I am not a twin, but I'd imagine that working in a field like acting and having another person who looks exactly like you can make things... well, interesting. Some of these twin actors have made their career starring alongside their brother or sister. Others have had incredibly successful careers rarely working with their twin at all. Many more have pursued other paths entirely, letting their famous sibling enjoy the spotlight all to themselves.
No matter how intertwined their lives are, here are 13 sets of twins you may recognize.
1. Linda Hamilton & Leslie Hamilton Gearren
Leslie Hamilton Gearren appeared alongside her sister in Terminator 2.
2. Nicholas Brendon & Kelly Donovan
Nicholas Brendon is most well-known for his role as Xander Harris in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His brother Kelly also appeared alongside Brendon in two episodes of the series.
3. Jon Heder & Dan Heder
Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder's brother Dan is best known for his visual effects work in Edge of Tomorrow (2014).
4. Efren Ramirez & Carlos Ramirez
Another Napoleon Dynamite star Efren Ramirez, who played Pedro, has an identical twin Carlos. Carlos has done some acting and served in the United States Air Force.
5. Jill Hennessy & Jacqueline Hennessy
Jill Hennessy is well-known for her role as Claire Kincaid in Law and Order (1993) and the star of Crossing Jordan (2001). Her sister Jacqueline is a Canadian journalist and TV host of Medical Intelligence.
6. Tia Mowry & Tamera Mowry-Housley
Of course we remember Tia and Tamera from the show Sister, Sister (1994). They also played themselves on the Style Network called Tia & Tamera.
7. Brittany Daniel & Cynthia Daniel
They twins began their careers together staring the Sweet Valley High back in 1994. Cynthia quit acting after Sweet Valley High was cancelled to be come a photographer. Brittany went on acting in comedic roles such as Joe Dirt and White Chicks.
8. Shawn Ashmore & Aaron Ashmore
Shawn is best known for his roles in the X-Men films in which he plays Iceman. Aaron is also a well known actor who is also attached to the superhero genre with his role in the television series Smallville (2006).
9. James Phelps & Oliver Phelps
Most of James and Oliver's career has been spent playing the Weasley brothers George and Fred in the Harry Potter film series. The two are continuing with acting and have both solo and roles together in the works.
10. Jason London and Jeremy London
Some of Jeremy's roles include Mallrats (1995), Party of Five (1995) and 7th Heaven (2002). Jason is also a working actor with one of his most notable role "Pink" Floyd in Dazed and Confused (1993).
11. Charlie Carver & Max Carver
Both Max and Charlie have been attached to big name television shows such as Desperate Housewives (2008), Teen Wolf (2013) and The Leftovers (2014).
12. Harry & Luke Treadaway
Both Harry and Luke are successful actors. Harry has been attached to titles such as City of Ember (2008), The Lone Ranger (2013) and the TV series Penny Dreadful (2014). Luke's most notable work is Clash of the Titans (2010) and Unbroken (2014)
13. Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse
Dylan and Cole are best known for their time on the Disney Channel where they starred in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and then on to The Suite Life on Deck among other Disney Channel originals.