One Drop Rule: A Guide to Black Celebs

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  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Derek Jeter
  • Jennifer Beals
  • Santino Rice
  • Soledad O'Brien
  • Blake Griffin
  • Rashida Jones
  • Slash
  • Vin Diesel
  • Kris Humphries
  • Jessica Szohr
  • Jenny Lumet
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Wentworth Miller
  • Pete Wentz
  • Cash Warren
  • Troian Bellisario
  • Fredi Washington
  • Carol Channing

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Flashdance actress Jennifer Beals has an African-American father and an Irish mother. When she went on to play a lead role in Showtime's The L Word, Beals told Curve magazine that although she's not a lesbian in real life, she found it easy to portray one on TV because of her biracial background, saying she's "always lived sort-of on the outside. The idea of being the other in society is not foreign to me."

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