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.



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Mary Joe Fernández
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Ryan Lochte
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Dara Torres
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Danny Valencia


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Carlos Gutierrez



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Bobby Cannavale
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Rosario Dawson
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Bianca Del Rio
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Cameron Diaz
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Andy García
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Joanna Garcia
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Jorge Garcia
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Oscar Isaac
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Julio Oscar Mechoso
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Eva Mendes


Cartoonists and animators

Directors, screenwriters and producers



Composers and/or bandleaders

  • 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 [83]
  • Lucy Simon, American composer for the theatre and popular songs; known for the musical The Secret Garden ; sister of Carly and Joanna Simon


  • Desmond Child, American musician, songwriter, and producer; mother is Cuban songwriter Elena Casals [84]
  • Scott Herren, music producer; father is Catalan and mother is of Irish and Cuban descent [85]
  • 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 [86]
  • Tonedeff, American rapper, producer, and singer-songwriter; Cuban mother and Colombian father

Musicians and singers by genre

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Gloria Estefan
Rap and hip-hop
Pop, R&B, Folk, country and other music genre

Reality television contestants





United States ambassadors

United States Cabinet members

United States House of Representatives

2008 Congressional candidates

United States Senate

Federal government

Local government

State government

U.S. Commonwealth government


United States Armed Forces

World leaders

Science and technology

Visual arts


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