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.