How good would you say your Hollywood actors and actresses knowledge is? I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of famous actors who have a sibling who’s also into acting, but here are ten sibling actors you didn’t know. Birds of a feather flock together, so it’s no wonder there are some families out there who are made up only out of actors. Parents who act tend to encourage their offspring to follow the same path. Think of all the free tips and tricks you could get. Besides Luke and Owen, Mary Kate and Ashley, Maggie and Jake, let’s take a look at other sibling actors that don’t necessarily look very much alike, but share the same passion for acting.
1. Matthew McConaughey’s brother, Michael Patrick (“Rooster”) McConaughey
Yes, the true detective has a brother who acts. The two even appeared once in the same movie, “The Newton Boys” alongside Ethan Hawke and Julianna Margulies. Michael Patrick (“Rooster”) McConaughey has been married since 1984 and has two children, a boy and a girl.
2. Alec, Billy and Stephen Baldwin’s brother, Daniel Baldwin
If anyone ever doubted the love for acting that runs in the Baldwin family, this is the ultimate piece of evidence. The second oldest Baldwin followed in the footsteps of his more famous brothers and started acting in 1988. Since then, the fifty four year old directed and produced several movies, got arrested a few times and stayed in rehab to cure his cocaine addiction.
3. Zooey Deschanel’s sister, Emily Deschanel
With a preference for more serious roles, Emily Deschanel started her acting career in 1994 when she debuted in “It could happen to you”. Unlike Zoey, who is all for quirky characters with bubbly personalities, Emily prefers to play it safe. She got recognition for her role as Dr. Temperance in “Bones”, the comedy crime TV series on Fox.
4. Patrick Swayze’s brother, Don Swayze
Don Swayze started acting in 1984 and since then he has appeared in many TV series in secondary roles, like “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, “NYPD Blue”, “The X Files”, “CSI Miami” and even “Trueblood” in which he played Gus, a werewolf.
5. Ron Howard’s brother, Clint Howard
Ron’s younger sibling, Clint, appeared in seventeen films directed by his brother, including “Grand Theft Auto” and many other TV series and movies. He remains known for “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, “Apollo 13” and “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”.
6. Penelope Cruz’s sister, Monica Cruz
Good looks certainly run in the Cruz family. Penelope’s little sister, Monica, is as beautiful as her. They both share a passion for acting and dancing. She appeared in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, doubling for her sister who was pregnant at the time, in “Iron Cross” and “Jerry Cotton”. As a flamenco aficionado, she was a member of the Joaquín Cortés’ flamenco dance company for seven years when she decided to go into acting.
7. Kate Hudson’s brother, Oliver Hudson
Best known for his role in “Rules of Engagement” in which he played Adam Rhodes and “Nashville”, the drama musical in which he played Jeff Fordham, Oliver is the oldest of the three Hudson siblings. But he is no stranger to movies either. He played in “Grown Ups II” and the 1999 “The Out of Towners”.
8. David Arquette’s sister, Alexis Arquette
Born Robert Arquette, Alexis is a trans actress, musician and cabaret dancer. Her process was documented in the movie “She’s my brother”. She is known for appearing in “Pulp Fiction”, “The Wedding Singer”, “Bride of Chucky” and “Blended”.
9. Julia Roberts’ brother, Eric Roberts
You probably know him from “The Dark Knight”, “The Expendables”, “Dark Moon Rising” and “Cable Guy”. But did you know he was Julia Robert’s older brother? The fifty nine years old actor begun his career in 1977 and has run with it ever since. He has appeared in three hundred and eight productions and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Debut. His daughter, Emma Roberts, is also an actress who made her debut when she was ten years old in “Blow”.
10. Sean Connery’s brother, Neil Connery
Following his older’s brother success in the James Bond movies, Neil was inspired to make “O.K. Connery” a movie that parodies the Agent 007. When James Bond is not available for duty, his brother steps in to fight off the bad guys. What’s interesting about “O.K Connery” is that many actors from the original James Bond series make and appearance in similar roles. After this, Neil Connery appeared in a few other movies such as “Mad Mission 3: Our Man from Bond Street ” and some TV series.