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10 CELEBRITIES YOU DIDN’T KNOW WERE OF MIXED ETHNICITY

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Due of massive immigration into United States of America in the earlier centuries, it is now a single country with the most diverse ethnic groups. Red Indians are the original inhabitants.
Africans were brought during the trans-Atlantic slave trade as slaves. Caucasians who are the majority mainly came from Europe where they sought better opportunities. Latinos, Asians and others all make up the American population.
Intermarriage among different ethnic groups has led to a good population of mixed race individuals. Here is a list of 10 mixed race celebrities.

  1. Wentworth Miller

He is an American actor who was born in England on June 2, 1972 to American parents. He is most famous for his role as Michael Scofield in the 2010 Television series, Prison break.
Miller is of multiple ethnicity. His father is of African, English and German ancestry. His mother too is biracial. She has French, Syrian and Lebanese heritage.
This is surprising because Miller’s looks do not reveal much of his other heritage but the Caucasian side dominates.

2. Nicki Minaj

Also known as Onika Tanya Maraj, Nicki Minaj is arguably the best female rapper of all times. She was born on December 8, 1982,
Nicki is a product of multiple ethnicity. Her mother is of Indo-Trinidadian ethnicity while her father comes from Afro-Trinidadian background.

3. Neyo

His real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith. He was born on October 18, 1979. Ne yo is an artist who came to the limelight in 2004, when he wrote a song entitled “Let me love you” for R&B singer Mario, which became a hit.
He doesn’t look much like multi ethnic person, maybe because of his skin tone which is a bit darker. His father is of African-American and Chinese heritage while his mother is African-American.

4. Tiger Woods

When you talk about golf, you must definitely talk about the legendary Tiger Woods, the best golfer of all time. He holds multiple records in the game. White people were believed to play golf better but Mr. Woods bursted that myth with his golf stick and skills.
He was born on December 30, 1975 as Eldeick Tont Woods. His skin tone may deceive you on a first glance since he looks a hundred percent African-American but that’s not true. His father is African-American and his mother has a mixture of Chinese, Dutch and Thai ancestry.

5. Mariah Carey

Born on March 27, 1969, the American R&B singer is of multiple ethnicity but does not look anything quite like it. She has even been mistaken in the past to be 100% white because she looks more white than anything else.
She is however a result of a mixed race marriage. Her father is African-American and mother is of Irish heritage.

6. Drake

Aubrey Drake Graham who was born on October 24, 1986, is arguably the best rapper alive. He is of Canadian nationality but is based in the USA. His ethnicity is quite confusing because he has a light skin which isn’t African-American enough but looks a bit Middle Eastern.
His father is black while his mother is a white Canadian Jew. Drake pretty much identifies himself as African-American but also acknowledges his Jewish roots.

7. Tyra Banks

She was born on December 4, 1973. She is a former supermodel and a talk show host on the popular “Tyra banks show.”
Both her parents are African-American but she has green eyes, a feature not popular with the African race. Out of curiosity and amid confusion of her identity, she decided to check on her DNA. The results showed that she is 79% African, 14% European and 6% Native American.

8. Rihanna

She was born as Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988 in Barbados. She is a singer and fashion designer.
Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is Barbadian of Irish decent.

9. J. Cole

The rapper who is famous for his song titled “Can’t get enough”, was born in January 28, 1985 as Jermaine Lemarr Cole in Germany.
He is born of African-American father and a white German mother.

10. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is an R&B singer who graced the airwaves in the 2000s. She was raised by a single mother when her father left them when she was only two years old.
She was born on January 25, 1981 to a white Italian-Irish mother and African-American father.

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