Celebrity Siblings Who Are Actors

For these siblings, acting is the family business

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Jacob, Erica and Emma Tremblay

Jacob Tremblay, Erica Tremblay, and Emma Tremblay
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Turns out Jacob Tremblay isn't the only sibling who was bitten by the acting bug.

The Room actor's older sister, Emma (right), starred in Aliens Abducted My Parents and Now I Feel Kinda Left Out after building a résumé of both TV and movie roles.

Erica (middle), the youngest of the Tremblay trio, has also appeared onscreen including Before I Fall and Extinction.

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Kate and Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell

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Kate and Oliver Hudson might have grown up in a family of actors, but that doesn't mean they're tuning in to each and every one of their loved one's projects.

"We don't watch each other's stuff. I haven't seen — I've seen maybe a third of [Kate's] movies," Wyatt admitted on a an episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Kate later added, "for our family, the novelty has kind of worn off. There's so much work that's being done."

The pair's half-brother, Wyatt Russell, has also ventured into the family business with roles that include 22 Jump Street and Under the Banner of Heaven.

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Timothée and Pauline Chalamet

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The Dune actor has received a lot of hype over the last few years, but did you know that he also has an older sister who acts? Pauline is currently starring in the HBO Max comedy series The Sex Lives of College Girls, and in 2019, she acted alongside Pete Davidson in The King of Staten Island.

Pauline has accompanied her brother on the red carpet on multiple occasions, though she told W Magazine that she doesn't quite understand the "frenzy around him," saying of her baby brother, "Timothée is a hard worker. When I see him on the big screen, for me that's just the result of his job. As for the rest, I don't really experience the frenzy around him. I guess it's kind of crazy, but it doesn't affect my life at all."

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Evan Ross, Rhonda Ross Kendrick and Tracee Ellis Ross

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It's no surprise that Diana Ross' children followed in her superstar footsteps. Three of her five children, Tracee Ellis Ross, Evan Ross and Rhonda Ross Kendrick, all chose to pursue careers on screen. One of Tracee's best known roles is Rainbow Johnson on Black-ish and its subsequent spinoffs. Evan has worked on both television and film including two of the Hunger Games films, while Rhonda's performance on Another World earned her an Emmy nod.

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Dakota and Elle Fanning

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There are just four years between these talented sisters! Dakota and Elle have been acting since they were both young. Elle even played a younger version of 7-year-old Dakota in I Am Sam in 2001. They put their talents together when they starred alongside one another in The Nightingale.

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Mary-Kate, Elizabeth and Ashley Olsen

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Twins Mary-Kate and Ashley — who debuted as babies on Full House and essentially invented the concept of a celebrity empire in the early '00s — have been focused on the fashion scene, while their little sister, Elizabeth, is starring as Scarlet Witch in the Avengers movies and WandaVision.

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Kate and Rooney Mara

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The Mara sisters are stars both on and off the screen! In addition to their respective impressive careers, the two actresses have used their platform to advocate for causes they care about.

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Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein

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There's a 10-year age difference between Golden Globe nominee Beanie Feldstein and her brother, Jonah Hill.

Hill considers his little sister his personal hero, and even has a tattoo dedicated to her!

"People think I'm being over the top. I'm dead-ass serious," Hill told WSJ. Magazine of his admiration for his sister. "The things I struggle with, she had knocked down when she was 14."

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Mark and Donnie Wahlberg

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Though both Mark and Donnie Wahlberg launched their careers in music (in Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and New Kids on the Block, respectively), they've also had plenty of success both in front of the camera as actors and behind the camera as producers.

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Florence Pugh and Toby Sebastian

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The Little Women star (and Oscar nominee!) has a big brother in the business who has appeared on Game of Thrones as Trystane Martell.

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Jason and Justine Bateman

Jason and sister Justine Bateman
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Both Justine and Jason Bateman began their careers at a young age, getting their big breaks on television (her on Family Ties, him on The Hogan Family). Justine took a bit of a step back from the spotlight later in life though her younger brother has steadily churned out projects from Ozark to the Smartless podcast.

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Zooey and Emily Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel (L) and her sister actress Emily Deschanel

Emily is best known for her role as Dr. Temperence on Bones, while younger sis Zooey starred in the sitcom, New Girl.

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Matt and Kevin Dillon

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Both Matt and Kevin Dillon have worked steadily in Hollywood for much of their adult lives. Matt starred in a string of '90s hits including Beautiful Girls, In & Out, There's Something About Mary and Wild Things. Kevin was one of the stars of HBO's Entourage, which is said to be based off of Mark Wahlberg's early Hollywood career.

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Peter and Jane Fonda

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The Fondas are one of the most-recognized acting dynasties ever; dad Henry won an Oscar, Jane has two, and her little brother, Peter, was a two-time Oscar-nominated actor himself. He died in 2019 at the age of 79.

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Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal

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Maggie and Jake shared the screen in 2001, when they played siblings in Donnie Darko.

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Alec, Daniel, Billy, Stephen and Baldwin

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When it comes to acting, the Baldwin brothers like to keep it all in the family: Alec, Daniel, Billy and Stephen have all worked in front of the camera. (At times, it seems that's all they have in common: In 2018, Alec detailed the brothers' tense relationships over differences of political opinion to The Hollywood Reporter.)

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Ben and Fred Savage

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Ben and Fred Savage both started acting when they were very young, with Ben starring in Boy Meets World and Fred starring in The Wonder Years.

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Brian and Domhnall Gleeson

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Sons of Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, Brian and Domhnall Gleeson both joined the family business! You'll recognize Brendan from Peaky Blinders and Phantom Thread and Domhnall from Ex Machina and the Star Wars and Harry Potter franchises.

In 2021, the brothers collaborated to create Frank of Ireland. Their father and their other brother, Fergus, made contributions to the show as well, with Brandon lending his acting talents and their brother providing a song.

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Tia, Tamera and Tahj Mowry

Tia Mowry, Tahj Mowry and Tamera Mowry
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Sister, Sister! ...and brother!

The Mowry twins have been acting since Sister, Sister premiered in 1994, following up their popular sitcom by starring in Disney Channel Original Movies together. Their brother, Tahj, started acting at around the same time, starting off with stints on Full House and even making cameos on Sister, Sister, eventually landing his own Disney show, Smart Guy.

All three siblings continue to act, and Tia and Tahj recently appeared in Netflix's Family Reunion together.

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Vanessa and Chris Williams

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Vanessa Williams and her brother Chris are both actors, with Vanessa starring in shows like Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives and Chris in shows like Silicon Valley and Californication.

Chris even made a cameo on Ugly Betty, donning drag as his sister's character Wilhelmina Slater's alter-ego, Wilhediva Hater.

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The Wayans Brothers

Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Damon Wayans
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The Wayans family has entertained audiences for decades with their TV shows and movies. The creators of the iconic In Living Color comedy show, brothers Keenen Ivory, Shawn, Marlon and Damon continue to collaborate on movies and television.

With movies like White Chicks, Major Payne and Scary Movie, and TV series like The Wayans Bros., My Wife and Kids and Marlon, having this many actors, directors and writers in the family means endless entertainment.

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John and Joan Cusack

John Cusack and Joan Cusack
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This brother-sister acting duo aren't afraid to share the screen! Together they've acted in High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank, Say Anything and more!

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Dennis and Randy Quaid

Randy and Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid and his older brother Randy Quaid were staples in some of the most memorable films in the '80s and acted steadily since; the elder Quaid, though, faced legal troubles in 2010 and has stayed mostly out of spotlight since.

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Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad

Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad

Talent clearly runs in Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad's family! The pair, who have been gracing the screen for decades, are currently acting in Grey's Anatomy and This Is Us, respectively.

Rashad appeared in season 17 of Grey's Anatomy for one episode, too.

Allen told TV Line that her sister's cameo would "bring true power, fun, and grace in a role that touches a chord about the voice of the people."

She added, "Our cast and crew gave her a standing ovation in honor of her presence. I gave her a slice of cornbread."

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The Arquette Siblings

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For the Arquette family, acting just seems to run in their blood, which makes sense as they are descendants of a Vaudeville star. Pictured (from left) are David, Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond and Patricia, in a photo taken before Alexis' death in 2018. Despite their close bond, the siblings have not shared the screen often; Rosanna and Patricia did costar on an episode of Medium in 2008.

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Liam and Chris Hemsworth

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Liam and Chris are two of the best-looking brothers in Hollywood, and they both have some seriously impressive action hero roles under their belts. Liam starred in The Hunger Games as Gale Hawthorne, while Chris plays Marvel superhero Thor in the Avengers movies.

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Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty

Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty
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MacLaine's younger brother is also an actor, on top of being a writer and director. The pair have never worked together on film, but have each enjoyed successful careers.

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Mamie and Grace Gummer

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With a mom like Meryl Streep, it's no wonder that Mamie and Grace Gummer joined the family business. Mamie recently acted in True Detective and Grace enjoyed a role on Mr. Robot.

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Casey and Ben Affleck

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Casey has said of his big brother, Ben, "There are a lot of things I've learned from him. He's a very smart guy, good director."

Both of the Affleck brothers have acted and directed in their careers, and between them they have three Academy Awards.

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Luke and Owen Wilson

Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson
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These brothers aren't afraid of some artistic collaboration! They've acted in four films together, Bottle Rocket in 1996, The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001, The Wendell Baker Story in 2005, and Around the World in 80 Days in 2004.

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Ralph and Joseph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes
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Ralph is the oldest of his siblings, which include fellow actor Joseph. Both stars maintain a busy schedule: Joseph currently stars in Handmaid's Tale, while Ralph has starred in plenty of film projects, including his role as Voldemort in Harry Potter.

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Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen

Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen

Both men are sons of actor Martin Sheen. Estevez got his start as a member of the "Brat Pack", starring in movies like St. Elmo's Fire and The Breakfast Club, while Sheen acted in films like Platoon and Wall Street.

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Jessica and Joshua Alba

Jessica Alba and Joshua Alba
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Siblings who act together, stick together. Joshua made his first appearance on Jessica's TV series, Dark Angel, and in 2019, the brother-sister pair had roles on L.A.'s Finest.

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