List of Cuban Americans

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This is a list of notable Cuban Americans, including immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

Athletes

Business

Education

Entertainment

Actors

Cartoonists and animators

  • Antonio Prohías, creator of Mad Magazine's Spy vs Spy series
  • Joe Quesada, comic book editor, writer producer and artist
  • Michael Peraza, American animator, art director, conceptual artist and historian of animation, who has worked for The Walt Disney Company, Fox Features, and Warner Brothers. His parents were of Cuban origin.

Directors, screenwriters and producers

Musicians

Composers and/or bandleaders

  • Xavier Cugat, bandleader
  • Arsenio Rodríguez (1911–1970), Cuban musician, composer and bandleader; born in Cuba, he died in United States, where he lived in the last years of his life
  • Lucy Simon, American composer for the theatre and popular songs; known for the musical The Secret Garden; sister of Carly and Joanna Simon

Producers

  • Desmond Child, American musician, songwriter, and producer; mother is Cuban songwriter Elena Casals
  • Scott Herren, music producer; father is Catalan and mother is of Irish and Cuban descent
  • Ray Martinez, American musician, music producer, songwriter, artist, disco music icon; Cuban American; Cuban mother and Puerto Rican father
  • Rudy Pérez, Cuban composer and music producer
  • Tonedeff, American rapper, producer, and singer-songwriter; Cuban mother and Colombian father

Musicians and singers by genre

Rock
Latin American popular music
Rap and hip-hop
Percussionists
Classical
Jazz
Pop, R&B, Folk, country and other music genre

Reality television contestants

Writers

Others

Journalists

Government

United States ambassadors

United States Cabinet members

United States House of Representatives

2008 Congressional candidates

United States Senate

Federal government

Local government

State government

U.S. Commonwealth government

Judiciary

United States Armed Forces

World leaders

Science and technology

Visual arts

Others