The Most Famous Celebrity Siblings

For the most part, television shows have done a great job of portraying sibling relationships. There's Monica and Ross Gellar from "Friends," who have showcased how strong a bond can be between a brother and sister. "Schitt's Creek" gave viewers the hilarious relationship between spoiled brats, Alexis and David Rose. And, of course, there's Bart and Lisa Simpson of "The Simpsons," whose relationship is just like any sibling relationship – they fight, argue, and get on each other's nerves, but there's always a lot of love in the end.

The tight bonds from these beloved shows are downright relatable, and some of the most famous siblings in Hollywood have proven that they are just like them, too. Take a look at the Hemsworth brothers, for example. Chris and Liam Hemsworth, who have both become highly successful within their respective movie careers, love messing with one another as most brothers do. In 2015, the "Thor" star posted an Instagram photo of his little brother's cover of Men's Health but doodled all over his face. Liam got back at his brother by posting his own Instagram photo of a defaced Vanity Fair cover, featuring Chris. And, who knows what hilarity goes down when they're both with their eldest brother, Luke ... and yes, for those who didn't know, there are actually three Hemsworth brothers

Let's take a look at other famous celebrity siblings and see how remarkable these bonds are. 

Kate and Rooney Mara

Kate and Rooney Mara are the great-granddaughters of New York Giants founder, Tim Mara, and Pittsburgh Steelers founder, Art Rooney Jr. Although they decided not to venture into the world of sports, the sisters have made thriving careers in Hollywood. 

During an interview with ABC News, Kate shared that, unlike her younger sister Rooney, she wanted to be an actor since she was a kid. The older sister landed her first role in a 1997 episode of "Law & Order," when she was 14. She has since gone on to star in Netflix's "House of Cards," "24," and has acted in films like "Brokeback Mountain" and "Fantastic Four." However, Rooney started getting into the acting business when Kate was in her early 20s. "We would go on auditions and come home and talk about the terror of certain auditions and funny stories, and so it just became something super special that you can actually bond with a sibling with, which is very rare," Kate said. For her part, Rooney first garnered mainstream attention with her role as Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." She has since been nominated for two prestigious Academy Awards

While some people would pit these two sisters against each other, Kate has never seen it that way. She told The Guardian, "I just feel so grateful that we're both living our dreams successfully, and to be able to share that with someone you grew up with — it's really special."

Mary-Kate, Ashley, and Elizabeth Olsen

Actor, Elizabeth Olsen was once known as the youngest sister of the famous Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, but that has changed. While Elizabeth did star alongside her sisters in their 1994 film, "How the West Was Fun," it wasn't until 2011 that she returned to acting with lead roles in "Silent House" and "Martha Marcy May Marlene." 

Speaking with Harper's Bazaar, Elizabeth admitted to the pressure of finding her own success within the same industry as her twin sisters succeeded. "I've always felt that presence, which made me work harder and maybe have a chip on my shoulder, to be overprepared and disciplined, so I could feel like I was earning it," she shared. Her hard work in the entertainment industry has paid off, with Elizabeth finding even greater fame since she was cast as Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

The Olsen twins have since become fashion designers with their label, The Row. Elizabeth told the Independent in May 2022 that she's incredibly proud of them. "I think my sisters are some of the most amazing people to look at, with what they've created for themselves and how they conduct themselves," she gushed. "I'm really in awe of what they've built, and I do think that came from them having such a healthy perspective — I think it has informed how I conduct myself."

Timothée and Pauline Chalamet

All eyes have been on the actor, Timothée Chalamet, since he was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his role in the 2017 coming-of-age film, "Call Me By Your Name." His status in Hollywood has since risen with roles in "Beautiful Boy," "Lady Bird," and "Dune." However, people tend to forget that Timothée has a sister just as famous as he is, and she worked as an actor before her brother. 

Pauline Chalamet's first role was in 1999's "One Life to Live." She has also starred in several French shorts, but she gained way more recognition when she starred alongside Pete Davidson in 2020's "The King of Staten Island" and Mindy Kaling's 2021 television series, "The Sex Lives of College Girls." But unlike Pauline, Timothée's love life has made constant headlines, with the actor rumored to have dated the likes of Eiza Gonzalez and Lily-Rose Depp. Pauline doesn't understand the heartthrob hype surrounding her brother, telling W magazine, "Timothée is a hard worker. When I see him on the big screen, for me that's just the result of his job. As for the rest, I don't really experience the frenzy around him. I guess it's kind of crazy, but it doesn't affect my life at all."

The siblings remain close and are each other's biggest fans. Pauline told Vanity Fair in 2021, "[I'm] in awe of the work that he does and the projects he works on," while Timothée regularly attends her movie screenings. 

Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell

Finneas O'Connell has played a considerable part in his sister, Billie Eilish's success. According to The Washington Post, in 2015, O'Connell uploaded his sister singing his track, "Ocean Eyes" to SoundCloud, which garnered massive attention and led to her breakthrough in music. He would continue to work with Eilish, producing and co-writing all of the songs on her 2019 debut album, "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" O'Connell said about their tight bond and working relationship, "We like making music together. She doesn't like going to some big studio and having them pretend to be a therapist for a couple of hours. So by default, we always make good music together."

Eilish made history at the 2020 Grammy Awards, as the first person to win Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year since singer-songwriter Christopher Cross did the same in 1981. Her brother would go on to also win Producer of the Year. The music duo united again for Eilish's sophomore album, 2021's "Happier Than Ever." According to Billboard, O'Connell produced the entire record and co-wrote each song. That same year, he released his debut album "Optimist."

According to Variety, while working with his mega-talented sister, O'Connell has also co-written songs for Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, and Justin Bieber.

Benji and Joel Madden

Twin brothers, Joel and Benji Madden founded the pop-punk band, Good Charlotte, and debuted their first album in 2000. Their music career boomed with their sophomore release, 2002's "The Young and the Restless," which contained hits like "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," "The Anthem," and "Girls & Boys." Good Charlotte took a hiatus in 2010 after their fifth album, "Cardiology." Still, the brothers continued to make music with their separate band, The Madden Brothers, and released "Greetings from California" in 2014. A year later, Good Charlotte fans rejoiced when the band announced their comeback, releasing "Youth Authority" in 2016, and "Generation Rx" in 2018.

The brother's tight bond may be a reason for their enormous success in music. In 2007, Joel spoke about his close relationship with Benji to People, saying, "He's my best friend, so I love spending time with him. It's [also nice] having someone on your team because the world has a very different perception of you than the person you really are." 

The Madden brothers, who have long had bad-boy rocker images, changed their tune when they wed two famous women in Hollywood. In 2010, Joel married Nicole Ritchie, and five years later, Benji wed actor, Cameron Diaz. 

Hilary and Haylie Duff

Hilary and Haylie Duff have always had a strong relationship. They've shared the screen on Hilary's hit Disney show, "Lizzie McGuire," and starred together in the film, "Material Girls." Although Haylie has a lot of acting credits to her name, she's also ventured into cooking. In 2012, she started her blog, "Real Girl's Kitchen," which turned into several cooking shows and a cookbook. On the other hand, Hilary found immense success in music, with five albums to her name. She has continued to work in movies and television, including starring in TV Land's "Younger" and Hulu's "How I Met Your Father." 

In 2003, Hilary referred to her older sister as her role model, telling Texas Monthly, "She is an amazing young woman with morals and values and inner strength that I see daily." The two women not only share similar success stories in Hollywood, but they have also bonded even more as mothers. Hilary welcomed a son named Luca Cruz in 2012 with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie, and in 2015, Haylie and her husband, Matt Rosenberg welcomed a daughter named, Ryan Ava

Both stars were pregnant at the same time when they welcomed their second children, with Haylie giving birth to a daughter, Lulu Gray, in June of 2018, while Hilary welcomed a daughter named Banks Violet with her husband, Matthew Koma, in October. The couple welcomed a third child named Mae James in 2021.

Tia and Tamera Mowry

Tia and Tamera Mowry shot to fame with their beloved sitcom, "Sister, Sister." The television series lasted for six seasons and concluded in 1999. According to E! News, instead of pursuing other acting roles, both sisters enrolled in college and earned their psychology degrees. However, the identical twins returned to their acting roots with 2005's "Twitches" and its 2007 sequel. They even starred in a reality series named "Tia & Tamera," which aired from 2011 to 2013.

Talking about their close relationship, Tamera told HuffPost in 2011, "Tia and I have twin telepathy ... I can feel her, and I can sense her. All I have to do is look in her eyes and I can tell what she's thinking and visa versa." Tia has also shared her thoughts about working in a tough industry with her sister. She told Vibe that same year, "Having Tamera with me in this business was always a help. Because when I wondered if I could get another job again, she understood what I was going thru. And we would help to build each other's confidence levels."

The sisters eventually went their separate ways career-wise, with Tamera becoming a co-host on "The Real" from 2013 to 2020. Meanwhile, Tia's long list of credits have included the "Girlfriends" spin-off, "The Game," from 2006 to 2015, and the sitcom, "Family Reunion." Both sisters have also enjoyed some significant success in TV movies – though as of 2022, not together. 

Jessica and Ashlee Simpson

Jessica Simpson entered the pop music scene with her 1999 debut album, "Sweet Kisses." Two years later, the songstress released her sophomore album "Irresistible," but her third record, "In This Skin," would become her most successful, per Parade. The young performer's life would also become reality television gold when she and her ex-husband, 98 Degrees member, Nick Lachey, starred in MTV's "Newlyweds" in 2003. The series ended when the couple divorced in 2005. That same year, Jessica became a businesswoman when she launched her highly successful fashion line, The Jessica Simpson Collection. In 2014, she married Eric Johnson and the couple welcomed three kids.

Ashlee Simpson showed off an edgier persona when she hit the music scene in 2004 with her debut album "Autobiography," spawning hits like "Piece of Me" and "LaLa." She cemented her rocker credentials when she married Fall Out Boy singer, Pete Wentz in 2008. A year later, the two welcomed a son, but the couple sadly divorced in 2011. As of this writing, Ashlee is married to Diana Ross's son, Evan Ross, and the couple shares two children.

In her docu-series, "Ashlee + Evan," the singer shared that she and her older sister have a great bond, especially when it comes to supporting one another's careers. "My sister and I have a really cool relationship. We've always definitely supported each other through everything that we've done. She's never missed one of my first shows," Ashlee shared (via E! News).

Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas

Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas gained a huge fan base as The Jonas Brothers after appearing on the Disney Channel with their TV show, "Jonas," and starring alongside Demi Lovato in 2010's "Camp Rock" and its sequel. The brothers released four studio albums between 2006 to 2009, with Billboard reporting that as of 2013, the band had sold over 17 million copies worldwide. However, a rift between the brothers caused this massively successful trio to break up in 2013. It wasn't until six years later that they regrouped, releasing their fifth album, 2019's "Happiness Begins" and its hit single, "Sucker."

Nick revealed to Harper's Bazaar that he was responsible for the band's split and feared he would never speak to his brothers again. However, after Joe saw the close bond between his wife, Sophie Turner, and her own brothers, he made the step to repair the broken sibling relationship. Joe shared with the outlet, "That was really a big thing for me to be able to look at and say, 'I gotta get my s*** together."

By all accounts, the band's relationship with their respective significant others may have helped the brothers to get along. Kevin has been married to his wife, Danielle since 2009, Nick married actor, Priyanka Chopra in 2018, and Joe married Turner in 2019. Nick told ET, "These incredible women have handled it so well and have been the best support system for each of us, individually and as a group."

Dakota and Elle Fanning

Elle and Dakota Fanning have been in the acting business since they were kids. Dakota was just seven years old when she starred in 2001's "I Am Sam," with her sister, Elle, portraying her character's younger self in the film. Thankfully, the two have never been pitted against one another. Elle said of their special sisterly bond to Us Weekly, "We're very supportive of each other. I'm very lucky to have a family member who's in the business. She understands what it's like and what you're going through."

Dakota starred in films like "Uptown Girls" and "War of the Worlds." She's since gone to work in more mature roles in "The Twilight Saga," "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," and the television series, "The First Lady." As for Elle, she also worked as a child actor in films like "Babel" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." In addition, Elle portrayed Princess Aurora in the 2014 movie "Maleficent" and its sequel "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil."

In 2019, Marie Claire reported that both sisters would work together in the film "Nightingale," based on the best-selling book by Kristin Hannah. Elle shared the exciting news on Instagram, writing, "The 'Nightingale' will be the first time we act on screen together. We have played the same character at different ages but have never spoken to each other in front of a camera. For years, we have looked for a film to do with one another and then this gem appeared." 

Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal have been highly supportive of one another's careers since they began taking on acting roles. They've also, apparently, been competitive. "It's within my nature to always want to support her, I would walk through fire for her, but it's also my nature to want to win,"  Jake told Indiewire in 2021. "But we have moved passed that competition. I can honestly say that all I want is for her to win and it fills my heart to watch her killing it."

Indeed, Maggie has had a killer career in Hollywood. She's known for her notable performances in movies such as "The Dark Knight," and "Secretary." In 2015, she took home a coveted Best Actress Golden Globe award for her role in the political thriller, "The Honourable Woman." Maggie has also made her debut in the director's chair with the film "The Lost Daughter." For Jake's part, he's wowed audiences in "Zodiac," "Nightcrawler," and "Prisoners," and was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in "Brokeback Mountain." 

The siblings have also worked together in the past, starring in the 2001 psychological thriller, "Donnie Darko." Speaking with Instyle in May 2022, Jake hinted that they were collaborating again. "We are working together in something right now, just creatively, not as actors, which I'm enjoying so much," the "Ambulance" actor said. He added that he would also love the opportunity to work in a movie directed by Maggie in the future.

Beyoncé and Solange Knowles

Beyoncé and Solange Knowles are the most famous siblings in Hollywood. However, Solange has constantly been described as living in her mega-famous sister's shadow, but that is far from the truth. Some people may not know that Solange has been making music for quite a long time, with a sound markedly different than that of the former Destiny's Child star.

Solange was 16 when she debuted her first album, "Solo Star." However, she didn't hit her peak professionally until the release of her third album, 2016's "A Seat at the Table." The record went to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the lead single, "Cranes in the Sky," won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance. Her next album, 2019's "When I Get Home," also received great critical praise. 

Beyoncé has been a great supporter of her little sis. In September 2022, Solange made history when she composed a ballet score for the New York City Ballet's Fall Fashion Gala. According to Today, the "Renaissance" star and their mother, Tina Knowles, were in attendance for Solange's debut. Queen Bey even shared a touching Instagram post celebrating the great achievement, writing, "My beloved sister, there are no words to express the pride and admiration I have for you. You are a visionary and one of one. Congratulations on being the first African American woman to compose for the New York City Ballet." She added, "Might I suggest you don't f*** with my sis."

Derek and Julianne Hough

Julianne and Derek Hough followed similar paths in life, which could be the reason why they have such a strong sibling bond. Both stars showed their moves as professional dancers on the hit show, "Dancing With the Stars," with Derek taking home six Mirrorball trophies while Julianne took home two before becoming a judge on the show, per Us Weekly. The siblings also participated in live musicals, with Julianne portraying Sandy in "Grease Live!" while Derek played Corny Collins in "Hairspray Live!" And, two is always better than one when the pros teamed up for several dance tours, which have only made them form a stronger relationship.

In 2014, Julianne told People, "When you have a bond like ours, it is more like a partnership, not necessarily a brother-sister thing. You know when someone needs each other." The siblings have also expressed their love for one another on social media. In a 2017 Instagram post dedicated to Julianne, Derek touchingly wrote, "To my little sister. We did it! Our 3rd sold-out tour. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to share something that I love, with someone that I love. You're an incredible sister and even more so an amazing human being."

In March 2022, the siblings came together again for the ABC special, "Step Into ... The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough," which featured the pro dancers performing classic movie choreography.

Willow and Jaden Smith

Willow and Jaden Smith are the famous children of the actors, Will Smith, and Jada-Pinkett Smith. However, they've managed to set themselves apart from their parents, with both siblings showing off their incredible musical talents and unique tastes in fashion. For her part, Willow has proven that she is wise beyond her years by co-hosting alongside her mother and grandmother on their "Red Table Talk" show, with the women discussing everything from pop culture to life experiences. 

Jaden has also been known as a nonconformist, sparking controversy in 2016 when he wore a Louis Vuitton skirt for their campaign. He shared with Cosmopolitan that he wanted to stop bullying. And what better way than having one of the most influential teens at the time do so? "In five years, when a kid goes to school wearing a skirt, he won't get beat up and kids won't get mad at him," he said.

Of course, both Jaden and Willow credit their parents for inspiring them to achieve their dreams. "My parents are definitely my biggest role models," Jaden shared during a chat with Interview. "And that's where me and Willow both pull all of our inspiration from to change the world." The siblings are so close that Willow once even suggested to Teen Vogue that they often feel like identical twins. "We're like binary stars, like two parts of one thing," she said. "... I know what he's thinking at all times. And he knows what I'm thinking."