17 Celebrities You Didn't Know Are Related

Did you know that there are actually times when we encounter relatives without knowing? Yes, this does happen. Even though it is so common, it still exists in many cases, recorded cases even. Take one scenario, for example, you and your childhood friend have been together since the day you were born. Years later, you find out that the two of you are blood-related, which surprises both of you since you’re completely unaware of the situation.
Such an incident can feel weird and unnatural, but they do occur. But what about celebrities, have you ever wondered if some of them might be related? Well, you may be surprised that it happens a lot more frequently than you might think. It is not a rare case at all, considering they share almost the same gene, you would think they have the same potential to become famous, right?
If you don’t know who these celebrities are, scroll down, and you’d be surprised by how many of them are actually related. You would also sometimes catch a glimpse of the ones that you might suspect to share the same blood by how much they look like each other.

#1 Lea Thompson & Zoey Deutch

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The Back to the Future icon's daughter is also The Politician's leading lady.

#2 Ludacris & Monica

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Due to her stepfather, Reverend Edward Best, who also happens to be Luda's uncle, the rapper and Fast & Furious movie actor is related to the R&B singer.

#3 Conan O'Brien & Denis Leary

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The late-night presenter is a third cousin of the man who created Rescue Me.

#4 Steven Spielberg & Jessica Capshaw

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Since he wed her mother Kate Capshaw in 1991, the renowned filmmaker has been referred to as stepdad by the former Grey's Anatomy documentary.

#5 Yara Shahidi & Nas

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The rapper is referred to as the Grown-ish star's second cousin. She even served as the flower girl during his 2005 nuptials to Kelis, his ex-wife.

#6 Elle King & Rob Schneider

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The vocalist of "Ex's & Oh's" is the son of the former SNL cast member and former model London King.

#7 Kiefer Sutherland & Sarah Sutherland

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The Veep veteran is a famous daughter in real life in addition to the role of a famous daughter on the HBO sitcom. Her father is the former Jack Bauer actor.

#8 Phil & Lily Collins

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The news that Lily is the daughter of the English Grammy winner stunned some Emily in Paris watchers.

#9 Amy Schumer & Chuck Schumer

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The comedian and the senator from New York are genuinely connected; he is her father's first cousin.

#10 Kate Middleton & Dakota and Elle Fanning

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The Fannings and the Duchess of Cambridge are all said to be descended from King Edward III, who governed England from 1327 to 1377, according to a 2014 People interview with a family historian from This makes them extremely distant relatives—21st cousins, to be precise—of the Fannings.

#11 Jonah Hill & Beanie Feldstein

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Both of these actors are actually brothers and sisters in case you didn't know.

#12 Jason Sudeikis & George Wendt

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When he sees the legendary character from Cheers, the SNL alum calls him Uncle George. At least, it is what we suppose.

#13 Stephen & Frank Dillane

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Yes, Nick Clark from Fear the Walking Dead is really the son of Stannis Baratheon from Game of Thrones.

#14 Lily Allen & Sam Smith

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The soulful "Stay With Me" performer and the brunette beauty are third cousins. Smith said in a radio interview that the two had never met since both families are "huge."

#15 Liev & Pablo Schreiber

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The Law & Order: SVU guest star who made an impression and the actor from Salt are half-brothers.

#16 Melissa & Jenny McCarthy

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The comic from Bridesmaids and the co-host of The View are relatives, despite what you might have assumed.

#17 Daisy Lowe & Gavin Rossdale

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The Bush lead singer's eldest kid is a stunning British model. When Lowe was 14 years old and asked for a paternity test, the father and daughter first spoke.
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