24 Celebrities You Would Never Guess Are Actually Black

Usually when someone has a black lineage the trait is obvious. But these biracial celebs have such light skin, it can be nearly impossible to tell that they are actually half black. Whether they play characters that are that white or they just never talk about their lineage, you may be completely surprised that these celebs have a black relative.

1. Derek Jeter

Probably topping the list of people who really don’t look black is Derek Jeter. He is the son of an African American man and a Caucasian woman, yet most people would never guess. Derek does not try and hide his heritage and is quite proud of both his parents. Considering Derek is considered one of the best and highest paid athletes today his parents are probably proud of him too.




2. Blake Griffin

Showing where he gets his skills on the basketball court, light skinned Blake Griffin has an Afro-Haitian father. His mother is Caucasian which is where he gets the light skin that makes it really hard to guess what his lineage is. Although he may be proving false the idea that white men can’t jump because he has been an All-Star for every season that he has played.


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