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45 Black Celebrities You're Probably Only Just Now About To Find Out Are Related

If you thought Nico Parker (aka Sarah from The Last of Us) looked familiar, well...surprise, she's Thandiwe Newton's daughter!

1. Marsai Martin and Janelle Monáe are cousins.

Marsai Martin and Janelle Monáe embracing

2. Nico Parker is Thandiwe Newton's daughter.

Thandiwe Newton with her arm around Nico Parker's shoulder

3. Yara Shahidi is Nas's cousin.

Nas with his arm around a smiling Yara Shahidi's shoulder

4. Bianca Lawson is Beyoncé's stepsister.

5. Rashida Jones is Quincy Jones's daughter.

Rashida Jones and Quincy Jones smiling at each other

6. Ludacris and Monica are cousins.

Ludacris and Monica smiling together

7. Richard Pryor was Ludacris's distant cousin.

8. John David Washington is Denzel Washington's son.

Denzel Washington with his arm around John David Washington's shoulder

9. Snoop Dogg is Brandy and Ray J's cousin.

10. Maya Rudolph's mom was Minnie Riperton.

11. Gabrielle Union and Saweetie are cousins.

Gabrielle Union and Saweetie smiling

12. RuPaul is Cory Booker's cousin.

13. Coi Leray is Benzino's daughter.

14. Redfoo of LMFAO is one of Berry Gordy Jr.'s kids.

Redfoo and Berry Gordy Jr. smiling and giving hand gestures

15. Viola Davis and Mike Colter are cousins.

16. Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem are cousins.

17. Pharrell Williams and Timbaland are cousins.

Pharrell Williams and Timbaland in baseball caps

18. Stacey Dash and Damon Dash are cousins.

Stacey Dash and Damon Dash embracing

19. Fantasia is cousins with "All My Life" singers K-Ci & JoJo.

20. Da Brat and LisaRaye are sisters.

LisaRaye with her arms around Da Brat's shoulders

21. Nia Long is comedian Sommore's half sister.

22. The Jacksons are reportedly cousins with Stevie Wonder.

Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder smiling together

23. Shaq is cousins with actor and comedian Bill Bellamy.

Shaquille O'Neal and Bill Bellamy smiling together

24. Mason Gooding from the Scream franchise is Cuba Gooding Jr.'s son.

Mason Gooding and Cuba Gooding Jr. applauding

25. And Omar Gooding is Cuba's brother.

Cuba Gooding with his arm on Omar Gooding's shoulder

26. Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad are sisters.

Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad smiling on the red carpet

27. Lori Harvey is Steve Harvey's daughter.

Marjorie Elaine Harvey, daughter Lori Harvey, and Steve Harvey on the red carpet

28. Martin Lawrence is reportedly cousins with his House Party costar Christopher "Play" Martin.

29. Aldis Hodge and Edwin Hodge are brothers.

Aldis Hodge and Edwin Hodge on the red carpet

30. Spike Lee is cousins with former NBA baller Baron Davis.

31. Baby Tate is the daughter of "Hopeless" singer Dionne Farris.

Dionne Farris and Baby Tate smiling together

32. Young Dolph and Juice WRLD were cousins.

33. Marques Houston is actually related to J Boog from B2K — not Omarion.

Marques Houston, J Boog, and Jerome "Romeo" Jones on the red carpet

34. Steve Harris and Wood Harris are brothers.

35. Coco Jones is the daughter of former NFL star Mike Jones.

36. Lenny Kravitz and Al Roker are distant cousins.

37. Lenny's mom was actor Roxie Roker.

Lenny Kravitz with his arm around Roxie Roker's shoulder

38. Eniko Hart and Jordan Craig are cousins.

39. Quincy Brown's dad is R&B singer Al B. Sure! and his stepdad is Sean "Diddy" Combs.

40. Donna Summer was Bobby Brown's distant cousin.

41. Isley Brothers guitarist Ernie Isley is the father of R&B newcomer Alex Isley.

42. Whitney Houston was Dionne Warwick's cousin.

Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick performing onstage together

43. Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady are cousins.

Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady in a sports arena

44. MC Lyte is cousins with "Brooklyn Girls" rapper Charles Hamilton.

45. Brian J. White's father was basketball great Jo Jo White.

How many of the celebs on this list came as a surprise to you? Can you think of any others who also have famous family connections? Let me know in the comments below!

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