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The DNA profile of Kevin Costner

Are you related to the famous film producer?

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The DNA of a famous film producer

Kevin Michael Costner is a renowned American actor, film producer and film director. Famous for his roles in blockbusters such as "Dances with Wolves", "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "The Bodyguard", Costner has gained a distinctive place in Hollywood history. In his career, he won various awards, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, Kevin Costner is of Irish and German descent. His father, William Costner, was a power line worker and later a utility manager for the Southern California Edison Company. His mother, Sharon Rae, worked as a social worker. Costner has three siblings, and although he grew up in Compton, California, he moved to Visalia during his high school years, eventually graduating from Mt. Whitney High School. He then attended California State University, Fullerton, to pursue a degree in business.

Known for his portrayals of "everyman" characters, Kevin Costner often finds himself in challenging circumstances. In a career spanning more than three decades, he has worked in a number of films and television series, including action movies, romance films and westerns. He made his directorial debut in 1989 with the film "Field of Dreams," which was successful both with critics and at the box office. Costner also starred in "Dances with Wolves" (1990), which was both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, in addition to directing and producing the film. The film won seven Academy Awards, including best picture and best director.

Genetic studies show that Kevin Costner belongs to haplogroup R-M269. Haplogroups are used to identify human genetic lineages, particularly the male lineage, and indicate an individual's deep genetic history. R-M269 is the most common haplogroup in Western Europe, suggesting that Costner's ancestors originated in that region. However, beyond this general indication, his specific genetic origin is still obscure. Nonetheless, Costner's genetic heritage contributes to his multiethnic background and uplifts the complex paths his ancestors have taken throughout history.

In his personal life, Costner is a big sports fan and especially loves baseball and golf. He is also a talented country singer and guitarist, and with his band Kevin Costner has

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Unraveling My Ancestry with iGENEA: A Surprising Link to Kevin Costner

An engaging review of my experience with iGENEA's DNA testing. Discovering my lineage, exploring my genetic heritage, and encountering the surprising link to Hollywood star Kevin Costner. (G. Heinken)

Having always held a vigorous curiosity about my ancestry, I finally took the plunge and opted for a DNA test. Among several available options, I chose iGENEA due to my friends extolling its detailed and precise results. The journey of unravelling my genetic makeup with iGENEA can be summed up as astonishing, insightful and, above all, thrillingly surprising.

The initiation of the process was fairly smooth. The well-detailed guidelines provided by iGENEA made the collection of DNA samples a cinch. Postage was hassle-free and pretty swift, and before I knew it, I got an email notification from iGENEA confirming they received my DNA sample. Throughout the process, their customer service was exemplary, promptly providing updates and patiently answering questions about the procedure.

The anticipation grew, waiting for the results. But iGENEA didn't test my patience excessively, as the results were communicated within four weeks, considerably faster than other services in the market. Receiving the results was as easy as logging into my account on the iGENEA website.

Imagine my surprise and sheer delight when the results displayed that I share common ancestors with the Hollywood superstar, Kevin Costner. As an ardent fan, I found this news wonderfully surreal. Not only did it add a dash of glamour to my genealogy, but it also made for some humorous exchanges within my social circle.

Riding this wave of excitement, I became engrossed in exploring iGENEA's sophisticated online platform. It offered me diverse data about my genetic lineage, ranging from my geographic genetic origins to an estimate of my Neanderthal DNA percentage. Having a visually organized ancestral tree outlined the connection with Kevin Costner more clearly. It was indeed fascinating to delve deep into the records and perceive the lineage that linked me to this famed personality.

Overall, my experience with iGENEA was rewarding and gratifying beyond words. The rigorousness of their approach, the detail in their results, and their seamless user interface truly stand out. For anyone keen to peek into their rich genetic past, I would highly recommend iGENEA.

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How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

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A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

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