Meryl Streep was in for a shock when she found out that top U.S.
genealogist Henry Louis Gate"s research suggested that she was her
friend and filmmaker, Mike Nichols" cousin.
The award winning actress has worked with Nichols on four films.
When Gates" documentary, Faces of America revealed that they were
cousins, she shrieked out saying that it was ridiculous and had
trouble believing it. According to Gates" research, renowned
cellist Yo-Yo Ma and actress Eva Longoria Parker are also related.
The Desperate Housewives actress" first question on finding that
out was whether Yo-Yo Ma was also Mexican!