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18 CELEBS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ARE BLACK



You'll be amazed to see a few names on the list.

#18 Wentworth Miller

#18 Wentworth Miller

He played a role of a black man in "The Human Stain" and was misunderstood to be white while in reality, his father is black while his mum is white.

#17 Meghan Markle

#17 Meghan Markle

She is often mistaken to be white while it is not the case. She was born to the African American mother while her father is Dutch and Irish.

#16 Rashida Jones

#16 Rashida Jones

Daughter of a very famous music mogul Quincy Jones, Rashida's mom is Peggy Lipton. Little do people know that she is black

#15 Melissa Gorga

#15 Melissa Gorga

Though she has a hard time accepting it, certain photos of her prove otherwise.

#14 Maya Rudolph

#14 Maya Rudolph

She is the daughter of Minnie Riperton and songwriter Richard Rudolph, her mother is black while her father is Jewish.

#13 Cash Warren

#13 Cash Warren

This star is often considered Caucasian and Latino but he is black. His father is the famous actor in Hill Street Blues Michael Warren which makes Cash half black.

#12 Jennifer Beals

#12 Jennifer Beals

Having an Irish mother and African-American fathers makes Beals black.

#11 Troian Pratt-Bellisario

#11  Troian Pratt-Bellisario

Bellisario is the daughter of Deborah Pratt who is an award-winning actress, producer, and novelist. She happens to be African-American which makes Troain half black.

#10 Soledad O’Brien

#10 Soledad O’Brien

She is said to have black ancestry due to having an Australian father and Cuban mother.

#9 Carol Channing

#9 Carol Channing

She shocked her fans by revealing in her biography that she, in fact, was half black as her father was a biracial black man.

#8 Dawyne “The Rock” Johnson

#8 Dawyne “The Rock” Johnson

Most people are often confused about his ethnicity. Dwayne's mother is actually Samoan and his father is an African Canadian.

#7 Pete Wentz

#7 Pete Wentz

No one has been able to make out that this guy has a mixed race. It was after the band that he was playing in got disbanded, revealed that his mother’s side of the family originates from Jamaica.

#6 Mariah Carey

#6 Mariah Carey

She has been quite vocal her mixed ethnicity but not many people know about her father being an African Venezuelan.

#5 Jessica Szohr

#5 Jessica Szohr

Not many people know that the actress’s father is African-American while her mother is a Hungarian.

#4 Derek Jeter

#4 Derek Jeter

A professional baseball player, Jeter has also been quite vocal about his ethnicity. His father is an African American and the ancestors being African American Minister in Alabama proves that Jeter is 60% European and 40% African.

#3 Nicole Richie

#3 Nicole Richie

She was adopted when she was a barely 2 years old and her biological parents have a Spanish and Creole background. However, her adoptive parents were African American.

#2 Vin Diesel

#2 Vin Diesel

Vin’s stepfather is African American and his mother is white. Though he has never made his real father’s identity public, he accepts that his father might be African American.

#1 Zayn Malik

#1 Zayn Malik

The star’s parents are of English and Pakistani descent. While mother, Tricia Brannan Malik is English and partly Irish, his father is a British Pakistani.



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