The Barone children from "Everybody Loves Raymond," twin brothers and an older sister, are in reality the Sweeten children, who are no longer children at all.
And they aren't screen actors anymore, either. Elder sister Madylin Sweeten is in fact the only one of the three to take a role after "Everybody Loves Raymond's" grand finale in 2005. Three years later she was on the big screen, performing a small part as one of Shia LaBeouf's co-workers in the 2008 action film "Eagle Eye."
Even before then, Madylin was always the busiest one. During "Raymond's" impressive nine-year run, the youngster appeared in six films, including a role in the beloved 2003 indie film "American Splendor" and a voice role in the 1999 megahit "Toy Story 2."
Also unlike her younger brothers, Madylin's first role wasn't "Raymond." Indeed, she went to Hollywood to audition for the pilot only after appearing in the Texas-shot 1996 telefilm "A Promise to Carolyn," playing the younger version of the film's star, Delta Burke.
The boys, Sawyer and Sullivan, only appeared in two other roles. As is usually the case with twins in Hollywood, they were cast to play one part together, due to industry rules about the amount of time a child actor can spend working.
Interestingly enough, the first one was in an episode of Disney Channel's "Even Stevens," the series that launched the career of their sister's future co-star, Shia LaBeouf.
As well, in 2002 they also took on the job of playing the younger version of a lead character, playing Young Frank in the big-screen comedy "Frank McKlusky, C.I."
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