15 Celebrities You Had No Idea Were Actually Black

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is certainly one of the most well-known wrestlers and actors of our time. I can recall many times in my childhood wondering exactly what his ethnic background was, as it is not clearly evident by looking at him and I was truly shocked to find out he had some African American heritage in him. Johnson’s father is of Black Nova Scotian origin and his mother is Samoan. The ultimate result- a strikingly handsome man who had a killer wrestling career and is now murdering the acting scene. Johnson’s latest film is San Andreas which tells the story of a disastrous day in California after the San Andreas fault triggers a catastrophic earthquake. He also had a role in the box office hit Furious 7 alongside actors Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, and the late Paul Walker.

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

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