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The 13 Most Famous Black Twin Actors

Generally, twins have always been considered to be a sign of spiritual power and happiness in various parts of the globe.

For instance, the Yoruba community regards them as powerful beings who can bring luck to the community. Therefore, twins, particularly identical twins, have always drawn attention to themselves.

Their unique connection makes them exceptional and as celebrities, they naturally draw in more fans. This has made it easier for them to dominate the industry like the following black twin actors:  

1. Amari and Amir O’Neil

The twin boys became popular after playing “Michael” in “White Water” a TV One movie. The twins were so unique and great actors that most of us didn’t know they shared the role. The pair have always been interested in acting and were entertaining their family at age 3 with their unique Nickelodeon antics.

But they had to wait until they were 7 years old to land their role in “White Water.” Amir has featured in the “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Marlon” while Amari has featured in “NCIS,” ”Raven’s Home,” and “The Wonder Years.

2. Peter and Paul Okoye

Paul and Peter made a name for themselves as a music group known as P-Square. The duo revolutionized the African music industry and even got a record deal with Konvict Music.

Other than their hits, do you know that they have featured in various movies and reality TV series?

They played themselves in an animated series “The Alingos” while Peter was a judge at the “Dance with Peter” show. Peter has also acted in the movie “Lionheart” which was released in 2018.

3. Taiwo and Kehinde Adebayo

These twins gained popularity after featuring in several Nigerian movies, particularly the Yoruba films. Their resemblance gave them a huge presence in various movies making their journey easier in the industry.  

4. Elozonam and Kanso

Did you know that the former Big Brother Naija star, Elozonam, has a twin brother?

Elozonam and Kanso are quite close and have made a name for themselves as influencers.

Elozonam made a name for himself in the Big Brother House, but his brother is also an exceptional art director.

5. Kevin and Karlon Bonsu

The Ghanaian-British twins have made a name for themselves as DJs, models, and actors.

The Bonsu twins run their own creative agency and “Mission Statement Magazine.”

Karlon and Kevin Bonsu have modeled for some of the top brands including Gucci. They even appeared on Peckham’s Finest” an ITV reality show. 

6. Tiki & Ronde Barber

Other than being known as great actors, the twins were exceptional American Football players with over 10 years in the league.

Tiki was a running back while Ronde was a cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After retiring, Ronde started an acting career and has managed to feature in “Bones.”

On the other hand, Tiki has starred in “Orange is the New Black” and “Knight Rider.

7. Oros and Prince Mampofu

The Mampofu twins are known for following their sister’s footsteps.

Lunathi, their older sister, is a famous actress, who starred in “Ingozi,” an SABC1 drama.

Oros studied performance arts and got a lead role in “Skeem Saam.” Prince may appear in many roles but he prefers being the content creator and together they run Khela Production.

8. Marco and Marcel Spaumer

Marcel and Marco are 32 years old South African actors who appeared in “Suidooster” a KykNET soap.

In the TV series, Marcel was a writer while his twin brother played Tim Plooy.

The brothers don’t compete and are always glad when one of them gets a role in any movie. But their dream is to act in films together and even write a book.   

9. Kenny Lucas and Keith Lucas

The Lucas brothers are known celebrities who work as actors, producers, writers, and comedians.

The brothers wrote the highly rated movie “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

As actors they have starred in “22 Jump Street,” “Arrested Development,” and “Dope state.”

Additionally, the Lucas Brothers are regular comedians at the Comedy Cellar.

10. Joseph and Joel Harold

Since the twins are from a military family, their main goal was completing school and joining the Air Force.

But everything changed in 2011 after they got interested in film making and relocated to LA.

The twins managed to produce and write several web series and short films that were screened in various film festivals. 

11. Brian and Brandon Casey

Fans of the R&B music know and love the Jagged Edge twins who have blessed us with some of the best hits of this generation.

The group has 10 studio albums and still performs together to date.

They are also known for their acting roles in various TV series, reality TV, and movies like “Night School” and “Little.”

12. Horace and Harvey Grant

Harvey and his twin Horace are retired NBA players who were drafted in the 1980s.

Horace went to Chicago Bulls while Harvey was drafted to Washington Bullets.

After retiring Horace became an art director and actor who featured in the 2004 “Baby’s Momma Drama” movie.

Are Lamar and Laverne Cox Twins?

Yes, Lamar and Laverne Cox are indeed twins. Laverne Cox, known for her role in “Orange is the New Black,” has an identical twin transgender brother, M. Lamar.

While Laverne gained recognition as an actress, M. Lamar is renowned as an American composer, performer, and artist, known for his work in various art forms like film, sculpture, installation, and performance.

Their close bond and shared experiences have contributed to their success in their respective fields.

Unlike Lamar who identifies as LGBTQ but doesn’t want to be labeled, Laverne has openly shared her journey as a transgender woman, reflecting her authentic identity despite being assigned male at birth.

Also Check: 10 Black Twin Actresses You Probably Didn’t Know About

As you can see, the world of entertainment flourishes with many Black twin actors, whose remarkable talent and shared experiences captivate audiences globally. As we celebrate their achievements and unique contributions, let us continue to support and uplift Black talent in all its forms.

Nikita Waruguru

Nikita Waruguru is a Kenyalogue freelance writer who focuses on TV, celebrity gossip, and pop culture. She's been interested in TV and entertainment from a young age. She wrote her first blog post 10 years ago and has since written more than 3000 news articles, features, and lists. When she's not writing about the latest Netflix reality shows, you can find her binge-watching one or listening to music.

Nikita Waruguruhttp://kenyalogue.com
Nikita Waruguru is a Kenyalogue freelance writer who focuses on TV, celebrity gossip, and pop culture. She's been interested in TV and entertainment from a young age. She wrote her first blog post 10 years ago and has since written more than 3000 news articles, features, and lists. When she's not writing about the latest Netflix reality shows, you can find her binge-watching one or listening to music.
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