2:44 pm - 02/17/2012

Celebs you didn't know with some black heritage

In the spirit of Black History Month here are a few celebrities who you might not have guessed had some black ancestry...

Pete Wentz

Yes – you heard right! Pete Wentz of former Fall Out Boy-fame is indeed quarter black (Jamaican) on his mother’s side. That would explain his affinity for reggae music, even going as far as starting a band, and rocking Bob Marley apparel almost incessantly. Wentz has once said in an interview that his mother (and her family) is from Jamaica. Not to mention, he is distant relatives with 65th United States Secretary of State Colin Powell who is of course Afro-Jamaican.

Wentworth Miller

Actor and dual citizen Wentworth Miller from Prison Break-fame is quite multicultural judging from his official bio, having a father who is African-American, Jamaican, English, German, Jewish and Cherokee and a mother who is Russian, French, Dutch, Syrian and Lebanese ancestry.

Kris Humphries

NBA player and reality TV star Kris Humphries is most notable for his short-term marriage with his ex-wife, socialite Kim Kardashian. But what most people do not know about him is the African-American ancestry he holds from his father William Humphries whose mother was Irish which explains the eyes.

Dwayne Johnson

There have been many on-going debates about actor Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” of wrestling-fame and his ethnicity. Well it turns out Rock is African-Canadian and Samoan. The Journey 2-actor is son to retired pro-wrestler Rocky Johnson, the first black pro-wrestling champion, and a mother who is Samoan.

Vin Diesel

Actor Vin Diesel of the Fast and Furious franchise is another whose ethnicity seem almost ambiguous to tell but the Riddick-actor considers himself “Multiracial” even though his official bio states that he is half African-American and half Italian American making him bi-racial.

Cash Warren

At first glance, you would think that Cash Warren, actress Jessica Alba’s husband, was of just white descent but he is actually the son of famous African-American actor Michael Warren, whose wife was white, making Cash bi-racial as well.

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hereiam12 17th-Feb-2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
we knew all these ppl were black tho
devilsadvocate 17th-Feb-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
I didn't know about Pete or Cash.
whitegirlthin 17th-Feb-2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
I didn't know about Pete Wentz, but I do remember reading about the others
galagooo 17th-Feb-2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
erraticxemotion 17th-Feb-2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
gaga 17th-Feb-2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
devour_theflesh 17th-Feb-2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah really
cadaver_andante 18th-Feb-2012 12:16 am (UTC)
yesand 18th-Feb-2012 02:54 am (UTC)
withoutyoursmil 18th-Feb-2012 12:31 am (UTC)
lol ikr
hpxstac 18th-Feb-2012 01:27 am (UTC)
I was just about to say this lol.
spider_orchid 18th-Feb-2012 02:03 am (UTC)
Ditto except Cash.
kimberwyn 18th-Feb-2012 02:04 am (UTC)
Ikr lol
in_styles 18th-Feb-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
lol ikr except pete
xsnickerzzx 18th-Feb-2012 05:42 am (UTC)
i didn't know about pete and cash
tuluum 18th-Feb-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
jbants 17th-Feb-2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
Is anyone surprised by any of these or something..?
if_by_sea 17th-Feb-2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Yes – you heard right! Pete Wentz of former Fall Out Boy-fame is indeed quarter black (Jamaican) on his mother’s side. That would explain his affinity for reggae music, even going as far as starting a band, and rocking Bob Marley apparel almost incessantly.

roguewave3 17th-Feb-2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
lol rme
0sleep2dream0 18th-Feb-2012 06:24 am (UTC)
Ugh. Yes, because race = culture, according to this ignoramus
must_go_faster 17th-Feb-2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
I knew about all of these.

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popaddict 17th-Feb-2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
Jun Ki!
kukamine 17th-Feb-2012 11:08 pm (UTC)
where is this from?
harrypotterlvr3 18th-Feb-2012 12:02 am (UTC)
lol the gif
miakun 18th-Feb-2012 02:17 am (UTC)
That is the best reaction gif ever.
pon_pon_pink 18th-Feb-2012 04:24 am (UTC)
omg i was partying so gard when he got released of his military service <3 i need him on my tv screen again <3<3
cab 17th-Feb-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
oh god i really hate these celebs you didn't know were hispanic, black, ectect posts
rainbowchelita 17th-Feb-2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
thanks bb.. i share this feeling!
magwildwood 17th-Feb-2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
me too actually
pikapika217 17th-Feb-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Wentworth is the only surprise. The Kris one is an LMAO, because we've all seen his parents before. a-duh!
batboy 17th-Feb-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
lol pete. sucha cute picture tho.
tankmachine 17th-Feb-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
lol i knew like all of these

the pete wentz one isnt too surprising when you see what his natural hair looks like

false_hate 17th-Feb-2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
I guess he's no longer addicted to the flatiron. His hair looks dry and moist at the same time.
falloutbi 18th-Feb-2012 12:27 am (UTC)
That picture is from last year right after the divorce was announced.
bollyhood 17th-Feb-2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
he's hideous.
evrythingisrent 17th-Feb-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
He kind of looks like James Van Der Beek in this pic
nuclearsex 17th-Feb-2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
oh shit.
overprotected 18th-Feb-2012 12:01 am (UTC)
kevin jonas is that you
xsnickerzzx 18th-Feb-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
brucelynn 17th-Feb-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
I knew every last one of them

how could people not know about The Rock? his father was Rocky Johnson
halfslytherin 17th-Feb-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
LOL right?
brucelynn 17th-Feb-2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
and he looks just like him lol
acidillusion 17th-Feb-2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
flawless icon
fruitariyum 17th-Feb-2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
i always think of him as Samoan tho tbqh

b/c he makes me sa-moan
false_hate 17th-Feb-2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
I thought these were pretty well known mixed kids. Oh well.

Let's just dedicate this post to my bb Wentworth.
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hershelwalker 17th-Feb-2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
I miss him. prisonbreak was my jam
fiddlemearound 17th-Feb-2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
I LOVED prison break.

Perfect show imo.
celebratty 17th-Feb-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
Is that Dave Grohl, lmao?!
hysteric_23 17th-Feb-2012 11:26 pm (UTC)

TPTB need to get this man back on television, imo.
fashi0nbaby 18th-Feb-2012 12:17 am (UTC)
wentworth miller and dave grohl?

you are an awesome person.
lreservoirldogs 18th-Feb-2012 12:55 am (UTC)
Prison Break was a flawless show. I miss it.

I wanted Michael to cleverly plan his way into my pants.
pinkfunraven 17th-Feb-2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
Aww look at Kris Humphries as a kids. He's so adorable!
actxappalledx 17th-Feb-2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
ikr?! baby kris is so qt
chantonii 18th-Feb-2012 04:37 am (UTC)
Yep, he was so cute!

What happened?
squishinator 17th-Feb-2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
vanhrh 17th-Feb-2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
haverchuck_bill 17th-Feb-2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
felixdemarco 18th-Feb-2012 12:15 am (UTC)
he's half eye-talian
rainbowchelita 17th-Feb-2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
hate this kind of posts (nothing against you OP) but seriously nobody is 100% anything...we all got some sort of heritage!
dandi_brandi86 17th-Feb-2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
IA. I hate breaking race done to percentages.
rainbowchelita 17th-Feb-2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
IDKY but i seriously don't see a point in this heritage stuff or tracing your genealogical tree to some famous figure... who cares? xD
ohforreal 18th-Feb-2012 12:34 am (UTC)
I really am 100% of a heritage (Korean) and it's pretty boring :( I might be the only person from my moms side of the family to marry a non-korean ever, and add some spice into our family!! And I know there wasn't multiracial mixing along the way because my parents have these books that traces our ancestry to before the 6th century. It wasn't called the Hermit Country for nothing!!
sparklepixie 17th-Feb-2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
lol apart from Wentz and Miller, the rest are obv
halfslytherin 17th-Feb-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
o i c
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