(Closed) Let's Play A Game! Six Degrees of Separation

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Post # 4
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My mom’s best friend dated Garth Brooks in high school. Apparently he was friends with my uncles and used to hang out at my moms house every now and then. She also told him that he sucked at guitar.

K.D. Lang is my second cousin.

My husband is really good friends with the drummer from Godsmack, Shannon Larkin.

Oh and my husband’s best friend’s sister was an extra on Inception, apparently she was a stewardess on the plane (I never saw the movie). So I can only assume she met Leo.

Post # 5
3229 posts
Sugar bee

Well, he’s not really that famous but the comedian Jon Reep went to my high school. He is the Dodge Hemi guy and won Last Comic Standing. He is several years older than I am so we didn’t go at the same time. He and my college roommate’s cousin are really good friends. He even sent the roommate’s cousin to Hawaii as a wedding gift.

My little brother goes to Stanford and was snubbed by Condelezza Rice while at a football game. He is in the Axe Committee which is their spirit club. He and a friend were helping out with some event after a game. Both said, “Good game, Secretary Rice,” and both held out their hands to shake hers. She shook his friend’s hand but not my brother’s. It’s more hilarious than anything and I’m sure she was just busy. It makes for a good story though.

Post # 6
14658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I went to elementry school through high school with John Krasinski and BJ Novak.  I had a huge crush on him in the 6th grade!  haha

Post # 7
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i studied abroad with reese witherspoon’s cousin.  also, my fiance knows the kid that played annikan skywalker (sp?), went to church with weird al yankovic and coached kid rock’s son’s basketball team. (he lived in malibu for a while and rubbed elbows with these celebrities, not that it got him anywhere, lol!) also, a guy i went to high school with has been on a couple of tv shows as an extra, and my FSIL’s sister is a regular on Bun Heads. i don’t know if those count. lol

Post # 8
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Well my old acting teacher was in CSI once, so he knows some of those people.

I went to the same college as…I can’t remember her name now! The lady who played that record store owner in Pretty in Pink. 

My patents went to the same college as Brad Pitt. 

Oh, and I went to school with a guy who was in high school musical.

Also my grandpa says he knows Gwyneth Paltrow’s sister. No idea how though. 



Post # 9
6018 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

My cousin is dating a guy that is related to bernie mac (RIP). Some years ago they went to his daughters wedding.

I almost hit Noah Wyle with my car when coming out of the parking garage of my job in downtown chicago. As I was stuttering and trying to apologize he just laughed and assured me he was ok and then asked if I had a lighter he could use. he used my lighter and I apologized again and that was that. I was so humiliated! lol this doesn’t really count but its one of my favorite famous people stories.

Jenny McCarthy went to my highschool and the older sisters of some of my friends from high school were good friends with her and still keep contact these days.

A good neighborhood friend of mine is a cousin of Ryan Cabrera.


Post # 11
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had dinner the other night with an old “friend” that plays in the NFL.  (Not intentionally… Its awkward for me when you have to spend time with someone that you used to date.  I thought it was just going to be my Maid/Matron of Honor and I – but her husband and him are besties and they wanted to tag along. FH didnt care too much for this… ) 

Anyways, he isnt really famous or well-known… but his fellow players are really famous and I attended a charity banquet with him and met a lot of well-known NFL players.  I know that some of his teammates could totally get me the hook-up with meeting other famous people, but I would never dream of asking now.  They won the Super Bowl that year too… BLAH

What makes it worse, is that my FH’s parents are huge fans of the team that he plays for… and I always have to suffer and watch the stupid games all fall. 

Post # 12
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My co-workers 1st cousin is married to Channing Tatum. I was friends with Lindsay Lohan and her twin cousins when we were kiddos, after she had was in The Parent Trap. I went to school with one of the guys from Degrassi. 

Post # 13
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My best friend’s dad taught Jim Parsons (Sheldon from Big Bang Theory) in high school and he lived in my town. 

I work with a girl whose cousin is a member of the band Pepper. 

Post # 14
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I played varsity rugby with Jay Baruchel’s sister & a guy I went to highschool with’s grandmother was dating William Shatner.  Other than that I don’t know anyone exciting! πŸ™

Post # 15
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My uncle is a pilot and has hung out with John Travolta (he flies too) in numerous private pilot lounges… like enough that John remember’s my uncles name.

Same uncle went to high school with Benicio Deltoro.  Ironically, DH’s sister also went to the same school but years later (not at the same time)

My MOH’s husband is related to a pitcher in the major leagues

I think that is it.. pretty boring here πŸ™

Post # 16
1459 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

My best friend’s mother went to college with Colin Firth πŸ™‚ it’s the same college that we met at many many years later.


There’s also a couple of historical ones in my family, on my mother’s side there was a doctor who served on admiral Nelson’s ship (can’t remember the details), and my grandfather was posted on one of the ships that prince Phillip had been posted to, at different times, they met once and had a really long chat about it XD

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