9 sets of celebrity twins who are identical — and 4 who look nothing alike
Many celebrity twins rise to fame together, often starting off as child actors.
Frequently, one twin gains more recognition — you may not know Scarlett Johansson has a twin.
Some twins are difficult to spot, like former first daughters Jenna and Barbara Bush.
Scarlett Johansson and her twin brother, Hunter, barely resemble each other.
Scarlett Johansson's former title as the world's highest-paid actress — a distinction she held in 2019, when she made $56 million — makes it easy to overlook the success of her twin brother, Hunter. As a child, he appeared alongside his sister in 1996's "Manny & Lo," but that's where his acting credits stop: Today, he is the founder and CEO of Solar Responders, a nonprofit organization which aims to increase first responders' access to renewable energy.
In 2020, Scarlett told People magazine, "[Hunter] reminds me to be a better person all the time. I'm incredibly proud of him."
Dylan and Cole Sprouse are nearly indistinguishable from one another.
In 2005, the Sprouse twins simultaneously rose to fame on the Disney Channel's "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody." While both Dylan and Cole continued to act after the conclusion of the sitcom (and its successful spin-off series, "The Suite Life on Deck"), they have gone on to pursue different interests beyond entertainment.
While Dylan earned a degree in video-game design from NYU and now owns a meadery in Brooklyn, New York, Cole obtained a degree in archaeology, has dabbled in photography, and is now widely recognized for his role as Jughead Jones in "Riverdale."
All the while, the two have maintained a tight relationship. In 2020, Dylan told Us Weekly, "We talk every day and we play video games together. So yeah, you can say that we're kind of each other's confidants in a lot of ways."
The nearly identical Tia and Tamera Mowry never shied away from costarring as twins.
Tia's and Tamera's physical similarities aren't the only strong links between the Mowry sisters. Unlike the Sprouses, the Mowrys never strayed from portraying twins on screen.
Among other costarring roles, the two acted together in ABC's "Sister, Sister," Disney Channel's "Twitches," and the Style Channel's "Tia & Tamera." Their twinhood even inspired a 2018 Doja Cat song, "Tia Tamera," and they've cowritten a middle-grade book series called "Twintuition."
During their lifetime of shared professional experiences, the twins have maintained a strong relationship. In 2020, after spending months apart during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tamera told ET, "I know for a fact when we see each other, we're just going to cry."
It's easy to miss the fact that former first daughters Jenna and Barbara Bush are twins.
Not only do the two daughters of former President George W. Bush look different, their interests apparently diverge as well.
Barbara, named after her grandmother, is the founder and chair of Global Health Corps, which aims to provide support to leaders in global health. She also works as executive-in-residence at Eric Schmidt's Schmidt Futures, a venture facility "focused on technology & society, shared prosperity, and scientific benefit." Jenna, on the other hand, works as a correspondent at NBC News and an anchor at the "Today" show.
In 2017, the Bush sisters published a co-authored memoir, "Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life," in which they discuss their unusual upbringing and the power of sisterhood.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen look identical, but they're actually not.
The Olsen twins are fraternal twins; according to E!, Mary-Kate is 1 inch taller than Ashley.
After sharing the role of Michelle Tanner on ABC's "Full House," the Olsen twins continued their acting careers side-by-side. Their subsequent filmography includes iconic children's movies such as "The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley," "Passport to Paris," and "Double, Double, Toil and Trouble."
They have since left acting behind. In the 2000s, the two sisters were noted as fashion icons, and they launched their own line, Elizabeth and James, in 2007.
According to HuffPost Ashley told Allure in 2013, "[Our bond] is beyond words. We both carry the weight of each other."
Can you tell the difference between Max and Charlie Carver?
Identical twins Charlie and Max Carver are both actors, but they once led very separate lives.
"We were always very different," Max said in a 2020 interview for Interview magazine. "We even went to different boarding schools across the country from one another. We didn't really grow up together. I mean, we did. We fought so often our parents had to build a wall between us while we were sharing the same room."
Despite these separate childhoods, the Carvers have acted together for years. They are recognized for their roles on "Teen Wolf," and they have since acted in movies like "The Batman" and a recent film adaptation of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
"Harry Potter" stars Oliver and James Phelps have continued to collaborate creatively.
In 2001, the Phelps twins began portraying the Weasley twins in the film adaptations of the Harry Potter book series.
After the conclusion of the franchise's 10-year run, Oliver and James Phelps continued to pursue creative projects alongside each other. They now cohost a podcast, "Normal Not Normal," in which they interview celebrities who became famous at a young age.
In 2021, they revealed in an episode of the podcast that they had no idea which Weasley twin they would each be playing until minutes before the first table read for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
" ... We're talking five minutes before we're supposed to start, we still had no idea who was Fred and who was George," Oliver told "Harry Potter" costar Evanna Lynch on the episode.
After a "20-second discussion" between author J.K. Rowling, producer David Heyman, and director Chris Columbus, they learned James would be playing Fred and Oliver would be George, Insider's Lara Walsh wrote.
Gisele Bündchen's manager is her fraternal twin, Patricia.
Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen's career is managed by her fraternal twin sister, Patricia. Although Patricia isn't a household name like Gisele — who was once the highest-paid model in the world — she plays a crucial role in Gisele's career, also working as her spokesperson.
On the Bündchen twins' 40th birthday, Gisele wrote on Instagram, "How lucky I was to be born with my twin and best friend!"
Ashton Kutcher's fraternal twin, Michael, is a spokesperson for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
Actor Ashton Kutcher and public speaker Michael Kutcher have overcome significant obstacles in their relationship.
In a 2022 interview on "The Checkup With Dr. David Agus," Michael and Ashton admitted that they felt disconnected as Ashton rose to prominence.
"We both kind of came head to head with our differences and it was through a conversation where we were like, why aren't we as close as we used to be?" Ashton said in the series, which premiered on Paramount+ on December 5.
Michael, who was born with cerebral palsy and has since experienced various related health conditions, now works as an advocate for people with disabilities.
Kenny and Keith Lucas have embraced their similarities, self-identifying as The Lucas Brothers.
Kenny and Keith Lucas — known professionally as The Lucas Brothers — simultaneously dropped out of their respective law schools to pursue comedy.
Their joint projects include hit movies like "Judas and the Black Messiah," and comedy series such as "Friends of the People" and "Lucas Bros. Moving Co."
In a 2014 interview for The Observer, Kenny said, "I could do independent work and try and sell myself, but I don't think that's what I want to do. I got into this profession to be with [Keith]."
The Bella Twins also come as a package deal.
Nikki and Brie Bella, known professionally as The Bella Twins, are former champions of WWE's Divas Championship. The Bellas come as a package deal outside the wrestling ring as well: In 2017, they launched a wine called Belle Radici.
In 2022, Brie told ET, "I think that's what made Nikki and I succeed quick and the way we have, is because this has been a tag team since the womb. And through all the pain and all the suffering, we always had each other to just kind of uplift."
In 2020, Nikki and Bella published a collaborative memoir, "Incomparable," in which the two sisters open up about their difficult pasts.
Joel and Benji Madden aren't just rock stars — the identical twins are business partners, too.
In addition to being the sole members of The Madden Brothers, Benji and Joel Madden are also members of the band Good Charlotte.
The two have evolved from a rock duo to a pair of business partners. They've developed clothing lines and have helped launch companies in the music industry, including Dead Executives and Veeps.
In 2007, Joel told People, "[Benji] is my best friend, so I love spending time with him. It's [also nice] having someone on your team, because the world has a very different perception of you than the person you really are."
Aaron Carter's fraternal twin, Angel, grieves for her brother, who died last year.
Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys isn't singer Aaron Carter's only famous sibling. Aaron, who was found dead in his home in November 2022, aged 34, was a twin to model and singer Angel Carter.
Although the two reportedly had a rocky relationship, Angel publicly expressed her grief following Aaron's death, writing in an Instagram post in December 2022, "It feels like a piece of my soul is gone."
Aaron Carter had been open about his struggles with his mental health, and since his death, Angel said she has advocated for mental-health awareness. "I feel a calling and responsibility to help other families and continue the conversation to further break the stigmas that surround mental illness," she wrote.
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