Celebrities of Black & Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage


In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the cross-cultural heritage of many of your favorite Black celebrities!

Kelis, singer/songwriter, and chef

Michael Ealy, actor

Tiger Woods, professional golfer

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, actor/entertainer

Apl.de.ap, rapper, singer, and producer

Amerie, singer/songwriter, actress, and author

Tyga, rapper

Kimora Lee Simmons, model, designer, and entrepreneur

Jhene Aiko, singer/songwriter

Naomi Osaka, professional tennis player

Naomi Campbell, model, actress, businesswoman

Ne Yo, singer/songwriter, producer, and actor

Patrick Chung, American football player for New England Patriots

Saweetie, rapper & entertainer

Dawn-Lyen Gardner, actress (Queen Sugar)

Sharon Leal, actress (The Good Doctor)

Karrueche Tran, actress (Claws)

Denyce Lawton, actress

Chanel Iman, model

Ayesha Curry, actress, entrepreneur, author, and chef

Cassie, singer

Rae Dawn Chong, actress

Foxy Brown, rapper

H.E.R., singer/songwriter

Merle Dandridge, actress (Greenleaf) 

Apryl Jones, singer and  actress

Angela Yee, radio personality (The Breakfast Club)


Story Credit: Oprah Daily/Asian American Organizing Project

Photo Credits: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images, Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Roger Vivier, Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images