List of Hispanic and Latino Americans
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This is a list of notable Hispanic and Latino Americans: citizens or residents of the United States with origins in Hispanic America or Spain. The following groups are officially designated as "Spanish/Hispanic/Latino": Mexican American, (Stateside) Puerto Rican, Cuban American, Dominican American, Costa Rican American, Guatemalan American, Honduran American, Nicaraguan American, Panamanian American, Salvadoran American, Argentine American, Bolivian American, Chilean American, Colombian American, Ecuadorian American, Paraguayan American, Peruvian American, Spanish American, Uruguayan American, and Venezuelan American. However, Hispanic or Latino people can have any ancestry.
- Monica Ponce de Leon - first Hispanic architect to receive the National Design Award in Architecture from the Smithsonian; has received over 12 Progressive Architecture Awards and the Design Award Medal from the Academy of Arts and Letters; first Hispanic dean at the University of Michigan
- Jorge Cantú - MLB infielder
- Johnny Estrada - MLB catcher
- Brian Fuentes - MLB relief pitcher, three-time All-Star
Mariano Rivera MLB Closer
- Raul Allegre - NFL placekicker
- Leo Barker - retired NFL linebacker
- Tony Casillas - retired NFL defensive lineman
- Joe Kapp - retired NFL quarterback
- J. P. Losman - NFL quarterback
- Max Montoya - retired NFL guard
- Zeke Moreno - former NFL linebacker
- Anthony Muñoz - retired NFL offensive guard, member of Pro Football Hall of Fame 
- /Baby Bash - rapper of Mexican and Anglo descent
- /Becky G - rapper of Mexican American descent
- /Gloria Estefan - Cuban-American singer
- /Kap G - hardcore rapper who performs trap music
- /Jennifer Lopez - international Puerto Rican singer
- /Pitbull - Cuban American hip hop musician from Miami, Florida
- /Prince Royce - Latin R&B singer born to Dominican parents
- /Selena (1971-1995) - Tejano singer
- Shakira - singer, known for single "Hips Don't Lie" which reached number 1 in the American Billboard Hot 100 and across the world; other singles include "Whenever, Wherever", "She Wolf" and "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"
- Martha E. Bernal (1931-2001), Mexican-American clinical psychologist, first Latina to receive a psychology PhD in the United States
- Antonia Novello (1944-), Puerto Rican physician, 14th Surgeon General of the United States, first woman and first Hispanic to hold the position
- Sarah Stewart (1905-1976), Mexican-American microbiologist; discovered the Polyomavirus
- Helen Rodríguez Trías (1929-2001), Puerto Rican American pediatrician, advocate for women's reproductive rights
- Lydia Villa-Komaroff (1947-), Mexican-American cellular biologist; third Mexican American woman in the United States to receive a PhD in the sciences
- Rodolfo Llinas (1934-) Colombian American neuroscientist.
- Ivan Becerra - soccer forward for Columbus Crew
- Carlos Bocanegra - footballer who plays for Rangers
- Miguel Algarín (1941-) - Puerto Rican author and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café
- Rudolfo Anaya (1937-) - Mexican-American author of Bless Me, Ultima
- Sandra Cisneros (1954-) - Mexican-American author of The House on Mango Street
- Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952-) - Puerto Rican author of Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
- Angie Cruz (1972-) - Dominican-American author of Let It Rain Coffee
- Alberto Rios (1952-) - Mexican-American poet, Arizona's first poet first state poet laureate
- Benjamin Alire Sáenz (1954-) - Mexican-American author of Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club
- Sergio Troncoso (1961-) - Mexican-American author of The Last Tortilla and Other Stories and Crossing Borders: Personal Essays
- List of Argentine Americans
- List of Colombian Americans
- List of Cuban Americans
- List of Mexican Americans
- List of Nicaraguan Americans
- List of Salvadoran Americans
- List of Spanish Americans
- List of Stateside Puerto Ricans
- History of Mexican-Americans
- List of Hispanic Medal of Honor recipients
- Hispanic Admirals in the United States Navy
- Hispanics in the United States Air Force
- Hispanics in the United States Coast Guard
- Hispanics in the United States Marine Corps
- Hispanics in the United States Navy
- Hispanics in the American Civil War
- Hispanic American writers
- List of Hispanic and Latin American Britons
- "American FactFinder Help; Hispanic or Latino origin". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
For Census 2000, American Community Survey: People who identify with the terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" are those who classify themselves in one of the specific Hispanic or Latino categories listed on the Census 2000 or ACS questionnaire - "Mexican," "Puerto Rican," or "Cuban" - as well as those who indicate that they are "other Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino." Origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person's parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States. People who identify their origin as Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino may be of any race. 1990 Census of Population and Housing: A self-designated classification for people whose origins are from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Central or South America, the Caribbean, or those identifying themselves generally as Spanish, Spanish-American, etc. Origin can be viewed as ancestry, nationality, or country of birth of the person or person's parents or ancestors prior to their arrival in the United States.
- "American FactFinder Help; Spanish/Hispanic/Latino". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
- Chass, Murray (2006-03-17). "United States Runs Out of Chances in Classic". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
- Santana and 'Big Papi' Lead Latino Baseballers - NAM
- Garcia, Marlen (2007-06-14). "Richardson exporting his deep basketball knowledge - USATODAY.com". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
- Sanderson, Matthew (2005-01-20). "Class of '05 Controversy". TigerBoxing.com. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
- Santiago, Antonio (2006-04-13). "A Chiquita with a Big Heart". RingsideReport.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
- Bjornberg, Jeremy (2005-12-02). "Sergio Mora No Longer a Contender?". Doc's Sport Service. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
- Somers, Ken (2005-09-25). "NFL looks for big play in Mexico". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2007-07-18.[dead link]
- Brady, Erik (2005-07-20). "Losman growing at his own beat". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
- "In The Zone with San Diego Chargers Linebacker Zeke Moreno". Open Your Eyes. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
- Probst, Jason; DiSanto, Michael (2005-11-02). "Head-2-Head: Sanchez vs. Diaz". Between Rounds. InsideFighting.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
- "Crew Selects Three Players In 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft". OurSportsCentral.com. 2006-01-26. Retrieved 2007-07-18. "He was born in San Luis Potose, Mexico, becoming the first Mexican-born player drafted by The Crew. His full name is Jorge Ivan Becerra."
- Wyllie, John Philip (2001-12-14). "Rimando and Bocanegra Vie for World Cup Berths". La Prensa San Diego. Retrieved 2007-07-18.