Celebrities Who You Didn’t Know Had a Twin
The secret lives of celebrities are intriguing. We follow them on social media, watch their interviews, and even research their homes. And one nugget of info? When a celebrity has a twin! A number of celebrities are known for being twins, like Cole and Dylan Sprouse, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Tia and Tamera Mowry. But not all twins get into the biz together.
The following celebrities have a twin who’s not so famous. You won’t believe which supermodel has a fraternal twin sister (on page 10).
1. Vin Diesel
Born Mark Sinclair, Vin Diesel is most recognized for his roles in the Fast and the Furious series and Guardians of the Galaxy (the voice of Groot). He never met his biological father, but Diesel grew up in a loving home with his mother, stepfather, and twin brother, Paul.
Since his brother shares the first name Paul with Diesel’s co-star and close friend, the late Paul Walker, a photo was shared on Facebook of the two Pauls following Walker’s death. (Vin Diesel’s brother is on the right.) Paul is said to be a producer, but he continues to live a low-profile life.
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2. Judy Reyes
With notable roles as Carla on Scrubs and Zoila on Devious Maids, Bronx-raised Judy Reyes has had a steady acting career for decades, recently appearing in the Netflix sitcom, One Day at a Time. Like her Scrubs character, Reyes has three sisters. One is her twin, Joselin, who’s acted on Law & Order: SVU as a paramedic almost every year since 2003. Joselin also played Gabriella, Carla’s sister, in two episodes of Scrubs.
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3. Ashton Kutcher
Starring as a lovable goofball on That ‘70s Show and MTV’s Punk’d, Ashton Kutcher is now known for more serious accomplishments. He speaks on a variety of issues, including human trafficking, and his passion for important causes runs in the family. Kutcher’s twin brother, Michael, has cerebral palsy and serves on the executive board of Reaching for the Stars, a nonprofit foundation for children with the same disability.
Next: Her twin served as this actress’s body double.
4. Linda Hamilton
Despite being known for one major role (Sarah Connor in the Terminator series), Linda Hamilton has worked in Hollywood for over 30 years. Growing up in Maryland, Hamilton lived with her mother, stepfather, and three siblings, including her identical twin sister, Leslie. Now known as Leslie Gearren, she’s a registered nurse but was her sister’s body double in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
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5. Joseph Fiennes
Known for Shakespeare in Love, American Horror Story, and The Handmaid’s Tale, Joseph Fiennes comes from an artistic family. His father was a photographer/illustrator, and his mother was a writer/painter. They have five children in the business: Ralph, an actor; Martha and Sophie, both director/producers; Magnus, a music composer and producer; and Joseph himself. Additionally, Joseph has a twin, Jacob, who has chosen a career as a conservationist.
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6. Kiefer Sutherland
Born in the U.K. and raised in Toronto, Sutherland only attended a semester of college. But he excelled in acting, now best-known for the long-running TV series, 24. Although everyone knows Sutherland’s father, Donald, Kiefer Sutherland’s twin sister, Rachel, is also in the biz, working in post-production. The twins have three younger half-brothers from Donald’s third marriage.
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7. Parker Posey
Indie star Parker Posey still remains relatively unknown to mainstream audiences. You may know her from Dazed and Confused, as well as for her turn on Louie and her part in Woody Allen’s Irrational Man. Posey grew up in Louisiana and Mississippi. She rose from humble beginnings, and her twin brother, Christopher, is supposedly working as a lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia.
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8. Scarlett Johansson
Raised in New York City, the Lost in Translation actress has three older siblings, as well as a twin brother, Hunter. More than 20 years ago, Hunter appeared in a film, Manny & Lo, alongside Scarlett Johansson. Since then, Hunter has made many political and charitable contributions, including working on President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2008. His views align with his sister’s, who’s also shown support for the Democratic Party.
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9. Rami Malek
The LA-born actor became a household name starring in Amazon series Mr. Robot, which won him an Emmy. As Rami Malek continues to work steadily in Hollywood, details emerged about his identical twin brother, Sami. Working as a middle school teacher, Sami stays out of the limelight. He once appeared on Jimmy Kimmel with his famous sibling.
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10. Gisele Bündchen
One of the most successful models of all time, Gisele Bündchen was a Victoria’s Secret model in the early to mid-‘00s, and she continues to model, act, and sing, as well as raise a family with her NFL quarterback husband Tom Brady. Bündchen grew up in a large family with five sisters, including her twin, Patricia. The two are fraternal twins, and Patricia has worked with Bündchen in the past, specifically on the model’s lingerie line.
Next: This actor’s twin brother served as his stunt double.
11. Nicholas Brendon
With 2017 marking the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nicholas Brendon has been in the spotlight more than usual. Since the series ended, the actor who portrayed the humorous Xander, sidekick to the Slayer, hasn’t had great luck propelling his career forward. Aside from Buffy, Brendon is best known for a recurring role on Criminal Minds, as well as a notable guest spot on Private Practice.
Brendon is a Los Angeles native, as is his twin brother, Kelly Donovan. The two both tried their hand at acting in their younger years, with Donovan actually serving as Brendon’s stunt double in two episodes of Buffy. Though little is known personally about Donovan, the two identical brothers have appeared together at comic conventions.
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12. Eva Green
French actress and model Eva Green has risen to prominence by portraying complex, individualistic characters on screen. From her role as double-agent Bond girl, Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, to her portrayal of the eponymous headmistress in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Green is no stranger to the dark and mysterious, reflected in her jet black hair.
But one mystery has been solved: that of her parentage. Green grew up with her fraternal twin sister, Joy, in Paris. In a 2003 interview, Green explained that she and Joy are very different from one another in looks and personality. Allegedly, Joy is married, living in the French countryside, and working with horses.
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13. Munro Chambers
Canadian actor Munro Chambers has had a busy last few years. Though he began acting as a child, his career began to pick up when he starred as a long-time lead on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Chambers’ role as Eli, a bipolar student who learned to cope with his affliction throughout the series, has helped him score roles in Canadian projects.
Because he hasn’t hit mainstream success, little is known about Chambers’ personal life. However, in the age of social media, it’s easier to discover tidbits of information, including the fact that Chambers has a twin brother, Thomas. The two are identical, and, in the past, Chambers has shared photos of the two on his Instagram account.
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14. Olly Murs
The 32-year-old X Factor contestant has made quite a name for himself in the last several years. Olly Murs was the first runner-up in the sixth series of the U.K. show, and has put out five albums in quick succession since scoring a major record deal through Simon Cowell. Though they’ve been separated for over a year, Murs has been in the news during his most recent tour for expressing heartbreak over his ex, Francesca Thomas.
Murs is clearly a gentle soul, but his family life has been a bit of a struggle. Sadly, he and his parents are estranged from his twin brother, Ben, who was unhappy with Olly’s fame. In fact, Ben has changed his last name to Hart, taking on his wife’s surname.
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15. Tiki Barber
This list is full of actors, but sports stars are celebrities too. Tiki Barber, a retired football player for the New York Giants, has become a household name due to his career stats. During his post-competitive years, he has acted as an NBC correspondent, and has made headlines for various controversies including elements of his personal life.
Barber has six children, two of whom are twin girls. Interestingly, Barber himself is a twin: He and his brother, Ronde, are identical, and the latter has also made a living as a professional athlete. Ronde played football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 15 years, and, unlike his brother, has mostly stayed under the radar in terms of gossip. He is now a broadcaster with Fox Sports, and has worked with his twin on eight children’s books.
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