I have two siblings, a sister and a brother, and I love them dearly. Sure, the house can be pretty loud as we all try to talk over each other, and of course we can make quite the mess, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I am always in shock when I hear that people have seven, eleven, or even thirteen other siblings. I can only imagine the chaos, the disarray, the arguments, but also the love, the support, and the fun their parents and siblings must have experienced.
In the film Cheaper by the Dozen, we are given a glimpse into the life of a couple and their twelve children, as they battle with their parents against moving to a new city, despite the father being offered a better job. Check out the insane trailer below:
Wonder what the kids from the film are up to now? We have the answers!
1. Piper Perabo (Nora Baker)
Fun Fact: Perabo is named after the actress Piper Laurie, who is most famous for her roles in Carrie and Twin Peaks.
2. Tom Welling (Charlie Baker)
Fun Fact: Welling originally worked as a construction worker, but was discovered at a party in 1998 in Nantucket by a scout, who suggested he try his hand at modeling. This inspired Welling to move to Los Angeles, where he then also pursued an acting career.
3. Hilary Duff (Lorraine Baker)
Fun Fact: Duff and her sister Haylie always had the will and drive to become entertainers, and attended singing, acting, and ballet classes as little girls when they lived in San Antonio, Texas.
4. Kevin Schmidt (Henry Baker)
Fun Fact: Schmidt went on to try on some other hats in the industry , including producing and directed, as he went on to create a web series called Poor Paul, which gained a cult following.
5. Jacob Smith (Jake Baker)
Fun Fact: Smith is also a talented musician, as he used to be a part of a punk rock band called My September Story.
6. Alyson Stoner (Sarah Baker)
Fun Fact: You most probably recognize Stoner from her phenomenal dance moves, as she appeared in numerous Missy Elliot music videos.
7. Forrest Landis (Mark Baker)
Fun Fact: Landis has since retired fro acting, but is an avid skateboarder.
8. Liliana Mumy (Jessica Baker)
Fun Fact: Mumy is related to actor Bill Mumy, who is most known for his roles in Lost in Space, Babylon 5, and The Twilight Zone. Her brother Seth is also an actor. It seems like talent runs in the blood of the Mumy family.
9. Morgan York (Kim Baker)
Fun Fact: York stopped acting at the age of seventeen, as she suddenly lost interest in it. She wrote an article depicting the darker side to being a child actor. She graduated from university this year and is working on publishing a Young Adult book she has written.
10. Blake Woodruff (Mike Baker)
Fun Fact: Following Cheaper by the Dozen, Woodruff appeared in such productions as Mr. Ed, The Young and Restless, Back to You and Me, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and Whisper. Since then, he has disappeared from the acting world.
11 and 12. Brent and Shane Kinsman (Kyle and Nigel Baker)
Fun Fact: After their roles as Kyle and Nigel, these twin brothers appeared in Desperate Housewives and ER again as twins.
Can you believe how mature all these actors are? I can't believe the youngest set of twins is already seventeen years old! Time really does fly.
I also need to tell my siblings how much I appreciate them. I really am blessed to have two awesome siblings who are super caring and supportive.