International Celebrities You Never Knew Had African Roots

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5. Liya Kebede – Ethiopia

Liya Kebede was born on 1st March 1978 in Addis baba Ethiopia. She is known to many for her modelling and actress career.

Forbes identified her as the eleventh-highest-paid top model in the world in 2007, and she has appeared three times on the cover of U.S. Vogue.

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6.Oprah Winfrey – Liberia

Oprah Winfrey was born to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey on an isolated farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi, on 29th January 1954.

A genetic test was done in 2006 and it determined that her matrilineal line originated among the Kpelle ethnic group, in the area that today is Liberia.

Her genetic makeup was determined to be 89% Sub-Saharan African, 8% Native American, and 3% east-Asian.

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