23 Celebrities Who Appeared In Their Significant Other's Movies And TV Shows

    When Olivia Wilde cast Jason Sudeikis in Booksmart, she joked, "His entire relationship with me has been one long audition for Booksmart, and he nailed it."

    1. Zach Braff directed Florence Pugh in their new upcoming film A Good Person (2023). They began dating shortly after he directed her in another project In the Time It Takes to Get There in 2019.

    Side-by-side of Florence Pugh and Zach Braff

    2. Dave Franco has directed his wife, Alison Brie, in movies like The Rental (2020) and Somebody I Used to Know (2023).

    Alison Brie and Dave Franco

    3. Mike Flanagan directed his wife, Kate Siegel, in several horror movies and shows, including Oculus (2013), Hush (2016), Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), Gerald's Game (2017), The Haunting of Hill House (2018), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), and Midnight Mass (2021).

    Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel posing together, and Kate Siegel's character Theo in The Haunting of Hill House.

    4. Olivia Wilde cast and directed her ex-fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, in Booksmart (2019) back when they were still together.

    Jason Sudeikis posing with Olivia Wilde, and Jason's as the principal in Booksmart

    5. Helena Bonham Carter starred in several of Tim Burton's movies when they were together, like Planet of the Apes (2001), Big Fish (2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), and Dark Shadows (2012).

    Tim Burton posing with Helena Bonham Carter and Helena's as the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland

    6. Janet Mock directed her boyfriend, Angel Bismark Curiel, in several episodes of Pose (2018-2021).

    Angel and Janet posing and Angel looking mad in Pose.

    7. Maggie Gyllenhaal cast and directed her husband Peter Sarsgaard in her directorial debut The Lost Daughter (2021).

    Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal

    8. John Krasinski directed and starred alongside his wife, Emily Blunt, for A Quiet Place (2018) and worked with her again in A Quiet Place Part II (2020).

    Emily Blunt posing with John Krasinski and Emily's character looking afraid in A Quiet Place.

    9. Leslie Mann has been in several of husband Judd Apatow's movies, like The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), This Is 40 (2012), and The Bubble (2022).

    Leslie and Judd posing and Leslie's character in The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

    10. Angelina Jolie directed Brad Pitt in By the Sea (2015), which was their first film together since they met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005).

    Angelina posing with Brad and Brad's character in By the Sea

    11. James Gunn cast and directs his wife Jennifer Holland in their series Peacemaker (2022–).

    James Gunn and Jennifer Holland

    12. Kate Winslet got the script for Revolutionary Road (2008) from her agent and convinced her then-husband Sam Mendes to direct it.

    Kate Winslet posing with Sam Mendes and Kate's character in Revolutionary Road.

    13. Frances McDormand has starred in several of husband Joel Coen's films, including Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Fargo (1996), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), and Burn After Reading (2008).

    Joel and Frances posing and Frances' character in Fargo.

    14. Kenneth Branagh cast and directed his then-wife Emma Thompson in Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), Peter's Friends (1992), and Much Ado About Nothing (1993).

    Kenneth and Emma posing together and Emma's character wearing a wig in Henry V.

    15. Tim Robbins cast his former partner, Susan Sarandon, in Dead Man Walking (1995), a role she won her first Academy Award for.

    Susan posing with Tim and Susan's character in Dead Man Walking.

    16. Lauren Morelli cast and directed her wife, Samira Wiley, in a short film called Hum (2017).

    Lauren and Samira posing and Samira in Hum.

    17. Janicza Bravo cast and directed her former husband, Brett Gelman, in Lemon (2017).

    Janicza posing with Brett and Brett's character in Lemon.

    18. Dax Shepard directed and starred alongside his wife, Kristen Bell, in Hit and Run (2012) and CHiPs (2017).

    Dax and Kristen posing and Kristen's character Karen in CHiPs

    19. Jane Wagner cast and directed her wife, Lily Tomlin, in Moment by Moment (1978).

    Jane and Lily posing together and Lily in Moment By Moment.

    20. Guy Ritchie was married to Madonna when he cast her in his movie Swept Away (2002).

    Madonna and Guy Ritchie

    21. Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig wrote Frances Ha (2012) together, and then she starred in it, and he directed it. She also starred in one of his more recent movies White Noise (2022).

    Greta and Noah posing and Greta's character in Frances Ha.

    22. Seth Rogen convinced his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, to cast him in her movie Like Father (2018).

    Seth and Lauren posing and their movie premiere and Seth's character in Like Father.

    23. Melissa McCarthy has acted alongside her husband, Ben Falcone, in many of the movies he's directed, including Tammy (2014), Life of the Party (2018), Superintelligence (2020), and Thunder Force (2021).

    Ben and Melissa posing at the Oscars and Melissa's character in Life of the Party.