Family Tree Tuesday – Nicolas Cage

Posted January 11, 2011 by Geni | 4 Comments

Oscar winning actor Nicolas Cage comes from one of Hollywood’s most legendary families. Born Nicolas Kim Coppola, Cage changed his name early in his career to avoid the appearance of nepotism as the nephew of acclaimed director Francis Ford Coppola. Cage’s cousin, Sofia Coppola became the first American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for her film, Lost in Translation. His aunt Talia Shire is also an Oscar-nominated actress and producer. Her sons, actor Jason Schwartzman and Robert Carmine, lead singer of the band Rooney, have also enjoyed successful film careers.

Nicolas Cage is also connected to other famous Hollywood families. He was once married to Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley.

Check out Nicolas Cage’s family tree and see how you’re related!




  • tevra

    what a laugh – the so called actor changed his name but all of Hollywood knew who he was so when he “worked” to get started everyone gave his uncle a favour by casting Nic Cage who had a famous uncle over other people who had acting talent and we have a plethora of crappy movies.

  • Alfred Cota

    Sorry to bust your bubble Imam, but Cousin Nic had to cut the mustard with no help from His Uncle Francis. :)