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35 Famous People You Won't Believe Are Actually Related To Each Other

Holy crap...


We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which celebrities they're shocked to learn are related. Here are the fascinating results.

1. Jesse Eisenberg and Hallie Eisenberg are siblings:

You know Jesse from The Social Network, and you defffffinitely remember Hallie as the Pepsi girl in the late '90s.

—orangejoe

2. Kerry Washington and Colin Powell are cousins:

Yup! Olivia Pope herself is related to America's former Secretary of State.

—Anna Rossmoor, Facebook

3. Jonah Hill's sister is Beanie Feldstein:

Jonah Hill has two Oscar nominations under his belt (for Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street), and I have a feeling his sister (Neighbors 2 and Lady Bird) will soon catch up to him.

—primavolta

4. Hugh Grant and Thomas Brodie-Sangster are cousins:

Actually, I love these Love Actually stars.

—anastasiapopovic

5. Jason Momoa is Zoë Kravitz's stepfather:

The Justice League and Game of Thrones star is married to legend Lisa Bonet, aka Zoë Kravitz's mom.

—chalasanitara

6. Kyle Massey and Chris Massey are brothers:

AKA Cory from Disney Channel's That's So Raven and Michael from Nickelodeon's Zoey 101.

—keeleym2

7. Kelly Clarkson's mother-in-law is Reba McEntire:

Reba is the stepmother to Kelly's husband, and together they have six Grammy Awards, including 27 total nominations.

—victorias4cb217152

8. Blake Lively is half-siblings with Robyn Lively and Jason Lively:

Blake is known for her role on Gossip Girl, but her half-siblings are '80s icons, with Robyn Lively starring in Teen Witch and Jason Lively portraying Rusty in National Lampoon's European Vacation.

—Nathanael Cabral, Facebook

9. And Blake Lively's brother-in-law is Bart Johnson:

AKA Troy Bolton's dad in High School Musical!

—jordans43125d2f3

10. Jamie Lee Curtis is the daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis:

Jamie Lee Curtis is, of course, known for her roles in the Halloween series and Freaky Friday. Her Oscar-nominated parents are Hollywood royalty, with Janet Leigh starring in Psycho and Tony Curtis starring in Some Like it Hot.

—annakopsky

11. Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick are cousins:

And they each have seven Grammy Awards to their names. Icons.

—lajaaaam

12. Sara Gilbert and Melissa Gilbert are sisters:

Even though they have the same last name, it's kinda weird to think that Darlene from Roseanne and Laura from Little House on the Prairie are related.

—dougfancy101290

13. Rachel Brosnahan's aunt is Kate Spade:

You know Rachel Brosnahan from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and you probably own something from Kate Spade (her fashion empire is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, FYI).

—Megan Gallegos, Facebook

14. Ron Howard is Bryce Dallas Howard's father:

The Oscar winner's daughter stars in Jurassic World and the best episode of Black Mirror: "Nosedive."

—k4c33bd126

15. Taissa Farmiga and Vera Farmiga are sisters:

The American Horror Story star is the younger sister to Oscar-nominee Vera Farmiga, who you probably recognize from Up in the Air and Bates Motel.

—jnuy

16. Bianca Lawson is Beyoncé's stepsister:

Bianca Lawson has been playing a teenager on TV for decades, recently adding a new role to her resumé: stepsister to Queen Bey.

—tomasadik

17. Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty are siblings:

Both are Oscar winners, with 20 nominations between the two of them.

(Also, go watch Shirley in The Apartment right now if you've never seen it. You're welcome.)

—jackj43a91e854

18. Dakota Johnson's mom is Melanie Griffith, and her grandmother is Tippi Hedren:

You definitely know Dakota from the Fifty Shades series. Her mom, Melanie Griffith, is an Oscar nominee for Working Girl, the iconic '80s flick. Tippi Hedren, Dakota's grandmother, is still acting today, and you probably remember her from Hitchcock's The Birds.

—laurenb4c686df00

19. Ashlee Simpson's mother-in-law is Diana Ross:

Ashlee is married to Evan Ross, whose mother is Diana Ross.

—aimeem4

20. And Tracee Ellis Ross is Diana Ross's daughter:

You definitely know Tracee from Girlfriends and her Emmy-nominated work in Black-ish. Icons!

—margaretteps

21. Julia Roberts is Emma Roberts's aunt:

Okay, okay, so you probably know this one already. But did you know that Julia's brother/Emma's dad is Oscar-nominee Eric Roberts?

—juliareznikov

22. Gwyneth Paltrow's mom is Blythe Danner:

Yup. Pepper Potts's mom is actually Dina from Meet the Parents. Crazy! Between the two actresses, they have an Oscar, three Emmys, and a Golden Globe.

—lorim43d246285

23. Jason Sudeikis is George Wendt's nephew:

The Saturday Night Live and Horrible Bosses star is related to Norm from Cheers.

—courtneyl42412d617

24. Billie Lourd's mom is Carrie Fisher, and her grandmother is Debbie Reynolds:

You know Billie from Scream Queens, but her late mom will always be known as Princess Leia (and a fantastic writer), and her late grandmother will be remembered as Kathy from Singin' in the Rain or Aggie Cromwell from Halloweentown.

—sorryimheather

25. Minnie Riperton is Maya Rudolph's mom:

And Maya's re-creation of her mom's famous album cover for Perfect Angel is truly perfect.

—kendalyns

26. Mariska Hargitay's mom is Jayne Mansfield:

And both of them have a Golden Globe Award: Mariska for her work in Law & Order: SVU, and Jayne for her work in The Girl Can't Help It.

—lorim43d246285

27. Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez are brothers:

Charlie Hopper from Two and a Half Men and Coach Gordon Bombay from Mighty Ducks are brothers, and their dad is Martin Sheen!

—j40a7cdd5d

28. Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel are sisters:

Sure, the last name gives it away, but it's still wild to think that Temperance Brennan from Bones and Jess Day from New Girl are siblings.

—hayden44e

29. Snoop Dogg is cousins with Brandy and Ray J:

Talent runs in this family, with 29 Grammy nominations between the three of them (i.e. just Snoop and Brandy).

—singhaditya101010

30. Angelina Jolie is Jon Voight's daughter:

They have six Oscar nominations between the two of them, including two wins (Jolie for Girl, Interrupted and Voight for Coming Home), and Jolie has an additional Honorary Oscar.

—lizforest1394

31. Phil Collins is Lily Collins's dad:

You know Phil Collins as an eight-time Grammy Award winner (and the reason you always bawl your eyes out during Tarzan), but his daughter is a Golden Globe-nominated actress who you probably know from The Blind Side, Mirror Mirror, or Stuck in Love.

—nance23

32. Rob Schneider's daughter is Elle King:

The Saturday Night Live alum is a staple in Adam Sandler films, and his daughter is a famous singer who has three Grammy nominations under her belt.

—jasonfunderberker

33. Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd are sisters:

Ashley is a two-time Golden Globe nominee, while her sister has four Grammy nominations.

—savannahroseh4d4392582

34. Anthony Perkins's son is Oz Perkins:

You know Anthony Perkins from Psycho, and you'll probably recognize his son as Dorky David from Legally Blonde.

—elizabethannb3

35. And Halle Berry is somehow related to Sarah Palin:

And her reaction to the news is perfect: “I said, ‘Noooo!!!’ Some twisted way — somebody sent me this information that she was my distant [relative].”

—jennav4d4a1fd7f

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