List of Famous people born in Uruguay

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Luis Suárez

Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz
First Name Luis
Last Name Suárez
Born on January 24, 1987 (age 36)
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Uruguay national team. Widely regarded as one of the best players of his generation, as well as one of the greatest strikers of all time, Suárez has won 19 trophies in his career, which include six league titles and a UEFA Champions League title at club level, and a Copa América with Uruguay. A prolific goalscorer, Suárez has won two European Golden Shoes, an Eredivisie Golden Boot, a Premier League Golden Boot, and the Pichichi Trophy. He has scored 500 career goals for club and country.

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Edinson Cavani

Edinson Roberto Cavani lucumi
First Name Edinson
Born on February 14, 1987 (age 36)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester United and the Uruguay national team.

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Óscar Tabárez

Óscar Washington Tabárez Silva, known as El Maestro, is a Uruguayan professional football manager and former player who is the head coach of the Uruguay national team.

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Natalia Oreiro

First Name Natalia
Last Name Oreiro
Born on May 19, 1977 (age 45)

Natalia Marisa Oreiro Iglesias is a Uruguayan singer, actress, and fashion designer. Oreiro began her career in telenovelas. Since 2008 she has switched to work primarily in films. Oreiro has worked on social awareness shows and events for organizations like Greenpeace and UNICEF, the latter of which designated her as ambassador for Argentina and Uruguay in September 2011. She has been included in Esquire magazine's "The Sexiest Woman Alive Atlas" list.

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Darwin Núñez

Darwin Gabriel Núñez Ribeiro
First Name Darwin
Last Name Núñez
Born on June 24, 1999 (age 23)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Darwin Gabriel Núñez Ribeiro is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Portuguese club Benfica and the Uruguay national team.

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José Mujica

José Alberto Mujica Cordano
First Name José
Last Name Mujica
Born on May 20, 1935 (age 87)

José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano is an Uruguayan farmer and retired politician who served as the 40th President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015. A former guerrilla with the Tupamaros, he was imprisoned for 12 years during the military dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s. A member of the Broad Front coalition of left-wing parties, Mujica was Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries from 2005 to 2008 and a Senator afterwards. As the candidate of the Broad Front, he won the 2009 presidential election and took office as President on 1 March 2010.

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Giorgian De Arrascaeta

First Name Giorgian
Born on June 1, 1994 (age 28)
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Giorgian Daniel de Arrascaeta Benedetti is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Flamengo and the Uruguay national team.

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Ronald Araújo

Ronald Federico Araújo da Silva
First Name Ronald
Last Name Araújo
Born on March 7, 1999 (age 24)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Ronald Federico Araújo da Silva is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team.

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Cristina Peri Rossi

First Name Cristina
Last Name Rossi
Born on November 12, 1941 (age 81)

Cristina Peri Rossi is a Uruguayan novelist, poet, translator, and author of short stories.

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Lucas Hernández Perdomo

First Name Lucas
Last Name Perdomo
Born on August 5, 1992 (age 30)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Lucas Camilo Hernández Perdomo is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a left-back for Sport Recife, on loan from Atlético Mineiro.

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Bárbara Mori

Bárbara Mori Ochoa
First Name Bárbara
Last Name Mori
Born on February 2, 1978 (age 45)

Bárbara Mori Ochoa is an Uruguayan-born Mexican actress, model, producer and writer. She is known for playing the main character in the 2004 telenovela Rubí, one of the most successful telenovelas of all time. Since 2005 she has appeared as the lead character in several Hollywood and Bollywood films such as My Brother's Wife (2005), Violanchelo (2008), Insignificant Things (2008) produced by Guillermo del Toro, Kites (2010), Cantinflas (2014) and Treintona, soltera y fantástica (2016).

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Lucas Torreira

Lucas Sebastián Torreira Di Pascua
First Name Lucas
Last Name Torreira
Born on February 11, 1996 (age 27)
Height 166 cm | 5'5

Lucas Sebastián Torreira Di Pascua is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Atlético Madrid, on loan from Arsenal, and the Uruguay national team.

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Diego Godín

Diego Roberto Godín Leal
First Name Diego
Last Name Godín
Born on February 16, 1986 (age 37)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Diego Roberto Godín Leal is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Italian club Cagliari and the Uruguay national team.

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Diego Forlán

Diego Forlán Corazo
First Name Diego
Last Name Forlán
Born on May 19, 1979 (age 43)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Diego Forlán Corazzo is a Uruguayan professional football manager and former player who played as a forward. At club level, Forlán is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe. With the Uruguay national team, he had huge individual success at the 2010 World Cup, finishing as joint top scorer with five goals, including the goal of the tournament, and winning the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player.

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Diego Aguirre

Diego Vicente Aguirre Camblor is a Uruguayan former footballer who played as a forward, and the current manager.

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Miguel Almirón

Miguel Ángel Almirón Rejala
First Name Miguel
Last Name Almirón
Born on February 10, 1994 (age 29)
Born in Uruguay
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Miguel Ángel Almirón Rejala is a Paraguayan professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Newcastle United and the Paraguay national team.

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Federico Valverde

Federico Santiago Valverde Dipetta
First Name Federico
Last Name Valverde
Born on July 22, 1998 (age 24)
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Federico Santiago Valverde Dipetta is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Uruguay national team.

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Martín Lasarte

Martín Bernardo Lasarte Arróspide is a Uruguayan former footballer who played as a defender, currently the manager of the Chile national team.

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Martín Cáceres

First Name Martín
Last Name Cáceres
Born on April 7, 1987 (age 35)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

José Martín Cáceres Silva is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Italian club Fiorentina and the Uruguay national team. Mainly a central defender, he can also play on either flank, mostly as a right-back.

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Nicolás Furtado

First Name Nicolás
Last Name Furtado
Born on February 6, 1988 (age 35)

Nicolás Furtado is a Uruguayan actor, active in Argentina.

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