The Most Famous

ACTORS from Colombia

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This page contains a list of the greatest Colombian Actors. The pantheon dataset contains 13,578 Actors, 22 of which were born in Colombia. This makes Colombia the birth place of the 34th most number of Actors behind Taiwan, and Israel.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Colombian Actors of all time. This list of famous Colombian Actors is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Colombian Actors.

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1. Sofía Vergara (b. 1972)

With an HPI of 60.58, Sofía Vergara is the most famous Colombian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 69 different languages on wikipedia.

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (Spanish: [soˈfi.a βeɾˈɣaɾa]; born July 10, 1972) is a Colombian and American actress and television personality. She is known for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the ABC sitcom Modern Family (2009–2020) and drug lord Griselda Blanco in the miniseries Griselda (2024). For the former, she was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards. The role established her as one of the highest-paid actresses in America. Vergara rose to prominence while co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univision in the late 1990s. Her first notable acting job in English was in the film Chasing Papi (2003). She subsequently appeared in Four Brothers (2005) and Tyler Perry's comedies Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009), receiving an ALMA Award nomination for the latter. She also acted in New Year's Eve (2011), The Three Stooges (2012), Machete Kills (2013), Fading Gigolo (2013), Chef (2014), and Hot Pursuit (2015). Vergara has also had voice-over roles in the animated films Happy Feet Two (2011), Escape from Planet Earth (2013), and The Emoji Movie (2017). Since 2020, Vergara has been a judge on the television talent show America's Got Talent. She is also known as a businesswoman, and brand ambassador. She designs her own fashion line for Kmart and signed with both Pepsi and CoverGirl in 2011. Vergara launched her first fragrance "Sofia by Sofia Vergara" in 2014 and has since released four more fragrances. She is one of the few Latinas in ad campaigns in the United States.

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2. John Leguizamo (b. 1964)

With an HPI of 58.35, John Leguizamo is the 2nd most famous Colombian Actor.  His biography has been translated into 67 different languages.

John Alberto Leguizamo Peláez (, LEG-wih-ZAH-moh; Colombian Spanish: [leɣiˈsamo]; born July 22, 196013:00) is an American actor, comedian, and film producer. He has appeared in over 100 films, produced over 20 films and documentaries, made over 30 television appearances, and has produced various television projects. He has also written and performed for the Broadway stage receiving four Tony Award nominations for Freak in 1998, Sexaholix in 2002, and Latin History for Morons in 2018. He received a Special Tony Award in 2018. Leguizamo began his career as a stand-up comedian in New York City. After several years of doing supporting roles in film and television, he rose to fame with major roles in the fantasy adventure Super Mario Bros. portraying Luigi and the crime drama Carlito's Way portraying Benny Blanco (both 1993), followed by a role as drag queen Chi-Chi Rodriguez in the road comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), for which he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination. Other films Leguizamo has since appeared in include Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Pest (1997), Summer of Sam (1999), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Empire (2002), Love in the Time of Cholera (2007), Righteous Kill (2008), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), The Counselor (2013), John Wick (2014), John Wick 2 (2017), and The Menu (2022). As a voice actor, he narrated the sitcom The Brothers García (2000–2004) and played Sid the Sloth in the Ice Age franchise and Bruno Madrigal in Encanto (2021). Leguizamo is also known for his television roles including Freak (1998) for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. He received further Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the Paramount miniseries Waco (2018) and the Netflix limited series When They See Us (2019). He has also appeared on ER, The Kill Point, Bloodline, and The Mandalorian. In 2023, he hosted the MSNBC series Leguizamo Does America.

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3. Angie Cepeda (b. 1974)

With an HPI of 43.98, Angie Cepeda is the 3rd most famous Colombian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Angélica María Cepeda Jiménez (born 2 August 1974), professionally known as Angie Cepeda, is a Colombian actress. She is best known for her roles in the telenovela Pobre Diabla and the films Captain Pantoja and the Special Services and Love in the Time of Cholera. She is the younger sister of actress Lorna Cepeda.

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4. Manolo Cardona (b. 1977)

With an HPI of 42.62, Manolo Cardona is the 4th most famous Colombian Actor.  His biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Manuel "Manolo" Julián Cardona Molano (born April 25, 1977) is a Colombian actor.

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5. Catherine Siachoque (b. 1972)

With an HPI of 41.76, Catherine Siachoque is the 5th most famous Colombian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 23 different languages.

María Alexandra Catherine Siachoque Gaete (born 21 January 1972) is a Colombian actress best known for her (mostly villainess) roles in numerous telenovelas.

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6. Juan Pablo Raba (b. 1977)

With an HPI of 41.72, Juan Pablo Raba is the 6th most famous Colombian Actor.  His biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Juan Pablo Raba Vidal (born 14 January 1977) is a Colombian film, TV and telenovela actor, best known internationally for his role as Gustavo Gaviria in the 2015 Netflix series Narcos.

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7. Natasha Klauss (b. 1975)

With an HPI of 41.12, Natasha Klauss is the 7th most famous Colombian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Natasha Alexandra Rastapkavičius Arrondo (Russian: Наташа Александра Растапкавичюс Аррондо; born 25 June 1975), professionally known as Natasha Klauss, is a Colombian actress and businesswoman of Uruguayan and Lithuanian descent, best known for her roles in Telemundo telenovelas La Venganza, Pasión de Gavilanes, El Zorro, la espada y la rosa and La Tormenta.

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8. Ana María Orozco (b. 1973)

With an HPI of 40.86, Ana María Orozco is the 8th most famous Colombian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Ana María Orozco Aristizábal (born July 4, 1973) is a Colombian actress who is notable for her portrayal as Betty in the telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea. In 2001, Orozco won the award for International Female Personality of the Year (Figura internacional femenina del año) at the New York Latin ACE Awards and, in 2002, she won the award for Actress of the Year (Actriz del año) at the INTE Awards for her performance in the telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea (1999).

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9. Lupe Fuentes (b. 1987)

With an HPI of 40.58, Lupe Fuentes is the 9th most famous Colombian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 28 different languages.

Lupe Fuentes, also known as Little Lupe, is a Colombian house music producer, DJ, and former pornographic actress.

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10. Paola Rey (b. 1979)

With an HPI of 39.71, Paola Rey is the 10th most famous Colombian Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 23 different languages.

Paola Andrea Rey Arciniegas (born December 19, 1979, in San Gil, Santander, Colombia) is a Colombian actress and model.


Pantheon has 21 people classified as Colombian actors born between 1964 and 1990. Of these 21, 21 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living Colombian actors include Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Angie Cepeda. As of April 2024, 1 new Colombian actors have been added to Pantheon including Carolina Gaitán.

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Newly Added Colombian Actors (2024)

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