19 Celebrities You Didn't Realize Have A Twin
Growing up, I always wished I had a twin. Call it Mary-Kate and Ashley syndrome, but I always dreamt of having an identical twin so that we could pull silly hijinks, trade places, and, ultimately, "borrow" from each other's closets. Sadly, my dreams of being separated at birth from a long-lost twin a la Sister, Sister never came true, so I've had to spend my years living vicariously through celebrity twins. But beyond the Mary-Kate and Ashleys, the Tia and Tameras of the world, there are tons of celebrities you didn't realize have a twin.
When you're the sibling of a celebrity, it can be easy to feel like you're living in the shadows of your sibling's accomplishments. (Thank you, Ashlee Simpson.) Some families are thrust into the spotlight, some siblings wind up walking the red carpet, and some prefer to take the backseat to the spotlight, leading completely normal lives. Can you even imagine being twins with an Oscar nominee? Or having your twin sister be a world renowned model? Whether they work behind the scenes in the business or do something completely opposite of their twin, these celebrities have twins who know exactly what it's like to call a celebrity their other half, and have since birth.
1. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson's twin brother Hunter often accompanies her to industry events (pictured above). And although Scarlett may be the twin on screen, Hunter is no stranger to the fast paced public eye. According to Us Weekly, Johansson's twin worked on President Obama's 2008 campaign and reelection.
2. Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher's twin brother Michael was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, and now works as a motivational speaker. In a speech to high school students in 2012, Michael spoke of his famous brother saying, "We’re twins … and I consider him my best friend." Michael is also a spokesperson for the advocacy organization Reaching for the Stars.
3. Alanis Morisette
Alanis Morissette's twin brother, Wade Imre Morissette, gravitated toward music at a young age, just like his sister. Wade now works as a yoga instructor. Alanis honored her brother by giving his middle name to her 2-year-old son, Ever Imre.
4. Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bündchen grew up in Brazil with five sisters, including her fraternal twin sister Patricia. Patricia often tags along with her sister for events, and for good reason — she's her manager, according to Heavy.
5. Jon Heder
Jon Heder, best known for playing your favorite awkward teen, Napoleon Dynamite, has an identical twin brother named Dan. In an interview on the Late Show With David Letterman in 2009, Jon said that as children he and his twin "caused a lot trouble by pretending to be the other."
6. Nicholas Brendon
Nicholas Brendon was the nerdy heartthrob of your dreams during his stint on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but not too many people know that his identical twin brother, Kelly Donovan, was on set for a lot of his career as well. Acting as a stand in, and even taking the screen with his brother during an episode, the two attended Wizard World Comic Con together in 2011.
7. Jill Hennessy
Jill Hennessy's twin sister Jacqueline is no stranger to the spotlight. Aside from being Jill's identical twin, Jacqueline is a journalist, a television host, and an occasional actress her self.
8. Olly Murs
British singer Olly Murs has a twin brother, Ben, who was less than pleased when Olly had to miss his wedding while competing on the UK's The X Factor. Murs opened up about how it led to their estrangement while on The Jonathan Ross Show.
9. Joseph Fiennes
In addition to being the younger brother of actor Ralph Fiennes, actor Joseph Fiennes has a twin brother named Jacob. Unlike the rest of the Fiennes family, Jacob isn't in the business.
10. Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland's twin sister Rachel prefers to work behind the scenes in show business, working as a production manager, according to IMDB.
11. Eva Green
Eva Green referred to her twin in a 2008 interview with The Daily Mail, saying that she and her twin sister Joy are "very contrasting characters." According to Eva, Joy never had any interest in acting.
12. Vin Diesel
Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel has a twin brother, Paul Vincent. In 2015, Diesel took to Facebook to talk about his brother because the press was having a field day. You can hear him talk about his brother, and show a picture of his real twin, at around 11:30.
13. Parker Posey
Everyone's favorite indie babe Parker Posey, has a twin brother named Christopher, who, Us Magazine reported, works as an attorney in Atlanta.
14. Samantha Ronson
DJ Samantha Ronson's sister and fashion designer Charlotte Ronson aren't just sisters — they're twins. Add in brother Mark, and you've got a whole family full of creatives. The three siblings opened up to Harper's Bazaar in 2008.
15. Linda Hamilton
16. Aaron Carter
Beyond being the younger brother of a Backstreet Boy, Aaron Carter also has a twin sister. Together with their three other siblings, Angel and Aaron went on to star in a reality show about their family, House of Carters.
Singer Duffy, who is known for her hit song "Mercy," has a twin sister Katy Ann. Though according to the Mirror, Duffy and her twin grew apart while Duffy pursued her musical career — the girls have since reunited.
18. Rami Malek
Rami Malek, your favorite Mr. Robot star, has an identical twin brother named Sami. Sami recently accompanied his brother to an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and his good looks quickly inspired a slew of Internet memes.
19. Giovanni Ribisi
Giovanni Ribisi and his twin sister Marissa are both famous in their own right. Though he may be the twin you recognize off the bat, Marissa has a fair number of credits under her belt — not to mention she dabbled in fashion with her line Whitley Kros. Oh, and did I mention she's married to Beck?