Have you watched The 100, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama series that premiered in 2014? If you have, then you have seen actresses, Shelby Flannery and Lola Flannery.
Given that they share the same second name, fans started speculating that they could be related.
There is a lot of speculation on the internet about this. Some people even say that they are sisters. Others say that they just have the same last name and there is no relation at all.
Is Shelby Flannery Related To Lola Flanery?
Shelby Flannery is not related to Lola Flanery. The two actresses just happen to share the same last name. Similarly, Shelby’s last name is spelled with a double “n,” while Lola’s has a single “n.” The rumors that they are related arose when they were cast for the same show, and there was some similarity in their names.
They are not related at all, and they don’t even look alike!
It can be not very clear at first glance when comparing two individuals with the same last name. You can easily determine if people are actually related by looking up genealogy records online for clues about who else carries their shared surname.
In some cases, you will find several people with your surname living within relative proximity to one another. This suggests that all of these individuals might be related based on common ancestors. Similarly, when people have similar names and live far away, it could mean that they are not related.
On the other hand, realists may argue that we are all related, given we come from the same ancestors.
Shelby Flannery was born in 2000, the same year as Lola Flannery. She has an older sister named Mimi, who is also a famous actress. Her parents are Georgie and Cate Flannery. Shelby’s mother, Cate, is originally from New York but moved to California when she was 12 years old after her father died of cancer (this explains why Shelby looks so familiar).
Shelby attended Kids World School for Acting, where she was discovered by James Franco at the age of 13 during one of the acting classes that he taught there! He then cast her in “This Is The End.”
This role made all three actresses stars overnight! They became very close friends ever since, especially with fellow co-star Emma Watson whom they had scenes with, which is why they all look like sisters in the movie.