Co-Stars and Friends: 12 Actors Who Hang Out in Real Life

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting

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After co-writing and starring in 1997’s Good Will Hunting, Damon and Affleck have cemented their status as one of Hollywood’s best bromances through several films, co-founding a production company, and generally hanging out together. Among other things, the childhood pals and Boston-area natives — who grew up down the street from each other — now live next to each other as adults. “Matt lives down the street from me like he used to,” Affleck said. “His kids are living with him, the way we used to live with our folks. The only difference is that we have pools.”

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey

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Two of the country’s funniest women and TV’s comedic actresses are also close friends in real life, after meeting at a 1993 improv class in Chicago. In 2001, Poehler joined Fey on Saturday Night Live and the two appeared in a variety of hit skits together, including “Mom Jeans.” When Fey’s Mean Girls came out in 2004, who stole the show as the “Cool Mom?” You guessed it — Poehler. The two were also the first female co-anchors of SNL’s “Weekend Update,” and have gone on to become some of the most beloved hosts of the Golden Globes. Touchingly, Fey once said she had Poehler to thank for her rise in Chicago’s famed Second City comedy troupe. “I got the job because Amy Poehler moved to New York with the Upright Citizens Brigade and I was the next best thing.”