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Famous People Who Are Half-Black

List of Famous People Who Are Half-Black, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Every year, more and more people are born of parents of different races. Some very famous people have one black parent and one white parent, or any other ethnicity. Many of these celebs identify with both of their unique cultures. Several half-Black celebrities have gone on to have successful careers in film, music, sports, and politics.

Who is the most famous half black celebrity? Female actor Halle Berry tops our list. The Catwoman actress’ mother is Caucasian of English and German descent and her father is African American. Berry made history in 2002 when she be came the first woman of African American heritage to win the Oscar for Best Leading Actress for her performance in the film Monster’s Ball. Other famous actresses and celebrity women who are half black include Vanessa Williams, Rashida Jones, and Lisa Bonet.

Several famous men are also half-Black. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s mother is of Samoan heritage and his father is of Black Nova Scotian descent. Derek Jeter’s mother is Caucasian of Irish and German descent, and his father is African American. Featuring a variety of mixed actors, including Italian and black, this list has it all.

Do you think that being biracial is an advantage or a disadvantage in today’s society? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

#1 Halle Berry

Halle Berry's mother Judith Ann Hawkins is Caucasian, of English and German descent, and her father Jerome Berry is African-American.

Age: 51

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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#2 Barack Obama

Barack Obama's mother Stanley Ann Dunham is Caucasian, of English descent, and his father Barack Obama, Sr., was Kenyan, a member of the Luo ethnic group.

Age: 56

Birthplace: Area code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands, United States of America, United States, 

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#3 Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey's mother Patricia Hickey is Caucasian, of Irish descent, and her father Alfred Roy was African-American and Venezuelan.

Age: 48

Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States of America

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#4 Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson's mother is of Samoan heritage, and his father, wrestler Rocky Johnson (Wayde Douglas Bowles), is of Black Nova Scotian descent.

Age: 43

Birthplace: Hayward, California, USA

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#5 Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys's mother Teresa Augello is Caucasian, of half-Italian and half-English, Irish and Scottish descent, and her father Craig Cook is African-American.

Age: 37

Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, New York, United States of America

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#6 Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods's mother Kultida Tida is of Thai, Chinese and Dutch ancestry, and his father Earl is mostly African-American, but he is also Caucasian, and possibly also Native American and Chinese.

Age: 42

Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States of America

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#7 Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz's mother Roxie Roker is of Afro-Bahamian and African-American descent, and his father Sy Kravitz is Caucasian, of Russian Jewish ancestry.

Age: 53

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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#8 Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones's mother Peggy Lipton is Caucasian, of Russian Jewish descent, and her father Quincy Jones is African American.

Age: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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#9 Derek Jeter

Jimi Hendrix's mother Lucille Jeter was African-American, and his father Al Hendrix was of African American, Cherokee and Irish descent.

Age: 43

Birthplace: Pequannock, New Jersey, United States of America

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#10 Bob Marley

Bob Marley's mother Cedella Booker was Afro Jamaican, and his father Norval Sinclair Marley was Caucasian-Jamaican of English, Jewish and Syrian descent.

Age: Died at 36 (1945-1981)

Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica, Jamaica

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#11 Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel's mother Delora Sinclair Vincent is Caucasian, of Scottish, English and German descent. His father's identity is not publicly known, but Diesel has made reference that his father is African-American.

Age: 50

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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#12 Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph's mother, Minnie Ripperton, was African American, and her father Richard is Caucasian and Jewish.

Age: 45

Birthplace: USA, Florida, Gainesville

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#13 Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons's mother, Joanne Perkins, was born in Korea and adopted by an American serviceman during the Korean War. Her father, Vernon Whitlock, Jr., is African American.

Age: 42

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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#14 Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet's mother, Arlene Litman, is Caucasian and Jewish, and her father, Allen Bonet, is African American.

Age: 48

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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#15 Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman's mother, China Robinson, is Korean and African-American, and her father, George "Tic" Price, is African-American.

Age: 27

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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#16 Ben Harper

Ben Harper's mother, Ellen Chase-Verdries, is Caucasian Jewish with Russian-Lithuanian ancestry, and his father Leonard was African American with some Cherokee ancestry.

Age: 48

Birthplace: Pomona, California, United States of America

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#17 Jasmine Guy

Jasmine Guy's mother, Jaye Rudolph, is Caucasian, of Portuguese descent, and her father, William, is African-American.

Age: 56

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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#18 Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony's mother, Mary, is African-American, and his father, Carmelo Iriarte, was Puerto Rican.

Age: 33

Birthplace: Red Hook, New York City, New York, United States of America

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#19 Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks's mother, Jodi Weidmann, is Caucasian, of German, English, Scottish and Norwegian descent. Her father, Phillippi "PJ" Sparks, is African-American.

Age: 28

Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

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#20 Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton's mother, Nyasha, is from Zimbabwe, and her father, Nick, is Caucasian from England.

Age: 45

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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