Celebrities You Might Not Realize Are Black


Did you have a clue these celebs are African American?

It’s nearly impossible to determine someone’s race by just looking at them.  We think these celebrities prove that point.

The following celebrities prove that being racially ambiguous can be a big plus in Hollywood.

Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock is one hunky combination! The wrestler and actor is half black and half Samoan. And all sexy!

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Mariah Carey has a mixed-raced background. Her mother is Irish, and her father is Cuban and African-American.  Carey’s paternal grandfather was Venezuelan.

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Cash Warren, who many of us know as Mr. Jessica Alba, is half African American. In fact, his father is Michael Warren of “Hill Street Blues”.

Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren pics

“Gossip Girl” star Jessica Szohr is an exotic beauty, who is a mix of black, white, and Hungarian.

Actress Jessica Szohr pics

Jennifer Beals, who we all remember from the movie “Flashdance”, was born to an Irish mother and an African American father.

Jennifer Beals pics

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz does have pretty brown eyes and curly hair, which apparently comes from his Jamaican woman. His maternal grandfather and grandmother are black. Wentz’s grandfather was a cousin to General Colin Powell and the US Ambassador to Sierra Leone. Pete’s father was English and German.

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Actress Troian Bellisario, star of ABC’s “Pretty Little Liars”, is a beautiful mix of ethnicities.  Both of her parents are television producers. Her mother, Deborah Pratt, is black and her father is Serbian and Italian.

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“Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller is a handsome mix, with a black father and white mother.

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Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, whose birth name is Saul Hudson, was born in 1965 to a British father and an African-American mother. Slash’s mother was a costume designer. Maybe that’s where he got his fashionable flair!

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Rashida Jones, best known for her role on the sitcom “Parks and Recreation”, is the daughter of legendary African-American music producer Quincy Jones and the white actress Peggy Lipton.

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Stunning supermodel Adriana Lima sums up her heritage by calling herself “Afro-Brazilian”.  She hails from Brazil and is a mixture of Japanese, Swiss, African, and Native American.

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Maya Rudolph showed on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” that she can play characters of all different races. Maya’s mother, Minnie Riperton, is a black soul singer. Her father, Richard Rudolph, was a Jewish composer.

Maya Rudolph photos


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