Race isn’t always black or white (my apologies for the pun). As it turns out, it can be a little more complicated than that. Sometimes you can’t always tell what race a person identifies as just by looking at them. These 8 famous celebrities, who you didn’t know were black, prove that race can be an interesting thing:

Wentworth Miller


The “Prison Break” star proved popular among fans of the show (including his female followers). As it so happens, Miller is biracial. His father was black and his mother was white. But it’s easy to assume that he’s white. In fact, one of his first breakout roles was in the film The Human Stain where he played a black man trying to pass as white.