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.

Athletes[edit]

Business[edit]

Education[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Actors[edit]

Cartoonists[edit]

Directors, screenwriters and producers[edit]

Fashion[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Rock[edit]

Latin American popular music[edit]

Singers[edit]

Rap and hip-hop[edit]

Producers[edit]

  • Desmond Child, American musician, songwriter, and producer; mother is Cuban songwriter Elena Casals[31]
  • Scott Herren, music producer; father is Catalan and mother is of Irish and Cuban descent[32]
  • Ray Martinez, American musician, music producer, songwriter, artist, disco music icon; Cuban American - Cuban mother and Puerto Rican father
  • Rudy Pérez, Cuban composer and music producer[33]
  • Tonedeff, American rapper, producer, and singer-songwriter; Cuban mother and Colombian father

Percussionists[edit]

Composers and/or bandleaders[edit]

  • Xavier Cugat, bandleader
  • Arsenio Rodríguez (1911–1970), Cuban musician, composer and bandleader; born in Cuba, he died in United States, where he lived in the last years of his life[34]
  • Lucy Simon, American composer for the theatre and popular songs; known for the musical The Secret Garden; sister of Carly and Joanna Simon

Classical[edit]

Jazz[edit]

Folk, country and other music[edit]

Reality television contestants[edit]

Writers[edit]

Journalists[edit]

Government[edit]

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]

Judiciary[edit]

United States Armed Forces[edit]

World leaders[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Visual arts[edit]

Others[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
  • Vida Guerra, Cuban born-American glamour model
  • Emilio Núñez (1855–1922), soldier, dentist, and politician
  • Ana María Polo - Cuban-born American lawyer and Hispanic television arbitrator on Caso Cerrado.
  • 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

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