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List of Mexican Americans

Mexican Americans are Hispanic and Latino Americans who claim "Mexican" as their ethnic ancestry. The list includes, besides Mexican immigrants having American citizenship and their descendants, resident Mexicans who lived in the Mexican Southwest of the current U.S. when this territory was incorporated into the U.S. in 1848 and thereby became U.S. citizens.

This is a list of 'notable Mexican Americans', including original immigrants and settlers of South from United States who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

This list is ordered by surname within section.

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

Sports

American football

Tony Romo
Mark Sanchez
Two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Jim Plunkett

Baseball

Nomar Garciaparra
Evan Longoria
Hall of Fame Legend Ted Williams
Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez

Basketball

Boxing

Oscar De La Hoya
Mia St John
Jesse James Leija

Football (soccer)

Carlos Bocanegra
Stephanie Cox U.S. Woman's National Team

Golfing

Ice hockey

Martial arts

Tito Ortiz
Cain Velasquez

Wrestling

Other sports

Pancho Gonzales in Australia (1954)
Tony Alva
U.S. water polo Olympian Brenda Villa (second from left)

Arts and entertainment

Actors and media personalities

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Mario Lopez
Salma Hayek
Sara Paxton

Directors and filmmakers

Robert Rodriguez

Models

Musicians and music groups

Camila Cabello
Cecy B
Cassie
Selena Gomez
Demi Lovato
Linda Ronstadt
Lead singer Zack De La Rocha of Rage Against the Machine
Carlos Santana
Julieta Venegas
Dave Navarro

Authors and poets

Visual arts

Kat Von D

Journalists

Political figures

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez
Romualdo Pacheco Governor of California
Octaviano Larrazolo, First Latino U.S. Senator
Bill Richardson
Ken Salazar
Romana Acosta Bañuelos

Military figures

General Richard E. Cavazos
Guy Gabaldon
Army Major General Alfred Valenzuela
World War II Medal of Honor recipient Marcario Garcia

Scholars and educators

Lauro Cavazos

Science and technology

Ellen Ochoa
Jose Hernandez

Civil rights leaders and community activists

Religious figures

Businesspeople and entrepreneurs

LA Angels owner Arte Moreno on the right
Hector Barreto

Historical figures

See also

References

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