BFFs Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Are Related!

Posted February 2, 2016 by Amanda | No Comment

Recently, actress Jennifer Lawrence and comedian Amy Schumer made headlines with their newfound friendship. The new pals made a splash at the Golden Globes, where they were both up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Lawrence took home the coveted prize for her performance as the titular character in Joy.

But there’s no love lost between the two friends. The duo are reportedly co-writing a screenplay along with Schumer’s sister, where the two actresses will star as sisters. But do they know that they are also related? Jennifer Lawrence is Amy Schumer’s 15th cousin once removed!

The connection was found thanks to Geni’s World Family Tree, the definitive family tree of the world.

BFFs Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Are Related!

Lawrence and Schumer are related through Henry Clifford, 10th Baron de Clifford, who is Lawrence’s 14th great grandfather and Schumer’s 15th great grandfather. Clifford is the father of Henry Clifford, 1st Earl of Cumberland, Lawrence’s 13th great grandfather, and Elizabeth Bowes (Clifford), Schumer’s 14th great grandmother.

The past year has been an exciting one for both stars. Only a few months ago, Schumer won her first Emmy award for her comedy sketch series, Inside Amy Schumer. Lawrence will next be vying for her second Oscar win at the upcoming 88th Academy Awards ceremony. This is the fourth Academy Award nomination for the Hunger Games star. Now they will have one more thing to celebrate with the news that they are also related!

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