a poll and most “Parks and Recreation” fans won’t know that Rashida
Jones is the daughter of music mogul Quincy Jones and actress Peggy
Rudolph has played a host of racially ambiguous characters. But she’s
actually Minnie Ripperton’s daughter with music composer Richard
Cash Warren is most famous for being Jessica Alba’s husband. They don’t
look like an interracial couple at first glance. But Cash Warren is
actually the son of Hill Street Blues actor Michael Warren.
“Flashdance” star has been acting for decades. But even after her role
in “Devil in a Blue Dress,” many of her fans don’t know she’s biracial.
Bellisario plays a WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) on “Pretty
Little Liars,” but her mother is actually African-American actress and
TV producer Deborah Pratt.
wasn’t until news correspondent Soledad O’Brien appeared on CNN’s
“Black in America” that the world realized that she was black. Her
father is Afro-Cuban and her mother is Australian.
famous Broadway performer started her career in the 40s and 50s as a
white actress. She didn’t reveal to the world that her father was black
until 2002, when she was around 80 years old.
movie actor Michael Fosberg didn’t know that he was passing when he
played white characters. He was 32 and well into his career before his
mother revealed to him that the man he knew as his father wasn’t and
that his real dad was a black man.
Diesel says that he identifies as a “person of color,” but most people
don’t know that his mother is white and his father is black.
Darnell Martin produced “I Like It Like That” in 1994, she was the
first black woman to write and direct a film for a major Hollywood
studio. Only very few people know that Darnell’s father was black so the
milestone wasn’t properly celebrated.
The volleyball star’s father is Trinidadian. He was killed in a plane crash when Gabrielle was just five years old.
The “Rescue Me” star is often typcast as a Lation actor, but he’s actually half black and half white.
Most people are aware that Dwayne is “ambiguously ethnic”. But not everyone knows that he’s actually half black and half Samoan.
“Suits” actress Meghan Markle has an African-American mother and a white father.
“Prison Break” star has a black father and a white mother, and
ironically got his start as an actor in the movie “The Human Stain,”
where he played a black man passing for white. But since then, he’s
played characters that the audience assumes are white.