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    15 Pairs Of Celebs I Was Surprised To Find Out Are Related, And 15 Pairs I Was Surprised To Find Out Aren’t Related

    TIL Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein are actually siblings.

    There are a lot of family trees running through Hollywood, but there are also a ton of celebrities who look similar without sharing any family ties at all. These kinds of connections can actually be pretty surprising.

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    Here are 15 pairs of celebs I was surprised to find out are related and 15 pairs I was surprised to find out aren't actually related:

    1. Emma Roberts is Julia Roberts's niece.

    actor who plays Vivian in "Pretty Woman" and actor who plays Chanel #1 on "American Horror Story"
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    2. Diane Keaton and Michael Keaton both use stage names — no relation.

    actor who played Kay in "The Godfather" and actor who played Batman
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    3. Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein are siblings.

    actor from "Super Bad" and actor from "Booksmart"
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    4. Victoria Justice and Nina Dobrev, who look like they could be sisters, are not related.

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    5. Brandy and Snoop Dogg are cousins.

    singer and rapper
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    6. Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel don't share any blood.

    singer and "New Girl" actor
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    7. Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy are cousins.

    "Bridesmaid" actor and "The Masked Singer" judge
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    8. Yet Mila Kunis and her mini me, Odeya Rush, aren't remotely related.

    "That 70s Show" actor and "Let It Snow" actor
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    9. Glenn Close and Brooke Shields are second cousins.

    "Fatal Attraction" actor and "Endless Love" actor
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    10. Susan Sarandon and Sigourney Weaver might look related, but they aren't.

    "Thelma and Louise" actor and "Alien" actor
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    11. Nicolas Cage and Sofia Coppola are actually cousins.

    "National Treasure" actor and "The Bling Ring" director
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    12. And somehow, Lucy Hale and Selena Gomez aren't.

    "Pretty Little Liars" actor and "Wizards of Waverly Place" actor
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    13. Wyatt Russell and Kate Hudson are half siblings.

    "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" actor and "How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days" actor
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    14. Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek are friends, but not family.

    "Julieta" actor and "Frida" actor
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    15. Lily Collins is the daughter of Phil Collins.

    "Emily in Paris" actor and songwriter
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    16. Tatyana Ali and Gabrielle Union were great as costars in The Brothers, but they're not related in any way, shape, or form.

    "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor and "Being Mary Jane" actor
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    17. Denzel Washington is the father of John David Washington.

    "Flight" actor and "Tenet" actor
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    18. Emma Mackey and Margot Robbie might look alike, but they're not related.

    "Sex Education" actor and "Suicide Squad" actor
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    19. Jamie Lee Curtis is the daughter of Janet Leigh.

    "Freaky Friday" actor and "Psycho" actor
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    20. Jennifer Garner and Christa B. Allen aren't related, but they looked enough alike to play the same character in 13 Going on 30.

    they played Jenna at different stages in her life
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    21. Karen Gillan and Caitlin Blackwood are cousins, and they met for the first time when they both played Amy Pond on Doctor Who.

    they were on Matt Smith's first episode
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    22. Helen Mirren and Alexandra Grant don't share any familial ties.

    "Hitchcock" actor and visual artist
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    23. Bryce Dallas Howard is the daughter of Ron Howard.

    "Eclipse" actor and "Night Shift" director
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    24. Paul Reubens and Alan Cumming are neither cousins nor clones.

    "PeeWee Herman" actor and "The Good Wife" actor
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    25. Diana Ross is the mother of Tracee Ellis Ross.

    singer and "Black-ish" actor
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    26. Zach Galifianakis and Nick Offerman aren't related; they just look a whole lot alike with their beards.

    "The Hangover" actor and "Parks and Rec" actor
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    27. Melanie Griffith is Dakota Johnson's mom.

    "The Disaster Artist" actor and "50 Shades of Grey" actor
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    28. Kristen Stewart and Jena Malone might look like they could be cousins, but they aren't.

    "Twilight" actor and "The Ruins" actor
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    29. However, Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz are second cousins.

    "Today" host and singer
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    30. And finally, I truly find it difficult to believe that Keira Knightley and Winona Ryder are not related in any way, shape, or form.

    "Atonement" actor and "Heathers" actor
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