You’ve probably heard of celebrity siblings like Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, but what about celebrity cousins, aunts, nieces and more? A lot of related famous people don’t share the same last name, and we’ll bet even a few who do will take you by surprise (definitely read to the end of the list). From actors to singers, models to comedians, here are the most shocking famous people you didn’t know were related.
Sofia Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Nicolas Cage
These three talented folks are cousins. As a child she starred in The Godfather: Part Three for her father, legendary director Frances Ford Coppola, but Sofia Coppola is best known as a talented screenwriter-director herself, winning an Academy Award for Lost in Translation. Born Nicolas Coppola, Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage took on a stage name to distance himself from his family’s fame, but it didn’t stop him from becoming just as famous himself, starring in films such as Moonstruck, Leaving Las Vegas and Adaptation. Sofia and Nic’s cousin actor Jason Schwartzman is best known for roles in Wes Anderson films such as Rushmore and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Julia, Eric and Emma Roberts
Academy Award-winning Julia Roberts shot to fame starring in Pretty Woman before winning an Oscar for Erin Brockovich. Her brother Eric Roberts is Oscar-nominated for 1985’s Runaway Train, but most people probably recognize him from his role as a mobster in The Dark Knight. His daughter and Julia’s niece Emma Roberts is a rising TV star best known for roles on Scream Queens and American Horror Story.
Quincy, Rashida and Kidada Jones
Music producing legend Quincy Jones is best known for producing, playing and composing music for himself and for megastars that include Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra, and whose film work includes In The Heat of the Night and The Italian Job. His marriage to beauty Peggy Lipton of Mod Squad fame produced two daughters, Rashida and Kidada. Kidada is a clothing and jewelry designer for the Walt Disney Company and Rashida has found TV fame on Parks and Recreation and Angie Tribeca.