24 Outstanding Celebrities Of Mexican Descent

America's beauty and strength rest in its diversity. Hispanic Americans, for example, have long played an important role in American history. Hispanics have shared their talents and left their unique mark on the world stage, from actors and musicians to athletes and activists.
Have you ever wondered which celebrities are Mexican? Here's a long list of renowned Mexican-Americans, informally ranked by fame and popularity. A large number of celebrities, athletes, and prominent people have Mexican origins. Some Mexican Americans were born in Mexico, while others are fourth-generation Mexican Americans. Many of these notable people have had great careers in the United States and around the world. Several amusing comedians are of Mexican descent.
Let's take a look at 24 Mexican Americans who have accomplished so much.

#1 Selena

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Selena was born to a Mexican American father and a half-Navajo mother. She had a tremendous career in both Mexico and the United States.

#2 Edward James Olmos

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Both actor Edward James Olmos' parents were Mexican. He was born in Los Angeles and raised there.

#3 Tito Ortiz

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Tito Ortiz is an MMA fighter whose father is half Mexican and his mother is Hawaiian. He was born in California and raised there.

#4 Gabriel Iglesias

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Gabriel Iglesias is a Mexican-American comedian. He was born in California and raised there.

#5 Cassie Ventura

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Cassie's mother is an African-American, Mexican, and West Indian recording singer and model.

#6 Cesar Millan

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Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer, was born in Mexico and learned how to interact with animals on his grandfather's farm.

#7 Robert Rodriguez

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Robert Rodriguez, the director of Sin City, was born in Texas to Mexican American parents. El Mariachi, his debut feature film, was shot in Mexico and is in Spanish.

#8 George Lopez

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George Lopez was born in Mexico. In California, he was reared by his grandparents.

#9 Ricardo Montalbán

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Ricardo Montalban was born and raised in Mexico.

#10 Mario López

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Mario Lopez has a Mexican ancestry. San Diego is where he was born and raised.

#11 Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato is of English, Irish, Italian, and Mexican descent. She grew up in Texas after being born in New Mexico.

#12 Salma Hayek

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Salma Hayek, the actress from From Dusk Til Dawn, was born in Mexico. She was a well-known actress in Mexico before making a name for herself in the United States.

#13 Ritchie Valens

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Ritchie Valens is a musician of Mexican heritage who grew up listening to mariachi music.

#14 Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria's parents are both Mexican Americans. She was born in Texas and spent her childhood working at Wendy's.

#15 Guillermo del Toro

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Guillermo del Toro, the filmmaker of Pan's Labyrinth, was born in Mexico. He later helped to establish the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

#16 Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez's father was born in Mexico. She was born in Texas and raised there.

#17 Joanna Kerns

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Joanna Kerns is a Mexican-American actress. Her most well-known part was on "Growing Pains."

#18 Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi's father is of Mexican-Native American ancestry. He was born and reared in the state of Ohio.

#19 Fergie

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Fergie is a musician of Irish, Scottish, English, Mexican, and Native American ancestry. She began her career as a voice actress, and she played Sally in several "Peanuts" animations.

#20 Paul Reubens

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Both Bill Richardson's mother and father are part Mexican. From 2003 to 2011, he was the governor of New Mexico.

#21 Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba is of Mexican origin, as is her father. Her family has been described as extremely conservative... a conventional, Catholic, Latin American family.

#22 Lynda Carter

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Lynda Carter, the actress who played Wonder Woman, was of Spanish-Mexican origin. Carter made her television debut when she was five years old.

#23 Uma Thurman

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Uma Thurman, the actress from Pulp Fiction, was born in Mexico. Her father is a Buddhist who is close to the Dalai Lama.

#24 Louis C.K.

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Louis C.K.'s father is of Mexican heritage, and he spent his childhood in Mexico until the age of seven. He maintains his Mexican citizenship.
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