Part of being a celebrity is having a lot of details about your personal life available for the public to obsess over and mock. But sometimes, celebrities have secrets hiding in plain sight that few people have taken the time to notice.
That’s certainly the case for these A-list celebs, each of whom have a special family member that you probably had no idea existed: a twin! It won’t take you long to see the resemblance…
1. Scarlett Johansson may be the highest-grossing actress of all time, but she loves to take her twin brother, Hunter, along for the ride on red carpets. He also tagged along with her to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2010.
2. Ashton Kutcher’s twin brother, Michael, suffers from Cerebral Palsy, which has largely been a motivator for Ashton’s career. He started modeling when he was young so he could help pay for Michael’s medical care.
3. Alanis Morissette’s twin brother, Wade, is an author, yoga instructor, and therapist. He also dabbles in the music industry with yoga-influenced indie rock albums. These siblings even authored a book about yoga together!
4. Patricia Bundchen is Gisele Brady’s twin sister and manager. Patricia used to be a model too, but perhaps the two of them made a mutual decision that two gorgeous Bundchen supermodels would be too much for the world to handle.
5. With fewer acting credits to her name than her twin brother Giovanni, Marissa Ribisi may not be as famous. However, she does have the distinction of being married to the Grammy-award winning alternative rock icon Beck.
6. Aaron Ashmore has a number of acting credits to his name, though he’s probably best known as the twin of Shawn Ashmore, who starred in The Following and as Iceman in the X-Men films. The brothers share the same wrist tattoo: “GMA” for “Good Man Ashmore.”
7. Nicholas Brendon is best known for playing Kevin Lynch on Criminal Minds and Xander Harris on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His identical twin brother, Kelly Donovan, is probably best known for playing a second Xander on an episode of Buffy.
8. Jon Heder is best known for his comedic roles in films like Napoleon Dynamite and Blades of Glory, but his twin brother, Dan, works behind the scenes as an animator. In case you were wondering, both of them voted for Pedro.
9. Though both were born in Canada, Jill Hennessy is best known to Americans as the star of television shows like Crossing Jordan and Law and Order. Her twin sister Jacqueline, on the other hand, hosts the Canadian show Medical Intelligence.
10. Singer Olly Murs got into a heated argument with his twin brother Ben, after Olly missed his wedding to perform on X Factor. Nonetheless, Olly says: “I love my brother – always have, always will.”
11. The only child of the famous Fiennes family not to work in the arts, Jacob Fiennes instead turned to conservationism. His brother Joseph has said of his twin: “I was lucky that I had my twin, Jake — I gained strength by having that extra member.”
12. Judy Reyes may be best known for portraying Carla on Scrubs, but after appearing in 15 episodes of Law and Order, Judy’s sister Joselin is certainly an actress in her own right. She even played Carla’s sister on a Scrubs episode!
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13. While Kiefer Sutherland is best known for playing Jack Bauer on the hit action series 24, his twin sister, Rachel, has a career as post-production supervisor. Naturally, they both have a ton of talent as children of legendary actor Donald Sutherland.
14. You’ve probably seen Eva Green in films like Casino Royale or TV shows like Penny Dreadful. But you probably don’t know that she has a non-identical twin sister named Joy who is married to an Italian count.
15. For sisters that were in the spotlight so much during their father’s presidency, many people don’t know that Jenna and Barbara Bush are actually twins. In fact, they were the first twins to live in the White House.
16. Shortly after Fast and Furious star Paul Walker passed away, Vin Diesel posted a picture of his own twin brother Paul Vincent standing next to his late co-star. Paul may not be as muscular or famous as his bro, but he does have quite a head of hair!
17. Indie film star Parker Posey’s brother, Christopher, is an Atlanta-based lawyer. It’s pretty impressive that these siblings found so much success, especially after they had to deal with being born two months premature.
18. Not only does Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox have a twin brother, but you’ve probably seen him on the show. M Lamar, an avant-garde musician, portrayed Laverne’s character pre-transition in various flashbacks.
19. At this point, most people know DJ Samantha Ronson as the sister of Mark Ronson (of “Uptown Funk” fame). But were you aware that she also has a twin sister, Charlotte, who is a successful fashion designer?
20. During several scenes throughout the Terminator franchise, Leslie Hamilton stood in as a double for her famous twin sister, Linda. That’s a pretty big leap for Leslie, as she normally works as a nurse.
21. While not twins, these celebs have lesser-known siblings. Businessman Doug Pitt has always been a bit more of a straight-arrow than his famous brother. Doug was named the first-ever Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania.
22. Despite both boasting successful music careers, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles never recorded a track together. “My sister will not record with me,” the Queen B said. “She’s her own woman.”
23. As a kid, Natalie Germanotta, left, used sister Lady Gaga’s dress style to her advantage: “Whenever I wear something crazy,” she said, “and my dad gives me a hard time, I say, ‘Well, at least I’m not walking out on the street with red pasties.'”
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24. Chris Hemsworth (center) and Liam (right) broke into Hollywood around the same time, but Luke (left) saw his name in lights shortly thereafter with a serious role in HBO’s Westworld.
25. Joseph Fiennes, right, took huge leaps out from the shadow of older brother Ralph as the horrifying Fred Waterford in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale — and in countless roles before that.
26. Rhianna’s 22-year-old brother Rajad Fenty loves Dragon Ball Z and was close to his sister while growing up in Barbados. He’s accrued a massive following on social media.
27. As a nanny to Angelina’s and Brad’s children, Jolie’s brother James Haven interfered with Brad’s relationship with the kids — a factor in the couple’s divorce. Brad allegedly gave Angelina an ultimatum: James or him!
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28. Peyton and Eli Manning have a third athletic brother. Unfortunately, a spine injury after high school squashed the immensely talented Cooper’s NFL dreams.
29. Lupita brought her little brother Peter Nyong’o to the 2014 Academy Awards (where she won the award for Best Supporting Actress); there, Peter, the self-proclaimed selfie master, wound up in the infamous Ellen DeGeneres selfie!
30. Few stars are rising faster in Hollywood than Alexandra Daddario, but her younger sister Catharine’s making a name for herself in the world, too. She started working at a fashion and beauty firm in 2015.
31. Game of Throne’s Masie Williams boasts beautiful relationships with all her siblings James, Ted, and Beth Williams. “If you’re debating whether to have a second child,” she tweeted, “do it. Siblings are the best things in the world.”
32. Sofia Vergara of Modern Family right, cut associations with her sister Sandra — who’s actually an adopted cousin — because she felt that she was using her name to advance her own career.
33. At first, Miley’s little sis Noah Cyrus wasn’t sure if she wanted to pursue music, following in the footsteps of sister Miley and dad Billy Ray. Then “I started writing in sessions,” she said, “and I fell in love with it. This is what I want to do.”
34. In 2010, Emma Watson’s brother Alex confessed he would pursue acting, too. But ultimately, his acting career peaked as an extra in the Harry Potter films. Today, he has all but disappeared from the spotlight.
35. Penélope and Mónica Cruz joined forces for more than one business venture. Notably, in 2013, they designed a handbag collection for Loewe and later released a lingerie line for Agent Provocateur.
36. Shailene Woodley stole the spotlight with roles in The Descendants and The Fault in Our Stars, but her younger brother Tanner has done some acting himself (like an appearance in Boston Legal). Look at the love between these two!
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37. Gwyneth and Jake Paltrow, the children of Blythe Danner, left, each conquered Hollywood in their own ways. Jake started out directing episodes of TV shows, and in 2007, he directed the film The Good Night — starring his sister!
38. Lizzy Pattinson didn’t use her relation to Twilight star Robert to claim fame. After singing on X Factor U.K., judge Simon Cowell asked if he knew her from somewhere. She said, “perhaps in your dreams.”