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.
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:
Emma Roberts is Julia Roberts’s niece.
Diane Keaton and Michael Keaton both use stage names — no relation.
Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein are siblings.
Victoria Justice and Nina Dobrev, who look like they could be sisters, are not related.
Brandy and Snoop Dogg are cousins.
Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel don’t share any blood.
Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy are cousins.
Yet Mila Kunis and her mini me, Odeya Rush, aren’t remotely related.
Glenn Close and Brooke Shields are second cousins.
Susan Sarandon and Sigourney Weaver might look related, but they aren’t.
Nicolas Cage and Sofia Coppola are actually cousins.
And somehow, Lucy Hale and Selena Gomez aren’t.
Wyatt Russell and Kate Hudson are half siblings.
Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek are friends, but not family.
Lily Collins is the daughter of Phil Collins.
Tatyana Ali and Gabrielle Union were great as costars in The Brothers, but they’re not related in any way, shape, or form.
Denzel Washington is the father of John David Washington.
Emma Mackey and Margot Robbie might look alike, but they’re not related.
Jamie Lee Curtis is the daughter of Janet Leigh.
Jennifer Garner and Christa B. Allen aren’t related, but they looked enough alike to play the same character in 13 Going on 30.
Karen Gillan and Caitlin Blackwood are cousins, and they met for the first time when they both played Amy Pond on Doctor Who.
Helen Mirren and Alexandra Grant don’t share any familial ties.
Bryce Dallas Howard is the daughter of Ron Howard.
Paul Reubens and Alan Cumming are neither cousins nor clones.
Diana Ross is the mother of Tracee Ellis Ross.
Zach Galifianakis and Nick Offerman aren’t related; they just look a whole lot alike with their beards.
Melanie Griffith is Dakota Johnson’s mom.
Kristen Stewart and Jena Malone might look like they could be cousins, but they aren’t.
However, Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz are second cousins.
And finally, I truly find it difficult to believe that Keira Knightley and Winona Ryder are not related in any way, shape, or form.