16 Celebrities Whose Kids Joined The Family Biz Of Being Super Famous

If you were previously unaware, though I’m not sure how you could be, there are tons of celebrities with famous kids. And they're traipsing around Hollywood, infiltrating your radio stations, sashaying on your TV screens, and making a home for themselves in movie theaters around the world. You can cynically chalk it up to an overabundance of nepotism, or you can optimistically assume that it’s because they’ve found passion in the same things their parents have. Which, really, is a sure fire way to keep the legacy going. I mean, listen, Hollywood is not alone in this. The legacy students at my college were treated as if the school had given birth to them themselves. There’s just a certain amount of pride about keeping up traditions, I suppose.

It’s easy to pick out the younger celebrities who come from famous families, because they’re still very much a part of that until and we remember how they got their start. But there are some adult celebrities whose famous roots might really surprise you. Because, you know, not everyone had a reality TV show, or millions of followers on a social media account back then to launch a few careers. Check it out!

1. Goldie Hawn

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Um, hello, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson? Yeah, their mom was super famous first.

2. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith

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Jaden and Willow Smith may be young to be bonafide celebs, but they've definitely earned their status in their own right.

3. Yolanda Foster

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The model and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has three kids, and two of them have already made real names for themselves at a young age. Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid are sure to become this decade's supermodels.

4. Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson

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Maybe you didn't guess it at first glance, but when they stand next to each other it's clear that Dakota Johnson is Melanie Griffith's daughter. Her father is actor Don Johnson.

5. Damon Wayans

Another twin-like parent/child duo? Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.

6. Jon Voight

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Angelina Jolie's acting skills don't come from nowhere, that's for sure.

7. David Cassidy

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Arrow actor Katie Cassidy is of the Partridge Family lineage, thanks to dad David Cassidy.

8. Lionel Richie

This video is everything. Nicole and Lionel Richie are absolute #FatherDaughterGoals.

9. Blythe Danner

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Gwyneth Paltrow's twin also happens to be... her mother.

10. Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonet

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Zoë Kravitz must have talent coming out of every pore with Kravitz and Bonet as her parents.

11. Janet Leigh & Tony Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis was born of two late greats.

12. Jayne Mansfield

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If you didn't know, Jayne Mansfield passed away tragically when her daughter, Mariska Hargitay, was only a toddler. Hargitay's father, Mickey Hargitay, was also an actor.

13. Ozzie & Sharon Osbourne

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Well, this one is kind of a given with their once uber popular reality TV show. But still, if you forgot how Kelly Osbourne got famous, it's because of these two cool kids.

14. Billy Ray Cyrus

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Never forget that Miley Cyrus' success was born of her father's "Achy Breaky Heart" fame. Indirectly, of course.

15. Martin Sheen

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Martin Sheen has four kids, two of which are actors Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen.

16. Donald Sutherland

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Keifer Sutherland didn't get those piercing blue eyes or top notch acting skills from nowhere; his dad is a famous actor too.

You see, often times show business is also the family business.

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