15 Celebrities You Did Not Know Have Unexpected Famous Relatives
Bloodlines in Hollywood is something that is quite well-known. There are many big names in Hollywood that are related to one another. They cannot keep these things private in the entertainment industry. But, there are some who have kept their relations with other famous people quite private.
These include some really big names like Tom Hanks, Madonna, Carrie Fisher, etc. All these people are related to someone in the industry and they are the last person you will suspect. Here are some of these relationships that you did not know about.
1Tom Hanks and Fred Rogers
Many people were beyond excited to see Tom Hanks play the late great Fred Roger in the biopic ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’. Everyone said that if there was an actor who could play such a noble and kind soul it had to be Tom Hanks. But, what many people do not know is that Tom Hanks and Fred Rogers are 6th cousins.
2Larry David and Bernie Sanders
Anybody looking at the above picture may confuse the two for being brothers as their similarity is uncanny but the two are not related in that way. The famed comedian and writer Larry David is Bernie Sanders’ cousin. Everyone was quite shocked when they found out this bit of information that was hidden for so long.
3Vera Farmiga and TaissaFarmiga
Vera Farmiga is best known for playing real-life paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in the ‘Conjuring’ film universe. The actress was also seen in movies like ‘The Departed’, ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’, ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’, etc. She has a younger sister by the name of Taissa who is best known for starring in the ‘American Horror Story’. Both sisters do love horror.
4Steven Spielberg and Jessica Capshaw
Steven Spielberg is one of the most popular directors who is also known as one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era. He gave us hits like ‘Jaws’, ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, ‘Jurassic Park’, etc. Jessica Capshaw is best known for her role on the hit show ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘The Practice’. What many people do not know is that Spielberg is the stepfather to the actress.
5Madonna and Hillary Clinton
Both these female celebrities are legends in their own career paths. Hillary served as First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001 and then as a United States senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. Madonna is the queen of pop who revolutionized the genera and showed just how controversial and impactful a female artist can be. According to William Addams Reitwiesner who is a genealogist Madonna is Hillary’s 10th cousin.