Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Related

Did you know Kate Middleton has a Hollywood connection?

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Who Is Brandy and Ray J's First Cousin?

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Snoop Dogg

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Triple the talent! The siblings are first cousins with the rapper, who spoke about their family ties – and desire to succeed on their own terms – in a 2006 interview with MTV.

"Brandy's my first cousin. We never really told the world because we weren't trippin' off of that, but that's my family," Snoop said at the time.

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Who Is Saweetie's Second Cousin?

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Gabrielle Union

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The "Best Friend" rapper is second cousins with the A-list actress and producer. Union spilled the tea on Twitter in 2018, telling a fan, "Her father and I are 1st cousins. Her grandma is my aunt Joanne Glass who I based Eva from Deliver Us From Eva on."

Though the two are super-supportive of each other on social media, Saweetie said she didn't want to use her connections to "make it" in Hollywood. In an interview with Desus & Mero on Showtime, the rapper explained, "I believe in being self-made and trying to figure things out on my own ... I appreciate the support, but for me, I've always been self-motivated. So instead of asking for help, I just wanted to see if I could do it on my own."

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Who Is Lance Bass' Sixth Cousin Once Removed?

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Britney Spears

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We can't believe it either! The former pop star found out his old friend is in his family tree on a November 2021 episode of the 2 Lies & A Leaf series.

"Look, I wanted to be related to the Queen," he said. "Well now I'm related to the queen of pop!"

Calling Spears his "little sister," Bass said he always "felt like we looked like family."

Plus, "she is like family to me," he added, "so the fact that we are blood-related is amazing."

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Who Is Jason Sudeikis' Uncle?

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Making your way in the world today takes everything you got, but it's pretty easy when comedic chops run in your family like Jason Sudeikis'.

It's easy to guess who his uncle is: Just go where everybody knows his name!

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George Wendt

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It's not hard to go where everybody knows Jason Sudeikis' uncle's name: George Wendt played barfly Norm on the blockbuster sitcom Cheers.

In July 2021, he told GQ that his uncle "made finding a career in the arts, in acting or whatever, seem plausible."

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Who Is Cory Booker's Cousin?

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Booker has to make some pretty tough votes in his job as New Jersey senator, but they're nothing compared to the rulings his cousin must deliver on his TV show.

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RuPaul

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The RuPaul's Drag Race host invited his cousin Cory (the two found out they were related on an episode of PBS' Finding Your Roots) to make a cameo on the season 13 finale of the show.

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Who Is Matthew Perry's Stepfather?

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Matthew may get by with a little help from his Friends - but he can also rely on his stepdad if he ever needs a little help solving crimes.

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Keith Morrison

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The actor's mom married the Dateline anchor when Perry was 10, and they maintain a close relationship: Morrison told Andy Cohen that Perry gave him a Porsche 911 - "and I still drive it around!"

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Who Is Tom Hanks' Very Distant Cousin?

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Hint: Maybe they grew up in the same Neighborhood?

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Fred Rogers

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Yup - an Ancestry.com deep dive found that the A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood star is in fact sixth cousins with the beloved Mr. Rogers, whom he plays in the film. The records illustrated a link between the two figures through a shared five-times great-grandfather, a German immigrant named Johannes Mefford, who was born in 1732. More digging into their backgrounds showed that Hanks and Rogers also descended from two brothers who fought for American independence in the Revolutionary War.

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Who Is Gerard Way's Cousin?

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Hint: No need to fear if this guy's in your family.

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Joe Rogan

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The actor and former Fear Factor host confirmed on his podcast that he and the My Chemical Romance frontman are distant cousins - though "I don't know him," Rogan said.

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Who Is Beanie Feldstein's Older Brother?

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Hint: He's also an actor!

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Jonah Hill

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The Oscar-nominated actor is the Booksmart star's older brother. Hill has so much admiration for his younger sister, he's called her his "personal hero," and even has a tattoo dedicated to her that reads, "Hello, Beanie!"

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Who's Is Melissa Gorga's Actor Cousin?

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Hint: He was really good at karate back in the day.

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Ralph Macchio

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey star's cousin shot to fame early on in his career playing the role of Daniel in The Karate Kid.

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Who Is Ashlee Simpson's Legendary Mother-in-Law?

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Hint: Her photo is pretty much in the dictionary next to the word "diva."

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Diana Ross

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Simpson's husband, Evan Ross, just happens to the be son of the music icon.

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Who Is Ludacris' Funny Cousin?

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Hint: The rapper and actor is a real stand-up guy.

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Richard Pryor

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Ludacris - born Chris Bridges - has serious comic chops, just like his legendary comedian cousin. "I never got a chance to meet him. But I'm a big fan of his," the star told PEOPLE.

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Who Is Elle & Dakota Fanning's Royal Cousin?

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Hint: We've been looking to her for hair inspo for years.

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Kate Middleton

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"It's so weird … it's crazy," Elle told E! News of finding out the news. "I've always wanted to do the Ancestry.com thing because I think it would be really cool. But someone did it for me, which I think is great."

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Who Is Lily Allen's Younger Brother?

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Hint: He happens to play a pretty major character in Game of Thrones.

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Alfie Allen

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The British actor plays Theon Greyjoy (who we loved then hated then pitied) in the HBO series.

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Who Is Amy Schumer's Cousin?

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Hint: The funny lady has teamed up with her high-profile family member in the past.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer

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The I Feel Pretty actress has joined her cousin, New York senator Chuck Schumer, in support for gun reform.

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Who Is Al Roker's Rockin' Relative?

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Hint: The beloved weatherman has a distant relative in the music industry.

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Lenny Kravitz

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The weatherman and the rocker happen to share the same great-great grandfather - the guys' grandfathers were cousins.

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Who Is Sarah Palin's Oscar-Winning Relative?

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Hint: She's not too psyched about it.

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Halle Berry

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"You want to know who I'm related to? Sarah Palin!" Berry told Extra in 2012. "[In] some twisted way. Somebody sent me this information that she was my distant [relative]."

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Who Is Melissa McCarthy's Cousin?

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Hint: She's also very, very funny.

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Jenny McCarthy

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Turns out the SiriusXM radio host gave her famous cousin her first TV spot.

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Who Is Liev Schreiber's Half-Brother?

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Hint: He is also an actor.

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Pablo Schreiber

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You may recognize him as "Pornstache" from Netflix's Orange Is the New Black.

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Who Is Elle King's Dad?

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Hint: They share different surnames since the singer changed hers in order to find fame on her own.

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Rob Schneider

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"She [used to] get, 'You're Rob Schneider's kid.' Now I get, 'You're Elle King's dad,' " the actor told PEOPLE Now.

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Who Is Warren Beatty's sister?

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Hint: She's also in show business.

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Shirley MacLaine

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In case you needed a reminder.

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Who Is Larry David's 'Third Cousin or Something'?

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Hint: They are mirror images of each other.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders

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The resemblance is uncanny. "I was very happy about that," David said of their newfound familial connection in July 2017. "I thought there must have been some connection."

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Who Is Denis Leary's Third Cousin?

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Hint: He's a late-night talk show host.

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Conan O'Brien

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Who knew?

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Who Is Bryce Dallas Howard's Dad?

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Hint: He's a big-time director.

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Ron Howard

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Okay, that was an easy one.

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Who Is Nicolas Cage's Director-Cousin?

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Hint: She has worked with Kirsten Dunst on more than one occasion.

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Sofia Coppola

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"Will Coppola ever consider Cage for a role in one of her films?" is the true question.

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Who Is Zoey Deutch's Famous Mom?

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Hint: She's known for her role in Back to the Future.

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Lea Thompson

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The mother-daughter duo are as close as ever.

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Who Is Julia Roberts' Niece?

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Hint: She once dressed up as one of Roberts's onscreen characters on Halloween.

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Emma Roberts

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"She's the best," Emma told host Queen Latifah of her famous aunt in 2014.

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