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.








Directors, screenwriters and producers[edit]


Jorge Manuel, bridal fashion


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; has lived 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; of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent
  • Emilio Núñez (1855-1922), soldier, dentist, and politician
  • Manny Puig, Cuban born wildlife entertainer
  • Enrique Ros (died April 10, 2013), Cuban born businessman and activist opposed to Cuban president Fidel Castro
  • Andrea Louise Simon, community leader
  • Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, Cuban born lawyer; writer; historian; expert in the field of human rights and international law; retired high-ranking United Nations official; peace activist; 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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  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."
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  11. ^ [7] "Born in Havana, Cuba in 1953"
  12. ^ [8] "Cuban immigrant Al de Molina has done an impressive job as treasurer of Bank of America (BofA)"
  13. ^ [9] "Perez, 55, who was born in Argentina of Cuban parents and came to the U.S. in 1968"
  14. ^ [10] "Quesada created the Santerians, based on his coming of age experiences and Cuban heritage"
  15. ^ [11] "Cuban American George Reyes, 53"
  16. ^ 2011 National Humanities Medal
  17. ^ 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)
  18. ^ "Isabel Celeste". 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  19. ^ 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! 
  20. ^ 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" 
  21. ^ Garcia - "Aah Celeb Profile". Cuban descent actress JOANNA GARCIA 
  22. ^ "Oscar Buzz". Miami Herald. December 1, 2006. 
  23. ^ "George A. Romero On His Latino Heritage: 'I Was The Shark, Not The Jet'". 
  24. ^ [12] Biography at Song Writer
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  26. ^ "Courtney Love". Conversations from the Edge with Carrie Fisher. 2002-03-03. Oxygen. 
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  33. ^ North American Academy of the Spanish Language - Joaquín Badajoz
  34. ^ Carolina Garcia Aguilera b.1949
  35. ^ es:José Kozer
  36. ^
  37. ^ Anais Nin was born in France of Cuban parents, and was later a naturalized American Citizen
  38. ^ Ricardo Pau-Llosa
  39. ^
  40. ^ iHeartAmile, on Blogger.
  41. ^ Speakers at Colorado's New Energy Economy Conference
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