American and are notable.







Directors, screenwriters and producers[edit]

Graphic designers[edit]



Reality television contestants[edit]


For a more comprehensive list, see List of Cuban American writers.


United States ambassadors[edit]

Cabinet members[edit]

United States House of Representatives[edit]

2008 Congressional candidates[edit]

United States Senate[edit]

Federal government[edit]

Local government[edit]

State government[edit]

U.S. Commonwealth government[edit]


United States Armed Forces[edit]

World leaders[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Visual arts[edit]


  • Juanita Castro, sister of former Cuban President Fidel Castro and incumbent President Raúl Castro. She has been living in the United States since 1964 and is a naturalized citizen.
  • Emilio Cruz (1938 – 2004) American artist of African and Cuban descent. His work is held in several major museums in the United. States[37]
  • Andrea Louise Simon - Community leader

European Royalty[edit]


  1. ^ "You got 48 hours" Speech by Dr. John Carlos on YouTube
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b [1] "Aguila and Gonzalez are of Cuban-American heritage, though both were born in the United States."
  4. ^ [2] "He's lovin' it; the Ralph Alvarez story: for the Cuban-born Ralph Alvarez, working for McDonald's had long been a dream."
  5. ^ [3] "The Bacardi family are Cuban exiles who left the country in 1960 when their assets were confiscated by Fidel Castro's regime."
  6. ^ a b [4] "The Cuban born brothers"
  7. ^ [5] "Born in Cuba during Fidel Castro's revolution, Figueredo fled the island with his parents"
  8. ^ [6] "Coca-Cola Chairman Roberto C. Goizueta, a Cuban immigrant"
  9. ^ [7] "Born in Havana, Cuba in 1953"
  10. ^ [8] "Cuban immigrant Al de Molina has done an impressive job as treasurer of Bank of America (BofA)"
  11. ^ [9] "Perez, 55, who was born in Argentina of Cuban parents and came to the U.S. in 1968"
  12. ^ [10] "Quesada created the Santerians, based on his coming of age experiences and Cuban heritage"
  13. ^ [11] "Cuban American George Reyes, 53"
  14. ^ No puedo esperar a poner las manos en el guión del último episodio de Perdidos ("I can not wait to put my hands on the last Lost episode") (Spanish)
  15. ^ "Isabel Celeste". 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  16. ^ Gallagher - "All-Starz on David Gallagher". "This half Irish, half Cuban actor can dance for six hours straight! "I'm proud to have the Latin hips", he says!" 
  17. ^ Gallo - "Melissa Gallo Fan". Archived from the original on 2009-10-27. "(MELISSA GALLO) comes from "a big Cuban family, a lot of whom reside in the New York area"" 
  18. ^ Garcia - "Aah Celeb Profile". "Cuban descent actress JOANNA GARCIA" 
  19. ^ Elizabeth Melendez official site
  20. ^ "George A. Romero On His Latino Heritage: 'I Was The Shark, Not The Jet'". 
  21. ^ [12] Biography at Song Writer
  22. ^ Homenaje a la pianista Zenaida Manfugás. Posted by Olga Connor. Asked on Wednesday, 16 denoviembre 2011.
  23. ^ Eugene Chadbourne, Al Dreares at Allmusic.
  24. ^ Ogunnaike, Lola (October 2005). "Sole Sister". Vibe (Vibe Media Group). ISSN 1070-4701. Retrieved September 24, 2007. 
  25. ^ García, David F. 2006. Arsenio Rodríguez and the transnational flows of Latin popular music. Philadelphia. p. 115
  26. ^ Mix en español (magazine in Spanish: Mix in Spanish). July, August, 2000
  27. ^ Kors, Michael (July 2004). "Carly Simon: romance, pain, anticipation—if it's a human impulse, then Carly Simon has sung about it.". Interview. [dead link]
    Kors, Michael (July 2004). "Carly in INTERVIEW 2004". Interview (Carly Simon Online). Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  28. ^ Carolina Garcia Aguilera b.1949
  29. ^ es:José Kozer
  30. ^
  31. ^ Anais Nin was born in France of Cuban parents, and was later a naturalized American Citizen
  32. ^ Ricardo Pau-Llosa
  33. ^ iHeartAmile, on Blogger.
  34. ^ Speakers at Colorado's New Energy Economy Conference
  35. ^ a b "The Latino Experience in U.S. History"; publisher: Globe Pearson; pages 155-157; ISBN 0-8359-0641-8
  36. ^ Raymond T. Bauer (2010). "Isabel Pérez Farfante de Canet 24 June 1916 – 20 August 2009" (PDF). Journal of Crustacean Biology 30 (2): 345–349. doi:10.1651/09-3254.1. 
  37. ^ Alitash Gallery (2004). "EMILIO CRUZ: I Am Food I Eat The Eater Of Food". Retrieved 2012-08-09.