Look Who’s Related: Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane

Posted June 29, 2012 by Amanda | 5 Comments

This week Mark Wahlberg shows off his comedic chops in his new movie, Ted. Written and directed by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Wahlberg plays a man whose childhood wish for his teddy bear to come to life comes true. MacFarlane also lends his voice as the titular teddy bear and best friend. Did you know the pair are also distantly related? Seth MacFarlane is Mark Wahlberg’s 13th cousin thrice removed!* Read on to see which other celebrities share Wahlberg’s family tree!

No wonder Wahlberg has taken a liking to comedy – he’s related to America’s favorite red head, Lucille Ball. The funny lady is his 9th cousin thrice removed!

He’s also distantly related to his Other Guys co-star Will Ferrell. The duo are each other’s 20th cousins! MacFarlane has a bit of a closer relationship to the former SNL star. He’s Will Ferrell’s 13th cousin twice removed!

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is Mark Walhberg’s 19th cousin once removed! The two co-starred as a married couple in M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Happening.

Are you related to Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane? Check out these celebrity family trees on Geni and let us know how you’re related in the comments below!

*Update: A closer relationship path between Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane was found! Thanks, Victor!

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