Some people become famous because of hard work, talent, or being in the right place at the right time. But sometimes that famous gene just is in your blood. On occasion your famous sister, mother, or father will help you get your start, other times it just seems like a complete coincidence that family members are drawn to entertainment. But one thing for sure, they are all making their own ways!
Check out these thirty celebrities and see who they are related to! Which one surprises you the most?
Surprising Relations! 1 of 16
Check out these stars - did you know they were related? Click through to find out who is family...
Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy 2 of 16
Yup, Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy are both hilarious, share the same last name and both hail from Illinois. But that's not all. They're also first cousins!
Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz 3 of 16
Did you know the rock star and Hunger Games actor, and The Today Show star were related? Turns out Lenny Kravitz's mother, Roxie Roker, is Al Roker's cousin.
Jason Schwartzman and Nicolas Cage 4 of 16
Jason Schwartzman and Nicolas Cage are first cousins. Nicolas Cage's last name really is Coppola and Francis Ford Coppola is his uncle. Jason Schwartzman's mother is Talia Shire, who is Francis Ford Coppola's sister. Oh, and they're both cousins with film director Sofia Coppola.
Emma Roberts and Julia Roberts 5 of 16
Emma Roberts' dad is actor Eric Roberts, who is the brother of Julia Roberts, making Emma Roberts' aunt Julia Roberts.
Rip Torn and Sissy Spacek 6 of 16
Rip Torn and Sissy Spacek are first cousins! Rip Torn encouraged his cousin and got her started by helping her enroll in Strasberg's Actors Studio in New York.
Rashida Jones and Quincy Jones 7 of 16
Rashida Jones is gorgeous and extremely talented, and it turns out, it's in her genes. Her mother is model/actress Peggy Lipton and her father is music producer Quincy Jones.
Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri 8 of 16
Actress Eva Amurri is following in her famous mother's footsteps, and some good ones they are! Her mom is Susan Sarandon. You can totally see the resemblance.
Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer 9 of 16
Their names may be very different, but they certainly look alike. Meryl Streep's daughter has found steady work as an actress, following steadily in her mother's footsteps.
Blythe Danner and Gwenyth Paltrow 10 of 16
Blythe Danner has been working in New York and Hollywood for decades, and inspired her daughter Gwenyth Paltrow to become an actress.
Brandy and Snoop Dogg 11 of 16
They may have very different musical tastes, but these two both have stardom - and similar genes - in their veins. Snoop Dogg and Brandy are first cousins.
Kate Middleton and Guy Ritchie 12 of 16
Film director (and Madonna's ex) Guy Ritchie and the one and only Kate Middleton are related! Guy is Kate's fourth cousin and was even at the royal wedding.
Meryl Streep and Brooke Shields 13 of 16
Yup! Meryl Streep and Brooke Shields are related! They are second cousins once removed.
LMFAO’s Redfoo and Barry Gordy 14 of 16
Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy) of LMFAO is keeping up the family tradition of being a hit maker. His dad is Barry Gordy, the founder of Motown. And SkyBlu (Skyler Husten Gordy) of LMFAO is Berry's grandson and Stefan's nephew!
Jennifer Aniston and John Aniston 15 of 16
Jennifer Aniston isn't the only star in the family. Her dad is John Aniston, who starred for ages as Victor Kiriakis on the soap opera Days of our Lives.
Zoe Deschanel and Emily Deschanel 16 of 16
These two stunning stars, as you can guess by their last name and their piercing blue eyes, are sisters.
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