15 Celebrities Most People Don’t Know Are Part Black

Race politics can be complicated and bi-racial stars often find themselves on one side of the Hollywood divide. Unsurprisingly, for the stars in this list that side tends to be the white one, with most people not even realizing these actors, actresses, and public personas are in fact mixed race.

15. Wentworth Miller

The “Prison Break” star has a black father and a white mother, and ironically got his start as an actor in the movie “The Human Stain,” where he played a black man passing for white. But since then, he’s played characters that the audience assumes are white.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

14. Meghan Markle

“Suits” actress Meghan Markle has an African-American mother and a white father.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

13. Rashida Jones

Take a poll and most “Parks and Recreation” fans won’t know that Rashida Jones is the daughter of music mogul Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

12. Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph has played a host of racially ambiguous characters. But she’s actually Minnie Ripperton’s daughter with music composer Richard Rudolph.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

11. Cash Warren

Producer Cash Warren is most famous for being Jessica Alba’s husband. They don’t look like an interracial couple at first glance. But Cash Warren is actually the son of Hill Street Blues actor Michael Warren.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

10. Jennifer Beals

The “Flashdance” star has been acting for decades. But even after her role in “Devil in a Blue Dress,” many of her fans don’t know she’s biracial.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

9. Troian Bellisario

Troian Bellisario plays a WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) on “Pretty Little Liars,” but her mother is actually African-American actress and TV producer Deborah Pratt.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

8. Soledad O’Brien

It wasn’t until news correspondent Soledad O’Brien appeared on CNN’s “Black in America” that the world realized that she was black. Her father is Afro-Cuban and her mother is Australian.

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15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

7. Carol Channing

The famous Broadway performer started her career in the 40s and 50s as a white actress. She didn’t reveal to the world that her father was black until 2002, when she was around 80 years old.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

6. Michael Fosberg

Action movie actor Michael Fosberg didn’t know that he was passing when he played white characters. He was 32 and well into his career before his mother revealed to him that the man he knew as his father wasn’t and that his real dad was a black man.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

5. Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel says that he identifies as a “person of color,” but most people don’t know that his mother is white and his father is black.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

4. Darnell Martin

When Darnell Martin produced “I Like It Like That” in 1994, she was the first black woman to write and direct a film for a major Hollywood studio. Only very few people know that Darnell’s father was black so the milestone wasn’t properly celebrated.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

3. Gabrielle Reece

The volleyball star’s father is Trinidadian. He was killed in a plane crash when Gabrielle was just five years old.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

2. Daniel Sunjata

The “Rescue Me” star is often typcast as a Lation actor, but he’s actually half black and half white.

15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Part Black

1. Dwayne Johnson

Most people are aware that Dwayne is “ambiguously ethnic”. But not everyone knows that he’s actually half black and half Samoan.

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