11:51 AM EDT 08/24/2014

Add PEOPLE News

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage
Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon Are Distant Cousins | Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon Are Distant Cousins

Originally posted 04/04/2012 11:40AM

Who hasn't played Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon – that game in which it appears everyone has a link to the handsome actor?

But Bacon's own wife of 23 years (and mother of their two children, son Travis, 22 and daughter Sosie, 19), Kyra Sedgwick, has more of a link to her husband than she or anyone else might have imagined. They are distant cousins.

The revelation comes courtesy of the Sunday night PBS show on genealogy, Finding Your Roots.

Read More

From Our Partners