List of Biracial Celebrities, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. The term biracial or multiracial is applied to people who have a heritage comprised of different races. Many famous celebrities are biracial, including actors/actresses, musicians and even a very prominent politician. Every year there are more and more multiracial individuals in the United States and around the world.
Who is the most famous mixed race celebrity? Halle Berry tops our list. Her mother is of English and German descent, and her father is black. Berry made history in 2002 when she be came the first black woman to win the Oscar for Best Leading Actress for her performance in the film Monster’s Ball. Other famous actresses who are biracial include Olivia Munn, Rosario Dawson, and Vanessa Williams.
Halle Berry’s mother Judith Ann Hawkins is white descent, and her father Jerome Berry is black.
Dwayne Johnson’s mother is of Samoan heritage, and his father, wrestler Rocky Johnson (Wayde Douglas Bowles), is of Black Nova Scotian descent.
Mariah Carey’s mother Patricia Hickey is Caucasian, of Irish descent, and her father Alfred Roy was African-American and Venezuelan.
Barack Obama’s mother Ann is Caucasian, of predominantly English ancestry, and his father Barack Sr. is African, born in Nyang’oma Kogelo, Kenya.
Olivia Munn’s mother Kim Schmid is of Chinese descent and grew up in Vietnam, and her father Winston Munn is Caucasian, of German and Irish descent.
Louis C.K.’s mother Mary Louise Davis is white, of Irish Catholic ancestry, and his father Luis Székely is part-Hungarian and part-Mexican. Louis grew up in Mexico until he was seven years old, and he is a Mexican citizen.
Tiger Woods’s mother Kultida Tida is of Thai, Chinese and Dutch ancestry, and his father Earl is mostly African-American, but he is also Caucasian, and possibly also Native American and Chinese.
Alicia Keys’s mother Teresa Augello is Caucasian, of half-Italian and half-English, Irish and Scottish descent, and her father Craig Cook is African-American.
Bob Marley’s mother Cedella Booker was Afro-Jamaican, and his father Norval Sinclair Marley was Caucasian-Jamaican of English and Syrian descent.
Both of Vanessa Williams’s parents, Helen Tinch and Milton Williams, are black, but they each have a complex ancestry. Williams took a DNA test which revealed that her ancestry is 23% from Ghana, 17% from the British Isles, 15% from Cameroon, 12% Finland, 11% Southern Europe, 7% Togo, 6% Benin, 5% Senegal, and 4% Portugal.
Nicki Minaj’s mother Carol is Afro-Trinidadian, and her father Robert Maraj has South Indian ancestry.
Bruno Mars’s mother Bernie Bayot was Filipino, and his father Peter Hernandez is half Puerto-Rican and half-Jewish.
Naomi Campbell’s mother Valerie Morris is of African-Jamaican descent, and her father is of Chinese-Jamaican ancestry, though Campbell has never met him.
Rashida Jones’s mother Peggy Lipton is Caucasian, of Russian Jewish descent, and her father Quincy Jones is African American.
Lenny Kravitz’s mother Roxie Roker is of Afro-Bahamian and African-American descent, and his father Sy Kravitz is Caucasian, of Russian Jewish ancestry.
Aubrey Plaza’s mother Bernadette is Caucasian, of Irish and English descent, and her father David is Puerto Rican.
Derek Jeter’s mother Dorothy is Caucasian, of Irish and German descent, and his father Sanderson is African American.
Gabrielle Reece’s mother is Caucasian, and her father was Afro-Trinidadian. He died when the volleyball player was five years old.
Rosario Dawson’s mother Isabel Celeste is of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban descent, and her father Patrick Harris is of Irish and Native American ancestry.
Lynda Carter’s mother Juana Cordova was of Spanish-Mexican descent, and her father Colby Carter was Caucasian, of English and Irish ancestry.
Jimi Hendrix’s mother Lucille Jeter was African-American, and his father Al Hendrix was of African American, Cherokee, and Irish descent.
Wentworth Miller’s mother, Joy Marie Palm, is Caucasian, of Russian, French, Dutch, Syrian, and Lebanese ancestry. His father, Wentworth II, is of Jamaican, English, German, and Cherokee background.
Shemar Moore’s mother Marilyn Wilson is Caucasian, of Irish and French-Canadian descent, and his father Sherrod Moore is African-American.
Norah Jones’s mother, Sue Jones, is Caucasian Anglo-American, and her father Ravi Shankar is Indian.
Vin Diesel’s mother Delora Sinclair Vincent is Caucasian, of Scottish, English, and German descent. His father’s identity is not publicly known, but Diesel has made reference that his father is African-American.
Carol Channing’s mother Adelaide Glaser was Caucasian, and her father George was half-Caucasian and half-African-American. Channing did not know about her African-American roots until she was 16 years old.
Ne-Yo’s mother is of African American and Chinese descent, and his father is African-American. He identifies himself as Chinese and African-American.
Maya Rudolph’s mother, Minnie Ripperton, was African American, and her father Richard is Caucasian and Jewish.
Brandon Lee’s mother Linda Emery is Caucasian, of Swedish and English descent, and his father Bruce Lee was Chinese.
Smokey Robinson was raised by his sister and her husband after his mother died when he was 10. He is Caucasian and African-American.
Kristin Kreuk’s mother Deanna Che is of Chinese descent, born in Indonesia, and her father Peter Kreuk is Caucasian of Dutch descent.
Devon Aoki’s mother, Pamela Hilburger, is Caucasian, of German and English heritage, and her father, Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki, is Japanese.
Jennifer Tilly’s mother, Patricia, is Caucasian, of Irish, Finnish, and First Nations ancestry, and her father, Harry Chan, is of Chinese descent.
Carmelo Anthony’s mother, Mary, is African-American, and his father, Carmelo Iriarte, was Puerto Rican.