Are They Related? Black Celebs (And Non-Black Celebs) Who Look Like They Could Be Siblings

March 23, 2012  |  
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by Marissa Ellis

With all the billions of people in the world, there are some who are bound to look alike, even without being related, and even without sharing the same ethnicity. Check out the celebrities who we think bear an uncanny resemblance to each other.

Trina and Lala

Maybe it was their light eyes that attracted Trina and Lala to one another. These besties/look-alikes are a tight pair, with the Miami-based rapper often making appearances on Lala’s VH1 reality show. Their similar appearance should have Lala worried about Trina though, rather than her husband’s assistant Asani. We see how Reggie Bush pursued the look-a-like version of his ex Kim K after all.

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Shakira and Beyonce

Bey is often accused of stealing choreography from her Colombian pop star Shakira, but the sultry singer doesn’t seem to mind all that much, seeing that Bey is her sister from another mother. The two teamed up for the collaboration Beautiful Liar which failed (miserably) to live up to the hype surrounding both pop icons. It seemed like these two were more focused on showing just how much they resemble each other in the video rather than focusing on producing a hit track.

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Dorian Gregory and Vin Diesel

You’ve probably seen actor Dorian Gregory before and assumed it was Vin Diesel with a tan. Gregory isn’t as big of a star as Diesel obviously but he keeps himself busy on the acting circuit. Fun fact: Gregory was the last host of Soul Train, replacing Shemar Moore in 2003.

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Pam Grier and Salli Richardson

If there is a bio-pic in the works about Blaxploitation Queen Pam Grier, we know exactly who should be cast as the leading lady: Salli Richardson of course! We wonder…are they really related?

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Terry Ellis and Holly Robinson Peete

These two besties and semi-twins met on the set of Hanging with Mr. Cooper in 1992 when En Vogue recorded the theme song to Robinson’s sitcom. As they describe it, it was BFF love at first sight. Ellis was a bridesmaid in Robinson’s wedding to Rodney Peete three years later and they have been tight ever since.

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Yvette Nicole Brown and Sherri Shepard

Personally, I don’t think these two look alike but much of America apparently does. The joke about their similar looks was highlighted one night on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, when Andy Cohen invited both actresses on. They both joked about how they get mixed up for each other all the time. But the crazy moment on that show came when a viewer called in and asked Brown how it felt to be in “The Help.” Brown said she wouldn’t know because that was Octavia Spencer, not her, who was in the film. LOL! Something about actresses who have a little weight to them confuses folks…

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Kourtney Kardashian and Amerie 

Who knew that an Armenian-American and a Blasian could look so much alike?

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Nicole Scherzinger and Kim Kardashian

Speaking of Kardashians, the most famous of the K Klan is often compared to Pussycats singer Nicole Scherzinger. What do you think? Do they bear a striking resemblance?

 

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Mike Tomlin and Omar Epps

Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Tomlin must get asked all the time if he’s related to actor Omar Epps. Although the rumor circuit has it that these two are cousins, there are no familial relations as far as we know.

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