Showbiz is full of famous family pairs like siblings Joan and John Cusack or parent-child duos like Jon Voigt and Angelina Jolie. These are the celebrity kids we’ve watched grow up to be bombshells and handsome young men. But Hollywood is full of secrets–like these complicated family trees–and chances are you had no idea these celebrities were related.
Sure, some of these stars probably got the acting bug from their Hollywood family members, like Lord of the Rings actor Sean Astin and his mom, Patty Duke, or SNL alum Jason Sudeikis and his uncle, Cheers star George Wendt. But some leading men and ladies, like Stanley Tucci, married into a family of actors.
Hollywood stars aside, we still can’t get over how crazy it would be to be related to a celebrity or even royalty! A very famous sister duo just happened to be distant cousins of King Edward III and Kate Middleton herself! Imagine a family dinner where you’re seated across from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Now that’s a reunion you just couldn’t miss!
Whether they came together by birth or marriage, there’s no denying this bunch is full of star power.
Click through to see which celebrities are related.
Hugh Grant Thomas Sangster
Hugh Grant and Thomas Sangster
The two are second cousins, once removed. Sangster made his acting debut on Love Actually, which also starred his cousin Hugh!
Jenna Bush Hager and Billy Bush
The two TV personalities are first cousins--and will both be on the Today show!
Denis Leary Conan Obrien
Denis Leary and Conan O'Brien
Comedy runs in this family! The comedian-turned-actor and talk show host are third cousins.
Rip Torn Sissy Spacek
Rip Torn and Sissy Spacek
The two actors are cousins. Torn sparked Spacek's interest in acting. After she graduated from high school, she moved to New York to stay with him until she got her first break.
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Elle and Dakota Fanning and Kate Middleton
The Fanning sisters are descended from King Edward III and are distant cousins of Kate Middleton.
Jason Sudelkis George Wendt
Jason Sudeikis and George Wendt
The SNL alum is Wendt's nephew.
Emily Blunt Stanley Tucci
Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci
Tucci is married to Blunt's sister, Felicity, making these two actors, who starred together in The Devil Wears Prada, in-laws.
Bonnie Bedelia Macauley Culkin
Bonnie Bedelia and Macauley Culkin
Bedelia, best known for her role as Camille Braverman on Parenthood, is Culkin's aunt.
Jason Schwartzman Nicolas Cage
Jason Schwartzman and Nicolas Cage
The two actors are cousins.
Al Roker Lenny Kravitz
Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz
The Today show's longtime weatherman and the singer are second cousins.
Lea Thompson Zoey Deutch
Lea Thompson and Zoey Deutch
Thompson, best-known for her roles in Back to the Future and Caroline in the City, is Deutch's mom. Deutch stars in the just-released Everybody Wants Some!
Jenny Mccarthy Melissa Mccarthy
Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy
The two are cousins. In fact, Melissa made her acting debut in 1997 on Jenny's TV show, The Jenny McCarthy Show.
Sean Astin Patty Duke
Sean Astin and Patty Duke
He played a hobbit in the Lord of the Rings, but in real life Astin is Patty Duke's son.
Bill Bellamy Shaquille Oneal
Bill Bellamy and Shaquille O’Neal
The comedic actor and former NBA great are second cousins.
Ethan Hawke Tennessee Williams
Ethan Hawke and Tennessee Williams
The renowned American playwright is the actor's great-uncle.
Tom Cruise William Mapother
Tom Cruise and William Mapother
The two actors are cousins. Mapother even appeared in Mission Impossible:II.
Rashida Jones Peggy Lipton
Rashida Jones and Peggy Lipton
Lipton, who's married to Quincy Jones, is mom to Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation).
Tug Mcgraw Tim Mcgraw
Tug McGraw and Tim McGraw
The older McGraw, who played for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies, is the country singer's father.
Brandy Snoop Dogg
Brandy Norwood and Snoop Dogg
The actress and rapper-turned-actor are cousins.
Liev Schreiber Pablo Schreiber
Liev and Pablo Schreiber
Acting runs in this family! While Liev is the better-known actor, Pablo has appeared in Law and Order: SVU and Orange is the New Black.