18 Stars You Didn’t Know Were Related

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Al Roker & Lenny Kravitz
Al Roker & Lenny Kravitz
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The star of The Hunger Games, Lenny Kravitz, is the second cousin of TV weatherman, Al Roker. Roxie Roker, Lenny's mother, famous for playing Helen on The Jeffersons, is Al's cousin.
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Nicolas Cage, Jason Schwartzman, & Sofia Coppola
Nicolas Cage, Jason Schwartzman, & Sofia Coppola
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Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola's brother, August Floyd Coppola, is Nicolas Cage's father, and his sister, actress Talia Shire, is Jason Schwartzman's mother, making his daughter, writer/director Sofia Coppola, their cousin. All three of these seemingly random famous people are all in fact a part of a Godfather-esque family connection and Hollywood royalty.
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Casey Affleck & Joaquin Phoenix
Casey Affleck & Joaquin Phoenix
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Gone Baby Gone star Casey is married to Summer Phoenix, the youngest member of the famous Phoenix family. I guess this means that big brother Ben Affleck is also kind of related to the Phoenix clan, right? That makes for an interesting Thanksgiving dinner: Ben, Jennifer Garner, Casey, Joaquin? It's like an awards show.
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Jesse Eisenberg & Hallie Kate Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg & Hallie Kate Eisenberg
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You may not recognize the name Hallie Kate Eisenberg, but you'd know her immediately if we called her by her proper name, the 90s Pepsi Girl. She is Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg's younger sister.
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Jenny McCarthy & Melissa McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy & Melissa McCarthy
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The last name was probably a "duh" moment here, but McCarthy is a common enough name not to realize these two are relatives. Being funny must run in the McCarthy family!
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Jake Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard
Jake Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard
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Golden Globe nominee Jake Gyllenhaal's Golden Globe winning sister Maggie is married to his Jarhead costar Peter Sarsgaard. Lucky Maggie, surrounded by such beautiful men.
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Beck & Giovanni Ribisi
Beck & Giovanni Ribisi
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Beck is married to Giovanni's twin sister! The Saving Private Ryan and Ted actor now spends his holidays with the "Loser" singer, Beck. These two underrated stars make for a pretty cool family, don't you think?
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Shirley MacLaine & Warren Beatty
Shirley MacLaine & Warren Beatty
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Two Hollywood legends that are actually brother and sister. You may not have known that The Apartment actress' younger brother is Bonnie & Clyde actor Warren Beatty.
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Rip Torn & Sissy Spacek
Rip Torn & Sissy Spacek
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Rip Torn, the Emmy-nominated star of The Larry Sanders Show and Men in Black's Agent Zed, introduced his first cousin, Sissy Spacek to the entertainment business. Spacek then went on to star in Carrie, The Coal Miner's Daughter, and a bunch of other movies that earned her an Oscar and a few Golden Globes. That's a great cousin she has.
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Stanley Tucci & Emily Blunt
Stanley Tucci & Emily Blunt
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How amazing is it that these two are now officially family? Stanley is married to Felicity Blunt, and Emily is responsible for introducing them. We fell in love with both of these stars during The Devil Wears Prada and now imagine all of their holiday gatherings are like mini-less-mean-but-just-as-fabulous reunions.
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Liev Schreiber & Pablo Schreiber
Liev Schreiber & Pablo Schreiber
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The Ray Donovan star's half brother is none other than Orange is the New Black's most hated character, Pornstache. Since Liev is also married to Naomi Watts, we're holding out hope Pablo can finagle a cameo appearance for her. How great would she be in prison?
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Snoop Dogg & Ray J
Snoop Dogg & Ray J
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Everyone knows that the "Sexy Can I" singer is Brandy's little brother, but did you know that their cousin is none other than Snoop D-O-Double-G?
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Vera Farmiga & Taissa Farmiga
Vera Farmiga & Taissa Farmiga
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The unusual last name should have given this away: the Academy Award-nominated Up in the Air actress is the older sister of American Horror Story favorite, Taissa.
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Christian Bale & Gloria Steinem
Christian Bale & Gloria Steinem
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Christian Bale, better known as Batman, is the stepson of the woman known as the leader and spokeswoman of the feminist movement and founder of Ms. magazine, Gloria Steinem. Steinem married Bale's father in 2000 and remained his wife until his death in 2003. Even though 26-year-old Bale married his own wife in 2000 as well, we still like to imagine Steinem as a stepmother for a young Christian.
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David Spade & Kate Spade
David Spade & Kate Spade
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We are totally thinking of that moment in Arrested Development where the knock-off Kate Spade bag is called a David Spade. While we thought that was just a joke about their names being the same, it's actually because Kate married David's brother, making them in-laws.
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Rashida Jones & Quincy Jones
Rashida Jones & Quincy Jones
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You may have guessed there was a relation because of the last name, but musician and media mogul Quincy is indeed the Parks and Recreation star's father. Maybe that's how she became so unbelievably cool.
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Scott Foley & Patrick Wilson
Scott Foley & Patrick Wilson
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The Scandal star married Marika Dominczyk after divorcing Jennifer Garner (which then enabled her to marry into the Affleck/Phoenix clan). Dominczyk's sister, Dagmara, became Foley's sister-in-law, and her husband, Little Children star Patrick Wilson became his brother-in-law as well.
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Juliette Lewis & Ethan Suplee
Juliette Lewis & Ethan Suplee
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Another set of in-laws! Ethan Suplee, star of American History X, Remember the Titans, and My Name Is Earl, is married to Academy Award winning rocker, Juliette Lewis. We always loved Suplee on Boy Meets World, and we have always wanted to be best friends with the Natural Born Killers star, Lewis. This is a pretty cool family, if we say so ourselves.

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