10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Asian

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#9 Ne-Yo

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While primarily African-American, Shaffer Chimere Smith – better known as Ne-Yo – has Chinese descendants, which of course makes him part Asian. Born in Arkansas in October 1979, to a family of musicians, Ne-Yo’s mother is part African-American and part Chinese-American. A hugely successful singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and record producer, Ne-Yo has two young children with his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw. He is known to be passionate about children, and the arts, and has supported Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization that gives free music instruction to talented children in need.

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