Everyone knows celebrities can be cuckoo bananas, but did you know that they also have access to biological technology unavailable to the rest of us plebs? The latest in celeb fads: cloning. Here is a list of famous people who have literally cloned themselves by copying their own DNA and creating new people. Don’t believe it? The proof is in the pudding, sirs. Just take a look at these snaps of celeb “children” compared to their famous “parents.” Is that a pre-teen Reese Witherspoon sulking in the schoolyard? Nope, it is her clone, a brand new second person that everyone has agreed to call “Ava Elizabeth Phillippe.” Were you watching Fargo and trying to place the young policeman, but feeling a little nutso because who is that guy? Don’t worry – it is just the clone of Oscar-winner Tom Hanks. This new fella’s name is Colin, and he is an actor, too, wouldn’t you know it.
Why is cloning so popular in Hollywood / the entertainment industry? Well, stars are just like us. They want their kids to succeed – and they are already famous, so why not make sure the apple falls pretty close to the tree? Also, it’s a safer bet to swirl some DNA around in a dish, Gattaca-style (ahem Uma Thurman) than to roll the dice and risk mixing genes with a second parent. With a star’s own identical genetic information, hot looks, sparkling personalities, je nais se quoi, and Tinsel Town connections, each of these cloned precious angels is sure to be a smash hit – even if it is not exactly one-of-a-kind.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s oldest daughter, Violet, was born in 2005.
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe’s daughter, Ava, was born in 1999.
Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke’s daughter, Maya, was born in 1998.
Tom Hanks and Samantha Lewes’s son, Colin Hanks, was born in 1977.
Susan Sarandon and Franco Amurri’s daughter, Eva Amurri, was born in 1985.
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin’s daughter, Ireland, was born in 1995.
Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard’s son, Ray, was born in 1992.
Julianna Moore and Bart Freundlich’s daughter, Liv, was born in 2002.
Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora’s daughter, Ava, was born in 1997.
Daniel Day-Lewis and Isabelle Adjani’s son, Gabriel, was born in 1995.
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber’s daughter, Kaia, was born in 2001.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer’s daughter, Grace, was born in 1986.
Bette Midler and Martin von Haselberg’s daughter, Sophie, was born in 1986.