Are on-screen twins Sheldon and Missy related in real life too? Let’s get to know more about our favourite siblings.
For twelve years, Sheldon Cooper has embraced our screens with his eccentricity on ‘The Big Bang Theory‘. While most were sad when he and his friends said goodbye to the audience in 2019, its spinoff ‘Young Sheldon’ kept us intrigued. Growing up in an East Texas household, where football is the main a priority, ‘Young Sheldon’ takes us through Sheldon’s journey that is full of peculiar moments involving him and his family.
- The Cooper family
- Are Sheldon and Missy twins in real life?
- Will Missy be back on ‘Young Sheldon’ Season 4?
The Cooper family
In real life, the quirky child prodigy Sheldon Cooper is played by the 12-year-old actor, Iain Armitage. Ian earlier played the role of Ziggy Chapman on the critically-acclaimed American drama series, ‘Big Little Lies’. Armitage is accompanied by Zoe Perry who plays the role of his Christian orthodox mother, Mary Cooper. In real life, the actress who played the role of Mary Cooper on ‘The Big Bang Theory’, Laurie Metcalf, is the mother of Zoe Perry.
Mary Cooper is married to George Cooper, played by Lance Barber. George is a typical Texas guy who loves his beer, sports, and bacon. He is also a football coach at the same school where his three kids study. Sheldon has an older brother named Georgie Cooper. He is played by actor Montana Jordan. Georgie is the oldest son. Mary and George’s third child is Missy Copper. Missy is the twin sister of Sheldon. She is played by actress Raegan Revord, who is also 12-years-old.
Are Sheldon and Missy twins in real life?
Sheldon and Missy aren’t twins in real life. Though both Iain Armitage (Sheldon Cooper) and Raegan Revord (Missy Cooper) are both 12-years-old. Unlike his character Sheldon, Ian in real life is an only child. He has acknowledged how great it is to work on ‘Young Sheldon’. He also added how he now feels that he and his on-screen twin sister, Raegan Revord, are just like real siblings.
In an interview with MEAWW, Raegan Revord also talked about her bond with on-screen twin Iain Armitage. She said:
“We have so many things in common! We both love our stuffies, musicals, animals, rocks. When we aren’t filming, the stage becomes like a big playground for us. We have so much fun together.”
Raegan also added how she thinks Sheldon is book smart while Missy is more street smart. So, they complement each other very well.
On-screen Missy is the absolute opposite of Sheldon. She is street smart, has a sense of humour, and enjoys annoying her twin brother, Sheldon. Most of the time, she has to fight for her parent’s attention because she isn’t as gifted as Sheldon. So, at times she plays a hand in alleviating Sheldon’s misery. Whenever Sheldon feels low, Missy always tries to make him feel better. Once she also helped him win the student body president debate.
Sheldon and Missy aren’t twins in real life. Though Iain Armitage (Sheldon Cooper) Raegan Revord (Missy Cooper) are both 12-years-old, they are not related to each other in any way.
Will Missy be back on ‘Young Sheldon’ Season 4?
Both the twins, Sheldon and Missy, are back on season 4 of ‘Young Sheldon’. In a recent episode of ‘Young Sheldon‘, Sheldon plans his college schedule but gets confused when he has to decide how much time he needs to transfer from one classroom to another with extra time for a bathroom break. After realising he cannot get it done by just walking, his twin sister, Missy suggests him to finally learn how to ride a bicycle, without training wheels.
The twins take on the challenge but fail after Sheldon crashes into a flying chicken. Sheldon gets a cast for two weeks. In the middle of the night, Sheldon wishes to call his mom so that she can sing “Soft Kitty” to him. But Missy reminds him that he needs to be tough and deal with the situation in the same way Stephen Hawking would.
You can catch all the latest episodes of ‘Young Sheldon’ Season 4 on Amazon Prime and CBS. Let us know what you think about the show in the comments box below!