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Kiefer Sutherland's Twin Sister: Who Is She?

 Kiefer Sutherland has a twin sister

Kiefer Sutherland is a well-known actor in Hollywood, well recognized for his performances in dramatic films and television shows. Kiefer Sutherland is the son of famed actor Donald Sutherland, a Canadian actor who has been in the entertainment world for five decades. Still, Kiefer Sutherland isn't the only one in his family with a busy schedule - he has a twin brother who chose not to act in favor of another field in the entertainment industry.



Through the 1990s, Kiefer Sutherland remained a major player in the film industry, starring in films such as The Vanishing, Freeway, and Eye for an Eye.

Kiefer Sutherland's most well-known role to date was as Jack Bauer in the television series 24, which he landed in 2001. He went on to star in the critically acclaimed series for almost ten years until it was canceled in 2010 and even returned in 2014 for a sequel. Sutherland is still best recognized for his role as Jack Bauer, despite having been in a variety of other television shows and films, including the hit show Designated Survivor.

In addition to Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, another member of the Sutherland family has earned a name for herself in the industry. Rachel Sutherland is Kiefer Sutherland's twin sister, and she is seven minutes younger than her famous brother, according to IMDB.

Roeg Sutherland, Rossif Sutherland, and Angus Sutherland are Kiefer and Rachel Sutherland's three younger half-brothers. Rachel Sutherland may not be as well-known as Kiefer Sutherland, but she has a long list of notable credits on her portfolio.

Rachel Sutherland is an actress that works in the film industry.

Rachel Sutherland is an actress that works in the film industry.
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Rachel Sutherland, like her older twin brother, was born and raised in Canada. She followed Kiefer Sutherland into the film industry, though not as an actress. Rachel Sutherland has worked as a production manager on a number of Canadian television shows, including Nurses and Rookie Blue, according to BestLife.

Rachel Sutherland similarly avoids the limelight as much as possible, rarely appearing on red carpets or at commercial events. The Sutherland family's penchant for making movies and television shows is evident throughout the dynasty.

What made Kiefer Sutherland famous?

How did Kiefer Sutherland become famous?
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Kiefer Sutherland, the son of actors Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, was born in London in 1966. Kiefer Sutherland's family moved to California when he was two years old, where they lived for several years before Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas divorced. Kiefer Sutherland relocated to Ontario, Canada, with his mother when he was a child, where he spent most of his youth.

Kiefer Sutherland opted to take acting lessons when he was a youngster because he wanted to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He began auditioning for numerous productions and was cast in minor roles in TV shows and Canadian television films. Despite his show-business contacts, Sutherland had to wait several years for his big break.

Kiefer Sutherland had his big break in the 1980s with films like Stand by Me and At Close Range. Kiefer Sutherland rose to prominence after appearing in the cult movie The Lost Boys, in which he played a teenage vampire named David.

Kiefer Sutherland continued to act in high-profile films throughout the next few years, including the Western Young Guns.