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Here Are Some Celebrities You Probably Didn't Know Were Latinx

I was today-years-old when I learned Kid Cudi was Afro-Latino.

Here are some known (and unknown) Latinx celebrities:

1. Tessa Thompson

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Background: Afro-Panamanian, Mexican, and African American

Where we know her from: Multiple box-office hits such as Creed, Thor: Ragnarok, and Selma.

2. Sarunas J. Jackson

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Background: Afro-Panamanian and African American

Where we know him from: Insecure

3. Trina

4. Jim Jones

5. Bruno Mars

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Background: Puerto Rican and Filipino

Where we know him from: Who doesn't know who Bruno Mars is?

6. Yaya DaCosta

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Background: Afro-Brazilian and African American

Where we know her from: America's Next Top Model and The Butler.

7. Juelz Santana

8. Maxwell

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Background: Puerto Rican and Haitian

Where we know him from: Best known for his melodic vocals, Maxwell is a Grammy Award-winning R&B artist and has been in the game for more than 20 years.

9. Fabolous

10. Carmelo Anthony

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Background: Puerto Rican and African American

Where we know him from: Carmelo is a famous point guard in the NBA.

11. La La Anthony

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Background: Afro-Puerto Rican

Where we know her from: Television personality.

12. Swizz Beatz

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Background: Puerto Rican and African American

Where we know him from: All of his award-winning producing, especially for artists in hip-hop such as Jay-Z and others.

13. Nicole Richie

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Background: Mexican

Where we know her from: While she's best known for her iconic time on The Simple Life, she's also Lionel Richie's adopted daughter.

14. Kid Cudi

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Background: Mexican and African American

Where we know him from: Kid Cudi is a famous rapper.

15. Alfred Enoch

16. Tatyana Ali

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Background: Afro-Panamanian and Trinidadian

Where we know her from: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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