Mexican Americans are residents of the United States who have Mexican ancestry. The list includes Mexican immigrants and those who lived in the southwestern United States when the territory was incorporated in 1848. Baseball [ edit ]
Hall of Fame Legend Ted Williams
Basketball [ edit ]
World champion Mia St John
Olympic medalist Marlen Esparza
Oscar Albarado – light middleweight champion Saúl Álvarez – light Middleweight division Art Aragon – lightweight boxer Baby Arizmendi – title holder, Hall of Famer Chris Arreola – heavyweight boxer Paulie Ayala – WBA bantamweight champion Tony Ayala, Jr. – junior middleweight boxer Tony Baltazar – professional boxer David Benavidez – WBC super middleweight champion José Benavidez – WBA interim light welterweight champion Norberto Bravo – professional boxer Gaby Canizales – bantamweight world champion boxer Orlando Canizales – bantamweight world champion boxer, Hall of Famer Michael Carbajal – four-time light flyweight champion boxer, Hall of Famer Ruben Castillo – professional boxer Bobby Chacon – two-time champion boxer, Hall of Famer  Jesús Chávez – two division world champion Jackie Chavez – female boxer and IFBA World super bantamweight champion Rudy Cisneros – boxer, Contender contestant Diego Corrales – super featherweight and lightweight champion Steve Cruz – featherweight champion Alberto Dávila – bantamweight champion Oscar De La Hoya – ten-time world champion, Hall of Famer David Díaz – WBC lightweight champion Juan Díaz – WBA and WBO and IBF World lightweight champion Marlen Esparza – 2012 women's boxing bronze medalist Louie Espinoza – WBA featherweight champion B. J. Flores – professional boxer Arturo Frias – world champion Alex García – heavyweight boxer Roberto Garcia – IBF super featherweight champion Miguel Ángel García – featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight champion, brother of Roberto Garcia Frankie Gómez – lightweight prospect Jaime Manuel Gómez – Mexican-American professional boxer in the Light Middleweight division Delia Gonzalez – flyweight female boxer  Jesús González – an amateur champion and Super middleweight contender Paul Gonzales – flyweight Olympic gold medalist Rodolfo Gonzales – boxer, poet, and leader of the Chicano civil rights movement Robert Guerrero – IBF featherweight and super featherweight champion  Genaro Hernández – WBA and WBC super featherweight champion, Hall of famer  Jesse James Leija – world champion boxer Don Jordan – world welterweight champion Willie Jorrín – WBC super bantamweight champion Rocky Juarez – Olympic silver medalist Danny Lopez – world featherweight champion, Hall of Famer Tony Lopez – three-time world champion Steven Luevano – WBO featherweight champion Jesse Magdaleno – WBO super bantamweight champion Raúl Márquez – world champion boxer and boxing announcer Abner Mares – bantamweight, super bantamweight and featherweight champion Sergio Mora – WBC super welterweight world champion  Manuel Ortiz – world bantamweight champion, Hall of Famer Victor Ortiz – WBC welterweight champion Bobby Pacho – professional boxer Zack Padilla – light welterweight champion Carlos Palomino – WBA welterweight champion, Hall of Famer Robert Quiroga – IBF superflyweight champion José Carlos Ramírez – WBC light welterweight champion Mando Ramos – lightweight champion Daniel Roman (boxer) – WBA super bantamweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. – WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Danny Romero – world champion boxer Brandon Ríos – WBA lightweight champion David Rodriguez – undefeated heavyweight boxer Raul Rojas – WBA featherweight champion Joseph Salas – featherweight Olympic silver medalist Martha Salazar – WBC heavyweight boxing champion Richie Sandoval – bantamweight champion Maureen Shea – professional boxer, known as the "Real Million Dollar Baby" Solly Smith – first Latino featherweight champion of the world   Mia St. John – WBC champion, professional female boxer Johnny Tapia – five-time flyweight, bantamweight and featherweight champion, Hall of famer Jesse Valdez – Olympic bronze medalist (1972) Óscar Valdez – WBO featherweight champion  Fernando Vargas – two-time light middleweight champion Jessie Vargas – WBA super lightweight and WBO welterweight champion
Carlos Bocanegra served as the US team captain for six years
Stephanie (Lopez) Cox, U.S. Woman's National Team Olympic gold medalist
Jackie Acevedo – striker Isaac Acuña – midfielder Emily Alvarado – goalkeeper Mónica Alvarado – defender, international footballer Ventura Alvarado – defender Carlos Alvarez (soccer) – midfielder Daniel Antúnez – midfielder Fernando Arce Jr. – midfielder Esteban Arias – defender Eder Arreola – midfielder Paul Arriola – midfielder Eric Avila – midfielder Ivan Becerra – forward  Carlos Bocanegra – center back and captain of the US National Team  Carlos Borja (soccer) – defender Jonathan Bornstein – defender and midfielder Jose Burciaga Jr. – defender Christina Burkenroad – forward Ariana Calderón – striker Edgar Castillo – defender Bri Campos – defender Servando Carrasco – midfielder Joe Corona – midfielder Antonietta Collins – sports commentator and soccer player, daughter of the well-known television reporter María Antonieta Collins Chris Cortez – forward Ramiro Corrales – midfielder Stephanie Cox – defender, Olympic gold medalist  Renae Cuéllar – forward Daniel Cuevas – winger A. J. DeLaGarza – defender Marco Delgado (soccer) – midfielder David Estrada (soccer) – defender Marco Farfan – defender Janelly Farias – defender Vidal Fernandez – midfielder Dennis Flores – midfielder Jorge Flores – midfielder Monica Flores – leftback Jaime Frías – defender Joe Gallardo (soccer) – forward Freddie Garcia – forward Irving Garcia – midfielder Natalie Garcia – defender Nick Garcia – defender Poli Garcia – midfielder Rafael Garcia (soccer) – midfielder Alina Garciamendez – defender Greg Garza – defender Monica Gerardo – coach and former player Luis Gil – midfielder Alejandro Guido – attacking midfielder Elizabeth Gómez – defender Francisco Gomez – midfielder Herculez Gomez – forward Daniel Gonzalez (soccer) – midfielder Jesse González – goalkeeper Jonathan González (soccer) – midfielder Miguel Gonzalez – midfielder Mónica González (soccer) – forward Omar Gonzalez – defender Antonio De La Torre – defender Luis Gil – midfielder Sonny Guadarrama – midfielder Anisa Guajardo – striker Nancy Gutiérrez – defender Bianca Henninger – goalkeeper Alonso Hernández – attacking midfielder Daniel Hernández – defender Jorge Hernandez (soccer) – midfielder Laurie Hill – midfielder Sofia Huerta – forward Miguel Ibarra – midfielder Hector Jiménez (soccer) – defender Benji Joya – midfielder Freddy Juarez – defender Kiki Lara – midfielder, coach Aaron Lopez – defender Mikey Lopez – midfielder Rodrigo López – midfielder Christian Lucatero – midfielder Richie Marquez – defender Jair Marrufo – referee Alma Martínez (footballer) – defender Antonio Martínez – midfielder John Matkin – midfielder Annia Mejia – defender Martha Moore (footballer) – defender Susana Mora – defender Julio César Morales – forward Amando Moreno – forward Mike Muñoz – midfielder Christina Murillo – defender Lisa Nanez – forward Teresa Noyola – attacking midfielder, international player Ernest Nungaray – forward Juan Pablo Ocegueda – left back Gina Oceguera – defender Sammy Ochoa – forward Emilio Orozco – defender Michael Orozco Fiscal – defender Jesús Padilla – forward, Striker Miguel Palafox – defender Amanda Perez (footballer) – midfielder Orlando Perez – defender Veronica Perez – forward Bruno Piceno – striker Miguel Ángel Ponce – defender, Olympic gold medalist Linnea Quinones – goalkeeper Nick Rimando – goalkeeper Mario Rodríguez (soccer) – forward Memo Rodríguez – midfielder Arianna Romero – defender César Romero (soccer) – forward Rubio Rubin – forward Adrián Ruelas – striker Jennifer Ruiz – midfielder, defender Katie Johnson – forward, international footballer Jorge Salcedo – defender Hugo Salcedo – forward, coach Omar Salgado – forward and midfielder Shea Salinas – winger Tanya Samarzich – forward Keri Sanchez – defender, coach Maria Sánchez (footballer) – midfielder Richard Sánchez – goalkeeper Marlene Sandoval – defender Sebastian Saucedo – midfielder Bianca Sierra – defender, international footballer Luis Silva – midfielder Jonathan Top – forward Antonio de la Torre (soccer) – midfielder Arturo Torres – defender José Francisco Torres – midfielder Dioselina Valderrama – midfielder Jose Vasquez (soccer) – defender Martin Vasquez – midfielder and head coach Brandon Vazquez – forward Jesús Antonio Vázquez – left back Marco Vidal – midfielder Jorge Villafaña – defender Jose Villarreal – forward Natalie Vinti – defender William Yarbrough – goalkeeper Carlos Zavala – midfielder Adrian Zendejas – goalkeeper Alejandro Zendejas – winger Ice hockey [ edit ] Martial arts [ edit ] Brian Ortega – mixed martial arts Joseph Benavidez – mixed martial arts Eddie Bravo – mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu Paul Buentello – UFC, mixed martial arts Graciela Casillas – kickboxing and boxing title holder, martial arts practitioner Carlos Condit – UFC champion, mixed martial arts Dominick Cruz – UFC champion, mixed martial arts Nathan Diaz – UFC, mixed martial arts TUF Winner Nick Diaz – UFC, mixed martial arts  Efrain Escudero – mixed martial arts TUF Winner Carla Esparza – UFC champion, mixed martial arts Tony Ferguson – mixed martial arts TUF Winner Kelvin Gastelum – mixed martial arts TUF Winner Edgar Garcia – UFC, mixed martial arts Roger Huerta – UFC, mixed martial arts Juanito Ibarra – mixed martial arts and boxing trainer  Ricardo Lamas – mixed martial arts Rob McCullough – Muay Thai kickboxing, mixed martial arts Gilbert Melendez – Strikeforce champion, UFC mixed martial arts Tito Ortiz – UFC champion, mixed martial arts Damacio Page – UFC, mixed martial arts Anthony Pettis – UFC champion, mixed martial arts Sergio Pettis – UFC, mixed martial arts Hector Ramirez – mixed martial arts  Ricco Rodriguez – UFC champion, mixed martial arts  Mia St. John – tae kwon do champion Diego Sanchez – UFC, mixed martial arts TUF 1 Winner Frank Shamrock – UFC champion, mixed martial arts Joe Soto – Bellator champion, UFC mixed martial arts Jeremy Stephens – UFC, mixed martial arts Joe Stevenson – UFC, mixed martial arts Cub Swanson – UFC, mixed martial arts Manny Tapia – mixed martial arts  Josh Thomson – Strikeforce champion, UFC mixed martial arts  Miguel Torres – WEC champion, UFC mixed martial arts  Charlie Valencia – mixed martial arts  Cain Velasquez – UFC heavyweight champion, mixed martial arts  Joey Villasenor – mixed martial arts  Wrestling [ edit ] Other sports [ edit ] Pancho Gonzales
was the World No. 1 tennis player for an all-time record eight years from 1952 to 1960.
is regarded among the most influential skateboarders of all time.
, the most decorated athlete in the world of women's water polo.
David Aldana – professional motorcycle racer Tony Alva – professional skateboarder, founding member of the Z-Boys. Anita Alvarez – Olympic synchronized swimmer Olga Appell – Olympic Track and Field Athlete, winner of the LA Marathon Inaki Basauri – rugby union player, member the U.S. national team Crystl Bustos – softball player, two-time Olympic Gold and silver medalist  Steve Caballero – professional skateboarder, pioneer of vertical skating Miguel de Capriles – fencer, two time Olympic medalist, and President of the FIE Patricia Cardenas – world champion water polo gold medalist Henry Cejudo – freestyle wrestler and Olympic gold medalist Michael Chacon – professional fixed gear freestyle bike rider Antonio Cruz (cyclist) – cyclist, US National Criterium Champion Ronnie Deleon – two-time World kickboxing champion Erica Dittmer – swimmer Ernesto Escobedo – tennis player David R. Flores – jockey Gary Gabelich – motorsport driver, set the Land Speed Record  Rudy Galindo – figure skater, U.S. National champion Jackie Galloway – taekwondo competitor, Olympic medalist Martin Garcia (jockey) – jockey Angélica Gavaldón – tennis player Memo Gidley – race car driver Mark Gonzales – skateboarder, named by the Transworld Skateboarding magazine as the "Most Influential Skateboarder of all Time" Pancho Gonzales – professional tennis player, regarded as one of the greatest of all-time. Carlos Gracida – polo player, hall of fame member Guillermo Gracida Jr. – polo player, hall of fame member Jesus Hernandez (racing driver) – race car driver Danny Herrera – Weightlifting Powerlifter Jessa Khan – ju-jitsu practitioner, international gold medalist Ricardo Laguna – professional BMX rider and television personality. Arlene Limas – taekwondo, Olympic gold medalist Andy Lopez – college baseball coach Rob Machado – surfer Leonel Manzano – middle distance runner, Olympic silver medalist Bobby Martinez – professional surfer Brenda Martinez – track and field athlete Mario Martinez – Weightlifting Powerlifter Olympic silver medalist (1984) Rachel McLish – bodybuilder, first Ms. Olympia champion Marten Mendez – badminton player, U.S national title winner Jessica Mendoza – softball player and Olympic Gold and silver medalist  Marc Frank Montoya – professional snowboarder Juan Moreno (taekwondo) – taekwondo, two-time Olympic silver medalist Sylvia Mosqueda – long distance runner Derek Parra – professional speed skater and Olympic gold medalist  Kevin Peraza – BMX freestyle rider, two-time X Games gold medalist Cruz Pedregon – two-time drag racing champion Tony Pedregon – two-time drag racing champion Tori Pena – pole vaulter Stacy Peralta – professional skateboarder, founding member of the Z-Boys.  Sarah Robles – weightlifter, Olympic medalist Paul Rodriguez Jr. – professional skateboarder Rico Roman – ice sledge hockey player, Paralympics gold medalist and Purple Heart recipient Gene Romero – professional motorcycle racer, winner of the 1970 A.M.A. Grand National Championship and the 1975 Daytona 200. Leo Romero – professional skateboarder Sierra Romero – softball player, first player to record 300 runs, 300 hits and 300 RBI in NCAA history. Jesse Ruíz – wrestler Oz Sanchez – handcyclist and triathlete, six-time Paralympic Games medalist Cristian Soratos – middle distance runner Tracee Talavera – gymnast, Olympic silver medalist Jorge Torres (athlete) – long distance runner Vanessa Torres – professional skateboarder  Tony Trujillo – professional skateboarder Benny Urquidez – World kickboxing champion Ismael Valenzuela – Kentucky Derby winner Patrick Valenzuela – Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Brenda Villa – World Class water polo player, Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist Arts and entertainment [ edit ] Actors and media personalities [ edit ] Rodolfo Acosta – (1920–1974) Mexican character actor of Western films Rico Alaniz – character actor, active during the 1950s and 1990s. Jessica Alba – Golden Globe nominated actress (father of Mexican descent) Cecy B – rapper, singer, actress (Both parents of Mexican descent) Edward Albert – (1951-2006) Golden Globe winning actor Kevin Alejandro – actor Ana Alicia – actress Francia Almendárez – actress Don Alvarado – actor and director who began his career during the silent film era Armida – actress, singer and dancer Joe Arquette – actor Alexis Ayala – actor Catherine Bach – actress (mother of Mexican descent) Crash Barrera – television personality and actress Alma Beltran – actress, appeared in 82 films between 1945 and 2002. Robert Beltran – actor Demián Bichir – actor Summer Bishil – actress Alexis Bledel – actress Daniela Bobadilla – actress Diego Boneta – actor Jesse Borrego – actor Shelbie Bruce – actress (mother of Mexican descent) Richard Cabral – Emmy nominated actor Christian Camargo – actor Ralph Camargo – actor Charlie Cannon – singer, theater performer Steve Cardenas – actor Leo Carrillo – actor, vaudevillian, political cartoonist and conservationist. Enrique Castillo – actor Lynda Carter – actress and singer best known as the title character in popular 1970s television series (mother of Mexican and Spanish descent) Wonder Woman Movita Castaneda – actress Teresa Castillo – actress Julio Cedillo – actor Laura Cerón – ALMA Award-winning actress Damian Chapa – actor, Film director and producer Ricardo Antonio Chavira – actor Louis C.K. – actor, comedian, Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director (Mexican father)  Gary Clarke – TV actor active during the 1950s-1960s Clifton Collins Jr. – Emmy Award nominated actor (mother of Mexican descent)  Mark Consuelos – actor Ana Brenda Contreras – Mexican based television actress Margarita Cordova – actress, most known for her various TV appearances during the '60s Sophie Simone Cortina - actress, reporter, TV host Raymond Cruz – actor Kid Cudi - musician and actor (father was of partial Mexican descent) Ethan Cutkosky – actor Alana de la Garza – actress Gonzalo de la Torre – singer and producer Emilio Delgado – actor; best known for his role of Luis Rodriguez on Sesame Street Grey DeLisle – singer-songwriter and voice actress Rosanna DeSoto – film and television actress Aarón Díaz - actor (father of Mexican descent) Alyssa Diaz – actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus – multiple Emmy award-winning actress (grandmother of Mexican and German-Brazilian ancestry) Ayiiia Elizarraras – TV personality and model Jade Esteban Estrada – actor and comedian Felipe Esparza – actor and comedian Tamara Feldman – actress Abel Fernandez – (1930–2016) American actor who played in movies from 1953 to 2002. Michelle Forbes – Emmy nominated and Saturn Award-winning actress Edward Furlong – Saturn Award-winning actor (mother of Mexican descent)  Vic Fuentes – vocalist, guitarist Mike Fuentes – drummer Edy Ganem – actress Seychelle Gabriel – singer and actress, father of part Mexican descent Aimee Garcia – Screen Actors Guild nominated actress Al Ernest Garcia – actor and casting director active between 1911–1938, known for his association with Charlie Chaplin Jeff Garcia – comedian and Annie Award-winning voice actor Jesse Garcia – ALMA Award-winning actor John Gavin – (1931-2018) actor, politician and head of the Screen Actors Guild William Gaxton – (1893–1963) actor of film and theatre Selena Gomez – actress, singer, model, spokesperson Eiza Gonzalez – actress, model and singer Mandy Gonzalez – theater and film actress Myrtle Gonzalez – (1891–1918) silent film actress. She is regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star. Nicholas Gonzalez – actor Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez – character actor Michele Greene – Emmy nominated actress, best known for the role of Abigail Perkins on the series L.A. Law Lita Grey – silent film actress Jackie Guerra – actress Noel Gugliemi – actor Elizabeth Gutierrez Ryan Guzman – actor, father of Mexican descent Gabriella Hall – actress and model Laura Harring – actress and Miss USA (1985) Salma Hayek – Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominated actress, TV-Film director and producer Callie Hernandez – actress, singer Jay Hernandez – actor Kristin Herrera – actress Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. – character actor, appeared on TV and film roles from the 1940s to 1980s Lane Hughes – actor and musician Gabriel Iglesias – actor and comedian Michael Irby – actor Rebeca Iturbide – actress during the Mexican Age of Golden cinema Shar Jackson – actress Anjelah Johnson actress, comedian, and Former NFL Cheerleader Susan Kohner – Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated actress, mother was Lupita Tovar, Mexican actress Apollonia Kotero – actress, singer and model Angela Lanza – actress Samuel Larsen – actor and singer Logan Lerman, actor; (Mexican-born paternal grandmother of Russian Jewish descent) George J. Lewis (1903–1995) Mexican-born American actor ( Zorro (1957 TV series)). Sebastián Ligarde – telenovela actor Iyari Limón – actress  Natalia Livingston – Emmy Award-winning actress Eva Longoria – Golden Globe nominated and Screen Actors Guild winning actress and model George Lopez – actor and comedian Mario López – actor and host Seidy López – actress and director Linda Loredo – actress Adrianna Luna – pornographic actress Gabriel Luna– actor, best known for his role as Ghost Rider on the series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Al Madrigal – actor and comedian Angélica María – actress and life-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter. She was one of the main movie and TV attractions in Mexico during the 60s and 70s and the no. 1 record seller in the country during the same period Vanessa Marcil – Emmy winning actress Constance Marie – actress Cheech Marin – actor and comedian  Ada Maris – actress Chrispin Martin – actor A Martinez – Emmy Award-winning actor Joaquín Martínez – actor, appeared in many Western films Kimberly McCullough – actress, best known for her role as Robin Scorpio on the soap opera General Hospital Alex Meneses – actress and model Alex Meraz – actor Yvette Mimieux – actress Ricardo Montalbán – (1920-2009) Emmy and Screen Actors Guild award-winning actor Carlos Montalbán – actor Belita Moreno – actress Lindsey Morgan – Emmy nominated actress Bethany Mota – social media personality Marisol Nichols – actress Ramón Novarro – actor, one of the top box office attractions of the 1920s and early 1930s Lupita Nyong'o – actress, born in Mexico City to Kenyan parents Bodie Olmos – actor Edward James Olmos – Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor and director  Lupe Ontiveros – Emmy nominated actress Hayley Orrantia – American actress, singer, and songwriter. Her grandfather is of Mexican descent and she identifies as Latina.   Joy Page – actress Sara Paxton – actress and singer, mother is Mexican, of Mexican-Jewish descent  Michael Peña – actor Walter Perez – actor Tony Perry – guitarist Daniella Pineda – actress Tyler Posey – actor (mother of Mexican descent) J. D. Pardo – actor Jaime Preciado – bassist Anthony Quinn – two-time Oscar winning actor Cierra Ramirez – actress and model Efren Ramirez – actor Marisa Ramirez – actress Sara Ramirez – Tony Award-winning actress and singer Alex Reymundo – comedian and actor Mona Rico – actress Emily Rios – actress and model Lalo Rios – actor, active during the 1950s and 1960s James Roday – actor, father of Mexican descent  Paul Rodriguez – comedian and actor  Valente Rodriguez – actor Gilbert Roland – two-time Golden Globe nominated actor Fernanda Romero – actress Tina Romero – Mexico-based actress Gabrielle Ruiz – film and theater actress Teresa Ruiz – actress, has won multiple international awards Andy Russell (1919-1992) – Born Andrés Rábago in Boyle Heights, California, to Mexican immigrant parents, he was a big-band crooner who sang "Bésame Mucho," the first Spanish-English bilingual song in U.S. recording history. He performed in movies, television, radio and stage in the U.S., México, and Latin America. Claudia Salinas – actress and model Johnny A. Sanchez – actor and comedian Lauren Sánchez – news anchor, entertainment and media personality Ref Sanchez – actor and photographer Paul Sand – Tony Award-winning actor Miguel Sandoval – film and television actor Michael Saucedo – actor Christian Serratos – actress, model and singer, of part Mexican descent Vinessa Shaw – actress Stephanie Sigman – actress Zuleyka Silver – actress, model Karla Souza – film and television actress David Spielberg - film and television actor; mother was Mexican American Hilary Swank – two-time Oscar winning actress (grandmother of Mexican descent) Scout Taylor-Compton – actress and singer (mother of Mexican descent) Julia Goldani Telles – actress Tessa Thompson – actress Uma Thurman – actress and daughter of actress Nena von Schlebrügge, who was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to German and Swedish parents Raquel Torres – actress, active during the 1920s to 1930s Emeraude Toubia – actress, model Elena Tovar – Daytime Emmy Award nominated actress Lupita Tovar - actress Danny Trejo – actor Michael Trevino – actor Natividad Vacío – actor Jacob Vargas – actor  Lupe Vélez – (1908-1944) one of the first successful Latin American actresses in the United States, began her career in the silent film era. Vanessa Villela - actress Nena von Schlebrügge, actress Pee Wee (entertainer) – actor and singer Victoria Wyndham – two-time Emmy nominated actress Carmen Zapata – actress, appeared in over 100 films and TV series Directors and filmmakers [ edit ] Guillermo Del Toro – film director Félix Enríquez Alcalá – television and film director Natalia Almada – documentary filmmaker Robert Alvarez – animator, television director, and writer John A. Alonzo – influential cinematographer, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Michael Arias – anime filmmaker based in Japan Roberto Benabib – television writer, producer, and film director, Emmy Award nominee J. Robert Bren – screenwriter and producers, wrote 30 films between the '30s and '50s Edward Carrere – art director, Academy Award winner and two-time nominee Natalie Chaidez – writer and producer, Emmy Award nominee Fernanda Coppel – screenwriter and playwright Julio Hernández Cordón – director and screenwriter Terri Doty – animation voice actress, voice director, and writer Mike Elizalde – special makeup effects artist, Academy Award nominee Moctezuma Esparza – producer, Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee  Carlos López Estrada – music video, commercial, and film director Hampton Fancher – producer and screenwriter William A. Fraker – cinematographer, director, and producer, six-time Academy Award nominee Alfonso Gomez-Rejon – film and television director, two-time Emmy Award nominee Neal Jimenez – screenwriter and film director Emile Kuri – set decorator, won two Academy Awards and was nominated for six more in the category Best Art Direction William Douglas Lansford – screenwriter, film producer, and author Paul Lerpae – special effects artist, Academy Award nominee Jenée LaMarque – writer and director Bill Meléndez – animator, director, and producer, eight-time Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee   Steven C. Melendez – animator, director, and producer, Emmy Award winner (son of Bill Melendez) Linda Mendoza – television and film director Lindsay Mendez – Tony Award-winning actress Adrian Molina – screenwriter, storyboard artist, and animation director, Emmy Award nominee Sylvia Morales – director, writer, and producer, Emmy Award nominee Gregory Nava – director, producer and screenwriter, Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Edward James Olmos – director and actor, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Roberto Orci – screenwriter and producer Manuel Perez (animator) – animator and animation director Polish brothers – screenwriters and producers Lourdes Portillo – Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Georgina Garcia Riedel – filmmaker and scriptwriter Jonas Rivera – producer with Pixar films, Academy Award winner Robert Rodríguez – director, producer and screenwriter  Phil Roman – Animation director, founder of Film Roman animation studio, six-time Emmy Award winner Bernardo Ruiz – documentary filmmaker Craig Saavedra – producer and director, two-time Tony Award nominee Jesús Salvador Treviño – television director, three-time Emmy Award nominee Jose Luis Valenzuela – theater and film director Jeff Valdez – producer, writer, and studio executive Luis Valdez – playwright and director Chris Weitz - writer, producer, director; grandmother was Mexican actress Lupita Tovar Paul Weitz - writer, producer, director; grandmother was Mexican actress Lupita Tovar Rudy Zamora – animator and animation director, Emmy Award nominee Arianny Celeste – MMA Ring Girl, model, TV host Ayiiia Elizarraras – TV personality and model Wendolly Esparza – beauty pageant titleholder Yoanna House – model, fashion model, TV host and America's Next Top model Winner (Cycle 2) Erika Medina – model Christian Monzon – model and actor Naima Mora – model, fashion model, America's Next Top model winner (cycle 4) Carter Oosterhouse – Nautica and HGTV's Carter Can  Nia Sanchez – model, Miss USA 2014 Mia St. John – professional boxer, model, businesswoman and tae kwon do champion Christian Serratos – actress, model and singer Ylianna Guerra – model, beauty pageant titleholder Musicians and music groups [ edit ] María Grever
was a prolific Mexican-born and U.S.-based composer who achieved crossover success.
(born Andrés Rábago) is recognized as the first Latino crossover singer in the U.S.
Lead singer Zack De La Rocha of Rage Against the Machine
Latin pop star and actress
Thalía Cecy B – rapper, singer, actress Paula DeAnda – singer Lou Adler – record producer, manager and director Pepe Aguilar – singer Rikk Agnew – singer, musician Santiago Almeida – musician, influential in the development of the musical genres of and tejano conjunto Ak'Sent – rapper Anacani – singer Joan Baez – singer, songwriter, activist* Baby Bash – rapper Becky G – pop singer and rapper Rebecca Black – singer 6ix9ine – rapper Tony Bellamy (Yaqui/Mexican) – musician and vocalist of the Native American rock band . Redbone  Betzaida – Latin pop singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala – singer, musician The Blendells – soul band Chingo Bling – rapper Beau Bokan – lead vocalist Ally Brooke – singer, member of Fifth Harmony Juan Brujo – lead singer of Brujeria Sabrina Bryan – singer, actress Chuck Cabot – saxophonist and big band leader Carla Dirlikov Canales – mezzo-soprano singer Las Cafeteras – folk and traditional Mexican musical group Laura Canales – Tejano singer Nati Cano – Grammy Award-winning mariachi musician Stephen Carpenter – co-founder and lead guitarist of the band Deftones Vicki Carr – Grammy Award-winning singer Albert Castillo – music producer Emilio Castillo – founding member of Tower of Power  Carlos Cavazo – lead guitarist of the rock band Quiet Riot Dino Cazares – guitarist Ingrid Chavez – singer, songwriter, poet  Mark Chavez – musician Vicci Martinez – singer, songwriter El Chicano – soul and jazz band Lisa Coleman – Grammy and ASCAP Award-winning musician/composer, funk keyboardist, member of  Prince and The Revolution and Wendy and Lisa Ramiro Cortés – classical composer Kid Cudi – rapper Marcos Curiel – guitarist Alfonso D'Artega – songwriter and conductor Diana DeGarmo – singer, actress Fito de la Parra – drummer of Canned Heat Zack De La Rocha – rapper, singer, poet, lead member of Rage Against the Machine  Gonzalo de la Torre – singer, musician Grey DeLisle – singer-songwriter, voice actress Andrew Martinez – drummer Lhasa De Sela – singer, songwriter Dev (singer) – singer, rapper, model and radio host Nadir D'Priest – musician Sheila E. – musician Roberto Enrique – singer, songwriter, actor Joe Escalante – musician  Alejandro Escovedo – singer, songwriter, musician Coke Escovedo – percussionist Pete Escovedo – percussionist Louis Febre – Mexican-born composer Freddy Fender – Tejano and country musician Fergie – singer-songwriter, actress, member of The Black Eyed Peas Rosita Fernández – Tejano singer Aundrea Fimbres – singer, member of Danity Kane Rosie Flores – rockabilly and country singer Mando Fresko – DJ, radio personality, actor Frost – rapper King Lil G – rapper Victoria Galvan – singer, musician Andrew Garcia – musician, (Season 9 contestant) American Idol  Eva Garza - vocalist, film actress Vivica Genaux – operatic mezzo-soprano Girl In a Coma – rock band Selena Gomez – singer, actress Gonjasufi – rapper Lalo Guerrero – singer, songwriter María Grever – prolific Emmy Award-winning composer who achieved international recognition Ha*Ash – rock pop duo Cenobio Hernandez – composer Marcos Hernandez – singer, songwriter Miguel – recording artist, songwriter, producer of Mexican and African-American descent  Raymond Herrera – drummer  David Hidalgo – singer, songwriter  Marques Houston – singer Intocable – Tejano band Frankie J – singer Johnny J – multi-platinum music producer, rapper, songwriter Prima J – Pop duo Flaco Jiménez – accordionist, musician  Santiago Jiménez Jr. – folk musician, won the National Heritage Fellowship for lifetime achievement in traditional Tex-Mex/folk music Maya Jupiter – DJ, emcee DJ Kane – singer Joshua Kadison – singer, songwriter Apollonia Kotero – actress, singer and model Stefano Langone – singer Shelly Lares - singer A Lighter Shade of Brown – rap group The Lennon Sisters – vocal group, popular during the '50s and '60s Robert Lopez – musician Trini Lopez – singer, guitarist Demi Lovato – singer, actress Kirstin Maldonado – member of Grammy winning group Pentatonix Malo – Latin rock and roll soul band Malverde – rapper Angélica María – Lifetime Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and actress Cruz Martínez – musician, music producer Narciso Martínez – musician, influential in the development of the musical genres of and tejano conjunto Javier Jose Mendoza – conductor Lydia Mendoza – Tejano music singer  Jorge Mester – conductor Roy Mitchell-Cardenas – rock bassist Laura Molina – singer, musician, artist, painter, muralist  Chris Montez – singer, musician Manuel Mora - musician Annette Moreno – Grammy nominated Spanish-language Christian music singer Chino Moreno – lead singer of Team Sleep and Deftones Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon – composer, a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Music Myra – singer, songwriter Natalie – singer, songwriter Los Nativos – rap group Emilio Navaira – Tejano singer, Grammy Award winner Dave Navarro – guitarist Vince Neil – lead vocalist of the band Mötley Crüe Asia Nitollano – member of The Pussycat Dolls Pete Orta – Grammy Award-winning guitarist Petra José Pasillas – drummer Sara Paxton – singer, actress  Pee Wee – singer, songwriter, actor Jennifer Peña – Tejano singer Amanda Perez – singer, songwriter Chris Pérez – singer, operatic soprano Chris Pérez – Grammy Award-winning guitarist Yolanda Pérez – musician, singer Romina Power – singer-songwriter, actress A.B. Quintanilla – musician, music producer Elida Reyna – Tejano singer Johnny Richards – jazz composer active during the 1950s and 1960s  Jenni Rivera – singer, songwriter Lil Rob – rapper Roger Rocha – singer-songwriter, guitarist for the group 4 Non Blondes Johnny Rodriguez – country music singer Robert Xavier Rodriguez – classical composer Sixto Rodriguez – folk musician  Chan Romero – singer, musician Linda Ronstadt – Grammy Award-winning musician Rick Rosas – singer, musician, bassist for Joe Walsh and Niel Young, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Buffalo Springfield, Crazy horse Andy Russell – (1919–1992) vocalist, specializing in traditional pop and Latin music. His parents were Mexican immigrants Sam the Sham – leader of Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs  Adán Sánchez – singer, son of legendary Chalino Sanchez Antonio Sanchez – jazz drummer, composed film score for the film Birdman, Golden Globe nominated Jessica Sanchez – singer. Her father is a Mexican American, originally from Texas, and is a US Navy veteran. Her mother is a Filipina from Samal, Bataan in the Philippines.  Hope Sandoval – singer, songwriter Esteban Jordan – singer, songwriter Sonny Sandoval – singer, member of P.O.D. Carlos Santana – Grammy Award-winning guitarist  Selena – Tejano superstar / Grammy award-winning singer Arban Severin – musician, actress Steve Soto – punk rock guitarist Comanche Sound – Grammy nominated producer Shakey Graves – Americana musician Esperanza Spalding – jazz singer, musician  Taboo – rapper, member of The Black Eyed Peas Abel Talamantez – singer John Tejada – electronic musician, music producer Thee Midniters – rock and soul band Melody Thornton – singer, model, member of The Pussycat Dolls  Tierra – R&B, soul band Randy Torres – guitarist Tina Piña Trachtenburg – rock pop band Robert Trujillo – bassist John Trudell – musician, author, poet, political activist  Chayito Valdez – singer, actress Ritchie Valens – singer, musician Patrick and Lolly Vegas – Yaqui/Shoshone/Mexican musicians and vocalists of the Native American rock band . Redbone  Jaci Velasquez – contemporary Christian Latin pop singer Julieta Venegas – singer-songwriter, instrumentalist El Vez – singer Cassie Ventura – singer, songwriter and dancer Angela Via – singer, songwriter Jasmine Villegas – R&B, pop singer Kyle Vincent – singer, songwriter; producer Taco Shop Poets – spoken word and world music band The Zeros – punk-rock band Lil Xan - Soundcloud rapper of Mexican descent Authors and poets [ edit ] Oscar Zeta Acosta – minor novelist, activist, attorney and politician Francisco X. Alarcon – author, poet, activist, and college professor Alurista – poet, activist, and college professor María Amparo Ruiz De Burton – author Rudolfo Anaya – author  Nahshon Dion Anderson – activist, actor, award-winning writer, model and producer   Gloria E. Anzaldúa – author, poet, scholar and activist Chloe Aridjis – novelist Carmen Beltrán – poet and playwright Norma Elia Cantú – writer and professor Ana Castillo – author, novelist, poet and essayist Lorna Dee Cervantes – poet Ingrid Chavez – singer, songwriter and poet Sandra Cisneros – author, novelist and poet María Antonieta Collins – TV host, journalist and author Lucha Corpi – poet and writer Carlos Cumpián – author and poet María Amparo Escandón – novelist, screenwriter, advertising creative director, and film producer. Diana Gabaldon – novelist Dana Gioia – writer, chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts Guillermo Gómez-Peña – artist, author, poet and activist Rigoberto González – author and critic Rodolfo Gonzales – political activist, poet and featherweight boxing champion Reyna Grande – author, memoirist Juan Felipe Herrera – poet, author, translator and activist Miriam Herrera – author and poet Rolando Hinojosa – author, novelist, poet and essayist Luis Leal (writer) – writer and literary critic Paul Martínez Pompa – author and poet José Montalvo – author, poet and activist José Montoya – artist and poet Pat Mora – author and poet  Cherríe Moraga – author, poet, essayist and activist Angela Morales – award-winning essayist Julian Nava – author, educator and diplomat  Daniel Olivas – author and attorney  Americo Paredes – (1915–1999) novelist Tomás Rivera – author, poet and educator Alberto Rios – American poet and author Luis J. Rodriguez – author, poet, novelist, journalist, critic and columnist Richard Rodriguez – author Pam Muñoz Ryan – award-winning children's author Luis Omar Salinas – author and poet Raúl R. Salinas – poet Ricardo Sanchez – author and United States Army general Jimmy Santiago Baca – author and poet John Phillip Santos – author, journalist, and filmmaker Leslie Marmon Silko – writer, key figure in the First Wave of the Native American Literary Renaissance. Octavio Solis – award-winning playwright and director Gary Soto – author and poet  Sergio Troncoso – author, novelist, short-story writer and essayist John Trudell – musician, author, poet and Political activist  Luís Alberto Urrea – author, poet, novelist and essayist José Antonio Villarreal – author and novelist Victor Villaseñor – author and public speaker Maria Helena Viramontes – author and professor Karen Zacarias – award-winning playwright Visual arts [ edit ] Manuel Gregorio Acosta – artist, painter and illustrator Juana Alicia – artist, painter and activist Carlos Almaraz – street artist and muralist Axel Alonso – American comic book creator (in DC Comics from 1994 to 2000, and at Marvel Comics from 2000 to the present). Pete Alvarado – animation and comicbook artist Cecilia Alvarez – artist, painter and muralist Natalia Anciso – artist and educator Don Gregorio Antón – artist, photographer and educator Alfonso Arana – artist and painter Fortunato Arriola – artist and painter Gus Arriola – artist and comic Strip cartoonist Judy Baca – artist, painter, muralist and activist Patrociño Barela – artist, wood sculptor Santa Barraza – artist, painter and activist Galo Canote (also known as "Make", "MakeOne" or "LoveGalo") – graffiti artist, painter, muralist and activist Mel Casas – artist, painter and activist Ako Castuera – artist who is best known for being a writer and storyboard artist on the animated television series Adventure Time Yreina Cervantez – artist, painter, activist and muralist Jean Charlot – painter and illustrator Miguel Condé – artist, painter and print-maker Peter Coffin – artist and painter Salvador Corona – folk-art style painter Enrique Chagoya – artist, painter and print-maker Alfredo de Batuc – artist Edgar De Evia – photographer Jerry De La Cruz – artist and painter Roberto De La Rocha – artist, painter and muralist Daniel Martin Diaz – artist and painter Richard Dominguez – comic book artist and Illustrator. Carlos Dorrien – artist and sculptor  Rodolfo Escalera – artist, painter Elsa Flores – Street artist Diane Gamboa – artist and painter Harry Gamboa, Jr. – performance artist, photographer and essayist Carmen Lomas Garza – artist, painter and illustrator Guillermo Gómez-Peña – performance artist, author, activist and educator David Gonzales – cartoonist Gronk – performance artist, painter and print-maker Pedro E. Guerrero – photographer, one of the most sought-after architectural photographers of the 1950s Ester Hernandez – artist and painter Javier Hernandez – comic book artist and radio host Judithe Hernández – painter, activist, educator, and public artist Luis Jimenez – artist and sculptor Yolanda Lopez – artist, painter, print-maker, educator and movie producer Gilbert Luján – artist, painter, muralist and sculptor James Luna – installation artist Alex Martinez – graffiti artist, illustrator, muralist Xavier Martínez – artist, painter and teacher Bill Melendez - Animator Alberto Mijangos – artist and painter Mister Cartoon – tattoo and Graffiti artist  Laura Molina – artist, painter, muralist, and musician  Franco Mondini-Ruiz – visual artist Rhode Montijo – comic book artist and co-creator of the cartoon Happy Tree Friends. Rafael Navarro – comic book artist Ray Navarro – artist, filmmaker, and HIV/AIDS activist Manuel Neri – artist, painter, print-maker and sculptor Victor Ochoa – painter, muralist and activist Martín Ramírez – self-taught artist Michael Ramirez – Pulitzer Award-winning cartoonist Daniel "Chaka" Ramos – graffiti artist Miguel Angel Reyes – artist, painter, print-maker, muralist, Illustrator and Instructor Anita Rodriguez – artist and painter Isis Rodriguez – contemporary painter Carlos Saldaña – comic book artist and comedian John August Swanson – visual artist  Patssi Valdez – painter, artist and activist Mark Vallen – artist, figurative realist painter, activist, curator and blogger Kathy Vargas – artist and painter Rafael Vargas-Suarez – contemporary artist, painter and photographer Emigdio Vasquez – artist and muralist Jhonen Vasquez – cartoonist, comic book and author Joe Vera – graphic artist Esteban Villa – artist and muralist Kat Von D – tattoo artist and TV personality  Estevan Oriol – photographer and director Michael Balderrama – choreographer, Broadway dancer, and producer Corky Ballas – ballroom dancer, holds several Latin dance championship titles Mark Ballas – Emmy nominated choreographer, dancer, and musician Evelyn Cisneros – ballerina, instructor René Elizondo Jr. – dancer, music video director Rosa Ramirez Guerrero – founder of the International Folklorico Dance Group Cynthia Harvey – principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, instructor Tina Landon – choreographer who has worked with numerous musical performers José Limón – influential dancer and choreographer, active between 1929–1969 Nicholas Magallanes – principal dancer for the New York City Ballet Viktor Manoel – choreographer, writer, and actor Tony Meredith – ballroom dancer, choreographer, and US Latin dance Champion Tina Ramirez – dancer and choreographer, founder of Ballet Hispanico, the leading Hispanic dance company in the United States. Maclovia Ruiz – a dancer with the San Francisco Ballet in the 1930s Journalists [ edit ] Political figures [ edit ]
Former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez
Octaviano Larrazolo, former governor and first Latino U.S. senator
Oscar Zeta Acosta – politician, attorney, minor novelist and activist Romana Acosta Bañuelos – former Treasurer of the United States Pete Aguilar – U.S. representative (CA-31) Mike Aguirre – former city attorney of San Diego, California Juan Bautista Alvarado – twice governor of Alta California from 1836 to 1837 and 1838 to 1842 Toney Anaya – US Democratic Politician and Former Governor of New Mexico  Jerry Apodaca – former Governor of New Mexico Jesse Arreguin – Mayor of Berkeley, California Hector Balderas – Attorney General of New Mexico Nanette Barragán – U.S. representative (CA-44) Rosemary Barkett – Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court Xavier Becerra – Attorney General of California, U.S. representative (CA-31)  Jaime Herrera Beutler – U.S Representative (WA 3) Polly Baca – served as Chair of the Democratic Caucus of the Colorado House of Representatives Gina M. Benavides – justice at the Texas Thirteenth Court of Appeals George P. Bush – son of Jeb Bush Cruz Bustamante – former California lieutenant governor  Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca – Former Governor of New Mexico Anna Escobedo Cabral – 42nd Treasurer of the United States Kiki Camarena – undercover agent for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration Salud Carbajal – U.S. representative (CA-24) Tony Cárdenas – U.S. representative (CA-29) Carlos Antonio Carrillo – (1783–1852), Gobernador of Alta California, (1837–1838). His father, José Raimundo Carrillo, came from Loreto, México. José Antonio Carrillo – (1796–1862), Californio ranchero, official and political. He was brother of Carlos Antonio Carrillo. Juan José Carrillo – first mayor of Santa Monica, California Ruben Castillo – Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois José Castro (b. California, 1808 – d. February 1860) was acting governor of Alta California in 1835–1836, and Commandante General of the Mexican army in Alta California at the time of the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt and the Mexican–American War of 1846–1848 Raul Hector Castro – Governor of Arizona Lauro Cavazos – secretary of education  Gabe Cazares – former mayor of Clearwater, Florida Dennis Chavez – U.S. senator from New Mexico  Henry Cisneros – former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and mayor of San Antonio, Texas  Lou Correa – U.S. House of Representatives (CA 46) Henry Cuellar – U.S. House of Representatives Texas's 28th congressional district Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar – justice of the Supreme Court of California Gonzalo P. Curiel – district judge James DeAnda – attorney and United States federal judge, noted for his activities in defense of Hispanic civil rights, particularly as a plaintiff's attorney in Hernandez v. Texas. Elena J. Duarte – Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal Mario Gallegos, Jr. – Texas state senator Pete Gallego – former U.S. representative (TX 23) Ruben Gallego – U.S. representative (AZ 7) Tony Gallegos – Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Jesus "Chuy" Garcia – Cook County Commissioner, former Member of Illinois State Senate, Mayor Candidate for the city of Chicago Ruben Garcia Jr. – former executive assistant director of FBI Margarito C. Garza – district judge, comic book creator Reynaldo Guerra Garza – first Hispanic judge appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals José Antonio de la Garza - (1776-1851?), mayor of San Antonio, Texas (in 1813 and 1832), the first landowner in San Antonio and the first man to create a coin in this state. Tony Garza – U.S. ambassador to Mexico Eric Garcetti – Mayor of Los Angeles Gil Garcetti – former Los Angeles district attorney Alberto Gonzales – United States Attorney General Henry Gonzalez (1916–2000) U.S. representative (Texas)  Irma Elsa Gonzalez – federal judge Matt Gonzalez – politician, member of the Green Party Rafael Gonzales – (1789–1857) native of San Antonio, Texas, he was governor of Coahuila and Texas. Ron Gonzales – former mayor of San José, California  Steven Gonzalez – Justice of the Washington Supreme Court Vicente González – U.S. House of Representatives (TX 15) Raúl Grijalva – U.S. House of Representatives (AZ 3) Michelle Lujan Grisham - Governor of New Mexico and former U.S. representative (NM 1) Philip S. Gutierrez– U.S. district judge Eva Guzman – member of Texas Supreme court Ruben Hinojosa– U.S. representative (Texas 15) Ruben Kihuen– U.S. representative (NV 4) Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo – former governor of New Mexico and first Latino to serve United States Senate Oscar Leeser – Mayor of El Paso Sam Liccardo – Mayor of San Jose, California Carmen Lomellin – ambassador Marco Lopez – Mayor of Nogales, Arizona Manuel Lujan Jr. – U.S. representative from New Mexico  Roberto de la Madrid – governor of Baja California Abel Maldonado – 47th Lieutenant Governor of California Rosario Marin – 41st Treasurer of the United States Catherine Cortez Masto – U.S. senator Harold Medina – Senior Judge of United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Marina Marmolejo – District judge Gloria Molina – Los Angeles County Supervisor and former vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee  Joseph Montoya – former U.S. senator from New Mexico  David Sánchez Morales – CIA operative Carlos R. Moreno – Supreme Court Justice, California Mary H. Murguia – federal judge Ramón Músquiz – Governor of Coahuila and Texas from 1830 to 1831 and in 1835. Fabian Núñez – California State Representative, current Speaker of the California State Assembly  Estevan Ochoa – historic mayor of Tucson, Arizona, he was the first Mexican-American mayor after the Gadsen Purchase of 1854  Fernando M. Olguin – district judge from California Darleen Ortega – judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals Katherine D. Ortega – 38th Treasurer of the United States Solomon Ortiz – U.S. representative (TX-27)  Mariano S. Otero – Delegate from the Territory of New Mexico Miguel Antonio Otero – former Governor of New Mexico Romualdo Pacheco – governor of California Alex Padilla – California secretary of state, Los Angeles City Council Member Steve Padilla – former mayor of Chula Vista, California Richard Paez – federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Federico Peña – former mayor of Denver, Colorado, former United States Secretary of Transportation and former United States Secretary of Energy Francisco Perea – Delegate from the Territory of New Mexico Andrés Pico (1810–February 14, 1876) was, as the political administration changed, a mixed-race Californio youth; a successful rancher and commander; and an influential American politician; in 19th century California. He was brother of Pío Pico Pío Pico (May 5, 1801 – September 11, 1894) was the last Governor of Alta California (now the State of California) under Mexican rule Miguel A. Pulido – mayor Santa Ana, California Jose Maria Redondo – mayor of Yuma, Arizona Anthony Rendon – Speaker of the California State Assembly. Cruz Reynoso – former judge on the Supreme Court of California, Presidential Medal of Freedom (Recipient) Bill Richardson – former governor of New Mexico, former U.S. Secretary of Energy  Rebecca Rios – Arizona state senator Rosa Rios – 43rd and current treasurer of the United States, businesswoman, executive and entrepreneur. Albert Robles – politician and convicted criminal Gloria Romero – Democratic majority leader in the California State Senate, college professor Trinidad Romero – Delegate to United States Congress from the Territory of New Mexico Edward Roybal – former U.S. representative from California  Joe Rubio, Jr. – district attorney Ernesto Ruffo Appel – politician and former governor of Baja California Raul Ruiz (politician) – U.S. representative (CA 36) Mary Salas – former California Assembly representative John Salazar – U.S. representative (CO-3) Ken Salazar – U.S. senator (CO) Ezequiel D. Salinas – state court judge from Texas Loretta Sanchez – U.S. representative (CA-47)  Linda Sánchez – U.S. representative (CA-39)  Brian Sandoval – Governor of Nevada  Gerardo Sandoval – judge of the Superior Court of California Hilda Solis – U.S. Secretary of Labor, former U.S. representative (CA-32)  Raymond Telles – first mayor of a large American city ( El Paso, Texas) Esteban Edward Torres – former Representatives, U.S. ambassador to UNESCO, and labor activist  Abelardo L. Valdez – diplomat and lawyer, President and Vice Chair of the Council of American Ambassadors Juan Vargas – U.S. representative (CA-51) Gaddi Vasquez – U.S. ambassador and 8th United States representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Martha Vázquez – federal judge Filemon Vela Jr. – U.S. representative (TX-34) Andrew Velasquez – Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Antonio Villaraigosa – former mayor of Los Angeles  Kim McLane Wardlaw – federal judge, US Court of Appeals Joe Wardy – former mayor of El Paso, Texas Brian Sandoval – governor of Nevada Susana Martinez – former governor of New Mexico Alicia Garza – founder of Black Lives Matter. Half-Mexican, Half-African American Mary Yu – associate justice of the Washington Supreme Court Military figures [ edit ]
General Richard E. Cavazos
Army Major General Alfred Valenzuela
World War II Medal of Honor recipient Marcario Garcia
Anthony Acevedo – soldier during World War II whose diary was instrumental in documenting Nazi atrocities. Bertrand Blanchard Acosta – aviator, fighter pilot Lucian Adams – Medal of Honor (World War II) Michael J. Aguilar – Marine Corps brigadier general Everett Alvarez Jr. – Navy LCdr/pilot who endured 8.5 years in Vietnamese captivity and one of the longest periods as a U.S. prisoner of war (POW) Juan G. Ayala – two-star General in the U.S. Marine Corps and former Commander of the Marine Corps Installations Command Joe R. Baldonado – Medal of Honor (Korean War) David B. Barkley – Medal of Honor (World War I) Roy Benavidez – Medal of Honor ( Vietnam War) Pedro Cano – Medal of Honor (World War II) Robert Cardenas – U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Richard E. Cavazos – first U.S. Army Hispanic 4-star general, Distinguished Service Cross (Korea and Vietnam) Kathlene Contres – U.S. Navy Emilio A. De La Garza – Medal of Honor (Vietnam War) Ralph Ellis Dias – Medal of Honor (Vietnam War) Jesus S. Duran – Medal of Honor (Vietnam War) Victor H. Espinoza – Medal of Honor (Korean War) Santiago J. Erevia – Medal of Honor (Vietnam War) Daniel Fernandez – Medal of Honor (Vietnam War) José María Flores – General and Governor of Alta California ( Mexican–American War) Guy Gabaldon – Navy Cross recipient, credited with capturing (or persuading to surrender) about 1,500 Japanese soldiers and civilians during the Battle of Saipan (World War II) Joe Gandara – Medal of Honor (World War II) Candelario Garcia – Medal of Honor (Vietnam War) Marcario Garcia – Medal of Honor (World War II) Edward Gomez – Medal of Honor ( Korean War) Eduardo C. Gomez – Medal of Honor (Korean War) Harold Gonsalves – Medal of Honor (World War II) David M. Gonzales (1923–1945) – Medal of Honor (World War II) Alfredo Cantu "Freddy" Gonzalez – Medal of Honor, KIA in Huế ( Vietnam) Ambrosio Guillen – Medal of Honor (Korean War) Rodolfo P. Hernandez – Medal of Honor (Korean War) Silvestre S. Herrera – Medal of Honor (World War II) Edward Hidalgo – former Secretary of the Navy Jose F. Jimenez – Medal of Honor (Vietnam) Miguel Keith – Medal of Honor (Vietnam) Salvador J. Lara – Medal of Honor (World War II) Felix Z. Longoria, Jr. – first Mexican American buried in Arlington National Cemetery (World War II) Jose M. Lopez – Medal of Honor (World War II) Benito Martinez – Medal of Honor (Korean War) Joe P. Martinez – Medal of Honor (World War II) Joseph V. Medina – Brigadier General Louis Gonzaga Mendez, Jr. – highly decorated Colonel, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (World War II). He was born in Mexico.  Tony Mendez – ex-CIA agent, portrayed in 2012 American film Argo.  Ernest Medina – Captain of Company C, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry of the 11th Brigade, Americal Division Manuel V. Mendoza – Medal of Honor (World War II and Korean War) Francisco Mercado, Jr. – Distinguished Service Cross Eugene A. Obregon – Medal of Honor (Korean War) Ralph Ambrose O'Neill – flying ace during WWI Mike C. Pena – Medal of Honor (World War II and Korean War) Rafael Peralta – Navy Cross (Iraq War) Oscar F. Perdomo – United States Air Force flying ace (World War II) Manuel Perez Jr. – Medal of Honor (World War II) Leroy Petry – Medal of Honor (War in Afghanistan) Lori Piestewa (1973–2003) – first woman in the U.S. armed forces killed in the 2003 Iraq war  Alfred V. Rascon – Medal of Honor (Vietnam War) Eldon Regua – Major General in the US Army reserve Louis R. Rocco – Medal of Honor (Vietnam War) Jose Rodela – Medal of Honor (Vietnam War) Cleto Rodriguez – Medal of Honor (World War II) Joseph C. Rodriguez – Medal of Honor (Korean War) Alejandro R. Ruiz – Medal of Honor (World War II) Ricardo Sanchez – United States Army General and author ( Iraq War) Marcelino Serna – Distinguished Service Cross (World War I) France Silva – Medal of Honor ( boxer Rebellion)  Eugene Suarez – U.S. Marine, war photographer, World War II, and Korean War Jose F. Valdez – Medal of Honor (World War II) Eugene A. Valencia, Jr. – flying ace (World War II), Navy Cross Alfred Valenzuela – Major General, United States Army Jay R. Vargas – Medal of Honor (Vietnam) Ysmael R. Villegas – Medal of Honor (World War II) Maximo Yabes – Medal of Honor (Vietnam) Sam Ybarra – (1945–1982) United States Army soldier who served in the Tiger Force commando unit attached to the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. He was of Mexican and Apache descent. Scholars and educators [ edit ] Rodolfo Acuña – historian and professor Ricardo Ainslie – a psychology professor Norma Alarcón – author, professor, and publisher Frederick Luis Aldama – university distinguished scholar, writer Sofía Espinoza Álvarez – author, researcher, and advocate Lena Lovato Archuleta – educator, librarian, and administrator Alfred Arteaga – writer, poet, and scholar Deborah Berebichez – physicist, data scientist, and educator Martha E. Bernal – clinical psychologist Elsa Salazar Cade – entomologist/science educator Mariano Velazquez de la Cadena – grammarian, scholar, and author Nínive Clements Calegari – educator, founder of national literacy program, 826 National, and The Teacher Salary Project. Erika Tatiana Camacho – mathematical biologist Jimena Canales – physicist and engineer, and award-winning historian of science Richard Carranza – Chancellor, New York City Public Schools, appointed in March 2018  David Carrasco – historian of religion, anthropologist, and Mesoamericanist scholar Oscar Casares – author and professor Lauro Cavazos – U.S. Secretary of Education (1988–1990) Gery Chico – Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education, politician and lawyer Francisco G. Cigarroa – chancellor of the University of Texas System and president of the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Miguel Angel Corzo – CEO and president of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Maria Cotera – activist, author, researcher, and professor. José Cuéllar – professor of Chicano studies Robert R. Davila – president of Gallaudet University Jorge Calles-Escandón – physician and researcher Roberta Fernández – novelist, scholar, critic, and arts advocate professor Rosa-Linda Fregoso – professor of Latin American studies Miguel García-Garibay – professor of chemistry and the dean of physical sciences at University of California, Los Angeles. Alicia Gaspar de Alba – historian, scholar, author Ignacio M. Garcia – professor of Western American history Juliet V. García – university president Jonathon J. Andrew Muñoz – philosopher and educator Laura E. Gómez – president of the Law and Society Association and a professor of law and American studies at the University of New Mexico Guillermo Gómez-Peña – performance artist, author, activist and educator Juan Gómez-Quiñones – professor, historian, poet and activist Martin Guevara Urbina – writer, researcher, the professor whose work focuses on Latino issues José Ángel Gutiérrez – professor and attorney Ralph C. Guzmán – political scientist, professor, author, Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of State, provost Merrill College UC Santa Cruz Esteban Rossi-Hansberg – professor of economics at Princeton University Arturo Islas – professor of English and novelist Kevin Johnson (academic) – Dean of the UC Davis School of Law Juan L. Maldonado – higher education administrator Elizabeth Martinez (librarian) – professor and Executive Director of the American Library Association Ramiro Martinez Jr. – professor of criminology Miguel Méndez (legal scholar) – a law professor and political figure Rachel Moran – Dean of UCLA School of Law William Nericcio – Chicano literary theorist, American Literature scholar, and professor J. Michael Ortiz – president emeritus of Cal Poly Pomona Juan J. de Pablo – a professor in the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago Pamela Anne Quiroz – professor of sociology Alberto Ríos – Regents' Professor at Arizona State University, educator and author. Vicki L. Ruiz – historian, president of the American Historical Association Ramón Saldívar – author, professor, and researcher of cultural studies, National Humanities Medal recipient Rita Sanchez – academic in the field of Chicano studies Richard A. Tapia – mathematician Josefina Villamil Tinajero – president of the National Association for Bilingual Education John D. Trasviña – dean of the University of San Francisco School of Law, former Assistant Secretary of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Arnulfo Trejo – writer, college professor, and literary activist Francisco H. Vázquez – scholar and public intellectual María Guillermina Valdes Villalva – scholar and social activist Erv Wilson – music theorist Leslie Wong – President of San Francisco State University Science and technology [ edit ]
physician, son of Judge Carlos Velarde.
Nora Volkow – scientist, physician, psychiatrist, great-granddaughter of Leon Trotsky and director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Civil rights leaders and community activists [ edit ] César Chávez(1927–1993) – labor leader and activist  Linda Chavez-Thompson – former executive vice-president of the AFL-CIO Miguel Contreras – labor leader Jeanne Córdova – lesbian and gay rights activist, writer Bert Corona – labor and community organizer Ricardo Cruz – attorney, civil rights activist Jessie Lopez De La Cruz – labor organizer Maria Echaveste – former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Josefina Fierro de Bright – civil rights activist during The Great Depression Ernesto Galarza – labor activist, professor, and writer Gustavo C. Garcia – attorney in the landmark Hernandez v. Texas supreme court case Hector P. Garcia – physician, veteran, and civil rights advocate Eva Carrillo de García – missionary, nurse, and civil-rights activist Erika Guevara Rosas – human rights lawyer, Americas director at Amnesty International Anna Nieto-Gómez – activist and journalist Rodolfo Gonzales – leader of the Chicano civil rights movement, boxer, poet  José Ángel Gutiérrez – political activist, founder of the Raza Unida party, writer, and professor John J. Herrera – civil rights leader  Dolores Huerta – civil rights leader Jovita Idár – journalist, political activist and civil rights worker Ralph Lazo – advocated on behalf of Japanese American internment victims. Nativo Lopez – civil rights activist Raul Loya – civil rights activist Mimi Lozano – co-founded the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research Angel G. Luévano – labor leader and activist Rueben Martinez – activist and businessman Vilma Socorro Martínez – civil rights activist, lawyer and diplomat Eliseo Medina – labor activist Enrique Morones – immigrant human rights activist Janet Murguía – civil rights activist Ernesto Nieto – founder of the National Hispanic Institute Alex Pacheco – activist Emiliano Reyes – business executive and humanitarian activist. He is of Mexican and Swedish descent.  Julian Samora – community activist, teacher, and scholar Leila Steinberg – educator dedicated to helping at-risk youth find their voice using an emotional literacy curriculum, best known as mentor of rapper Tupac Shakur. Olga Talamante – political activist Emma Tenayuca – labor organizer Reies López Tijerina – activist, founder of the Alianza Federal de Mercedes John Trudell – musician, author, poet, and political activist  Cristina Tzintzún – organizer, author, and co-founder of the Workers Defense Project Baldemar Velasquez – president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee Gustavo Velasquez – Secretary of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Delia Villegas Vorhauer – activist, social worker, and writer Vicente T. Ximenes – civil rights activist, commissioner of EEOC, and chairman of first Presidential Cabinet on Mexican American Affairs Raul Yzaguirre – civil rights activist  Religious figures [ edit ] Businesspeople and entrepreneurs [ edit ]
LA Angels owner Arte Moreno
Manuel Abud – media, television, and cable executive Linda G. Alvarado – President and Chief Executive Officer of a large commercial and industrial general contracting firm, co-owner of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. Peter Arguindegui – oilman, politician, civic leader, and philanthropist María Elena Avila – entrepreneur, philanthropist, and civic leader in California Michael Ball – fashion mogul Hector Barreto – 21st Administrator of the US Small Business Administration Emilio Diez Barroso – Chairman and CEO of NALA Investments, a private investment holding company Adolfo Camarillo – businessman, wealthy landowner, and philanthropist Juan Camarillo Jr. – businessman, wealthy landowner, and philanthropist. Jovita Carranza – President & CEO of the JCR Group, a consulting firm. Former Deputy Administrator for the United States Small Business Administration Rudy Chapa – track runner and businessman Anna Maria Chávez – CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA Chicano Roy (Roy Suarez Garcia) (1945–2003) – motorbike builder and inventor Maria Contreras-Sweet – 24th Administrator of the Small Business Administration, former executive chairwoman and founder of ProAmérica Bank. Mike Curb – record company executive, NASCAR car owner, and former Lieutenant Governor of California.  William Davila – first Mexican-American president of a large supermarket chain Gérard Louis-Dreyfus – chairman of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services Juan Enríquez – Managing Director of Excel Venture Management, academic, and speaker. Tavo Hellmund – former racing driver and promoter Enrique Hernandez Jr. – business executive, president, and chief executive officer of Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc., and a director of Wells Fargo and McDonald's Traci Des Jardins – restaurateur and award-winning chef Ninfa Laurenzo – restaurateur Bismarck Lepe – information technology CEO and product manager. Ignacio E. Lozano Sr. – founder of La Opinión, the largest Spanish language newspaper in the US Ignacio E. Lozano Jr. – newspaper publisher, ambassador, and corporate director. José I. Lozano – executive vice-president of Impremedia LLC Daniel Lubetzky – entrepreneur, author, and activist, best known as the Founder and CEO of KIND LLC. David Martinez – Managing partner Mariano Martinez (entrepreneur) – inventor, entrepreneur, and restaurateur Emilio Azcárraga Milmo – CEO, media mogul Kate and Laura Mulleavy – fashion designers Oscar Munoz (executive) – CEO of United Airlines Hugo Morales (radio) – radio executive Arturo Moreno – businessman and owner of the Los Angeles Angels George Paz – CEO of Express Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the US.  Lisa Garcia Quiroz – media executive, launched People en Español Emilio Romano – managing director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Mexico John Romero – video game developer, co-founder of id Software Rosa Rios – 43rd and current treasurer of the United States, businesswoman, executive, and entrepreneur. Louis Ruiz – creator of Ruiz Foods, Inc. 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