30 Celebrities You Didn't Know Have Famous Parents

Kate Hudson

Award-winning actress Kate Hudson just happens to have a mother who is also an award-winning actress: Goldie Hawn. Kate is best known for her roles in films such as You, Me and Dupree, The Skeleton Key, and Nine.

Kate Hudson’s mother, Goldie Hawn, is best known for her roles in Private Benjamin, First Wives Club, and Cactus Flower. She is an Academy Award winner.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow is best known for her roles in Shakespeare in Love, the Iron Man series, and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Her Mother is Blythe Danner.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother, Blythe Danner, is best known for her role as Will’s mother on the sitcom Will & Grace as well as co-starring opposite Robert De Niro in the Meet the Parents movies.

Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller is a legendary comedian, best known for his roles in “Zoolander,” and “Meet The Parents.”

Ben Stiller’s father, Jerry Stiller, is also a comedian, best known for his role as Frank Costanza in the hit sit-com “Seinfeld.”

Charlie Sheen

Although in recent years, Charlie Sheen has been known more for his off-screen antics than his on-screen skills, there’s no denying that he has some serious acting chops when he wants to buckle down. It’s no wonder, with a father like Martin Sheen, it must be in his blood. He is best known for Platoon, Major League and the television series Two and a Half Men.

Charlie Sheen’s super-famous dad, Martin Sheen, is best known for his roles in the movies Apocalypse Now and The Departed in addition to his long-term work on television series, The West Wing. Father and son starred together in the movie Wall Street.

Kiefer Sutherland

Famous in his own right, Kiefer Sutherland comes from great acting stock. He’s most known as Jack Bauer from the television series 24 as well as movies like Stand by Me, A Few Good Men, and The Lost Boys.

His father is Donald Sutherland.

Keifer Sutherland’s famous father, Donald, is best known today for his role as President Snow in the Hunger Games movie franchise. He’s also appeared in such films as MASH, The Dirty Dozen and Animal House.

Eva Amurri

Movie and television actress Eva Amurri is the daughter of legendary actress Susan Sarandon. Best known for her role in the movies The Banger Sisters and That’s My Boy, she has also appeared in TV series such as Californication and How I Met Your Mother.

Eva Amurri’s mother, Susan Sarandon, is a famed film and television actress as well as a broadway performer. She is well known for the movies The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pretty Baby, Little Women, and Tammy.

Liza Minelli

Broadway star and actress Liza Minnelli is the daughter of the legendary Judy Garland, of Wizard of Oz fame.

Liza has starred in the movies Cabaret, Lucky Lady and New York, New York, among others.

Jane Fonda

Actress Jane Fonda is an award-winning movie star, best known for movies Julia, The China Syndrome, and Nine to Five. Her father is Henry Fonda, also an award-winning actor, best known for his roles in The Grapes of Wrath and On Golden Pond, in which they starred together.

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts is an American actress with roles in films such as “Blow” and “Aquamarine.” She is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts.
Emma Roberts father, Eric Roberts, is an American actor.

He received an Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in “Runaway Train.” He is also the brother of Julia Roberts.

Dakota Johnson

As if one famous parent wasn’t enough, Dakota Johnson gets to double down. Her mother is actress Melanie Griffith and her father is Don Johnson. Dakota is known for her acting in films such as Need for Speed, 21 Jump Street, and 50 Shades of Grey.
Dakota Johnson’s mother, Melanie Griffith, is an actress whose career has spanned more than forty years in entertainment.

She’s starred in such movies as Cecil B. Demented, Milk Money, and Mulholland Falls.

Dakota Johnson’s father, Don Johnson, is an actor and powerboat racer. He’s best known for his iconic roles in television series such as Miami Vice and Nash Bridges.

Spencer Grammer

Television and movie actress Spencer Grammer is best known for her role in the series Greek as well as various other television appearances.

Her father is television actor Kelsey Grammer.

Spencer Grammer’s father, Kelsey, is a well-known television actor who is best known for his starring roles in Fraiser and Boss.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is the daughter of Lionel Richie. She is an American fashion designer and television personality.

Nicole Richie’s father is Lionel Richie, an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is Jon Voight’s daughter. Angelina is a superstar in her own right, best known for her roles in Mr. & Mrs.

Smith, Tomb Raider, and Girl, Interrupted, in addition to her philanthropic work around the world.

Angelina Jolie’s father, John Voight, is an esteemed actor, best known for his roles in Enemy of the State, Midnight Cowboy, and Deliverance.

Colin Hanks

Actor Colin Hanks has appeared in movies such as King Kong and Orange County, as well as television series Roswell.

He is the son of Tom Hanks and bears a striking resemblance to his father.

Arguably one of the most famous actors worldwide, Colin Hank’s father, Tom Hanks, has starred in blockbuster movies such as Big, Cast Away, Forrest Gump, and The Da Vinci Code.

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges is best known for playing “arguably” the coolest movie character ever, “The Dude.” Besides “The Big Lebowski,” he’s played the villain in “Iron Man,” and won an Oscar for his role as Otis “Bad” Blake in “Crazy Heart.” He’s also the son of actor, Lloyd Bridges.

Jeff Bridges father, Lloyd Bridges is an American actor who starred in numerous television series and appeared in over 150 feature films.

Rumer Willis

Rumer Willis is an American actress and singer. She’s best known for her Broadway performance in “Chicago.” She is the daughter of Bruce Willis.
Rumer Willis’s father, Bruce Willis, is a legendary actor, best known for his roles in “The Die Hard” movies.

Willis has also come out as an avid supporter for Donald Trump in the presidential election.

Alexa Rae Joel

Singer, songwriter, and model Alexa Ray Joel is the daughter of musician Billie Joel and supermodel Christy Brinkley. Alexa Ray has been featured at New York fashion week and was also signed on to be a spokesperson and model for Prell Shampoo. Alexa Ray Joel’s father is award-winning singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer Billy Joel.

He is the third best-selling solo artist in the US. Alexa Ray Joel’s mother, Christie Brinkley, is one of the most famous models of all time. She spent 25 years as the face of CoverGirl cosmetics as scored three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition covers.

Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith is an American actor and rapper. He is the son of actors Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith.

Jaden Smith’s father, Will Smith, is also an American actor.

In the past 20 years, Smith has diversified into comedy, hip-hop and song-writing. In 2007, Newsweek called him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood.”

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas is an award-winning actor best known for his roles in Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Romancing the Stone, and Wall Street. His father is Kirk Douglas.
Michael Douglas’ Father, Kirk Douglas, is best known for his roles in such golden-age of Hollywood films as Spartacus, Paths of Glory, and Gunfight at the O.K.


Carrie Fisher

Best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie franchise, actress Carrie Fisher actually has two famous parents: actress Debbie Reynolds and 50s pop singer Eddie Fisher
Carrie Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, has been acting for over six decades.

Today, she’s most known for her roles in The Singing Nun, In & Out, and as Grace’s mother on Will & Grace.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis is a bonafide movie star with such titles as Halloween, Trading Places, and True Lies under her belt. She has not only one but two famous parents: Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
Jaime Lee Curtis’ father, Tony Curtis was a 50s screen idol, best known for movies such as Spartacus and Some Like it Hot.

Jaime Lee Curtis’ mother, Janet Leigh, was best known for her work as a horror/thriller movie icon.

She was most famous for starring in the original Psycho.

Radisha Jones

Actress Rashida Jones is perhaps best known for her work in television series like The Office and Parks and Recreation. She also appeared in the movie The Social Network.

Her father is famed musician and producer, Quincy Jones.

Rashida Jones’ father, Quincy Jones, career has spanned an incredible six decades in the music industry. He originally came to prominence in the 50s as a jazz arranger and conductor before moving on to produce some of Michael Jackson’s biggest records.

Bryce Dallas Howard

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard has starred in such movies as The Village, The Help and Terminator Salvation. Her father is none other than director Ron Howard.
Bryce Dallas Howard’s father is famed director Ron Howard.

Ron has directed the films Cocoon, Apollo 13, and A Beautiful Mind, among many others.

Lily Collins

Actress Lily Collins, best known for her roles in films such as Mirror Mirror and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, is also the daughter of musician Phil Collins.
Lily Collins father, Phil Collins, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician best known for his work with the band Genesis.

He also has an extensive solo catalog and has won various awards including seven Grammys, six Brit Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award.

Jake Busey

Jake Busey is an American actor and film producer. He’s the son of actor Gary Busey.

Jake Busey’s father, Gary Busey has appeared in over 150 films.

His eccentric personality has recently earned him a bizarre role in an Amazon fire commercial. But some forget that he was nominated for an Academy Award in 1978.

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola is an American screenwriter and actress. She received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama “Lost in Translation.” She is the daughter of director, Francis Ford Coppola.

Sofia Coppola’s father, Francis Ford Coppola, is an American film director.

He’s probably best known for his work in “The Godfather.”

Natasha Richardson

Natasha Richardson is an English stage and screen actress. She was the mother on the re-make of "Parent Trap." She is the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave.
Natasha Richardson’s mother, Vanessa Redgrave, is also an English stage actor.

She rose to prominence in 1961 playing Rosalind in “As You Like It.” She’s a strong political activist.