Afro-Latine Actors

by karxnbxxchxr | created - 08 Feb 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Also, check out: Ana Harlen Mosquera (Afro-Colombian)

1. Yindra Zayas

Actress | Sharp Objects

Yindra Zayas (who was named after her mom) was born in Miami, Florida, on October 27, 1994, to Yindra Zayas who is of Cuban descent. She is Afro-Cuban and is the second child out of five children. She begin her acting career in plays at the age of five and as time passed her love for acting grew. ...

AfroCuban

AfroCuban

3. Naya Rivera

Actress | Glee

Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA as Naya Marie Rivera. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Royal Family (1991) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She was previously married to Ryan Dorsey.

AfroPuertoRican

4. Tessa Thompson

Actress | Creed

The actress Tessa Lynn Thompson was born on October 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson and the granddaughter of actor-musician Bobby Ramos. She was raised in Los Angeles before moving to Brooklyn, New York. Her father is of ...

AfroPanamanian/Mexican

5. Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Actor | The Devil's Advocate

Ruben Santiago-Hudson was born on November 24, 1956 in Lackawanna, New York, USA as Ruben Santiago Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for The Devil's Advocate (1997), Blown Away (1994) and American Gangster (2007). He is married to Jeannie Brittan. They have two children.

AfroPuertoRican

6. Tatyana Ali

Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street (1969).

She went on...

AfroPanamanian

7. Yaya DaCosta

Actress | The Butler

Yaya DaCosta was born and raised in New York City along with her sister and two brothers. She got her first acting gig at the age of eleven when her junior high school drama teacher, Ann Willis Ratray, encouraged her to audition for educational films. She continued to perform in school shows ...

AfroBrasilian

8. Reagan Gomez-Preston

Actress | Jerry Maguire

Reagan Gomez-Preston was born on April 24, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Reagan Amyre Gomez-Preston. She is an actress and writer, known for Jerry Maguire (1996), Surviving... (2015) and Almost Home (2013). She has been married to DeWayne Turrentine Jr. since November 10, 1999. They have two ...

AfroPuertoRican

9. Luna Lauren Velez

Actress | Dexter

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York among eight siblings, including her twin sister Lorraine, Lauren Velez dreamed of becoming an actress ever since she played a groundhog in a school play in second grade. Immediately following high school, she received a scholarship from the Alvin Ailey...

AfroPuertoRican

10. Lorraine Velez

Actress | Doctor Who

Lorraine Velez was born on November 2, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (2005), Piñero (2001) and Law & Order (1990).

AfroPuertoRican

11. Rosie Perez

Actress | White Men Can't Jump

Rosie Perez was born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City to Lydia Perez and Ismael Serrano, a merchant marine. She is of Puerto Rican descent. Rosie attended Grover Cleveland High School located in Ridgewood, Queens, New York, and later enrolled at Los Angeles City College in Los Angeles, ...

AfroPuertoRican

12. Herizen F. Guardiola

Actress | The Get Down

Herizen F. Guardiola (born July 24, 1996) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her breakout role as Mylene Cruz on the Netflix original series, The Get Down.

Guardiola is a native of Miami, Florida. Her father, Juan Carlos, is a reggae musician of Cuban descent, and her ...

AfroCuban

13. Paige Hurd

Actress | A Girl Like Grace

Paige Hurd is a well-known actress born and raised on 20th July 1992, in Dallas, Texas. She was born to African American, Puerto Rican mother and an African American father. She is best known for her magnificent role as Tasha Clarkson on the American hit sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (2005). Some of...

AfroPuertoRican

14. Gina Torres

Actress | Serenity

Gina was born in New York City and is youngest of three children in a close-knit Cuban American family. Attended New York City's High School of Music and Art She is a gifted mezzo soprano and was trained in opera and jazz and also sang in a gospel choir.

AfroCuban

15. Judy Reyes

Actress | Scrubs

Judy Reyes was born on November 5, 1967 in Bronx, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Scrubs (2001), Devious Maids (2013) and The Circle (2017). She was previously married to Edwin M. Figueroa.

AfroDominican

16. Stacey Dash

Actress | Clueless

Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she wanted to act, and from an early age began to act professionally. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show (1984), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and also St. Elsewhere (1982). At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy...

AfroMexican

17. Laz Alonso

Actor | Avatar

Chosen as one of Variety's "Top Ten Actors to Watch" and part of the new breed of leading men in Hollywood, Laz Alonso is starring in Amazon Prime's series THE BOYS. He can also be seen playing opposite Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba in their new series LA'S FINEST. He previously starred opposite...

AfroCuban

18. Amaury Nolasco

Actor | Prison Break

Amaury Nolasco was born on December 24, 1970 in Puerto Rico as Amaury Nolasco Garrido. He is an actor and producer, known for Prison Break (2005), Transformers (2007) and A Good Day to Die Hard (2013).

AfroPuertoRican

19. Jeremy Suarez

Actor | Brother Bear

Jeremy Suarez was born on July 6, 1990 in Burbank, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Brother Bear (2003), Jerry Maguire (1996) and Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014).

AfroCuban

20. La La Anthony

Actress | Power

La La Anthony is an actress and producer, known for her roles in Think Like a Man (2012) and Think Like a Man Too (2014), in which she starred alongside Kevin Hart and Taraji P. Henson, Spike Lee's Chi-Raq (2015), and television shows Unforgettable on A&E with Poppy Montgomery and Starz' hit show ...

AfroPuertoRican

21. Vaneza Oliveira

Actress | 3%

Vaneza Oliveira is an actress, known for 3% (2016), Dark Soccer (2019) and Jailers (2017).

AfroBrasilian

22. Mariah Carey

Actress | Precious

Mariah was born on March 27, 1970 in Huntington, Long Island, New York to Patricia Carey (born: Patricia Hickey), an opera singer and vocal coach & Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer. Her mother is of Irish descent, and her father was of African & Venezuelan descent. Mariah attended ...

AfroVenezuelan

23. Alfred Enoch

Actor | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Alfred Lewis Enoch was born December 2, 1988 in Westminster, London, England, the son of English actor William Russell (William Russell Enoch) and Brazilian doctor Balbina Gutierrez. He is an actor, known for his role as Dean Thomas in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) (2001), Harry ...

AfroBrasilian

24. Dascha Polanco

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Dascha Polanco is a Dominican American actress known for playing the character Dayanara "Daya" Diaz on Orange Is the New Black (2013). As of January 2018, she has a recurring role on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2016) as Detective Lori Weider. Polanco was born in Santo...

AfroDominican

25. Tristan Mack Wilds

Actor | Half Nelson

Tristan Wilds was born in Staten Island, New York. In 2005, at the age of 15, Tristan made his television debut as AJ in the mini-series Miracle Boys. After that, he took his talents to a different venue and tried his hand in theater. He worked with Phylicia Rashad and the Roundabout Theater ...

AfroDominican

26. Christina Milian

Actress | Be Cool

Christina was born on September 26, 1981 in Jersey City. At the age of 19, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam. In 2001, Milian released her self-titled debut album, which featured the singles "AM to PM" and "When You Look at Me"; "AM to PM" charted within the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100...

AfroCuban

27. Dania Ramirez

Actress | Premium Rush

Dania is a Latin American actress born in the Dominican Republic. She grew up, living with her grandmother, in a poor household. Her parents left for the United States, when she was 6-months old, and she finally joined them in New York when she was age 10.

She knew from a young age that she wanted ...

AfroDominican

28. Michel Gomes

Actor | Cidade de Deus

Michel Gomes was born on February 4, 1989 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is an actor, known for City of God (2002), 3% (2016) and Last Stop 174 (2008).

AfroBrasilian

29. Viviane Porto

Actress | 3%

Viviane Porto was born on January 2, 1980 in São Paulo, Brazil. She is an actress, known for 3% (2016), Garotas do ABC (2003) and Seven Women (2003).

AfroBrasilian

30. Julián Díaz

Actor | Love in the Time of Cholera

Julián Díaz is an actor, known for Love in the Time of Cholera (2007), Narcos (2015) and El Barón (2019).

AfroColombian

31. Gianina Arana

Actress | La Balada de Hugo Sanchez

Gianina Arana is an actress, known for The Ballad of Hugo Sánchez (2018), Niche, Lo que diga el corazón (2014) and Dog Eat Dog (2008).

AfroColombian

32. Matt Cedeño

Actor | Power

Matt Cedeño was born on November 14, 1973 in Moses Lake, Washington, USA. He is an actor, known for Power (2014), Z Nation (2014) and Devious Maids (2013). He has been married to Erica Franco since July 31, 2009. They have one child.

AfroCuban

33. Johnathan Fernandez

Actor | Lethal Weapon

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Johnathan is an actor and comedian splitting time between Los Angeles and New York City. He is is famous for his litany of roles across TV, including as Scorsese on the FOX action series Lethal Weapon. He has also guest starred across several UCB Original comedic sketches, and...

Colombian mother and Honduran father

34. Rafael Castillo

Actor | Black Lightning

Rafael Castillo was born in Atlanta, GA. He has always had an interest in the entertainment industry. He realized that interest after he and his best friend created, wrote, acted in, and directed a mini-series for his school's morning announcements. After a life of sports came to an end when he ...

35. Claudette Ortiz

Actress | Tyler Perry's: Madea on the Run

Claudette Ortiz was born on July 21, 1981 in Willingboro, New Jersey, USA as Claudette Jouvan Ortiz. She is an actress, known for Tyler Perry's: Madea on the Run (2017), If Loving You Is Wrong (2014) and My Wife and Kids (2001). She was previously married to Ryan Toby.

Afro-Puerto Rican

36. Nichole Galicia

Actress | Torque

Nichole Galicia is a film and television actress whose extraordinary journey to the big screen began as a high fashion model on the catwalks of Europe. Most recently, acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino hand picked Galicia for his film, Django Unchained, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx. ...

Afro-Panamanian

37. Fantasia Barrino

Soundtrack | The Butler

Fantasia Barrino was born on June 30, 1984 in High Point, North Carolina, USA as Fantasia Monique Barrino. She has been married to Kendall Taylor since July 19, 2015.

Afro-Trinidadian and Afro-Cuban

38. JuJu

Actress | Honor Up

JuJu is an actress, known for Honor Up (2018), Until the Break of Dawn (2012) and Take Five: Oretachi wa ai o nusumeruka (2013).

Afro-Cuban

40. Faizon Love

Actor | Friday

Faizon Love was born on June 14, 1968 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba as Langston Faizon Santisima. He is an actor and writer, known for Friday (1995), Elf (2003) and Torque (2004).

Afro-Cuban

40. Rita Marley

Actress | The Mighty Quinn

Rita Marley was born on July 25, 1946 in Santiago, Cuba as Alpherita Constantia Anderson. She was previously married to Bob Marley.

Afro-Jamaican and Cuban

41. Liza Colón-Zayas

Actress | David Makes Man

Liza Colón-Zayas was born as Liza Maria Colon. She is an actress and producer, known for David Makes Man (2019), Titans (2018) and The Woman in the Window (2020). She has been married to David Zayas since November 21, 1998.

42. Allen Maldonado

Actor | The Last O.G.

Allen Maldonado is one of young Hollywood's busiest stars on the rise. The multi-talented actor, writer and entrepreneur, not only co-stars on the award-winning sitcom, Black-ish (ABC), he has also finished his second season as a full time writer on the hit Starz series, Survivors Remorse, has ...

43. Elvis Nolasco

Actor | Oldboy

Elvis Nolasco is an actor and producer, known for Oldboy (2013), American Crime (2015) and Clockers (1995).

45. Heather Hemmens

Actress | Yellowstone

Heather Hemmens is an American actress, film director and film producer. She is best known for her role as Alice Verdura in The CW series Hellcats (2010-2011) and currently stars in the Roswell reboot as Maria.

Hemmens was raised in the woods of Maine with her two older brothers and older sister. ...

45. Angely Gaviria

Actress | 2091

Angely Gaviria is an actress, known for 2091 (2016) and Always a Witch (2019).

46. Chance Perdomo

Actor | Killed by My Debt

Chance Perdomo is an actor, known for Killed by My Debt (2018), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018) and Midsomer Murders (1997).

47. Shar Jackson

Actress | Good Burger

Sharisse Jackson was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 31, 1976. Jackson is of African American and Cherokee descent on her mother's side, and of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent on her father's side. Shar Jackson has been acting since the age of three when she enrolled in the Al Fann ...

48. Lauren Ridloff

Actress | Eternals

Lauren Ridloff is an American actress and former teacher. She is known as a former Miss Deaf America (2000 - 2002), as Lauren Teruel. She's also known for her 2018 Tony-nominated Broadway performance as Sarah Norman in Children of a Lesser God, and as Connie in the AMC Television series The Walking...

49. Jharrel Jerome

Actor | Moonlight

Jharrel Jerome is known for his work on Moonlight (2016), When They See Us (2019) and Mr. Mercedes (2017).

50. Sivan Alyra Rose

Actress | Chambers

Sivan Alyra Rose, born Sivan Alyra Rose Rambler, is an Apache/Puerto Rican actress, runway model and exhibited artist. Sivan is the first Native American female lead of television series "Chambers" on Netflix premiering in April 2019, starring alongside Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn. She was raised ...

51. Mj Rodriguez

Actress | Pose

Mj Rodriguez is an actress, best known for her work in Nurse Jackie (2011), Carrie Diaries (2013), Dear Pauline (2014), new internet series [Blank] My Life (2016) and Netflix show Luke Cage (2016). She is also known for her Musical Theater credit as Angel Dumont Schunard in the Original ...

52. Indya Moore

Actress | Pose

Indya Moore is an actress, writer, director, model, social activist and founder of Beetlefruit Media, Inc., a production company focused on storytelling in various mediums. Born and raised in the Bronx, they have appeared in Vogue and OUT, as well as assignments for GQ, Gucci and Christian Dior. ...

53. Angel Bismark Curiel

Actor | Pose

Angel Bismark Curiel is an actor, known for Pose (2018), Monsters and Men (2018) and Night Comes On (2018).

54. Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Actor | The Devil's Advocate

Ruben Santiago-Hudson was born on November 24, 1956 in Lackawanna, New York, USA as Ruben Santiago Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for The Devil's Advocate (1997), Blown Away (1994) and American Gangster (2007). He is married to Jeannie Brittan. They have two children.

55. Yaya DaCosta

Actress | The Butler

Yaya DaCosta was born and raised in New York City along with her sister and two brothers. She got her first acting gig at the age of eleven when her junior high school drama teacher, Ann Willis Ratray, encouraged her to audition for educational films. She continued to perform in school shows ...



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