La Isla Bonita: Stars With Cuban Roots

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  • Pedro Zamora
  • Faizon Love
  • Christina Milian
  • Gina Torres
  • Rita Marley
  • Andy Garcia
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Celia Cruz
  • Pitbull
  • Laz Alonso

Christina Milian

This singer and actress was born to Afro-Cuban parents in New Jersey. She moved with her mother and two sisters to Los Angeles as a teenager to realize her dream of becoming an actress. Milian has often spoken of the discrimination she faced in Hollywood by casting agents who believed her to be too light-skinned to be considered Black, and too dark for a Latina.   (Photo: Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images)

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