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It's not uncommon for children to follow in their parents' footsteps. But for celebrities' kids, taking after mom or dad means dealing with the paparazzi and tabloids as the world judges whether they have as much star power as their famous caregivers. Luckily for many of them, it seems that stardom is genetic. So let's take a look into the future as we discuss the sons and daughters of Hollywood's elite who will one day rule the red carpet.
Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony's Daughter Emme Maribel Muñiz
Jennifer Lopez has to be one of the biggest names in the music and film industry. Every year she stars in a new blockbuster rom-com that tugs at the audience's heartstrings, but her daughter Emme Maribel Muñiz is becoming a superstar in her own right. Emme is only 13 years old, but she has already featured heavily in her mom's work. One of her first jobs was as an actress in her mom's music video for 'Limitless.'
Her second gig was singing during the Superbowl Halftime Show beside her mom. You might think she has her mom's voice, but it is closer to her dad, Marc Anthony.
Johnny Depp And Vanessa Paradis' Model Daughter Lily Rose Depp
Besides the instant celebrity status, one of the best things about being the child of a celebrity is that doors automatically open for you career-wise. For Lily-Rose Depp, the daughter of actor Johnny Depp and French singer Vanessa Paradis, she basically had the red carpet rolled out for her. Lily-Rose started out as a model and quickly became the face of the major fashion house, Chanel, for which she is a brand ambassador.
Along with modeling for Chanel and appearing in commercials, she has also begun starring in films, with 'Voyagers' being the most recent.
Kate Winslet's Actress Daughter Mia Honey Threapleton
While a lot of celebrity offspring like to hold onto their famous surnames, some of them opt to use a name that is less recognizable. One of the reasons for this is that they don't want to be known as nepotistic babies and would rather be noticed for their own talents. Kate Winslet's daughter decided to use a different surname and goes by the screen name Mia Honey Threapleton instead of Winslet.
Mia has managed to land her own roles without the help of her famous mom and recently starred in the film 'Shadows.'
Kim Kardashian And Kanye West's Daughter North West
The Kardashian clan is instantly recognizable by their sleek style and hairstyles. Each one of them has a unique television persona that is shared with the world via their television shows. When Kim Kardashian married Kanye West, it seemed like she had found her happily ever after, and the two proceeded to have a whopping four kids. The eldest daughter, North West, looks a lot like her dad and even possesses some of his singing ability.
North got her first taste of the spotlight when she was 8-years old and performed a rap with her dad. Now, she has a TikTok account that she regularly posts on and she's become well known for feeling comfortable in the spotlight and around paparazzi.
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis's Actress Daughter Rumer Willis
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are two Hollywood A-listers who have been fortunate to have had very long careers. Bruce Willis recently announced his retirement from acting, but that doesn't mean the Willis name won't be showing up on the big screen. Back when Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were together, they had three daughters. The oldest daughter, Rumer, also tried out university for a semester before deciding she wanted to act.
With a bit of help from her parents, she managed to land a slew of television roles in '90210' and 'Pretty Little Liars.'
Jamie Foxx's Daughter Corinne Foxx
Actor and singer Jamie Foxx is a man of many talents, and over the years, he has made a real name for himself in Hollywood. His daughter Corinne had always made headlines, mainly because there was a big mystery around who her mother was when she was born in 1994. Foxx did not release who the mother of his new baby was to protect everyone's privacy, but it has since been revealed.
Her mother is Corinne Kline, who she was named for. Corinne is now firmly entrenched in Hollywood and often walks red carpets with her famous dad as well as stars in a show with him.
Andie MacDowell And Paul Qualley's Daughter Margaret Qualley
For Andie MacDowell and Paul Qualley, it was love in the 80s. The two ended up having a daughter that they named Margaret. With models as parents, it is pretty predictable that Margaret would have the looks and height necessary to make it in the industry herself. Margaret has been pretty successful with her acting so far and has landed some major film and television roles. One of the most recent was in Netflix's 'Maid.'
She can also be seen in Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' where she plays a young woman bent on seducing Brad Pitt's character.
Pink's Daughter Willow Sage Hart Is A Budding Songstress
Parents always hope that their kids inherit some of their talents, and for Pink, that is certainly true when it comes to her daughter Willow Sage Hart. Young Willow was encouraged to sing by her mom, and it quickly showed that she possessed her mom's set of pipes in mini form. Pink decided to foster her young talent by having her sing on her album 'The Truth About Love.'
Willow has also appeared in various music videos with her mom, and her young talent will only grow as she gets older.
Reese Witherspoon And Ryan Phillippe's Daughter Ava Phillippe
Most kids look like their parents, but there is sometimes that rare occasion where a child is a carbon copy of one of their parents. For Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, their daughter Ava Phillippe looks like a young Reese from her 'Cruel Intentions' era. While Ava might look like the perfect actress because she takes after her mother, she has instead chosen a different path. Ava attends UC Berkeley.
On top of being a college student, she is also a heavy social media user and often shows off the artwork that she produces in her spare time.
Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt's Daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie starred in 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' nobody knew that the two would fall in love and eventually marry. The two quickly became inseparable, which led to the birth of the first biological daughter, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. Shiloh looks just like her famous parents and has begun to accompany her mom to red carpet events like movie premieres. While she had small roles in films as a child, she is moving into the humanitarian sphere just like her mom.
Her mother is an active ambassador for the United Nations, and Shiloh is starting to show that this is where her interests lie in addition to dance.
David and Victoria Beckham's Son Brooklyn Beckham
With a last name like Beckham, it is impossible to hide who your parents are. For Brooklyn Beckham, he grew up in the spotlight as his mom is Posh Spice and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, and footballer dad David Beckham. Brooklyn began modeling like many celebrity children, but that wasn't his true passion. Over the last couple of years, Brooklyn realized that he has a passion for cooking and has become a chef.
He also recently made headlines when he married actress Nicola Peltz in a lavish ceremony at her family's estate in Florida.
Courteney Cox And David Arquette's Daughter Coco
You would be hard-pressed to go anywhere in the world and meet someone who has not seen an episode of 'Friends.' This show defined a generation and helped teach millions of people English. One of the stars of the show, Courteney Cox, and fellow actor David Arquette had a daughter together, whom they named Coco. And Coco has already gained popularity for her own talents: singing covers of hit artists like Adele.
And her parents own Coquette Productions, so maybe she will get involved with the company one of these days.
Madonna And Carlos Leon's Daughter Lourdes Leon
As far as icons go, Madonna is pretty close to being at the top of the list. Not only has she turned out multiple gold and platinum songs and albums, but she has starred in movies, and advertising campaigns and now has a big following on TikTok. Naturally, Madonna has a daughter named Lourdes Leon from her relationship with Carlos Leon. Lourdes is already very active in the fashion world as a model.
Before taking up modeling, though, she attended the University of Michigan and obtained her degree. Now she works with the likes of Stella McCartney.
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber's Daughter Kaia Jordan Gerber
With so many celebrity children becoming models, it feels like that might just be the main career path for those that won the genetic lottery. However, when your mom is Cindy Crawford, it is kind of a given that her offspring are going to end up being models. Kaia Gerber sprang onto the scene and quickly became a designer favorite as she has that something special her mom had in the 90s.
Kaia is now very much a supermodel in her own right and can be seen in ad campaigns and on the runways of all the major fashion houses.
Eminem's Daughter Hailie Jade Scott Mathers
It's impossible to talk about rap without mentioning Eminem. Eminem is very much a stage name, and his real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers. Eminem mentions his daughter Hailie in some of his songs, as well as in many of the interviews he has done in recent years. It feels like Hailie is a little girl, but she is all grown up now and has even finished attending college, which is wild.
Hailie went to Michigan State University, where she worked on her Bachelor of Arts. Eminem, like any dad, is very proud of her and whatever she decides to do next. So far, she's created quite the influencer presence for herself on Instagram.
Arnold Schwarzenegger And Maria Shriver's Son Patrick Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger started out as a bodybuilder in Austria before making his way to Hollywood, where he became a well-known actor before he eventually moved into politics. His ex-wife Maria Shriver also comes from an illustrious background. She is a member of the Kennedy family, which is known for producing an abundance of politicians. Their son, Patrick Schwarzenegger, knew he wanted to be an actor and began joining acting classes in high school.
From there, he went to the University of Southern California to complete a degree in Cinematic Arts and Business Administration. He seems to have an entrepreneurial spirit.
Will And Jada Pinkett Smith's Children Willow, Jaden, and Trey
Will Smith has been making headlines lately for his latest performance at the Academy Awards. However, the focus should shift toward his three children, who are doing tremendous things in their own right. Trey Smith from Will's marriage before Jada has moved into the Hollywood scene, as have Jaden and Willow. Jaden has already begun acting and even starred alongside his father in the film 'After Earth.' Willow is more musically inclined.
She recently released the song, 'Meet Me At Our Spot,' which blew up on social media, specifically the TikTok app.
Meryl Streep And Don Gummer's Daughter Mamie Gummer
We don't often hear about Meryl Streep's personal life, as she really keeps herself out of the spotlight. She is married to a sculptor named Don Gummer who she has had three daughters with. Each of her daughters has tried their hand at acting, and Mamie Gummer is perhaps the most well-known of the three daughters to date. Grace and Louisa have also had television appearances, but Mamie is the one who started acting at the youngest age.
At the tender age of 2, Mamie starred alongside her mom in the film 'Heartburn.' Check it out to see what baby Mamie looked like!
Lenny Kravitz And Lisa Bonet's Daughter Zoe Kravitz
While American actress Zoe Kravitz is pretty much a household name at this point, she does come from two very famous parents. Actress Lisa Bonet and singer Lenny Kravitz were together in the 80s, and Zoe was born in 1988. Now that Zoe is all grown up, the resemblance to her mother is pretty striking. They almost look like carbon copies of another. Zoe has focused on her film and television career and has starred in quite a few critically acclaimed productions.
Most recently, she starred in 'The Batman' as Catwoman. She was also a member of the ensemble cast for HBO's 'Big Little Lies.'
Jack Nicholson's Daughter Lorraine Nicholson
Jack Nicholson is one of the most recognizable actors alive, and his kids are starting to make a name for themselves as well. His daughter with Rebecca Broussard, Lorraine Nicholson, knew that she wanted to be a part of the Hollywood film scene, but if that was an actress or something else was left up to her to decide. Initially, she started out as an actress with some smaller roles in her father's films.
Now that she is older, she has moved away from acting. She went to Brown University to learn about writing and wants to work on creating her own film projects.
Catherine Zeta-Jones And Michael Douglas' Daughter Carys
Another Hollywood couple you don't hear a lot about is Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. These two tied the knot in 2000, and a couple of years later, their first child Dylan Mitchell arrived. In 2003, Carys Zeta Douglas was also born, and from the moment she entered this world, it appeared she was ready to be her mother's red carpet sidekick. Carys is used to being in the limelight due to her famous parents.
The paparazzi often photograph her, and her mother likes for her to join her at fashion events and other high society activities.
Jude Law And Sadie Frost's Model Daughter Iris Law
Sometimes when you see a model walking the runway, you think she or he is just a regular model that has been scouted on the street or on TikTok. While this is true for most models, there are a select few that get modeling jobs based on who they know and who their parents are. Jude Law and Sadie Frost have a very beautiful family, and two of their kids have taken up modeling.
The first is their son Rafferty and the second is their daughter Iris. It makes sense that Iris would model because her godmother is none other than Kate Moss, the ultimate supermodel.
Pierce Brosnan And Keely Shaye Smith's Son Dylan Brosnan
Actor Pierce Brosnan has been gracing our screens for decades. He is most well-known for his roles in the 'Mamma Mia' series and the 'James Bond' franchise. Naturally, Brosnan and his soon-to-be wife decided to have a baby, and that is where Dylan Brosnan entered the picture. Instead of pursuing a career outside of Hollywood, Dylan has decided to make his mark through cinematography and acting. This is slightly different than a lot of the celebrity kids on this list.
Dylan is also noticeable for his height which he inherited from both of his parents. He is a whopping 1.96m tall.
Mick Jagger And Jerry Hall's Daughter Georgia May Jagger
Having famous parents definitely makes it a bit easier to break into the glamorous world of acting and modeling. For Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, when they had their daughter Georgia May Jagger, it became apparent that she had inherited her mom's supermodel genes. Georgia May's career took off when she was 18, and she decided to make the big move across the pond from the United Kingdom to New York City.
Once in New York City, she signed with Independent Models and began modeling for major fashion houses, just like her mom did in the past.
Uma Thurman And Ethan Hawke's Actress Daughter Maya Hawke
Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke's daughter might look pretty familiar. While she does bear a striking resemblance to her mom, she is better known for one of her most recent roles on the small screen. Maya has a pretty big role in Netflix's 'Stranger Things' 80s flash-back science fiction series. While the show makes everyone nostalgic for the magic of the 80s, it is Maya that delivers some of the best one-liners.
Her mother has worked with director Quentin Tarantino for decades, and that has also opened some doors for Maya. She managed to snag a small part in his latest film, 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.'
Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora's Daughter Ava Sambora
When you think about Bon Jovi, you tend to think of the lead singer Jon Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi would be nothing without the band, though, and Richie Sambora is the guitarist from the band. He's pretty famous in his own right, and so is Heather Locklear, his ex-wife, and mother of Ava Sambora. Ava has been working on breaking into the Hollywood scene but has more success via social media.
There are a ton of different ways to join the industry, and becoming a social media influencer is a great one if you just want to be yourself.
Sean Penn And Robin Wright's Daughter And Model Dylan Penn
Once upon a time, Sean Penn and Robin Wright were married. They had two kids, who are both adults now with careers of their own. Their daughter, Dylan Penn, is in her 20s and has had a pretty varied career path so far. Dylan initially went to the University of Southern California but quickly realized that university was not for her. After leaving college, she headed to New York City.
After doing a few service industry jobs, Dylan ended up modeling and has worked with Gap for a while now.
Don Johnson And Melanie Griffiths' Actress Daughter Dakota Johnson
Actress Dakota Johnson doesn't need much of an introduction. She has been in the spotlight for a while and nabbed the leading role of Anastasia Steele in the 'Fifty Shades' franchise. Dakota comes from some pretty famous parents, though. Her mom is actress Melanie Griffiths, and her dad is actor Don Johnson. While Dakota's role in the spicy franchise was a risky one, it definitely paid off, and she has been able to take on more dramatic roles.
If you ask her parents if they have seen the trilogy, though, they will say "No!" because she is still their little girl.
Tom Hanks and Samantha Lewes's Actor Son Colin Hanks
More often than not, the last name of the child is what tells the world who their famous parents are. For actor Colin Hanks, that last name speaks volumes. His dad is critically acclaimed actor Tom Hanks, and his mom is Samantha Lewes. Colin quickly followed in his father's footsteps but focused on more comedic roles. One of his latest roles was on the show 'Life in Pieces,' where he plays a new dad.
Colin continues to act, and while he may not be winning any big awards like his dad, he still has a very respectable body of work to be proud of.
Liam Neeson's Son Micheál Neeson
We all know Irish actor Liam Neeson for his role in the movie 'Taken' and other big-name blockbusters. Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson had a long marriage that was cut short by a fatal skiing accident in 2009. Before that, though, Micheál Neeson was born in 1995. Their son looks like the kind of person that belongs in Hollywood, and when he was old enough, he followed in his actor parents' footsteps.
The passing of Micheál's mother was hard on him, but he has focused on his career and is due to star in a new film being released this year called 'The Rising: 1916.'
Harrison Ford And His Daughter Georgia Ford
As far as famous actors go, Harrison Ford has to be one of the most famous. He was the lead for the 'Star Wars' franchise and 'Indiana Jones.' It makes sense that his daughter Georgia Ford, from his marriage to Melissa Mathison, would want to pursue an acting career. In a way, it is in her blood with a dad like that. Georgia has had some small parts in 'True Story' and 'The Visitor.'
Unfortunately, Georgia now has epilepsy, and that is something that Harrison has been there for and supported her through.
Michael Jackson's Daughter Paris Jackson
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was quite the character when he was alive. He had three children, with Paris being the middle child. Her name tells you a little bit about her origins and where she first came to be. Growing up, she was largely kept out of the spotlight, but upon her father's passing, she began to be seen more frequently. The Jackson name is instantly recognizable in Hollywood.
Paris has transitioned into modeling and acting now that she is an adult. She is also somewhat musically inclined like her father.
Sylvester Stallone And Jennifer Flavin's Daughter Sistine Stallone
It seems like the offspring of the Hollywood elite are all blessed with their parents' talent and good looks. Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin's middle daughter Sistine Stallone is no different. Growing up, she knew she wanted to enter the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, and the way she ended up doing that was through modeling. One of the things that make Sistine stand out in the fashion world is her style.
Just because Sistine is the daughter of Stallone, though, doesn't mean that she doesn't have her own opinions about her father's work. She once mentioned she wasn't fond of the film 'Rhinestone.'
Billy Joel And Christie Brinkley's Daughter Alexa Ray Joel
As far as famous parents go, these two should be close to the top of the list. Billy Joel has dazzled the world with hit after hit since he first began performing in the 1960s. He must have managed to dazzle supermodel Christie Brinkley because the two welcomed daughter Alexa Ray Joel in 1985. Alexa Ray definitely takes after her father and has embarked on a musical career just like him.
Alexa Ray continues to release music and often lends her talents to fundraisers and other events of that nature.
Dennis Quaid And Meg Ryan's Son Jack Quaid
A lot of kids don't realize their parents are famous until they are teenagers. During those simple years when they are just toddlers, they are largely kept out of the spotlight and away from flashing cameras. Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid's son Jack had no idea his parents were well-known until their divorce began making headlines. They also did not want him working in Hollywood until he was 18 years old.
Now, Jack can be seen in the hit show 'The Boys', and he has had another few smaller parts before landing this one.