18 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Have a Twin
No, you're not seeing double.
When you think of celebrity twins, famous duos like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen or Tegan and Sara Quin might come to mind. But what you might not know is that plenty of famous stars have less-famous twin siblings, too. Newly crowned Best Actor Oscar winner Rami Malek‘s twin works as a teacher, for example, while Scarlett Johansson‘s twin works in politics. Read on for some of the stars you had no idea had either a fraternal or identical partner in crime. And for more background on some of your favorite stars, check out the 18 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Adopted.
Laverne Cox & M. Lamar
Laverne Cox’s Orange Is the New Black character, Sophia, is a transgender woman. But some of Sophia’s flashbacks on the show are from a time when the character was still in the process of coming out as trans, and before she had gender confirmation surgery. During those scenes, Cox’s identical twin brother, M. Lamar, played Marcus. Other men auditioned for the role, but once casting learned Cox had a twin, they asked M. Lamar to try out and ultimately gave him the part. And for more interesting celeb news, check out the 50 Crazy Celebrity Facts You Won’t Believe Are True.
Rami Malek & Sami Malek
Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek has an identical twin brother, Sami Malek. Rami brought Sami to the Golden Globes this year, People explains. Fans were surprised to learn that the actor has a twin brother, who works as a teacher.
Scarlett Johansson & Hunter Johansson
The actress’ brother has acted in the past, but he’s more known for his political work. Hunter Johansson worked on President Obama’s campaign in 2008.
Ashton Kutcher & Michael Kutcher
The actor’s twin brother, Michael Kutcher, has cerebral palsy. According to Us Weekly, Michael also had a heart transplant when he was a teenager, and he’s living in better health now, advocating for organ donation and disability rights.
Aaron Carter & Angel Carter
The “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” singer walked his twin sister down the aisle at her wedding in 2014. According to Entertainment Tonight, Angel is a model. She and her husband, Corey Conrad, welcomed their first child in January.
Gisele Bundchen & Patricia Bundchen
According to Heavy, the fraternal Bundchen twins both took a modeling class when they were 13, but Gisele (pictured right, above) found more success in the field. The sisters are still close, though: Patricia is now her sister’s manager and spokesperson, the outlet notes.
Jason London & Jeremy London
You might have seen both of these actors’ work without realizing they were twin brothers. Jason London (pictured left, above) has acted in Dazed and Confused, while Jeremy London acted in Party of Five. And if you’re curious about all things celebrity, check out The Most Famous Celebrity from Your State.
Daryl Sabara & Evan Sabara
The Spy Kids star has a fraternal twin brother, Evan, who’s also an actor. Evan voiced Robin in the TV show The Batman and appeared as a baseball captain in 2018’s The Next Kill.
Vin Diesel & Paul Vincent
Vin Diesel, whose given name is Mark Sinclair Vincent, has a fraternal twin brother named Paul Vincent. And as this photo from Screenrant shows, Vin Diesel’s twin brother has way more hair than he does, too.
Jon Heder & Daniel Heder
Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder (pictured right, above) has an identical twin brother. According to Daniel Heder’s IMDB page, he’s worked behind the scenes on movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Infinity War.
Kendall Long & Kylie Long
It may be hard to believe, but the Bachelor in Paradise star has a twin sister named Kylie (pictured right, above). To be fair, they were born way before Kendall and Kylie Jenner rose to fame! If their names weren’t enough of a coincidence, the twins also have a brother named Colton, which just happens to be the name of the current Bachelor star, too.
Giovanni Ribisi & Marissa Ribisi
Marissa Ribisi is in the same industry as her brother Giovanni, though she’s not as well-recognized as the Sneaky Pete actor. Marissa played Cynthia in Dazed and Confused, and her most recent role was playing Veronica in an episode of Watching Ellie in 2003.
Shawn Ashmore & Aaron Ashmore
The two brothers are both actors, although Shawn (pictured right, above) may be more recognizable to fans. Shawn has acted in a number of TV shows and movies, including The Following and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Aaron, meanwhile, has acted in shows like Killjoys and Veronica Mars.
Peyton List & Spencer List
Spencer List is an actor, like his sister. He appeared in one episode of Peyton‘s Disney Channel show Bunk’d, according to his IMDB page. Most recently, he’s appeared in three episodes of The Fosters as Carter Hunter. He also acted in the 2018 movies Anthem of a Teenage Prophet, The Thinning: New World Order, and The Miseducation of Cameron Post.
Siva Kaneswaran & Kumar Kaneswaran
Willow Shields & Autumn Shields
The Hunger Games actor’s twin sister, Autumn (pictured right, above), is also an actor. The most recent project on Autumn’s IMDB page is her role as Loney Belknap in 2014’s The Homesman.
Munro Chambers & Thomas Chambers
The Degrassi actor has mentioned his twin brother, Thomas (pictured right, above), on social media on occasion. According to Thomas’ Instagram bio, he’s an artist for Cirque de Soleil and lives in Toronto. And for more on your favorite celebrities, check out the 23 Celebs Who Still Live in Their Hometown.
Malika Haqq & Khadijah Haqq
Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans will likely recognize Malika from the show and Khloe Kardashian’s Instagram posts. But Malika also has a twin sister, Khadijah, who’s also appeared on the reality show. And for more stars you may not have realized are related, check out the 30 Most Powerful Celebrity Siblings.
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