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15 Siblings of Celebrities Who Built Their Own Careers in the Celebrity World

Being the brother or sister of a celebrity can be a very positive thing… or not so much. Some of them were unlucky and were doomed to remain in the shadow of their famous relative. On the other hand, there are examples of those who managed to walk their path, building their own name and avoiding the label of being “brother or sister of…”. This is the case of Ashlee Simpson, who made a great debut in her music career, as she came up with a proposal different from that presented by her sister, Jessica. The same happened with Jamie Lynn Spears, who became very well known after her work on the series Zoe 101, regardless of her sister Britney’s fame. These are examples that prove how much some brothers were also born to shine.

O awesome.club researched what the brothers of some celebrities have been doing professionally, and decided to show how they managed to conquer their own space.

1. Jamie Lynn Spears

Jamie Lynn Spears, in addition to being the younger sister of the pop princess, Britney Spears, has a consistent career as an actress. She became very famous when starring in the series Zoey 101, from Nickelodeon. At age 16, she became pregnant and temporarily withdrew from the entertainment industry. Between 2013 and 2016, she returned to TV, participating in the documentaries I Am Britney Jean and When the Lights Go Out, the latter starring her. In the production, Jamie Lynn shows the changes she has gone through during her life, and reflects on how she was judged for being a mother in her teens. Gradually, she resumed her career and released some work as a solo artist. Today, she is part of the cast of the series Sweet Magnoliasfrom Netflix.

2. Ashlee Simpson

Actress and singer, Ashlee is the sister of Jessica Simpson. The blonde became known thanks to the reality show called The Ashlee SimpsonShow, which showed behind-the-scenes footage from the recording of their first album, which brought hits like “Pieces of Me” and “La la”. In 2005, she released her second album, which, despite not being as successful as her previous work, was well received. In 2008, she would return to the world of music, but in a more discreet way and with an appeal aimed at an adult audience. These days, she sings with her husband, Evan Ross, (son of Diana Ross). The project name is Ashlee + Evan🇧🇷

3. Solange Knowles

Beyoncé’s sister is also active as a songwriter, actress, model and singer. At age 16, she released her first album, which featured tracks written and produced by the young woman. The work was not exactly a resounding success, but the critics considered that it had its value. In 2008, Solange released her second album, which did much better than her first, peaking at number nine on the list. Billboard 200🇧🇷 The third album was a huge hit, becoming number one in the United States. As if that were not enough, the song “Cranes in the Sky” earned a Grammy in 2016 in the category of Best R&B Performance. In 2019, Solange released her fourth work.

4. Casey Affleck

Casey is an actor and the younger brother of Ben Affleck. Between 1990 and 2000, he only played minor roles in films, having also collaborated with Ben on some of his projects. However, 2007 was a pivotal year for Casey’s career, who was highly praised for his performance in fear of truth and The murder by Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford. The latter film earned Casey an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. In 2017, Ben Affleck’s brother would finally win an Oscar, that of Best Actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea.

5. Elle Fanning

Younger sister of Dakota Fanning, Elle is an actress and model. The youngest of the clan began working in the film industry at the age of two, playing the baby version of Dakota in the film. A love lesson🇧🇷 She excelled in Daddy’s Nursery and Anywhere🇧🇷 feature that won a Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival. Furthermore, she has received major nominations for her work in Hollywood. In 2014, she ingratiated herself with critics and audiences alike by playing Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) in the film Maleficent. And soon, it will be possible to see the sisters acting together in The Nightingalea feature film based on the best-selling novel by Kristin Hannah.

6. Dave Franco

Dave is an actor and younger brother of James Franco. He participated in several television series such as Seventh Heaven, and stood out acting in films such as law Angels and Master trick🇧🇷 In 2011, the actor starred in the comedy Scared time and, in 2020, launched himself as a director with The Rentalhorror film starring his wife, Alison Brie.

7. Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth is an actress and the sister of famous twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Like her sisters, she began acting at a very young age, appearing in several films starring the twins, but her most important role would come in 2011, when she worked on the feature Martha Marcy May Marlene. The film earned him several nominations and several awards. She subsequently signed on to projects such as the remake of Godzilla🇧🇷 Avengers Age of Ultron🇧🇷 Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame, in which she played the Scarlet Witch. In early 2020, information emerged regarding WandaVisiona new Disney series that will have Elizabeth as the protagonist.

8. Big Frankie

Frankie is a producer, stage actor and YouTube celebrity, as well as being the middle brother of singer Ariana Grande. The young man acted in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, but before that he appeared in important productions, like Mamma Mia!. Frankie has produced theater shows and, since 2012, has been posting fun videos on YouTube. Along with Ariana, he carries out solidarity actions, being one of the founders of the organization. Broadway in South Africa.

9. Aaron Carter

Like his older brother, Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys), Aaron is a singer and songwriter. His career began in the late 1990s, and his debut album sold a million copies worldwide. The artist’s second work was so successful that it sold 3 million copies in the United States alone. The astronomical numbers made the young man appear in specials on the Nickelodeon channel and go on tour with the Backstreet Boys. At age 16, Aaron recorded what was supposed to be his last album. Since then, he has only appeared on TV shows like Dancing With the Stars and in Broadway musicals. In 2014, the artist announced his return to the recording industry, and his fifth work would be released the following year.

Despite the brothers being in the spotlight, the relationship between them is not at all good, to the point that Nick requested, in 2009, a removal order against Aaron.

10. Kendall and Kylie Jenner

Kendall and Kylie are famous sisters who do completely different things: the first is a model, while the second is a businesswoman and creator of her own line of cosmetics. They are the daughters of Caitlyn Jenner (born Bruce Jenner), who won a gold medal in the decathlon during the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal; and Kristen Mary Houghton, socialite and reality show producer Keeping Up with the Kardashians🇧🇷 That makes the two young half-sisters of the Kardashians (Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert) and the Jenners (Brody, Brandon, Burton and Cassandra).

Despite the last name, Kendall and Kylie became known worldwide through the program about the Kardashian side of the family. The popularity paved the way for Kendall to bet on a modeling career. Meanwhile, in 2019, Kylie became the youngest self-made billionaire in history.

11. Maggie Gyllenhaal

Sister of fellow actor Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie is another who works in the performing arts. Her career started with a movie that was directed by their father. Professional recognition would begin to solidify for her from her work in independent production. Donnie Darko. Then the actress appeared in the comedy Secretary, and was nominated for a Golden Globe. His filmography mixes productions of greater and lesser impact, with emphasis on Batman the dark knight and Mona Lisa’s Smile🇧🇷 In 2014, Maggie debuted on Broadway, in addition to starring in the TV miniseries The Honorable Woman, a project that earned the actress a Golden Globe. Between 2017 and 2019, she produced and starred in The Deuce and The Kindergarten Teacher.

12. Eric Roberts

Eric is an actor and older brother of Julia Roberts. He started his career with the film King of Gypsies, in addition to having worked in Express to Hell, receiving rave reviews and being nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Today Eric has more than 40 years of career, including important work in productions such as The Expendables🇧🇷 relentless hunt and Batman the dark knight🇧🇷 In addition, he participated in television productions, especially series. Eric is the father of promising actress Emma Roberts.

13. David Arquette

David is an actor and the younger brother of Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette. Fame came to him from his work in the productions Panic, I’ve never been kissed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer🇧🇷 David has not been able to keep his career high in TV comedies or dramas. Today, he dedicates himself to the wrestling business.

14. Tahj Mowry

The actor and singer is the younger brother of twins Tia and Tamera Mowry. His involvement with the entertainment industry started with the series Noise Genie🇧🇷 Afterwards, he participated in several Disney productions, including lending his voice to the character Wade in the animated series Kim Possible🇧🇷 In 2015, the young man released a six-track EP entitled future funk🇧🇷 In 2017, the actor starred in the film Welcome Matt🇧🇷

15. Mark Wahlberg

Actor, singer and producer, Mark was inspired by the successful career of his brother, Donnie (New Kids On The Block), and started rapping in the group Marky Mark & ​​the Funky Bunch. The young man had some success with his first album, and took advantage of the fame obtained to work as a model. It was only after that that his film career began, and today he is remembered for works such as A New Man, Diary of a teenager and Boogie Nights — Unlimited Pleasure🇧🇷 Mark has received multiple nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. Multifaceted, he produced several seasons of the series Entourage: Fame and Friendship🇧🇷 Today, he divides his time between art and business with Donnie (he and his brother have a restaurant), not to mention that he will soon be able to be seen on Netflix, with the film double change🇧🇷

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