Michael J. Fox and Family's Big Apple Benefit

11/28/2009 at 08:00 PM ET

Actor Michael J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan pose with three of their children — twin daughters Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances, 14, and son Sam Michael, 20 —Β  at the “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s” benefit, held last Saturday evening in Manhattan.

Michael and Tracy are also parents to daughter EsmΓ© Annabelle, 8, who was spotted out with dad earlier this month.

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french gigi on

The fact that they have a 20 year old son, makes ME feel old! lol
What a beautiful family.

Karen on

Beautiful family!!

Lana on

His wife and daughters are beautiful. They look very classy and much older than 14. Their son looks younger than 20.

Vicci on

Gorgeous family and I love the dresses. I can’t believe Tracy is 49…I just googled her because I could barely believe she’s old enough to have a 20 year old…

Whatever on

I love how one daughter looks like her and one looks like him! Sam jr looks like a fine mix, but, he is so tall!!! Just a lovely family.

Brooklyn on

Wow. One of their daughters really looks like her mom and the other looks more like dad! Anyways, beautiful family πŸ™‚ I’ve always liked Michael as he was raised in my hometown!

Rye on

Gorgeous family! I can’t believe that Sam is 20! He looks so much younger!!! I love how one twin looks like Michael and the other looks just like Tracey! Sooooo cute!

Rebecca on

It’s pretty cool how each of the twins looks like one of their parents!

Sophia on

The twin of the left looks just like Tracy and the one on the right looks like Michael. Gorgeous family.

t. on

Those girls are BEAUTIFUL!

Brooke on

Pretty girls πŸ™‚ But how do you pronounce their names?

Maddy on

I believe Aquinnah is pronounced Uh-kay-nuh….at least I knew a girl named that who said it that way. And Schluyer is, like Sky-ler. I can’t believe how big his kids are now!

Sophie on

What a beautiful family! Those girls look older than 14 and the son looks younger than 20 lol.

I have a lot of admiration and respect for Michael J. Fox for everything he does anc continues to do for parkinsons- he’s an inspiration.

Bancie1031 on

Beautiful family! I can’t believe that he has a 20 year old!! Though I have to say he doesn’t look 20 ….. and WOW his daughter’s definitely look older than 14!

Scribe on

Gorgeous Family!

Has anyone read Vinny and his Violin?

Josephinah on

i believe Aquinnah’s name is pronounced as it looks. Ah-Kwin-Ah
What a beautiful family!

Iβ™₯CBB on

OMG Tracy looks AMAZING!!! The kids are cute and really growing up. This is one of the best pictures I’ve seen of Michael in a while. I pray he’s doing well. He seems to have a wonderful support system! πŸ™‚

CTBmom on

Gorgeous family! I believe Aquinnah is pronounced “Ah-KWIN-Ah” and Schuylar is pronounced “SHOO-lar”

littleredjasper on

Those two make beautiful children. I wish we saw them more often. I love his twin daughters’ names, and even named two of my guinea pigs Schuyler and Aquinnah with inspiration from them when I was younger, LOL.

amandamay on

schuyler is most definitely pronounced “sky-ler” (not “shoo-ler”) “schuyler” is the traditional spelling, whereas “skyler” is the newer, trendy spelling. schuyler is a name that’s been in my family for many generations, but for men! πŸ™‚

Elle on

Schuyler is pronounced Sky-ler. It’s actually more common for boys, but I think it’s such a pretty name for a girl. Love the name Aquinnah too! These kids are gorgeous… but, not really a surprise when you look at their parents!

Sophia on

Schuyler is definitely pronounced like Skyler, at least I know a boy whose name is Schuyler, pronounced like that. And I always imagined Aquinnah to be pronounced Uh-keen-uh, but I could be wrong.

scooby on

what a beautiful family, the parents almost dont look old enough to have these beautiful children.

janie on

beautiful family

Autumn on

LOL! Actually Sam’s probably fairly average height for a guy his age (maybe 5.’10” or so), its his dad Michael who at 5′ 4.5″ is kinda short. ;P

Anyway that’s rather unique that Michael & Tracy’s twin daughters each look like the other parent rather than being identical to each other as much. Interesting and sort of cool how genetics work sometimes.

CTBmom on

I read the comments about the pronounciation of Schuyler, and so I researched it. And it does appear to be pronounced SKY-ler. I babysat for this family when I was a teenager and they had a daughter with this name and they pronounced it the Shoo-lar. I’m guessing they must have read the name and decided that’s how it was pronounced. Sorry….no more help from me on pronounciation of names, lol.

stephanie on

I love Michael J Fox so much! I really hope he’s doing well! I agree with the other posts that comment on one twin looking like Tracy, while the other looks like michael…so cute! God Bless them x

Phoebe on

Schuyler is definitely pronounced SKY-ler (like Skyler) in English. I know that Schuyler is of Dutch origin and in Dutch it’s pronounced completely different. The English pronunciation is SKY-ler, however. Sissy Spacek has a daughter named Schuyler as well.

Aquinnah is pronounced ah-KWINN-nah (the kwinn part sounds like the name Quinn.

ah-KEE-na is how some people pronounce Aquina (it’s the name of a town in which I lived once) but the double n in Aquinnah indicates it should be ah-KWINN-nah, in my opinion.

Phoebe on

Oh and I forgot to ask…which one is Aquinnah and which one is Schuyler?

Shirese Franklin on

Beautiful family. Their son is so called.

Doreen on

Nice looking kids!! The girl DO look older than 14! The one on the far left looks like Mom and the other one looks like Michael! Amazing!! The girl on the far left is really pretty!

Cece on

I still remember the Family Ties episode where Michael and Tracy meet. She was dated Kevin Bacon, at the time, I think, but they hooked up later! Gosh, he is such a down to earth, wonderful actor and father. And I believe Tracy’s ballet background has helped her stay in shape and still look 20 years old! I also must agree with all the other comments that their twin girls are beautiful and Sam is adorable – at 20! I wonder what his career aspirations are….

Rebecca on

What an awesome family! I have always admired Michael J. Fox and watched him on Family Ties all the time. Great actor indeed! His wife is a beautiful woman too. She has stuck by him through thick and thin all these years and I congratulate both of them on staying together and raising such a beautiful family. I am also happy to say that he is Canadian as I am and I am very proud that he is my Canadian hero! I wish their family all the best!

kcd75 on

I love Michael J. Fox! He is one of my favorite actors.


ljc on

What a gorgeous family! They don’t seem old enough to have a 20 year old! I feel like I was just watching him on Family Ties (which might be one of the greatest shows ever). I love Michael J Fox…great man.

ekaterina on

so great to see them all! this is one family that we dont see enough! gorgeous!

Dolores on

After all the hullabaloo about Richie Sambora and how his 12-year old daughter, Ava, was dressed the other day, it’s nice to see two 14-year old girls dressed for their age. πŸ™‚ I am reading Michael’s last bio, ‘Always Looking Up’ right now. He and Tracy have been happily married for 21 years. She is such a supportive spouse, and they are totally committed to their family and each other. I heard Michael telling Letterman, “My son is taller and more handsome and smarter than I am!” He is a student at Stanford. I guess it was too late for Esme to stay up. πŸ™‚

Alycia on

Aquinnah is such a pretty name

Blondiebear on

Wow those girls are stunning! And I too can’t believe Sam is 20, he definitely doesn’t look it.

In response to Autumn:
It’s not really unique that the girls are not more alike, fraternal twins are genetically no more alike than any other siblings.

pauldrennan2008 on

They seem a very grounded and close family. Not “Hollywood-ish” or anything like that, which is probably a good thing

eternalcanadian on

wow, the twin girls look way older than 14, more like 24! the son on the other hand looks like he’s 14! i think it is the makeup and the grown-up clothes the girls are wearing.

one of them definitely looks like her mum while the other looks like her dad. so pretty.

people think sam is tall because he’s taller than his parents, but michael is 5’4″ and he is really slouched over in that picture so i would put sam at about 5’8″

MiB on

This picture is hillarious with Michael and two of his children posing exactly the same, I always thought his hunched shoulders with the head pushed forwards had something to do with his parkinson, but it does seem to be a family trait. I think they all look great by the way.

Sarah on

One twin (in blue beaded and crepe dress) looks just like Tracy; and the other twin (in blue shiny, folded flaps dress) looks just like Michael! Incredible!

Patrice on

Wow, I can’t believe how big the twins are now! They are the image of their mother, and Sam has always beeen a mini-Michael : ) Beautiful.

Moi on

Beautiful family. πŸ™‚

prp on

Regarding question # 15: I bought “Vinny and His Violin” from Amazon as Christmas gifts for a few young musicians. It was a big hit. The kids really enjoyed it.