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.
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Halle Berry's mother Judith Ann Hawkins is Caucasian, of English and German descent, and her father Jerome Berry is African-American.
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: X-Men: The Last Stand, Cloud Atlas, X-Men 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past
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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.
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Profession: Politician, Author, Law professor, Writer, Lawyer
Credits: By The People: The Election of Barack Obama, 60 Minutes, Mistaken for Strangers, Senator Obama Goes to Africa
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Mariah Carey's mother Patricia Hickey is Caucasian, of Irish descent, and her father Alfred Roy was African-American and Venezuelan.
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Model, + more
Credits: Oz the Great and Powerful, Love Actually, Rush Hour, Men in Black
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Dwayne Johnson's mother is of Samoan heritage, and his father, wrestler Rocky Johnson (Wayde Douglas Bowles), is of Black Nova Scotian descent.
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States of America
Profession: Wrestler, Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Actor, + more
Credits: San Andreas, Fast & Furious 6, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Scorpion King
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