Hollywood Politicians: Jimmy Smits

If we had our way, Jimmy Smits would actually run for president, in real life. Political aspirations aside, Smits fully embodied his role as Congressman Matt Santos from Texas who went on to hold the office of the President on The West Wing. Santos's character was actually based on current U.S. President Barack Obama, which is why the story line felt so real. We're still waiting for you to run, Jimmy!

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.