George Clooney And Abraham Lincoln Are Somewhat Related!
It now makes sense why George Clooney is so into politics. He’s got it in his blood!
Clooney is distantly related to America’s storied 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, according to Ancestry.com. The finding came recently as Ancestry.com researchers were tracing the president’s lineage in celebration of the upcoming film, Lincoln.
The men are connected through Lucy Hanks, who was Lincoln’s maternal grandmother. Marriages and births make Clooney the president’s half-first cousin five times removed. But the men share more than just family.
They also have the same similarities: They’re both human rights advocates. … Both are excellent writers. … And both have a passion for politics.
Clooney isn’t aware of the connection just yet.