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Meet Michael J. Fox's four lookalike children – including his beautiful twin daughters

The Back to the Future star shares one son and three daughters with his wife Tracy Pollan

michael j fox and tracy pollan with their four children© Instagram
Jenni McKnight
US Lifestyle Editor
Updated: June 9, 2024
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Michael J. Fox is a doting dad to four children. While he has much in his life to be proud of – including raising over $2 billion for Parkinson's research projects – his kids are no doubt his greatest achievement. 

The 63-year-old is father to son Sam, twin daughters Aquinnah and Schuyler, and youngest daughter Esmé, all of whom he shares with his wife of 35 years, Tracy Pollan. 

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan's four children pose with mom Tracy and a friend© Instagram
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan with their four children

The family-of-six's bond is evident, with Michael telling Good Housekeeping in 2009: "We'll go up to the country. And it's not unusual to make popcorn and then for all six of us to climb into bed and watch TV – just bodies everywhere. 

"We are a really affectionate family, and we laugh a lot." 

He previously shared an insight into his children's personalities, calling them "beautiful, sensitive, intelligent, empathetic, independent, compassionate, adventurous, lovely people," in a Mother's Day post to Tracy in 2022.

Michael is adamant about making his children a priority, and in a previous interview with Reader's Digest, the Back to the Future star shared his best parenting advice. 

michal j fox and tracy pollan with their four children© Instagram
Michael's kids are his priority

He said: "Always be available to your kids. Because if you say, 'Give me five minutes, give me 10 minutes,' it'll be 15, it'll be 20. And then when you get there, the shine will have worn off whatever it is they wanted to share with you."

Michael added: "I've never gotten up to see something one of my kids wanted to show me and not been rewarded." 

Michael and Tracy pose with three of their children © Getty
Michael and Tracy with with their twin daughters and son in 2011

Michael – who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 – also explained how his illness has affected his children. "With Parkinson's, my kids just make the transition. If I am reaching for something, they will just do it and carry on," he said. 

WATCH: Inside Michael J. Fox's battle with Parkinson's disease

"[They have learned] empathy, resilience, and also sorting out what's important from what's not – things like vanity." 

Meet Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan's four children below… 

Sam Michael Fox, 35

Michael J. Fox with his son Sam Fox during their Christmas vacation© Instagram
Michael and Sam look so alike

Michael and Tracy's eldest child and only son, Sam, was born on May 30, 1989. Not only does he bear a striking resemblance to his famous father, but he also followed his footsteps into the film industry. 

Sam is an actor and producer whose credits include Ben Barnes' 11:11 music video, the short film Good Grief, and his dad's documentary, Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie. 

Michael and Tracy were overjoyed when they discovered they were going to be first-time parents, telling People at the time: "We did the whole womb music deal, where we put the headphones on Tracy’s stomach and played everything from Vivaldi to the Allman Brothers."

Aquinnah Kathleen Fox, 29

Michael J. Fox with daughter Aquinnah Fox© Instagram
Michael with daughter Aquinnah

Aquinnah is one-half of the twin daughters Michael and Tracy welcomed on February 15, 1995. According to her LinkedIn profile, she lives in Los Angeles where she works in TV development at Annapurna Pictures after working as an assistant at United Talent Agency for 15 months. 

She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, visual & media studies, and art history from Duke University, during which time she spent three months as an event planning intern at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research in New York City. 

Schuyler Frances Fox, 29

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Michael J. Fox and his daughter Schuyler

Like her twin sister, Schuyler prefers to keep her private life out of the spotlight but does attend the occasional red carpet with her dad. 

According to her LinkedIn, she is a graduate of Pomona College where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2017. In 2021, she went back to school and attended Harvard University, where she graduated with a Master of Education. 

Schuyler also worked for her dad's The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research as a research cohorts officer for 11 months. She now resides in Massachusetts where she works as an assistant producer at FableVision, an educational media developer and production studio. 

Esmé Annabelle Fox, 22

michael j fox and youngest daughter esme© Instagram
Michael J. Fox and his daughter Esmé

The youngest of Michael and Tracy's children, Esmé, was born on November 3, 2001. Not much is known about Esmé. Like her sisters, most of her social media accounts are set to private, but she has appeared on her dad's Instagram. 

She is currently studying for a bachelor's degree in global cultural studies & literature with a minor in journalism & visual media at Duke University, according to her LinkedIn profile. 

Alongside her studies, Esmé works part-time as a reporter for The 9th Street Journal, a news website run by Duke University's journalism students.

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