Most of us know Goldie Hawn is Kate Hudson’s mother and Chris and Liam Hemsworth are brothers, but Hollywood is filled with stars that are related by blood or marriage with relationships that stay well below the radar. It’s not until news of a pregnancy or recent Hollywood scandal that we realize these people are related.
Check out some of the lesser-known celebrity relations and the net worth of each.
9 Jessica Capshaw ($20 Million) and Steven Spielberg ($8 Billion)
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Capshaw is the stepdaughter of Steven Spielberg. She’s been in multiple film projects like Minority Report opposite Tom Cruise and starred in televisions hit show The Practice but it wasn’t until Capshaw took the role of Dr. Arizona Robbins in Grey’s Anatomy that many began to take notice. Probably the best-known director of all time, Steven Spielberg married Jessica’s mother Kate Capshaw in 1991.
8 Snoop Dogg ($150 Million) and Brandy ($12 Million)
The two superstars are first cousins. Snoop Dogg is a rapper, singer and entrepreneur discovered by Dr. Dre in 1992. Snoop acquired the brand name rights to Death Row Records in 2022. Brandy is an actress, singer and songwriter who signed with Atlantic Records at just 14 years old. She went on to star as Moesha for six seasons and won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Youth Actress.
7 Jason Sudeikis ($25 Million) and George Wendt ($25 Million)
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Sudeikis and Wendt are nephew and uncle. Sudeikis got his big break as a writer for Saturday Night Live (SNL) and films like Horrible Bosses. Wendt is best known for his role as Norm Peterson in the television sitcom Cheers. He is the younger brother of Sudeikis’ mother.
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6 Lea Thompson ($14 Million) and Zoey Deutch ($4 Million)
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The mother and daughter duo have a history of successful careers in Hollywood. Thompson is known as Lorraine Baines-McFly in the Back to the Future film trilogy as well as televisions Caroline in the City. Thompson’s daughter, Zoey has been in a string of successful films and television series. She starred as Maya Bennett in The Suite Life on Deck and appeared in films like Vampire Academy, Set It Up, The Professor and more.
5 Gavin Rossdale ($45 Million) and Daisy Lowe ($6 Million)
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Rossdale is known as lead singer for the band Bush and is the ex-husband of No Doubt frontrunner Gwen Stefani. The two share three sons but according to Celebrity Net Worth in 2004 a paternity test revealed Rossdale was the father of Pearl Lowe’s daughter Daisy. Lowe was signed by Select Modeling Agency in London at the age of 15. She’s appeared on the cover of ELLE, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue and many others.
4 Al Roker ($70 Million) and Lenny Kravitz ($80 Million)
The television weather forecaster and TV personality is recognized as the longtime weatherman for The Today Show. He’s hosted the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1995 and appeared in dozens of films like Men in Black, Newsradio and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The Grammy winning singer and songwriter Kravitz has released 11 studio albums and sold more than 40 million records. According to Stylecaster, the two men are cousins, confirming in an episode of The Today Show that Roker and Kravitz grandfathers were cousins.
3 Shirley MacLaine ($50 Million) and Warren Beatty ($70 Million)
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This brother and sister duo are now in their 80’s but MacLaine has had a career for more than six decades. She’s appeared in more than 50 films, including Terms of Endearment, Steel Magnolias and Guarding Tess. Her brother, Beatty, starred in Bonnie and Clyde, Dick Tracy and Love Affair. The ladies man was in a string of high-profile relationships before marrying Annette Bening in 1992.
2 Elle King ($4 Million) and Rob Schneider ($12 Million)
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Elle King has small parts in her father, comedian and actor Rob Schneider’s films like Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and others. According to InStyle, she chose the path of music and released her first album in 2015, earning two Grammy nominations. Schneider got his big break on SNL and went on to star in comedies like The Hot Chick, The Benchwarmers and 50 First Dates along with fellow SNL alum Adam Sandler.
1 Tom Cruise ($600 Million) and William Mapother ($1.5 Million)
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It’s likely Tom Cruise needs no introduction. The star of Risky Business, Top Gun and the Mission Impossible franchise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is cousin to William Mapother, star of Lost and The Mentalist. When asked about his famous cousin, Mapother has always said he lets his work speak for itself and the questions about Cruise fade away.
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Sources: Celebrity Net Worth, Stylecaster, InStyle
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