List of people from the Dominican Republic


List of people from the Dominican Republic

This is a list of notable people from the Dominican Republic. This is not a list of people from Dominica nor members of the Dominican Order. Please see "discussion" page for additional, important information.

Dominican Republic
(In Detail)

Authors

* Julia Alvarez
* Arambilet
* Aída Cartagena Portalatín
* Hilma Contreras
* Junot Diaz
* Pedro Henríquez Ureña
* Leopoldo Minaya
* Pedro Mir
* Samuel Nina Ortiz
* Salomé Ureña

Beauty Queens

*Amelia Vega, Miss Universe 2003, actress/model
*Mariasela Alvarez, Miss World 1982

Historical Figures

*Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic.
*Juan Pablo Duarte, one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic.
*Pedro Florentino, hero of the Battle of Jacuba in the War of Independence from Haiti.
*Máximo Gómez, military commander of Cuban Independence campaign of Dominican origin.
*Ramón Matías Mella, one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic.
*The Mirabal sisters , political dissidents

Motion Picture & Television Personalities

*Nancy Alvarez, psychologist/television talk show host
*Tina Aumont, French/Dominican Actress
*Julissa Bermudez, television personality (BET)
*Lourdes Benedicto, actress
*Monica Boyar, actress/singer
*Juan Castillo, filmmaker
*Susie Castillo, television host of TRL
*Charytin, actress/singer/television host
*Vin Diesel, Dominican ancestry
*Nelson de la Rosa, actor/comedian
*Juan Fernández (actor), actor
*Andres Garcia, actor
*Rick Gonzalez, actor
*Wolf Hudson, actor (gay porn films)
*Wilson Jermaine Heredia, actor ("Angel" from the film "Rent")
*Rafael Jose, actor/television personality (Dominican father)
*Arthur Lithgow, actor
*Luis Lopez, actor (film "")
*Yorlin Madera, actor (television series "One Life to Live")
*Judy Marte, actress
*Agliberto Meléndez, film director
*Maria Montez, actress, The Queen of Technicolor
*Omahyra Mota, actress/model
*Patricia Mota, actress (sister of Omahrya Mota)
*Amaury Nolasco, actor, Prison Break (born to Dominican parents)
*Miguel A. Nuñez, actor
*Ilka Tanya Payán, actress
*Manny Perez, actor (films "Party Monster" and "El Cantante")
*Dania Ramirez, actress (television show "Heroes")
*Victor Rasuk, actor (film Raising Victor Vargas)
*Alisa Reyes, actress
*Judy Reyes, actress (television show Scrubs)
*Birmania Rios, television personality (television show Despierta America)
*Michelle Rodriguez, actress
*Zoë Saldaña, actress
*Merlin Santana, actor
*Rosanna Tavarez, actress/singer (group Eden's Crush)
*Tammy Trull, actress
*Ludo Vika, actress/comedienne
*Sandra Zaiter
*Miguel A. Núñez, Jr., actor

Notable and Newsworthy Personalities

*Felix Acosta-Nunez, journalist
*Victor A. Carreño, NASA aerospace engineer
*Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, First Lady of the Dominican Republic
*Oscar de la Renta, famous fashion designer
*Magali Febles, owner of the Miss Dominican Republic and Miss Puerto Rico pageant franchises
*Providencia Paredes, assistant/confidante to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
*Ilka Tanya Payan, actress, AIDS/HIV activist
*Pedro Saúl Pérez, activist for Dominican rights in Puerto Rico
*Camille Pissarro, French painter (Dominican mother)
*Santiago Luis Polanco Rodríguez, notorious drug dealer
*Porfirio Rubirosa, famous playboy
*Miguel Suero, notorious New York City drug dealer
*Ramfis Trujillo, general and son of dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo
*Héctor Valdez Albizu, economist
*Jamie Guzman, freelance writer and architect

Prominent Political Figures (past)

*Buenaventura Báez Méndez, former president
*Joaquín Balaguer Ricardo, constitutional president 1960-62, 1966-78, 1986-96.
*Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican nationalist (father born in Dominican Republic)
*Salvador Jorge Blanco, 41st constitutional president 1982-1986.
*Juan Bosch y Gaviño, former president
*Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó, former president
*Maximiliano Gómez, revolutionary political leader
*Antonio Guzmán Fernández, former president
*Gregorio Luperón, former president
*José Francisco Peña Gómez, mayor of Santo Domingo (1982-1986)
*Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, dictator 1930-1961
*José Antonio (Pepillo) Salcedo, first constitutional president after the Restoration of the Dominican Republic.
*Jose Santana, former government minister
*Pedro Santana Familias, first constitutional president (1844)."For a complete list, please refer to List of Presidents of the Dominican Republic"

Prominent Political Figures (present)

*Salvador Jorge Blanco, former president, author
*Adriano Espaillat, New York State Assemblyman (first Dominican-American to be elected to a State House in the United States)
*Leonel Fernández Reyna - 52nd and 54th Constitutional president 1996-2000, 2004-2008, 2008-2012.
*Miguel Martinez, New York City councilman
*Hipólito Mejía, 53rd Constitutional president 2000-2004.
*Joseline Peña-Melnyk, member of the Maryland General Assembly
*Diana Reyna, New York City councilwoman (first Dominican-American woman elected in the United States)
*Tilo Rivas, Union County, New Jersey Commissioner of Public Affairs and Hudson County, New Jersey politician

ingers and Musicians

*Manny Albam, jazz musician
*José Alberto (aka "El Canario"), Salsa singer
*Tony Almont of Toque Profundo, Dominican rock band
*Anaís, pop singer
*Andy Andy, Bachata singer
*Arcangel (singer), reggaeton artist
*Aventura, Bachata Group
*Alex Bueno, Merengue/Bachata singer
*Nini Caffaro, singer
*Michel Camilo, jazz pianist
*Angela Carrasco, singer
*Angel Clivillés, singer/lead member of The Cover Girls
*Coro, freestyle singer/actor
*Cristal Marie, Latin Pop Singer, singer/songwriter
*El Jeffrey, Merengue singer
*Zacarias Ferreira, Bachata singer
*Jackeline Estevez, Pop Singer
*Fabolous
*Billo Frómeta, International singer
*Fulanito, Merengue/Merenhouse group
*Irv Gotti, producer
*Juan Luis Guerra, Merengue/Bachata/Salsa singer
*J.R Writer, Hip-Hop Artist "The Dip Set"
*Tatico Henriquez, godfather of merengue tipico
*Julio Alberto Hernández,
*Eddy Herrera, Merengue singer
*Ilegales, Merenhouse group
*Nicky Jam, Reggaeton artist
*Krisspy, merengue singer
*La Banda Gorda, Merengue group
*Las Chicas Del Can, merengue group
*Ñico Lora, Father of merengue music/artist
*Los Hermanos Rosario, merengue group
*Kat De Luna, R&B singer
*Luny Tunes, reggaeton producers/artists
*Mamajuana, merengue/bachata group
*Don Miguelo, reggaeton artist
*Monchy y Alexandra, Bachata duo
*Noztra, reggaeton artist
*Nova from Pacha Massive, singer
*Ramon Orlando, merengue singer (son of Cuco Valoy)
*Oro Solido, merengue group
*Johnny Pacheco, salsa singer/producer/bandleader
*Leonardo Paniagua, bachata artist
*Karina Pasian, R&B/pop singer
*Chichi Peralta, singer, bandleader, percussionist
*Rubby Perez, merengue singer
*Geovanny Polanco, merengue singer
*Proyecto Uno, merengue rap group
*Milly Quezada, singer, (dubbed "Queen of Merengue")
*Fausto Rey, singer/composer
*Frank Reyes, Bachata singer
*Mario Rivera, jazz composer/artist
*Raulin Rodriguez, Bachata singer
*Tito Rodriguez, singer
*Toño Rosario, Merengue singer
*Raulin Rosendo, Salsa singer
*Roger Sanchez, DJ/House music producer
*Juelz Santana, Hip hop artist (Half Dominican)
*Daniel Santacruz, singer/songwriter
*Antony Santos, Bachata Singer
*Yoskar Sarante, Bachata singer
*Luis Segura, singer
*Toque Profundo, Rock Band
*Triple Seis, rapper
*Cuco Valoy, Merengue singer/bandleader
*Luis Vargas, Bachata singer
*Sergio Vargas, Merengue singer
*Wilfrido Vargas, Merengue singer
*Johnny Ventura, Merengue singer
*Fernando Villalona, singer
*Yovenny Martinez (YMT)' Rapper & singer

Sports

* jonathan cedeno] , baseballplayer
Antonio Alfonseca, baseball player
* Carlos Almanzar, baseball player
* Danny Almonte scandal-plagued Little Leaguer
* Felipe Alou, baseball manager and player
* Jesús Alou, baseball player
* Matty Alou, baseball player
* Moisés Alou, baseball player
* Joaquín Andújar, baseball player
* Greg Aquino, baseball player
* Joaquin Arias, baseball player
* Miguel Batista, baseball player
* Tony Batista, baseball player
* Danny Bautista, baseball player
* Denny Bautista, baseball player
* George Bell, baseball player
* Ronnie Belliard, baseball player
* Francis Beltran, baseball player
* Adrián Beltré, baseball player
* Esteban Beltre, baseball player
* Armando Benitez, baseball player
* Joaquin Benoit, baseball player
* Angel Berroa, baseball player
* Wilson Betemit, baseball player
* Tony Blanco, baseball player
* Yhency Brazoban, baseball player
* Juan Brito, baseball player
* Daniel Cabrera, baseball player
* Francisco Cabrera, baseball player, hero of the 1992 NLCS for the Atlanta Braves
* Melky Cabrera, baseball player
* Robinson Canó, baseball player
* Fausto Carmona, baseball player
* Bernie Castro, baseball player
* Fabio Castro, baseball player
* Alberto Castillo, baseball Player
* Luis Castillo, football Player
* Luis Castillo, baseball Player
* César Cedeño, baseball player
* Stalin Colinet, Former NFL player
* Jesus Colome, baseball player
* Roman Colon, baseball player
* Bartolo Colón, baseball player
* Francisco Cordero, baseball player
* Carlos Cruz (1937-1970), world boxing champion
* Deivi Cruz, baseball player
* Leo Cruz, world boxing champion (brother of Carlos Cruz)
* Octavio Dotel, baseball player
* Edwin Encarnacion, baseball player
* Juan Encarnacion, baseball player
* Edward Vinicio Espinal, soccer player
* Pedro Feliz, baseball player
* Bartolome Fortunato, baseball player
* Rafael Furcal, baseball player
* Mary Joe Fernández, tennis player
* Julio Franco, baseball player
* Francisco Garcia, basketball player NBA
* Jerry Gil, baseball player
* Carlos Gomez, baseball player
* Vladimir Guerrero, baseball player
* Jose Guillen, baseball player
* Cristian Guzman, baseball player
* Freddy Guzmán, baseball player
* Joan Guzman, Undefeated two-division world champion
* Felix Heredia, baseball player
* Runelvys Hernandez, baseball player
* Al Horford, basketball player
* Tito Horford, basketball player
* Mark Jackson,basketball player (Dominican mother)
* Stan Javier, baseball player
* Luis Ernesto José, boxer
* Jose Lima, baseball player
* Francisco Liriano, baseball player
* Pedro Liriano, baseball player
* Mendy Lopez, baseball player
* Felipe López, NBA basketball player
* Julio Lugo, baseball player
* Ruddy Lugo, baseball player
* Hector Luna, baseball player
* Henry Mateo, baseball player
* Julio Mateo, baseball player
* Juan Marichal, baseball player
* Damaso Marte, baseball player
* Pedro Martínez, Cy Young Award winning baseball player
* Victor Martinez, professional bodybuilder
* Sammy Mejia, basketball player
* Eleoncio Mercedes, 1985 World boxing champion
* Jose Mesa, baseball player
* Omar Minaya, General Manager for the New York Mets
* Raúl Mondesí, baseball player
* Juan Morillo, baseball player
* Agustin Montero, baseball player
* Abraham Nunez, baseball player
* Jose Offerman, baseball player
* Miguel Olivo, baseball player
* David Ortiz, baseball player
* Ramon Ortiz, baseball player
* Pablo Ozuna, baseball player
* Ronny Paulino, baseball player
* Carlos Pena, baseball player
* Tony Peña, baseball player
* Wily Mo Peña, baseball player
* Jhonny Peralta, baseball player
* Antonio Perez, baseball player
* Melido Perez, baseball player
* Neifi Perez, baseball player
* Odalis Perez, baseball player
* Rafael Perez, baseball player
* Timo Pérez, baseball player
* Plácido Polanco, baseball player
* Albert Pujols, baseball player
* Aramis Ramirez, baseball player
* Hanley Ramirez baseball player
* Manny Ramírez, baseball player
* José Reyes, baseball player
* Roberto A Reyes, Soccer player
* Fernando Rodney, baseball player
* Alex Rodriguez, baseball player
* Felix Rodriguez, baseball player
* Henry Rodriguez, baseball player
* Duaner Sanchez, baseball player
* Victor Santos, baseball player
* Alfonso Soriano, baseball player
* Edgar Sosa, basketball player
* Sammy Sosa, baseball player
* Jorge Sosa, baseball player
* Félix Sánchez, Olympic gold medal winning hurdler
* Julian Tavarez, baseball player
* Willy Taveras, baseball player
* Miguel Tejada, baseball player
* Robinson Tejeda, baseball player
* Luis Terrero, baseball player
* Salomon Torres, baseball player
* Juan Uribe, baseball player
* Wilson Valdez, baseball player
* Jose Valverde, baseball player
* Claudio Vargas, baseball player
* Jack Veneno, professional wrestler
* Charlie Villanueva, NBA basketball player
* Jose Vizcaino, baseball player
* Luis Vizcaino, baseball player
* Hector Wagner, baseball player


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