Take a look at this list of multiracial celebrities when they were babies. Have their faces changed much? Not a lot has changed since they were little! Just like fine wine, they’ve all gotten better looking with age.
Mariah Carey was born in Huntington, New York to singer’s Alfred Roy, of African American and Venezuelan (including Afro-Venezuelan) descent, and mother, Patricia (née Hickey) of Irish American descent.
Tia and Tamera Mowry were born in Gelnhausen, West Germany to Darlene Renee Mowry (née Flowers) of Bahamian-American descent and Timothy John Mowry a British-American who was serving in the U.S. Army Sergeant when they were born.
Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan, in New York City. She is the only child of Teresa Augello, a paralegal and part-time actress of Italian/Scottish descent, and Craig Cook, a flight attendant of African-American descent. Keys has expressed that she was comfortable with her biracial heritage because she felt she was able to “relate to different cultures”.
Shari Lynn Belafonte was born in New York City, the daughter of Marguerite [née Byrd], a psychologist, and Harry Belafonte, a singer and actor of Jamaican and French descent. Although Marguerite is listed as African-American, she too comes from a multi-racial background.
Gina and David Belafonte were born in New York City, the children of Julie Robinson a former dancer with the Katherine Dunham Company of Jewish European descent.
Photo: Singer Harry Belafonte (2R) playing his guitar and singing w. family members who are also playing instruments: L-R son David, ex-wife Julie, and daughters Adrienne and Shari. (Photo by Martha Holmes//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Kidada Jones was born in Los Angeles, California, and is the elder daughter of composer/arranger Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton and also the older sister to actress Rashida Jones. Her father is of mostly African American, as well as European, ancestry and her mother is Ashkenazi Jewish (a descendant of immigrants from Russia and Latvia).
Stefan Kendall Gordy is the eighth and youngest child of Berry Gordy, Jr. Berry Gordy, Jr. is of Caucasian and African-American descent (related to President Carter) and Nancy Leiviska is of Finnish European descent.
Jeter was born in Pequannock, New Jersey to Sanderson Charles Jeter, Ph.D., a substance abuse counselor of African American descent and Dorothy, an accountant, of Caucasian and of Irish/German descent.
Christine Teigen was born in Delta, Utah to a Thai mother and a Norwegian father.
Sharlely Kerssenberg (wife of Tennis champion Boris Becker) was born in Switzerland to a Dutch father and a Surinamese mother.
Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Sandi Graham (née Sher), an educator of white Jewish Canadian descent and Dennis Graham, a drummer of African American descent.
Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon to Patricia Bond (née Taylor), a costume designer/performer of English descent and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr., a geologist of American/English, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and Chinese descent.
Marsha Ambrosius was born in Liverpool, England to a Greek father and a Black British mother.
Nicole Richie was born in Berkeley, California to Peter Michael Escovedo of Mexican, African American and Creole descent, and Karen (ancestry unknown) who are her biological parents. She was adopted at the age of three by Lionel Richie of American American (possible Indian/Caucasian) descent and Brenda Harvey.
Tracee Joy Silberstein (birth name) was born in Los Angeles, California to legendary Motown singer/actress Diana Ross of African-American descent and music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein of white Jewish descent.
Rashida Jones was born in Los Angeles, California, and is the younger daughter of composer/arranger Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton and also the younger sister to actress Kidada Jones. Her father is of mostly African American, as well as European, ancestry and her mother is Ashkenazi Jewish (a descendant of immigrants from Russia and Latvia).
Folasade was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria to Adebisi Adu, a Nigerian (Yoruba) lecturer in economics and Anne Hayes, a white English district nurse. She is African and British Caucasian descent.
Lala Vasquez was born in Brooklyn, NY to Nuyorican parents. Nuyorican is a portmanteau of the terms “New York” and “Puerto Rican” and refers to the members or culture of the Puerto Rican diaspora located in or around New York State especially the New York City metropolitan area, or of their descendants (especially those raised or still living in the New York area).
Puerto Ricans are a mix breed of Africans, Spaniards and Europeans hence the varying complexions and therefore cannot be classified within a single race.
Amber Levonchuck aka known as Amber Rose was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parents of Cape Verdean, Irish, and Italian descent.
President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Ann Dunham of mostly English ancestry and Barack Obama, Sr. of Kenyan (African) descent.
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