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19 Sets of Famous Cousins

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List of Famous Cousins, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Some of Hollywood's biggest stars have cousins who are also famous. One famous set of cousins have appeared in five films together. Several famous musicians also have equally famous cousins. One famous pair of cousins includes an NBA superstar and a world famous comedian.

Who are the most famous cousins? George Clooney and Miguel Ferrer top our list. Clooney's father is the brother of Ferrer's mother Rosemary Clooney. George Clooney has starred in such films as Syriana and Oceans 11. Ferrer has appeared in such TV shows as "Twin Peaks" and "Crossing Jordan." Tom Cruise and William Mapother have appeared in five films together. William Mapother may best be known for his role as Ethan Rom on “Lost.”

You might not guess it by looking at them, but NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal and comedian Bill Bellamy are cousins. A pair of cousins that is a bit easier to spot is Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy. Melissa McCarthy has starred in such films as Bridesmaids and Identity Thief. Jenny McCarthy was one of the co-hosts on "The View."

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    Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy are cousins. Melissa McCarthy has starred in such films as Bridesmaids and Identity Thief.  Jenny McCarthy is currently one of the co-host on "The View."

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  • Nicolas Cage, Jason Schwartzman, and Sofia Coppola are all first cousins. They share the same grandparents, Italia and Carmine Coppola. Nicolas Cage has appeared in such films as Con Air and Adaptation.  Schwartzman and Coppola collaborated on the film Marie Antoinette.

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  • Snoop Dogg is the first cousin of Brandy and her brother Ray J.

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  • Sissy Spacek and Rip Torn are first cousins - Torn's mother and Spacek's father were siblings. Spacek even lived with Torn when she first moved to New York to become an actress. Spacek has appeared in such films as Carrie and In the Bedroom. Torn has appeared in films like Men in Black and Wonder Boys.

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