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8 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Cousins

By / Published on Thursday, 31 Aug 2017 11:03 AM / No Comments / 26 views

Celebrities often refer to Hollywood as a very small, tight knit community because it’s full of actors, actresses, and musicians who are constantly crossing paths, whether it’s at an award show or in collaboration. It’s full of exes, friendships, and old and new relationships, but it’s made even smaller when we think about those stars who are related. In fact, the amount of people in Hollywood who are related is surprising. There’s more than a few celebrities who are not only linked through family, but share the same blood! Here’s a list of of 8 celebrities you didn’t know were cousins!

8. Jason Schwartzman, Sofia Coppola, Nicolas Cage

This dynamic trio are all first cousins! What a crazy talented family tree! Nicolas Cage was actually born a Coppola. His uncle is famous director Francis Ford Coppola, which makes Sofia Coppola, another director who won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Lost in Translation, his cousin! Similarly, Schwartzman is also Francis Ford Coppola’s nephew which also makes him a cousin of Nicolas and Sophie.

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7. Katherine Moennig and Gwyneth Paltrow

It’s no secret there’s a lot of talent in Gwyneth Paltrow’s family. Not only is she the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and late director Bruce Paltrow, but she’s also cousins with Katherine Moennig! Moennig is best known for her roles in The L Word and Young Americans. She’s also held a lead role on the TV series Ray Donovan since 2013. Despite their relation and similar careers, Moennig told the Observer they are very different. “We’re totally different people. We look very different, too. I think that people would be able to point out the differences a lot more easily than they’d be able to point out the similarities. I like that people don’t actually make the comparison. And I want no one judging me solely on the fact that I am her cousin.”

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