If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: Identical Twins Separated at Birth Launch Foundation to Help Fellow Adoptees. She cofounded Kindred: The Foundation for Adoption with fellow actress Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee), a Korean adoptee and a producer on Twinsters. “I was shocked,” Bordier told PEOPLE of her discovery. The real-life story told in “Twinsters” — separated-at-birth twins find each other and reunite — is less unusual than it once was, thanks to the Internet. It can be anyone you choose to accept into your life. When the twins came face to face in the living room of the AirBnB apartment, all they could do was stare. “We had similar tastes, similar activities, everything. Published: 15:34 EDT, 13 November 2014 | Updated: 03:05 EDT, 14 November 2014. On February 21, 2013, Samantha, an American actor living in Los Angeles, received a message via Facebook that would drastically change her life. Opens In Korea March 3rd, Celebrity Names with the Letter S: Part 1, John Williams, A Lifetime Of Oscars Nominations. Two wonderful young women - strangers living thousands of miles apart found that they shared a life-changing secret, Seeing double: They decided to make a documentary about their experience and say they've already heard from countless other adoptees thanking them, Documentary: Anaïs Bordier and Samantha Futerman, 26, are now making a documentary to chart the moment when they finally get the results of a DNA test that proves they are twins, Parent trap: Suspected twins Anais Bordier, left, and Samantha Futerman, right, during their very first conversation, via Skype; Bordier lives in London while Futerman lives in Los Angeles, My other half:  The two young women launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary and meet each other in person. Bordier appreciates it. Great Story, so glad they found each other while they are still young enough to enjoy what they have found. Referring to the film Parent Trap, where Lindsay Lohan plays identical twins growing up in London and the States, Anais wrote: 'I don’t want to be too Lindsay Lohan, well … but … how to put it … I was wondering where you were born?'. I needed that comfort, I guess,'she added. She also shared similar mannerisms to the actress, who turned out to be Miss Futerman, who grew up in Verona, New Jersey and was living in Los Angeles. They’ve learned everything they can about each other and event wrote a book about their experience and shot an award-winning documentary, Twinsters. But the red carpet walk, the screening, and the celebrities would not be the most memorable part of her day. As though life is imitating art, actor and sex-symbol, Andy Whitfield, had just become a star as the lead in the hit television series,'Spartacus,' when he is faced with his biggest ... See full summary ». Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. Twinsters is a real-life story about a pair of twins, Samantha Futerman and Anaïs Bordier, born in Korea but separated at birth and adopted by different families in America and France respectively. And I don't mean to be disparaging with my famous comment. The pair have decided to make a documentary about their experience, and they say they've already heard from many other adoptees who are thankful to them for sharing their experience. But Samantha said: 'If this story has taught us anything it is that things will happen as they should. I n 2013, Samantha Futerman was a 25-year-old actress in LA, with two waitressing jobs, a YouTube channel, and a major release on her IMDb bio.On February 21, she made her way to a friend’s apartment to have her nails done for the premiere of her new film, the comedy 21 & Over.But the red carpet walk, the screening, and the celebrities would not be the most memorable part of her day. It was her role in High School Virgin, a four-minute video by the comedian and actor known as KevJumba, that Bordier’s friend happened upon in December 2012. It was just like The Parent Trap.'. 'When I looked at the video, I - it was, like, shocking ...,' Bordier said. This sparked the beginning of the journey for Samantha and Anaïs. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. She studied the woman’s photo. Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Twinsters: Movie Documents the Story of Samantha Futerman and Anaïs Bordier, Identical Twin Sisters Separated at Birth and Reunited After 25 Years | BU Today | Boston University", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Samantha_Futerman&oldid=967039968, BLP articles lacking sources from July 2015, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Episodes: "Quality of Life", "You Can't Take It With You", This page was last edited on 10 July 2020, at 19:26. “Hey,” she wrote. In May 2013, Futerman and her family flew to London to meet Bordier, then a graduate fashion design student, and her parents. Samantha Futerman. But this is life for Anaïs Bordier and Samantha Futerman, who stumbled across each other by fluke on the internet last year. Anaïs knew immediately that it was possible for Samantha to be her biological twin sister and reached out to her through Twitter & Facebook. Were they identical twins separated at birth? Talk every day: This is another of hundreds of Skype calls the girls make between the US and the UK, Inseparable: They have written a book about how strangely similar they found each other to be, Long lost: Anais scoured the internet for information after seeing a YouTube video of her twin Samantha, Luck: They say it shocks them that without the internet they never would have known about each other. Add the first question. [1] She was later adopted by American parents, Jackie and Judd Futerman, and has 2 brothers, Matt and Andrew. [3] After coming across this video, Futerman's identical twin sister, Anaïs Bordier, from whom she had been separated at birth and of whom she had no knowledge, contacted Futerman through Facebook on February 21, 2013. All rights reserved. Futerman has since become an advocate for adoption. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. 'And if one day she wants to reach out to us, then we’re here, and we’re willing, and we’re ready. Bordier found her lookalike’s name in the film’s credits, and soon learned that the young woman, Samantha Futerman, was also born in Busan, South Korea, on Nov. 19, 1987 – and that she, too, was adopted. I have watched it twice. Growing up: Bordier grew up in France while Futerman spent her childhood in New Jersey, Twinterest: The two have now taken a DNA test that confirms that they are indeed related. “You hear people, without even thinking say, ‘Well, that’s not my blood’ ” Ushkowitz says. Boston University moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Superb documentary and book. The pair have now taken a DNA test to clear up any doubt and the results proved what they knew deep inside: they were sisters. Visit Back2BU for the latest updates and information on BU's response to COVID-19. Your email address will not be published. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. So much to catch up on: The time they first met online, they shared their entire life stories in that first conversation, chatting for three hours. “It was like going on a blind date, and you don’t know what to ask,” Futerman says. She began auditioning and posting lighthearted YouTube videos—about black and Asian stereotypes and about how it feels to be adopted. Written by I was touched by their story and glad too them find one another. While preparing for their recent New York gala in celebration of their project, Futerman joked that the evening was so huge for her it felt like “senior prom.” And her sister, despite being across the globe, was itching to be involved. Both hate bell peppers and cooked carrots, prefer Coke to Pepsi, relish Korean barbecue and Halloween, and require a nap when stressed. The first time the twins met each other, they had to touch each other just to be doubly sure. Afterwards, she went to Boston University's College of Fine Arts and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Changed forever. And it also references their new project, Kindred, aiding reunions for adopted children, set up with Samantha's friend, fellow actress and another Korean-American adoptee Jenna Ushkowitz, who starred as Tina in Glee. It’s way deeper than that. She said that her father had cried upon meeting Miss Futerman, while her mother believed that the pair were so alike that they had to be sisters. I’m just so happy that Anais and Samantha found each other. “We’ll show up with the same nail polish color, always, without talking about it.”. I didn’t know my birth mother’s name or have any pictures. After some thorough internet stalking, she sent a Facebook message to Samantha, who was born on the same day in the same small South Korean town. She decided to reach out to the woman via Facebook message, complete with a The Parent Trap reference – and the two soon learned that they are identical twins who were separated at birth. Funny, engaging and sentimental to a point ... and life affirming! [3] In 2012, Futerman made an appearance in KevJumba's YouTube video, High School Virgin. 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