Some celebrities were discovered at a young age bringing them straight into the entertainment industry and some worked their whole lives to finally make their big break. On the flip side, there are some celebrities who you could say “talent runs in the family,” like Beyonce and Solange Knowles to well, the entire Kardashian family, but what about celebrity cousins and mother-daughter duos? We have put together 10 celebrities that are related that you may have not known about.
Brandy & Snoop Dogg
American singer, songwriter and actress Brandy has had many years in the spotlight with selling over 40 million records worldwide, making her one of the best selling female artists of all time. From winning AMAs, MTV VMAs, Grammys and more to being hand selected by Whitney Houston to play Cinderella in the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s television version, this girl has done it all. Her cousin is none other than the infamous Snoop D-O-double-G.
Snoop Dogg began his career back in 1992 and has done everything from rapping, acting and producing. Since being discovered by Dr. Dre, he has sold over 23 million albums in the United States and over 35 million albums worldwide.
Who knew these two would be such a singing-songwriting dynamic duo.
Dakota Johnson & Melanie Griffith
Most recently known for her role as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey, Dakota Johnson has been involved in the acting industry her whole life. She began her acting career in the film Crazy in Alabama, back in 1999. Following her high school graduation, Johnson stared in films like The Social Network, 21 Jump Street and How To Be Single. She has won multiple awards ranging from International Film Festivals to People’s Choice Awards leaving her a force to be reckoned with. Looking back on her first debut in the acting world, one of her co-stars was actually her mother, none other than Melanie Griffith.
American actress Melanie Griffith began her acting career as a child in 1975. She has gone on to star in films like Body Double, Something Wild, Working Girl and most recently The Pirates of Somalia in 2017. Griffith has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe awards, winning Best Actress-Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Working Girl.
Not many mother-daughter duos can say they both have had such a successful career in Hollywood like these two.
Diana Ross & Tracee Ellis Ross
Diana Ross, need we say more? This American legend is best known for her part as the lead singer in the vocal group The Supremes back in the 60s, one of the best charting girl groups in American history. She also went on to release her first solo album in the same year with classics like Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand). She has won a multitude of awards ranging from People’s Choice Awards, Tony Awards and has won the lifetime achievement award for not one but three different award shows. Ms. Ross has also had five beautiful children, and you might recognize one, in particular, Black-ish star, Tracee Ellis Ross.
American actress, model, comedian and television host, Tracee Ellis Ross has had some big shoes to fill, but it looks like she’s done one heck of a job. Best known for her lead role in the television series Girlfriends from 2000-2008 to her current role in the television comedy Black-ish, she has made her name in Hollywood without directly following her mother’s footsteps. She has won multiple NAACP Image Awards as well as Golden Globe awards for her television series work.
Can you even imagine the family get-togethers the Ross family have?
Emma Roberts & Julia Roberts
As the daughter of American actor Eric Roberts, Emma Roberts has been apart of the acting world her whole life. Best known for her lead role in the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous from 2004-2007, as well as some of her most recent films like We are the Millers and the FX series Scream Queens, she doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon. However, did you know Roberts has yet another famous family member many people know very well? She is none other than the niece of Julia Roberts.
Julia Roberts is the sister of Eric Roberts making her Emma Roberts aunt. She made her Hollywood debut as the lead role in the romantic comedy Pretty Woman in 1990. She has also appeared in blockbusters like Oceans Eleven, Oceans Twelve, Eat, Pray, Love and most recently Wonder in 2017. Julia Roberts has also had the privilege of being People’s Most Beautiful Woman a total of five times.
There must be something good in the water in the Roberts family.
Nas & Yara Shahidi
American hip-hop artist, rapper, producer, actor and entrepreneur, Nas has been a part of the industry since 1991. In 1994, he released his first album Illmatic which has consistently been ranked as one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. Since then he has gone on to release eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums with over 25 million copies sold worldwide. Nas is also the founder of Mass Appeal Records, associate publisher of Mass Appeal Magazine and owner of Fila sneakers. Who is Nas related to that is also in the industry? Cousin and 18-year-old actress Yara Shahidi.
At only 18-years-old American actress Yara Shahidi has made her mark in Hollywood. Best known for her role in the television series Black-ish and the spin-off series Grown-ish she has been in this industry since the age of 14. Before her acting career Yara started modeling for campaigns for McDonald’s, Target, Ralph Lauren, Disney and more at only the age of 6. By being so young, she has already accomplished so much in her career, and people are waiting to see what happens next for this star.
We hope Nas is giving his baby cousin tips and tricks along the way throughout her career.