The Dominican Republic is home to many famous people who have made a name for themselves in a variety of fields. Here are just a few of the most famous Dominicans:
* Dominican baseball player Vladimir Guerrero was a nine-time MLB All-Star and won the American League MVP award in 2004.
* Singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra is one of the most popular Latin musicians in the world, with multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards to his name.
* Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic and became one of the most celebrated designers in the world, dressing everyone from first ladies to Hollywood celebrities.
* Poet and novelist Julia Alvarez is one of the most important contemporary writers in the Dominican Republic. Her work often deals with the experience of Dominicans living in the United States.
* Actress Zoe Saldana is best known for her roles in the “Star Trek” and “Avatar” movies. She was born in New Jersey to Dominican parents.