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Marisa Tomei Finds Out Her Schoolmate Julianne Moore Is Actually Her Cousin

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Jan. 31 2019, Published 4:01 p.m. ET

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For Marisa Tomei and Julianne Moorethe acting gene is definitely in their DNA.  The stars and friends discovered they're more connected than they ever knew — they're actually relatives! Keep reading for all the details.

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Marisa, 54, and Julianne, 58, appeared in an episode of "Finding your Roots" with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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The actresses, who've been friends since their college days, had matching DNA!

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The show's host revealed the outcome while teasing the episode on Twitter. "Surprise! and are long-lost cousins! We revealed to Marisa that she shares identical segments of DNA with her co-star (and friend since college!) on this week’s episode of ," he wrote.

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The women couldn't contain their excitement about the discovery! "What an incredible gift to find out about my family’s roots with @HenryLouisGates! Eternally grateful for this generation and generations to come.... and the big surprise — discovering my friend is my REAL cousin! Hey cuz @juliannemoore," Marisa shared on Instagram.

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"I KNEW WE WERE ALIKE! @marisatomei is my COUSIN!! OMG I’m so excited, thank you @henrylouisgates for letting us know we have identical segments of DNA - #FindingYourRoots #twinning," Julianne exclaimed on her own page.

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What do you think of the actresses being related? Let us know in the comments.

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