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The Dominican Republic is known for so many things. Not only are its beaches beautiful, but its culture is rich, its cuisine is delicious and its people are known for their warmth, their vibrancy and a special zest for life. The country has contributed so much to the world -- from beautiful genres of music that always get the party started, to talented writers and even more talented artists and musicians. 

There are so many people in the world of entertainment who are representing the island in the best way. There are highly talented actors in Hollywood who are of Dominican descent as well as award-winning musicians who have made the world dance with their beautiful songs. 

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These stars represent their country through their work and surely make all of Latinos super proud. Celebrities like Zoe Saldaña, Juan Luis Guerra, Romeo Santos and Cardi B have accomplished so much and shown just how much talent can come out of the small Caribbean island. 

These stars are just a few of the many powerhouses the country has produced throughout the years. It almost seems like the amount of talent that can be found there is endless. Scroll through to see all of the Dominican celebrities who are making us all proud to be Latinos.

Juan Luis Guerra is a true talent. 1

The Dominican singer is a three-time Grammy winner and he has sold over 70 million records. Aside from his Grammys he has won numerous awards and created timeless music that will live on for generations to come.


Zoe Saldana is one of Hollywood's most successful stars. 2

She has been hailed as the new queen of the box office after appearing in three of the top five highest grossing films in movie history. Out of the five movies to make more than $2 billion worldwide, she has starred in three of them.


Romeo Santos has made quite an impact with his music. 3

Some people refer to him as the king of Bachata. He has broken records with his music and is known for selling out arenas. 

Alex Rodriguez is one of baseball's most famous stars. 4

The former Yankee player was born in New York to Dominican players. He became one of the highest paid athletes of all time during his career on the field. 


Cardi B is so proud of her Dominican roots. 5

The rapper makes it known that she is proud of her Dominican side. Her dad is from the Dominican Republic, and she continues to represent Latinos in her rise to the top.


Prince Royce made his impact in the bachata world. 6

The Dominican singer stole the hearts of many around the world with his romantic bachata songs. 


Michelle Rodriguez has made a name for herself on the big screen. 7

The actress has been killing it on screen and she has been dominating the Fast & the Furious franchise for years. 

Clarissa Molina is killing it in her career. 8

Clarissa was Miss Dominican Republic 2015 and a year later, she won the title of Nuestra Belleza Latina. She has since began her career as a TV personality on multiple shows on Univision and has also started acting in movies. 


Junot Diaz is an incredible writer. 9

He was born in Santo Domingo and moved to New Jersey at a young age. He is the author of several books and short stories, including The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.

Natti Natasha is representing D.R. in the reggaeton world. 10

Natti has made such a huge comeback in the music world in recent years and doesn't look like she is slowing down any time soon. 


Milly Quezada is a talented Grammy winner. 11

The beloved Dominican singer has multiple Latin Grammy awards under her belt for her incredible contributions to Merengue. 

Dascha Polanco is a force to be reckoned with. 12

She exploded onto the acting scene after her role in Orange Is the New Black. She has since landed roles in multiple other projects, including the Emmy-nominated series When They See Us.


Charytin Goyco is loved in the Dominican Republic and beyond. 13

Her lively personality has made her an entertaining TV host and actress that viewers can't get enough of. 

Amelia Vega is a true beauty. 14

She was crowned Miss Universe in 2003 making her the first Dominican ever to win the title. 


Jessica Pimentel is killing it in her acting career. 15

Jessica has been acting for quite some time but she had her breakthrough role in the Netflix hit series Orange Is the New Black. She is also the lead singer for the death metal band Alekhine's Gun.

Dania Ramirez is a talented actress. 16

The Santo Domingo born actress has added so many acting credits to her name. She has appeared in several films and in television shows such as Heroes, Entourage and The Sopranos.


Judy Reyes has so many hit shows under her belt. 17

From her role in Scrubs to her most recent in Claws, Judy has proved that she is quite the star.

El Niño Prodigio is from the Dominican Republic. 18

Born Víctor Florencio, El Niño Prodigio is a medium and astrologer who thanks to his appearances on television is now widely known.


Francisca Lachapel has proved to be quite an entertainer. 19

Her beauty helped her be crowned as Nuestra Belleza Latina 2015 but her talent and personality has made her a fan favorite on Despierta America.

Tony Dandrades is a successful journalist. 20

The journalist and TV personality has been around for quite some time. He has landed some impressive interviews and his lively personality really shines in any show he is in.


Leslie Grace is a triple threat. 21

The Dominican singer-songwriter hs been taking the world by storm. She will also be starring in the In the Heights movie in 2020.