Emily Blunt became successful in theater and then moved to the screen, working in acclaimed movies like Edge of Tomorrow, A Quiet Place, and Into the Woods. Stanley Tucci has also made a name for himself in the film industry, featuring in popular commercial films like Captain America: The First Avenger, Easy A, and The Hunger Games series. What can we say? Both have excellent choices in films.
Recently, when they were on the television genealogy show Finding Your Roots, they discovered that they share an identical stretch of DNA! It means they are genetic cousins. Isn’t that cool? But this strange connection seems all the more bizarre since Julianne Moore has no Italian heritage, while Marisa Tomei’s ancestors had their roots in Italy. It is no surprise that the actors share a great friendship though.
Cousin Melissa McCarthy, on the other hand, made heads turn with her portrayal of Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls. And who can forget her incredible performances in films like Spy, Bridesmaids, and Thunderforce. These notable roles wonderfully highlighted her skills and made her a star in the comedy genre.
Both women had been huge fans of each other's music even before they became part of the same famous family. They were seen together on stage for the first time when Reba joined Kelly to perform a duet version of her hit song “Because of You” in 2007. Kelly would also often ask for Reba’s advice on music. Although Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock have parted ways, she and Reba continue to stay in touch and have maintained a beautiful friendship. And they say in-laws can’t get along!
Before falling head-over-heels in love with Barbra, James Brolin was married to Jane Cameron Agee, Josh’s mother. Josh’s big screen break came with the 1985 film The Goonies, and he went on to receive several accolades, like the Critics' Choice Movie Award. He is known for his work in No Country for Old Men and W., and his amazing performance in Milk got him an Academy award nomination.
Despite this less-than-ideal situation, Kate Hudson could always rely on her mother to have her back, which strengthened their relationship over time. Kate Hudson recently welcomed her own baby daughter Rani Rose into the world, and the three of them were featured on the cover of “People” magazine. Kate has mentioned that she hopes to pass on what she got from her famous mum to her daughter.
Warren Beatty was seen in legendary movies like Bonnie and Clyde, Lilith, Shampoo, and Reds. Shirley MacLaine has played quirky, headstrong, and eccentric characters in films like Steel Magnolias, The Apartment, and Terms of Endearment. Apart from being a terrific actress, she is a phenomenal dancer, as evident from her performances in What a Way to Go! and Sweet Charity.
Francis Ford is kind of a big deal, which makes it obvious why Cage decided to change his name. Cage’s big screen break came with a small role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, where he was credited with his birth name of Nicolas Coppola. To avoid harsh comments and accusations of nepotism, he changed his name when he was a teenager to forge his own path without any external influences.
And as if having both parents in the film industry wasn’t enough, Tippi Hedren, who rose to fame with her work in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie, is her grandmother. Apart from her portrayal of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades trilogy, Dakota Johnson is known for her work in movies like How to Be Single, Suspiria, The Social Network, and 21 Jump Street.