Top 10 Sibling Hollywood Actors and Actresses

Script written by George Cimurt. For these talented men and women, acting just seems to run in the family. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 sibling actors and actresses. For this list, we’ll be looking at notable, gifted and successful actors and actresses from film and television who also happen to be siblings. These families dominate big screens, small screens, and are known throughout Hollywood for their iconic last names. Special thanks to our users Onofre Ramirez, BDenum100, Mara Steinhardt, MultiPearl007, bigpapazagon, A.R. BEATZ, Boogon123 and Annetta Darandri for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by George Cimurt.

Top 10 Sibling Hollywood Actors and Actresses
For these talented men and women, acting just seems to run in the family. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 sibling actors and actresses.

For this list, we’ll be looking at notable, gifted and successful actors and actresses from film and television who also happen to be siblings. We’re excluding those who have been made famous by reality TV.

#10: Luke, Chris, Liam & Hemsworth

With all three born in Australia, it didn’t take long for the Hemsworth hunks to take the acting world by storm. Liam, the youngest, is perhaps best known for the character Gale Hawthorne in the hugely popular “Hunger Games” series, while middle brother Chris is best known for his Thor character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Maybe the least recognizable of the three, the eldest brother Luke has nonetheless made his mark on Australian television, known best for his role as Nathan Tyson in the TV series “Neighbours,” which all three have starred in, though never at the same time.

#9: Mary-Kate, Ashley, & Elizabeth Olsen

No memories of the ‘90s would be complete without mention of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the famous twins who began their acting career at nine months old on “Full House.” They ended up starring together in several TV shows and numerous hit movies thereafter. Though Mary-Kate and Ashley have since branched out into fashion, their younger sister Elizabeth has entered the spotlight more firmly in the new millennium, earning critical attention with “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and landing roles in blockbusters like 2014’s “Godzilla.”

#8: Dakota & Elle Fanning

Good acting just runs in this family’s genes. Elder sister Dakota was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for her 2001 performance in “I Am Sam.” As she was only 7 at the time, she also made history as the youngest nominee ever. Since then, she has appeared in major films alongside A-list actors, such as “Man on Fire” and “War of the Worlds.” Her younger sister Elle has followed in her footsteps, and since beginning acting when she was 2, she has already started paving her path in the movie industry with films like “Somewhere,” “Super 8” and “Maleficent.”

#7: Jane & Peter Fonda

Both children of legendary actor Henry Fonda, Jane and Peter have made their mark on cinema a lot earlier than most of the actors on our list. Although she’s also well-known for her line of exercise videos, Jane has starred in both box office smashes and critically-acclaimed dramas. In fact, she’s won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances in “Klute” and “Coming Home.” Peter has also had his share of success and is mostly known for his work in the ‘60s, notably in classics like “Easy Rider.” Though more recent movies, such as “Ulee’s Gold,” have also garnered him the praise of critics.

#6: Ann, Bill, Susie, Joan & John Cusack

Thanks to their father Dick, the acting bug certainly infected the Cusack family! Of the five actors and actresses in this thespian family, John and Joan have certainly been the most successful; John for his string of hits including “Say Anything,” “Con Air,” and “Being John Malkovich,” and Joan for her Oscar-nominated performances in “Working Girl” and “In & Out.” Their sister Ann’s career has played out mostly on television, though she has appeared in comedies like “Multiplicity,” while brother Bill has contributed as a supporting actor to films like “Ed Wood.” Susie, with the least number of acting credits among the siblings, has nevertheless appeared in in a few flicks with high profile stars, including “High Fidelity” with brother John and sister Joan.

#5: Alec, Daniel, William & Stephen Baldwin

These celebrity brothers are on fire. Perhaps the most successful one, Alec has spent the last 3 decades as a comedian, on television, and in film, but also garnered acclaim for movies like “The Hunt for Red October” and his Oscar-nominated role in “The Cooler.” William, or Billy, has enjoyed leading roles in films like “Backdraft,” and “Sliver,” while Stephen, the youngest of the brothers, has appeared in “The Usual Suspects” and “The Flyboys,” to name a few. Active since the late ‘80s, Daniel’s most well-known role is perhaps as a detective on TV’s “Homicide: Life on the Street.”

#4: Maggie & Jake Gyllenhaal

This is one pair of siblings that share practically an equal amount of talent and success in Hollywood right now. Jake started acting at the age of 10, and has showed off his acting chops with leading roles in flicks like “The Day after Tomorrow,” “Zodiac,” and “Brokeback Mountain,” with the latter earning him an Oscar nod. Maggie’s breakthrough performance was in 2002’s “Secretary,” and since then, she earned a Golden Globe nomination for “Sherrybaby” and an Oscar nod for her turn in “Crazy Heart.” Both siblings appeared together with equivalent critical acclaim in the cult classic, “Donnie Darko.”

#3: Andrew, Owen & Luke Wilson

This is one trio of brothers that absolutely loves working together. Usually corralled by director Wes Anderson, the Wilson brothers have appeared together in films like “Bottle Rocket,” and “The Royal Tenenbaums.” Even if one of them doesn’t act in a movie, chances are he’s involved in some way with the production, such as “Rushmore,” which was co-written by Owen and starred his two brothers. Whether the Wilson brothers are makings cameos in flicks like “Around the World in 80 Days” or dazzling us in leading roles, they’re almost always guaranteed to make us laugh.

#2: Charlie Sheen, Emilio, Ramon, & Renée Estevez

Charlie is probably the most famous of this troupe of siblings, with Golden Globe and Emmy nominations, along with starring roles in films like “Platoon,” “Wall Street,” and “Hot Shots!” – not to mention how his bad boy behavior got him fired from TV’s “Two and a Half Men.” However, the rest of the gang also has some notable achievements on their resumes. Emilio, who has written and directed several films, is known for his Brat Pack flicks, as well as for starring in “Young Guns” and “The Mighty Ducks.” Ramon has been more of a director than actor, but his film credits include “That Was Then...This Is Now” and “Cadence,” the latter alongside his father Martin and brother Charlie. Meanwhile, sister Renée has enjoyed smaller roles in “Heathers” and TV’s “The West Wing.”

Before we unveil our top picks, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Ben & Casey Affleck
- Emily & Zooey Deschanel
- James & Dave Franco
- River, Rain, Joaquin & Summer Phoenix
- Randy & Dennis Quaid
- Keenen Ivory, Damon, Kim, Shawn & Marlon Wayans

#1: Chico, Harpo, Groucho & Zeppo Marx

Who can deny that this legendary gang of brothers has had the greatest impact on cinema of them all? Born to Jewish immigrants in a poor section of New York City, they began a family comedy act that garnered a huge following in vaudeville, then Broadway, and finally on the big screen. Often considered motion picture legends, the Marx Brothers also starred in some of the best comedies ever. To this day, films like “Duck Soup” and “A Night at the Opera” are cemented in the annals of Hollywood history and have inspired thousands of actors and filmmakers thereafter.

Do you agree with our list? Which Hollywood siblings do you think deserve to be included for their accomplishments? For more family-oriented top 10s published every day, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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