7. Wentworth Miller
Who can forget the guy that made Prison Break a mega-hit. This might come as a shock (I can’t be the only one who thought he was all white), but Miller actually has a black father and a white mother.
To be precise, his father’s side has African American, Jewish, English, Cherokee, German and Jamaican origins, while his mother’s side has Lebanese, French, Dutch, Russian and Syrian origins.
8. Rashida Jones
Jones is best known for her role on “Parks and Recreation”. What you might not know is that her parents are white actress Peggy Lipton and music mogul Quincy Jones.
9. Adriana Lima
The gorgeous Brazilian model has roots that expand far beyond black. Her roots cover everything from African to Native American, Swiss and Japanese.
The Guns N’ Roses guitarist, real name Saul Hudson, is the child of an African-American mother and a British father.
11. Troian Bellisario
The Pretty Little Liars star is the daughter of African American TV producer and actress, Deborah Pratt.
12. Mariah Carey
The award-winning singer is the child of an Irish mother and an African American father. Oh, and she has a little Venezuelan in her, too.
13. Nicole Richie
Yes, she looks nothing at all like Lionel Richie. But her biological father, Peter Michael Escovedo, is actually Afro-Mexican, and her ancestry is Creole and Spanish.
14. Jennifer Beals
If you’ve seen Flashdance, you definitely know Jennifer Beals. If so, it might be interesting to know that her father is African American and her mother is Irish.
15. Maya Rudolph
Maya has brought us a lot of laughter from her endless character imitations on Saturday Night Live. Her mother was the acclaimed black soul singer Minnie Riperton, while her father was Richard Rudolph, a Jeish composer.