Sometimes, our favorite celebrities come from talented pedigrees that have dominated Hollywood for years. It is evident that talent runs in the family ... or maybe it's something in the water? However, it is not always easy to tell when celebs are related. While some choose to ride the coattails of a more famous family member's name, others choose to forge a path on their own and change their last name. It's no wonder fans can't keep track of them.
Other times, some celebrities look alike to such a degree that a lot of people think they are related, but in reality, they are not. From Jaime Pressly and Margot Robbie to Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem, sometimes Hollywood blesses us with celebrity doppelgängers that could have been switched at birth.
1- Rob Schneider Is Elle King's Father
Sometimes talent runs in the family, like in the case of Ex's and Oh's singer Elle King and her father, Rob Schneider. Rob needs no introduction, but if you must know, the star is known for starring in hits like 50 First Dates, The Hot Chick and Grown Ups.
When Elle pursued a music career, she decided to drop her famous father's last name. She wanted to make it on her own, without the benefits that being a Schneider would bring.
2- Lily Allen And Alfie Allen Are Siblings
Alfie Allen played Theon Greyjoy in the HBO series Game of Thrones and rose to instant stardom. However, long before fame came knocking at his door, his sister was appealing to him to get a job. Well ... in a song that is, as his sister is British pop star Lily Allen.
Back in 2006, Lily penned a song called 'Alfie.' Part of the lyrics say, "Oh, Alfie get up it's a brand-new day. I just can't sit back and watch you waste your life away. You need to get a job because the bills need to get paid."
3- Leslie Mann Is Maude Apatow's Mother
Maude Apatow is the daughter of Blockers actress Leslie Mann and award-winning producer/screenwriter and director Judd Apatow. Maude has been acting since she was seven years old, and sometimes gets criticized for her pedigree. Many people assume nepotism is at play, as she has starred in four films produced/directed by her father.
Maude played Leslie Mann's onscreen daughter in three of these films, and critics claimed she didn't work for the roles. Whatever the case, Maude is extremely talented and has proven herself over the years.
4- Steven Spielberg Is Jessica Capshaw's Step-Father
Most people know Jessica Capshaw from Grey's Anatomy. She played Dr. Arizona Robbins for 10 seasons before she was written off the show. What fans may have forgotten, though, is that Jessica has an uber-famous father, and her mother is Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom star, Kate Capshaw.
Her stepfather is Academy award-winning director/producer Steven Spielberg. He is legendary and has produced blockbusters like Jaws and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Jessica starred in two of her fathers productions - Minority Report and in the 2005 mini-series called Into The West.
5- Dakota Johnson Is Melanie Griffith And Don Johnson's Daughter
Dakota Johnson's portrayal as Anastasia Steel in the Fifty Shades Trilogy shot her to instant stardom and her career has been on the rise ever since. Dakota comes from an extremely talented family. Her mother is award-winning actress Melanie Griffith, while her father is Don Johnson.
Don Johnson is an actor/director/producer, so it's clear to see that talent runs in this family. Dakota has made quite a name for herself in Hollywood without riding on her parent's coattails. She has proved herself and cemented her spot in the industry.