SAY WHAT? Stars You Probably Didn’t Know Were Black was originally published on blackamericaweb.com
1. Jennifer Beals
The ‘Flashdance’ actress’ father is black and mother is Irish.
2. Colin Kapernick
Although he was adopted into an all white family, Colin’s biological parents are black.
3. Mariah Carey
In the event that her diva antics make you forget, Mariah Carey’s father is black and her mother is white.
4. Kris Humphries
Kris Humphries, yes Kim Kardashian’s ex, is half black and half Caucasian.
5. Derek Jeter
The legendary baseball player is mixed with African American and Irish.
6. Adriana Lima
The Victoria’s Secret supermodel is mixed with African, West Indian and Portuguese.
7. Jordin Sparks
Jordin is half black and half Caucasian.
8. Rosario Dawson
The actress’ mother is Afro-Cuban.
9. Wentworth Miller
Wentworth was born in England to a black father and a white mother.
10. Maya Rudolph
The ‘SNL’ actress is the daughter of soul singer Minnie Ripperton.
Rock legend Slash is half black, thanks to his mom and European.
12. Pete Wentz
The lead singer of rock band ‘Fall Out Boy’ is half black. His grandfather is Jamaican and father is African American.
13. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne is part black and part Samoan.
14. Soledad O’Brien
Soledad’s mother is Afro-Cuban and her dad is Australian.
15. Vin Diesel
While he doesn’t identify himself as black, he has been known to say he’s “a person of color”. Vin has never met his biological father but his step father is black.
16. Rashida Jones
Rashida is the daughter of media mogul Quincy Jones.