Twin sisters separated at birth and reunited via Facebook some 25 years later.
Samantha ended up being raised in Verona, NJ, Anaïs in Paris.Samantha went on to study theater arts and anthropology at Boston University and move to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
Anaïs studied textiles at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Art in France and fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London, and works as a designer.
Early last year Anaïs spotted a young woman in a YouTube video that looked shockingly similar to herself. Anaïs did some internet sleuthing and discovered that that girl was Samantha, an American actress now living in L.A.
Her research revealed that they had both been adopted and shared a birthday—Anaïs knew this couldn’t be a coincidence and reached out to Samantha via Facebook.
The pair corresponded frequently over the next several months and their budding relationship culminated when Samantha and her family traveled to London to meet Anaïs and her’s in May 2013.
“Meeting each other in person was...weird. Even after seeing each other and talking every single day online,” Samantha said.
The pair decided to make a documentary of their once-in-a-lifetime experience and raised $40,000 via Kickstarter.
Now the girls are going through a second round of Kickstarter funding to finish their full-length documentary.
"We are firm supporters of the social media world. Having access to such a powerful resource as Kickstarter, we are beyond grateful to have the chance to complete this project with the generous support of the people who are truly invested," the sisters wrote on their Kickstarter page. "Without the world of social media, we would have never been able to connect."