People you probably Didn't Know They Were Black (African Ancestry)

This is the face of Hollywood today. The people who hate black people are hypocrytes. You hatin' yourself. We the only race that comes in many colors like a bag of skittles
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Wentworth Miller
Wentworth Miller is a compelling and critically acclaimed actor whose credits span both television and feature film. Wentworth Earl Miller III was born June 2, 1972 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, to American parents, Joy Marie (Palm), a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller II...
 
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Rebecca Hall
Actress, The Prestige
Rebecca Hall was born in London, UK, the daughter of Peter Hall, a stage director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Maria Ewing, an opera singer. Her father is English. Her mother, who is American, is of Dutch, Scottish, Sioux, and African American origin. Her parents separated when she was still young...
 
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Joey Ansah
Joey Ansah was born in 1982 in Hammersmith, London, England, 2nd in line to an older brother, Ryan, 3 years his senior. He is of mixed ethnicity, with his mother Nicola, originating from Plymouth, Devon, England and his father Kofi, originally from Ghana, west Africa. Joey grew up and spent the first 10 years of his life in Streatham...
 
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Meghan Markle
Actress, Suits
 
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Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima was born on June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. At the tender age of 13, Adriana entered the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest, where her unique beauty, derived from her Native-Brazilian, African-Brazilian, Portuguese, French, and Caribbean heritage, won her second place. Moving to New York at age 16...
 
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Troian Bellisario
Troian Bellisario, daughter of producers Donald P. Bellisario and Deborah Pratt, made her film debut at the age of 3 in Last Rites. She made several TV and movie appearances in her teens (most of the TV appearances were in shows produced by her father) before attending the University of Southern California. She rose to worldwide prominence as Spencer in the hit TV series, Pretty Little Liars.
 
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Maya Rudolph
Actress, Bridesmaids
Maya Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida, on July 27th, 1972, to Dick Rudolph, a music producer, and soul singer Minnie Riperton. Her mother was African-American and her father is Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Lithuania, Russia, Germany, and Hungary). In 1973, Maya, her parents, and her older brother...
 
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Gabrielle Reece
Gabrielle Reece was born on January 6, 1970 in La Jolla, California as Gabrielle Allyse Reece. She is an actress and producer, known for Air Bud: Spikes Back (2003), Gattaca (1997) and Riding Giants (2004). She has been married to Laird John Hamilton since November 30, 1997. They have two children.
 
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Giancarlo Esposito
Music Department, The Electric Company
Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples and an opera-singing African-American mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was six, and that's where he grew up...
 
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Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, along with his fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent. He was raised by his astrologer/psychologist mother, Delora Sherleen (Sinclair), and adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager, in an artist's housing project in New York City's Greenwich Village...
 
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Daniel Sunjata
Daniel Sunjata (born Daniel Sunjata Condon on December 30, 1971) is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as "Franco Rivera" in the FX television series, Rescue Me. Sunjata also starred as "Paul Briggs" in USA Network's series, Graceland...
 
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Carmen Ejogo
Actress, Selma
Carmen Ejogo was born in Kensington, London, England, to a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother. Ejogo grew up in London. Ejogo's television career began in the UK in the early 1990s, where she presented the children's series Saturday Disney. Subsequently, she has had an acting career in the US. She has appeared in _Metro_ with Eddie Murphy...
 
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Soledad O'Brien
Self, Soul Men
Soledad O'Brien is the anchor for CNN morning show Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien and special correspondent for CNN/U.S. Since joining the network in 2003, O'Brien has reported breaking news from around the globe and has produced award-winning, record-breaking and critically acclaimed documentaries on the most important stories facing the world today...
 
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Nicole Lyn
Nicole Lyn began cultivating a love of music, dance and storytelling from an early age. At just 8 years old, she won enrollment into Toronto's prestigious Claude Watson School for artistically gifted students and immersed herself in the performing arts. By the time she was 18, she was well known for her roles on Canadian television...
 
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Pete Wentz
Soundtrack, Big Hero 6
Pete Wentz, the bassist and primary lyricist for the Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy, was born Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III in Wilmette, Illinois. He is the son of Dale (Lewis), a high school admissions counselor, and Pete Wentz, an attorney. His grandfather, Arthur Winston Lewis, served as U.S...
 
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Slash
Self, Brüno
Saul Hudson, mainly known as Slash, was born on July 23, 1965, and was raised in Stoke-on-Trent. Both his parents worked in the entertainment business, his mother being a clothing designer (she did some of David Bowie's costumes) and his father being an art director for a record company. When Slash was 11 he moved with his mother to Los Angeles...
 
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Jessica Parker Kennedy
Actress, 50/50
Jessica Parker Kennedy is a Canadian actress of film and television. Born in Calgary, Alberta her first string of screen work began with the television film, Santa Baby, as Lucy the Elf, a role she reprises in the television film sequel, Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe. With a repertoire of television credits...
 
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Naya Rivera
Actress, Glee
 
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Actress, Concussion
Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her father, Patrick Mbatha, is a Black South African doctor, and her mother, Anne Raw, is a Caucasian English nurse. Her parents separated when she was a year old, and she was brought up by her mother in the town of Witney...
 
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Nathalie Emmanuel
Actress, Furious 7
Nathalie Emmanuel is an English actress best known for her role as Missandei on the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and Ramsey in Furious 7. In 2006, she made her television break by starring as Sasha Valentine in the soap opera Hollyoaks. In 2015 she starred in Furious 7 and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
 
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Zoe Saldana
Actress, Avatar
Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic where they would live for the next seven years...
 
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Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Actress, Underground
Jurnee Smollett-Bell was born on October 1, 1986 in New York City, New York, USA as Jurnee Diana Smollett. She is an actress, known for her role as "Jess Merriweather" on the Emmy Award-winning TV series, Friday Night Lights. She is also known for her roles in The Great Debaters, Eve's Bayou, True Blood...
 
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Jessica Lucas
Actress, Cloverfield
Jessica Lucas (born September 24, 1985[1]) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is known for her roles in television, such as Edgemont, Melrose Place, and Cult, and in the films The Covenant, Cloverfield and the 2013 Evil Dead. She also starred in the music video for Coldplay's 2014 single "True Love"...
 
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Angel Coulby
Actress, Merlin
Angel Coulby is an English actress. She made her television debut in the BBC comedy 'Orrible. She is best known for portraying the character of Queen Guinevere "Gwen" Pendragon in the BBC fantasy series Merlin. Angel grew up in north London, Finsbury Park, but moved to Edinburgh to attend the Queen Margaret University where she studied acting...
 
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Tristin Mays
Growing up in New York City, Tristin was with the Ford Modeling Agency where she quickly became one of the top child models in the country. She would later land several national commercials such as Kraft Cheese, Play Skool Kool- Aid, Sunkist, ROSS, McDonald's and Hershey's. Tristin was also in several Broadway productions to include Disney's...
 
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Dina Eastwood
Dina was born in Castro Valley, California. She graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California, anchored Newsline for Ohlone College Television, then majored in Radio/TV at San Francisco State University, graduating in 1988. Two years later, she was hired as a reporter and eventually a news anchor for KNAZ-TV in Flagstaff...
 
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Dwayne Johnson
Actor, WWE Raw
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia...
 
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Nicole Richie
Producer, The Simple Life
The outspoken, wise-cracking comedic socialite and star of The Simple Life, Nicole Camille Escovedo was born in Berkeley, California on September 21, 1981. She is the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie and his then-wife, Brenda Harvey, and socialite Paris Hilton's former best friend. Richie...
 
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Jennifer Beals
Actress, The L Word
Jennifer Beals was born in December 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the city. With a life-long desire for acting, Beals first appeared in small high school plays and even got an uncredited bit part in My Bodyguard in 1980. After graduation, she enrolled in college at Yale University, studying American literature...
 
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Mariah Carey
Soundtrack, Love Actually
Mariah Carey was born in Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of Patricia (Hickey), a singer and vocal coach, who is of Irish descent, and Alfred Roy Carey, an engineer, who was of Afro-Cuban ancestry. Mariah attended Greenlawn's Harborfields High School. In June of 1990, Mariah made her debut with "Mariah Carey" which entered at #73...
 
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Leila Arcieri
Actress, xXx
 
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Rosario Dawson
Actress, Sin City
This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division, which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy, urban filming that dates back to 1995 when she was only sixteen...
 
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Leona Lewis
Soundtrack, Avatar
 
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Zoë Kravitz
Zoe Isabella Kravitz, the daughter of singer/actor Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, was born on December 1, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. She is of half African-American (from her father's mother and her mother's father) and half Ashkenazi Jewish (from her father's father and her mother's mother) descent...
 
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Joan Smalls
Joan Smalls is a fashion supermodel best known for her work Givenchy, Estée Lauder and as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She appeared in five Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2011 through 2015. She has been a face Estee Lauder since 2011, and was the first Latina to represent Estée Lauder...
 
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Savannah Jayde
Actress, Big Time Rush
A native of Dallas, Texas, Savannah began as a child model, appearing in national print campaigns and commercials, followed by her first feature film credit at age 10 alongside Lou Diamond. She has continued to add diverse television and film projects, including a 4 year recurring role on Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush and guest spots on ABC Family and Fox...
 
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Vanity
Vanity was a glamorous Canadian model and lead singer of the all-girl group "Vanity 6". She specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law. Vanity was born Denise Katrina Matthews in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Helga Senyk and James Levia Matthews...
 
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Boris Kodjoe
Actor, Surrogates
Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe, better known as Boris Kodjoe, is a German actor known for his roles as Jason in the 2000 film Love & Basketball, and the sports-courier agent Damon Carter on the Showtime drama series Soul Food. Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Ursula...
 
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Paula Patton
Paula Patton was born in Los Angeles, California, to Joyce (Vanraden) and Charles Patton. Her father is African-American and her mother, who is caucasian, has German, English, and Dutch ancestry. Her family lived across the street from the 20th Century Fox lot when she was growing up and she was a fan of films from her earliest years...
 
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Megalyn Echikunwoke
Actress, House of Lies
Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke was born May 28, 1983 in Spokane, Washington. Her father was Nigerian and her mother is of English and Scots-Irish descent. Her last name, "Echikunwoke", means "leader of men" and Megalyn is the granddaughter of a Nigerian tribal leader of the Igbo, which technically makes her African royalty...
 
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Mark Rhino Smith
Actor, Zootopia
Mark was born in London however he has a hugely colorful heritage - Jamaican, Cherokee Indian, Ghanian, White and Chinese. This mix along with his Green eyes has given him a very distinctive look. Mark first catapulted onto our screens as Rhino in the massive ITV series, GLADIATORS where he reigned for five years...
 
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Sophina Brown
Actress, Shark
 
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Christie Laing
Christie Laing was born April 10th, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In love with performing, Christie was trained in both dance and piano at the age of three and began acting at the age of seven. Juggling both school, acting and dancing throughout her youth, Christie landed roles on popular television shows such as Smallville and Supernatural...
 
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Lais Ribeiro
Laís Riberio is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model. She has been modeling for Victoria's Secret since 2010 appearing in five Victoria's Secrets Fashion Shows from 2010 to 2015,. Riberio became a Victoria's Secret Angel in April 2015. Riberio has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry in a variety of international shows and campaigns...
 
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Lesley-Ann Brandt
Actress, Lucifer
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Lesley-Ann Brandt has become one of the biggest South African exports via New Zealand after immigrating to Auckland with her parents and brother in 1999. With her mixed ethnic background, Lesley-Ann is Hollywood's exciting new discovery. As a child, she participated in almost every kindergarten and school play and was a natural singer...
 
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Jeanene Fox
Jeanene Fox grew up on a small island in the Bahamas. Her mother, Diane Gerace, was a Canadian Olympic High Jumper and her father, Ulrich Fox, was the first entrepreneur to manufacture ice in the Bahamas. Jeanene began her modeling career at the age of 15, when a German photographer discovered her climbing a fruit tree on Paradise Island...
 
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Daya Vaidya
Actress, Bosch
Daya was raised in Oakland, California by her East Indian father and Latin mother. Because of her diverse background and skill with accents, comedy and language, Daya can play a diverse range of characters. Whether it be a tough nuyorican detective from Queens, a funny and fiery Colombian telenovela star...
 
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Maya Dunbar
Actress, Banshee
Maya Dunbar started her career in front of the camera, appearing on such hit shows as, Southland, Banshee, Harry's Law and The Mentalist. She has since transitioned into writing, in addition to producing alongside her partner and husband, actor Rockmond Dunbar; under their MyRock Entertainment banner...
 
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Zawe Ashton
Zawe was born on 21st July 1984 in Hackney, London, to two teachers, Ugandan Victoria and English Paul, and had her first acting experience at the age of six as a member of the Anna Scher Theatre school in Islington. After leaving the City and Islington College in London - where she was an A student - Zawe attended Manchester University School of Theatre...
 
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Marsha Thomason
Actress, White Collar
Marsha Thomason was born and raised in Manchester, England. Her love for acting began after watching the musical "Bugsy Malone". Soon after, aged 12, she joined Oldham Theatre Workshop, where she performed many diverse stage plays, including "Our Day Out" by Willy Russell and "Peace" by Aristophanes...
 
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Cymphonique Miller
Actress, How to Rock
Cymphonique Miller, is an actress, singer, dancer and writer. This Los Angeles native, is one of Hollywood's biggest teen phenomena and the star of the hit TV show How To Rock. Cymphonique has made a name for herself and built a diverse R&B, Pop and Hip Hop fan base through the Internet before taking her acting and music career mainstream...
 
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Jesse Williams
Jesse Wesley Williams born August 5, 1981 is an American actor, model, and activist, best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy. He also appears in the hit 2013 film Lee Daniels' The Butler as real life civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson. Previous roles include Holden in The Cabin in the Woods (2012)...
 
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Zendaya
Actress, Shake It Up!
Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named "Midnight". She was a part of the California Shakespearian Theatre, where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help out in the theatre and even got to do many plays after...
 
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Samantha Logan
Actress, Detachment
Born in Boston, Samantha Jade moved to New York CIty at the age of ten. A triple-threat, Samantha immediately began getting cast in national commercials, live vocal & dance performances and theatre. Her television credits include roles on Gossip Girl and Law & Order: SVU, and Samantha made her feature film debut in "Detachment"...
 
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Madison Pettis
Actress, The Fosters
Audiences still remember Madison as the curly haired ballerina daughter of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in her first film, Disney's box office smash, "The Game Plan". Now ten years later at 18 years old, Madison has grown up in front of America's eyes, while building an extensive list of credits & a social media following over 10 Million...
 
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Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton was born in London. She is the daughter of a Zimbabwean mother, Nyasha, a health-care worker from the Shona tribe, and Nick Newton, a British father who worked as a lab technician. She lived in Zambia until political unrest caused her family to move back to the UK. She then lived in Cornwall in the southwest of Britain until the age of 11...
 
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Judith Shekoni
Actress, Heroes Reborn
Judith Shekoni was brought up in Manchester, England. Relocating to London at 18 she modelled around the world before gaining her break into acting via the popular BBC TV show Casualty. Working in the UK including Eastenders (BBC) and gritty Hallmark drama The Hidden City, Judiths' acting career took her to America where during extensive theatre training she worked on every major US network...
 
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Sade
Soundtrack, True Lies