This article seeks to give world superstars that were or are Puerto Rican that you never knew about. You may know one or two of them as Puerto Rican but not all of them. We start from the less famous star to the most superstar.
There are many famous Puerto Ricans in the entertainment world, be it film and television, music, theater, or sports. Puerto Rico may be a small island geographically, but it has produced many a big hitter. Learn about these Puerto Ricans whom you’ve probably seen and maybe admired, but whose ties to the island may not be so well known.
10. Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lyricist and composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation Award (“Genius Grant”), 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, numerous Tony Awards, a Grammy for his musical theater work, among many other awards for his two musicals to date, In the Heights and Hamilton.
Miranda has also been nominated for an Oscar for a song he worked on, in the animated film Moana’s soundtrack. Raised in New York City by Puerto Rican parents, growing up he used to spend some of his summers with family members in Puerto Rico.
9. Freddie Prinze Jr.
Freddie James Prinze Jr. is an American actor. He starred in several films, such as I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, She’s All That, Scooby-Doo, and its sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
Prinze was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the only child of actor-comedian Freddie Prinze and real estate agent Katherine (Kathy) Elaine Barber (née Cochran). Prinze grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was raised Roman Catholic, embraces his Hispanic ancestry (his paternal grandmother was Puerto Rican), and speaks Spanish as part of his heritage.