Brother & Sister Actors: Celeb Siblings Doing Their Thing In Hollywood!

September 15, 2013  |  
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Flash lights! Nothing like making it big time – we’re talking red carpet events, movies under your belt, hit sitcoms to boot! For many famous celebs, more than one family member was bitten by the thespian bug. When you add family into the mix, it surely makes it all the merrier. These celeb siblings have no problem keeping it in the family – they dare to branch out and explore their own unique talents in front of the camera. Some siblings hang on the shirttails of their more famous brother or sister, while others are just as much in the limelight. And just as we often hold special bonds with our big bro or lil’ sis, so do celebrities, who oftentimes find comfort and love in an otherwise and oftentimes cold, cut-throat Hollywood world. Let’s check out some of the most famous brother/sister duos around.

Tia, Tamara, and Tahj Mowry

Known for their role on the hit comedy Sister, Sister, we’ve watched Tia and Tamara grow up on the big screen. Their reality show, Tia and Tamara, opened the doors to the twins lives as they balanced married life, parenthood and acting. Now both new moms, the beautiful duo are flexing their mom-preneur muscles by launching Milky, a delicious tea that helps the quality and quantity of breast milk for new mommies. Tahj is well known for his sitcom in WB’s Smart Guy. He currently plays on ABC Family’s, Baby Daddy as Tucker.


John Cusack And Joan Cusack

Twin actors John and Joan pack major talent. Joan is well known for her coo-coo, yet loving character Sheila Jackson is the awesome, jaw-dropping Showtime series, Shameless. Brother, John has played in major hits such as the movie, 2012.


Jaden And Willow Smith

Actor and Actress couple Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith passed on the talent for acting to their children. Willow played in I Am Legend alongside her daddy, while Jaden recently stared in the film called End Of Earth. Jaden also played  the lead in the updated version of Karate Kid. We also can’t forget Willow’s music career that seems to be coming along quite nicely.


Scarlett Johansson And Hunter Johansson

Known for her fierce and Hot role in Avengers, Scarlett hasn’t had a problem making a name for herself in Hollywood. Her brother, Hunter, hasn’t had it as easy, starring in only a handful of on-screen shows, including Manny & Lo.



Jesse Eisenberg And Hallie Eisenberg

Zombieland and Social Network really put this hard working actor, Jesse Eisenberg, on the map. His sister, Hallie, was once famous for being portrayed as that deep-dimpled, Pepsi girl.

The Wayans Family

The Wayans family have kept us in stiches for years from hit comedy shows like In Living Color to The Wayans Show and now Second Generation Wayans.  They also have movie hits under their belts like A Haunted House, Scary Movie and Pariah.  Don’t let this picture of just three siblings fool you; they definitely know how to keep acting and comedy in the family and share the wealth around!

Vanessa Williams And Chris Williams

Vanessa Williams has played in movies like Eraser and Soul Food, and has also starred in big-hit, dramadies such as Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. Her brother was also cast in roles on Ugly Betty, CSI, Californication, Scary Movie 4 and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal

“I wish I knew how to quit you.” Jake Gyllenhaal will always be remembered for his role in Brokeback Mountain. And his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, played in Dark Knight as Rachel. She also snagged a role in the new thriller White House Down.

Tracee Ellis And Evan Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross captivated us with her lush curly fro’ on the hit series, Girlfriends. Her brother, Evan, played a troubled teenager in the film, Life Support. Other notable roles he’s starred in include (but not limited to) ATL and Life Is Hot In Cracktown.

The McClain Sisters

The latest celeb siblings to hit the scene, the McClain sisters first showed up in Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls. They were cute, funny and entertaining – exactly what you look for in new celebrities. Since then, the girls have appeared in other Tyler Perry shows such as House of Payne either individually or together. China McClain also stars in Disney’s A.N.T. Farm. By the way, they also sing. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

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