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Have you ever watched something on tv and truly thought you were watching one actor, only to find out later that it really wasn't who you believed? Here I have listed 10 celebrities and the other celebrity that looks like them that people often get confused.
Pair number 1
Amy Adams vs Isla Fisher
Amy Adams appeared in the movies Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Wedding Date, Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby, The Ex, Enchanted, Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Julie & Julia, Leap Year, The Muppets, Man of Steel, Justice League, and The Woman in the Window (among others).
Isla Fisher appeared in movies like Scooby Doo, Wedding Crashers, Hot Rod, Definitely, Maybe, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Great Gatsby, Now You See Me, and The Brothers Grimsby.
They are about 2 years apart. Adams is older.
Pair number 2
Natalie Portman vs Keira Knightley
Natalie Portman is most well-known for her role in Star Wars Episodes 1, 2, and 3 as Padme/Queen Amidala. She has also been in the movies Anywhere But Here, Where The Heart Is, Garden State, V For Vendetta, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, The Other Boleyn Girl, Brothers, Black Swan, No Strings Attached, Your Highness, Thor, Jackie, Annihilation, and Avengers: Endgame.
Keira Knightley is most well-known for her role in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies as Elizabeth Swann. She has also been in the movies Innocent Lies, The Treasure Seekers, Bend It Like Beckham, Love Actually, King Arthur, The Jacket, Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, The Duchess, A Dangerous Method. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Everest, Collateral Beauty, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and 'Berlin, I Love You'.
They are about 4 years apart. Portman is older.
Pair number 3
Jeffrey Dean Morgan vs Javier Bardem
For some time, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was most known for his role as Denny Duquette in the popular series, Grey's Anatomy. He was also recognized as John Winchester for his role on Supernatural. He has quickly become a fan favorite that people love to hate on the show The Walking Dead, as head honcho turned prisoner, Negan.
Other roles include the movies Uncaged, Dillinger and Capone, Legal Deceit, Road Kill, Chasing Ghosts, Jam, Kabluey, P.S. I Love You, The Accidental Husband, Watchmen, Taking Woodstock, The Losers, Shanghai, Jonah Hex, The Resident, The Salvation, Solace, Heist, Rampage, and Walkaway Joe.
Javier Bardem is most known for his role in No Country For Old Men. He has also been in the movies High Heels, Live Flesh, Between Your Legs, Collateral, The Sea Inside, Love In The Time Of Cholera, Biutiful, Eat Pray Love, Skyfall, The Counselor, The Gunman, Mother!, and Everybody Knows. Before these, he was in several different Hispanic series and movies. He'll appear in the upcoming Lucille Ball film -- Being the Ricardos.
They are about 3 years apart. Jeffrey is older.
Pair number 4
Maura Tierney vs Rhona Mitra
Maura Tierney is most known for her role as Abby Lockhart in the television series, E.R. She has also had recurring roles on the shows The Van Dyke Show, 704 Hauser, NewsRadio, The Whole Truth, and Rescue Me. She was supposed to be in the hit NBC series Parenthood, but she sadly got breast cancer and could no longer do the part. Lauren Graham, from Gilmore Girls, took her place. Tierney has also been in the movies The Linguini Incident, White Sands, The Temp, Mercy, Liar, Liar, Forces of Nature, Oxygen, Instinct, Insomnia, Welcome To Mooseport, Diggers, Semi-Pro, Baby Mama, Finding Amanda, Stuck, Nature Calls, Anything, Beautiful Boy, and The Report. She was a star of the Showtime series, The Affair, and can most recently be seen on the series, Your Honor.
Rhona Mitra has had recurring roles on the shows Party of Five, Gideon's Crossing, The Practice, Boston Legal, Nip/Tuck, SGU Stargate Universe, The Gates, Strike Back, The Last Ship, The Strain, and Supergirl. She has also been on the movies Monk Dawson, BeoWulf, Hollow Man, Get Carter, Ali G Indahouse, Sweet Home Alabama, The Life of David Gale, Stuck On You, Highwayman, Skinwalkers, The Number 23, Shooter, Doomsday, Underworld:Rise of the Lycans, Stolen, Separation City, Reuniting the Rubins, The Loft, The Fight, Archive, and Skylines
They are actually 11 years apart. Tierney is older.
Pair number 5
Julia Stiles vs Erika Christensen
Julia Stiles has appeared in tons of movies -- The Devil's Own, Wicked, Wide Awake, 10 Things I Hate About You, Down To You, Hamlet, State and Main, Save the Last Dance, The Business of Strangers, O, The Bourne Identity, A Guy Thing, Carolina, Mona Lisa Smile, The Prince and Me, The Bourne Supremacy, Edmond, A Little Trip To Heaven, The Omen, The Bourne Ultimatum, Gospel Hill, The Cry of the Owl, It's a Disaster, Girl Most Likely, Silver Linings Playbook, Between Us, Closed Circuit, Hits, Out of the Dark, Blackway, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Misconduct, Jason Bourne, The Drowning, Trouble, and Hustlers. She had a few recurring television roles, but you can most recently watch her on the series, Riviera, where she stars.
Erika Christensen has been in the movies Leave It To Beaver, Can of Worms, Home Room, Swim Fan, The Banger Sisters, Wuthering Heights, The Perfect Score, Riding the Bullet, The Upside of Anger, Sisters, Flightplan, Gardener of Eden, Mercy, Veronika Decides to Die, The Tortured, How Sweet It Is, All at Once, The Case for Christ, and Clover. Her most notable TV role was playing Julia Braverman-Graham on the NBC hit series, Parenthood. She tried other roles on the shows Wicked City and Ten Days in the Valley.
They are only around 1 year apart. Stiles is older.
Pair number 6
Leighton Meester vs Minka Kelly
Meester is most known for her role as Blair Waldorf in the hit CW series, Gossip Girl. She has also been in the movies Flourish, Inside, Drive Thru, Remember the Daze, The Haunting of Sorority Row, Killer Movie, Date Night, Going The Distance, Country Strong, Monte Carlo, The Oranges, That's My Boy, Of Mice and Men, Life Partners, The Judge, 'Like Sunday, Like Rain', and Semper Fi. She recurred on the shows Making History and Single Parents.
Kelly is best known for her role as Lyla Garrity on the show Friday Night Lights. She also had recurring roles on the shows What I Like About You, Parenthood, Charlie's Angels, Almost Human, The Path, Jane the Virgin, and Titans. Kelly appeared in the movies Devil's Highway, The Pumpkin Karver, The Kingdom, Searching for Sonny, Just Go With It, Lee Daniels' The Butler, The World Made Straight, Night Hunter, and She's in Portland.
In 2011, both girls appeared in the movie The Roommate. Kelly plays a college student, Sara Matthews, and Meester plays her roommate, Rebecca Evans, who becomes obsessed with her and tries to take over her life.
Leighton and Minka are 6 years apart. Leighton is younger.
Pair number 7
Lisa Edelstein vs Melina Kanakaredes
Lisa Edelstein is most known for her role on the television show, House. She has also had recurring roles on the shows Almost Perfect, Relativity, Superman, The West Wing, Ally McBeal, Leap of Faith, Felicity, Justice League, American Dad, and The Good Wife. She has also appeared in the movies Indiscreet, L.A. Without A Map, I'm Losing You, Susan's Plan, 30 Days, What Women Want, Black River, Obsessed, Daddy Day Care, Fathers and Sons, Say Uncle, Grilled, and Special Delivery. In recent years, Edelstein starred on the show Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce and joined the cast of 9-1-1: Lonestar.
Melina Kanakaredes is most known for her role on the television show, CSI: NY. She has also had recurring roles on the shows Guiding Light, Due South, NYPD Blue, Leaving L.A., Providence, Extant, Notorious, and The Resident. She was in the movies Bleeding Hearts, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Dangerous Beauty, Rounders, Saint Maybe, 15 Minutes, Into the Fire, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and Snitch.
They are about 1 year apart. Lisa is older.
Pair number 8
Kelly Lynch vs Angela Kinsey
Kelly Lynch has been in the movies Portfolio, Osa, Bright Lights, Big City, Cocktail, Warm Summer Rain, Road House, Drugstore Cowboy, Desperate Hours, Curly Sue, Three of Hearts, Imaginary Crimes, Virtuosity, Heaven's Prisoners, Persons Unknown, Mr. Magoo, Homegrown, Charlie's Angels, Joe Somebody, The Slaughter Rule, At Last, The Jacket, The Visitation, Kaboom, Glass Chin, The Frontier, and Seattle Road. She also had recurring roles on the shows The L Word, 90210 (as Ivy's mom), Magic City, and Mr. Mercedes.
Angela Kinsey is most known for her role of Angela Martin on The Office. She's also recurred on the shows The Hotwives of Orlando, New Girl, Bad Judge, Impress Me, Your Family or Mine, The Hotwives of Las Vegas, Haters Back Off!, and Fresh Off the Boat. She has been in the movies License To Wed, Tripping Forward, Furry Vengeance, All Stars, Hot Bot, Slash, Laid in America, Swing State, Andover, Half Magic, and Tall Girl.
They are actually close to 12 years apart. Lynch is older.
Pair number 9
Ginnifer Goodwin vs Jennifer Morrison
Ginnifer Goodwin has been in the movies Mona Lisa Smile, Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!, Walk the Line, Loves Comes to the Executioner, In the Land of Women, Day Zero, Birds of America, He's Just Not That Into You, A Single Man, Ramona & Beezus, and Something Borrowed. She also had recurring roles on the shows Ed, Robot Chicken, and Big Love. She played on the show Why Women Kill in recent years, and has an upcoming TV project slated for 2021/2022 -- Pivoting.
Jennifer Morrison has been in the movies Intersection, Miracle On 34th Street, Stir of Echoes, Urban Legends:Final Cut, The Zeros, Design, Nantucket, Girl Fever, The Edge, The Grind, The Sure Hand of God, Surviving Christmas, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Mall Cop, Flourish, Big Stan, Star Trek, Table for Three, Bringing Ashley Home, and Warrior. She had recurring roles on the shows House and How I Met Your Mother. She also appears in the 4th and 5th seasons of This Is Us.
They both starred on the hit ABC show, Once Upon A Time -- even playing mother and daughter.
They are about 1 year apart. Ginnifer is older.
Pair number 10
Zac Efron vs Kevin Zegers
Zac Efron appeared in the tv movies The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke, Triple Play, Miracle Run, If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now, and High School Musical 1 and 2. He was in several movies in theatre, including High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Me and Orson Welles, 17 Again, Charlie St. Cloud, and New Year's Eve. Some of his most notable films since have been The Lucky One, That Awkward Moment, Neighbors, Baywatch, and The Greatest Showman. He has made quite the name for himself, and most people can now plainly see the difference between the two actors, especially as they've aged.
Kevin Zegers appeared in the movies Life With Mikey, In the Mouth of Madness, Specimen, Air Bud, Nico the Unicorn, Shadow Builder, Air Bud: Golden Receiver, Komodo, The Acting Class, Time Share, MVP: Most Valuable Primate, Treasure Island, Virginia's Run, Wrong Turn, Fear of the Dark, Dawn of the Dead, Some Things That Stay, Transamerica, Zoom, It's A Boy Girl Thing, The Jane Austen Book Club, Normal, The Stone Angel, Gardens of the Night, The Narrows, Fifty Dead Men Walking, The Perfect Age of Rock'N'Roll, Frozen, Vampire, Girl Walks Into a Bar, and The Entitled. He also appeared on several episodes of the shows Gossip Girl and Fear the Walking Dead.
They are about 3 years apart. Kevin is older.
© 2012 Brandi Goodman
BSHoot on February 04, 2014:
Glad nobody said Kelly Lynch and Angela Kinsley looked alike. Kelly Lynch is WAAAAY more beautiful.
tyesha on July 23, 2012:
i always get Amy and Nicole kidman confused I can tell the difference between Amy and tgat other lady up there I think kierra and Natalie look the most alike that's how I got on this page I googke their look a like now they shouldve did Dakota fanning and Amanda seyfried i.get.them confused
Brandi Goodman (author) from Holland, MI on March 05, 2012:
Thank you so much, Journey! I had fun researching and writing it. I haven't seen the one you've done but I'll be sure to check it out.
Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on March 05, 2012:
You have some amazing side by side photos here. Some of the resemblances are really uncanny. I have a hub about the same topic and we definitely share our thought about Isla Fisher and Amy Adams in common. Many of these others I never even considered but you definitely made me see! Brilliantly done.
Beth Perry from Tennesee on March 02, 2012:
urgurl_bri, whoa, this was a tough choice. I finally decided on Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley, but yes indeed, these folks definitely have their identical twins here! lol
Brandi Goodman (author) from Holland, MI on February 17, 2012:
I put Isla Fisher and Amy Adams first because I would always get them confused too!
Karen Hellier from Georgia on February 16, 2012:
You're SO right...I always get Isla Fisher and Amy Adams mixed up. And Melinda and Lisa too...I thought I was just losing my mind a bit! Thanks for confirming that I am not the only one to notice this!
Brandi Goodman (author) from Holland, MI on February 16, 2012:
Yeah, Ginnifer Goodwin is actually older but they're only about a year apart. I agree they don't look that much alike now since Jennifer is blond with long hair and Ginnifer has dark, short hair. But in the picture I found they looked similar with them both having the dark hair. And I love that show too. :)
Brandi Goodman (author) from Holland, MI on February 16, 2012:
Yeah they definitely look alike! There were some more I found too but decided to keep it at 10. I might eventually make another one with some more people. Renee Zellweger and Ellen Pompeo were on my list. Also, Megan Mullally and Melanie Lynskey are kind of alike. They're not as close as some of the others but there's definitely similarities.
RicoShae from Ballwin, mo on February 16, 2012:
I really liked this list. A lot of them I haven't even realized. I ALWAYS confuse Isla Fischer and Amy Adams. I don't really think that Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morisson look that much alike. More so with dark hair, but on the show (which I LOVE) Ginnifer plays Jennifer's mother and I just don't really see it because Jennifer looks older in my opinion. I think they should have made her hair dark or something. I think Ginnifer just has a younger looking face, though.
Daniele Paulson from Redding CA on February 16, 2012:
The celebrity pair that I think looks most alike is Jason Lee and Ryan Reynolds. Its uncanny. Check them out at totallylookslike.com and search their names. Also see Peter No one and Ron White. Thanks for sharing.