When you're a star as big as Beyoncé or Tom Cruise, you cast a shadow that is too big to get away from. Big celebs aren't the only ones to experience it— celebrity siblings often struggle to escape the shadow of their successful siblings.
Did you even know the real Slim Shady had a brother? Prepare to be shocked because the following list of celebrities with siblings that you hardly hear about will surprise you. Some of these siblings of major stars make a rare red carpet appearance, others you never see at all!
J-Lo's Sister Lynda Lopez
The stunning entertainer Jennifer Lopez doesn't have a hard time staying in the spotlight. One seductive post on Instagram and boom, the star is once again the topic of every conversation. However, have you heard of her sister, Lynda Lopez? Lynda is two years younger than Jennifer and was a former New York television journalist who is also a single mom.
Jennifer has been known to praise her younger sister's ability to balance being a single working mom. She has also acknowledged that her role as a celebrity means she has lots of help in her life raising her children but her sister does it alone.
Not A Twin But Still Looks The Same
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been in the spotlight since they were toddlers starring in Full House. But even some of their biggest fans may not know about their sister Elizabeth Olsen! Elizabeth started making more of a name for herself as an actress in 2017, making it easier to step out of the shadows of her more successful sisters.
They even gave her advice on dealing with the press. "They'd say, 'You know, even if you don't think anyone's going to read this article, someone might pull the quote later for [something else].' It's all part of how you hope someone interprets you, and how they frame who you are and the work you do," Elizabeth said in an interview with Modern Luxury, as reported in PageSix.
The First Smith Son
Long before Willow Smith was whipping her hair back and forth and Jaden Smith was doing his rendition of Karate Kid, Will Smith's first son was born in 1992. Trey Smith, Will's oldest child, isn't in the limelight as much as Willow and Jaden.
We first saw Trey when he was in the "Just The Two Of Us" music video. He was a star football player in school and was even offered a scholarship but chose to pursue a career in music like his father and other two siblings did. Trey has released some of his own music but he hasn't found the same success as his siblings or father.
This Wizard Has A Brother
Ever since Emma Watson came into our lives as a young and zesty witch in Harry Potter, she has amassed a huge following. While her biggest fans might be aware, others may not have a clue that Emma has a brother named Alex Watson.
Alex is a model who has done campaigns for Burberry and other fashion houses. The twosiblings share similarities in appearance that many fans can spot right away. Being Emma's sibling, Alex was able to land a few extra roles in one of the Harry Potter films.
No Help Needed From Sister
Some think that when you have a famous sibling your foot is automatically in the door to success. That isn't always the case, clearly. Sofia Vergara is the star here but her sister, Sandra Vergara will tell you she worked hard to make a name for herself. Still, not many know about her.
Like her sister, Sandra is also in the entertainment industry. She is a Colombian-born actor, model, and television show host. While she and Sofia have certain things in common, their personalities are quite different.
The Pitt We Don't Hear About
Brad Pitt probably gained more clout to his name by being with Angelina Jolie than his brother Doug Pitt has accumulated in his whole career. We hardly, if ever, hear about Doug and that isn't by accident. He likes to stay away from the attention of the media and lives in his home state of Missouri. But that doesn't mean Doug has a boring life. His interests are focused more on philanthropy and he served as the first Goodwill Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania.
One thing he isn't fond of is questions about his brother. "I appreciate the interest [in Brad]. I understand why people want to ask about him," he told NOVA FM. "But I've answered the same question for 25 years. And so, you do go a little bit on autopilot… Again, I appreciate the interest. I'm really proud of him."
Rihanna's Brother Rajad Fenty
That's right, the island queen has a younger sibling that rarely is talked about. Rihanna AKA Robyn Fenty has a younger brother by the name of Rajad Fenty. Being that the singing sensation is always working hard whether it be on music or her makeup line, she hardly gets to spend time with family.
When she does have time for the family, you can catch her living it up with her mom, dad, and her younger brother, Rajad. The two are really close despite the restricted amount of time they get to spend together.
The Real Slim Shady?
When it comes to Eminem, there are three truths. One is that he grew up on 8 Mile in Detroit, he and his mother had a strange relationship when he was growing up and he can rap circles around anyone. Something that many are unaware of is that Eminem has a brother.
His brother is also a rapper but clearly, not on the same level as Marshall Mathers. His name is Nathan Kane Mathers and he was taken away from his mother when he was only ten years old and sent to live in foster care. Trying to make it as a rapper when your older brother is arguably one of the best can be a tough task.
Steph Curry Vs. Seth Curry
NBA champion Steph Curry can shoot from anywhere and sink a basket— he didn't earn the MVP title for just showing up. Curry has played for only one team during his entire NBA carer. He has been with the Golden State Warriors since 2009 and made himself a household name in the basketball community. But did you know that Steph also has a brother who also plays in the NBA?
Seth Curry, the younger brother of Steph, currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. He isn't as freakishly talented of a player as his brother Steph, but he has the same shooting touch. They briefly played on the same team before the Warriors decided to cut Seth.
Tom Cruise Has A Sister?!
Due to the obscurities surrounding Tom Cruise's religious beliefs as a Scientologist, some matters in his personal life are not put on full display. We know Cruise is a great actor and that he is a part of the cultish religion but something most people don't know is that he has a sister, who looks exactly like him. The woman pictured alongside her brother is Lee Ann Mapother DeVette.
When Tom's very first girlfriend dropped a surprise interview decades after they dated she was asked about his family and siblings. "I think he grew up too fast but he was very close with his three sisters. One time he said he's so close to them they taught him how to kiss," she told the Daily Mail.
Would You Get Them Confused?
Actor Josh Hutcherson is most well known for his role as Peeta Mellark in the Hunger Games series. He gained much acclaim for playing a part in Katniss Everdeen's love triangle, and Hutcherson quickly became a fan favorite.
But something fans might not have ever realized is that Josh has a younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. That's right, the square-jawed dude who brought Peeta to life isn't the only handsome child in his family. Connor loves to joke that he's the more handsome sibling and how he's surprised that people manage to get them confused for one another.
No, You're Not Getting Punk'd
Ashton Kutcher is a funny guy that gets much love from audiences around the world. From his days on That 70's Show to his work in major blockbuster films, Kutcher has made a huge name for himself. Kutcher even managed to become the main character in of one of Hollywood's greater love stories when he reconnected with his childhood co-star and love interest Mila Kunis. The two now have a whole family together and two children— but did you know that Ashton also has a twin brother?
His twin brother's name is Michael and he has cerebral palsy. Michael also underwent a heart transplant when he was a child and had a major impact on Ashton's life as he grew up. Michael currently is a spokesperson for the advocacy organization Reaching for the Stars in support of people with cerebral palsy.
Captain America Has A Brother
Being one of the world's most famous Marvel superheroes is not a task easily handled. Chris Evans is used to the pressure, however, his brother Scott Evans, receives a different type of attention compared to his well-known buff brother.
Chris' brother Scott is openly gay and a vocal advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Chris himself is an advocate for people to accept and embrace lifestyles different from their own. "It's important to understand, whether it's growing up with women, whether it's growing up with other ethnic groups... it's important to experience anything different from what you know. To encourage and cultivate compassion and understanding," Chris said in a radio interview with TheFIX.
A Cruz Of A Relationship
Penélope Cruz was signed by a talent agent by age 15 and made her acting debut at 16. She's always had the good looks and acting skills to pair with her charming personality but most people don't know she has a highly successful sister who is also in the entertainment industry.
Monica Cruz is Penelope's younger sister and she also has some major film credits to her name. The Spanish actor/dancer remains close with her Academy Award-winning sister and the two have even collaborated on a clothing line together inspired by their Spanish heritage.
Scarlett Is A Twin
Here we have another recent addition to the Marvel superhero squad, the one, and only Scarlett Johansson. Another member of Hollywood royalty, this Scarlett starlet burst onto the scene at a young age but most people still don't know that ScarJo has a twin brother.
Scarlett's brother is named Hunter and he also pursued a career in acting. Thanks to Scarlett's already established success, the twins were able to share some screen time when they were both cast in a film called Manny & Lo.
Nothing Wrong With Being Protective
Former Disney's High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens is not the only Hudgens in the family. Any of Vanessa's fans who follow her on social media know that she has a younger sister named Stella who she loves to hang out with and take to music festivals.
Vanessa has candidly admitted multiple times that she's worried about how fast her younger sister is growing up and feels like she takes on a motherly role when it comes to protecting her.
The Lawrence Siblings
Jennifer Lawrence is well known for her quirky sense of humor and awkward run-ins with the press. She has no shortage of personality and is willing to show it off but she's also revealed that she's massively competitive. This can probably be attributed to the fact that she grew up with two brothers, Blaine and Ben.
Growing up with brothers meant she had to hold her own, which she's certainly doing now that she's in Hollywood. Her brothers didn't go into acting like she did but instead work in the tech industry.
Give Me Some Advice, Bro
A brotherly bond is a bond that can't be duplicated. Once the two of you become close, it's like you have another brain on your side. You can go to them for anything, especially advice. Can you believe that Zac Efron has a brother named Dylan? They actually live together too!
"If I'm dating someone, one of the few people I need to weigh in on the situation is my brother," Zac told Cosmopolitan. "We live together, and we're different in a lot of ways, but he's really grounded. He lived a more normal life than I did growing up, so he's a great barometer for me."
The Other Michael Jordan Has A Sister
Yet again another Marvel actor, Michael B. Jordan has been making waves in the entertainment world ever since his breakthrough performance in the film Fruitvale Station. Jordan acts in all types of films and doesn't like to be put in a box but he is also very particular about the roles he picks. One thing he isn't particular about is showing love to his sister, Jamilla Jordan.
"I have a sister. I never really wanted to do females wrong. You can't act like that," the actor once told Oprah. "So, you don't want to treat any woman any differently than you'd want a man to treat your sister," Oprah says. "One hundred and ten percent," Jordan agreed.
The Stallone Brothers
Although most of us know Sylvester Stallone for his roles as the Vietnam War veteran or boxing champion, not everyone knows about Stallone's younger brother Frank. Frank is also an actor, yet has not been nearly as successful as his older brother. Frank has landed smaller roles such as a singer in the Rocky franchise, and other films such as Return of the Roller Blade Seven and Zero Dark Thirty.
Although he doesn't take his acting career too seriously, he has a successful singer-songwriter career, and his track "Far From Over" earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.
Buscemi's Other Acting Brother
Although the well-known actor Steve Buscemi has a total of three brothers, his brother Michael is an actor as well. Although not as popular as Steve, Michael has been involved in a variety of projects ranging from television to movies to voice acting.
Recently, he has been working on the hit television show Gotham and has made appearances in other shows such as Nurse Jackie, Blue Bloods, and Orange is the New Black. Michael also has credits for films such as I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Lonesome Jim.
Noah Cyrus is Miley Cyrus' 17-year-old younger sister. Although she may have been out of the limelight for most of her life, she has recently launched a surprisingly promising pop and acting career. In 2009, she voiced the title role in the English version of the film Ponyo, and in 2016, she released her debut single "Make Me (Cry)" which featured vocals from Labyrinth.
She began her acting career when she was just 2 years old on the television show Doc and was on six episodes of Disney Channel's Hanna Montana. Since 2016, her music career has been on its way up and she's opened up for artists such as Katy Perry.
The Lost Skarsgard Brother
The Skarsgard brothers all come from an acting family with their father being the renowned Stellan Skarsgard. We also already know Alexander from his numerous starring roles and now the other brother Bill from his performance as Pennywise in the newest remake of It. Yet, people often forget that there is a third Skarsgard brother named Gustaf who is also an actor.
Gustaf is a Swedish actor best-known outside of Scandinavia for his role as Floki in the History Channel series Vikings and for his roles in the films Evil, The Way Back, and Kon-Tiki. His acting career began when he was nine and has continued all the way up to the present day.
Hayden Panettiere's Younger Brother
Jasen Panettiere is the younger brother to actress, model, and singer Hayden Panettiere. Although he is far less well-known than his older sister, he has still managed to make a name for himself.
Born in 1994, Jasen is a television, film, and voice actor. He is best known for his roles in The Perfect game, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and The Martial Arts Kid. He has appeared on screen with his sister twice and even lent his voice in the film Racing Stripes in which Hayden appeared. When he's not working he prefers to stay out of the spotlight and mind his own business although he tries to keep at least one project on the go.
The Leto Brothers
Although we are all familiar with the famous actor and singer Jared Leto, most people are unaware that he has an older brother named Shannon. Shannon is one of the founding members, musicians, and songwriters for the band 30 Seconds to Mars where he plays the drums and Jared sings.
The band has sold over 15 million records worldwide and has been received well by the public. Shannon has also been involved in numerous other side projects during his drumming career featuring in other rock bands and street drum corps. Shannon has also acted in minor roles for a few films and television shows throughout the years.
The Styles Siblings
Gemma Styles is pop star Harry Styles's older sister. She was essentially unknown until Harry skyrocketed to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction. She now has over 4.1 million followers on Instagram and is currently a contributing writer for U.K.'s The Debrief. Additionally, she writes for blogs such as "Could You Handle Dating a Royal?" and for brands including MTV U.K.
In 2013, Gemma graduated from Sheffield Hallam University. She is now a well-known fashionista in England but she certainly can't escape the crushing fame of her brother who has recently branched out into major film acting roles.
Jude Law's Big Sis
Natasha Law is the older sister of famous actor Jude Law. She is a professional artist who was introduced to the creative world at a very young age and quit her education at the University of Warwick studying history to study art at Camberwell College of Arts in South London.
Since then, Natasha has had a career packed full of graphic illustration, photography, and styling. She now has many celebrity admirers of her work including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jo Whiley, and more. Many of her corporate clients are also quite impressive with brands including Vogue, Max Mara, Samsung, and more.
Eddie Redmayne's Successful Younger Brother
Tom Redmayne is the younger brother of actor Eddie Redmayne. Eddie is known for his role in films like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Theory of Everything, and The Danish Girl as well as a handful of television shows and plays.
While Eddie's resume may be impressive, so is his lesser-known brother's. Tom is the former Assistant Surveyor at Cushman & Wakefield, which is a commercial real estate services firm with locations worldwide. Today he spends his days as the Director of Business Development for Wired.
Ariana Grande's "Big Brother"
Frankie James Grande isn't a household name like his sister Ariana Grande but could be someday. Frankie is an actor, dancer, singer, producer, television host, and YouTube personality. As if that wasn't enough, he's also the older half-brother to the "One Less Problem" singer.
Although he might not be as famous as his little sister, he has made a name for himself as a contestant on Big Brother. These siblings are super close too and regularly post photos and inside jokes on their social media channels.
Nicole Isn't The Only Richie Daughter
Sofia Richie has earned her spot in a slew of tabloids thanks to mingling with Kourtney Kardashian's ex and baby daddy, Scott Disick before she could even legally drink. Yet despite being in the spotlight, many people don't realize that Sofia is the younger sister of Nicole Richie.
That's right, Sofia is the biological daughter of music legend Lionel Richie and his ex-wife, Diane Alexander. Although the sisters aren't biologically related because Lionel adopted Nicole, and although the sisters are rarely pictured together, Sofia was featured on an episode of Nicole's series, Candidly Nicole.
Mandi Gosling Stole The Show At The 2017 Oscars
When Ryan Gosling brought his little sister, Mandi, as his date to the 89th Academy Awards, the internet lost its mind. It wasn't the first time his older sister accompanied her A-lister brother out, but her surprise appearance landed her alongside her brother in the headlines.
Mandi leads a relatively private life but she's very talented in her own right behind the camera. Her YouTube channel includes clips from California State University Northridge's TV shows On-Point and Valley View News. Additionally, she has assisted and produced episodes of Dateline and Miss Advised, and was the casting director for Pharrell's viral music video for "Happy."
When Two Become One
Louise Adams is the younger sister of Victoria Beckham, also known as Posh Spice. While Victoria may be known for her sharp sense of style, Louise isn't to be overlooked. She has been photographed all over the world wearing chic fashions and even has her own small boutique called Hidden Closet in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.
Louise even playfully admits she got into show business before her sister. In an interview with Daily Mail, she said, "I was in the children's TV programme Dramarama and played a member of a gang. But I got sick of auditions and modeling in magazines and decided to quit. Victoria carried on and went to theatre school. If people think I'm just cashing in on my sister's success, I don't care because I know it was me that did it first."
Rashida Jones' Big Sister
Kidada Jones is Rashida Jone's older sister. Born to legendary composer Quincey Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, Kidada grew up in Bel-Air with Rashida. While Rashida may spend more time in the limelight for her work on Parks and Rec and a slew of other on-screen features, Kadida is also very successful.
Kidada began working as a celebrity stylist for Vibe magazine and received a ton of publicity when she styled Michael Jackson for the cover in 1995. Following the shoot, she was recruited by Tommy Hilfiger and became his muse for nearly eight years. She has also designed a clothing line for Snoop Dogg and has her own line with Disney called Kidada for Disney Couture.
The Osbourne No One Talks About
Millions of viewers loved tuning in to 'The Osbournes' when it aired on TV. While the world became acquainted with the daily lives of Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly, and Jack, there was actually one sibling missing. Aimee Osbourne is the eldest daughter of the bunch and declined to appear on the show, fearing it would typecast her and potentially derail her music career.
Aimee is still intensely private today and has said that she rarely talks to her siblings, Kelly and Jack. "I wouldn't say there is an ease between us," Aimee said of her younger siblings an in interview with The Independent, "but there is an acceptance. Do we socialize? No."
Rupert Grint's Brother Lives Life In The Fast Lane
Rupert Grint's little brother lives life in the fast lane—literally. James Grint is the Harry Potter star's brother and also a successful British Rallycross Driver. James is the second oldest of five siblings and started his international rallycross career in 2015 when he was 25 years old.
He raced at both the World and European levels and even competed in the European Championship while his brother, Rupert, was busy racking up film and television credits. Today, James's racing career is going strong and his actor brother has been spotted in the stands at many of his races.
The Other Hilton Siblings
Paris and Nicky Hilton may hog the limelight, but the socialite sisters actually have two younger brothers. Barron Hilton II and Conrad Hilton III are the youngest of the Hilton bunch, which means they are also set to inherit a part of their family's fortune.
So what are these brothers up to today? Sadly, neither two are strangers to dangerous run-ins with the law. Barron was arrested for driving under the influence in 2008 following Paris's jail sentence the year before. In June 2016, Conrad was sentenced to prison for violating his parole.
The Kardashians Have A Secret Brother
The Kardashian-Jenner clan is already enormous, but there's one brother most people haven't been keeping up with. Unless of course, you recognize Brody Jenner from MTV's The Hills, which aired its final episode in 2010. But that was his first and last appearance on reality TV.
Since then, Brody has struggled to stay out of the limelight which is not an easy task considering he's half Jenner half Kardashian with a very public parent figure (Caitlin Jenner). Still, Brody is estranged from his family, and in 2016, he completely disowned them in the press.
Cara Delevigne's Model Sister Is Just As Buzz-Worthy
Cara Delevigne, a high fashion model and actor, has been around the entertainment industry since she was a child. The famed supermodel also has a model sister named Poppy Delevigne who is wildly successful in the high fashion industry.
Poppy is lesser known in the mainstream media than her sister Cara but she has worked for luxury brands including Alberta Ferretti and Burberry. Poppy also landed roles in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Elvis & Nixon. She continues to push farther into the field of acting, gaining on her younger sister.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Has A Sister In House Of Cards
You probably recognize Rooney Mara from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but what you don't know is that this megastar is actually following in her sister's footsteps. Kate Mara made her film debut all the way back in 1999 with the film Random Hearts.
Since then she's appeared in major motion pictures like Brokeback Mountain and The Martian; however, what she's best known for is her work on the TV series House of Cards. She also had a role in the first (and arguably best) season of American Horror Story.
The Other, Other Hemsworth Brother
Chris and Liam Hemsworth definitely worked their way into our consciousness with their good looks. While Liam rose to fame in his sympathetic and sweet role in The Hunger Games, his brother Chris was stealing our hearts in Thor. It turns out the pair have another actor brother who's just as good looking. What the heck is the Hemsworth DNA?
Luke Hemsworth rose to fame in Australia on the soap opera Neighbours, but he wasn't a crossover hit until his HBO debut on Westworld and when he took a role alongside Chris in Thor. What's better than working with family?