12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019, 7:41 am
By:Tony Williams

Most of the following 12 celebrities look either black or white, giving us an impression that their parents are of the same race. Surprisingly, all these 12 famous people are of mixed race. Some of the black celebrities on the topic look white enough that they have been passed for white all these years! A few other stars look totally black despite having a white or Asian parent. Every human race on the planet is unique and has its positives. Mixed kids are a bit lucky that they inherit beautiful features from both the races! Now, without any further delay, check who those celebrities are!
1.Blake Griffin

Blake is an absolute star in the world of basketball. In his case his mother is a white Caucasian while his father is an African American with some Haitian thrown in for good measure.

Blake Griffin-12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races

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2.Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel needs no introduction, as millions around the world admire his daredevil and action-oriented roles in movies. Vin Diesel, born Mark Sinclair, looks white enough that many people around the world; particularly in the countries that are outside of American continent identify him as a white guy. Diesel's mother is white, and she has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. His adaptive father is an African-American. The "Furious" actor doesn't know who his biological father is. However, he thinks his dad might be a colored person. Vin Diesel identifies himself as a colored person. Did you know Vin Diesel has a twin brother?

Vin Diesel-12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races


3.Carol Channing

Carol Channing is a very famous actress who ruled the Hollywood during the Golden Age. She looks white, and well, everyone thinks she is white. Surprisingly enough, Carol Channing's parents are of different races. Her mother, Adelaide Channing, was a Caucasian. Her father was a black person (half-black to be precise). Carol Channing's paternal grandfather was a black man. It looks like the 95-year-old actress didn't inherit any black features from her dad or grandfather. Unless you are an expert at genealogical studies, you are less likely to find out Carol Channing's black ancestry!

Carol Channing-12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races




4.Halle Berry

It is pretty well known that Halle has a mixed race background. Her mother is a white Caucasian with links back to both Germany and England, while her father is an African American, but all of that does seem quite easy to spot whenever you look at her. Did you know Halle Berry has six toes?

Halle Berry-12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races


5.Mariah Carey

The multimillionaire Mariah Carey has one of the best voices ever and she too has parents of different races. Her mother is a white Caucasian while her father is part African American as well as part Venezuelan, so it is no wonder that her looks are slightly different with that mixture going on inside her. Did you know Mariah Carey had her legs insured for millions of Dollars?

Mariah Carey-12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races




6.Alicia Keys

Alicia is an amazing musician with a gorgeous voice. When it comes to her heritage you find that her mother is half Italian and English, so therefore Caucasian, while her father is an African American. Which side she gets her soulful voice from is currently up for debate. Did you know Alicia keys has a lookalike Pornstar?   

Alicia Keys-12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races


7.Rashida Jones

Her pale skin and other Caucasian features help her to pass for white effortlessly, but the "Parks and Recreation" actress, Rashida Jones, is actually a black woman! Her father, Quincy Jones, is a notable Los Angeles-based record producer. Her mother, Peggy Lipton is a white Jew (Ashkenazi Jew). Peggy was an actress and model. Apart from a notable degree of tan on her skin, Rashida Jones doesn't look like an ethnic person. She doesn't often talk about her black heritage, but she has been staunchly supporting BLM (#BlackLivesMatter) movement lately. The black community doesn't like her, anyway!   

Rashida Jones-12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races

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8.Derek Jeter

Derek is of course one of the richest and greatest baseball players ever and he also has parents of two different races. His mother is a Caucasian with links back to Ireland while his father is an African American. He clearly gets his baseball skills from his father.

Derek Jeter-12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races


9.Bob Marley

Bob is of course the greatest reggae star ever, but he was not 100% Jamaican. Instead, his mother was black while his father was Caucasian, but to Bob he was Jamaican no matter the race of his parents. Did you know Bob Marley was once shot with a bullet but still lived?

Bob Marley-12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races

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10.Tiger Woods

The multimillionaire net worth Tiger Woods does have a rather interesting mixture because while his father is black, his mother is part Thai, part Chinese, and a bit of Dutch thrown in. There is also the idea that his father has some Native American blood in there as well. Did you know Tiger Woods cheated on his wife on multiple occasions?

Tiger Woods-12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races


11.Barack Obama

Barack has a white Caucasian mother and a black father. His mother has mainly English links whereas his father was born in Kenya hence the mixture.

Barack Obama-12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races




12.Dwayne Johnson

The athlete turned actor Dwayne Johnson is a mixture of both Samoan and black descent and that does result in quite an interesting mixture. He does of course play up more to the Samoan side rather than anything else, but his parents are still classed as being of two different races.

Dwayne Johnson-12 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Of Different Races


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