One Lopez sister is a journalist and TV presenter who once won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Morning News Program.” The other is Jenny from the block. We know who our money is on for the title of “more interesting.”
The older brother of Killing Joke singer and general musical polymath Jaz Coleman is a theoretical physicist who works in something called “theoretical condensed matter physics.” We’re not entirely sure he’s more interesting than his brother, but he’s just clearly just as hyper-intelligent and talented (and the two collaborated a while back on a physics-themed music project called Music of the Quantum, which looks fascinating, if somewhat esoteric).
Anyone who saw his breakout performance in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and/or his frankly terrifying turn in The Killer Inside Me should be in no doubt as to Casey Affleck’s acting abilities, and there’s also the fact that he directed the enduringly bizarre I’m Still Here. Happily, both the film industry and movie aficionados appreciate his talent, but to the general public, he’s still Ben’s little brother. Sigh.
Maria Anna Mozart
Young Wolfgang apparently idolized his older sister as he was growing up — she was a talented pianist and harpsichordist, and also a prolific composer. Of course, the opportunities for women to pursue music in the 18th century weren’t exactly thick on the ground, and once she reached marriageable age, she was forced to stop performing — sadly, none of her compositions survive today. She’s remained an enduringly fascinating character, though, inspiring everything from novels to band names.