15 Contentious Celebrity Sibling Rivalries


Talent often runs in the family, and it’s common to see siblings who have similar interests. There are many pairs of celebrity siblings that are consistently vying for the spotlight. Some would call them rivals, some just friendly competitors. No matter your opinion on these celeb siblings, there’s no doubt that their talent is definitely genetic.

1. Kate and Rooney Mara

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The Mara sisters are both talented actresses with a wide range of work in their portfolios. Kate got her start first, in movies such as Brokeback Mountain and We Are Marshall, as well as the TV show 24. She later rose to fame with appearances on TV shows American Horror Story and House of Cards. Rooney is most well-known for her breakout appearance in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which instantly catapulted her to stardom.

2. Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal

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This brother-and-sister duo are both known for their consistently strong, award-winning performances in some of Hollywood’s biggest hits. They are the children of filmmakers, and began their careers as teenagers. They starred together in cult favorite movie Donnie Darko. Maggie is known for her appearances in Secretary and The Dark Knight, while Jake is known for movies such as Brokeback Mountain, Source Code, and Nightcrawler.

3. Ben and Casey Affleck

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Ben Affleck is one of the world’s most famous actors and directors, known for Argo and Good Will Hunting. He has also recently starred in Batman Vs. Superman. His younger brother Casey is famous for his appearances in Gone Baby Gone and Interstellar.

4. Beyonce and Solange Knowles

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Recording artists Beyonce and Solange Knowles were raised in Texas by their manager father, Mathew. Beyonce was the lead singer for the successful girl group Destiny’s Child, and then later went on to be one of the world’s best-selling recording artists. Solange has had a solo music career as well, and is also considered a fashion icon.

5. James and Dave Franco

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James Franco has been one of Hollywood’s most well-known actors for a long time, but his brother Dave broke onto the scene with supporting roles in Superbad and Charlie St. Cloud in 2007. James is most recognized for his work in 127 Hours, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also a filmmaker and a writer.

6. Owen, Luke, and Andrew Wilson

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Andrew, Luke, and Owen Wilson are popular actors, having been featured in many acclaimed movies. Luke is known for Legally Blonde and The Royal Tenenbaums, and Andrew is known for Rushmore and Bottle Rocket. Owen is known for Midnight in Paris and Wedding Crashers. Andrew is also a successful director.

7. Mark and Donnie Wahlberg

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Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are celebrity actors and singers from Boston, Massachusetts. Donnie was originally a member of the boy band New Kids on the Block, and later transitioned into some minor acting roles. Mark had starred in many critically acclaimed movies, most notably The Fighter, and is also a producer.

8. Zooey and Emily Deschanel

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These gorgeous sisters are both known for their work in some of television’s most popular shows. Zooey plays Jessica Day on the Fox comedy New Girl, and Emily plays Bones in the drama Bones. Zooey is also known for her roles in the films Elf and (500) Days of Summer.

9. Kendall and Kylie Jenner

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These ubiquitous celeb sisters have made quite a name for themselves over the past several years. They appeared on the popular reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians as kids, and have recently become famous for their social media appearances. Kendall is a high-fashion model who has appeared in countless runway shows and print campaigns. Kylie is one of social media’s most-followed personalities.

10. Liam and Chris Hemsworth

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These Australian heartthrobs have been making their mark in Hollywood over the past several years. Chris is most well-known for his work in the Marvel movies as superhero Thor. Liam is known for playing the role of Gale in the Hunger Games trilogy, as well as his relationship with singer Miley Cyrus.

11. Kate and Oliver Hudson

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These celebrity siblings are the children of supermodel Goldie Hawn, and were raised by her and her husband, actor Kurt Russell. Kate’s breakout performance was in 2000’s Almost Famous, and she is also well-known for How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days. Oliver is also an actor and producer, and was recently seen on the TV show Nashville.

12. Ralph and Joseph Fiennes

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These British actors have starred in a number of popular films throughout their careers. Ralph is known for playing Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series, as well as The Grand Budapest Hotel and Schindler’s List. Joseph is known for roles in Shakespeare in Love and American Horror Story.

13. Ray J and Brandy

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These talented musicians have been in the spotlight for nearly two decades. They both started performing as children, and have each released several successful solo albums. In 2010, they starred in the VH1 reality show Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business with their parents.

14. Hilary and Haylie Duff

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These sisters became famous in the early 2000’s as teen stars. Hilary starred on the hit Disney channel show Lizzie McGuire and also had a successful singing career. Haylie starred in many movies, most notably Napoleon Dynamite.

15. Dakota and Elle Fanning

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Dakota Fanning became a movie star at a very young age, with her role in the movie I Am Sam at the age of seven. She later appeared in the Twilight movies. Her younger sister Elle is known for her work in many independent films, such as Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere and the upcoming film The Neon Demon.

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