Two Peas in a Pod: Celebrities With Twin Siblings
| LAST UPDATE 02/09/2022
Is it true that the best things come in twos? Well, we'll let you be the judge of that one. From Aaron Carter to Scarlet Johansson, let's take a look at which of our favorite celebrities have a twin sibling.
Jon & Dan Heder
It’s hard to say who’s who when looking at these identical showbiz brothers. And the fact that they both work in Hollywood must make things even more confusing. Thankfully there are some differences; Like the fact that Jon took to acting and Dan opted for visual effects and animation.
On the Late Show With David Letterman, Jon, the Napoleon Dynamite star, admitted that they pretended to be one another when they were young. But they aren't just partners in crime - they're business partners too! The brothers now run a production company together.
Gisele & Patricia Bündchen
You’d think if you were the highest-paid global supermodel, your twin sister might want to try her hand at the same career. But that’s not the case with Gisele Bündchen and her fraternal twin sister Patricia. You read that right: Gisele has a twin, as well as three other sisters.
Born only five minutes apart, Gisele and Bundchen are as close as can be. So close in fact, that Patricia works as Gisele's manager. She doesn't seem to have a problem staying out of the limelight and clearly loves her sister. "Sisters have got your back," Patricia once said about her close bond with her famous twin.
Aaron & Bryce Dessner
Just like the Heder brothers, not only are these two incredibly difficult to tell apart, but they have similar careers too. They’re both musicians, and if that wasn’t enough, they play in the same band! Both Aaron and Bryce are founding members of the indie rock band The National.
But being twins who perform together has only boosted their musical evolution. As they once said, "From the very beginning, we just sort of made things up together. That's one of the great things about having a twin brother; you have a sort of feedback loop, where you can bounce things off of each other."
Aaron & Angel Carter
You may remember Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter and his younger brother Aaron. But did you know they have another sibling? Angel Carter is the fraternal twin of Aaron, and according to her, "There's definitely like a twin connection. It's not like you love them more or anything. It's just that you connect with them more, you know?"
Born just one minute before Aaron, Angel decided she wanted a different life to that of her “younger” sibling. While Aaron followed their eldest brother Nick by pursuing a career in pop music, Angel chose to find her place in the modeling industry instead.
Benji & Joel Madden
If you were a fan of pop-punk back in the early 2000s, then you probably already know these twin rockers. Benji and Joel Madden started the band Good Charlotte back in 1996. Since then, they've found local and international success together in some big ways.
They’ve lived pretty amazing lives as a result: Winning three MTV awards, securing a place in the hearts of many fans, and forming a bond that even their parents didn’t expect. So much so that they’ve been able to perform on stage together without fail for over 20 years!
Giovanni & Marissa Ribisi
Giovanni Ribisi is well known for his roles in films like Sneaky Pete, Saving Private Ryan, and Ted. But did you know he has a twin sister who is an actress in her own right? Marissa Ribisi has starred in Dazed and Confused and Grown-Ups - but the two don’t feel the need to compete with each other.
The fraternal twins are super supportive of each other. And their A-list careers seem to have helped them in many ways. According to Marissa, "It was extremely useful to grow up in front of the camera...I think it helped me have perspective on things."
Vin Diesel & Paul Vincent
Vin Diesel's such a one-of-a-kind action star that you're probably surprised to hear that he entered this world as a pair! Unlike Vin, the Fast and Furious star's twin Paul didn't want to perform in front of the camera. Nonetheless, he carved out his own career in film.
While Vin explored planets in The Chronicles of Riddick, his fraternal twin built up a respectable career as a film editor. And while he firmly maintains that he has no interest in acting, he and his brother both share a love for film. We hope that shared passion has made their bond stronger!
Tia & Tamera Mowry
Remember Sister, Sister? If so, then there's a good chance you remember its stunning star duo: Identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry. These two didn't just work together - they also studied for the same degree at Pepperdine University. And that's not all.
They even had their children around the same time, and as a result, decided to make Need Brand, a company that sells products for new mothers. So they even own a business together! They’ve also dove into the world of reality tv with their series Tia & Tamera, a show that follows their busy careers and growing families.
Rami & Sami Malek
That’s right, Bohemian Rhapsody lead Rami Malek has an equally-stunning identical twin. Don’t feel bad if you missed this tidbit - Sami avoids social media, so the public doesn’t know much about him. In fact, when he accompanied Rami to the 2019 Golden Globes, viewers and even fellow celebrities were shocked.
Despite looking exactly the same and only being born four minutes apart, the two brothers followed very different paths. While Rami pursued a star-studded career on stage and screen, Sami took the more lowkey option of working in education. Different strokes for different folks as they say!
Scarlett & Hunter Johansson
This may be one of the most shocking entries on the list, considering we've known Scarlett Johannson for over a decade. But yes, the stunning starlet also has a twin, her brother Hunter. Though Scarlett has spent the most time in the limelight, Hunter hasn’t shied away from public attention either.
Only his path has been a little different. While ScarJo was carving out a career in Hollywood, Hunter was spending his time somewhere else: Washington, D.C. Politics was his calling, and he even served as a 2008 campaign advisor for Barack Obama. This truly is a talented family!
Parker & Christopher Posey
Dubbed as the "Queen of the Indies," Parker Posey is a talent that has been gracing our screens since the mid-1990s. So it's hard to believe that her fraternal twin, Christopher, could have chosen such a wildly different career path. He chose to become a lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia.
Despite his somewhat serious-sounding career, Parker maintains that her brother still knows how to have fun just like her! In her autobiography Parker Posey: You're on an Airplane, she writes, "I'm a character actor because I come from a family of characters."
Barbara & Jenna Bush
Not only are Barabara and Jenna Bush fraternal twins, but they're the first of their kind to live in one of the most famous houses in the world: the White House! They were dubbed "The First Twins" after their father George W. Bush was elected president back in 2001.
Being fraternal twins, they are not identical, and their personalities are as different as can be! But in an interview with Vanity Fair, Barbara once said, "We have our own, unspoken language. A look that makes one of us fall on the floor laughing or the slight inflection in our voice that conveys everything."
Linda & Leslie Hamilton
If you remember the classic action flick The Terminator, then you no doubt remember its lead, actress Linda Hamilton. But did you know she also has a twin? Linda’s sister Leslie didn’t follow her sister into acting, instead she chose a more traditional career path.
She became a nurse instead, which probably caused some consternation when patients and staff saw her roaming the hospital hallways. Nonetheless, Leslie did once appear on the big screen - as a body double for her sister in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
Shawn & Aaron Ashmore
If you've ever seen Smallville and the X-Men series, we'll forgive ya for wondering whether you were watching Aaron or Shawn Ashmore on screen. Why? Because both of these twin brothers are actors. And what's more? They both had roles on Smallville together!
These days Aaron has claimed a lead role in Killjoys. As for Shawn? He took on a role as Iceman in X-Men, as well as scoring further gigs in TV shows Relationship Status and Quantum Break. They may be taking Hollywood by storm, but will anyone be able to tell them apart?
Judy & Joselin Reyes
Here is another pair of twins who followed the same big-screen dream. Both Judy and Joselin Reyes are actresses, with Judy finding success on the sitcom Scrubs and Joselin being most recognizable for her role in Law & Order: SVU. Joselin even appeared with her sister in an episode of Scrubs.
And just like the Ribisi twins, these sisters don’t feel any envy or competition with each other despite their similar careers. Growing up in a family of 5 siblings, Judy and Joselin formed a strong bond from an early age and have remained close through adulthood. We love to hear it!
Charlotte & Samantha Ronson
These identical sisters aren't just twins - they're best friends too! Both of these lovely women have taken to social media expressing their affection for one another. Charlotte once posted on Instagram saying, "So lucky to have you as my BFF in utero. I couldn't imagine life without you. I love you to the moon and back!"
Both women had divergent but similar paths, with Charlotte working in design and Samantha following her dreams of being a DJ. This habit of being so similar, yet so different, has always followed them. Charlotte once said, "We were always super close, and [Sam] was a lot more smiley, outgoing. I was a lot more quiet and serious."
Brittany & Cynthia Daniel
Brittany and Cynthia Daniel are as close as two sisters can be, let alone twin sisters! "Nothing is better when another person really knows you on a soul level," they recently shared on Instagram. They match many things too, from clothing to hair to jewelry.
And no rivalry has ever come between them, as they have grown up and done life together. Their careers have been parallel, too, getting their first joint modeling gig together at eleven years old. They later become known as the Doublemint Twins in Doublemint gum commercials.
Dylan & Cole Sprouse
These two aren’t just twins. It's also why they gained fame in the first place! Dylan and Cole first came to public attention when they were cast as the joint leads of Disney’s The Suite Life with Zack & Cody. And this only continued with the successful spin-off Suite Life On Deck.
Despite being named the wealthiest children alive back in 2007, the boys haven’t lost their down-to-earth nature. After attending NYU together, they have started to follow their own career paths. But the boys are still close. They still put family first and often post about one another on social media.
Andrea & Deidre Hall
Deidre and Andrea Hall are both identical twins and have near-identical careers! These sisters both followed their dreams and became soap opera actresses. At one point, they even starred alongside each other in Andrea’s vehicle Days of Our Lives, with Deidre playing the jealous twin of Andrea.
These two seem to be perfect carbon copies of one another, so it’s a wonder audiences manage to tell the two sisters apart. Not only do they have the same facial shape and features, they even wear similar clothes! Seriously, look at them. Are you sure you can tell the difference?
Tiki & Ronde Barber
But twins with the same career choice aren’t just relegated to the screen. The NFL has their own identical duo, as well! Tiki and Ronde Barber have both pursued professional football careers. Tiki was an offensive player for the NY Giants, and later became an on-air broadcaster and tv personality.
But on the other end of the field, his brother Ronde was playing defense for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After sixteen years on the field, though, he eventually became a fellow sports broadcaster. We just wonder if fellow broadcasters ever have trouble telling them apart!
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
You know this list wouldn’t be complete without Mary-Kate and Ashley! Possibly the most famous twins to grace the big screen, these two sisters have been acting together since they were babies. Their first big break came in the form of Full House, and it boosted their career success.
At a very young age, they launched their own clothing line Elizabeth and James, named after their eldest siblings. But over the years, their careers have led them away from the screen, as both twins rejected offers to act in the Fuller House reboot. To this day, Mary-Kate prefers to focus on her fashion career.
José & Ozzie Canseco
The sports world has another pair of twins who have captured public attention. José and Ozzie Canseco are two Cuban-American baseball players. Not only are they a team in life, but they’ve also been a team on the baseball field! In 2011, the twins both played for the Yuma Scorpions.
They even attended book signings and public appearances posing as each other, all in the name of fun. But the practical joke may have gone too far in 2011 when Ozzie took his brother's place at a celebrity boxing match! They knew what they were doing, though we're not sure we'd be able to tell them apart.
Jill & Jacqueline Hennessy
These Canadian twins are both comfortable on the screen, but they sure go about it in different ways! Jill and Jacqueline Hennessy may have different interests, but they both used those interests to dominate international entertainment. They must come from a talented family!
Jill went on to become an actress and musician in the U.S and even appeared in Law & Order as Claire Kincaid. Meanwhile, her sister Jacqueline had also considered acting but instead opted to follow her ambitions as a journalist and TV host of Medical Intelligence. She now narrates HGTV’s Love It or List It.
Jason & Jeremy London
These identical twin brothers have also jumped into the world of acting and became known as some of the biggest bad boys of cinema. Jason is known for his role in Dazed and Confused, and Jeremy for his roles in Party of Five, and 7th Heaven. But as they got older, their goals shifted.
Jeremy became a dad in 2006 and slowly began to drift away from the spotlight. Not too long after his brother also started a family of his own, and both the London brothers have downsized their stardom to focus on their family. We love a dad who knows their priorities!
Ashton & Michael Kutcher
This next one may be shocking to some. That's right, That '70s Show star Ashton Kutcher has a twin! He and his brother Michael may not be identical, but they're still as close as can be. Ashton insists he has learned so much from his brother, and Michael has carved out a successful career in his own right.
One an actor, one a motivational speaker, you figure they must have busy schedules! But regardless, they still make time for one another. Over the years, both brothers have entered fatherhood, and apparently having children around the same age has only brought them closer together.
Karen & Kate Elson
Kate and Karen Elson may not look similar, but they’re certainly both beautiful! And their looks have served them well over the years. Karen is a well-established model and singer-songwriter. Kate, similarly, has also dabbled in modeling, working for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, and Prada.
The twins grew up together, but at sixteen, Karen left home and moved to London for her career. You might think that would affect their relationship, but they maintain that they're still close. Karen told the Sydney Morning Herald, "I see my sister often."
Harry & Luke Treadaway
These blue-eyed boys are another pair of twins who have chosen to chase the limelight together. Harry and Luke first hit the big screen in 2005, as conjoined twins in the film Brothers Of The Head. They spent a whopping fifteen hours per day harnessed together. We wonder if they had any flashbacks from the womb?
But as time passed, their careers became less tangled up in one another as they found their own paths. Luke went on to play Dr. Arthur Calgary in BBC One's 2018 production Ordeal by Innocence. Harry played Roddy Llewellyn in Netflix's smash-hit The Crown in 2019.
Monique & Jocelyne Lamoureux
It’s not hard to see why Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux chose the career path they did if you know their background. These sporty twins grew up in a hockey-household, which led them on to their famous careers. The girls have earned three Olympic medals and seven World Championship medals already.
But it's not just their joint sportsmanship that has brought them international recognition. In 2018 it was revealed that the twins were both pregnant! Now that's what we call twinning. Jocelyn later said about the news, "Like everything else in life, we're doing it together."
Paul & Peter Allen Vogt
The Vogt twins don't just share a similar career, but also similar on-screen personalities. Both brothers are known for their goofy persona and sense of humor. Paul himself is an actor, impressionist, and comedian. Peter has brought his own comedic tone to Princess Diaries 2 and Valentine's Day.
Their long list of shared projects has given them quite the reputation in the film industry, but they rarely ever work together. Of course, though, we’re hoping for a joint production from these talented two. Till then, we’ll settle for watching Paul in the upcoming 2021 movie, My Babysitter the Super Hero.
Charles & Max Carver
Just like the Olsen twins, Charles and Max Carver came into the Hollywood scene as a two-for-one combo. They first appeared on-screen together in Teen Wolf. Later down the line, they appeared on Desperate Housewives as mischievous twins Porter and Preston Scavo.
While those two roles remain close to viewers' hearts, the identical brothers have done a whole lot since then. Today, in their 30s, the twins have appeared in many TV shows together, including HBO's The Leftovers. It's easy to see why producers want to hire them both!
Nikki & Brie Bella
These two twins also have a shared career in acting. Nikki and Brie Bella have been in the limelight for years as twin wrestlers, and are loved by WWE fans all over. They had a great gimmick too, where they frequently switched places in the middle of a fight.
This wasn’t the only benefit of being identical. Their twinship has led to them being extremely close and supportive of one another, and they’ve been living life together since they were born. They attended college together, shared careers, and even had their first baby at similar times!
Nicholas Brendon & Kelly Donovan
These two brothers are an unusual entry on this list. Although Nicholas and Kelly are identical, they both have different last names! How can this be? Well, the truth is that both men were born with the name Schultz, but changed their names after moving to Hollywood.
Nicholas is most famous for his role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Kelly is known for playing his part in Strange Hearts. But their new names didn't keep them apart: Kelly actually acted as his brother's body double on the set of Buffy. Now that's a good sibling right there.
Malika & Khadijah Haqq
These days, Malika and Khadijah are best known for their friendship with Hollywood socialite Khloe Kardashian. But the Haqq’s have been around for much longer than that. Both sisters appeared in Sky High and ATL in 2005 and 2006 respectively, before their recurring appearances in KUWTK.
Malika and Khadijah are both gorgeous, but also fully identical, which can make it hard for people to tell them apart. They make it work in their favor, though, collaborating together on work projects and in other areas of their lives. They don’t see their twinship as a setback but as a strength.
Jonathan & Drew Scott
Another example of twins working together to better their careers: Jonathan and Drew Scott first came to fame on HGTV, as business partners on the reality TV show Property Brothers. These high-flying real estate agents came to fame for helping home buyers find the home of their dreams.
The Scott’s sure found their recipe for success with this formula, and it’s only been up from there. They’ve since starred in multiple reality shows about climbing the property ladder, including Brother vs. Brother and Property Brothers: Forever at Home.
Lucas & Marcus Dobre
Lucas & Marcus Dobre are a more modern kind of power-duo. These twinning brothers found fame on the social media video app Vine and used their identical looks as a selling point. People were immediately stunned and amazed by their shared appearance, plus their matching dance moves.
After the death of Vine, the twins moved to YouTube, and fans soon discovered that they weren’t the only Dobre brothers. They had two more siblings, Darius and Cyrus. Though these two aren’t twins, they also look pretty similar! The four brothers now make content as a family. How sweet!
Daryl & Evan Sabara
You probably recognize these faces from one of our favorite childhood movies - Spy Kids! Daryl and Evan Sabara made their on-screen debut in the first Spy Kids installment. You might think there was some sibling rivalry on set… but far from it! The Sabara twins are as close as brothers can be.
Though they stay mostly out of the spotlight these days, both men appear to be thriving. Daryl has since married pop star Meghan Trainor and fathered their first child. Evan is a little more private, choosing to ditch the limelight in favor of a quieter life.
Peyton & Spencer List
Peyton List grew up in the limelight, working as a Disney star from an early age. But she wasn’t the only one in the List family with the acting bug. Her twin brother Spencer has picked up the mantle too! Both actors got their starts at the same time but in different productions.
Peyton is known for her appearances on Disney shows, but Spencer's acting career has been grittier. He first broke into the industry on the Fox series Fringe, then appeared in the horror movie Bereavement. Peyton calls Spencer her best friend, saying, "We can always go to each other with anything, and I trust him more than anyone."
Munro & Thomas Chambers
If you remember the classic high-school series Degrassi, then you no doubt remember Munro Chambers, who played Eli. But did you know he has a twin as well? Munro’s twin brother Eli is also a creative guy, but he’s spent his time pursuing a different career than his actor brother.
Eli works as an art director and photographer, preferring a life behind the camera. Munro often tweets out in support of his brother's work, a sign of deep affection between the two. Despite their busy schedule, the twins often take time out to catch up with each other. How heartwarming is that?
Ethan & Grayson Dolan
The Dolan twins are two of the biggest online stars in the world today. Just like the Dobre brothers, Ethan and Grayson found fame on Vine, attracting attention with their matching good looks and original content. They are often found collaborating with other viral stars like Jeffree Star.
These young stars are quite well-known, not just for their content but also for their boyish good looks. After all, isn’t two always better than one? After Vine was shut down, the Dolan’s moved on to TikTok, gaining even more fans and followers for their rhythmic dance moves.
Kiefer & Rachel Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland has lived and worked under the spotlight for decades now, including his roles in 24 and The Lost Boys. So it comes as a surprise to many, to find out that the actor actually has a twin: Rachel! She's also very successful in her own right.
The only difference is she works behind the camera, unlike Kiefer and their Golden Globe-winning father Donald Sutherland. Rachel prefers a more lowkey but equally demanding career as a TV production manager. Did you know she worked on Lost Girls and Saving Hope?
Chimene & Cameron Diaz
Arguably many people are already familiar with actress Cameron Diaz. From Charlie's Angels to Bad Teacher, she has starred in numerous Hollywood films. But what fans may not already know is that Diaz has a sister that eerily resembles the famous star.
And while these two may not technically be twins, they look so much alike that we just had to include them in the list. And as it turns out, they are only two years apart! We wouldn't be surprised if Chimene constantly gets mistaken for her younger sister by fans.
Kumar & Siva Kaneswaran
Back in the early 2010's Siva Kaneswaran was a part of the British boy band The Wanted. They had many hit tracks such as I Found You and Glad You Came, which peaked at number one on the U.K.'s hit singles chart. The group was successful until they announced their break-up in 2014.
What fans of the singer may not know is that he has an identical twin brother named Kumar. They look so similar we had to do a double-take when we first saw a picture of both of them! We can't help but wonder if the musical talents might run in the family?
Kendall & Kylie Long
Bachelor In Paradise has provided fans with captivating drama throughout the years. And one contestant that's added to it was Kendall Long who was a member of the show during its 22nd season. But what audiences might have not known about Long is that she has an identical twin sister, Kylie!
We're wondering if maybe Kylie will be the next contestant on the reality TV show? Maybe Kendall can teach her all the tips and tricks, because based on their Instagrams, it seems like the two are as close as twins can be! "My beautiful, sunshine, lovely daisy of a sissy. Love you Ky!" gushed Kendall on one of her pictures.
Willow & Autumn Shields
Many people who have seen The Hunger Games may have had a hard time forgetting the character Primrose, Katniss's younger sister. The role was played by actress Willow Shields, who is a celebrity twin. We can't help but wonder if they fought about who got to audition for the role.
But Willow wasn't the only one in the spotlight. It seems like acting runs in the family since Autumn has also been cast in a few movies herself, including Beyond the Blackboard and Edgar's Journey. Maybe it's time they were both casts for the role of twins because these stars look incredibly similar to one another!