International Celebrities With Arab Roots, Number 8 is a Shock!

There are many celebrities with Arab ancestry, and many of them are Hollywood stars and A-listers and the names are surprising!

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1. Shakira 

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she has been referred to as the “Queen of Latin Music”

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And The Hips Don’t Lie singer is actually half Lebanese, as her grandparents on her father’s side were Lebanese immigrants who settled in New York.

2. Jade Thirlwall

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Little Mix band member Jade Thirwall’s grandfather is Yemeni and grandmother is Egyptian, Thirlwall’s grandfather Mohammed moved to South Shields from Yemen in 1943.

3. Jerry Seinfeld 

Jerry Seinfeld’s mother Née Hosni (Betty) was Syrian, and his father Kálmán Seinfeld immigrated to the United States from Hungary.

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His mother, Betty, and her parents, Selim and Salha Hosni, were Jews from Aleppo, Syria. Their nationality was stated as Turkish when they immigrated in 1917, as Syria was under the Ottoman Empire.

4. DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled ; Born. Khaled Mohammed Khaled is very open about his Arab heritage.

He  was born in New Orleans to Palestinian parents, the musician revealed that his mom is from Ramallah and his father is from Al-Mazra’a ash-Sharqiya. DJ Khaled’s has a brother called Alaa Khaled.

5. Teri Hatcher

The Desperate Housewives star is half Syrian from her mother’s side.

6. Ariana Grande

The 7 Rings singer  took a genetic test, which revealed that she has Moroccan, Tunisian, or Algerian roots from one side of the family.

7. Jenna Dewan

Actress Jenna Dewan has Lebanese roots, she has a half-Polish, half-Lebanese father, while her mother is half-English and half-German.

8. Steve Jobs

His estranged biological father is actually Syrian, but he was adopted into a White family.

9. Wentworth Miller

Wentworth is of multiracial origin: his father is of African-American, English, German, Jewish and Cherokee descent, and his mother is of Russian, French, Dutch, Syrian and Lebanese ancestry.


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