18 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Black

Think it’s pretty obvious when someone has African roots? Think again. Some of the brightest stars in Hollywood have black parents or ancestors, but you probably wouldn’t know it unless someone told you. In many cases, this is by design. In other cases, some celebrities prefer to embrace their multi-cultural backgrounds rather than identify with single ethnic backgrounds.



Here you’ll find pictures of 15 modern celebrities who you probably haven’t thought of as being of African descent. You’ve probably seen these celebrities perform either on the screen or on stage. Learning more about the ethnicities of these performers highlights just how thin the racial divide really is.



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