Four Celebrities I Bet You Didn’t Know Were Black Include ‘Pretty Little Liars’ And ‘Prison Break’ Stars


Actress Jennifer Beals is best known for her roles in Flashdance and the Showtime series The L Word. Born to an African-American father and an Irish-American mother, Beals also played a biracial woman passing for white in the 1995 period film Devil in a Blue Dress, starring Denzel Washington.


Troian Pratt-Bellisario is well known for her main role as Spencer Hastings in Pretty Little Liars, but it is not well known that her mother is Deborah Pratt, a celebrated African-American actress, novelist and award-winning television producer.


Actor Wentworth Miller is an easy candidate for this list. Why? Because he busted onto the scene after debuting in the film The Human Stain, where he played a black man passing for a white man. His notoriety was further increased when he played Mariah Carey’s love interest in her music video for “We Belong Together.” The Prison Break star was born in England to a black father and white mother.


Justin Guarini was born Justin Eldrin Bell but later changed his name stating he had been primarily raised by his mother and stepfather. Many people do not know his biological father is the former Atlanta Chief-of-Police Eldrin Bell.

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