Celebrities and their twins are always an exciting topic because very few people know that the one they idolize is actually a part of a pair–whether identical or fraternal.
Nothing compares to the bond between twins. The dynamics gets even more interesting if one twin is a famous celebrity or if both take up careers in the entertainment industry. Which actors and musicians know what that feels like? Read on to find out more about celebrities and their twins.
Pairs of Celebrities and Their Twins
Here’s a quick list of A-list celebrities and their twins that you probably didn’t know about.
Ashton & Michael Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher has a fraternal twin, Michael. Ashton is older by 5 minutes and was very protective of his little brother growing up. At a young age, Michael was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and had a heart transplant. Although they did not get to pursue the same interests because of Michael’s delicate health, Ashton always stood by his brother.
The two remain close to this day. Michael is living in Iowa, their home state, and has an 8-year-old son. While he is staying out of the spotlight, Michael speaks out on behalf of children born with cerebral palsy. “Being Ashton Kutcher’s brother, it gives me the opportunity to be that voice, and I realize that I needed to use the opportunity to help others,” he said.
Alanis & Wade Morissette
Alanis Morissette shares more than just the twin chromosome with her brother Wade. They also share a love for music. Wade, who is 12 minutes younger, is an indie pop-rock musician and has recorded three albums. On top of that, he’s a sought-after yoga instructor and therapist.
Scarlett & Hunter Johansson
Born 3 minutes apart, Scarlett and Hunter Johansson have both proven that they’re more than just eye candy. Yes, Hunter regularly appears on lists of the sexiest and most eligible men. But he’s serious about political activism and in fact worked for Barack Obama during the president’s 2008 and reelection campaigns. So chances of Scarlett and Hunter reuniting on screen (Hunter was in Scarlett’s 2006 film Manny & Lo) are pretty slim.
Gisele & Patricia Bündchen
Gisele and Patricia Bündchen make for one of the most gorgeous celebrities and their twins. They may not be identical, but Patricia also modeled for some time. But instead of pursuing her modeling career, she took the backseat and chose to manage Gisele, who is older by 5 minutes. And gauging from how successful Gisele is today in the fashion industry, there’s no doubt Patricia has been doing a great job!
Kiefer & Rachel Sutherland
Born into a family of actors, Kiefer and Rachel Sutherland are both in the entertainment business. But while Kiefer appears on screen, his twin sister Rachel has found success behind the camera. She works as a post-production supervisor and also assists with casting actors for movies and TV shows. Rachel is 7 minutes younger than Keith.
Vin Diesel & Paul Vincent
Fraternal twins Vin Diesel and Paul Vincent are both in the movie industry, although you probably haven’t seen Paul yet. That’s because Paul, a film editor, is very private and has not actually made any public appearances.
What we do know is this: The duo once broke into and vandalized the Theater for the New York City. After the incident, however, they realized they needed to refocus their energy and hence joined the theater.
Jon & Dan Heder
Remember Jon Heder from Napoleon Dynamite? He and his identical twin brother Dan own a production company named Greasy Entertainment. Dan works in visual effects and was an animator for the film Monster House.
Having a twin alone is a unique experience. But having Hollywood in the picture can make it more fun, exciting, challenging and inspiring for celebrities and their twins.