List of Famous people born in Havana Province, Cuba

Camila Cabello

Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao
First Name Camila
Born on March 3, 1997 (age 27)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. She rose to prominence as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, formed on The X Factor USA in 2012, signing a joint record deal with Syco Music and Epic Records. While in Fifth Harmony, Cabello began to establish herself as a solo artist with the release of the collaborations "I Know What You Did Last Summer" with Shawn Mendes, and "Bad Things" with Machine Gun Kelly, the latter reaching number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. After leaving the group in late 2016, Cabello released several other collaborations, including "Hey Ma" by Pitbull and J Balvin for The Fate of the Furious soundtrack, and her debut solo single "Crying in the Club".

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Jorge Soler

First Name Jorge
Last Name Soler
Born on February 25, 1992 (age 32)

Jorge Carlos Soler Castillo is a Cuban-born professional baseball outfielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Soler played for the Cuban national baseball team in international competition. He defected from Cuba in 2011, seeking a career in MLB. After establishing his residency in Haiti, Soler signed a nine-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. He made his MLB debut in 2014. The Cubs traded Soler to the Royals after the 2016 season.

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Carlos Acosta

First Name Carlos
Last Name Acosta
Born on June 2, 1973 (age 50)

Carlos Yunior Acosta Quesada CBE is a Cuban-British ballet director and retired dancer who is director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. He danced with many companies including the English National Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba, Houston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. He was a permanent member of The Royal Ballet from 1998 to 2015. In 2003, he was promoted to principal guest artist, a rank which reduced his commitment, enabling him to concentrate on a growing schedule of international guest appearances and tours. He celebrated his farewell after 17 years at The Royal Ballet, dancing his last performance in November 2015 in Carmen, which he both choreographed and starred in.

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Randy Arozarena

Randy Arozarena González
First Name Randy
Last Name Arozarena
Born on February 28, 1995 (age 29)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Randy Arozarena González is a Cuban professional baseball outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 2020, Arozarena set the MLB record for home runs in a single postseason with 10. Four of those came against the Houston Astros in the 2020 American League Championship Series netting him series MVP honors.

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Minnie Miñoso

Saturnino Orestes Arrieta Armas
First Name Minnie
Born on November 29, 1925
Died on March 1, 2015 (aged 89)

Orestes "Minnie" Miñoso, nicknamed "The Cuban Comet" and "Mr. White Sox", was a Cuban professional baseball player. He began his baseball career in the Negro leagues in 1946 and became an All-Star third baseman with the New York Cubans. He was signed by the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB) after the 1948 season as baseball's color line fell. Miñoso went on to become an All-Star left fielder with the Indians and Chicago White Sox. The first Black Cuban in the major leagues and the first black player in White Sox history, as a 1951 rookie he was the one of the first Latin Americans to play in an MLB All-Star Game.

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William Levy

William Gutiérrez Levy
First Name William
Last Name Levy
Born on August 29, 1980 (age 43)

William Gutiérrez-Levy, is a Cuban-American actor and former model.

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Celia Cruz

Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad de la Santísima Trinidad Cruz Alfonso
First Name Celia
Last Name Cruz
Born on October 21, 1925
Died on July 16, 2003 (aged 77)

Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso, known as Celia Cruz, was a Cuban singer and one of the most popular Latin artists of the 20th century. Cruz rose to fame in Cuba during the 1950s as a singer of guarachas, earning the nickname "La Guarachera de Cuba". In the following decades, she became known internationally as the "Queen of Salsa" or "The Queen of Latin Music" due to her contributions to Latin music in the United States.

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Andy Garcia

First Name Andy
Last Name Garcia
Born on April 12, 1956 (age 68)

Andrés Arturo García Menéndez is an American actor and director. He first rose to prominence acting in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables (1987) alongside Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Robert De Niro. He continued to act in film such as Stand and Deliver (1988), and Internal Affairs (1990). He then starred in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part III (1990) as Vincent Mancini alongside Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, and Eli Wallach. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. He continued to act in Hollywood movies such as Stephen Frears' Hero (1992), the romantic drama When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), and the action thriller Desperate Measures (1998).

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Gloria Estefan

Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García
First Name Gloria
Last Name Estefan
Born on September 1, 1957 (age 66)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Gloria Estefan is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman. A contralto, she started her career as the lead singer in the group Miami Latin Boys, which later became known as Miami Sound Machine. She experienced worldwide success with "Conga" in 1985; this became Estefan's signature song and led to the Miami Sound Machine winning the grand prix in the 15th annual Tokyo Music Festival in 1986. In the middle of 1988, she and the band got their first number-one hit with the song "Anything for You".

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Ana Maria Polo

Ana María Cristina Polo González
First Name Ana
Last Name Polo
Born on April 11, 1959 (age 65)

Ana María Polo is a Cuban-American Hispanic television arbitrator on Caso Cerrado and Ana Polo Rules

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