List of Colombian Americans

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

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Colombian American or must have references showing they are Colombian American and are notable.

List

Artists and designers

Anchors and TV personalities

Actors

Musicians

Sport

Models

Journalist

Politicians

  • Diana Farrell - member and one of two Deputy Directors of the United States National Economic Council (NEC) in the administration of President Barack Obama.
  • Jeff Frederick - former member of the General Assembly of Virginia.[23]
  • José Sarria - the first openly gay candidate for public office in the United States.

Writers

  • James Cañón - Colombian author.
  • Mo Rocca - American writer, journalist, comedian and political satirist to Colombian (mother) and Italian (father) descent.
  • Andrés Useche - Colombian American naturalized writer, film director, graphic artist and singer/songwriter.
  • Jaime Manrique - Colombian American novelist, poet, essayist, educator, and translator.

Scientists

Others

  • José Luis Castillo (activist) - Colombian-American activist,[24] politician, and non-profit community liaison in south Florida. He was born to a Dutch mother and a Colombian father in Netherlands. He lives in Florida.
  • Arturo Escobar - Colombian-American anthropologist primarily known for his contribution to postdevelopment theory and political ecology.
  • Carlos Goez (1939 - 1990), founder of the original Pomander Book Shop in New York.
  • Will Jimeno - police officer, 9/11 survivor, portrayed in World Trade Center
  • Andre Melendez - (1971-1996), better known as Angel Melendez, was a Club Kid and drug dealer who lived and worked in New York City.
  • Beto Pérez - Colombian born American dancer and choreographer who created the fitness program Zumba in the 1990s
  • Cristina Pérez - judge[25]
  • Alejandro Santo Domingo - Colombian American financier.
  • Al Williamson - (1931-2010) American cartoonist, comic book artist and illustrator specializing in adventure, Western and science-fiction/fantasy.[26]
  • George Zamka - NASA astronaut[27]

References

  1. ^ Stand up Latino & political comedian Greg Giraldo Archived 2008-05-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b He was a grandson of the Colombian revolutionist and caudillo Francisco de Miranda. Biographical details are taken from an interview with Suarez reported in James T. Maher , Twilight of Splendor: Chronicles of the Age of American Palaces (Boston: Little, Brown) 1975:190-91.
  3. ^ Ángela González (January 6, 2008). "Odette Yustman, in the company of monsters in 'Cloverfield'". New York: NY Daily News. 
  4. ^ Moreno Valley|PE.com|Southern California News|News for Inland Southern California Archived March 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Colombia Passport: Economics, Culture and Society: "[1] 27 May 2009 archived version of Moisés Arias of Colombia", 23 March 2009. Link retrieved 25 March 2009. Cite: "If some Colombians dream with an American passport, there are cases of Americans who are proud of say they are Colombians. It is the case of New York-born actor Moises Arias, a teen heart throb and an American US television actor who is proud of the origin of his parents: Colombia."
  6. ^ "Andrew Keegan - Yahoo! TV". yahoo.com. 
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  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2015-02-25. 
  9. ^ "Wilmer more than Lindsay's ex". heraldsun.com.au. 13 December 2006. 
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  11. ^ Alexa Vega (2005-05-11). "Alexa Forever Forums". RE: Questions for Miss Alexa Vega. Archived from the original on 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2006-08-20. My father's side is Colombian (bogota)... and I don't know why they said my mom was Italian. She's not. My family and I were trying to figure out what my mom was, but we can only go back to 5 generations and they were all from Florida. haha. so .. Floridian? ahhah... my moms last name is French though 
  12. ^ "FREDDY MADBALL: I give respect to religion". t-musicvault-en.blogspot.com. 12 November 2009. 
  13. ^ Lena Hansen (27 February 2008). "Las lecciones de vida de Kike Santander" [The life lessons of Kike Santander] (in Spanish). Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  14. ^ Azerrad, Michael. Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991. Little, Brown and Company, 2001. ISBN 0-316-78753-1
  15. ^ Jacobson, Mark. "The Icon: Doll Face", New York (magazine), September 23, 2002. Accessed May 28, 2009. "Then came the sad pictures: Johnny and Jerry, RIP, and Billy Murcia too, their first drummer, a Colombian from Jackson Heights, dead in a London bathtub."
  16. ^ "Gold Cup 2011" [Gold Cup 2011: Juan Agudelo]. NJ.com. June 5, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2011. 
  17. ^ Bondy, Stefan. "Englewood native Alejandro Bedoya vies for U.S. spot", The Record (Bergen County), May 25, 2010. Accessed February 16, 2011.
  18. ^ Barrera aiming high at Spartak at yanks-abroad.com, 16-12-2011
  19. ^ "Daily Peloton - Pro Cycling News". Dailypeloton.com. 
  20. ^ "Profile: Carlos Llamosa". Soccer Times. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  21. ^ "Valeria Orsini: Lovely Lady of the Day". Sports Illustrated. 11 June 2016. 
  22. ^ Tkacik, Maureen (2008-08-17), "America's Next Top Fashion Editor", New York Magazine, retrieved 2010-07-14 
  23. ^ Jost, Lauren (2011-07-20). "Muñoz, Frederick Speak of Platforms in Forum". Woodbridge Patch. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  24. ^ “County Commission Candidates Line Up Endorsements” Miami Herald, August 24, 2000
  25. ^ New York Daily News Archived 2009-11-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  26. ^ "Interview with Al Williamson," The Jack Kirby Collector #15 (April 1997), p. 16. Reprinted in The Collected Jack Kirby Collector Volume Three (TwoMorrows Publishing, 1999), p. 142. ISBN 978-1-893905-02-3
  27. ^ "Astronaut Bio: George D. Zamka (03/2013)". Jsc.nasa.gov. 
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