Celebrities You Never Knew Were Black

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.

Mariah Carey

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

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.

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.

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.

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.