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Lily Collins' Famous Dad, and 30 Other Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Related

Anyone whose been on the Internet or taken the subway in the last week knows that The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is released in theaters Wednesday. But few people know that the star of the film, The Blind Side's Lily Collins, is not only teen royalty, but music royalty as well. That's thanks to her father, Phil Collins, who released hits like "Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)" and "One More Night" in the mid-1980s.

But there are more stars in Hollywood with talent in their blood. Sure, you might know that the Coppolas are a tight-knit family, and that Julia Roberts' niece, Emma Roberts, is on the verge of fame, but did you know these celebrities were related?

Anyone whose been on the Internet or taken the subway in the last week knows that The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is released in theaters Wednesday. But few people know that the star of the film, The Blind Side's Lily Collins, is not only teen royalty, but music royalty as well. That's thanks to her father, Phil Collins, who released hits like "Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)" and "One More Night" in the mid-1980s.

But there are more stars in Hollywood with talent in their blood. Sure, you might know that the Coppolas are a tight-knit family, and that Julia Roberts' niece, Emma Roberts, is on the verge of fame, but did you know these celebrities were related?

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Melissa McCarthy

The Bridesmaids star boasts another funny member in her family...

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Jenny McCarthy

...and it's her cousin the Singled Out star-turned-View host. Guess this guarantees the ABC talk show A-list talent.

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Jason Bateman

If we had it our way, we would have known all this time that the Arrested Development star...

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Paul Anka

...is related through marriage to his father-in-law, "My Way" singer Paul Anka. Here's hoping Bateman was smart enough to choose one of the singer-songwriter's tunes for his wedding to Amanda Anka.

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Sean Astin

Before starring in the Lord of the Rings franchise, the man otherwise known as Samwise Gamgee, was...

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Patty Duke

...the man otherwise known as the son of 1960s film icon Duke, who starred in pictures like The Miracle Worker and Valley of the Dolls. It's a miracle some have lasted this long without knowing the fun fact.

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Oona Chaplin

The Sherlock and Game of Thrones actress has a family tree more impressive than anyone in Westeros. After all, she's...

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Charlie Chaplin

...the kid of the kid of The Kid star. That's right — the Game of Thrones star counts the silent film legend as her grandfather. If only HBO gave her a reason to pratfall.

Shirley Maclaine

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty star has a secret. Her brother is...

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Warren Beatty

...Beatty, the star of such hits as Bonnie & Clyde and Heaven Can Wait. But it seems we'll have to continue to wait to see a film starring the two screen legends.

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Josh Brolin

Interestingly, the No Country for Old Men star is not the most famous member of his family. Instead, it's...

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Barbra Streisand

...his stepmother, Streisand, who's married to the actor's father, James Brolin. Here's hoping, for Josh's sake, his relationship with his father continues to be smooth like butta.

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Keith Carradine

The Deadwood and Dexter star counted late brother David Carradine as a famous relative. But it seems celebrity runs in his bloodline, as...

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Martha Plimpton

...his daughter, Plimpton, currently stars in Raising Hope and previously starred in The Goonies. Goonies never let their career say die.

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Arthur Miller

When the famous playwright penned The Crucible, he likely didn't imagine that his future son-in-law...

Daniel Day-Lewis

...would star in the movie. Day-Lewis is married to Miller's daughter Rebecca, who he met on the set of the Crucible adaptation. Seems Miller is the real millionaire matchmaker.

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Sissy Spacek

When the Carrie actress was a struggling actress, she was forced to live with...

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Rip Torn

...her cousin, The Larry Sanders Show star Rip Torn, who has suffered a series of legal setbacks following several DUI arrests. No wonder Spacek's Carrie thought everyone was going to laugh at her.

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Jayne Mansfield

Some would find it hard to believe that the 1950s sex kitten has a daughter whose on-screen character has a completely different view of sex. After all, she stars on...

Mariska Hargitay

...Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as Olivia Benson, a detective who, unlike Mansfield, would stay as far away from Playboy as possible.

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Kyra Sedgwick

Since Sedgwick was only six when her famous cousin died, The Closer star never got the chance to be closer to...

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Edie Sedgwick

...one of the 1960s most iconic faces. But Kyra did meet Sienna Miller, the actress who played her cousin in Factory Girl, while researching her role.

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Jessica Capshaw

The actress otherwise known as Dr. Arizona Robbins on Grey's Anatomy should call home often...

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Steven Spielberg

...because her stepdad is E.T. director Spielberg.

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Quincy Jones

There's little doubt the Grammy Award-winning producer has talent in his blood. After all, his daughter is...

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Rashida Jones

...beloved Parks and Recreation and I Love You, Man star Jones. Knowing that, why didn't she want to slap da bass with Paul Rudd?

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Minni Riperton

Lovin' the 1970s singer was easy because she was beautiful. And also because she was a mother to one of the best comedic minds of this millennium, known as...

Maya Rudolph

...Saturday Night Live star Rudolph, who recently paid tribute to her mother in literally the sweetest way possible.

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Shawn Ashmore

You'd be less surprised to learn that the X Men: Days of Future Past star has a a famous brother...

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Aaron Ashmore

...and more surprised to learn that his famous brother is actually his twin brother. Yes, the Ashmores are actually two separate people. Shawn's brother has gained fame for roles in In Plain Sight, Warehouse 13, and Lost Girl. Or was that Shawn?

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