50 Celebrities With Super-Famous Parents

50 Celebrities With Super-Famous Parents

“The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree.” “Like father, like son” (and presumably “Like mother, like daughter”). “A chip off the old block.” In other words, children often end up resembling their parents — so it shouldn’t be surprising that a large number of celebrities have famous moms and/or dads. 

Consider, for example, the Cyrus, Stiller, and Barrymore families, represented today by Miley Cyrus, Ben Stiller, and Drew Barrymore, respectively. Cyrus’s father is country music star Billy Ray Cyrus; Stiller is the son of actor/comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara; Barrymore comes from what has been called “the royal family of the American stage,” with a lineage including actors Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore, as well as Drew’s father, John Drew Barrymore. (Here is a list of the most famous actors from each state.)

Dakota Johnson, star of the erotic “Fifty Shades” movie series, is another multi-generational celebrity. Her mother is Oscar-nominated actress Melanie Griffith (“Working Girl”) and her grandmother, Tippi Hedren, starred in the Hitchcock classics “The Birds” and “Marnie.” 

Allison Williams, star of “Girls” and “Get Out,” is the daughter of famed television journalist and news anchor Brain Williams. (It’s always nice when well-known couples stay together, which isn’t always the case. But these are the 30 longest-lasting celebrity marriages.)

To assemble a list of 50 celebrities with famous parents, 24/7 Tempo pored through articles on the subject on numerous entertainment and general interest sites, and verified credits and biographical details using IMDb, an online movie database owned by Amazon.

Did having a famous parent or two help these stars of today break into show business? It certainly didn’t hurt. But a head start will only get you so far, and these celebrities have all proven themselves in the course of their careers and have become justly famous in their own right.

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1. Eva Amurri
> Famous parent(s): Susan Sarandon, Franco Amurri

Actress and blogger Eva Amurri has appeared in “Saved!,” starring Mandy Moore, as well as such series as “Californication” and “How I Met Your Mother.” She also appeared on an episode of “Friends,” alongside her mega-famous mother, Susan Sarandon. Her father is a noted Italian director, producer, and screenwriter.

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2. Jennifer Aniston
> Famous parent(s): Nancy Dow, John Aniston

Jennifer Aniston, who first gained fame in “Friends” and went on to become one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses, comes from a TV background: Her father, John Aniston, has been featured in the daytime drama series “Days of Our Lives” since 1985. Her mother, Nancy Dow, was an actress who appeared in “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “The Wild Wild West.”

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3. Drew Barrymore
> Famous parent(s): John Barrymore

From “E.T.” child star to blockbuster actress to host of her own talk show, Drew Barrymore comes from a long line of actors. Her father was John Drew Barrymore, who starred in films like “The Big Night” (1951) before pursuing a more successful television career and starring in numerous movies in Italy. Her grandparents were the celebrated stage and ’20s and ’30s screen actor John Barrymore and early movie star Dolores Costello, nicknamed “the goddess of the silent screen.” Drew is also the grandniece of famed actors Lionel and Ethel Barrymore — and as if that weren’t enough, her godfather is Steven Spielberg and her godmother is Sophia Loren.

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4. Hailey Baldwin Bieber
> Famous parent(s): Stephen Baldwin

Model, socialite, and media personality Hailey Bieber, married to pop star Justin Beber, is the daughter of Stephen Baldwin, the youngest of the four famous Baldwin brothers (one of whom is the controversial Alec). He is himself an actor, producer, and director, known for his roles in such films as “The Usual Suspects” and “The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas,” and for participating in NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” Prolific Brazilian musician and record producer Deodato (born Eumir Deodato de Almeida) is Haley Bieber’s grandfather.

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5. Jeff and Beau Bridges
> Famous parent(s): Dorothy Bridges, Lloyd Bridges

Jeff Bridges is known for his many blockbuster roles, including his performance in “Crazy Heart,” in which his performance as an alcoholic singer won him a Best Actor Oscar, and his turns in such classics as “The Last Picture Show” and “The Big Lebowski.” His actor brother, Beau, has won three Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a Grammy, and co-starred with him in “The Fabulous Baker Boys.” Both actors appeared occasionally in the long-running TV series “Sea Hunt,” starring their father, Lloyd Bridges, a Hollywood legend who also appeared in more than 150 films. The boys’ mother, Dorothy Bridges, acted in several movies and TV shows (including an episode of “Sea Hunt”).

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6. Josh Brolin
> Famous parent(s): Barbra Streisand (stepmother), James Brolin

John Brolin’s noted film roles include appearances in “American Gangster,” “Men in Black,” “Deadpool 2,” several “Avengers” movies, and “Dune.” His father is a famous actor, producer, and director, known for roles in “Westworld,” “Traffic,” and the 1980s television series “Hotel.” His stepmother is the legendary singer, actor, director Barbara Streisand, one of the few artists who’ve won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.

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7. Scott Caan
> Famous parent(s): James Caan

Scott Caan starred in the 2010-2020 reboot of “Hawaii Five-0” and had a featured role in “Entourage.” He also performed in the hip-hop group The Whooliganz, under the pseudonym Mad Skillz. His father, James Caan, has appeared in dozens of features, including “Rollerball,” “Misery,” and “Elf,” but is best-known for his role as Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather,” for which he scored both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations as Best Supporting Actor.

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8. Lily Collins
> Famous parent(s): Phil Collins

The British-American actress was recognized for her breakthrough role in “The Blind Side” in 2009, and has since appeared in such films “Rules Don’t Apply,” “Tolkein,” and “Mank,” and currently stars in the title role in the Netflix series “Emily in Paris.” Her father is a famed English musician and actor, known for his work as drummer for Genesis and for a successful solo career that included more U.S. Top 40 singles than any other singer in the 1980s, among them “In the Air Tonight,” “One More Night,” and “Sussudio,”

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9. Sofia Coppola
> Famous parent(s): Eleanor Neil, Francis Ford Coppola

Sofia Coppola began as an actress, but after critics panned her performance in “The Godfather Part III,” she turned to filmmaking, and scored with such efforts as “The Virgin Suicides” and “Lost in Translation.” Her Oscar nomination for Best Director for the latter made her the first American woman and the third woman overall to be nominated for that award (she won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay). No wonder she has directorial talent: Her father is Francis Ford Coppola, one of the most prominent American directors and producers, famed not only for the “Godfather” trilogy but for landmark movies like “Apocalypse Now” and “The Outsiders.” Sofia’s mother is an artist and documentary filmmaker.

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10. Jamie Lee Curtis
> Famous parent(s): Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis first appeared in a slew of horror films at the start of her career, as well as other more recent major films such as “Freaky Friday” and “Knives Out.” Her father was Oscar-nominated actor Tony Curtis, known for films like “Sweet Smell of Success,” “Some Like It Hot,” and “Spartacus.” Her mother was Golden Globe-winning actress Janet Leigh, arguably best-known for nightmare-inducing demise while showering in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.”

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11. Miley Cyrus
> Famous parent(s): Billy Ray Cyrus

International pop star Miley Cyrus grew up in the limelight for her role in Disney’s “Hannah Montana,” later gaining notoriety for her wild ways and evolving into one of the nation’s most famous singers with songs like “Party in the U.S.A.” and “Wrecking Ball.” Her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, famed for his 1992 chart-topped “Achy Breaky Heart” and his more recent collaboration with hip-hop star Lil Nas X on the chart-topping remix of “Old Town Road.”

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12. Laura Dern
> Famous parent(s): Diane Ladd, Bruce Dern

Laura Dern first gained attention for her role in the original “Jurassic Park,” and went on to win a Primetime Emmy, five Golden Globes, and an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress (for “Marriage Story”). Her father is award-winning actor Bruce Dern (“The Great Gatsby,” “That Championship Season,” Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood”) and her mother is actress Diane Ladd, who has appeared in more than 120 films, including “WIld at Heart,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” and “Chinatown.”

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13. Michael Douglas
> Famous parent(s): Diana Love Dill, Kirk Douglas

Oscar-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas received the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, and has won two Academy Awards and five Golden Globes. In addition to his impressive acting career, he also shared the Best Picture Oscar as a producer on “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” His father, who died last year at the age of 103, was the prolific actor Kirk Douglas (“Lust for Life,” “Spartacus,” “Lonely Are the Brave”), who earned the #17 spot on the American Film Institute’s list of Greatest Male Screen Legends in Classic Hollywood films. His mother, Diana Love Dill, appeared in more than 50 films and was a regular on daytime TV’s “Days of Our Lives” before retiring from acting in 2008.

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14. Robert Downey Jr.
> Famous parent(s): Elsie Downey, Robert Downey Sr.

American actor and producer Robert Downey Jr., named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2008, is best known for playing Tony Stark in ten “Iron Man” films. His father, Robert Downey Sr., was a filmmaker and actor who came to prominence with his 1969 underground movie “Putney Swope.” His mother, Elsie Downey, appeared in Downey Sr.’s movies.

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15. Mia Farrow
> Famous parent(s): Maureen O’Sullivan, John Farrow

Actress Mia Farrow, whose first leading role was in “Rosemary’s Baby,” was married to Frank Sinatra and then pianist and conductor André Previn, and then had a long and ultimately scandal-plagued personal and professional relationship with Woody Allen. Her mother, Irish-born Maureen O’Sullivan, was most famous for portraying Jane in six “Tarzan” features, and later played the mother of Mia’s character in Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters.” Her father, John Farrow, was a director and screenwriter who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for 1956’s “Around the World in 80 Days.”

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16. Carrie Fisher
> Famous parent(s): Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher

Actress and writer Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films, also appeared in “When Harry Met Sally…” and the comedy series “30 Rock,” among many other things. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, had a career spanning almost seven decades, including starring roles in “Singin’ in the Rain,” “How the West Was Won,” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” Her father, Eddie Fisher, was an American singer and actor, who had 25 Top 10 hits between 1948 and 1967.

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17. Jane Fonda
> Famous parent(s): Henry Fonda

Jane Fonda is an actress, former model, and activist. Known for such films as “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” “Coming Home,” “The China Syndrome,” “9 to 5,” and “Klute,” she was also a prominent anti-war and social-justice advocate, dubbed “Hanoi Jane” for visiting North Vietnam during the hostilities. She has received two Oscars, seven Golden Globes, and the AFI Life Achievement Award. Her father was Henry Fonda, whose success as an actor spanned more than 50 years. He was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 1940 film “The Grapes of Wrath” and won the coveted award in 1981 for “On Golden Pond.”

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18. Kaia Gerber
> Famous parent(s): Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber

Model and actress Kaia Gerber has had a few screen roles, including an appearance in “American Horror Stories.” She has also modeled alongside her mother, supermodel Cindy Crawford, also an actress. Her father, Rande Gerber, is a businessman and nightclub entrepreneur, and launched the Casamigos tequila brand with his good friend actor George Clooney.

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19. Melanie Griffith
> Famous parent(s): Tippi Hedren, Peter Griffith

Melanie Griffith’s many films have included “Something Wild,” “Working Girl” (for which she earned a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination), and “The Disaster Artist.” Her mother, Tippi Hedren, was an actress and fashion model best known for her work in the Alfred Hitchock classics “Marnie” and “The Birds,” while her father, Peter Griffith, was a child actor and advertising executive. (Continuing the family tradition, Melanie’s daughter Dakota Johnson — whose father is actor Don Johnson — is also an actor. See No. 25.)

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20. Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal
> Famous parent(s): Naomi Foner, Stephen Gyllenhaal

Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal both achieved breakout success for their roles in the 2001 cult classic “Donnie Darko,” and have since pursued successful acting careers on their own, with Maggie earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for “Crazy Heart” and Jake appearing in memorable films ranging from “The Day After Tomorrow” to “Brokeback Mountain” to “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” Their mother, Naomi Foner, is a screenwriter and director nominated for a Best Original Screenplay for “Running on Empty.” Their father, Stephen Gyllenhaal, is a poet and director, known primarily for his work in television.

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21. Bella and Gigi Hadid
> Famous parent(s): Yolanda Foster, Anwar Hadid

Bella and Gigi Hadid are Hollywood socialites and top models (in 2016, Bella was voted Model of the Year by Models.com and Gigi won the same title from the British Fashion Council). Their father is a wealthy real estate developer specializing in upscale L.A. neighborhoods, while their mother is a former model who is best known for her role on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

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22. Bryce Dallas Howard
> Famous parent(s): Ron Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard is an American actress and director who got her start on Broadway, before breaking into film with M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village.” She has since starred in such films as “The Help” and “Jurassic World,” and in episodes of the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian.” (2004). Her father is Ron Howard, an actor (“The Andy Griffith Show,” “American Graffiti”) turned director and producer. His films include “Cocoon,” “Frost/Nixon,” “Apollo 13,” and “A Beautiful Mind.”

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23. Oliver and Kate Hudson
> Famous parent(s): Goldie Hawn, Bill Hudson

Actor Oliver Hudson has had featured roles in such TV series as “Rules of Engagement” and “Nashville.” His sister, Kate, won a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for her performance in “Almost Famous,” and has starred in dozens of other films, such as “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “Deepwater Horizon.” Their mother is Goldie Hawn, who first attracted attention as a wacky regular on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” before becoming one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses in films like “Cactus Flower,” “Shampoo,” “Private Benjamin,” and “The First Wives Club.” Their father is Bill Hudson, a musician and sometime actor. Oliver and Kate’s half-brother, former hockey player Wyatt Russell, is also an actor.

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24. O’Shea Jackson Jr.
> Famous parent(s): Ice Cube

Also known as OMG, actor and rapper Jackson portrayed his father in the biographical film “Straight Outta Compton,” and has since acted in other films, including “Just Mercy.” His father is Ice Cube, known for his lyrical expertise with rap group N.W.A., as well as his solo rap albums, such as “Predator.”

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25. Dakota Johnson
> Famous parent(s): Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson

Dakota Johnson is best known for her starring role as Anastasia Steele in the sexy “Fifty Shades” films. Her mother is actress Melanie Griffith (see No. 19) and her father is Don Johnson, famed for his roles in “Miami Vice” and “Nash Bridges,” and now starring in the series “Kenan.”

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26. Angelina Jolie
> Famous parent(s): Jon Voight

Angelina Jolie — actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian — is one of the industry’s highest-paid actresses, and has won an Academy Award and three Golden Globes. She achieved stardom after starring in the action-adventure flick “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” going on to such films as “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Changeling,” and “Maleficent.” She made her film debut in 1982 in “Lookin’ to Get Out,” alongside her father, actor Jon Voight (“Midnight Cowboy,” “Ray Donovan”), from whom she is now estranged.

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27. Rashida Jones
> Famous parent(s): Peggy Lipton, Quincy Jones

Actress, director, writer, and producer Rashida Jones is best known for her roles in television series such as “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” and for co-writing “Toy Story 4” and producing the documentary “Quincy” — about father, musician and record producer Quincy Jones. Her mother was Peggy Lipton, actress, model, and singer, most famous for her roles in “The Mod Squad” and “Twin Peaks.”

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28. Minka Kelly
> Famous parent(s): Rick Dufay

Actress Minka Kelly’s first lead role was in the series “Friday Night Lights.” She later played Jackie Kennedy in the 2013 film “The Butler,” and has had roles in such other TV shows as “Charlie’s Angels, and “Titans.” Her father was the guitarist for the epic rock band Aerosmith in the early ’80s.

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29. Elle King
> Famous parent(s): Rob Schneider

Elle King is a musician and actress known for her Grammy-nominated hit single “Ex’s and Oh’s.” Her father is Rob Scneider, a comedian, actor, and director known for his roles in comedy films alongside Adam Sandler — with whom he achieved breakout success after starring in “Saturday Night Live” in the late 1980s.

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30. Lenny Kravitz
> Famous parent(s): Roxie Roker, Sy Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist known for his record-breaking list of musical awards, and his unique musical style, combining a variety of genres, from blues and soul to reggae and folk and more. He’s the son of Roxie Roker, actress known for her role on sitcom “The Jeffersons.” through the 1970s and 1980s. His father, Sy Kravitz, was a producer with NBC-TV.

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31. Zoë Kravitz
> Famous parent(s): Lisa Bonet, Lenny Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz is an actress, singer, and model known for her roles in such films as “X-Men: First Class” and the TV series “Big Little Lies.” Her father is musician Lenny Kravitz (see No. 30), and her mother is Lisa Bonet, who played Denise Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” and the first season of “A Different World,” and more recently appeared on “Life on Mars” and “Ray Donovan.”

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32. Dan Levy
> Famous parent(s): Eugene Levy

Actor, producer, writer, and director Dan Levy was the co-creator of the hit TV series “Schitt’s Creek” and won an unprecedented four Primetime Emmys for producing, writing, directing, and acting in the show’s last season. He subsequently signed a deal with Netflix to create film and series content. His father, Eugene Levy, was the co-star and co-creator of “Schitt’s Creek,” and was a longtime key member of the Second City comedy troupe in Toronto and “SCTV,” in which his co-stars included John Candy, Martin Short, and his “Schitt’s Creek” co-star Catherine O’Hara.

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33. Billie Lourd
> Famous parent(s): Carrie Fisher, Bryan Lourd

Billie Lourd is an actress known for her roles in “Scream Queens” “American Horror Story.” Her mother was Carrie Fisher, an actress and writer best known for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films (see No. 16). Her father, Bryan Lourd, is a top executive at the Creative Artists talent agency. Lourd is the granddaughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

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34. Liza Minelli
> Famous parent(s): Judy Garland, Vincente Minelli

Liza Minnelli is an actress, singer, and dancer, and among the select few talents who have been awarded an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Her mother, also an actress, singer, and dancer, was the legendary Judy Garland, a Hollywood icon, known for her role as Dorothy Gale in “The Wizard of Oz” and her Oscar-nominated performance in the 1954 version of “A Star is Born.” Liza’s father, Vinecnet Minnelli, was one of the most successful Hollywood directors of the 1940s and ’50s, acclaimed for such films as “An American in Paris,” “Brigadoon,” and “Gigi.”

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35. Gwyneth Paltrow
> Famous parent(s): Blythe Danner, Bruce Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow is an actress, model, and business woman, known for her breakout roles in “Shakespeare in Love” (1998) and “The Royal Tenenbaums” and various films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She now runs the lifestyle company Goop. Her mother is a Tony- and Emmy-winning actress, whose film roles include parts in “Meet the Parents” and its sequels as well as several Woody Allen movies. Gwyneth’s late father, Bruce Paltrow, was the producer of the TV series “The White Shadow” and “St. Elsewhere.”

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36. Lisa Marie Presley
> Famous parent(s): Priscilla Presley, Elvis Presley

Lisa Marie Presley is a singer-songwriter and the daughter of iconic rock star Elvis Presely. Her mother, actress Priscilla Presely, was featured in the “Naked Gun” comedy film series and in the TV series “Dallas.” Lisa Marie’s daughter, Riley Keough, continues the family tradition, having appeared in “The Girlfriend Experience” anthology series, as well as such films as “American Honey” and “Logan Lucky.”

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37. Freddie Prinze Jr.
> Famous parent(s): Freddy Prinze

Freddie Prinze Jr. is an actor, writer, and producer, known for films such as “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Scooby-Doo.” His father, Freddy Prinze, was a stand-up comedian and actor who starred in 1970s sitcom “Chico and the Man.”

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38. Jack Quaid
> Famous parent(s): Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid

Jack Quaid is an actor who debuted in a small role in “The Hunger Games” and went on to appear in the series “Vinyl” and “The Boys.” His mother is actress Meg Ryan, star of such classic rom-coms as “When Harry Met Sally…” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” as well as films like “Proof of Life” and “The Women.” His father is prolific actor Dennis Quiad, known for both comedic and dramatic roles in such films as “The Parent Trap,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” and “The Intruder.”

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39. Maya Rudolph
> Famous parent(s): Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph

Maya Rudolph is an actress and singer who came to prominence on “Saturday Night Live” before moving on to the big screen in comedy favorites such as “Bridesmaids” and “Inherent Vice.” Her father is Richard Rudolph, known for producing music for the likes of Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Chaka Khan, and A Tribe Called Quest as well as for his wife — Maya’s mom — Minnie Riperton. Riperton was a soulful singer-songwriter celebrated for her four-octave range and uncommon whistle register, the highest possible for the human voice.

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40. Jason Schwartzman
> Famous parent(s): Talia Shire, Jack Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman is an actor, producer, and musician, best known for his appearances in seven Wes Anderson films, including “Moonrise Kingdom” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and, on television, “Bored to Death” and season four of “Fargo.” His mother is Talia Shire, sister of Francis Ford Coppola and aunt of Nicholas Cage and Sofia Coppola (see No. 9) and herself an Oscar-winning actress known for the “Rocky” series and “The Godfather Part II.” His father was Jack Schwartzman, an entertainment business lawyer and producer.

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41. Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez
> Famous parent(s): Janet Templeton, Martin Sheen

Charlie Sheen is an actor known for his roles in shows like “Spin City” and “Two and a Half Men” and in films including “Platoon” and “Wall Street.” His brother Emilio Estevez was a member of the 1980s “Brat Pack,” and starred in such films as “The Breakfast Club,” “Repo Man,” and “The Mighty Ducks.” Their parents are actor-producer Janet Templeton and noted veteran actor Martin Sheen (“Apocalypse Now,” “The West Wing,” “Gracie and Frankie”).

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42. Bill and Alexander Skarsgård
> Famous parent(s): Stellan Skarsgård

Alexander Skarsgård is a Swedish actor whose first American role was in “Zoolander.” He won a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe for his part in the series “Big Little Lies.” Alexander’s brother Bill is also an actor, known for playing Pennywise in horror flick “It Chapter Two.” Their father is Stellan Skarsgård, known for roles in dozens of films, including “Good WIll Hunting,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” and “Dune.”

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43. Jaden and Willow Smith
> Famous parent(s): Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith

The Smith siblings both made their acting debuts with their father, Will Smith, before branching out into music. Jaden got his start in 2006 in “The Pursuit of Happyness,” while Willow joined Will in “I Am Legend” a year later. Their father is an actor (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Men in Black,” “Ali”), rapper, and film producer, who has been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar twice and won four Grammy awards. The mother of Jaden and Willow, Jada Pinkett Smith is a screenwriter, singer, actress, and the Emmy-winning host of the talk show “Red Table Talk.”

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44. Tori Spelling
> Famous parent(s): Candy Spelling, Aaron Spelling

An actress and author, Tori Spelling is best known for her starring role as Donna Martin on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” which ran for a succesful 10 seasons. Her mother, Candy Spelling, is an author and Broadway producer, and her late father was one of the latter 20th century’s most prominent TV producers, responsible for such memorable series as “The Love Boat,” “Dynasty,” “Melrose Place,” and of course “Beverly HIlls, 90210.”

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45. Ben Stiller
> Famous parent(s): Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller

Ben Stiller is an actor and filmmaker known for his comedic roles in such films as “Zoolander,” “There’s Something About Mary,” and three “Night at the Museum” films. His father was Jerry Stiller, a comedian and actor remembered for his roles on “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens” and for his long-running comedy act with his wife (and Ben’s mother), Anne Meara — herself an actor and comedian and an Emmy- and Tony-nominated writer.

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46. Kiefer Sutherland
> Famous parent(s): Shirley Douglas, Donald Sutherland

Though he was featured in such films as “Stand by Me,” “Flatliners,” and “The Three Musketeers,” Kiefer Sutherland remains most closely identified with his role as spy Jack Bauer in “24” — for which he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe, among other honors. His father, Donald Sutherland, is renowned for his many movie roles, in films as diverse as “M*A*S*H,” “Klute,” “Ordinary People,” and the “Hunger Games” franchise. His mother, Shirley Douglas, was a Canadian stage and film actress and civil rights activist.

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47. Robin Thicke
> Famous parent(s): Gloria Loring, Alan Thicke

Robin Thicke is a songwriter and record producer, known for his work with artists like Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Flo Fida, and Mary J. Blige as well as his Billboard No.1 hit single “Blurred Lines.” His mother, Gloria Loring, was a regular on “The Days of Our Lives” in the 1980s and has had a long recording career. His father was Alan Thicke, an actor, songwriter, and talk show host, known for his role of Dr. Jason Seaver on the series “Growing Pains.”

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48. Liv Tyler
> Famous parent(s): Bebe Buell, Steven Tyler, (Todd Rundgren)

Li Tyler is an actress and singer best known for playing Arwen Undómiel in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Her biological father is Steven Tyler, lead singer of the rock band Aerosmith, but her adoptive father, who helped raise her, is another rocker — Todd Rundgren. Liv’s mother is Bebe Buell, a model, singer, and one-time Playboy Playmate of the Month.

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49. John David Washington
> Famous parent(s): Denzel Washington

John David Washington was a professional football player before transitioning into acting, and starring in such films as “Ballers,” “Tenet,” and “BlacKkKlansman” (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination). His father is actor, producer, and director Denzel Washington, whose many films include “Glory” (which won him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar), “Malcolm X,” and “Training Day” (for which he got the Academy Award for Best Actor).

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50. Allison Williams
> Famous parent(s): Brian Williams

Allison Williams is an actress and singer, known best for her role on the HBO series “Girls” and the horror film “Get Out.” Her father is Brian Williams, former anchor on the “NBC Nightly News” and now a journalist at MSNBC and host of a cable news program, “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.”

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