Table of Contents
- 45 celebrities you had no idea were related
- People with the Same Names as Celebrities Tell Us How Much it Sucks
- Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Siblings
- 1. Chris, Luke, and Liam Hemsworth
- 2. Hallie and Jesse Eisenberg
- 3. Demi Lovato and Madison De La Garza
- 4. Scott and Chris Evans
- 5. Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi
- 6. Kate and Oliver Hudson
- 7. Ralph and Joseph Fiennes
- 8. Liev and Pablo Schreiber
- 9. Blake, Robyn, and Eric Lively
- 10. Zooey and Emily Deschanel
- 11. Aimee, Kelly, and Jack Osbourne
- 12. Alfie and Lily Allen
- 13. Spencer and Abigail Breslin
- 14. Jonathan and Colin Firth
- 15. Chad and Rob Lowe
- 10 Celebrity Siblings You Didn’t Know Were Related
- 23 Celebrity Siblings You Didn’t Know Were Related — Fame Is In Their DNA
You likely already know about the Olsen twins and their younger sister Elizabeth, as well as Dave and James Franco or Luke and Owen Wilson. And you’ve already learned about all the celebrity pairs that are best friends, but there are quite a few famous faces that you probably didn’t know were all in the same family.
Keep reading to see the 43 celebrities you probably never knew were related.
Amy Daire contributed to a previous version of this article.
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Singers Ray J and Brandy are siblings, but they are also cousins to rapper Snoop Dogg.
Singers and siblings Brandy and Ray J have made their typical brother-sister relationship pretty public. Like most siblings, they post pictures of one another to their social media accounts, walk the red carpets together, and sometimes they even talk or argue over Twitter.
Meanwhile, the pair are also close with their cousin Snoop Dogg. Snoop has collaborated with Brandy and used her in a music video, and he had Ray J as a guest on his YouTube show where he introduced him as “my cousin, my family, my familia.”
Singer Lily and “Game of Thrones” actor Alfie Allen are brother and sister.
Real life siblings Lily and Alfie Allen in 2008 (Rex)
Talent clearly runs in the family seeing as she’s a famous singer and he’s made waves as Theon Greyjoy on “Game of Thrones.” Like most siblings, they seem to have a love-hate relationship.
The singer once wrote a song about her brother needing to get a job and several years later slammed “Game of Thrones” during a Reddit AMA saying that she was offered a incestuous cameo to play his sister on screen. Alfie then denied that fact.
“The only thing I’m going to say on that is that it’s not true,” he said to Vulture. “And also that Gemma Whalen was always their first choice for the part. And she’s fantastic. And that’s the one thing I’m going to say about that.”
Since then he’s “banned” her from discussing the show at all.
Jason Momoa is the stepfather of Zoë Kravitz.
Momoa has been with Kravitz’s mother, Lisa Bonet, for 12 years. The happy couple got married in a quiet ceremony this October, making Momoa the official stepfather of Kravitz. The new family members have shared sweet Instagram photos of themselves together, including one where Kravitz called Momoa “papa bear.”
Momoa and Bonet also have two other children together — Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa and Lola Iolani Momoa.
Speaking of the Kravitz family, TV personality Al Roker and singer Lenny Kravitz are distant cousins.
On an episode of “Today,” Roker and Kravitz discussed that they both have the Roker genes in them. This led Roker to do some investigating, and he later revealed that their grandfathers were actually cousins. They have quite a few people between them a far as the family tree goes, but blood is blood.
“All I know is I’m going with it,” Roker said on the show. “Kids think it’s cool.”
The Coppolas and Schwartzmans are all related to Nicolas Cage.
This is one famous family. Francis Ford Coppola, who directed “The Godfather” among other films, is the uncle of the Schwartzmans. Jason Schwartzman earned his fame in movies like “Rushmore” and “Moonrise Kingdom,” but his younger brother is also recognizable. Robert Schwartzman was in “The Princess Diaries,” though he’s given up acting since.
Francis is also the father to Sofia Coppola, who directed “Lost in Translation” and “The Bling Ring.”
All of these people are also related to actor Nicolas Cage, who changed his name from Coppola to avoid any nepotism in the industry. Francis is Nic’s uncle, making the Schwartzmans are his cousins.
Jenny and Melissa McCarthy are cousins.
Cousins Jenny (left) and Melissa McCarthy (right).
The famous actresses may share a last name, but many never made the connection. Jenny has even shared a throwback picture of the two of them when they were children.
The actresses might be in the same business, but their careers haven’t overlapped and the two don’t seem to be very close. Melissa, for example, didn’t attend Jenny’s wedding back in 2014. That might have something to do with a report claiming that Jenny thought her cousin needed to lose weight to make it in Hollywood, even though Jenny firmly denies it.
“There is a crazy story going around that I once told my cousin, Melissa, that she would have to lose weight in order to get into show business. Nothing could be further from the truth,” Jenny told PEOPLE.
Joan and John Cusack are siblings.
John and Joan Cusack have both made names for themselves in the movie industry and have been in 10 movies together. Yet many don’t realize that they’re brother and sister.
Joan gives credit to her brother for encouraging her throughout her career in the hectic industry.
“I think it helps to know another person in the business, because everything is such an illusion, so it’s great to be able to go, ‘Oh, my God! This is how it really is!’ or ‘This is how it happens there!'” she told AV Club. “You know, ’cause nobody knows any of it. People know more now in general, I think. So I think it was helpful to have each other.”
Actors Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are siblings as well.
These actors don’t share a last name because Shirley uses her middle name MacLaine. The two also don’t share any movie credits and MacLaine recently noted that they likely never will.
“Oh, I don’t think we’d be a good team,” she once told Closer at the TMA Heller Awards.
As for Beatty? He doesn’t think so poorly of the idea.
“Not a bad idea,” he said on “CBS Sunday Morning,” with one exception: “I think we shouldn’t play man and wife.”
“Grey’s Anatomy” actress Jessica Capshaw is director Steven Spielberg’s stepdaughter.
Jessica Capshaw (left) and Steven Spielberg (right) in 2012.Michael Buckner/Getty Images
The “Grey’s Anatomy” actress didn’t exactly grow up with Steven Spielberg, but since her mother married him in 1991, they’ve gotten close. With such a big name in the industry, you’d think that he was to thank for her start, but according to her, it wasn’t so easy.
“In a lot of ways it was actually not helpful to have famous parents because there is definitely a very human feeling of, ‘Well, when you come from all that, who wants to see that girl succeed.’ You want to see the underdog succeed, the girl who spent her last two dollars on the bus ticket,” she said in an interview with USA Today.
Actors Hallie and Jesse Eisenberg are brother and sister.
Hallie Eisenberg had one of the most recognizable faces in the world in the late ’90s. She was practically the face of Pepsi, not to mention she landed leading roles in movies like “Bicentennial Man” and “The Miracle Worker.”
She’s taken a leave from acting since then, but her older brother is still making the family name known in Hollywood. He’s Oscar-nominated and famous for roles in several movies, including “Batman v Superman” and “The Social Network.”
Jesse recently revealed on “The Tonight Show” that they’re living together. Jimmy Fallon asked him about his sister’s boyfriend Owen Danoff, who was fighting for fame on season 11 of “The Voice,” and Jesse told him that they’re all roommates.
Actor Martin Sheen is father to actors Charlie Sheen and Emilio Esteves.
It’s known pretty far and wide that Charlie Sheen is Martin Sheen’s son. After all, they share both a name and a striking resemblance to one another. However, many people might not known that Martin Sheen has another famous son, Emilio Esteves.
The trio of Sheens have had their ups and downs. Many speculate that it’s a battle between brothers, but their dad is proud of them both.
“This morning, as I watched him alone, reveal his deepest, darkest secret, I couldn’t believe the level of courage I was witnessing, and that it was my son,” he said after Charlie revealed that was HIV-positive to Matt Lauer. “I left him a message, and I said that if I had that much courage, I would change the world.”
He also worked side-by-side with Emilio on 2012’s “The Way,” and claims that there’s no one better to work with,
“From my point of view there’s nothing better,” he said in an interview with The Guardian. “I’d work with him for the rest of my life, frankly.”
Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård is father to Bill and Alexander Skarsgård.
Stellan Skarsgård has several credits under his belt. He’s been in “Good Will Hunting” and “Mamma Mia!” as well as Marvel’s “Thor” and “Avengers” films. His son Alexander is stealthy competition though. He hit fame with his steamy role in “True Blood” and has starred in “The Giver” and HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”
Stellan and Alexander went head-to-head on Fourth of July weekend in 2016 when Stellan’s movie “Our Kind of Traitor” opened against Alexander’s “The Legend of Tarzan.” According to Los Angeles Daily News, Stellan was pretty thrilled about the competition.
“I think he’s got more backing and more screens,” he said in the interview. “Still, it’s fun.”
In the end, Alexander got the bragging rights.
Then Alexander’s younger brother, Bill, had a breakout role in 2017’s reboot of “It” where he played Pennywise the Clown. The movie became one of the highest grossing horror films of all time.
Actresses Blake and Robyn Lively are half-sisters.
Blake (left) and Robin Lively (right) at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Serena van der Woodsen and the Teen Witch herself are truly sister goals. They’re often seen together at award shows and fashion shows, and Robyn is the godmother to Blake’s kids.
Robyn and Blake even joke about whose kids are whose.
“Fantastic Beasts” actress Katherine Waterston is the daughter of actor Sam Waterston.
You probably recognize Sam from his roles in hit shows like “Law & Order” and “The Newsroom.” His daughter became an actor, too, but she’s usually seen on the big screen. Most recently she played Tina Goldstein in the “Harry Potter” spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.”
Despite this huge success, her acting career wasn’t as easy as you’d think it would be for the daughter of a famous actor.
“When you are the kid of an actor, it’s always a very inviting world,” Waterston said in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald. “Everyone is nice to you, the hair and make-up people braid your hair and play with you, and the costume department makes outfits for your teddy bears. It’s really misleading, because then when you actually go to pursue a career in acting, you realize that people aren’t so friendly.”
In fact, she couldn’t even land a role on her dad’s “Law & Order,” a show that “every actor in New York” can get a credit for.
Superstar Tom Cruise and “Lost” actor William Mapother are cousins.
Tom Cruise is one of the biggest international movie stars, but he’s not the only actor in the family. His cousin William Mapother has starred in shows like “The Mentalist” and “Lost.” Mapother has also had cameos in three of Cruise’s movies and small roles in two others.
Unfortunately, Mapother doesn’t discuss his cousin very often.
“I’m not answering any questions about him because I’ve learned that unfortunately, nearly anything I write/say about him gets taken out of context,” he wrote in a Reddit AMA two years ago. “So it’s easier and safer to say nothing.”
Actor Antonio Banderas used to be actress Dakota Johnson’s stepfather.
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress is no newbie in the film industry. She grew up with Antonio Banderas after he married her mother actress Melanie Griffith when she was just a child (her dad is none other than actor Don Johnson).
With a family like that, it’s almost impossible not to get into acting.
Griffith and Banderas were together until 2015, but despite the split, he has nothing but kind words and admiration for his former stepdaughter and her career.
“Dakota didn’t want our help. Every time that she was called for a movie ‘I don’t want you guys to be there, I don’t want them to know that you are my mother’ or who her real father, her biological father Don . She didn’t want help. She has been very honest in that aspect,” he said during a guest appearance on ITV’s “Loose Women.”
Actor Christian Bale also had a famous stepparent — he used to be feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s stepson.
Christian Bale (left) and activist Gloria Steinem (right). (Getty Images / AP )
He’s an actor with a rumored anger problem and she’s a feminist icon and hero. You probably wouldn’t have suspected that their paths had ever crossed, but she’s actually his stepmother.
Steinem married Bale’s father David when Christian was well into his twenties. They were married for three years before David passed away in 2003.
Steinem still thinks of Christian affectionately though.
“He is a very good person, a great lover of animals, and an immensely talented actor. He’s married with two children and lives in California,” she said in a piece for Daily Life. “I don’t see him that often, but we’re in touch from time to time.”
Actress Julia Roberts is actress Emma Roberts’ aunt.
These leading ladies have been very public about their familial ties. They speak about each other in interviews, post heartwarming pictures of each other, and according to Julia, spend lots of time together.
“She’s so lovely,” Julia said during an interview with Allure. “We spend a lot of time together. Emma is a remarkable girl.”
Even though they spend so much time together, there’s one thing Julia will never do: take a part in or watch Emma on “American Horror Story.”
“I can’t even get though the commercials,” Julia once said to E! News. “I am the most fitful scaredy cat.”
Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is filmmaker Ron Howard’s daughter.
Ron’s face might not be quite as recognizable as his daughter’s these days, but only because he spends his time behind the camera rather than in front of it. After acting in “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Happy Days,” Ron switched over to directing. His work includes “Apollo 13,” the Oscar-winning “A Beautiful Mind,” and “The Da Vinci Code.”
His daughter stayed in the family business, but took a different route. She’s acted in “The Village” and “Jurassic World.” But despite their different roles in the industry, he’s still an inspiration to her.
“He’s a dad, but also this extremely impressive individual. I really look up to him,” she said during an interview with UK’s Express. “It was a wonderful gift, growing up having a beautiful relationship with my dad.”
Actors Liev and Pablo Schreiber are half-brothers.
Pablo Schreiber is easier to place if you imagine him with a big mustache. He plays Mendez on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” and he’s the half-brother of Liev Schreiber, who’s starred in “Defiance” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
They’ve only acted in one movie together, but they spend time together off-screen. Liev recently tweeted a picture of one of their family outings.
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List of Famous People with the Same Name ranked by fame and popularity. Things can get confusing when celebrities share the same name. Several famous people try to distinguish themselves by adding a middle initial to their name while others adopt a stage name. One famous actor, known as “The King of Cool,” even shares his name with an Oscar-winning director.
Who is the most famous person who has a shared name? Kate Hudson tops our list. Hudson shares her name with a famous pop singer. “I Kissed a Girl” singer Katy Perry was actually born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. She decided to use her mother’s maiden name of Perry so she wouldn’t be confused with the Almost Famous actress. Honeymooners actor Jackie Gleason shares a name with an up and coming TV actor. Jack Gleeson plays the unscrupulous King Joffrey on Game of Thrones.
The Great Escape actor Steve McQueen shares his name with the man who directed the Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave. Blue Valentine actress Michelle Williams shares her name with one of the members of Destiny’s Child.
Would you change your name if it was the same as another celebrities? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
People with the Same Names as Celebrities Tell Us How Much it Sucks
Celebrities dominate the news (and sometimes our hearts), but spare a thought for the poor souls who happen to share a name with them. Imagine hearing the same bad joke every time you utter your name—or receiving a torrent of Twitter abuse each time your name-twin does something unpopular.
We hear from a Mike Pence, Taylor Swift, Kate Middleton and others who share the same names as a celebrity. (A Hillary Clinton, Harry Styles, Andy Murray, Morgan Freeman, Emma Stone, and Anne Coulter all declined to comment.)
Taylor Swift, 31, Seattle (male)
In September 2009, everything changed. Kanye got on stage at the MTV music awards, took the mic from the other Taylor Swift, and I was flooded with support letters. It was sweet… but foreboding. That’s when I knew it wasn’t going to stop anytime soon.
I get between five to 10 emails every week intended for the other Taylor Swift. There is a folder they go into because honestly, at this point, it is pretty commonplace and I don’t think much about it. Nearly all of them are something like, “OMG UR SO PRETTY AND I LUV U.”
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Here is one of my favorites: ” It would really make my day if you were to write a song about a guy called Star rider. Tay……just one little song…about a star rider who rides a motorcycle under a heaven fill with stars in the night…and feeling the cool breeze…”
Any time I have to show my ID, I get attention: airports, getting a drink, picking up tickets, paying with a credit card, the bank. It always elicits some sort of response. Imagine hearing the same joke every time someone learns your first and last name. Also, as someone who has pursued a presence online for my net-building business, I am buried way too deep in the Google searches.
Jennifer Lawrence, 36, Massachusetts
Recently I was going through security in the Palm Springs airport and the TSA official looked at me (I don’t look dissimilar to the actress) and turned bright red. He said, “I can’t wait to go home and tell my friends I just met Jennifer Lawrence.” I smiled and told him that it was my pleasure to make his day. I’m pretty sure he never realized I’m not her.
On Twitter and Instagram, I’ve had people DM me asking if I could come to their event and make an appearance. If it’s a cool event, I’ll say yes.
I get comments every single day about my name. Every. Single. Day. There is not a place that I go and make a reservation, use my credit card, or otherwise have to give my name that people don’t comment on it.
I’ve been online dating lately and I don’t go out on second dates with the people who comment on my name on the first date. There was this one guy who told me he needed to keep dating me so he could tell everyone he was dating Jennifer Lawrence. I never went out with him again.
Kate Middleton, 22, London
When her engagement to Prince William was announced, I had over 3,000 friend requests on Facebook. My account then got deactivated and I was told I was an “impersonator” even though there was literally nothing on my page to suggest I was interested in, or trying to be, Kate Middleton.
Once I checked into a hotel in Romania and as the receptionist flicked through the paperwork, she landed on a page with my name at the top, and hand-written in bold red capital letters underneath were the words “NOT THE PRINCESS” repeatedly underlined and circled.
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I still now receive a lot, and I mean A LOT, of Facebook messages. When I discovered the message requests tab on messenger, I had hundreds. There was an offer to make my wedding dress, an offer to make my wedding cake, a message from my supposed “third cousin” who wanted a wedding invite, a message slandering the royal family and subsequently offering me protection services, a message detailing all the comparisons of Kate Middleton to Princess Diana…
It’s a great ice-breaker and great for networking in my job. It really hasn’t negatively affected me that much though; I’m lucky the person I share a name with is generally well-liked.
Ben Cumberbatch, 33, London
Real estate agents always think I’m winding them up.
Sinead O’Connor, 28, London
I once tried to order a pizza and they kept putting the phone down on me because they thought I was pranking them. Most people I meet for the first time think they’re the first person to ever tell me that nothing compares to me.
There’s nothing worse than having your name called out in a waiting room and everyone turns around to see where the bald Irish singer is, just to be disappointed.
Jaime Oliver, 37, Nottingham (female)
I work as a blogger and chased one company for weeks for payment. It turns out they had paid the Jamie Oliver my money months ago, having worked with him on other campaigns previously.
A pre-booked taxi driver in London also refused to let me in as his cab as it was booked for Jamie Oliver. He just kept inching the car forward every time I went to get in. It took a phone call to the office before he would let me in.
Oh, I bet you wish you had his bank balance, don’t you!
My social media accounts are constantly tagged by disgruntled people wanting to either complain or congratulate Jamie on his latest recipe or news. Every delivery driver comments that they thought they were delivering to the Jamie Oliver. And every conversation with someone that doesn’t know me starts with the same, “Oh, I bet you wish you had his bank balance, don’t you!”
I once called a restaurant to make a reservation for Christmas day dinner and I could tell the person on the phone thought I was the Jamie Oliver. She sounded giddy and told me she was so excited I had chosen their restaurant to eat in on Christmas day. I had to burst her bubble and tell her I wasn’t THE Jamie Oliver, and she hung up on me.
Mike Pence, 49, Sarasota
I’m a software developer, writer, and speaker. Recent marathoner and grandpa. Not a Christo-fascist politician.
My bank teller recently laughed out loud at my name, confiding that as a school principal in Indiana, she had personally seen Pence’s largesse as he delivered winter coats to needy children. He is actually a nice guy in person, she assured me, which left me wondering what kind of person harms the needy in the morning and throws their rights out in the cold in the afternoon, in the name of Jesus.
Madonna has said she feels betrayed by women who voted Donald Trump president of the United States.
The singer, who was outspoken in her objection to Trump in the lead-up to November’s election, told Billboard that the outcome of the race “felt like someone died.”
She criticized the “insanely high” volume of women that voted for the businessman, who faced staunch criticism for his objectification of women in the weeks before election day, instead of supporting female candidate Hillary Clinton.
“Women hate women. That’s what I think it is,” she elaborated. “Women’s nature is not to support other women. It’s really sad. Men protect each other, and women protect their men and children. Women turn inward and men are more external.
“A lot of it has do with jealousy and some sort of tribal inability to accept that one of their kind could lead a nation.”
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Madonna went on to reveal that she has struggled to sleep in the month since the election results were verified.
“I was devastated, surprised, in shock. I haven’t really had a good night’s sleep since he has been elected. We’re f***ed,” she said.
The musician said her issues with Trump are not personal, describing him as a “very friendly guy, charismatic,” but doesn’t feel he should be in a political arena.
“I found his political incorrectness amusing,” she said of meeting Trump while on a photo shoot at his Mar-a-Lago hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. “Of course, I didn’t know he was going to be running for president 20 years later. People like that exist in the world, I’m OK with it. They just can’t be heads of state. I just can’t put him and Barack Obama in the same sentence, same room, same job description.”
PATRICK HEALY: Caryn, I’m coming off 18 months covering the presidential campaign, and frankly I’ve been wondering if Mrs. Clinton would ever give a speech like Madonna’s on Friday — calling out sexism in America and the rules that trap women but not men. “If you’re a girl, you have to play the game,” Madonna said. “Don’t have an opinion that’s out of line with the status quo.” Madonna and Mrs. Clinton have been controversial in part because they didn’t play “the game.” It’s easy to forget, amid their celebrity and longevity, that Madonna and Mrs. Clinton were once renegades: speaking out and pursuing power in ways that were considered overly ambitious for women. They fought for equality and respect — and they sought the kind of influence and money and fame that men have. Mrs. Clinton’s place and legacy in our culture is just starting to be considered and debated. But only after her speech yesterday did I start to think about her and Madonna as sisters in arms.
CARYN GANZ: Mrs. Clinton is so buttoned up and Madonna is so, well, unbuttoned, that I think many people have been hesitant to make this connection. And because Madonna has used sexual expressiveness as code for all kinds of liberation, she hasn’t been courted as a political ally. But now that both of them have reached a certain age, the sexism they’ve faced for decades has become something more insidious, paired with ageism.
HEALY: A lot of people don’t see sexism hurting Mrs. Clinton — after all, she won the Democratic nomination — but she and her advisers did. As for the sort of “liberation” that Madonna pioneered, Mrs. Clinton has a complicated relationship with it. She came of age in the era of women’s lib, and yet — to help Bill Clinton’s career in Arkansas — she changed her last name from Rodham to Clinton and got new hairstyles and glasses. And when she was most visibly liberated, including in her hard-charging performances in political debates, she got called “likable enough” by Barack Obama in 2008 and a “nasty woman” by Mr. Trump this fall. Madonna, in her speech Friday, recalled that she got so much abuse after releasing her “Erotica” album and “Sex” book in 1992 that she felt like “the most hated person on the planet.”
GANZ: In a 2008 “Weekend Update” segment about Mrs. Clinton’s initial presidential run, Tina Fey said: “Maybe what bothers me the most is that people say that Hillary is a bitch. Let me say something about that: Yeah, she is.” (Ms. Fey later proclaimed, “Bitch is the new black.”) I thought about this when Madonna put the song “Unapologetic Bitch” on her most recent album, “Rebel Heart,” the record where she started to speak openly about the discrimination she’s faced as a female artist over 55. Madonna has referred to herself in many ways in songs over the years, but she waited until 2015, on her 13th album, to reclaim “bitch.”
HEALY: Mrs. Clinton knew some people used that word about her. Like Madonna, she answered the haters with a strong work ethic. Mrs. Clinton put in 18-hour days, thought deeply about policy, and was a tireless campaigner even if she wasn’t the world’s most natural politician. Madonna is no Adele: She wasn’t born with a once-in-a-generation talent and voice. But she succeeded through work, grit and guts.
Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Siblings
Celebrities may have their entire lives scrutinized under a microscope, but some things still fly under the radar. There are some celebrities who got plastic surgery, yet you would never know. Then there are those who have famous relatives that you don’t even know about.
Hollywood seems like such a huge place, but there are actually many families making it in the business together. While there are some famous celebrity siblings, there are also those who fly under the radar. Here are 15 celebrities who you didn’t know were siblings.
1. Chris, Luke, and Liam Hemsworth
Chris, Luke, and Liam Hemsworth at the Vacation premiere | Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
Pretty much everyone knows about the handsome brothers Liam and Chris Hemsworth. They are both actors who have been able to make it in huge Hollywood franchises. Chris plays Thor in the character’s own movie franchise along a role in The Avengers. Liam played Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games franchise.
But most people probably don’t know that they have a third brother named Luke! Luke is about to gain his own piece of stardom because he’s starring in Westworld as Stubbs. This isn’t his first acting gig however. He was previously in other television shows like Neighbours, which aired in Australia. Now it looks like more American audiences will learn about him as well.
Luke previously interviewed Liam for #Legend and got him to open up about their relationship. “Oh yeah . A really close bond,” he told Luke. “I think that our whole family … that we have such great parents who brought us up with such good values. I have always looked up to my older brothers. Yeah, we are really close friends.”
2. Hallie and Jesse Eisenberg
Hallie and Jesse Eisenberg at the Bicentennial Man premiere | Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images
You might remember Hallie from her child acting days. She was in Paulie, Bicentennial Man, and The Insider. She was also was in multiple Pepsi commercials that were really popular. Well, she happens to be Jesse’s little sister. He is now the bigger star and was even nominated for an Oscar for his role in The Social Network. Hallie actually quit acting, but she got to work with her brother in Holy Rollers in 2010.
3. Demi Lovato and Madison De La Garza
Demi Lovato and Madison De La Garza at Cambio Studios | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Madison De La Garza played Juanita on Desperate Housewives. She was more recently the voice of Bibi on Muertoons. Demi Lovato has had a pretty good singing career and had a good run acting on the Disney Channel. Most people probably don’t know that the two are sisters. They are pretty close but Garza admitted to Seventeen magazine that fame tends to keep them apart.
I think when people say they wish Demi Lovato was their sister, they don’t realize how hard it is to be related to someone who’s constantly away on tour. But she’s good at making time for me. We text constantly, and whenever she sees a funny tweet, she’ll screenshot it and send it to our family group message (which includes our mom and our sister, Dallas, 27). My phone is constantly going off just from that. When Demi is home, our relationship is just like any sisters’. We get fro-yo and watch the ID channel — we’re obsessed — and we talk about anything and everything. I know I can trust her with it all.
4. Scott and Chris Evans
Scott and Chris Evans on The Tonight Show | NBC
Thor isn’t the only hero to have a famous brother! Chris Evans has played Captain America in his own franchise along with the character’s role in The Avengers. Although he has a pretty famous face, many probably don’t know he has a brother who acts too. Scott had a good run on the soap opera, One Life to Live. He has since been jumping between movies and TV shows.
5. Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi
Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi | Charley Gallay/Getty Images
Giovanni has had a long acting career including roles in Saving Private Ryan, Avatar, and My Name Is Earl. Marissa has a shorter resume, but was in Dazed and Confused and Grown Ups. She stopped acting in 2003. Chances are it was their mother who inspired them to get into the business. She was a talent manager to actors and writers.
6. Kate and Oliver Hudson
Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Kate, and Oliver Hudson at the premiere of Raising Helen | Vince Bucci/Getty Images
Kate often stars in romantic comedies like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, but was also in Almost Famous. Oliver has had a long run with television shows. More recently he played Jeff Fordham on Nashville and he currently plays Wes on Scream Queens. Not only are they famous siblings, but their entire family is talented. Their mother is Goldie Hawn who has been with Kurt Russell for years.
7. Ralph and Joseph Fiennes
Ralph and Joseph Fiennes | Claire Greenway/Getty Images
Ralph played Voldemort in the Harry Potter series. He was also in huge successful movies like Schindler’s List, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The English Patient. Joseph was famously in Shakespeare in Love and is currently in the upcoming series, The Handmaid’s Tale. The brothers are two of seven children. Their mother is an author and wrote the novel, Blood Ties.
8. Liev and Pablo Schreiber
Pablo, Charles, and Liev Schreiber at the Awake And Sing! after party | Brad Barket/Getty Images
Liev played Victor Creed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and is now the star of the TV series, Ray Donovan. Pablo has jumped around a lot in his career. More recently he was George or “Pornstache” on Orange Is the New Black, and was in 13 Hours. Both of them are fairly popular, but many probably haven’t connected the two as brothers.
9. Blake, Robyn, and Eric Lively
(L) Blake and Eric Lively at The Age of Adaline premiere | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, (R) Robyn and Blake Lively at The Greek Theater | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Eric played Albert in American Pie, he continued acting for a while but eventually stopped in 2014. Robyn had a good run in the ’80s and ’90s. She starred in Teen Witch and The Karate Kid Part III. She is still acting today and was more recently on the new show, Rush Hour. Blake Lively was on the hit show, Gossip Girl and now is more focused on making movies. Blake and Robyn happen to be half sisters, and Robyn’s infamous movie was including in Blake’s wedding.
“My younger sister and younger brother are huge Teen Witch fans,” Robyn said on Pop My Culture podcast. “So for my younger sister’s wedding, my younger brother and I got together and figured out how to do that last scene, the ‘Finest Hour’ dance.”
10. Zooey and Emily Deschanel
Zooey and Emily Deschanel at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards | Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Emily Deschanel has had a long run playing Temperance on Bones, while Zooey Deschanel struck gold by playing Jess on New Girl. Both ladies are doing well on television and happen to be sisters. They also both had children only a couple months apart in 2016.
“We even work on the same lots and we bring our babies to work,” Emily said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “and yet it’s so hard to get them together. Because one will be down for a nap, and one will be up, and vice versa. They take so many naps.”
11. Aimee, Kelly, and Jack Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne kisses wife Sharon as daughters Aimee (left) and Kelly (right) look on during the ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. | Vince Bucci/Getty Images
The family starred together on the reality show The Osbournes, but many do not know that the couple has a third child, Aimee, because she decided not to star on the show with them. Although Aimee isn’t as active in the entertainment industry, she is still close to her parents.
12. Alfie and Lily Allen
Lily and Alfie Allen | Claire Greenway/Getty Images
Lily Allen is mostly known for her music, but she also acts. Her brother Alfie Allen later became well known for his role as Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones. Many fans probably wouldn’t know who Alfie’s famous sister is just by looking at him.
13. Spencer and Abigail Breslin
Spencer and Abigail Breslin | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
Abigail Breslin was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Little Miss Sunshine when she was just 10 years old. But many may not know that she has a brother in the industry. Spencer Breslin was in The Happening, Meet the Parents, and other productions.
14. Jonathan and Colin Firth
Jonathan Firth | Eikon Film, Colin Firth | Weinstein Company
Colin Firth has been in many beloved movies including Love Actually, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and Shakespeare in Love. The star also has a younger brother who acts. Jonathan Firth does more work on television including a role in Luther.
15. Chad and Rob Lowe
Chad and Rob Lowe arrive | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Rob Lowe has starred in many long-running television shows like The West Wing and Parks and Recreation. His younger brother Chad, was in a few movies including Unfaithful, and a role on Pretty Little Liars.
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10 Celebrity Siblings You Didn’t Know Were Related
From the Olsen twin’s younger sister to Charlie Sheen’s mystery brother, these are the top ten celebrity siblings you didn’t know were related. It might seem bizarre to be unaware of these sibling duos, but it is just proof that each of these celebrities can stand on their own in success, rather than living in their sibling’s Hollywood spotlight.
Liam, Chris, and Luke Hemsworth
Liam and Chris are very obvious celebrity brothers, but there’s a third! First on our list of the celebrity siblings you didn’t know were related are Liam, Chris, and Luke Hemsworth. The three very handsome brothers have all taken the path of acting, though Luke was a bit late to the party.
Luke’s upcoming role is in Westworld, where he plays Stubbs. However, this isn’t his debut in acting, as he previously acted in the television show Neighbors, which was popular in Australia. And of course, Liam is known fo–r his role as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games franchise, while Chris’ role as Thor in The Avengers. When asked about his family, Liam says,
“I think that our whole family … that we have such great parents who brought us up with such good values. I have always looked up to my older brothers. Yeah, we are really close friends.”
Rooney and Kate Mara
Kate Mara is an incredibly established actress with her roles in House of Cards and Fantastic Four. But her sister, Rooney Mara, is known for her roles in not only The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, and Side Effects.
As one of the best pairs of celebrity siblings you didn’t know were related, the duo is certainly both incredibly independent, as each of their work stands for itself. When asked about both her and her sister’s journeys Kate described one of the moments that first came to mind,
“We would both go on auditions and come home and talk about the terror of certain auditions and funny stories and so it just became something super special that you can actually bond with a sibling with which is very rare.”
Mary-Kate, Ashley, and Elizabeth Olsen
Though the trio rarely does interviews, Mary-Kate and Ashley do have a younger sister. And though she wasn’t on Full House with the twins, she too has been in the acting world since 2011, a bit of a late start compared to Mary-Kate and Ashley.
However, she was nominated or the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. Some of the films that she has starred in include Silent House, Liberal Arts, Oldboy, Godzilla, I Saw the Light, and Wind River.
Jessica and Joshua Alba
Next, on our list of the best celebrity siblings you didn’t know were related is Jessica and Joshua Alba. The duo actually appeared together on Jessica’s television series, Dark Angel. And though it seems like Jessica’s career is more celebrated, Joshua is also known for his modeling with New Modeling Agency.
This included modeling for Tommy Hilfiger fashion shows, Sketchers, Teen Magazine, and much more. Plus, Dark Angel wasn’t his only TV appearance, as he acted in CSI, Kill Speed, Unrest, and more.
Zooey and Emily Deschanel
Emily Deschanel is most known for her role as Temperance on the hit television series Bones. And her sister, Zooey, plays Jess on New Girl, as well as Summer in 500 Days of Summer.
However, though both sisters are very well known in Hollywood, it is often a shock to discover that they are sisters! Mostly due to the fact that they don’t look too alike, the sisters actually both had children only a couple months apart a few years ago. Emily said this about her and her sister both working in Hollywood,
“We even work on the same lots and we bring our babies to work, and yet it’s so hard to get them together. Because one will be down for a nap, and one will be up, and vice versa. They take so many naps.”
Kate and Oliver Hudson
Kate and Oliver Hudson are yet another pair of celebrity siblings you didn’t know were related. Kate is most known for her star appearances in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Almost Famous as Penny Lane, while Oliver has taken the television route of acting, starring in Nashville as well as Scream Queens as Wes.
And an added bonus, the rest of the family is also filled with talent, their mother being Goldie Hawn, who is also married to Kurt Russell; the couple raised them in Colorado since 1980 after their parent’s divorce.
Charlie Sheen And Emilio Estevez
Charlie Sheen And Emilio Estevez: two incredibly different brothers, the two men couldn’t be farther apart in their lives, so that’s why it comes as a shock to many when they discover they are closely related.
Emilio Estevez is an American actor, writer, and director most known for his roles in St. Elmo’s Fire, The Breakfast Club, The Outsiders, Repo Man, and The Mighty Ducks. And on the other hand, Charlie Sheen, or Carlos Estevez, is most known for his appearances in Platoon, Wall Street, Young Guns, Eight Men Out, and Hot Shots!. However, his personal life is what made headlines and his reputation to take a turn, with reports of drug and alcohol abuse as well as domestic violence and marital problems.
Hallie and Jesse Eisenberg
Hallie Eisenberg is known to be “The Pepsi Girl” in a multitude of Pepsi commercials. Hallie also played the role of Erika Tansy in How to Eat Fried Worms.
And, she’s Jesse Eisenberg’s younger sister. As one of the best pairs of celebrity siblings you didn’t know were related, Jesse Eisenberg is not only an actor most known for his starring roles in Zombieland, Adventureland, and The Social Network, but he is also an author and playwright. Nominated for multiple awards such as Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a BAFTA, Jessie is a star like no other.
Ralph and Joseph Fiennes
Joseph Fiennes has starred in the incredibly successful series The Handmaid’s Tale as well as the famous Shakespeare in Love. And Ralph, Joseph’s brother, is most known for his role in Harry Potter, playing none other than Voldemort.
Many people are unaware of this because of the intense special effects makeup done of Raph for this role. However, he has also starred in successful films such as Schindler’s List, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The English Patient. And to make things more impressive, their mother wrote the successful novel Blood Ties.
Ariana and Frankie Grande
To complete our list of the celebrity siblings you didn’t know were related, Ariana Grande’s brother is Frankie, the Broadway, Youtube, and Big Brother star.
In Mamma Mia!, Frankie too has an incredible voice like his younger sister’s, starring on Broadway in New York. And with 188,000 followers on YouTube, many are unaware of his relation to the pop star. Plus, he even co-founded Broadway in South Africa, a charity program that is based on empowerment through performance.
23 Celebrity Siblings You Didn’t Know Were Related — Fame Is In Their DNA
Is talent something you’re born with? If these famous families are any indication, it looks like stardom is indeed genetic. The celebs you didn’t know were siblings might surprise even the most intense IMDB trivia fans. Honestly, it’s kind of amazing how stars are so connected.
From television and movie stars to models and singers, these famous siblings are the embodiment of #lifegoals. (Well, for people who aspire to be famous, anyway). It looks like many people are happy to follow in the footsteps of siblings when it comes to career choices, and these stars are no different.
Plus, it’s fun to compare your own sibling relationships to the stars’. If you were a world-famous model or actor, how would you feel about a younger sibling pursuing a similar path? Thrilled? Peeved? It’s fun to image the inner workings of these brother-sister connections from a distance. Like, what were the Blooms fighting about when they were tots? Legos? Pizza slices? The TV channel? And we imagine that a least a few of them have to maintain some sort of sibling rivalry, especially when it comes to roles. Hmm, I wonder if Kate and Rooney Mara were ever neck and neck to play the same character…
As much as you thought you know the ins and outs of the celebrity world, some of these famous relations will surely be a surprise. Did you know Ariana Grande’s brother is a popular reality show and YouTube personality, or that both the Delevingne sisters are models-turned-actresses? It’s bananas. And don’t even get me started on the Hemsworth brothers of which there are three — I repeat, three. Read on to learn how your favorite entertainers are basically all related.