Look Who’s Related: Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin

Posted June 14, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

This Friday, Tom Cruise lends his voice as Stacee Jaxx in the rock musical Rock of Ages. Just this week, Cruise was honored by The Friars Club with the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award in New York, becoming the fourth recipient of the honor and placing him in the same company as legends Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra. On hand to present his award was his Rock of Ages co-star Alec Baldwin. Did you know Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin are related? They are each other’s 12th cousin twice removed!

Read on to see how Cruise is related to many of his other notable co-stars!

Tom also shares a distant connection with his other Rock of Ages co-star Paul Giamatti. Paul Giamatti is his 17th cousin twice removed!

Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep also shares a common ancestry with Tom. Merly Streep is Tom Cruise’s 12th cousin twice removed! Their singing abilities must be a family trait.

And perhaps one of his closest Hollywood relatives is his former Lions for Lambs co-star Robert Redford. Robert Redford is Tom Cruise’s 9th cousin twice removed!

Before watching Tom Cruise rock out this weekend on the big screen, check out his family tree on Geni and see how you’re related! If you find a connection, let us know in the comments below!

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