Not-So-Ugly Betty: Our Beautiful Latinos and Latinas On TV

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We Latinos and Latinas are recognized in the US of A as a passionate and cultured group of people, and that is exactly how our actors and actresses are representing us in the American TV market. In the current digital world we are living today, TV is definitely not as successful as it has been in previous years, but that is not stopping Hispanics from taking over. It may be our spice, our gorgeous skin colors, or our curvaceous bodies, but there are Latino stars in all sorts of TV shows! From Naya Rivera being a sweet badass in “Glee,” or Eva Longoria playing a desperate housewife, every color of our culture is on American TV.

Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara

The hilarious Colombian actress does an excellent job as the mildly neurotic, super-sexy mom Gloria Pritchett-Delgado on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning show “Modern Family.”


Naya RiveraNaya RiveraThe gorgeous actress of Puerto Rico descent plays one of our favorite characters on the hit TV show “Glee.” Rivera plays a fierce Dominican cheerleader with a sweet center.

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Eva LongoriaEva Longoria

Everyone’s favorite hot-and-fabulous desperate housewife: Longoria plays Gabrielle Solis on the now-cancelled show “Desperate Housewives.” The show had been running since 2004 and it landed Longoria a Golden Globe nomination in 2006.


America FerreraAmerica Ferrera

The very pretty “Ugly Betty,” America Ferrera, may not be on the cancelled ABC show anymore, but her achievements as Betty Suarez will forever stay in TV’s history. She was nominated and won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards. Truly one of the most talented Latina actresses.


Benjamin BrattBenjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt, who is of Peruvian descent, can mostly be recognized from his Emmy-nominated role for the TV hit “Law & Order.” He is currently playing Dr. Jake Riley in ABC’s “Private Practice” and guest-starring from time to time in “Modern Family.”


Rico RodriguezRico Rodriguez

The funniest kid on hit show “Modern Family”! Rico Rodriguez plays Manny Delgado, Sofia Vergara’s character’s son, and he is quite the funny guy. Rico has already been part of the winning cast for the Screen Actors Guild Award.


Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino

The actor from Mexican descent is currently playing a role on the hit TV show “The Vampire Diaries” from the CW.


Kevin AlejandroKevin Alejandro

The hot Mexican-American actor has played various roles on American television, but can be mostly recognized from his role as Jesus Velasquez in HBO’s hit “True Blood.” He has participated in shows like “Weeds,” “Big Love,” “CSI: Miami,” “Southland,” “Ugly Betty” and “Charmed.”


Diego BonetaDiego Boneta

Mexican actor Diego Boneta can be recognized from his roles in “90210” as Javier Luna, and from “Pretty Little Liars” as Alex Santiago. In the Hispanic TV industry, he is famous for his role in the much-loved soap opera “Rebelde.”


Lauren VelezLauren Velez

Star in the Showtime hit TV show “Dexter,” Lauren Velez, who is of Puerto Rican descent, plays everyone’s favorite tough cop as the head of Miami’s homicide department. She has also had roles in “Ugly Betty,” and “OZ.”


Victoria JusticeVictoria Justice

Nickelodeon’s half-Puerto Rican actress has played a series of roles on the kids’ network. She is mostly recognized for her leading role as Tori Vega in “Victorious.” She has participated in “iCarly,” “Zoey 101,” and the musical “Spectacular!”


Selena GomezSelena Gomez

Justin Bieber’s girlfriend really knows how to multitask. Aside from being a singer, and movie actress, her resume includes a leading role in the Emmy Award-winning “Wizards of Waverly Place,” a recurring role in “Hannah Montana,” and a guest in “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” She has also played other roles in Disney shows.


Mario LopezMario Lopez

This child-actor-turned-TV-host has really come a long way. He is mostly famous for his role in the ’90s TV juggernaut “Saved by the Bell” as A.C Slater. He is currently a TV host for “America’s Best Dance Crew,” and the news show “Extra.”


Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez

Jenny from the block doesn’t need any introduction, does she? Until very recently, Lopez was a judge on TV’s most successful reality TV show “American Idol.”


Danny PinoDanny Pino

This actor of Cuban descent has played roles in “Cold Case” and “The Shield.”He is currently playing detective Nick Amaro in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

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