List of Colombian Americans

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This is a list of notable Colombian Americans, including both original 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 Colombian American or must have references showing they are Colombian American and are notable.


List[edit]

Artists and designers[edit]

Anchors and TV personalities[edit]

Actors[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Sport[edit]

Models[edit]

Journalist[edit]

Politicians[edit]

  • Diana Farrell- member and one of two Deputy Directors of the United States National Economic Council (NEC) in the administration of President Barack Obama.
  • Jeff Frederick - former member of the General Assembly of Virginia.[24]
  • Jorge E. Meneses- member of the City Council and current mayor of Hackensack, New Jersey.

Writers[edit]

  • James Cañón - Colombian author.
  • Mo Rocca - American writer, journalist, comedian and political satirist to Colombian (mother) and Italian (father) descent.
  • Andrés Useche - Colombian American naturalized writer, film director, graphic artist and singer/songwriter.
  • Sean Torres - Writer and creator of the Rey de Noches book series.[25][26][27] His father is Colombian.[28]

Scientists[edit]


Others[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stand up Latino & political comedian Greg Giraldo
  2. ^ a b He was a grandson of the Colombian revolutionist and caudillo Francisco de Miranda. Biographical details are taken from an interview with Suarez reported in James T. Maher , Twilight of Splendor: Chronicles of the Age of American Palaces (Boston: Little, Brown) 1975:190-91.
  3. ^ Ángela González (January 6, 2008). "Odette Yustman, in the company of monsters in 'Cloverfield'". New York: NY Daily News. 
  4. ^ Moreno Valley|PE.com|Southern California News|News for Inland Southern California Archived March 26, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Colombia Passport: Economics, Culture and Society: "[1] 27 May 2009 archived version of Moisés Arias of Colombia", 23 March 2009. Link retrieved 25 March 2009. Cite: "If some Colombians dream with an American passport, there are cases of Americans who are proud of say they are Colombians. It is the case of New York-born actor Moises Arias, a teen heart throb and an American US television actor who is proud of the origin of his parents: Colombia."
  6. ^ Andrew Keegan - Yahoo! TV
  7. ^ "Sonya Smith's Biography at Biografia DVD"
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/movies/wilmer-more-than-lindsays-ex/story-e6frf9h6-1111112681135
  10. ^ [3]
  11. ^ Alexa Vega (2005-05-11). "Alexa Forever Forums". RE: Questions for Miss Alexa Vega. Retrieved 2006-08-20. My father's side is Colombian (bogota)... and I don't know why they said my mom was Italian. She's not. My family and I were trying to figure out what my mom was, but we can only go back to 5 generations and they were all from Florida. haha. so .. Floridian? ahhah... my moms last name is French though [dead link]
  12. ^ Freddy Madball interview for Stefan Topuzov's Music Vault
  13. ^ Lena Hansen (27 February 2008). "Las lecciones de vida de Kike Santander (The life lessons of Kike Santander). (In Spanish)". Retrieved May 22–26, 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  14. ^ Azerrad, Michael. Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991. Little, Brown and Company, 2001. ISBN 0-316-78753-1
  15. ^ Jacobson, Mark. "The Icon: Doll Face", New York (magazine), September 23, 2002. Accessed May 28, 2009. "Then came the sad pictures: Johnny and Jerry, RIP, and Billy Murcia too, their first drummer, a Colombian from Jackson Heights, dead in a London bathtub."
  16. ^ Scratch - Documentary
  17. ^ "Gold Cup 2011" [Gold Cup 2011: Juan Agudelo]. NJ.com. June 5, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  18. ^ Bondy, Stefan. "Englewood native Alejandro Bedoya vies for U.S. spot", The Record (Bergen County), May 25, 2010. Accessed February 16, 2011.
  19. ^ Barrera aiming high at Spartak at yanks-abroad.com, 16-12-2011
  20. ^ NHL.com - NHL on NBC spotlight
  21. ^ Daily Peloton - Pro Cycling News
  22. ^ "Profile: Carlos Llamosa". Soccer Times. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  23. ^ Tkacik, Maureen (2008-08-17), "America’s Next Top Fashion Editor", New York Magazine, retrieved 2010-07-14 
  24. ^ Jost, Lauren (2011-07-20). "Muñoz, Frederick Speak of Platforms in Forum". Woodbridge Patch. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  25. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Rey-Noches-Legacy-Cycle-ebook/dp/B008HXX0A4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359500458&sr=8-1&keywords=rey+de+noches
  26. ^ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rey-de-noches-sean-torres/1112035765?ean=9781105811845
  27. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rey-de-noches/id541667093?mt=11
  28. ^ http://nocheslegacycycle.blogspot.com/
  29. ^ “County Commission Candidates Line Up Endorsements” Miami Herald, August 24, 2000
  30. ^ New York Daily News
  31. ^ "Interview with Al Williamson," The Jack Kirby Collector #15 (April 1997), p. 16. Reprinted in The Collected Jack Kirby Collector Volume Three (TwoMorrows Publishing, 1999), p. 142. ISBN 978-1-893905-02-3
  32. ^ Astronaut Bio: George D. Zamka (11/2007)