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.
  • Michelle Font - Beauty queen who won Miss Washington USA and competed in the Miss USA pageant on April 11, 2008 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent.
  • Manny Puig - Cuban born American wildlife entertainer.
  • Enrique Ros (died April 10, 2013) - Cuban born American businessman and activist opposed to Cuban president Fidel Castro
  • Andrea Louise Simon - Community leader
  • Alfred-Maurice de Zayas - Cuban born American lawyer, writer, historian, a leading expert in the field of human rights and international law, a retired high-ranking United Nations official, a peace activist, and since 2012 the United Nations Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order (also known as Special Rapporteur), appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council.

European Royalty[edit]


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  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. ^ "Oscar Buzz". Miami Herald. December 1, 2006. 
  20. ^ "George A. Romero On His Latino Heritage: 'I Was The Shark, Not The Jet'". 
  21. ^ [12] Biography at Song Writer
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  30. ^ Carolina Garcia Aguilera b.1949
  31. ^ es:José Kozer
  32. ^
  33. ^ Anais Nin was born in France of Cuban parents, and was later a naturalized American Citizen
  34. ^ Ricardo Pau-Llosa
  35. ^ iHeartAmile, on Blogger.
  36. ^ Speakers at Colorado's New Energy Economy Conference
  37. ^ a b "The Latino Experience in U.S. History"; publisher: Globe Pearson; pages 155-157; ISBN 0-8359-0641-8
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