Beyonce Knowles is African-American and Creole, as her father, Matthew Knowles, is African-American, and her mother is Creole. Beyonce is an R&B singer and actress who is married to rapper and businessman Jay Z.
Beyonce highlights her roots through her name. The name “Beyonce,” is a tribute to her mother’s family. Her mother’s maiden name was Beyoncé, reflecting her Creole roots. Her lineage also includes people with African, French and Irish ancestry. Her mother’s parents spoke French, but Beyonce does not, and like Beyonce, the United States is a melting pot of people consisting of people with a wide range of ethnicities.