15 Unexpected Connections Between Famous People

It's always easier to "make it" in any field if you have a leg in the door so it's no wonder that Hollywood and government power is an incestuous cesspool of nepotism. If we regular folk are six degrees away from Kevin Bacon, everyone in Hollywood is probably two degrees. Here are 15 of the more surprising connections…


Siblings 10 Did you know Jesse Eisenberg is the older brother of the Pepsi Girl? Hallie Eisenberg was child actress in the late 90s.

Source: CNN


Cousins The L-Word darling Katherine Moennig is cousins with the Goop queen Gwyneth Paltrow.

Source: LA Times


Cousins CRACKED COM It may come as no surprise that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are third cousins.

Source: PBS


Siblings-ln-Law CRACKEDCO Emily Blunt's older sister is married to Stanley Tucci, making every family reunion a Devil Wears Prada reuinion.

Source: Bazaar


Mother- & Daughter- r_In-Law Did you know Ashlee Simpson is married to the son of Diana Ross, making her a sister-in-law to Tracee Ellis Ross.

Source: Billboard


Cousins CRACKEDcO Chris Farley was the first cousin of Jim Farley, the cEo of Ford Motors.

Source: Detroit Free Press


Cousins CRACKEDO Al Roker is the second cousin of Lenny Kravitz. Their grandparents were cousins.

Source: TODAY


Godmother & Goddaughter Drew Barrymore is the godmother of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.

Source: MTV


10th Cousins GRACKEDcO Barack Obama and George W. Bush are 10th cousins. In total, Obama is distantly related to 6 U.S. presidents.

Source: The Guardian


Little League teammates CRACKEDc COM Before they were castmates on The Office, BJ Novak and John Krasinski were in the same Little League and went to high school together.

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Babysitters Tia and Tamara Mowry would babysit the Olsen twins. It makes sense since their brother Tahj Mowry was a character on Full House.

Source: The Meredith Vieria Show


Teacher & Student CRACKED GOM John Hamm taught ninth grade drama for a year in his hometown of St. Louis, MO, where Ellie Kemper was a student in his class.

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Uncle & Nephew Jason Sudeikis, of SNL and Ted Lasso fame, shares a funny bone with his uncle George Wendt, who played Norm on Cheers.

Source: EW


Distant Cousins CRACKEDcO Bernie Sanders and his SNL impersonator Larry David discovered they are distant cousins on PBS's Finding Your Roots.

Source: NBC News


Cousins HE S CRACKEDC Brandy and Ray J are brother and sister, but did you know they are first cousins to Snoop Dogg?

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