If you’re feeling an unexpected jolt of sibling synchronicity today, that’s probably because — for the first time in human history — the beloved sitcom Sister, Sister is available to stream on Netflix.
And whether you choose to do a complete series binge from pilot to finale, or you’d prefer to simply bounce between seasons, you’re guaranteed to encounter some familiar (and unexpected!) faces.
We’re not just talking about celebrities making cameos as themselves, though there were also plenty of those. We’re talking about side characters played by the likes of Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union and the late Brittany Murphy — all before any of them even dreamed of becoming household names. We’re also looking back at a few seasoned entertainers, including RuPaul and Sherman Hemsley, who contributed memorable characters to the Sister, Sister canon.
Sister, Sister made household names out of Tia and Tamera Mowry, who starred as estranged twins who reunite as teenagers. The cast also included Jackee Harry as Tia’s adoptive mother Lisa, Tim Reid as Tamera’s adoptive father Ray, and Marques Houston as next-door neighbor Roger. After airing for two seasons on ABC (1994–1995), the show relocated to The WB, where it ran for four more (1995–1999).
Scroll down for a list of 15 famous faces you may not remember from the show’s original run, then drop a comment with your thoughts below. Did any other faces surprise you during your binge?