Famous Twins: 10 Most Famous Celebrity Twins in History

It’s estimated that 2% of the world’s population are twins with shared genetics and DNA, either identical or fraternal. Since twins are not that common, it’s incredible when both twins become famous. Here are 10 sets of famous twins that are known for being actors, musicians, or athletes:

1. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are probably the richest, and the most famous twins in the world. They made their debut as child actresses when they were only 6 months old, playing Michelle Tanner on Full House.

The Olsen twins look identical, but they are fraternal twins. They have acted in many movies and TV shows, and they are now also working as fashion designers, creating their own fashion lines and beauty products.


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2. Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Dylan and Cole Sprouse, also referred to as the Sprouse brothers or the Sprouse Bros, are American actors. These famous celebrity twins first appeared in a diaper commercial, and made their official acting debut at 8 months old, in the TV series Grace Under Fire.

The Sprouse brothers are probably best known for their roles in the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. They have launched a clothing line, as well as a book series and a magazine.


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3. Shawn and Aaron Ashmore

Shawn and Aaron Ashmore are famous identical twins, as well as being Canadian actors. They were born in British Columbia in 1979. They have played twins in many movies, and they have both appeared in the Smallville series.

Shawn has played the role of Iceman in the X-Men movies, and Aaron is perhaps mostly known for playing the role of Johnny Jaqobis on the Canadian TV series Killjoys.


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4. Charles and Max Carver

Charles and Max Carver are two American actors. They are also two identical twins. They made their acting debut in 2008, playing the roles of twin brothers Porter and Preston Scavo in the TV series Desperate Housewives.

They have played twin werewolves in the series Teen Wolf, but they have also acted separately. Charles has appeared in movies such as Underdogs and I Am Michael, and Max has appeared in shows such as The Office, and Victorious.


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5. James and Oliver Phelps

Maybe you have never heard the names of James and Oliver Phelps, but you certainly know who Fred and George Weasley are. The Phelps brothers are British identical twins who have played the mischievous Weasley brothers in the Harry Potter movies.

These famous celebrity twins have appeared in a few other movies and series, and they have been involved in charity work since 2003.


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6. Ronde and Tiki Barber

Ronde and Tiki Barber are identical twins, and they both played for the National Football League, but in separate teams. Ronde played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tiki played for the New York Giants.

They have both retired from their football careers, and they have written 8 illustrated children’s books together, as well as working as sports correspondents.


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7. The Harp Twins

Camille and Kennerly Kitt, known as the Harp Twins, are identical twin actresses and harpists. These famous twins are best known for their duet arrangements of contemporary songs, as well as songs from movies, TV shows and video games. They have released 6 harp albums so far.

On top of appearing in their music videos on YouTube, the Harp Twins have acted in movies such as Politics of Love, and Delivery Man.


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8. Bryan and Denny Kirkwood

Bryan and Denny Kirkwood are American actors who are identical twins. They both realized they wanted to become actors when they were in college.

The famous celebrity twins have appeared together in a few TV series, including Weird Science, The Nanny, and Lois and Clark. Bryan has appeared in movies such as Hellbent and Devil’s Prey, and Denny has played in Never Been Kissed, and Groove. They have starred together in a few movies as well.

9. Spencer and Peyton List

Spencer and Peyton List are two twins born in 1998. They began acting at a young age, either together, or alone. These famous twins have appeared in many commercials, as well as many movies and television shows.

Spencer is mostly known for playing Tate in the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, while his sister Peyton is mostly known for playing the role of Emma Ross in Disney Channel’s Jessie.


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10. Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush

Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush are identical twins born in 1970. They made their acting debut as child actresses in the series Little House on the Prairie, sharing the role of Carrie Ingalls. Their older brother Clay is a former child actor as well.

After the end of Little House on the Prairie, the twin sisters made a few film and television appearances, but they mostly appeared in commercials before they decided to retire from acting.


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