Whether it is an athlete, a singer, an actor, or even an activist or politician, it is extremely hard to put together a list of the people we like the most, especially when there are a lot of options and almost all of them embody the beauty of being Afro-Latinx.
Despite their different upbringings and beliefs, and the fact that Afro-Latin Americans have limited media appearances, the following celebrities not only have in common a successful career in the entertainment industry, but they also are Latinos and Latinas that are proud of their African ancestry.
Here are 14 of our favorite Afro-Latinx celebrities:
Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario was born in Passaic, New Jersey, from a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother. The actress on several occasions has talked about her race and how she grew up speaking in Spanish and English. “There’s no one way to be black. I’m black the way I know how to be,” she shared with Allure Magazine.
As reported by the Box Office Mojo archives, as of 2019, Saldana is the second highest-grossing film actress of all time, following Scarlett Johansson who occupies the position number one.