13 Celebrities Whose Siblings Have Also Achieved Success

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Having famous people in the family may appear to cast a shadow over the others, especially in sibling relationships. Even if our brother or sister has opposing interests and takes a different route than us, the love and affection we share transcend all other considerations. However, some celebrities’ siblings did not fall behind and went on to have great careers in other fields. This proves that blood relationships are more important than career and achievement.

1. Scarlett and Hunter Johansson

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Not many people know that the beloved Oscar-nominated actress Scarlett Johansson has a twin brother, named Hunter Johansson. They’re the youngest of 4 children, and Scarlett is 3 minutes older than her brother. Hunter occasionally joins Scarlett on her premieres or red carpet walks. When there’s a chance, the gorgeous actress mentions her special bond with her twin.

2. Brad and Doug Pitt

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The Ocean’s 11 actor, Brad Pitt, has a younger brother named Doug Pitt. While Brad is internationally recognized, his brother, Douglas (whose real name is Jack Mitchell Pitt), is a notable name in the world of business and humanitarianism. He began his career in 1991 when he founded a technology company; he later sold part of the company but bought it back, and today, it’s known as the Pitt Technology Group.

3. Blake and Eric Lively

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The 34-year-old actress has an older brother, Eric as well as 3 half-siblings. They have a 6 year age difference, and Eric is a former actor. His first movie appearance was as a baby in the 1983 science fiction film Brainstorm. Moreover, in 2009, he acted as the singer Pink’s on-screen boyfriend in the “Please Don’t Leave Me” music video

4. Penélope and Mónica Cruz


The accomplished actress Penélope Cruz has a sister named Mónica, who is 3 years younger than Penélope. She’s an actress just like her older sister. Both girls also share a love for flamenco dancing. Monica once revealed ’’dancing is my first passion. [...] My sister and I talk all the time about how much it has helped us."

5. Angelina Jolie and James Haven

The 46-year-old actress has only one sibling, a brother, who is 2 years older than her. James is also an actor who started his career in 1998. He had also appeared in several of his sister’s movies including Gia, Original Sin, and Hell’s Kitchen.

6. Nicole and Antonia Kidman

Maybe her name doesn’t ring a bell, but in her native Australia, Nicole’s younger sister is well-known. Antonia is also an actress, but of lesser stature, as she only worked on an Australian TV series, although she is also a producer and presenter of TV shows and has even authored 2 books.

7. Rachel and Kayleen McAdams.

Starting to work in acting has not only been life-changing for the actress, but also for her younger sister, Kayleen, because she realized she could make a living from her passion, makeup when she saw the makeup artists on her sister’s film sets.

Today, she is one of the most recognized makeup artists in Hollywood, as she works for the productions of well-known fashion magazines, such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, and InStyle, and many celebrities choose her for red carpets, like Sofia Vergara, Sadie Sink and Kristen Stewart, among many others.

8. Rami and Sami Malek

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Sami is the twin brother of actor Rami Malek. And even though they are both identical in looks, both brothers had chosen very different professions. Sami has opted to stay out of the spotlight and pursued a career in education having double majored in American Literature & Culture and African-American Studies.

9. Beyoncé and Solange Knowles

The Grammy-awarded world-famous singer, Beyoncé, known for her heartfelt lyrics, epic dancing skills, and fashion style, isn’t the only talented one in her family. She has a sister named Solange Knowles, a musician who won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance and created several award-winning albums.

10. Taylor and Austin Swift

The 32-year-old singer has one sibling, a brother 2 years her junior. Just like his sister, Austin also chose to pursue a career under the spotlights, and had his first movie role in the 2016 thriller I.T..

11. Chris, Liam, and Luke Hemsworth

Liam and Chris Hemsworth aren’t the only actors in the Hemsworth family. They have an older brother, Luke, who got into acting earlier than his brothers, appearing as Nathan Tyson in the TV series Neighbours. Although Luke seems shorter when he’s next to his brothers, who are 6’’3’’ and 6’’4’’ tall, he’s not that short at 5’9’’.

12. Kate and Rooney Mara

Kate Mara is the older sister of Rooney Mara, who’s famous for appearing in the movie, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Both actresses have created their careers in Hollywood. Kate began acting professionally at the age of 14, while Rooney found her passion for acting right after college, following in her sister’s footsteps.

Kate Mara is proud that her younger sister is experiencing the same job as her. Instead of seeing it as a competition, it’s a unique experience that she doesn’t take for granted and enjoys sharing every moment with Rooney.

13. Jessica and Joshua Alba

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The 41-year-old actress and businesswoman has only one brother, Joshua, who is 2 years younger than her. He is also an actor and has appeared in over 15 movies and TV series including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Which of these celebrities’ siblings were you aware of? Who took you by surprise the most?

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