Celebrities Who Are Related To Other Famous People

Alicia D'Aversa
@juliaroberts / @emmaroberts

Nepotism is something that you have to watch out for, regardless of what industry you happen to work in. In Hollywood, it runs rampant yet somehow manages to go by largely unnoticed.

Below is a list of 15 celebrities who also happen to be related to other famous people. It just goes to show that you can always find six degrees of celebrity separation in Tinsel Town.

Melissa and Jenny McCarthy are cousins.

@melissamccarth / @jennymccarthy

Melissa is Jenny's older cousin. Ironically enough in many ways, Melissa owes her career to her younger cousin. Back when Jenny was hosting The Jenny McCarthy Show, she arranged a small part for Melissa. This was her first paid acting gig.

Josh Brolin is James Brolin's son.

@joshbrolin / @jamesbrolin_

Now that Josh has embraced his inner silver fox, he and his father James look more like brothers than they do father and son. Another fun family fact is that Barbara Streisand is technically Josh's stepmother.

Snoop Dogg is Brandy's cousin.

@snoopdogg / @brandy

The Doggfather is cousins with Brandy's brother, Ray J, as well. Also, if you haven't heard Snoop and Brandy's song "Special" featuring Pharrell — it is absolutely a must-listen. Why these two never made more tracks together I will never know.

Blake Lively and Robyn Lively are half-sisters.

@blakelively / @robynlively

Robyn is best known for her role in the 1989 film Teen Witch, as well as the teen medical drama Doogie Howser, M.D.. Both she and Blake share the same mother.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner are mother and daughter.

Don't be fooled by the fact that Blythe and Gwyneth have different last names. Blythe was married to Gwyneth's father, Bruce Paltrow, until he sadly passed away due to complications from cancer in 2002.

Diana Ross is Ashlee Simpson's mother-in-law.

@ashleesimpsonross / @dianaross

Diana Ross is the legendary singer behind hits like "I'm Coming Out" and "Endless Love." Diana's son is Evan Ross, whom Ashlee married back in 2014. The couple has two children together and shares custody of son Bronx with Ashlee's ex, Pete Wentz.

Goldie Hawn is Kate Hudson's mother.

Goldie and Kate may not share the same last name, but one look at this fabulous mother/daughter duo leaves no doubt in your mind that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Halle Berry and Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin are distantly related.

@halleberry / @sarahpalin97

Halle dropped this truth bomb during an interview with Extra while doing a promotion for Cloud Atlas opposite Tom Hanks. The Oscar-winning actress didn't specify how she and Palin were related, only that it was a distant connection.

Quincy Jones is Rashida Jones' father.

Quincy Jones is the iconic composer/producer behind The Italian Job, Austin Powers, and Michael Jackson's legendary album Thriller. Rashida, on the other hand, is best remembered for her roles in The Office and Parks and Recreation.

Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein are brother and sister.

@jonahhill / @beaniefeldstein

Jonah posted a congratulatory message for Beanie via Instagram back when she was starring in How to Build a Girl. He said that not only is his sister amazing but she's also amazing in it.

Liev and Pablo Schreiber are half-brothers.

@lievschreiber / @pabloschreiber

Fans will most likely recall Liev from his work in Wes Craven's Scream trilogy, and more recently for his starring role in Ray Donovan. His half-brother Pablo became a household name after appearing in Orange is the New Black.

Phill Collins is Lilly Collins' father.

@officialphilcollins / @lillyjcollins

Phil Collins was the drummer for Genesis — one of the most influential rock bands of all time. His daughter Lilly has become equally as recognizable, thanks to her work in Netflix's breakthrough series, Emily in Paris.

Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson are mother and daughter.

Melanie has always been a huge supporter of her daughter Dakota — all except for 50 Shades of Grey. As Dakota explained during an interview, she refuses to let her mother see the film.

Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus' godmother.

@dollyparton / @mileycyrus

Have you ever wondered where Miley got her impressive set of pipes from? It wasn't from Billy-Ray, that much is certain. For a taste of Miley's musical range, check out this video of her covering Dolly's iconic hit — "Jolene."

Julia Roberts is the aunt of Emma Roberts.

@juliaroberts / @emmaroberts

When she was a young girl, Emma used to go and visit her aunt Julia on set as often as she could. She once told Queen Latifah that back then, the only way she'd leave was when her mother would literally drag her away.