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Famous Siblings You Probably Had No Idea Were Related

Julissa Catalan lives and writes in New Jersey. Her writing has been featured on Refinery29, Latina, Prevention and Women’s Health, among others. Read more of her work on her website and follow her on Twitter @Julissa_Catalan.

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Wait, they're related?

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Wait, they're related?

It happens all the time. You're binge watching your favorite show on Netflix or having a movie marathon when there's an actor on screen that you know you've seen before somewhere else, but you can't place them. Yes, your déjà vu could be due to the fact you've seen the actor's face as another character on a different show or movie, but there's also a strong chance you recognize them because they strong resemble a another celeb sibling.

Yup, folks, nepotism is alive and well in Hollywood, sometimes it's just a little bit undercover. Turns out there are tons of famous brothers and sisters kickin' around Tinsel Town, they just keep it on the DL most of the time. We're not totally sure why, but we do know one thing: talent isn't definitely in some people's DNA, because it runs wild through the veins of these celebs.

Originally posted May 2016. Updated August 2017.

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Kate & Oliver Hudson

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Kate & Oliver Hudson

Scream Queens hunk Oliver Hudson is Kate Hudson's big bro, and of course, Goldie Hawn’s first born. Talk about good genes!

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Kate Hudson & Wyatt Russell

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Kate Hudson & Wyatt Russell

Kate and Wyatt (who you recognize from This Is 4022 Jump Street and Everybody Wants Some) are half-siblings. Wyatt is the son of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, making him Oliver's half-brother too.

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The Lohans

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The Lohans

Of course you know that Ali, Lindsay and Michael Jr. are celeb sibs, but did you know that their younger brother Cody is on the rise? Cody is on the fast track to become a famous model, and recently did a shoot for Vogue China

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Blake & Robyn Lively

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Blake & Robyn Lively

Before Sabrina, there was another Teen Witch, and her name was Louise, or as Blake Lively calls her big sister, Robyn.

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James & Dave Franco

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James & Dave Franco

We know Dave Franco from movies like 21 Jump Street, but doesn’t he look that much more familiar now that you know he’s James Franco’s little brother?

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Owen & Luke Wilson

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Owen & Luke Wilson

Comedy sure does run in this family, and these two funny guys even worked on a few movies together, including Bottle Rocket and The Royal Tenenbaums.

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Jaden & Willow Smith

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Jaden & Willow Smith

Not only are these siblings named after their famous parents, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, but they both also chose to go into the family business.

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Abigail & Spencer Breslin

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Abigail & Spencer Breslin

Abigail and Spencer have been acting since they were each 3 years old. They have shared the screen in four films and even played siblings in the movie Raising Helen.

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Ralph & Joseph Fiennes

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Ralph & Joseph Fiennes

Not only are Ralph and his younger brother talented actors, but they both have a love of Shakespeare. Joseph has played William Shakespeare four times while Ralph attended the Royal Shakespeare Company and is a noted Shakespeare interpreter.

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Rashida & Kidada Jones

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Rashida & Kidada Jones

While most recognize Rashida Jones as Parks and Recreation’s Ann Perkins, her older sister, Kadida, is an accomplished fashion designer and was even engaged to Tupac Shakur when he was gunned down. And their father is Quincy Jones, of course!

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Randy & Dennis Quaid

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Randy & Dennis Quaid

Dennis and his older brother Randy have very different acting backgrounds, but they have both been in the business for 30 years. Between the two of them, they have appeared in over 150 movies.

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Liev & Pablo Schreiber

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Liev & Pablo Schreiber

Apart from being tall and handsome, these two brothers couldn’t have had more different upbringings: Liev grew up with his hippie mother in New York City, and Pablo was raised in rural Canada.

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Rupert & James Grint

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Rupert & James Grint

While Rupert is best known for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series, his much more daring brother can be seen racing cars, professionally.

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Candace Cameron Bure & Kirk Cameron

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Candace Cameron Bure & Kirk Cameron

Not only are these two brother and sister but they also both got their start on 90’s sitcoms, with Kirk on Growing Pains and Candace on Full House.

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Shawn & Aaron Ashmore

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Shawn & Aaron Ashmore

If you didn’t know Shawn Ashmore has a brother, it’s probably because you didn’t realize there are two of them. That’s right: Shawn’s identical twin brother is Aaron Ashmore of Smallville fame.

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Lizzy & Robert Pattinson

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Lizzy & Robert Pattinson

Determined to make it without her brother’s name, Lizzy denied being related to Robert during her appearance on X-Factor. The singer-songwriter eventually went on to contribute vocals alongside her brother on the Twilight Soundtrack.

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Jennifer & Lynda Lopez

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Jennifer & Lynda Lopez

Jenny wasn’t the only Lopez girl on the block. Her younger sister Lynda grew up in the Bronx with her and now hosts Good Day New York and Fox 5 Live.

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Donnie & Mark Wahlberg

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Donnie & Mark Wahlberg

Before Mark was starring in blockbuster movies, he was expressing his good vibrations as Markie Mark, while his big brother had the right stuff as one fifth of NKOTB.

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The Baldwin brothers

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The Baldwin brothers

There are four of them — Alec, Daniel, Billy and Stephen — and they are all tempermental actors.

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Elle & Dakota Fanning

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Elle & Dakota Fanning

At first glance, these sisters look like they could be twins. But Dakota is actually 4 years old than Elle, while Elle is four inches taller than Dakota.

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Matt & Kevin Dillon

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Matt & Kevin Dillon

Drama may have been the older brother on Entourage, but in real life, Kevin Dillon is actually Matt Dillon’s younger brother.

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Julia & Eric Roberts

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Julia & Eric Roberts

Apart from playing the bad man in The Killers "Mr. Brightside" music video and Emma Roberts’ father in real life, Eric is also Julia Roberts' older brother.

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Hailee Steinfeld & Griffin Steinfeld

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Hailee Steinfeld & Griffin Steinfeld

While Hailee is off being an actress, singer and member of Taylor Swift’s squad, her badass brother, Griffin, is racing for NASCAR.

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