The 7 Best On-Screen Latino Families

Latinos know the power of familia. Our families may be kooky and loud, wild and argumentative, silly and uninhibted. But they're also loving and wise, intelligent and brave, and unfailingly loving.

We love these seven families, because they look and act a lot like ours. Check out our favorite on-screen Latino familias

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1. "Modern Family"

Sofia Vergara's kooky character Gloria Pritchett made so much more sense when her sister (Stephanie Beatriz) and mother (the late Elizabeth Peña) were introduced to Modern Family. This dramatic familia could only be completed by the level-headed baby of the clan: little Rico Rodriguez


2. "Wizards of Waverly Place"

The Wizards of Waverly Place family had a unique problem: only one of the three children would permanently inherit the family's magical genes. Despite their constant feuding, siblings Selena GomezJake T. Austin and David Henrie really, truly loved (and liked!) each other. But, the family wouldn't have been complete without their doting Latina mami Maria Canals-Barrera and dad David DeLuise. 


3. "The George Lopez Show"

The George Lopez Show boasted an all-star Latino cast that acted in the same way as our hilarious Latino families. George Lopez and Constance Marie were at the head of this kooky family, which included their son, played by Luis Armand Garcia, their daughter, played by Masiela Lusha, the abuela, played by Belita Moreno, and the kooky, "adopted tio", played by Valente Rodriguez


4. "Jane The Virgin"

Gina Rodriguez's incredible, kind, and strong character Jane Villanueva from Jane The Virgin would have been completely different without the support of her amazing mother, Xiomara, played by Andrea Navedo, and her grandmother, Alba, played Ivonne Coll. She doesn't meet her father, Jamie Camil's Rogelio, until later in life — but he definitely inspires her to follow her dreams, too! 


5. "Cristela"

Cristela Hernandez, played by Cristela Alonzo, would only be half as sassy and sarcastic without her sister, played by Maria Canals Barrera, her cuñado, played by Carlos Ponce, and pessimistic mama, played by Terri Hoyos. 


6. "Ugly Betty"

Ugly Betty's Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) had everything she needed with her loving-but-kooky family, comprised of father Ignacio (Tony Plana), sister Hilda (Ana Ortiz) and nephew Justin (Mark Indelicato).


7. "The Brothers Garcia"

The Brothers Garcia was one of the first forays into Latino-centric content. The show followed a threesome of brothers, played by Alvin Alvarez, Jeffrey Licon and Bobby Gonzalez, and their sister, played by Vaneza Leza Pitynski, on their adventures through childhood. This series proved that no bond is stronger than the bond between siblings.