"Life imitates art far more than art imitates life," wrote Oscar Wilde in "The Decay of Lying." And while that was back in 1889, the Bartlett's-ready observation still holds true today.
After leaving Tom Cruise and filing for sole custody of their 6-year-old, Suri, Katie Holmes is set to begin production on her next film, "Molly," which tells the story of a single mom and daughter (she evidently co-wrote the movie while still married to Cruise).
And Ashton Kutcher's 2011 Nikon commercial, which paints the actor as a naughty lothario, seems eerily prescient given the alleged circumstances surrounding his split from wife Demi Moore later that year.
What other stars' lives have mirrored their characters' story lines? Click through our gallery below to find out.
Shortly after filing for divorce from husband Tom Cruise and seeking sole legal custody of Suri, <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20610217,00.html" target="_hplink">Holmes is producing</a> "Molly," a film about a single mom and daughter, which she co-wrote.
Kutcher, a longtime spokesperson for Nikon, played a ladies' man using his camera to zoom in on babes from a beachside balcony<a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/ashton-kutcher-lures-4-girls-to-his-hotel-room-in-eerie-nikon-ad-20112010" target="_hplink"> in a 2011 spot</a> for the company. The commercial preceded<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/03/ashton-kutcher-sara-leal-hot-tub-naked-affair-demi-moore_n_991995.html" target="_hplink"> allegations that the actor cheated on wife Demi Moore</a> with 23-year-old Sara Leal.
Davis ripped a page from the "Sex and the City" script when she adopted a baby girl -- just as her character, Charlotte York, did -- in October 2011. "This is something I have wanted for a very long time," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/04/kristin-davis-daughter-actress-enjoys-playdate-daughter_n_1569200.html" target="_hplink">Davis told <em>People</em></a> regarding her adoption of daughter Gemma Rose.
As fans of "How I Met Your Mother" know, Hannigan's TV character Lily was already pregnant when the actress confirmed she was expecting her second child in late 2011.
Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes
After collaborating on 2008's "Revolutionary Road", about the dissolution of a marriage, the film's director and star --who'd been married since 2003 -- announced their own plans to divorce.
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley
A week before Heigl began filming "Life as We Know It," in which her character is unexpectedly charged with caring for a baby, Heigl and real-life husband Josh Kelley's <a href="http://celebritybabies.people.com/2010/10/04/life-imitates-art-for-katherine-heigl-and-josh-kelley/" target="_hplink">adoption of</a> 22-month-old daughter Naleigh went through.
One month after Ramirez's "Grey's Anatomy" character, Callie Torres, <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/248986/grey-s-anatomy-star-sara-ramirez-engaged" target="_hplink">got hitched on the show</a>, the actress announced her own engagement to real-life beau Ryan Debolt.
Charlie Sheen's erratic off-screen antics following his dispute with "Two and a Half Men" showrunner Chuck Lorre character in 2011 weren't too far off from the behavior of the freewheeling womanizer he played on the show.
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson
First K.Stew and R.Pattz became a couple after playing one in "The Twilight Saga." And more recently,<a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kristen-stewart-wants-to-have-robert-pattinsons-baby-2012137" target="_hplink"> a source told <em>Us Weekly</em></a> that the pair, who play parents in the forthcoming final installment, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," may have been bitten by the baby bug in real life. "Kristen was talking to a pregnant guest and told her that she would love to have a baby with Rob," a source on the set told the magazine.