It Turns Out Reese Witherspoon Basically Has An Identical Twin

Big Little Lies star showed the world her double in an Instagram video

By Lena Grossman Aug 14, 2018 12:10 AMTags
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Reese Witherspoon has an identical twin and this is no big little lie. 

Witherspoon and her lookalike Marilee Lessley aren't identical due to genetics, but rather by some heavenly coincidence.

The Big Little Lies star introduced Marilee to her followers in an Instagram video with the utmost enthusiasm. "Okay guys I want to introduce you to someone who has been working with me for years," she said. "This is Marilee and she's my double. Don't we look alike?!"

Marilee then chimes in: "We do. We totally look alike."

According to the Legally Blonde actress' Instagram caption, she and Marilee have worked together on five movies together, and now the doppleganger is bringing her talent to Monterey, Calif. as Madeline Mackenzie's double.

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Marilee isn't the only new face in town on the set of BLL. Legend Meryl Streep joined the cast to play Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Celeste Wright's (Nicole Kidman) late husband, Perry (Alexander Skarsgård). There's not too much we know about Streep's addition to the show, except for the fact that Madeleine chucks an ice cream cone at Mary.

Throwing a cone at Streep was definitely a highlight for the producer. Witherspoon said, "I have to say it was like top five moments of my career."

Check out more photos below of celebrities and their non-famous look-alikes.

Margot Robbie

What do you think? Does this TikTok star totally resemble Margot Robbie's character Harley Quinn or what?

Taylor Swift

Not a twin from your dreams! Social media users had to ask "Tswift is that you boo," after TikToker Ashley (@traumarn13) blew up over her bathtub laundry routine. Taylor Swift has met her match. 

Prince Harry

Fans couldn't get over how much the duke and this dad look alike! Even the doppelgänger's own child was confused after seeing Prince Harry's photo on the cover of a magazine.

Daniel Radcliffe

You're a wizard, Harry...er, Felix. Fans couldn't believe how much French recording artist Felix Lalo looked like the Harry Potter actor, with one follower writing, "You are his clone. I thought you were him. Wow."

 

Ed Sheeran

Not only does this doppelgänger resemble the singer, but he's also performed as him. He even has a website in which he's dubbed "Ed Sheeran's Double." However, the social media star's real name is Nic and he lives in Germany. 

Harry Styles

After a TikTok user captured a clip of a local Starbucks barista named Sean, the Internet went wild, pointing out his uncanny resemblance to the "Watermelon Sugar" singer. One customer even asked, "Are you Harry Styles? We're literally listening to your song right now."

Ariana Grande

Wow! TikTok user Paige Niemann is rising to fame with her impression of Ariana Grande. In fact, the social media star has more than 10.3 million followers and frequently rocks looks inspired by the singer in videos. And Grande has seen the posts When the singer watched a video of Paige's impersonation, she took to social media to react, tweeting, "i just wonder whyyyy the cat voice / dialogue. [crying emoji] i am sure she is the sweetest sweet sweetheart forreal !! but it's definitley bizarre seeing people blend the two worlds lmao."

Jennifer Lopez

Swole sisters? Houston-based bodybuilder Janice Garay is without a doubt the pop star's secret twin.

"I was like, ‘No, I'm not J. Lo, I'm J from Houston,'" Garry told KHOU in terms of the viral reaction to their similarities. "It never really crossed my mind to where the whole world says I look like J. Lo."

 

Gigi Hadid

Dutch model Iza Ijzerman is described as the catwalk queen's "curvy" twin. There's no denying both beauties share similar features, including their their perfectly plump pouts, light blue eyes and button noses. 

"The first time someone mentioned it was on Instagram," IJzerman told Refinery29 in 2017. "When I signed with MiLK, they posted a picture with the caption ‘The new curvy Gigi Hadid,' so that's the moment I realized it might be true!"

Rihanna

Even the singer was shocked by the similarities between her and this little girl, writing on Instagram, "Almost drop my phone. how?" And she wasn't the only one. "Looks like your mini me," one follower wrote. Added another fan, "Really she looks a lot like you."

Ariana Grande (Again!)

Instagram sensation Jacky Vasquez told E! News of the constant comparisons to the "Side to Side" songstress, "It feels amazing to be compared to Ariana since I see her as a sister. She's so beautiful, so it kinda boosts my self-esteem when people tell me that. I honestly don't know she feels about the comparisons but to me, it's a huge compliment!"

Scarlett Johansson

After a Reddit user posted a photo of his 72-year-old grandmother Geraldine Dodd at age 22, it went viral and caught the attention of her modern-day doppelganger Scarlett Johansson. The duo ultimately attended the Rough Night premiere together, and in the actress' words, got "kind of trashed!" 

"Oh my gosh, I have a doppelganger," ScarJo said on The Late Show in 2017. "This grandson posted it on Reddit and I don't have any social media presence. This came to me purely because people were like, 'Oh my God, you have a doppelganger and it's crazy. So I looked at this link online."

Leonardo DiCaprio

The Oscar-winning actor has a Swedish twin! Not really, but Swedish man Konrad Annerud could definitely pass for a 20-something-year-old Leo. His followers think so, too! "You look like young @leonardodicaprio," one wrote. Added another fan, "@leonardodicaprio You should know your double."

Taylor Swift

When she's not in costume, Kansas-based cosplayer April Gloria bears an uncanny resemblance to the internationally famous pop star. Even fans couldn't get over how similar they looked as the photos went viral.

Ed Sheeran (Again!)

A 2-year-old toddler named Isla went viral for her uncanny resemblance to the "Shape of You" songwriter. Ed himself responded, saying on ITV's Good Morning Britain, "She's not mine! It's mad the kind of things that go viral."

Steve Harvey

The Family Feud host came face-to-face with his "better looking" twin named Olden. As the full-time pastor put it, "Every single day of my life, people will come up to me and call me Steve Harvey."

Angelina Jolie

The A-list movie star has a possible film stand-in thanks to Scottish woman Chelsea Marr, whose striking facial features caught the attention of many Jolie fans in 2015. 

"I am extremely flattered to be compared to the amazing Angelina Jolie!" Marr wrote in part of a 2015 Facebook post. "Thank you to those of you who took the time to comment on these articles/Instagram/blogs etc some of the comments are so lovely and it is very admirable and quite refreshing actually to see girls (and guys) saying kind things even though they don't know me, so thank you so much!!"

As it turns out, Marilee isn't the only one who looks pretty identical to the Draper James designer. Witherspoon's 18-year-old daughter Ava Philippe could potentially be another body double for her mom. There's some pretty clear photographic evidence that this mother-daughter duo brings #twinning to an entirely new level.