18 Celebrities You Had No Idea Were Related To One Another

Does fame run in the family? These weird celebrity connections may prove that it does. While you may know of the familial relationships between stars like Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn, the connections between these 18 random stars may surprise you. Click through to read about who shares genes in Hollywood.

by Kaitlin Reilly

Al Roker

Roker is a distant cousin of this rock star.

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Lenny Kravitz

Kravitz confirmed that he is related to the weather anchor in an interview with Today.

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Melissa McCarthy

The Bridesmaids actress is the cousin of this blonde star.

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Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy has stated that she encouraged her cousin to break into show business, even getting her a small role on her TV show Jenny.

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Mariska Hargitay

The Law & Order: SVU actress is the daughter of this iconic movie star.

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Jayne Mansfield

Sadly, Mansfield died in a car accident when Hargitay was only three years old.

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Warren Beatty

The Bonnie and Clyde star is the brother of this actress.

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Shirley MacLaine

The Downton Abbey actress — born Shirley MacLean Beaty — is three years older than her sibling.

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Jamie Lee Curtis

Halloween star Curtis wasn’t the only Scream Queen in her family.

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Janet Leigh

That infamous shower scene in Psycho was performed by Jamie Lee Curtis’ mother.

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Liev Schreiber

Schreiber’s half-brother stars on a hit Netflix series.

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Paul Schreiber

Orange Is The New Black’s Pornstache is the half-brother of the Scream star.

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Stephen Amell

These lookalike CW stars share DNA.

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Robbie Amell

Arrow’s Stephen and The Tomorrow People’s Amell are first cousins.

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Eli & Peyton Manning

Liev Schreiber isn’t the only celebrity in Hollywood with connections to an Orange Is The New Black cast member.

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Taryn Manning

The football player brothers are the second cousins of Taryn Manning. Her dad Bill Manning was first cousins with NFL quarterback Archie Manning, the father of Eli and Peyton.

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Zoey Deutch

The Vampire Academy actress is the daughter of this redheaded ABC Family actress.

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Lea Thompson

Thompson stars on ABC Family’s Switched At Birth.

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