2. Rashida Jones
She’s dabbled in Oscar-baiting drama with films like “The Social Network” and she wrote and starred in the romantic comedy “Celeste and Jesse Forever”, which earned her great notices from critics.
People don’t always expect the nerdy, soft-spoken Jones to be part African-American, but that’s exactly what she is. She’s the daughter of TV actress Peggy Lipton, who had large roles in classic TV series like “The Mod Squad” and “Twin Peaks”, and her father is Quincy Jones.
Yes, that Quincy Jones. As in, the composer and media mogul who produced Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and has a staggering 79 Grammy nominations to his name. Ever modest about her talented pedigree, Jones has forged a name for herself in her own right as one of Hollywood’s brightest comediennes.
In addition to becoming one of the most sought-after character actresses in entertainment, she’s also authored a comic book series called “Frenemy of the State” and she’s been published in Teen Vogue Magazine. It seems Ms. Jones is as multitalented as she is multiethnic.