Talent or Nepotism? 12 Celebrities that are Actually the Offspring of Famous Parents

1

Ben Stiller


The lovable and hilarious offspring of actor/ comedian, Jerry Stiller and the late actress/ comedian, Anne Meara, it seems that Ben almost didn’t have a choice in regards to his career path. Most well-known for his roles in movies such as Zoolander and The Heartbreak Kid, Stiller clearly gets his acting skills and excellent comedic timing from his parents, let’s hope his career turns out to have the same longevity as well.

2

Gwyneth Paltrow


Beauty, talent, and two famous parents?! Some of us get all of the luck! For instance, Gwyneth Paltrow is the daughter of the famous writer and director, the late Bruce Paltrow, as well as the Emmy winning actress, Blythe Danner.

3

Tracee Ellis Ross


Another actress who struck gold as far as the gene pool is concerned, Tracee Ellis Ross is most well known for her roles in shows such as “Girlfriends” and “Blackish”. The daughter of musical magicians, Diana Ross and music executive, Robert Ellis Silberstein, if the starlet didn’t break into acting, it’s highly likely that should would have built a career on her innate musical prowess.

4

Lenny Kravitz


As if you needed another reason to hate on the gorgeous rocker, Lenny Kravitz was literally born with a silver (or maybe even golden) spoon in his mouth. The daughter of actress Roxie Roker, Kravitz’s mother was actually the subject of great controversy as she appeared as ½ of television’s first interracial couple on the hit TV show, “The Jefferson’s”. Talk about art imitating life…

5

Zoe Kravitz


In keeping with this, Kravitz has managed to keep the famous bloodline going with the birth of his daughter, Zoe Kravitz. Daughter of Lenny and gorgeous actress, Lisa Bonet, Zoe is already a very accomplished actor and model.

6

Rashida Jones


Although you may have loved her on “Parks and Recreation”, you likely didn’t realize that you were witnessing some serious Hollywood royalty. The daughter of musical legend, Quincy Jones, and model/actress, Peggy Lipton, Rashida was set for life before she ever appeared on screen.

7

Chris Pine


A gorgeous actor in his own right, Chris Pine is actually the son of famous actor, Robert Pine who is most well-known for his role in the TV series, “Chips”.

8

Angelina Jolie


Although this is common knowledge to some, many are unaware of the fact the Jolie has a celebrity parent. Daughter of famous actor, Jon Voight, there is little mentioned in the media in terms of this estranged daddy/daughter duo as they are no longer on speaking terms.

9

Kate Hudson


Most well-known for her roles in movies such as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and My Best Friend’s Girl, the adorably talented, Kate Hudson gets both her looks and acting prowess from her mother, Hollywood legend, Goldie Hawn.

10

Stella McCartney


Although many likely envy the life of well-known, stylist to the stars, Stella McCartney, she’s not exactly new to hanging around celebrity royalty. The daughter of former Beatle, Paul, her golden path seems to have been well planned long before she arrived on the scene.

11

Collin Hanks


Unless you’ve been watching TV with your eyes closed, it’s hard to miss the fact that Collin Hanks is clearly the offspring of his father, Tom. Most well-known for his acting role in the remake of the larger than life movie, King Kong, this young actor has huge shows to fill as far as his career is concerned.

12

Miley Cyrus


Apparently living under a rock, many people are unaware of the fact that Miley Cyrus is the daughter of country one-hit-wonder, Billy Ray. Although he has had a long career, it still seems that the former Disney star is well on her way to eclipsing his accomplishments.

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