George Clooney is related to Lincoln!

George Clooney is not only famous himself, he also has some famous relatives. Have you heard of a guy named Abraham Lincoln? Yeah, he’s Clooney’s cousin.

George Clooney

There’s a reason this guy’s such an activist — it’s in his blood!

The bored folks at have dug deep into the world of American history and figured out that Mr. George Clooney is actually a distant cousin of the 16th president of the United States: Abraham Lincoln!

Well, technically half-cousins, five times removed… But it’s the same thing. Clooney is a descendant of Lincoln’s maternal grandmother, Lucy Hanks. How amazing is that?

Just another name to add to Clooney’s list of famous relatives, which already includes Rosemary Clooney as well as Miguel and Rafael Ferrer. Not too shabby.

If you’re thinking that perhaps this is a sign Clooney should get into politics, the actor disagrees and has stated many a time that he has no intention of running for office — ever.

Cool facts, no? What do you think? Who would you want to be related to?

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