'New Girl' Has Linda Cardellini As Jess' Sister: 6 Other Notable Sitcom Sibling Guest Stars

Tonight's New Gir l will host guest star Linda Cardellini as Jess Day's rebellious older sister. Many of the actors have described the character as a "bad girl" and a kind of anti-Jess, with Cardellini herself remarking that "[the character doesn't] really do anything quietly. She's a little bit loud and proud of it."Cardellini's role is but one in a long line of recognizable actors to take on the role of the sitcom sibling. So let's explore some of her predecessors, shall we?

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Reese Witherspoon, 'Friends'

TV Sibling: Rachel Green

Best Part: She’s very “Early-Years Rachel,” and also makes the poor judgment of hitting on Ross.

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Wayne Brady, 'How I Met Your Mother'

TV Sibling: Barney Stinson

Best Part: He’s there more than most TV sibling guest stars, but he’s still WAYNE BRADY every time. The best parts are that he’s Barney’s gay counterpart. Also every time he sings. Image: CBS

Christina Applegate, 'Friends'

TV Sibling: Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston)

Best Part: Her blatant disrespect of Ross and Rachel’s baby.Image: NBC

Adam DeVine, 'Community'

TV Sibling: Jeff Winger (Joel McHale)

Best Part: He was a little weepy.Image: NBC

Geena Davis, 'Will & Grace'

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TV Sibling: Grace Adler (Debra Messing)

Best Part: Watching Geena Davis be rebellious.Image: NBC

Matthew Bomer, 'Glee'

TV Sibling: Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss)

Best Part: 1) They sang “Somebody That I Used To Know,” and 2) “THERE!”

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