List of Nicaraguan Americans
This is a list of notable Nicaraguan Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.
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To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Nicaraguan American or must have references showing they are Nicaraguan American and are notable.
- Annette A. Aguilar - American percussionist, bandleader, and music educator
- Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa - American playwright, screenwriter and comic-book writer
- Patrick Argüello, considered a martyr of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
- Marvin Benard, a Major League Baseball player
- Maurice Benard, an actor on American soap operas All My Children and General Hospital.
- Carolina Bermudez- radio personality on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show in New York on WHTZ
- Claudia Bermúdez, politician, ran for the United States Congress
- Randy Caballero, undefeated Nicaraguan American professional boxer in the Featherweight division
- Róger Calero, ran for U.S. President in the 2004 elections.*
- Barbara Carrera - Nicaraguan-born American film and television actress
- Oswaldo Castillo - gardener/construction worker-turned-actor.
- Michael Cordúa, restaurateur, entrepreneur, businessman, award winning self-taught chef.
- DJ Craze, only DJ in history to win 3 consecutive World DMC Champion titles.
- Miguel D'Escoto, Roman Catholic priest and former foreign minister.
- Omar D'Leon, a painter and poet.
- Salomón de la Selva, poet, author of Tropical Town and Other Poems
- Edward'O, an astronalyst and co-host of 12 Corazones.
- Bill Guerin, an NHL player (mother from Nicaragua)
- J Smooth, a bi-lingual hip hop and reggaeton singer.
- Bianca Jagger, human rights advocate and ex-wife of Mick Jagger.
- Diana López, Olympic bronze medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Mark López, Olympic silver medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Steven López, two time Olympic gold medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Dennis Martínez, first Nicaraguan-American to be a major league baseball pitcher or player.
- Camilo Mejía, a former Staff Sergeant of the Florida National Guard and anti-war activist
- Lester Meléndez (1981), professional soccer player for the University of Miami.
- Tony Meléndez, singer, composer, writer and musician who was born with no arms.
- Christianne Meneses Jacobs, publisher of the U.S.'s only Spanish-language children's magazine.
- Franck de Las Mercedes, a painter
- Ana Navarro, Republican strategist and political commentator
- David Obregon, a professional boxer
- Horacio Peña, professor, writer, and poet.
- Claudia Poll, Nicaraguan born swimmer.
- Silvia Poll, Nicaraguan born swimmer.
- Hope Portocarrero, former First Lady of Nicaragua (1967–1972).
- Anastasio Somoza Portocarrero - son of former Nicaraguan president Anastasio Somoza Debayle and Hope Portocarrero de Somoza
- James Quesada, anthropologist and professor.
- Mari Ramos, weather anchor for CNN.
- Hilda Solis, U.S. congresswoman. She is of Mexican and Nicaraguan descent
- Eve Torres, professional wrestler with WWE
- T-Bone, rapper.
- Torombolo, a reggaeton singer.
- Gabriel Traversari, actor, director, writer, singer, songwriter and painter.
- Donald Vega, jazz musician and composer.
- Benny Urquidez - kickboxer, martial arts choreographer. His father was born in Granada, Nicaragua.
- Michele Richardson, competition swimmer and Olympic silver medalist.
- O'Driscoll, Bill (18 Jan 2007). "Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's imaginary folklore drives The Muckle Man". Pittsburgh City Paper.
- "Oswaldo Castillo". TheHammerMovie.com. Archived from the original on November 1, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
- Merl, Jean (2000-12-28). "Solis Prepares to Take Another Step Up". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
- Solis, Hilda L. (2006-06-06). "Honoring Juana Sequeria Solis on Her 80th Birthday" (PDF). Congressional Record. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2008-12-22.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-04-24. About - The official website of Benny The Jet Urquidez