Celebrities You Had No Idea Were Actually Related


There are some celebs in Hollywood that we know are related, like Tia and Tamera Mowry and Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal. But, there are others who are related and you probably didn’t know about it!  Well, we’re here to inform you.  Here are celebrities you had no idea were actually related.

1. Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy

You guys– these two are totally first cousins.  The former Playboy model and the comedian/actress are cousins who fully support each other.  They also both have a great sense of humor.

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2. Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz

They are also cousins.  Al told the Today show that their grandfathers were cousins.

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3. Snoop Dogg and Brandy

They are also cousins– there must be some love of rap and R&B in this musical family!

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4. Quincy Jones and Rashida Jones

The famous producer of “The Color Purple,” and music legend has a daughter who’s made her own fame on the hit show, “Parks and Recreation.”

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5. Julia Roberts and Emma Roberts

We know talent runs in this family-– these two are actually aunt and niece. How cool would it be to have Julia Roberts as your aunt?

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6. Sofia Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Nicolas Cage

Talk about a famous family…director Francis Ford Coppola’s only daughter, “Lost In Translation” director Sofia, is cousins with actors Jason Schwartzman and Nicolas Cage (né Nicolas Coppola).

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7. Kate Middleton and Dakota and Elle Fanning

So, we knew that Dakota and Elle are sisters…but we had no idea that Kate is their cousin.  It’s pretty distantly related, but still– family!

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8. Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson just had her first acting stint in “50 Shades of Grey,” a movie that her mother, Melanie Griffith refused to go see because of all the sex and nudity.  We don’t blame her…no one wants to see their daughter in a show like that!

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9. Tom Cruise and William Mapother

Tom Cruise’s real last name is Mapother and William Mapother is his first cousin who’s starred in shows like “Lost,” and “the Mentalist.”

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10. Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson

Kate also consider Kurt Russell to be her father– she started calling him dad soon after he got together with her mother when she was still a child.

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11. Dave and James Franco

Clearly, these two are brothers.  It seems like the typical brotherly affair— the older one started doing something cool (acting) and the younger bro just had to follow suit.

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12. Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard

Peter and Jake are not only co-stars, they’re brother-in-laws.  Peter married Maggie Gyllenhaal in 2009.

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13. Elizabeth Olsen

Why are the younger siblings always taller and prettier?  Of course you knew that Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are twins…but did you know they have a famous younger sister– Elizabeth, who’s an up-and-comer.

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14. Drew Barrymore and Steven Spielberg

Spielberg was named as young Drew Barrymore’s godfather (along with Sophia Loren), and the director even decided to cast the young girl in her first role in E.T. They claim a close relationship.

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15. Bryce Dallas Howard and Ron Howard

The famed director has a daughter who making it on her own in Hollywood by starring in movies like “Jurassic World,” and “The Village.”

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