OF NEEDLES and HAYSTACKS: KOREAN AMERICAN ACTRESS FINDS FRENCH KOREAN TWIN SISTER VIA YOUTUBE

Korean Twin Sisters Reunited

Let’s start this week off right with a feel good story. 26 years ago, twin sisters were born in Seoul and soon put up for adoption.

One sister, Samantha Futerman, went to the U.S. and became an actress with credits in such films as Memoirs of a Geisha. The other sister, Anaïs Bordier, was raised in France and is now a design student in London.

A friend of Bordier’s was watching videos on YouTube when he suddenly spotted a familiar face, but the accent was all wrong. He told Bordier, who then Facebooked Futerman, and our nice little made-for-television dramatic reunion ensued.

MIT statisticians have calculated that the chances of something like this happening are in the neighborhood of 144.7 billion to one. (OK, I completely made up that number and its source, but you get the point.)

They’ve thus far raised $120,000 to produce a film about their story.



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