Famous Uruguayan - Uruguayan Celebrities

Squeezed between the European countries of Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay has always been deemed as an underdog by rest of the world. However, after thriving under the shadows of its two powerful neighbors, Uruguay, South America’s smallest country, has finally succeeded to find its place under the sun. Dynamic, safe, and sophisticated, Uruguay has plenty of opportunities and experiences to offer to its visitors. But that is not the sole unique selling point of Uruguay. To tell the truth, the ingenious, extraordinary men and women are the real asset of Uruguay. Diego Forlan, Carlos Gardel, Juan Carlos Onetti, Horacio Quiroga, Jose Gervasio Artigas, Barbara Mori, Cristina Perri Rosi, and Jorge Drexler are just some of the exemplary Uruguayans the world looks up to. Join us as we explore the legendary Uruguayans — the rich, the famous, and the extraordinarily talented men and women whose biographies will surely serve as an inspiration to many. All said, their timeline, trivia, and interesting facts is worth your perusal.

Find out more about the greatest Uruguayans, including Edinson Cavani, José Mujica, Tabaré Vázquez, Luis Suarez and Sofia Balbi.

The Most Famous Uruguayan

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Edinson CavaniFebruary 14, 1987UruguayanEdinson Cavani is a Uruguayan professional footballer
Sofia BalbiNovember 10, 1989UruguayanSofia Balbi is the wife of famous Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez
Eduardo GaleanoSeptember 3, 1940UruguayanEduardo Galeano was a famous Uruguayan writer, novelist and journalist
Carlos Páez VilaróNovember 1, 1923UruguayanCarlos Paez Vilaro was a multifaceted Uruguayan artist
Luis Alberto LacalleJuly 13, 1941UruguayanLuis Alberto Lacalle was the President of Uruguay from 1990 to 1995
Mama BeeOctober 2, 1979CanadianMama Bee is a well-known Canadian YouTuber, social media star & Viner
José MujicaMay 20, 1935UruguayanJose Mujica was the former President of Uruguay, who is known for implementing progressive reforms and legalizing marijuana sales in the country
Jorge DrexlerSeptember 21, 1964UruguayanJorge Drexler is a Uruguayan singer-songwriter
Ruben RadaJuly 17, 1943UruguayanRuben Rada is a famous Uruguayan composer and singer
Tabaré VázquezJanuary 17, 1940UruguayanTabaré Vázquez is a famous Uruguayan politician who has served as the 39th President of the country and has been re-appointed recently

Tabaré Vázquez

Tabaré Vázquez is a famous Uruguayan politician who has served as the 39th President of the country and has been re-appointed recently

UruguayanJanuary 17, 1940144 views

Cristina Peri Rossi

Cristina Peri Rossi is a renowned woman writer of Latin America and is known for her works such as ‘The Ship of Fools’ and ‘Abandoned museums’

UruguayanNovember 12, 1941102 views

Luis Alberto Lacalle

Luis Alberto Lacalle was the President of Uruguay from 1990 to 1995

UruguayanJuly 13, 1941208 views

José Mujica

Jose Mujica was the former President of Uruguay, who is known for implementing progressive reforms and legalizing marijuana sales in the country

UruguayanMay 20, 1935182 views

Ruben Rada

Ruben Rada is a famous Uruguayan composer and singer

UruguayanJuly 17, 1943174 views

Carlos Páez Vilaró

Carlos Paez Vilaro was a multifaceted Uruguayan artist

Joaquín Torres García

Joaquin Torres Garcia was a famous Uruguayan artist

UruguayanJuly 28, 1874119 views

Jorge Drexler

Jorge Drexler is a Uruguayan singer-songwriter

Eduardo Galeano

Eduardo Galeano was a famous Uruguayan writer, novelist and journalist

Sofia Balbi

Sofia Balbi is the wife of famous Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez

UruguayanNovember 10, 1989458 views