Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Siblings
Celebrities may have their entire lives scrutinized under a microscope, but some things still fly under the radar. There are some celebrities who got plastic surgery, yet you would never know. Then there are those who have famous relatives that you don’t even know about.
Hollywood seems like such a huge place, but there are actually many families making it in the business together. While there are some famous celebrity siblings, there are also those who fly under the radar. Here are 15 celebrities who you didn’t know were siblings.
1. Chris, Luke, and Liam Hemsworth
Pretty much everyone knows about the handsome brothers Liam and Chris Hemsworth. They are both actors who have been able to make it in huge Hollywood franchises. Chris plays Thor in the character’s own movie franchise along a role in The Avengers. Liam played Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games franchise.
But most people probably don’t know that they have a third brother named Luke! Luke is about to gain his own piece of stardom because he’s starring in Westworld as Stubbs. This isn’t his first acting gig however. He was previously in other television shows like Neighbours, which aired in Australia. Now it looks like more American audiences will learn about him as well.
Luke previously interviewed Liam for #Legend and got him to open up about their relationship. “Oh yeah [laughs]. A really close bond,” he told Luke. “I think that our whole family … that we have such great parents who brought us up with such good values. I have always looked up to my older brothers. Yeah, we are really close friends.”
2. Hallie and Jesse Eisenberg
You might remember Hallie from her child acting days. She was in Paulie, Bicentennial Man, and The Insider. She was also was in multiple Pepsi commercials that were really popular. Well, she happens to be Jesse’s little sister. He is now the bigger star and was even nominated for an Oscar for his role in The Social Network. Hallie actually quit acting, but she got to work with her brother in Holy Rollers in 2010.
3. Demi Lovato and Madison De La Garza
Madison De La Garza played Juanita on Desperate Housewives. She was more recently the voice of Bibi on Muertoons. Demi Lovato has had a pretty good singing career and had a good run acting on the Disney Channel. Most people probably don’t know that the two are sisters. They are pretty close but Garza admitted to Seventeen magazine that fame tends to keep them apart.
I think when people say they wish Demi Lovato was their sister, they don’t realize how hard it is to be related to someone who’s constantly away on tour. But she’s good at making time for me. We text constantly, and whenever she sees a funny tweet, she’ll screenshot it and send it to our family group message (which includes our mom and our sister, Dallas, 27). My phone is constantly going off just from that. When Demi is home, our relationship is just like any sisters’. We get fro-yo and watch the ID channel — we’re obsessed — and we talk about anything and everything. I know I can trust her with it all.
4. Scott and Chris Evans
Thor isn’t the only hero to have a famous brother! Chris Evans has played Captain America in his own franchise along with the character’s role in The Avengers. Although he has a pretty famous face, many probably don’t know he has a brother who acts too. Scott had a good run on the soap opera, One Life to Live. He has since been jumping between movies and TV shows.
5. Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi
Giovanni has had a long acting career including roles in Saving Private Ryan, Avatar, and My Name Is Earl. Marissa has a shorter resume, but was in Dazed and Confused and Grown Ups. She stopped acting in 2003. Chances are it was their mother who inspired them to get into the business. She was a talent manager to actors and writers.
6. Kate and Oliver Hudson
Kate often stars in romantic comedies like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, but was also in Almost Famous. Oliver has had a long run with television shows. More recently he played Jeff Fordham on Nashville and he currently plays Wes on Scream Queens. Not only are they famous siblings, but their entire family is talented. Their mother is Goldie Hawn who has been with Kurt Russell for years.
7. Ralph and Joseph Fiennes
Ralph played Voldemort in the Harry Potter series. He was also in huge successful movies like Schindler’s List, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The English Patient. Joseph was famously in Shakespeare in Love and is currently in the upcoming series, The Handmaid’s Tale. The brothers are two of seven children. Their mother is an author and wrote the novel, Blood Ties.
8. Liev and Pablo Schreiber
Liev played Victor Creed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and is now the star of the TV series, Ray Donovan. Pablo has jumped around a lot in his career. More recently he was George or “Pornstache” on Orange Is the New Black, and was in 13 Hours. Both of them are fairly popular, but many probably haven’t connected the two as brothers.
9. Blake, Robyn, and Eric Lively
Eric played Albert in American Pie, he continued acting for a while but eventually stopped in 2014. Robyn had a good run in the ’80s and ’90s. She starred in Teen Witch and The Karate Kid Part III. She is still acting today and was more recently on the new show, Rush Hour. Blake Lively was on the hit show, Gossip Girl and now is more focused on making movies. Blake and Robyn happen to be half sisters, and Robyn’s infamous movie was including in Blake’s wedding.
“My younger sister and younger brother [Eric Lively] are huge Teen Witch fans,” Robyn said on Pop My Culture podcast. “So for my younger sister’s wedding, my younger brother and I got together and figured out how to do that last scene, the ‘Finest Hour’ dance.”
10. Zooey and Emily Deschanel
Emily Deschanel has had a long run playing Temperance on Bones, while Zooey Deschanel struck gold by playing Jess on New Girl. Both ladies are doing well on television and happen to be sisters. They also both had children only a couple months apart in 2016.
“We even work on the same lots and we bring our babies to work,” Emily said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “and yet it’s so hard to get them together. Because one will be down for a nap, and one will be up, and vice versa. They take so many naps.”
11. Aimee, Kelly, and Jack Osbourne
The family starred together on the reality show The Osbournes, but many do not know that the couple has a third child, Aimee, because she decided not to star on the show with them. Although Aimee isn’t as active in the entertainment industry, she is still close to her parents.
12. Alfie and Lily Allen
Lily Allen is mostly known for her music, but she also acts. Her brother Alfie Allen later became well known for his role as Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones. Many fans probably wouldn’t know who Alfie’s famous sister is just by looking at him.
13. Spencer and Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Little Miss Sunshine when she was just 10 years old. But many may not know that she has a brother in the industry. Spencer Breslin was in The Happening, Meet the Parents, and other productions.
14. Jonathan and Colin Firth
Colin Firth has been in many beloved movies including Love Actually, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and Shakespeare in Love. The star also has a younger brother who acts. Jonathan Firth does more work on television including a role in Luther.
15. Chad and Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe has starred in many long-running television shows like The West Wing and Parks and Recreation. His younger brother Chad, was in a few movies including Unfaithful, and a role on Pretty Little Liars.
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