Who Knew? 19 Surprising Celebrity Relatives

They say good looks run in the family. In this case, even talent. From actors Edwin and Aldis Hodge to 'Black-ish' star Yara Shahidi and her iconic rapper cousin, Nas, you’ll be surprised to know about these celebrity relatives.

Yolanda Sangweni Mar, 18, 2016

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Actor Edwin Hodge (Chicago Fire, Secrets and Lies) is the older brother of Underground star Aldis Hodge.

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These hollywood superstars are cousins. We see they share similar traits: smooth chocolate skin, perfect teeth, and superb acting skills!

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The Black-ish star's mother is first cousins with Nas, making them second cousins.

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Brandy and Snoop Dogg's parents come from McComb, Mississippi. "Brandy's my first cousins... That's my family," Snoop told MTV. Fun fact: Rock & Roll legend Bo Diddley is Brandy's third cousin.

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The comedienne, and former SNL star, is the daughter of legendary soul singer Minnie Riperton.

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LMFAO frontman Redfoo (real name Stefan Kendal Gordy) is the son of Motown founder Berry Gordy.

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NBC weatherman Al Roker is the second cousin of rocker Lenny Kravitz. The Jefferson's star Roxie Roker (Lenny's mother) was Al's first cousin.

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Actress Shanica Knowles (Hannah Montana, Real Husbands of Hollywood) is first cousins with Beyoncé and Solange.

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Monica and Ludacris are related through marriage and grew up together. The singer's mother married the rapper's uncle. "Before there was Ludacris and Monica, there was Christopher Bridges and Mo and we were just always close," said Monica.

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Wood Harris (The Wire) is the younger brother of actor Steve Harris (The Practice, Legends).

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HBO's Ballers star John David Washington is the eldest son of Denzel and Pauletta Washington.

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Fantasia is first cousins with R&B duo K-Ci and Jojo.

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Who knew? Stephanie Mills is also cousins with K-Ci and Jojo. She confirmed the news on Twitter.

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Actress Grace Gibson (Black Nativity) is the daughter of legendary actress Lynn Whitfield.

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CNN International anchor Zain Asher is the younger sister of Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.

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Actress LisaRaye is the older half-sister of rapper Da Brat.

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Hip hop producer Pete Rock was first introduced to the music biz by his late older cousin, rapper Heavy D.

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Parks & Recreation star Rashida Jones is the daughter of legendary producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton.

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DJ Connor Cruise is the adopted son of Tom Cruise. He was adopted by Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman when he was a month old.