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5 American Celebrities Who Are African Descendants (Photos)

In the entertainment industry, there are so many American celebrities who are both African-American, mostly through parentage. In today's article, I will be sharing with you different photos of 5 American celebrities whom you probably don't know are also African descendants.

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Grammy award-winning singer and actress, Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an African-American of descent who was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Knowles. Her mother, Mrs. Tina Knowles, is of Creole descent, which means that she has African and French roots. On the other hand, Beyonce's father is an African-American, which means Beyonce is of African-American descent.

Photo Credit: Beyonce || Instagram.

Lauren Nicole London

The 36-years-old American model and actress was born of African-American descent. Although she was born in Los Angeles, California to an African-American mother and an Ashkenazi Jewish father. Maternally, Laureen London is of African descent.

Photo Credit: Lauren London || Instagram.

Lil Wayne

Multiple award-winning rapper, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, disclosed in an interview that he is more Nigerian than American. The talented American rapper revealed in an interview with the "Drink Champ" show which airs on Revolf TV that his ancestry test shows that he is 53% Nigerian, which means he is an African descendant because he is also a Nigerian.

Photo Credit: Lil Wayne || Instagram.

Will Smith

Grammy award-winning rapper and actor, Willard Carroll Smith Jr, is one of those prominent American celebrities who are of African descent. Although he was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the US, he is also of African-American descent because his parents are also of African-American descent.

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Maria Carey

The 52-year-old singer and actress is also of African descent because she was born an African-American Venezuelan on her father's side, and an Irish American on her mother's side. The singer described herself in an interview as a light-skinned woman because she is biracial.

Photo Credit: Maria Carey || Instagram.

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