- Although some of their ties are distant, many well-known celebrities are cousins.
- Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, and Jason Schwartzman are all first cousins linked by their parents.
- Kate Middleton and Ellen DeGeneres, however, have a much more distant relation dating back to the 16th century.
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It’s no secret that many celebrities have famous parents or siblings, but their high-profile cousins are far less well-known.
Of course, some of the celebrities are more closely related than others. Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, and Jason Schwartzman — actors who have all established their own successful careers — are first cousins. Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres and Kate Middleton are reportedly 15th cousins.
Here is a list of celebrities that you probably didn’t know are cousins.