Rumer Willis. Lisa Marie Presley. Anyone with the last name Jagger. There are so many stars who are famous for having relatives who are way more famous, that it comes as a shock when we find out about celebs who’ve downplayed their familial connections. Kind of the way these 11 under-the-radar relatives have.
How are we just learning these celebrities are related?
Meet Emily Blunt’s brother-in-law, Stanley TucciYears after first meeting on the set of The Devil Wears Prada, Blunt set Tucci up with her older sister Felicity. Tucci and Felicity’s first child, Matteo Oliver, was born in January. Getty
Meet Jason Sudeikis’s uncle, George WendtGrowing up with strangers shouting “Norm!” at your uncle, how could you not want to be an actor? The Horrible Bosses star once joked his uncle’s advice to him was, “Get on one of the best sitcoms of all time and then ride it out.” Getty
Meet Steven Page’s second cousin, SnowThe Barenaked Ladies’ frontman credits his second-cousin Snow, whose “Informer” used Toronto’s Jamaican patois years before Drake and, er, Rob Ford, would, with pioneering the laid-back rap sound that made “One Week” a hit. Getty/YouTube
Meet Alfie Allen’s sister, Lily AllenThe House of Greyjoy has nothing on the House of Allen. Before playing traitorous Theon Greyjoy on Game of Thrones, Alfie Allen was best known by his sister Lily’s song “Alfie,” in which she sings that her lazy brother is wasting his life smoking weed. Getty
Meet Brandy’s cousin, Snoop DoggHow the Family Norwood is connected to the Dogfather has never been made clear, but Snoop bragged about his “cousin” when hyping their weirdly romantic 2009 duet “Special.” Getty
Meet Jenny McCarthy’s cousin, Melissa McCarthyThe family resemblance is all in the sharp sense of humour for the McCarthys. Jenny helped Melissa get her start in showbiz, but the cousins have since drifted apart with Melissa RSVP-ing “thanks but no thanks” to Jenny’s 2014 wedding to Donnie Wahlberg. Getty
Meet Quincy Jones’s daughter, Rashida JonesIn addition to producing classic records for Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and Michael Jackson, the 82-year-old also produced his daughter Rashida Jones, one of his seven children with five women. Getty
Meet Daisy Lowe’s dad, Gavin RossdaleAs far as surprise fathers go, Gavin Rossdale is a pretty good one to draw. The fashion model daughter of British singer-turned-designer Pearl Lowe learned when she was 14 that the Bush singer was her father. Getty
Meet Al Roker’s cousin, Lenny KravitzKravitz didn’t exactly inherit his rock ’n roll soul from the Today show weatherman, but he is part Roker—his Bahamian grandfather Albert Roker Sr. is Al Roker’s father. Getty
Meet Sofia Coppola’s cousin, Nicolas CageNicolas Cage changed his name from Nicolas Coppola to avoid comparisons to his famous relatives (see Coppola, Francis Ford). Sofia Coppola is his first cousin, as is actor Jason Schwartzman. Getty
Meet Danny Fernandes’s brother, Shawn DesmanThe kings of ’00s Can-con are brothers though they don’t share a last name. “Desman” was a teen nickname that stuck, a shortening of Fernan-des, as in “c’mon Des, man.” Getty