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Celebrity Look-alike

I’ve been told I look like a lot of different people. My least favorite comparison is Brett Butler. Remember her? She was that horrible comedian from the 90s. And the most complimentary comparison was Kristen Bell.

Until now…

Last week my lovely friend Summer’s three-year-old niece was looking through the pictures on Summer’s phone and saw this:

She excitedly said, “It’s Hannah Montana!” Coming from a little girl that’s possibly the best compliment ever, and I’ll take it!

I think celebrity comparisons are incredibly entertaining.  Who have you been told you look like?


  • Brett Butler! LOL! Sorry… But I do kinda see it.


  • I’ve been told I look like Melissa Joan Heart before but the worst ever was when someone told me I looked like Becky from Rosanne (the original Becky…not the cute one that ended up on Scrubs) LAME!

  • In high school people called me “Little Brit” because I was petite with blond hair. I’ve also been compared to Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson, Pat Benatar, and a young Sally Field. Kind of ridiculous as none of them look alike.

  • I remember Brett Butler. Aside from the fact that she looks like she has perma-scowl, she’s not bad looking.

    I’ve been told I look like Cate Blanchett and the Mona Lisa. I don’t think either is accurate (even though I actually do have a picture of myself that I think resembles the Mona Lisa). I’ve had a lot of people tell me I look like a sister of someone they know, though, so maybe I’ve got a local doppelganger.

  • i hate to say it. but i see the Brett Butler thing as well! i get meg ryan comparisons on almost a monthly basis. a few years ago i heard shakira comparisons

  • Oh… I forgot to answer your question. The only “celebrity” I even remotely resemble is the singer Bryan Adams. He’s got about 12 years on me though, so you’d have to extrapolate.

  • I have had a couple of people who read your blog and column tell me you look like Jennie Garth. I’ll have to find this picture of her someone showed me once, she looked JUST like you.

  • I’ve gotten Kate Winslet which I’m 100% flattered by.

  • I’ve been told by many, many people that I look like Chris Farley. Dude was not an attractive man by any stretch of the imagination. To them I say, “…I wish you would just SHUT YOUR YAPPER!”

  • Some say I look like Moby. No, not the dick.The singer. Others say, just another completly screwed up catholic boy.

  • Nikki Taylor, woop woop!

    And, get this one, Carol Burnett!

  • I once got Hillary Clinton and I never got over it.

    My favorite? The little brother from Freaks and Geeks.

  • Minnie Driver. For example, “She looks like the girl who thinks she looks like a rhinocerous in Circle of Friends.”

    “Minnie Driver?”

    “No, the bigger brunette one.”

    “Minnie Driver.”

    “No, the one with the hair.”

    “I think you are talking about Minnie Driver.”

    “yes, Minnie Driver.”

  • I keep getting told that I look by Julia Roberts.

    My least favorite was being told I look like Sarah Palin during the election.

  • I was half-tempted to charge on stage after “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men” during Sundance to try and pass myself off as Jim.

  • John Lennon or Jesus are the most frequent for me.

    When I have the time, I try to explain to the Jesus people that there is no way a Jewish rabbi in Palestine two millenia ago looked even remotely like me.

    But who am I to question the euro centric oil paintings they grew up with?

  • So I totally just had to Google Brett Butler and you are so much hotter than she ever was!
    As for me, you and Kel are the only people who have ever told me I look like a celebrity and I so don’t think I look like Audrina from the Hills, but then again, I had to Google that one too.

  • I get Jennie Garth quite a bit and as much as I loved that when I was younger and obsessed with BH 90210 that I don’t really see it.

  • I got Helen Hunt and Jodi Foster all the time in my twenties. I haven’t heard too many celebrity comparisons in the past few years though.

  • I have to admit that I clicked on the Brett Butler picture and was momentarily taken aback because you do look very similar. However, rest assured that even though there is a resemblance…you are definitely much, much better looking. I’ve been told I look like Molly Ringwald and Drew Barrymore…great. I don’t have red hair, and I’m not a hippie, so I don’t get it.

  • I remember Brett Butler.
    You do kinda resemble her.
    Except you’re funnier.

  • Anna Chlumsky from My Girl. It’s the nose.

  • Ready?

    That internet gadget WOULD NOT STOP comparing me with James Spader.

  • Tha is funny. I had a kid at the middle school say that I looked like Obama.
    Then I lied and said that I was his cousin. lol

  • I was once told that I look like Molly Ringwald and Andie McDowell. The only thing I have in common with these two people is that they have the same name as me (or in Molly Ringwald’s case, she played Andie in Pretty in Pink). Other than the name, I look nothing like these women. Seriously.

    And you know, you do really kinda look like Brett Butler, but take heart, it could be worse. I work with a girl who looks like Kevin Bacon. I do not lie.

  • Drew Barrymore, but I think it was just when she was in that movie where she was a nerd…”I’m not Josie Grosse any more!”

    I think you are the most popular person I know now…

  • Hannah Montana? I would have kissed her, how hot are you!!

    I always heard Tori SPelling when I was younger.

  • edward norton
    russell crowe
    tim robbins

    if only…

  • i don’t think i’ve ever been compared to anyone. oh wait…my husband sometimes says that i am sporting my eddie van halen look. yeah…he’s not getting any!

  • When my daughter was little she would carry around a photo of Elizabeth Taylor circa Cat on a hot tin roof, and tell everyone it was her mummy…. awww

  • I was told I look like Sandra Oh, which is so not the case. I think it was a case of “alllooksame”


  • My look-alike status changes based on my hair, apparently. When I was at my skinniest with black hair I had a friend who was so convinced I looked like Angelina Jolie that he called me “Angie”. (Obviously he’s insane.) Recently I’ve gotten Katherine Heigl a ton, which I love.

  • Morgan Freeman. But you have to get really close to your computer screen when looking at my blogger photo. Yes, I know that’s not an actual photo.

    I decided that wouldn’t do, so I asked someone in the office. She said, “You look like Cate Blanchett in that movie where she played a guy.” Sooooooo, Morgan Freeman it is!!!

  • this is who you remind me of. From “It’s Always Sunny in Philedelphia” http://tinyurl.com/cjup77

  • On about 10 unrelated occasions I’ve had people randomly tell me that I look like or have the mannerisms of Thora Birch. Particularly in Ghost World.

  • I’ve gotten Natalie Wood. Not complaining. I don’t think I’ve gotten anything else though really. My boyfriend looks like Brad Paisley. My friends pointed this out to me a while back and people often agree. I think it’s funny.

    And it’s awesome that someone (Courtney’s comment) said you look like Sweet D in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” But I agree completely.

  • There’s a celebrity doppelganger photo analyst here – http://www.myheritage.com/celebrity-face-recognition.

    It says I look like James Spader.

  • Gloria Estefan. EVERY.FREAKIN.DAY. since about 1986.

  • I’ve heard–on numerous occasions–that I look like Matthew Mcconaughey. I won’t necessarily agree but I’ll take it!

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  • I hear ALL OF THE TIME that i look like AUDRINA PATRIDGE i was wondering if anyone knew of a contest that I could enter?

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