Celebrities You Might Not Know Are Siblings

This is a list of celebrities that you didn’t know were siblings, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Everyone knows that John and Joan Cusack are siblings. They look alike, they share a last name, and they have appeared in several movies together. However, some famous siblings aren’t so easy to spot. This list shows some celebrity siblings that have changed their names, leaving them to have no apparent connection other than DNA.

Who are the most famous pair of celebrities that you didn’t know were siblings? Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez top our list. Both brothers were born with the last name Estevez, but Charlie decided to adopt their father, Martin Sheen’s, stage name. They have appeared together in the film Men at Work, and Estevez did a guest spot on Sheen’s television show “Two and a Half Men.”

Also on this list are famous siblings who work in different industries, making it difficult to pair them together. Pop singer Lily Allen has hit songs like “Smile” and “Womanize,r” while her brother Alfie Allen has been scheming for power as Theon Greyjoy on the HBO show “Game of Thrones.”

 

Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are siblings. Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLaine Beatty, and Warren Beatty was born with the name Henry Warren Beatty.
Men at Work co-stars Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez are brothers. Both brothers were born with the last name Estevez, but Charlie (born Carlos Estevez) decided to adopt the stage name of their father, Martin Sheen.
Pop singer Lily Allen’s brother, Alfie, plays Theon Greyjoy on the HBO drama Game of Thrones.
The acclaimed humorist writer of Me Talk Pretty One Day and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls is the older brother of Strangers with Candy star Amy Sedaris.
The star of The Social Network is the older brother of the cute little girl you remember from Pepsi commercials and Bicentennial Man.
Actor Albert Brooks changed his last name from Einstein so he wouldn’t be confused with the genius scientist Albert Einstein. Brooks’s brother is the comedian Bob Einstein, who has appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development.
The Cosby Show actress Phylicia Rashad’s sister is Fame actress Debbie Allen.  Phylicia took the last name of her husband, sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, when they married in 1985.
They have very different filmographies, but Reservoir Dogs actor Michael Madsen and Sideways actress Virginia Madsen are siblings.
James Arness (b. James Aurness) was famous for playing Marshal Matt Dillon on the TV series Gunsmokefor 20 years. His younger brother, Peter Graves (b. Peter Aurness), starred in the Mission: Impossible series and appeared as Captain Clarence Oveur in Airplane!
Arrested Development star Jason Bateman isn’t the only actor in his family. His big sister, Justine Bateman, is also an actress, best known for her role as Mallory on Family Ties.

Jason, Robyn, Eric, & Blake Lively

Gossip Girl star Blake Lively is the youngest of five siblings and half-siblings – all of whom are actors. Robyn, who is best known for her role in the film Teen Witch, is Blake’s half-sister. Eric played Mark Wayland on The L Word, and Jason is best known as the Rusty Griswold in National Lampoon’s European Vacation.
Apple founder Steve Job’s biological sister Mona Simpson is the successful novelist who wrote Anywhere But Here, which was adapted into a movie. As Jobs was adopted at birth, the two did not meet until Simpson was 25 years old.
Boyz n the Hood star Nia Long and comedian Sommore are half-sisters who have the same father.
Coen Brothers favorite John Turturro is the older brother of actor Nicholas Turturro, best known as James Martinez from NYPD Blue.
The Boss is the big brother of the actress you remember best as the serial killer (spoilers) in Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers and Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland.
They may share a last name, but brothers Dennis and Randy Quaid have very different resumes. Dennis Quaid is known for his serious work in movies like Any Given Sunday, whereas Randy is best know for comedies like Vacation.
Say Anything… star Ione Skye is the younger sister of actor Donovan Leitch. Their father is singer-songwriter Donovan.
Natalie Wood, the star of West Side Story and Splendor in the Grass,  was born Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko. She is the older sister of Lana Wood, aka Plenty O’Toole from Diamonds Are Forever, who was born Svetlana Nikolaevna Zacharenko.
The stars of “New Girl” and “Bones” are sisters. Their mother, Mary Jo, is an actress, and their father is Oscar-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel.
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actor Nicholas Brendon has a twin brother, Kelly Donovan, who works as a stunt man and stand-in. Both men appeared in several episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Their born surname is Schultz.
Golden Globe winner Katey Sagal is the older sister of identical twins Jean and Liz Sagal. Katey has starred in “Married… with Children,” “Futurama,” and “Sons of Anarchy,” and Liz and Jean Sagal starred in the ’80s sitcom “Double Trouble” and were even the Doublemint Twins for a time. They both continue to work in the TV industry.
The Oscar-winning actor from Jerry Maguire is the older brother of the stand-up comic, actor, rapper, and host of “Wild & Crazy Kids.”
Ariel Winter, who plays Alex Dunphy on Modern Family, is the younger sister of actor Jimmy Workman, who played Puggsley in The Addams Family movies.

Kevin Dunn & Nora Dunn

“Veep” star Kevin Dunn is the younger brother of “SNL” alum Nora Dunn.