Art Imitating Life! 7 Celebs Who Might NOT Be Just Acting!

June 2, 2012  |  

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When we see some people play a character in movies or television shows we think, “They’re really good at what they do.” But then there are others who might also be good at what they do because they tend to always play similar roles or they have similar character traits that make us say, “I wonder if this is how they are in real life.”

Check out these actors who seem to put a dose of their true selves into their work…

 

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LisaRaye McCoy

She says her role on Single Ladies was written with her in mind by the show’s creator, who also happens to be a good friend.  Now, based on the fact that LisaRaye has made comments in the past about only dating men with money and power in her real life, it isn’t hard to believe that watching her character on the show is really a sample of how she really is.

 

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Gabrielle Union

It seems that many of Gabrielle Union’s movie roles tend to have a very similar recipe: beautiful, independent, successful and…mean.  In interviews, she comes across as someone with a cool personality and on Twitter, she’s really personable but since her roles fall into the same pot more often than not, it makes you wonder which parts of the roles are easiest to play since she plays them with such ease.

 

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Michael Ealy

Here’s the thing about Michael: He switches up his roles but no matter what it is, he always comes across as being really serious.  When we see him on interviews, you can tell that he’s sometimes trying to “lighten up” but even his jokes have you saying, “But is he serious? I can’t tell.”  That’s okay, Michael, because I tell enough jokes for both of us. *makes room for him to sit next to me*

 

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Sofia Vergara

I’ve got to believe that unless Sofia is loud, really dramatic and oozing sex appeal at all times (I’m not sure if that is a bad thing) in her real life, she’s probably “over” having to be like that when we see her on Modern Family, on red carpets and in interviews. People expect her to be a certain way at all times now and so even if that wasn’t her real personality, she’s likely had to adopt some of that. The dramatic flair she’s become known for seems like it would be part of her norm, especially when you hear her tell a story.

 

 

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Regina Hall

After seeing Regina throughout the Scary Movie series, I’m convinced she’s a goofball! Granted, those movies don’t take many acting “skills” but she falls into it so easily that she just has to be funny in real life. 

 

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Andre Braugher

Has anyone known Andre to take on a lighthearted role? Me either! After watching him for years on Homicide: Life On The Streets, I was convinced that he was a great cop that will get the answer out of you one way or the other in a previous life.  His approach to acting is taken seriously and his characters are generally very heavy so it wouldn’t surprise me if he were a very serious man when he’s not working.

 

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Vivica Fox

Ohhhh, Auntie Viv!  We already know her M.O. when it comes to movies: sassy, no nonsense and cheerleader for love even though we know she’ll love it by the end of the film. So far, life pretty much has been a mirror image. We know Viv takes no mess in real life and will “read you” real quick if you get beside yourself.  In the romance department, she always thinks she’s found “the one” and it usually ends pretty bad.

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  • Buttercup

    Paula jai Parker should have been on this list. She always plays the ghetto role!!

  • this is such a stupid article. i can’t believe i wasted these few mins of my life reading this, thinking they would present some relevant info about why they feel this way. “I notice this actor gets a lot of similar roles, so I think maybe they’re like that in real life” Are you serious? Did an intern write this article? Please tell me some high schooler from Big Brothers/Big Sisters shadowed a journalist and some tragic editor thought it might be cute for them to have a writing credit entering into college someday? Please!

  • Mei

    Lisa Raye is a terrible actress…..

  • Teesha

    What about Tasha Smith? She STAY playing the same damn role of a loud angry black woman. Example, all the Madea movies, Jumping the Broom and especially in ATL as the twin’s momma. Not gon lie, she’s hilarious and plays the role very well!

    • guest

      In Jumping the Broom she was calm and mellow.

  • The Fabs

    Sofia is most certainly like that. Im Colombian also and can stand by my statement that colombian women are loud, emotional and always in heels

  • freakumdress

    Lisa, Regina and Andre for sure

  • mysterykills…

    lisa rae and vivica a fox resemble each other, at least imo.

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  • jamaican

    love regina hall’s dress

  • jamaican

    love regina hall’s dress

  • sam

    Ummm…..Tyler Perry and Madea role… I’m just saying’.

  • all the rappers who acted in movies should be on this list.

  • all the rappers who acted in movies should be on this list.

  • IllyPhilly

    Take Regina King off this list, She’s played a lot of diverse characters, well diverse as she can get. The Scary Movies is actually the only comedy thing I’ve seen her in. Where’s Brandy, she plays a terrible actress always.

  • IllyPhilly

    Take Regina King off this list, She’s played a lot of diverse characters, well diverse as she can get. The Scary Movies is actually the only comedy thing I’ve seen her in. Where’s Brandy, she plays a terrible actress always.

    • MissFlower

      Regina King also played a goofy character in the movie King’s Ransom back in ’05…she was pretty funny..lol!

    • Real talk

      It’s Regina Hall

      • IllyPhilly

        LOL. Thanks. Is Regina Hall 227 girl? My bad

      • IllyPhilly

        LOL. Thanks. Is Regina Hall 227 girl? My bad

        • Beauty-Queen

          Regina King is From 227

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  • Merriegirl

    Meghan Good should have been on this list. Her role in Think Like A Man, as a woman attempting to be celibate until she finds the “one.” Mirrors her real life romance withe the preacher she is getting ready to marry.

    • Tallchiick

      I agree that Meghan Good should have been on this list…but b/c she always plays the “pretty, popular girl” that the guy wants or the “pretty girlfriend”…or the “pretty friend”…I’ve never seen her in a dirty, ugly role…even when she played in one of the Saw movies, she was still Hot before she got killed lol..even Halle Berry gets ugly for roles sometimes.

  • I imagine it’s hard to negotiate all those different roles and not have them become a part of your personality, especially when your fans want you to be that person. How many times did people ask Gary Coleman, as a grown man, to say, “What chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?”