Stars You Didn’t Know Were LATINO
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The Jersey Shore star, who was adopted by an Italian American family as a baby, was actually born in Santiago, Chile.
The last name of singer Lionel Richie‘s adoptive daughter is actually Escovedo. She is the biological daughter of musician Peter Michael Escovedo, who’s of Mexican descent and who’s also the brother of famous drummer/percussionist Sheila E.
Jo Raquel Tejada is her real name. Her father, Armando Tejada Uquizo, was from Bolivia and migrated to the U.S. at age 17.
Charlie Sheen‘s real name is Carlos Estévez and, like his father, Martin Sheen (whose real name is Ramón Antonio Estévez) changed his name to help his acting career. Martin’s father hailed from Galicia, Spain.
Bizarre and impossible as it may seem, C.K. —who is of Jewish Hungarian descent— lived in Mexico City as a kid; his father is Mexican; Spanish is his first language and he still has a Mexican passport.