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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Are Half-Black
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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.

Age: 50

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

Also Ranked

#74 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#47 on The Best Living American Actresses

#75 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#97 on The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Are Half-Black
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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.

Age: 55

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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#56 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#11 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

#84 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#41 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Are Half-Black
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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.

Age: 47

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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#21 on The Best Singers of All Time

#18 on The Best Current Female Singers

#6 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#24 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Are Half-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.

Age: 44

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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#89 on The Best Actors Working Today

#97 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#12 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#29 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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