25 Acting Duos Who Were So Perfectly Cast Together, They Are Too Good To Go Unnoticed

We asked the BuzzFeed Community which TV kids and parents look so alike, they could be related IRL. Here’s what they said:

1. Olivia (Carla Gugino) and Theo Crain (Kate Siegel) from The Haunting of Hill House


“They look so much alike, it’s scary.”


2. Elena (Reese Witherspoon) and Lexie Richardson (Jade Pettyjohn) from Little Fires Everywhere


“Jade specifically made me do a double-take because she looks so much like Reese’s IRL daughter, Ava.”


3. Sasha (Lindsay Price) and Izzie Taylor (Fivel Stewart) from Atypical


“While watching Atypical, I kept thinking Izzie looked like Lindsay Price, then, low and behold, we’re introduced to Lindsay Price as her mother in the show. I really thought they were related somehow, but nope.”


4. Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) and Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) from Glee


“I was 100% convinced they were mother and daughter on Glee. They look so much alike, and their voices are so similar too.”


5. Hayley Marshall (Phoebe Tonkin) and Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) from The Originals

The CW

“They actually look like mother and daughter, it’s wild.”


6. Victoria (Daphne Zuniga) and Brooke Davis (Sophia Bush) from One Tree Hill

The WB

“They definitely looked like real-life daughter and mother.”


7. Nalini (Poorna Jagannathan) and Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) from Never Have I Ever



8. Lori (Julianne Nicholson) and Ryan Ross (Cameron Mann) from Mare of Easttown


“I think HBO shows, in general, do a fantastic job of casting parent/child roles, but I was stunned at how much their facial features look alike, and how Cameron literally looks like he could be Julianne’s child!”


9. Mary (Shelley Conn) and Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran) from Bridgerton


—Nora Dominick

10. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Mia Smoak (Katherine McNamara) from Arrow

The CW

“They look so similar!!! William and Oliver look pretty similar too. The Arrowverse in general does a really good job with this.”


11. Jackie (Tamsin Greig) and Jonny Goodman (Tom Rosenthal) from Friday Night Dinner

Channel 4

“I was convinced they were blood related and even researched them up.”


12. Eleanor (Margaret Colin) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) from Gossip Girl

The CW

“They have very similar features and could pass as relatives.”


13. Sarah (Kathy Kiera Clarke) and Orla McCool (Louisa Harland) from Derry Girls



14. Mia (Kerry Washington) and Pearl Warren (Lexi Underwood) from Little Fires Everywhere


—Jen Abidor

15. Charlotte (Karoline Eichhorn) and Elisabeth Doppler (Carlotta von Falkenhayn) and from Dark


“If anyone’s watched Dark on Netflix, the casting is ridiculously good! Elizabeth and Charlotte especially. Without spoiling too much, it’s a show where it’s REALLY IMPORTANT that some kids and their parents look alike and they nailed it.”


16. Bobbi (Susie Essman) and Ilana Wexler (Ilana Glazer) from Broad City

Comedy Central


17. Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) from Gilmore Girls

The WB


18. Joyce (Kristine Sutherland) and Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The WB

“They’re so believable as mother and daughter!”


19. Phoebe (Teri Garr) and um, Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) from Friends



20. Laura Fine-Baker (Monet Mazur) and Liv Baker (Samantha Logan) from All American

The CW


21. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) from Riverdale

The CW

“I think they look so alike and have great chemistry!”


22. Sophie (Lesley Ann Warren) and Susan (Teri Hatcher) from Desperate Housewives

ABC / Everett

“When I watched Lesley in the 1985 movie Clue she reminded me so much of Teri.”


23. Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) and Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) from Jane the Virgin

The CW


24. Ellie Harp (Sheryl Lynn Lee) and Peyton Sawyer (Hilarie Burton) from One Tree Hill

The WB

“I always thought Lee was a really good casting choice, they totally look like mother and daughter.”


25. And finally, Ellis Grey (Kate Burton), Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), and Ellis Shepherd (Caitlyn Leone) from Grey’s Anatomy


“Meredith’s daughter Ellis looks like her namesake and grandma Ellis. It’s great casting!”


Obviously, we couldn’t fit everyone into one post, so tell us which other TV families you think look alike in the comments below!