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10 Latine Musicians Who You Might Not Know Are Also Actors

From the stage to the big screen, these celebrities are unstoppable.

For a long time, famous musicians have dabbled in the world of acting. So, it's no surprise to see Latine artists doing the same. Some have gotten way more roles than others, but all have made the leap and have done pretty damn well.

You're might familiar with these artists and their roles on TV or in film, but there may be a few that surprise you. Here are ten Latine artists who have done their fair share of acting, too:

1. Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny attends the Gekko Miami restaurant grand opening celebration

Bad Bunny, or Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, has been showing off his stunt choreography skills these last two years. Not only has he made his way into the WWE, wrestling at Monday Night RAW and Royal Rumble, but he also made his action movie debut in Bullet Train. After great performances in both wrestling and film, it won't come as a shock that he'll have more acting projects in his future.

Here's Bad Bunny taking part of Wrestlemania:

Bad Bunny in the wrestling ring

And also trying to kill Brad Pitt's Lady Bug in Bullet Train:

2. Becky G

BeckyG performs on stage during the Uforia Latino Mix Liv

After a couple of acting gigs early in her career, Becky G made it a point to start focusing on her music, and in doing so, became a Latine pop star. On her rise, she got to take part in the Power Rangers reboot, star in the animated film, Gnome Alone, and do a couple of episodes of Empire.

Becky G nailed her bad girl persona in Power Rangers.

Becky G as Trini Kwan sitting down at a dinner table

And as Valentina Galindo in Empire.

Becky G as Valentina Galindo about to audition

3. Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias performing on stage

Enrique, like many on this list, has not only lit up the stage but showed off his acting, especially in comedies, as he made appearances in both Two and a Half Men, and How I Met Your Mother. His first big acting role was playing Lorenzo in Once Upon a Time in Mexico alongside Antonio Banderas.

Here's the heartthrob as Gael in How I Met Your Mother:

Enrique Iglesias as Gael alongside Colbie Smulders as Robin speaking to friends

And the guitar-playing assassin, Lorenzo, in Once Upon a Time in Mexico:

Enrique Iglesias as Lorenzo shooting a flamethrower from his guitar case

4. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez performs on stage during the LuisaViaRoma for Unicef event

Jennifer Lopez rose to stardom after playing the late singer Selena Quintanilla Perez in the film Selena. Shortly after this, with the rise of her film career, she debuted her first album in 1999, On the 6, which made her an even bigger household name. Soon, she was starring in films and doing world tours. She has most recently starred in the romantic comedy, Marry Me!, with Owen Wilson and Maluma. Her balance as an actress and singer has been a sight to behold and shows just why she's become such an icon for the Latine community.

Here's Jenny from the block in Maid in Manhattan:

And with Owen Wilson for her latest film Marry Me!:

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez as Charlie and Kat embracing each other

5. Don Omar

Don Omar performing for Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve

Don Omar took the reggaeton world by storm and is one of the OG's of the music game coming out of Puerto Rico. It was a welcome surprise to see him on the big screen with fellow rapper, Tego Calderón, for Fast & Furious in 2009, and he's made several appearances in the franchise since then.

As a Puerto Rican, seeing these two on screen together was huge. I'm glad that Fast Five showed just how talented Don Omar and Tego really are.

Don Omar and Tego Calderon as Rico and Leo disguised as custodians

6. Maluma

Maluma performs on stage at Wizink Center

The Colombian singer has already made waves touring the globe, and most recently, he has shown his ability to step out of the norm and do some acting. Although he only had a small part in Encanto, he followed it up with Marry Me!, where he got to act alongside fellow Latine artist, J.Lo. Not too bad for a guy just getting his start in Hollywood.

Did you catch that Mariano in Encanto was played by Maluma?

Mariano with a bandage over his nose speaking to Mirabel

Luckily, he didn't have to do too much homework to play Bastian for Marry Me! as the character is a Latine pop star also.

Maluma as Bastian talking to Owen Wilsons Charlie

7. Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony performs in a concert at IFEMA MADRID LIVE

This legendary salsa singer has seen his fair share of acting roles; he starred in El Cantante, a biopic of one of salsa's biggest singers, Hector Lavoe, and made his way into films like Man on Fire and In the Heights. For me, I will always remember him as Juan Lacas in the most ridiculous action thriller, The Substitute.

Marc Anthony as the high school gangster Juan Lacas in The Substitute:

Marc Anthony as gangster Juan Lacas in The Substitute

And as Hector Lavoe in El Cantante:

Marc Anthony as Hector Lavoe talking to someone

8. Rubén Blades

Ruben Blades performs live on stage

If you're a Fear The Walking Dead fan, you're familiar with Rubén Blades' acting. But, you might not know that he is a phenomenal salsa singer and songwriter also. He, too, has had a fantastic career in film, but even more so in music, as he has written multiple salsa hits, most famously, "El Cantante," which was salsa icon Hector Lavoe's signature song. He got his first acting gig in 1982 and went on to do countless projects like Predator 2, Mo' Better Blues, X-Files, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and others to show that his talents were more than just in creating great music.

Nobody is a bigger bad ass than Daniel Salazar in Fear The Walking Dead.

Rubén has played badass characters for a long time now. Here he is as FBI agent Jorge Ramirez:

Billy Chambers and Jorge Ramirez talking

9. Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam performs during the Machaca Fest 2022

Nicky Jam, similar to Don Omar, is another long-time rapper and reggaeton artist who has been able to stretch his talents into more than just music. He has been able to be in movies such as xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Bad Boys For Life, and Tom & Jerry. Although, his most impressive acting feat would be his TV series on Netflix, Nicky Jam: El Ganador, which is a biography of his life coming up in Puerto Rico and making his rise as an artist.

His character in Bad Boys For Life had it rough, but it was good to see him in as many scenes as he was in.

Nicky Jam as  Lorenzo Zway Lo Rodríguez looking nervous about something

10. Finally, J Balvin

J Bavin performs at the 2022 Something in the Water Music Festival

J Balvin hasn't done a lot acting yet, but could be on his way to getting more acting gigs now that he's started. He has already lent his voice to Trolls 2: World Tour, and played himself on the comedic drama, Dave.

Did you know that J Balvin voiced the reggaeton troll, Tresillo?

Tresillo dancing

Who have been some of your favorite cross-over Latine artists? Did they make this list? Let us know of other artists that we should keep an eye on in the comments below.

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