List of Mexican Americans

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Mexican Americans who are "Mexican" as their ethnic ancestry. The list includes, besides Mexican immigrants having American citizenship and their descendants, resident Mexicans who lived in the Mexican Southwest of the current U.S. when this territory was incorporated into the U.S. in 1848 and thereby became U.S. citizens.

This is a list of 'notable Mexican Americans', including original immigrants and settlers of South from United States who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

This list is ordered by surname within section.


Sports[edit]

American football[edit]

Tony Romo
Mark Sanchez
Two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Jim Plunkett

Baseball[edit]

Nomar Garciaparra
Evan Longoria
Hall of Fame Legend Ted Williams
Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Oscar De La Hoya
Mia St John
Jesse James Leija

Football (soccer)[edit]

Carlos Bocanegra
Stephanie Cox U.S. Woman's National Team

Golfing[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Martial arts[edit]

Tito Ortiz
Cain Velasquez

Wrestling[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Pancho Gonzales in Australia (1954)
Tony Alva
U.S. water polo Olympian Brenda Villa (second from left)

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Actors and media personalities[edit]

Mario Lopez
Salma Hayek
Sara Paxton

Directors and filmmakers[edit]

Robert Rodriguez

Models[edit]

Musicians and music groups[edit]

Vicki Carr
Camila Cabello
Cecy B
Joan Baez
Selena Gomez
Demi Lovato
Linda Ronstadt
Lead singer Zack De La Rocha of Rage Against the Machine
Carlos Santana
Julieta Venegas
Dave Navarro
Hope Sandoval

Authors and poets[edit]

Visual arts[edit]

Kat Von D

Journalists[edit]

Political figures[edit]

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez
Romualdo Pacheco Governor of California
Octaviano Larrazolo, First Latino U.S. Senator
Bill Richardson
Ken Salazar
Romana Acosta Bañuelos

Military figures[edit]

General Richard E. Cavazos
Guy Gabaldon
Army Major General Alfred Valenzuela
World War II Medal of Honor recipient Marcario Garcia

Scholars and educators[edit]

Lauro Cavazos

Science and technology[edit]

Ellen Ochoa
Jose Hernandez

Civil rights leaders and community activists[edit]

Religious figures[edit]

Businesspeople and entrepreneurs[edit]

LA Angels owner Arte Moreno on the right
Hector Barreto

Historical figures[edit]

See also[edit]

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