Celebrities You Never Knew Had Twin Siblings
Some of these are quite surprising.
You may think you know a lot about your favorite celebrities, but there’s plenty these actors and actresses don’t necessarily share with their fans. To maintain some semblance of normalcy, these A-listers have kept their family lives somewhat private — which is why you may be surprised to learn that these 15 celebrities actually have twin siblings.
Stars such as Ashton Kutcher and Laverne Cox have been somewhat secretive about the fact that they’re part of a pair. Still, considering how much their siblings mean to them, they do talk about them from time to time. Have you been paying attention?
These are the stars who know what it’s like to grow up with a twin sibling.
Ashton Kutcher and his wife, Mila Kunis, manage to keep their life together pretty private, despite their star status. But when accepting the Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award for demonstrating “good character as a role model,” Kutcher couldn’t help but credit the people who mean the most to him, including his twin brother.
“My brother was born with Cerebral Palsy and it taught me that loving people isn’t a choice and that people aren’t actually all created equal,” he said during the acceptance speech. “The Constitution lies to us. We’re not all created equal. We’re all created incredibly unequal to one another, in our capabilities and what we can do and how we think and what we see. But we all have the equal capacity to love one another, and my brother taught me that.”
Ashton Kutcher’s Twin — Michael
His brother, Michael Kutcher, is a public speaker and advocate for the Reaching for the Stars foundation.
The actress has a twin brother, Hunter Johansson. And despite her major celeb status now, she and her brother were able to grow up in a “normal” way — at least until they hit high school.
“When we were growing up in New York City, we led very normal city lives,” the brother told Parade magazine. “We rode the subway to public school… When we entered high school, her career started to grow and moviegoers would approach her in public, that’s when I would sometimes ride with her in a cab to school.”
Scarlet Johansson’s Twin — Hunter
She and her brother are the youngest of four children and, thanks to their twin status, the actress admits to Parade that she feels “very connected to him.” Aww!
The “You Oughta Know” singer has a twin brother, Wade Morissette. While Wade may or may not be as musically inclined as his sister, he has found success as a yoga instructor.
Alanis Morissette’s Twin — Wade
His sister has even promoted a book of his, calling it “one of [her] favorite yoga books.” Seeing that kind of support is incredible! Here’s a glimpse at what he looks like:
The ’00s pop star is well-known as the brother to Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, but he also has a twin sister Angel you probably never knew about.
Aaron Carter’s Twin — Angel
He and his sister seem close, especially considering he walked her down the aisle at her wedding in 2014. So sweet!
The extremely well-known supermodel actually has a twin sister, Patricia Bündchen, also known as Pati. You may have seen Pati pop up on the model’s Instagram, especially when celebrating special occasions, such as the birthday they share.
Gisele Bündchen’s Twin — Patricia
Just last year, Gisele wrote, “Happy birthday super Pati! Thank you for being my best friend since the day we were born. Love you with all of my heart,” to wish her sister a happy birthday on Instagram.
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Feliz aniversário super Pati! Obrigada por seres minha melhor amiga desde o dia em que nascemos. Te amo com todo meu coração!!! #gratidão #irmãgêmea #família #amor 🌈🌟🎂❤🙏 Happy birthday super Pati! Thank you for being my best friend since the day we were born. Love you with all of my heart!!! #gratitude #twinsister #family #love
While Jon Heder has acted in a number of films, the one you likely remember him for is quirky indie breakout “Napoleon Dynamite.” With the image of his Dynamite character dancing on stage seared in our brains, we may be forgiven for not realizing he had a twin brother, Dan.
Jon Heder’s Twin — Dan
Dan is also involved in the show biz world, and has several production credits under his belt.
He may be known as Vin Diesel now, but he was born Mark Sinclair and has a fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent.
Vin Diesel’s Twin — Paul
Diesel posted a photo of his twin brother alongside Paul Walker, his co-star in “The Fast and the Furious” movies until Walker passed away, titling the post, “The Two Pauls.”
Ashmore is best known for his turn as Bobby Drake/Iceman in the “X-Men” movies, but he’s also appeared in “The Ruins,” “Frozen” (the horror flick, not the Disney film) and more. What you may not realize is that he didn’t appear in “Smallville.” That was actually his twin brother, Aaron.
Shawn Ashmore’s Twin — Aaron
Seriously, though. I always thought they were the same person! This is too wild for me to handle. This particular Ashmore also appeared on cult hit “Veronica Mars.”
“Mr. Robot” actor Rami Malek has an identical twin brother, Sami Malek.
Rami Malek’s Twin — Sami
The pair look so much alike that they’ve even pulled off the twin swap (quite a few times) when they were younger.
Sami has facial hair in this photo, but the resemblance is undeniable:
— Rami Malek (@iamramimalek) February 19, 2017
“The Hunger Games” actress has a fraternal twin sister, and while they’re not identical — they sure do look an awful lot alike!
Willow Shields’ Twin — Autumn
Willow’s twin sister’s name is Autumn. How cute of a pair do they make?!
Charlie Carver of “Teen Wolf” has an identical twin brother, Max Carver. While perhaps not intentionally, Max helped his brother come out as openly gay:
“At a certain age I started to realize how him and I are different and I wasn’t able to really put a finger on it because the language wasn’t available yet,” the actor told People magazine. “[As a child] I loved to put on makeup and my moms dresses — and he didn’t.”
Charlie Carver’s Twin — Max
This, of course, only adds to the unspeakable bond the twins have. What an incredible support system these two are for each other!
“Scrubs” actress Judy Reyes has a twin sister, who’s also not a stranger to acting.
Judy Reyes’ Twin — Joselin
Her sister, Joselin, has appeared in TV shows including “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
See the pair on the red carpet together:
— Judy Reyes (@itisIjudyreyes) October 20, 2013
Tasha Smith, from “Empire,” has an identical twin sister.
Tasha Smith’s Twin — Sidra
Her sister, Sidra Smith, is not an actress, but she works as a full-time director and producer, according to CBS.
Did you know that Elvis Presley was technically born with a twin brother? His brother, Jesse, unfortunately was stillborn.
The Presley Twin Gene Carries On
Twins definitely run in the Presley family because the music legend’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, went on to have twin daughters.
“Orange Is the New Black” star Laverne Cox has an identical twin brother, and in case you were wondering — they do sometimes get confused for each other.
“He was on the subway once, and someone came up to him and said ‘Are you Laverne Cox from ‘Orange Is the New Black,'” Cox told Conan O’Brien in an interview. “I was offended when he told me that because someone thought that I was a man — because my brother’s clearly a guy, and he said he was offended that someone thought he was an actor. That’s my brother. I love him.”
Laverne Cox’s Twin — M. Lamar
Her brother, M. Lamar, may not be an actor, but he is a musician.
Did you learn something new about some of your favorite celebrities?