Which Emmy award celeb are you most closely connected to?

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We're featuring Emmy Award nominated and awarded celebrities in the Connection Finder this week, starting with Jason Sudeikis, the winner of the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Comedy, for his work on Ted Lasso.

Featured alongside him are other nominees and winners:

  • Gillian Anderson, winner Supporting Actress in a Drama for The Crown
  • John Lithgow, nominee Supporting Actor in a Drama for Perry Mason
  • Stephen Colbert, nominee Variety Talk Series for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Tracee Ross, nominee Lead Actress in a Comedy for Blackish
  • Dolly Parton, winner Outstanding Television Movie for Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square
  • Michael Douglas, nominee Lead Actor in a Comedy for The Kominsky Method
  • Kate Winslet, winner Lead Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology, or Movie for Mare of Easttown
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, nominee Lead Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology, or Movie for Hamilton
  • Paul Bettany, nominee Lead Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology, or Movie for WandaVision
  • Rosie Perez, nominee Supporting Actress in a Comedy for The Flight Attendant

Who are you most closely connected to? If you're one of the 23,766,000 of us who are connected to each other on our big tree you can check with the Connection Finder.

You can check for shared ancestors with the Relationship Finder. Are you a cousin to any of them? Your Relationship Finder Quick Links page (see your profile pull-down menu under "Relationships") has quick links for several notable groups.

New special feature: Check out how you're connected to other Emmy winners by searching the Emmy Award Winners of the 21st Century category and related categories like Academy Award Winners of the 21st Century and American Television Actors using the green MyConnections button in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Let us know how you're related below! If you want to share your connection on social media with cousins and friends, click the "get shareable image" below the results, e.g. Michael Douglas and Jason Sudeikis. Then just upload it along with the URL of your direct connection. (Please refrain from sharing your connection on the featured profiles themselves, though. It clutters conversations on research and collaboration. Thanks!)

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19 Answers

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by Lloyd de Vere Hunt G2G6 Mach 2 (27.6k points)
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I am most closely connected to Dolly Parton at 23 degrees.
by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Pilot (111k points)
+6 votes

I am most closely connected to Tracee Ross at 20 degrees of separation.

by Tommy Buch G2G6 Pilot (359k points)
+6 votes
by Dallace Moore G2G6 Mach 9 (93.7k points)
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I'm closest to John Lithgow, at 18 degrees, through Bridge, Batchelder, Herrick, and Richardson connections.
by Mark Weinheimer G2G6 Pilot (410k points)
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Dolly Parton is my 20th cousin once removed! This the most excited I've been about any relative!
by Ann Nunnally G2G1 (1.2k points)
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16 degrees from Dolly Parton (12th cousins, 3x removed)
19 degrees from John Lithgow (10th cousins, 1x removed)
20 degrees from Tracee Ross
21 degrees from Michael Douglas (9th cousins, 2x removed)
22 degrees from Gillian Anderson (18th cousins, 1x removed)
23 degrees from Lin-Manuel Miranda (17th cousins, 1x removed)
23 degrees from Stephen Colbert
24 degrees from Rosie Perez
27 degrees from Kate Winslet
27 degrees from Paul Bettany
30 degrees from Jason Sudeikis
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 4 (48.5k points)
+7 votes
She won her Emmy in 1969 and isn't profiled on Wikitree, but Susan Saint James is my 2nd cousin (5 degrees).
by Sean Pickett G2G5 (5.5k points)
+5 votes
19 degrees from John Lithgow. 14th cousin thrice removed. MRCA Robert Corbet (1477 -1513).

19 degrees from Dolly Parton. 10th cousin twice removed. MRCA Jean (Jordan) Palmer (abt 1595 -1622).

19 degrees from Stephen Colbert.

20 degrees from Tracee Ross. 15th cousin. MRCA Margerie (Elliot) Bridger (1527 - 1580,) Disclaimer. It is through a bogus line,.disproved by DNA testing, but that's what WikiTree shows.

21 degrees from Gillian Anderson. 18th cousin once removed. MRCA Philippa Hemmys (1399 - 1427.)

21 degrees from Lin-Manuel Miranda. 16th cousin once removed. MRCA Philippa (Hulse) Brereton (abt 1416 - 1463.)

22 degrees from Michael Douglas. 13th cousin 4 times removed. MRCA James Hamilton (abt 1475 - abt 1529.)

23 Degrees from Paul Bettany.

27 degrees from Jason Sudekis.

27 degrees from Rosie Perez.

29 degrees from Kate Winslet.
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 Mach 2 (29.5k points)
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  • 29 degrees from Jason
  • 21 degrees from Gillian, 21st cousin once removed
  • 28 degrees from Paul
  • 24 degrees from Stephen
  • 22 degrees from Michael, 19th cousin five times removed
  • 20 degrees from John, 9th cousin three times removed
  • 23 degrees from Lin-manuel, 17th cousin three times removed
  •  20 degrees from Dolly, 12th cousin twice removed
  • 23 degrees from Rosie
  •  23 degrees from Tracee
  •  30 degrees from Kate
  •  20 degrees from Marsha
by Jennifer Fulk G2G5 (5.1k points)
+4 votes
Closest to John Lithgow and Dolly Parton, at 19 degrees.

And John is also a 9th Cousin 1R.   I really like his sense of humor, DNA, I must just get him.

Dolly is a 16th C 2x R, but we have a closer connection through marriage, just love Dolly.
by Loretta Morrison G2G6 Pilot (142k points)
+3 votes
  • 17 degrees from John Lithgow; and 18/1xr cousins via Edmund Dutton
  • 20 degrees from Michael Douglas; and 21st cousins via Robert de Holland 
  • 22 degrees from Lin-Manuel Miranda; and 18/4xr cousins via Theobaud de Verdun
  • 23 degrees from Dolly Parton; and 14/1xr cousins via Catherine (Hewitt)Stone
  • 24 degrees from Gillian Anderson; and 20/3xr cousins via Robert de Pulford
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (522k points)
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Which do you consider closest--a 19th cousin, an 18th cousin once removed, or a 17th cousin twice removed? These relationships correspond respectively to Dolly Parton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Michael Douglas.
by Nelda Spires G2G6 Pilot (350k points)
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First, just for fun, I want to mention my closest relative who won an Emmy, back in 1974 (The Snoop Sisters), my second cousin, twice removed, Mildred Natwick.  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Natwick-16

This was a fun group to look at!  It looks like a lot of us have some distant cousins in this group, from the responses so far.

Dolly Parton is my closest connection, at 19 degrees.  She is also a distant cousin--14th cousins, once removed.

Some more distant cousins in this group:

John Lithgow--11th cousin

Lin-Manuel Miranda--17th cousins, once removed

Gillian Anderson--18th cousins, twice removed

Michael Douglas--19th cousins, twice removed

From MyConnections, I also found out that Kyra Sedgwick is my 9th cousin, once removed, and Cloris Leachman is my 10th cousin.
by Cheryl Cruise G2G6 Mach 3 (39.4k points)
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My closest (and favorite) on the list is Dolly Parton, at 18 degrees. She's also my 12th cousin once removed.
by Jennifer Bello G2G6 (6.3k points)
+2 votes
20 degrees from John Lithgow.
by Roger Stong G2G6 Mach 8 (87.1k points)
+2 votes
14 degrees from John Lithgow (1 marriage)

22 degrees from Tracee Ross (blood relationship)
by Scott Hutchins G2G6 Mach 1 (11.3k points)
+1 vote
Dolly Parton is a tenth cousin once removed. But, it is through my Sizemore family line and there is an awful lot of confusion with that family, so who knows.
by Becky Gouge G2G1 (1.8k points)

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