Lisa Ann Walter Reveals Her Identical Twins Were Born on the Same Day as the 'Parent Trap' Twins (EXCLUSIVE)

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Jul. 28 2023, Updated 12:06 p.m. ET

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Since making her acting debut in 1995, Lisa Ann Walter has become a staple on both the big and small screens. She spent most of her career hustling as a single mom, but she's back to stealing scenes as the tough-yet-lovable teacher Melissa Schemmenti in the Emmy Award-winning mockumentary sitcom Abbott Elementary.

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Speaking of her children, Lisa Ann Walter — who partnered with BIC for back-to-school season — recently spoke with Distractify and opened up about her four kids, including the unbelievable connection between her identical twin sons and the Parent Trap twins, played by the one and only Lindsay Lohan.

Lisa Ann Walter at Elton John AIDS Foundation's 31st Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on March 12, 2023.
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Lisa Ann Walter is the proud mother of four children.

Like any parent, Lisa said she occasionally makes fun of her children when she's doing stand-up and jokes about what it's like to raise a Gen-Zer. But, in truth, she told Distractify, "They're all really good kids."

Lisa revealed that firstborn, Jordan, followed in her footsteps: "My oldest is also a musician, writer, producer, and does it professionally. He's lucky enough to do a job he loves — a creative job he loves — and get paid for it," she said. "So, as someone who's the same, I know how lucky he is, and I'm very proud of him because it's not an easy life."

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"But so far, he has been making a living," Lisa added. "He lives in a decent apartment in LA, a very expensive town, and hasn't moved home yet. So as far as I'm concerned, that's a success!"

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Lisa added that her daughter, Delia, is currently working on her PhD.

Regarding how Delia is as a student, the comedian told Distractify, "My daughter has always been an easy student, she's self-motivated. I never had to get on her for doing her schoolwork; she just did it herself. She was the one that kept all of your supplies organized."

As for her identical twin sons, Spencer and Simon, the actress exclusively revealed they were "born on the same day as twins in The Parent Trap — October 11." That is so weird, yet so cool at the same time.

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Now, despite being identical twins, Lisa said they are "total opposites."

"One's a righty, one's a lefty, she explained. "One's all [about] music and creativity, and he's more emo, and the other one is much more outgoing, and he does IT work. But they look exactly the same."

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Lisa continued, "It's been fun their whole lives to watch them [grow] as they're different. Hopefully, they had teachers that didn't assume they were the same ... because they're really, really different. Although they mistake them for each other quite a bit!"

Lisa teamed up with BIC for a back-to-school campaign.

With back-to-school season around the corner, BIC teamed up with Lisa Ann Walter and the Kids In Need Foundation to support classrooms and gift teachers with free school supplies.

"I'm thrilled to partner with BIC for their back-to-school campaign, as supporting teachers is something that's near and dear to me," Lisa said in a statement. "Too many teachers are covering the cost of school supplies for their students, and this initiative helps support our educators."

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Lisa Ann Walter partners with BIC to support classrooms and gift teachers with free school supplies.
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If you're in or around the New York City area on Thursday, August 3 (Lisa's birthday), stop by the BIC Supply Closet to hang out with Lisa and stock up on free school supplies!

An interactive, school-themed pop-up experience, the BIC Supply Closet offers all visitors the chance to "check out the latest stationery innovations from BIC, write thank-you notes, record personalized video messages for their favorite educators, and help fulfill school supply wish lists."

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Teachers who show their school IDs will earn access to a secret "teachers only" supply closet where they can choose from various BIC stationery products — free of charge — and stock their classrooms with writing tools.

When asked what she plans to do with the leftover school supplies, Lisa told Distractify, "I'm going to take whatever's left over to a school locally in LA when I go home and donate it because the best gift that you can have is to know that you've helped people and you've made their lives a little bit better."

"We all should be so lucky to do that on our birthday," Lisa said, and we couldn't agree more!

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