Celebrity Twins You Didn't Know Existed

Updated on July 22, 2020
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Many people know of celebrity twins only when they work side by side in a show or movie. Twins like Tia and Tamara Mowry, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Dylan and Cole Sprouse are quite well-known because they started their careers together. There are many other celebrities who have twins, however. Most you didn't even know existed—or at least... I didn't.

Laverne Cox and M Lamar

Laverne's twin brother played in Orange is the New Black
Laverne's twin brother played in Orange is the New Black

Laverne Cox became popular when she appeared on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Many may not realize that the pre-transitioned Sophia (Marcus Burset) wasn't played by Cox herself. Instead, her twin brother M. Lamar played the character for her. He isn't an actor but stepped in for the role. He's actually a musician.

Sophia/Marcus OITNB scene

Jason and Jeremy London

These twin brothers act in different shows and movies.
These twin brothers act in different shows and movies.

More people might know of these two twin brothers, but I didn't realize there were two of them until a few years ago. Both are actors and usually appear in separate things.

Jeremy was on the shows I'll Fly Away, Party of Five, and 7th Heaven. He was also in the movie Mall Rats.

Jason was in the movies Dazed and Confused and Out Cold. He was also on the show Wildfire.

London brothers interview

Nicholas Brendon and Kelly Donovan

One twin is a well-known actor while the other has only acted on occasion.
One twin is a well-known actor while the other has only acted on occasion.

Nicholas Brendon—real name Nicholas Brendon Schultz—is most recognized for his role as Xander in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also played in a few episodes of Private Practice and on the show Criminal Minds. The movies Hard Love, Redwood, The Nanny, and Judgement are just a few on his resume.

Kelly Donovan Schultz primarily works behind the scenes. He's been a P.A, set director, and stuntman. He was Nicholas's double in an episode of Buffy and has also acted in City Guys, Undressed, Roads to Riches, and Coherence.

Nicholas and Kelly at a Comic Con event

Vin Diesel and Paul Vincent

Vin and his twin
Vin and his twin

Vin Diesel has acted in countless movies, particularly action. He always refers to his brother as Paul Walker who passed away in a car crash in 2013. The two were best friends and considered each other family. Vin actually has a biological brother named Paul as well—and they're fraternal twins. His brother still remains out of the spotlight despite Vin Diesel's celebrity status.

Shawn and Aaron Ashmore

The Ashmore twins are both actors.
The Ashmore twins are both actors.

Both Shawn and Aaron Ashmore act in television and movies. They have done a few films together but typically like to take on separate roles.

Shawn has been on the shows Animorphs, In a Heartbeat, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, The Following, Quantum Break, Conviction, and The Rookie.

He's appeared in the movies X-Men, Cadet Kelly, Underclassmen, The Ruins, Mother's Day, and Darkness Falls.

Aaron has been on the shows 1-800-Missing, Veronica Mars, Smallville, XIII: The Series, Lost Girl, In Plain Sight, Warehouse 13, Designated Survivors, Killjoys, and Locke & Key.

He's appeared in the movies The Stone Angel, The Thaw, The Shrine, Conception, Regression, and 22 Chaser.

The Ashmore twins at a Comic Con event

Jon and Dan Heder

Twin brothers Jon and Dan
Twin brothers Jon and Dan

Jon is the actor of the two. Napoleon Dynamite, The Benchwarmers, Blades of Glory, Moving McAllister, Life Happens, Christmas Eve, and Ghost Team are just a few of his acting credits. His twin, Dan, works in the entertainment industry as well, but not as an actor. He primarily draws digital storyboards and does animation.

Leslie and Linda Hamilton

Linda and her twin, Leslie
Linda and her twin, Leslie

Linda Hamilton is known for her role as Sarah Connor in the Terminator films. Her twin, Leslie, is not in the spotlight. She did appear as her sister's double in a few scenes, but she is actually a nurse.

Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi

The Ribisi siblings
The Ribisi siblings

These celebrity twins were both actors. Marissa Ribisi appeared in the films Dazed and Confused, The Brady Bunch Movie, Kicking and Screaming, The Size of Watermelons, Changing Habits, Some Girl, Pleasantville, Wild Horses, True Crime, and According to Spencer. However, her last appearance on TV was in a 2003 episode of Watching Ellie. She got married in 2004 and had a son, followed by a daughter, a few years later. She started a fashion line in 2007.

Her twin brother, Giovanni, still acts today. He's appeared in episodes of many TV shows, such as Sidekicks, The New Leave it to Beaver, My Two Dads, The Wonder Years, Family Album, Friends, My Name Is Earl, Dads, and Sneaky Pete. He was in the movie Avatar and plans on continuing his role in those films as they create more.

Munro and Thomas Chambers

Actor, Munro chambers, and his twin
Actor, Munro chambers, and his twin

Munro Chambers is a Canadian actor. He is most well-known for his role as Eli on Degrassi. His twin brother, Thomas, is not in the spotlight. He did appear alongside him on the show Little Men when they first started out, but he has only appeared in a few small roles since then. Munro has continued with acting in the movies Country Crush, Sadie's Last Days on Earth, Knuckleball, Harpoon, Riot Girls, Entangled, and Taking the Fall.

Tons more twins exist in the celebrity world. These are just a few I've come across for myself in recent years. Ashton Kutcher also has a fraternal twin named Michael and Rami Malek has a twin, Sami.

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