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Celebrities Who Are Related

Hollywood is even more close-knit than you think.

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Think you know who's related to who in Hollywood? You just might be surprised.

For example, you know the Olsen twins. But did you know there's another famous Olsen sister?

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Elizabeth Olsen

The Avengers star is the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

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Tom Hanks

You may know that Tom Hanks is the father of ...

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Colin Hanks

But a little known fact: Both of them are related to ...

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Abraham Lincoln

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Tom Cruise

He's a huge star, but he's not the only one in his family to make it big on screen.

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William Mapother

The Lost star is Tom Cruise's cousin.

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Amy Schumer

This funnylady has a (second) cousin in politics.

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Chuck Schumer

The actress and U.S. Senator created a program advocating gun control.

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Kyra Sedgwick

Here is a fun one. Kyra Sedgwick is related to some of political history's heavy-hitters.

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President Richard Nixon

Sedgwick learned about this relation on PBS's Find Your Roots. But that's not all, folks!

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President Jimmy Carter

Yes, Sedgwick counts Nixon and Carter among her relatives. But the real shocker is next ...

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Kevin Bacon

Yes, he's her husband. He's also a distant cousin. The saving grace? The pair had no idea before they married.

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Jake Gyllenhaal

He is the brother of ...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Duh, right? OK, fine. But, hey, you just got to look at a picture of Jake Gyllenhaal, so don't complain. Moving on ...

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Al Roker

You won't believe who everyone's favorite weatherman sees at family functions.

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Lenny Kravitz performs live at Moon and Stars Festival in Locarno

Kravitz and Roker are first cousins once removed. How, you ask? Well ...

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Roxie Roker

The Jeffersons star Roxie Roker is Lenny Kravitz's mother. She's also Al Roker's first cousin. See? Family!

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Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz has famous parents. Lenny Kravitz is her father, and ...

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Lisa Bonet

... is Zoe Kravitz's mother. So many gorgeous genes went into one hot actress.

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Zooey Deschanel

She isn't the only actress in her family.

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Emily Deschanel

She is Zooey's big sister.

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Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage has a number of famous cousins, including ...

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Jason Schwartzman

... and ...

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Sofia Coppola

And all of the Coppolas, for that matter.

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Jemima Kirke

This actress stars in HBO's Girls, but her sister has film cred, too.

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Lola Kirke

Jemima's sister, Lola, can be seen in Gone Girl.

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Martin Sheen

The veteran actor has some famous offspring.

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Charlie Sheen

One of Martin Sheen's celebrity kids is Charlie Sheen. Did the last name give it away? Well, the next son isn't so obvious.

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Emilio Estevez

Told you.

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Diana Ross

Here's another megastar with famous kids.

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Tracee Ellis Ross

The black-ish star is Diana Ross's daughter.

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Evan Ross

The Hunger Games actor Evan Ross (husband to Ashlee Simpson) is Diana Ross's son. Yes, that means that Jessica Simpson and Diana Ross are in-laws. Let that sink in.

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Maya Rudolph

Actress and comedienne Maya Rudolph's mother was a famous singer. Do you know who?

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Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton is Maya Rudolph's mom. In fact, at the end of one of Riperton's most popular songs - "Lovin' You" - you can hear her singing her daughter's name.

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Jon Voight

Is the father of ...

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Angelina Jolie


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Denzel Washington

You'll be surprised to learn that Denzel isn't the only actor in his immediate family.

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John David Washington

Ballers star John David Washington is Denzel Washington's son.

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Macaulay Culkin

You probably know that this actor has some famous siblings, including ...

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Kieran Culkin

... and ...

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Rory Culkin

But did you know they have a famous aunt?

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Bonnie Bedelia

Bedelia calls the famous Culkin kids nephew.

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Joaquin Phoenix

Award-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix's famous older brother was an actor, too.

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River Phoenix

River Phoenix passed away in 1993. River and Joaquin Phoenix are the only brothers who have both received Oscar nominations.

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Jenny McCarthy

The multi-talented Jenny McCarthy has a cousin who is plenty famous in her own right.

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Melissa McCarthy

Being a superstar must run in the McCarthy family.

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Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts inspired a younger generation to reach for the stars.

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Emma Roberts

And by "younger generation" we mean her niece, American Horror Story and Scream Queens star Emma Roberts.

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Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts isn't just a famous actor. He's also Emma Roberts' dad and Julia Roberts' brother.

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Rob Schneider

This comedic actor has two daughters, one of which is a famous singer. Any guesses?

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Elle King

The hot new songstress just so happens to be Rob Schneider's daughter.

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Rooney Mara

You may know that Rooney Mara has a celebrity sister.

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Kate Mara

But do you know their dad is famous, too?

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John Mara

Rooney and Kate Mara's dad, John Mara, is part owner of the New York Giants.

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Liev Schreiber

He's all about family as Ray Donovan. So it's no surprise that he's supportive of another Schreiber in show business.

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Pablo Schreiber

The Orange is the New Black star is Liev Schreiber's half-brother.

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Taryn Manning

Another Orange is the New Black star with famous kin is Taryn Manning.

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Peyton and Eli Manning

The star quarterback brothers are Taryn Manning's cousins.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow calls a famous actress mom.

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Blythe Danner

Blythe Danner (Will & Grace, Meet the Parents, etc.) is Gwyneth Paltrow's mother.

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Katherine Moenig

Another actress related to Gwyneth Paltrow is Katherine Moenig. Paltrow and Moenig are cousins.

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Lily Collins

This actress has a famous dad.

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Phil Collins

You could have guessed that one!

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Robbie Amell

If you think Robbie Amell looks familiar, you're either a fan of The Duff ... or you're thinking of his cousin.

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Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell is best known as the star of Arrow, but he's also Robbie Amell's cousin.

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Brandy and Ray J

These singing siblings share a musically inclined relative.

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Snoop Dogg

The marijuana mogul known as Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion in some cases) is Brandy and Ray J's cousin.

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Jason Sudeikis

SNL alum Jason Sudeikis has a famous actor for an uncle, and everybody knows his name. Do you?

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George Wendt

George Wendt found continued success on Broadway, but we all know him as Norm from Cheers.

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Rashida Jones

Do you know this actress's famous dad?

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Quincy Jones

Yep! Rashida Jones is the daughter of Quincy Jones. But her dad isn't the only one with cred.

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Peggy Lipton

Peggy Lipton, of Twin Peaks and Mod Squad fame, is Rashida Jones's mother.

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Sissy Spacek

The Academy Award-winning actress has a famous cousin.

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Rip Torn

That's right. One of the coolest names in Hollywood is related to another one of the coolest names in Hollywood.

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Halle Berry

This one you'll never guess. Mostly because, well, it's a stretch.

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Sarah Palin

Berry claims she's related to the politician, though it's unclear in what way.

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Lily Allen

British singer Lily Allen has an actor for a brother, and you've definitely seen him before.

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Alfie Allen

He stars in John Wick, Game of Thrones and The Other Boleyn Girl, to name a few titles.

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Dakota Johnson

The 50 Shades of Gray star has a set of famous parents.

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Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith is Dakota Johnson's mother.

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Don Johnson

Don Johnson, aka Sonny Crockett, is Dakota Johnson's dad.

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Whitney Houston

The unforgettable singer got her vocal talents from a famous mom.

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Cissy Houston

Cissy Houston is a gospel singer who encouraged her daughter, Whitney Houston, to sing in church.

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Meryl Streep

You may think that Meryl Streep's acting talent is too big not to share. You'd be right!

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Mamie and Grace Gummer

These young starlets are Meryl Streep's daughters.

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Oliver Hudson

You know him from Scream Queens. But do you know his sister? Or his mom? Sure you do!

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Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson is Oliver Hudson's big sister.

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Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn is Oliver and Kate Hudson's mother.

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Lily Rabe

Stage actress Lily Rabe is the daughter of a classic actress.

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Jill Clayburgh

Jill Clayburgh starred in Silver Streak and An Unmarried Woman in the 70s. More recently, she was in Bridesmaids.

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Abby Elliott

This Saturday Night Live cast member is actually the second person in her family to be featured on the show.

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Chris Elliott

Actor Chris Elliott, a cast member in the 1994 - 1995 season of SNL, is Abby Elliott's father. The funny family tradition gets deeper: Chris Elliott's father, Bob Elliott, was a comedian as well.