List of Hispanic and Latino Americans
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This is a list of notable Hispanic and Latino Americans: citizens or residents of the United States with origins in Hispanic America or Spain. The following groups are officially designated as "Spanish/Hispanic/Latino": Mexican American, (Stateside) Puerto Rican, Cuban American, Dominican American, Costa Rican American, Guatemalan American, Honduran American, Nicaraguan American, Panamanian American, Salvadoran American, Argentine American, Bolivian American, Chilean American, Colombian American, Ecuadorian American, Paraguayan American, Peruvian American, Spanish American, Uruguayan American, and Venezuelan American. However, Hispanic or Latino people can have any ancestry.
- Monica Ponce de Leon – first Hispanic architect to receive the National Design Award in Architecture from the Smithsonian; has received over 12 Progressive Architecture Awards and the Design Award Medal from the Academy of Arts and Letters; first Hispanic dean at the University of Michigan
Joseph Phillip Martinez was the first Mexican-American in the 20th century to receive a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University. He was the founding Dean at The New School of Architecture; he previously taught at UC Berkeley. His broad professional practice has garnered various awards including a National AIA Presidential Award, Normal Heights Restoration Plan, and a National AIA Citation, Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School. He was named by the National Association of Land Grant Universities and Colleges as Alumni of the Century for the University of California San Diego—only other Mexican-American honored was Henry Cisneros from Texas A&M University. He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from California Rural Legal Assistance; moreover, he was honored by Barrio Station with a Lifetime Achievement Award. For more than 40 years his Eclectic Design Methodology has resulted in a portfolio of unique works of Architecture, he is the “Father of Chicano Architecture”. In addition to professional practice, he is a staff writer for ByDesign E-magazine via UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.
- Jorge Cantú – MLB infielder
- Johnny Estrada – MLB catcher
- Brian Fuentes – MLB relief pitcher, three-time All-Star
- Mariano Rivera – MLB Closer
- Javier Baez – MLB infielder
- Ted Williams – MLB Hall of Famer, Mexican American Heritage, was advised by his mother to omit his Mexican Heritage due to her fear of discrimination in the San Diego area against Mexicans. Left MLB twice to served in WW II and Korea, USMC.
- Raul Allegre – NFL placekicker
- Kiko Alonso - NFL linebacker
- Leo Barker – retired NFL linebacker
- Tony Casillas – retired NFL defensive lineman
- Arian Foster – retired NFL running back
- Joe Kapp – retired NFL quarterback
- J. P. Losman – NFL quarterback
- Max Montoya – retired NFL guard
- Zeke Moreno – former NFL linebacker
- Anthony Muñoz – retired NFL offensive guard, member of Pro Football Hall of Fame 
- Jim Plunkett - retired NFL quarterback, 2x Super Bowl champion
- Tom Flores - retired NFL quarterback and Coach, Super Bowl champion coach, Mexican Heritage
- Antonio "Tony" Romo - retired NFL quarterback, Mexican Heritage
- Mark Sanchez - retired NFL quarterback, Mexican Heritage
- Donnie Edwards - retired NFL Line Backer, Mexican Heritage
- Tony Gonzalez - retired NFL Tight End, Mexican Heritage
Ted Cruz – United States Senator representing Texas and first Hispanic American to hold that position
- Blanca Alvarado – politician, served on City Council and Board of Supervisors for San Jose, California
- Alex Blanco – politician, mayor of Passaic, New Jersey
- Fernando Cabrera – New York City Council member
- Nelson Castro – politician from the state of New York
- Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez – 65th Secretary of State of New York, serving in the Cabinet of Governor David Paterson
- Marcos Devers – member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
- Grace Diaz – politician, Democratic State Representative from Rhode Island representing District 11 in the city of Providence, Rhode Island
- Adriano Espaillat – member of the United States House of Representatives
- Rafael Espinal – politician who won the open 54th district seat in the New York State Assembly in a special election held on September 13, 2011
- Julissa Ferreras – Democratic member of the New York City Council
- Frances Garcia – former mayor of Hutchinson, Kansas
- Norma García – former mayor of Mercedes, Texas and Hidalgo County treasurer
- William Lantigua – politician in Massachusetts, Dominican born and raised
- Guillermo Linares – Dominican Democratic member of the New York State Assembly
- Miguel Martinez – former New York City Council member from Council District 10 in Upper Manhattan in New York City
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - member of the United States House of Representatives, youngest women ever elected to the U.S house.
- Joseline Peña-Melnyk – politician, represents District 21 in the Maryland House of Delegates
- Geovanny Vicente Romero – Hispanic political analyst, Professor and international consultant based in Washington, D.C.
- Cesar A. Perales – Secretary of State of New York currently serving in the Cabinet of Governor Andrew Cuomo
- Thomas Perez – Democratic National Committee Chairman, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, US Secretary of Labor-designate; parents are Dominicans
- Ydanis Rodríguez – currently a Democratic New York City Council member from the borough of Manhattan
- Marco Rubio – United States Senator representing Florida
- Angel Taveras – lawyer and mayor of Providence, Rhode Island; of Dominican descent; first Hispanic mayor of the city
- Carmen J Piñeyro – only Dominican elected official in Long Island. She is currently a Democratic Trustee in the Village of Freeport, New York.
- Julián Castro - 2020 Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States; 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017; mayor San Antonio, Texas from 2009 until 2014.
- / Baby Bash – rapper of Mexican and Anglo descent
- / Becky G – rapper and singer of Mexican American descent
- / Giselle Bellas- Cuban-American singer-songwiter and philanthropist
- / Gloria Estefan – Cuban-American singer
- / Miguel del Aguila – Uruguayan American multiple Grammy nominated composer
- / Kap G – hardcore rapper who performs trap music
- / José Antonio Bowen – Cuban American jazz musician and president of Goucher College
- / Jennifer Lopez – international Puerto Rican singer
- / Marc Anthony - Latin American singer, most recently featured with Bad Bunny in Will Smith's new song "Esta Rico"
- / / Nicky Jam – Puerto Rican-Dominican singer-songwriter
- / Pitbull – Cuban American hip hop musician from Miami, Florida
- / Prince Royce – Latin R&B singer born to Dominican parents
- / Selena (1971–1995) – Tejano singer
- Shakira – singer, known for single "Hips Don't Lie," which reached number 1 on the American Billboard Hot 100 and across the world; other singles include "Whenever, Wherever," "She Wolf," and "Waka Waka (This is Africa)"
- / Lauren Jauregui – Cuban-American pop singer
- / / Camila Cabello – Mexican-Cuban-American pop singer
- / Ally Brooke – Mexican American pop singer
- Martha E. Bernal (1931–2001), Mexican-American clinical psychologist, first Latina to receive a psychology PhD in the United States
- Antonia Novello (b. 1944), Puerto Rican physician, 14th Surgeon General of the United States, first woman and first Hispanic to hold the position
- Sarah Stewart (1905–1976), Mexican-American microbiologist; discovered the Polyomavirus
- Helen Rodríguez Trías (1929–2001), Puerto Rican American pediatrician, advocate for women's reproductive rights
- Melba J. T. Vasquez (b. 1951), counseling psychologist and first Latina president of the American Psychological Association
- Lydia Villa-Komaroff (b. 1947), Mexican-American cellular biologist; third Mexican American woman in the United States to receive a PhD in the sciences
- Rodolfo Llinas (b. 1934) Colombian American neuroscientist.
- Miguel Algarín (b. 1941) – Puerto Rican author and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café
- Rudolfo Anaya (b. 1937) – Mexican-American author of Bless Me, Ultima
- Sandra Cisneros (b. 1954) – Mexican-American author of The House on Mango Street
- Judith Ortiz Cofer (b. 1952) – Puerto Rican author of Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
- Angie Cruz (b. 1972) – Dominican-American author of Let It Rain Coffee
- Nelson Denis (b. 1954) – Puerto Rican author of War Against All Puerto Ricans and former New York State Assemblyman
- Patricia Santos Marcantonio – Mexican-American novelist and short story writer
- Alberto Rios (b. 1952) – Mexican-American poet, Arizona's first poet first state poet laureate
- Benjamin Alire Sáenz (b. 1954) – Mexican-American author of Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club
- Sergio Troncoso (b. 1961) – Mexican-American author of The Last Tortilla and Other Stories and Crossing Borders: Personal Essays
- List of Argentine Americans
- List of Bolivian Americans
- List of Colombian Americans
- List of Cuban Americans
- List of Mexican Americans
- List of Nicaraguan Americans
- List of Salvadoran Americans
- List of Venezuelan Americans
- List of Spanish Americans
- List of Stateside Puerto Ricans
- History of Mexican-Americans
- List of Hispanic Medal of Honor recipients
- Hispanic Admirals in the United States Navy
- Hispanics in the United States Air Force
- Hispanics in the United States Coast Guard
- Hispanics in the United States Marine Corps
- Hispanics in the United States Navy
- Hispanics in the American Civil War
- Hispanic American writers
- List of Hispanic and Latin American Britons
- "American FactFinder Help; Hispanic or Latino origin". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2010-02-27. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
For Census 2000, American Community Survey: People who identify with the terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" are those who classify themselves in one of the specific Hispanic or Latino categories listed on the Census 2000 or ACS questionnaire - "Mexican," "Puerto Rican," or "Cuban" - as well as those who indicate that they are "other Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino." Origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person's parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States. People who identify their origin as Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino may be of any race. 1990 Census of Population and Housing: A self-designated classification for people whose origins are from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Central or South America, the Caribbean, or those identifying themselves generally as Spanish, Spanish-American, etc. Origin can be viewed as ancestry, nationality, or country of birth of the person or person's parents or ancestors prior to their arrival in the United States.
- "American FactFinder Help; Spanish/Hispanic/Latino". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
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