Doppelgangers

by laurenmargaux | created - 15 Aug 2014 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Lookalikes or otherwise confusing pairs

1. Marcia Strassman

Actress | Honey I Blew Up the Kid

This tall, willowy brunette (frequently blonde) was born April 28, 1948, in New York City, one of four children. Raised in Passaic, New Jersey, she grew into a striking young teen and worked for a time as a model in a local children's department store. Trekking back to New York City equipped only ...

2. Harley Jane Kozak

Actress | Arachnophobia

Harley Jane Kozak was born on January 28, 1957 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA as Susan Jane Kozak. She is an actress, known for Arachnophobia (1990), When Harry Met Sally... (1989) and The Favor (1994). She was previously married to Greg Aldisert and Van Saantvord.

3. Laura Dern

Actress | Jurassic Park

Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for ...

4. Laura Linney

Actress | The Big C

Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her ...

5. Kevin Corrigan

Actor | True Romance

A native of the Bronx, New York, Kevin Corrigan has been acting and writing since the age of 15. He made his film debut in Lost Angels (1989) and around that time, when he was just 17, his original play "The Boiler Room" was produced by the Young Playwrights Festival of New York. He has gone on to ...

6. Joe Lo Truglio

Actor | Paul

Joe Lo Truglio was born in Ozone Park, Queens and was raised in Margate, Florida. He is the son of Helen (Lynch) and Joseph Lo Truglio, and is of Italian and Irish descent. His childhood revolved around collecting Mad magazines, shooting horror movies on a Super 8, fishing in his backyard canal, ...

7. Geoffrey Arend

Actor | (500) Days of Summer

Geoffrey Arend was born on February 28, 1978 in Manhattan, New York, USA as Geoffrey R. Arend. He is an actor, known for (500) Days of Summer (2009), Super Troopers (2001) and Garden State (2004). He has been married to Christina Hendricks since October 11, 2009.

8. Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Actress | Mortal Kombat

Bridgette Wilson was born in Gold Beach, Oregon, on September 25, 1973. The brown-eyed actress grew up there with her parents, Kathy and Dale Wilson, and sister, Tracy Wilson. Her first taste of fame came in 1990 when she won Miss Teen USA. The next year she was in Los Angeles taking acting classes...

9. Elaine Hendrix

Actress | Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Elaine Hendrix spent her early years in nearby Knoxville and Morristown. At 15 she moved with her divorced mother to Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended the Northside School of Performing Arts. She started her professional career as a dancer and model but gave up ...

10. Missi Pyle

Actress | Galaxy Quest

Missi Pyle was born Andrea Kay Pyle on November 16, 1972 in Houston, Texas, and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Linda and Frank Pyle, she has four older siblings, sisters Debbie and Julie, and brothers Sam and Paul. Pyle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated...

11. James Madio

Actor | Band of Brothers

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He is one of seven children. At the age of thirteen with his very first audition, James landed a role in the Steven Spielberg family adventure, Hook (1991) and never looked back. On the set of Hook, Dustin Hoffman was impressed enough with Madio's talent to ...

12. David Krumholtz

Actor | The Deuce

David Krumholtz was born on May 15, 1978 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Deuce (2017), Sausage Party (2016) and Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). He has been married to Vanessa Britting since May 22, 2010. They have two children.

13. Embeth Davidtz

Actress | Bicentennial Man

Embeth Davidtz was born on August 11, 1965 in Lafayette, Indiana. She is known for her role as Miss Honey in the film Matilda (1996).

Her parents, Jean and John Davidtz, were South Africans, with Dutch, English, and French ancestry. The family moved to Trenton, New Jersey, before returning to her ...

14. Sarah Paulson

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Sarah Paulson was born on December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, to Catharine Gordon (Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She spent most of her early years in New York and Maine, before settling in Manhattan to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for Performing Arts. ...

15. Steven W. Bailey

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Steven is a graduate of American Conservatory Theatre's Advanced Training Program in San Francisco. He has appeared on stage with such companies as American Conservatory Theater, Utah Shakespearean Festival, California Shakespeare Festival and many others. He has made numerous Television ...

16. Chris Penn

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

Christopher Shannon Penn was born on October 10, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, the third son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director, actor, and writer Leo Penn. His siblings are musician Michael Penn and actor Sean Penn. His father was from a Lithuanian Jewish/Russian Jewish family, ...

17. Becky Thyre

Actress | True Blood

Becky Thyre is an actress and writer, known for True Blood (2008), PCU (1994) and Reality Bites (1994). She has been married to Tony Millionaire since 1999. They have two children.

18. Samantha Bee

Actress | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Studied at George Brown Theatre School in Toronto. She waited tables for five years, did some theatre work and the odd commercial. Even kept her comedic bent alive in the Toronto sketch comedy group, the Atomic Fireballs, she formed with three other women.

19. David Johansen

Soundtrack | Scrooged

New York City born David Johansen sang in Rock & Roll dance bands as a teenager, joining Charles Ludlum's Ridiculous Theater and starting the New York Dolls.

The highly influential Dolls made two iconic Rock & Roll records before disbanding in the mid seventies. At this time he created the David ...

20. Sasha Jenson

Actor | Dazed and Confused

Sasha Jenson was born in 1964. He is known for his work on Dazed and Confused (1993), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988).

21. George Newbern

Actor | Scandal

George Newbern was born on December 30, 1964 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as George Young Newbern. He is an actor, known for Scandal (2012), Father of the Bride (1991) and Father of the Bride Part II (1995). He has been married to Marietta DePrima since 1990. They have three children.

22. Dan Futterman

Producer | Capote

Dan Futterman was born on June 8, 1967 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA as Daniel Paul Futterman. He is an actor and producer, known for Capote (2005), A Mighty Heart (2007) and The Birdcage (1996). He has been married to Anya Epstein since September 23, 2000. They have two children.

23. Jon Daly

Actor | Masterminds

Jon Daly is an actor and writer, known for Masterminds (2016), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) and Zoolander 2 (2016).

24. Chris Wylde

Actor | Space Cowboys

Chris was born and raised in New Jersey, the son of a preacher man and a preacher mama. Chris attended Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale, New Jersey, and was selected for the NJ Governor's School of the Arts for acting. Chris graduated from the American University in Washington, ...



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