We are always trying to figure out which celebrity we look like or which celebrities look alike. And who hasn’t stared for too long on photographs of celebrity parents and children who are near clones. And speaking of near clones, nothing is more interesting than celeb twins though... well probably more interesting than twins are those strangers who look like celebs. The Root takes a look at the Black celebrities that have twins, whether they’re related or not.
Niecy & Dia Nash
Talk about copy & paste. Dia inherited so many of her mother’s features that the two almost look exactly like.
Ice Cube & Oshea Jackson Jr.
Wait, why did I include a picture of two Ice Cubes? I think I made a mistake.
Erykah Badu & Puma Curry
She stole her famous mama’s face, yall. Not only did Puma get all of her mother’s looks. She might also gotten her singing ability.
P. Diddy & Christian Combs
Out of all P. Diddy’s children, Christian is the one who most resembles his father.
Beyoncé & Blue Ivy Carter
Not only do the mother/daughter duo look alike, but Blue Ivy also might’ve inherited her mother’s on-stage presence.
Tia & Tamera Mowry
This particular set of twins has always been stuck together. Whether it’s in Sister, Sister, Seventeen Again, or Twitches. The word “twins” and these two women have always been synonymous.
Tasha & Sidra Smith
Tasha Smith may be the more well-known sister thanks to her roles in Daddy’s Little Girls, Why Did I Get Married? and The Longshots. But Sidra has accomplished a lot in her own right thanks to her producing and writing credits on A Luve Tale, Daredevil and Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.
Malika & Khadija Haqq
Khadijah is known for being close friends with Khloe Kardashian and also appeared on Keeping Up With Kardashians while the show aired for the better part of 14 years. Both sisters did appear in the 2005 Disney film Sky High.
Tiki & Ronde Barber
These twin brothers not only look just alike, but they also decided to go into the same profession. Both played college football at the University of Virginia, Tiki as a running back and Rnde as a cornerback, and both played in the NFL. Ronde played 16 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tiki played 10 years with the New York Giants.
Markieff & Marcus Morris
Similar to the Barber Twins, both Markeiff and Marcus played college basketball at the University of Kansas and both still play in the NBA. They even got drafted back to back in the 2011 NBA Draft. Currently, Markieff plays for the Brooklyn Nets and Marcus plays for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Don Cheadle & Freddie Gibbs
Don Cheadle and Freddie Gibbs have always had fun with fans confusing the two entertainers. Oftentimes, journalists on the red carpet jokingly mistake the two for fun. The “twinemies” recently traded words on social media.
Chris Rock & Mario
I haven’t noticed that Mario and Chris Rock look just alike until now. Mario almost looks like Rock’s younger brother, but they have no blood relation. In 2018, Mario discussed how fans often mistake him for the successful comedian.
The Game & Jidenna
I just find this one funny because The Game almost looks like a more evil version of the game. It’s funny because although the two are both rappers, their music could not be any more different. The two even went as each other for Halloween!
K. Michelle & Keyshia Cole
These talented R&B singers look so much alike. It’s hard to believe they are not related? The two might have gone through different hairstyles over the years but they will always look a like to me.
Andra Day & Rihanna
These two talented singers are not related, except for their success as entertainers. Rihanna is one of the most successful singers in the world and Day is an accomplished singer and actor. She’s been nominated for Grammys and was most-recently nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in The United States vs. Billie Holiday.
Ja Rule & Jeffrey Bruce Atkins Jr.
Ja Rule’s son, Jeffrey Bruce Atkins jr., almost looks more like him than he does!
Lisa Bonet & Zoe Kravitz
If you didn’t know these two were mother and daughter I don’t know what to tell you. They’re pracitcally twins. Look at them!
Diana Ross & Tracee Ellis Ross
This one may be unknown for some, but yes, the hilarious Tracee Ellis Ross doesn’t just happen to look the legendary Diana Ross, she’s her daughter. Just look at them.
Keri & Yara Shahidi
Talk about copy & paste. Yara literally looks like a lighter-skinned version of her mother.
Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith & Adrienne Banfield-Norris
I could’ve just included Willow and Jada, or Jada and Adrienne, but they all host Red Table Talk and it’s so crazy every time I watch it because the three look so much a like. Just look at the clip!
This story was updated on April 1, 2023