Before The Hemsworth Brothers, There Was The Lawrence Brothers

Before the Hemsworths or even the Jonas Brothers, there were the Lawrence brothers. Joey, Matt, and Andy were household names throughout the nineties. Oldest brother Joey starred in Blossom, middle brother Matt had a recurring role on Boy Meets World, and the youngest Andy co-starred with his brothers in Brotherly Love. With each sibling having their own creative strengths, they’ve managed to avoid problems that plague child actors.

Their Last Name Isn’t Lawrence

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The boys were born to Donna and Joseph Mignogna. Lawrence wasn’t just a name they family picked out of a hat. It was an ode to their father’s middle name. It was a smooth transition to drop the name Mignogna to become the Lawrences.

It’s not a bad thing to have a stage name. Another well-known family who changed their name are the Estevez clan. That’s Martin and Charlie Sheen, but Emilio stuck with the original last name.