12 Celebrities We Didn’t Know Were Related

There are many celebrities who have always had a close relationship with Hollywood thanks to their family. Among these, there are many who’ve decided to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors and also become big stars. And although we closely follow the work of our favorite artists, sometimes we do not imagine that there are family ties that unite them.

That’s why Bright Side invites you to meet these pairs of celebrities who are related and you probably didn’t know it.

1. Barbra Streisand is Josh Brolin’s stepmom

In 1998, iconic singer Barbra Streisand married James Brolin, father of Josh Brolin, thus becoming the actor’s stepmother. You probably don’t recognize him, but Josh is the one who brought Thanos to the big screen in The Avengers saga. It is well known that the Marvel villain and the famous singer are very close.

2. Emily and Zooey Deschanel are sisters and their parents are also famous.

The Deschanel sisters owe much of their fame to their talent and beauty, however, there is no denying that talent runs in the family. Mary Jo, the actresses’ mother, has appeared in series like Twin Peaks and House M.D.. Meanwhile, Caleb Deschanel is a successful cinematographer who has won 6 Oscars for Best Cinematography.

3. Emily Blunt is Stanley Tucci’s sister-in-law

In 2005, actors Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci met on the set of the movie The Devil Wears Prada. Being good friends, Emily invited Stanley to her wedding to John Krasinski in 2010, where the love story between the actor and the actress’s sister, Felicity Blunt, began.

4. Oona Chaplin is Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter.

Charlie Chaplin went down in history as a symbol of humor and silent films. His legacy includes a large number of films that he acted in, directed, and wrote. So it’s no wonder that Oona Chaplin, his granddaughter, has an interest in film in her blood. Oona has appeared in popular productions, including Game of Thrones as Talisa Maegyr and Avatar as Varang.

5. Snoop Dogg and Brandy Norwood are cousins

Snoop Dogg is one of the most famous rappers in the world. He has had a lot of collaborations with different artists, including his cousin Brandy Norwood. Brandy is a popular singer and actress who also co-stars in the musical series Queens.

6. William Mapother is Tom Cruise’s cousin

William Mapother, best known for his role as Ethan in the television series Lost, is Tom Cruise’s cousin. They have even worked together on 5 films, including Mission Impossible 2 and Minority Report.

7. Rashida Jones is the daughter of Quincy Jones.

Rashida Jones is the daughter of musician and composer Quincy Jones, who holds 28 Grammy Awards, which are proof of her undoubted talent. However, Rashida did not follow in her father’s footsteps since she was more interested in acting than singing. The actress gained her popularity thanks to the role of Karen Filippelli on the CBS’ sitcom The Office and also has a Grammy for her work on the documentary Quincy.

8. Sam Waterston and Katherine Waterston are father and daughter.

Katherine Waterston’s career has probably been influenced by her father. Sam is best known for playing prosecutor Jack McCoy in Law & Order, but has acted in many different types of productions. Katherine, who joined the Harry Potter universe by bringing Tina to life in the Fantastic Beasts saga, has followed in her father’s footsteps on the big and small screen.

9. Kate Hudson is Goldie Hawn’s daughter

Kate Hudson began her career as a child, however, the film that launched her to fame was Almost Famous. As the daughter of actress Goldie Hawn and stepdaughter of actor Kurt Russell, it was expected that Kate would pursue a prominent career in Hollywood.

10. Michael Douglas is the son of Kirk Douglas

Michael Kirk Douglas stars in the hit Netflix series The Kominsky Method. His career encompasses a plethora of roles in theater, film, television, and documentaries. He probably owes part of his success to his father, Kirk Douglas, who is considered the 17th greatest male star of classic Hollywood cinema.

11. Ariel Winter is the sister of Jimmy Workman

Actress Ariel Winter is best known for playing Alex Dunphy on ABC’s hit series, Modern Family. She, like her older brother, Jimmy Workman, became a child star. Although Jimmy has not returned to work in front of the camera, you may remember him as Pugsley, Morticia and Homer’s son in The Addams Family.

12. Mark Ronson is Meryl Streep’s son-in-law

Recently, Meryl Streep’s family got bigger. Actress Grace Gummer, Meryl’s daughter, married DJ and composer Mark Ronson. Mark is known for collaborating with great artists like Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Lady Gaga.

Do you know which other celebrities are family? Have you ever seen them perform together? Tell us in the comments.

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