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Famous Afro-Latinos On What Their Identity Means To Them

"You're not one or the other. You're both. And you should be proud to be both."

Bruno Mars — singer, half-Puerto Rican

Gina Torres — actress, Cuban-American

Dascha Polanco — actress, Dominican

Judy Reyes — actress, Dominican-American

Gina Rodriguez — actress, Puerto Rican

Tatyana Ali — actress, half-Panamanian

Lauren Vélez — actress, Puerto Rican

Sabi — singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, half-Salvadoran

Laz Alonso — actor, Cuban-American

Soledad O'Brien — journalist, half-Cuban

Christina Milian — actress/singer, Cuban-American

Selenis Leyva — actress, Cuban-born American

La La Vazquez — actress, Puerto Rican

Carmelo Anthony — basketball player, half-Puerto Rican

Junot Díaz — writer, Dominican