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20 Famous People from Huge Families

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List of Celebrities from Big Families, loostly ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous people come from big families. Many celebrities have several siblings who are also famous, while others are the only public figure of the family. Several actors, musicians, comedians, and reality TV personalities grew up with lots of brothers and sisters.

Who is the most famous person who has a big family? Kim Kardashian tops our list. The reality TV star has 3 siblings (Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob), 2 half-sisters (Kendall and Kylie Jenner), and 2 step-brothers (Brody and Brandon Jenner). King of Pop Michael Jackson also comes from a very large, very successful family that includes Jermaine, La Toya, Tito, and Janet Jackson. Likewise, Alec Baldwin is brother to actors Billy, Daniel, and Stephen Baldwin, among other siblings, and one of Bill Murray's many siblings includes actor Brian Doyle-Murray.

This list of famous people from huge families includes a number who were raised Catholic, including Madonna, Martin Sheen, and Chris O'Donnell.

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  • Bill Murray
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    Actor Bill Murray has 8 siblings who were all born to his Irish-Catholic parents, Lucille Collins and Edward Joseph Murray II. His siblings include Joel, John, Edward III, Laura, Peggy, Nancy, Andy, and Brian Doyle-Murray.

    Billy Murray has 6 children of his own: Homer, Luke, Caleb, Jackson, Cooper, and Lincoln.
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Dolly Parton
    Photo: RCA Records / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

    Country superstar Dolly Parton has 11 siblings born to Robert Lee Parton and Avie Lee Owens. Her grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher. Her siblings are: Stella Parton, Randy Parton, Rachel Dennison, Willadeene Parton, Floyd Parton, Coy Denver Parton, Cassie Nan Parton, Freida Estelle Parton, Robert Lee Parton Jr., David Wilburn Parton, and Larry Gerald Parton.

    Dolly Parton has no children of her own
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States of America
  • Michael Jackson has 3 sisters and 5 brothers who were all born to Katherine Esther Scruse (Katherine Jackson) and Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson. His siblings include Janet, Jermaine, La Toya, Rebbie, Randy, Tito, Marlon, and Jackie Jackson. Marlon also had a twin brother, Brandon, who died shortly after birth. Joe Jackson was known to have several affairs, and he had a daughter, Joh'Vonnie Jackson, with one of his lovers in 1974.

    Michael Jackson has 3 children of his own: Michael Joseph Jr. ("Prince"), Paris-Michael Katherine, and Prince Michael Jackson II.
    • Age: Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)
    • Birthplace: USA, Indiana, Gary

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  • Mark Wahlberg
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    Actor Mark Wahlberg has 8 siblings and 3 half-siblings. His siblings include Donnie, Arthur, Jim, Paul, Robert, Tracey, Michelle, and Debbie Wahlberg. They were all born to Alma Elaine Donnelly and Donald Edward Wahlberg, and they were raised Catholic. His half-siblings include Donna, Scott, and Buddy Wahlberg, who were all born to his father and his first wife.

    Mark Wahlberg has 4 children of his own: Ella, Michael, Grace, and Brendan.
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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