10 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Black

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They may not look it, but these celebrities are actually black. See the hidden diversity of Hollywood.

Rashida Jones

She’s currently on Parks and Rec, but has been on The Office and in movies like The Social Network and I Love You, Man. Her dad is music mogul Quincy Jones. Her mother is actress Peggy Lipton.

10 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Black

Mariah Carey

Mariah’s father was of African American and Venezuelan descent. Her mother is of Irish descent.

10 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Black

Maya Rudolph

You know her from Saturday Night Live and movies like Bridesmaids. Maya is the daughter of singer Minnie Riperton and music composer Richard Rudolph.

10 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Black

Wentworth Miller

Miller is probably best known for the show Prison Break. His father is African-American. His mother has Dutch, French, Swedish, Lebanese/Syrian, Austrian, and Polish ancestry.

10 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Black

Adriana Lima

You’re probably seen Adriana prancing around in her skimpies for Victoria’s Secret. She has Brazilian, African-Brazilian, Portuguese, French, and Caribbean heritage.

10 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Black

Gabrielle Reece

She was a world-class volleyball player. Now she’s a model. Her father was Trinidadian. He was killed in a plane crash when Gabrielle was five.

10 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Black

Slash

Saul Hudson, AKA Slash of Guns N Roses fame, is one of the best guitarists ever. His mother was African-American and his father is English.

10 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Black

Pete Wentz

He’s the bassist for rockers Fall Out Boy. He was born Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III and his mother is Jamaican.

10 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Black

Jennifer Beals

You want to watch Flashdance right now, don’t you? No famous parents here, but Jennifer’s father is African American and her mother was Irish.

10 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Black

Soledad O’Brien

She’s an anchor and correspondent for CNN, HBO’s Real Sports and Al Jazeera America’s America Tonight. Her mother is Cuban and her father is Australian.

10 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Black


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