You have probably heard of generations of musicians, athletes, lawyers, doctors and more. Yes, it is not uncommon for children, seeing the example of their parents, to decide to follow in their footsteps. The same is true of Hollywood stars. Some sneak their offspring in, while others inherit their talent and performance to the full. Here is an example of just a few such children of famous parents.
Will Smith and son Jaden
Jaden Smith is soon to be 22, but he is already actively building his career in Hollywood. To do so, he is actively pursuing opportunities with his famous father. So, the boy is starring alongside him in famous films:
«The Pursuit of Happyness,»
«Life in a Year.» — and this is not a complete list.
Do you think the son has inherited his father’s talent, or is he still using his famous name to make a name for himself in Hollywood?
Don Johnson and daughter Dakota
The star of Miami Vice, the sexiest man on the planet (in the 2000s) and just a famous actor — Don Johnson — is also the father of a famous Hollywood star.
Her name is Dakota Johnson, but you probably know her as Anastacia Steele. The 50 Shades of Grey star is just as famous as her father.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and son Patrick
Patrick is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most popular and famous son. What we know about him:
He’s starring in films. So, already released «Grown Ups 2«, «Midnight Sun«, «Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse«, etc.
Works as a model.
Businessman — he has his own business, which involves the production of fashionable clothes.
Johnny Depp and daughter Lily-Rose Melody
Yes, Johnny Depp is also on the list of fathers who have brought their children to Hollywood. His eldest daughter Lily-Rose Melody is hidden from the media — you don’t hear much about her. But that hasn’t stopped her from getting more roles and being a successful model. Since 2014, she has starred in six films and has been nominated for Best Young Actress (Lumière Award) and Most Promising Actress (César Award).
Jon Voight and daughter Angelina
Yes, Angelina is already raising 6 children on her own, and it was essentially going to be them on this list. But no, the famous child who has followed in her father’s footsteps will be Angelina Jolie. She is the daughter of a famous Hollywood actor who has an Oscar and three Golden Globes. Alas, he devoted himself to his career and not to raising children, so he started communicating with Angie quite late.
Bruce Paltrow, Blythe Danner and their daughter Gwyneth
The famous Marvel Cinematic Universe actress and Tony Stark’s wife is also the daughter of Hollywood parents.
Her father Bruce is a director, having worked on the TV series Homicide. Her mother is best known for ‘Meet the Parents’ and was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in ‘When We Were Adults’.
Wanda Wentham and Timothy Carlton and their son Benedict
Benedict Cumberbatch certainly overshadowed his parents, but that does not mean that they were not popular. Actors Wanda Wentham and Timothy Carlton were in demand in their time on British television, and were similarly cast in soap operas. Perhaps we should say thanks to genes and fine example, thanks to which we now place an equal sign between the surname Cumberbatch and the title of the best actor in the universe.
By the way, did you notice that the last names didn’t match? If you think Benedict took a pseudonym, he didn’t. It was his parents who creatively changed their surname — and they persuaded him to do the same. The son refused.
Nancy Dawe and daughter Jennifer
Have you heard of the actress Nancy Doe? Probably not, but trust me — she has starred in many films and has been a frequent guest in Hollywood. But as it happens, it wasn’t her that became famous, it was her daughter Jennifer Aniston.
Incidentally, her daughter’s celebrity was a cause for conflict with her mother. She could never forgive Jennifer for her popularity.