This blog was of course created to celebrate Multiracial Individuals and Families, so we have started to compile lists of well-known people who are mixed race. First up is a list of individuals who are mixed with black- some well-known and others were a surprise to us!

There are TONS more, please leave us a comment with some other individuals and we will add to our list! Remember this list is specifically mixed people who are part black, we will be compiling additional lists for noteworthy individuals of other mixtures so feel free to leave those individuals in the comments as well! 

You can also consider this our Featured Multiracial Individual wish list;) 

Barack Obama. Obviously we had to start with the leader of the free world! Barack was born to a Kenyan father and a white American mother. 

Barack Obama. Obviously we had to start with the leader of the free world! Barack was born to a Kenyan father and a white American mother. 

 
Jennifer Beals. The actress was born to a black father and a white mother.

Jennifer Beals. The actress was born to a black father and a white mother.

 
Frederick Douglass. The abolitionist was born to a black mother and white father. 

Frederick Douglass. The abolitionist was born to a black mother and white father. 

 
Booker T. Washington. The champion for black rights was born to a black mother and white father. 

Booker T. Washington. The champion for black rights was born to a black mother and white father. 

 
Kamala Harris. Harris is the California Attorney General and was born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father. She is the first female, Asian-American and African-American lawyer for the state.

Kamala Harris. Harris is the California Attorney General and was born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father. She is the first female, Asian-American and African-American lawyer for the state.

 
Benjamin Jealous. The former NCAAP President has a black mother and a white father. 

Benjamin Jealous. The former NCAAP President has a black mother and a white father. 

 
Maya Rudolph. The actress has a black mother and a white father. 

Maya Rudolph. The actress has a black mother and a white father. 

 
Lenny Kravitz. The singer has black mother and a white, Jewish father. 

Lenny Kravitz. The singer has black mother and a white, Jewish father. 

 
Lisa Bonet. The actress was born to a white, Jewish mother and a black father. 

Lisa Bonet. The actress was born to a white, Jewish mother and a black father. 

 
Wentworth Miller. The actor was born to a white mother and black father. 

Wentworth Miller. The actor was born to a white mother and black father. 

 
Rashida Jones. The actress was born to a white mother and black father. 

Rashida Jones. The actress was born to a white mother and black father. 

 
Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock. The actor, comedian and athlete was born to a black father and a Samoan mother. 

Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock. The actor, comedian and athlete was born to a black father and a Samoan mother. 

 
Drake. The rapper was born to a white, Jewish mother and a black father.

Drake. The rapper was born to a white, Jewish mother and a black father.

 
James McBride. The journalist and jazz musician was born to a white, Jewish mother and a black father. 

James McBride. The journalist and jazz musician was born to a white, Jewish mother and a black father. 

 
Jasmine Guy. The actress was born to a Portuguese mother and black father. 

Jasmine Guy. The actress was born to a Portuguese mother and black father. 

 
Albert and Allen Hughes. The Directors were born to an Armenian mother and a black father. 

Albert and Allen Hughes. The Directors were born to an Armenian mother and a black father. 

 
Faith Evans. The signer was born to a black mother and a white father. 

Faith Evans. The signer was born to a black mother and a white father. 

 
Slash aka Saul Hudson. The guitarist was born to a black mother and a white father. 

Slash aka Saul Hudson. The guitarist was born to a black mother and a white father. 

 
Bob Marley. The reggae legend was born to a black mother and white father. 

Bob Marley. The reggae legend was born to a black mother and white father. 

 
Sade. The singer was born to a Nigerian father and white mother. 

Sade. The singer was born to a Nigerian father and white mother. 

 
August Wilson. The playwright was born to a black mother and white father. 

August Wilson. The playwright was born to a black mother and white father. 

 
Zadie Smith. The author was born to a Jamaican mother and white father. 

Zadie Smith. The author was born to a Jamaican mother and white father. 

 
Malcolm Gladwell. The journalist was born to a Jamaican mother and white father. 

Malcolm Gladwell. The journalist was born to a Jamaican mother and white father. 

 
Jordin Sparks. The actress and singer was born to a black father and a white mother.

Jordin Sparks. The actress and singer was born to a black father and a white mother.

 
Derek Jeter. The baseball player was born to a white mother and black father. 

Derek Jeter. The baseball player was born to a white mother and black father. 

 
Kimora Lee Simmons. The former model and business woman was born to a Japanese mother and black father. 

Kimora Lee Simmons. The former model and business woman was born to a Japanese mother and black father. 

 
Alicia Keys. The singer was born to a white mother and black father. 

Alicia Keys. The singer was born to a white mother and black father. 

 
Kelis. The musician was born to a black father and a Puerto Rican and Chinese mother. 

Kelis. The musician was born to a black father and a Puerto Rican and Chinese mother. 

Halle Berry. The actress was born to a white mother and black father.

Halle Berry. The actress was born to a white mother and black father.

 
Blake Griffin. The basketball player was born to a white mother and black father. 

Blake Griffin. The basketball player was born to a white mother and black father. 

 
Jesse Williams. The actor was born to a white mother and black father. 

Jesse Williams. The actor was born to a white mother and black father. 

 
Zendaya. The actress was born to a black father and white mother. 

Zendaya. The actress was born to a black father and white mother. 


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