If you thought nepotism is a Bollywood construct, you are quite wrong. Even in Hollywood, many aspirants get encouragement from their relatives to take to the screen, having been a part of it themselves. Music and cinema are both awash with families who enjoy prime status in their communities. Here are a few celebrities you have seen on the big and small screen who you didn’t know were actually siblings.
Chris, Luke, and Liam Hemsworth
You have seen Chris and Liam Hemsworth in many films but did you know that the Westworld actor is also a part of the family? He is the middle brother, older to Liam and younger to Chris.
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal
While Jake Gyllenhaal has been a part of many thrilling films, his sister Maggie prefers subtler roles and recently took to television with the hit series The Deuce.
James and Dave Franco
You may have seen them together in The Disaster Artist but Dave Franco has been a part of many other film series like Now You See Me and Neighbors.
Liev and Pablo Schreiber
Like in Wolverine, Liev Schreiber’s real life half-brother is also formidable and plays the famous character of George “Pornstache” Mendez on Orange Is the New Black.
Ralph and Joseph Fiennes
The former played Voldemort in the Harry Potter series and the latter plays Lord Commander Fred Waterford in The Handmaid’s Tale.
Zooey and Emily Deschanel
The sisters are big in the TV circuit with Zooey being the lead of the hit comedy series A New Girl and Emily leading the crime drama series Bones.
Alfie and Lily Allen
While Lily Allen is a famous singer in the UK, her brother is best known for his role as Theon Greygoy in Game of Thrones.
Alexander, Gustaf, and Bill Skarsgård
All sons of the famous actor Stellan Skarsgård, Alexander is best known for his roles in True Blood, Tarzan, and Big Little Lies. Gustaf is a prominent character in The Vikings while Bill is best known as Pennywise in the IT film series.