Celebrities With Parents Who Are Just As Famous As Them

July 31, 2016  —  By

The famous question everyone is asked as a kid, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Most kids look at their parents jobs and select accordingly. Others see lucrative careers else where and choose those. Most people don’t know that most of the celebrities we see in TV have an equally famous parent that has helped guide them a long the way. Here are a couple of celebrities that have also had parents in the entertainment world.


Goldie Hawn has had a long and storied career. She is an Academy Award winning actress. Her movies include Private Benjamin, Death Becomes Her, First Wives Club, Cactus Flower, and many more. She is also a practitioner of Buddhism.


Goldie Hawn has had a long and storied career. She is an Academy Award winning actress. Her movies include Private Benjamin, Death Becomes Her, First Wives Club, Cactus Flower, and many more. She is also a practitioner of Buddhism.


Alexa Joel has her dad, Billy Joel, written all over her. But Alexa looks stunning! She’s modeled for New York Fashion Week. She’s the spokesmodel for Prell Shampoo. Not only is she a model like her mom. She’s also a musician like her dad.


Billy Joel is a singer, songwriter and composer. He became famous back in the early seventies. His early hits include Piano Man, Summer Highland Falls, She’s Always a Woman, and many more. He is the third biggest solo performer in the United States.


Christie Brinkley is a former supermodel and Cover Girl. She graced the swimsuit cover of Sports Illustrated for three consecutive years. Billy Joel was her first husband. Alexa Ray Joel was her first child. She’s had two more children since then, not to mention two more marriages.


Charlie Sheen is so well known for his insane antics, people almost forget he’s an actor. But Charlie has appeared in movies such as The Breakfast Club, Platoon, and Major League. He was a member of the “brat pack,” along with his brother, Emilio. More recently, he starred in a popular TV show called Two and a Half Men. But this should come as no surprise. Charlie’s father is Martin Sheen.


Martin Sheen is best known for his roles in Apocalypse Now, Wall Street, and The Departed. Also, he has appeared long term on a TV series called West Wing. Martin and Charlie starred together in Wall Street. Martin’s other son is Emilio Estevez.


Michael Douglas is an American actor and producer. He is known for his roles in Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Romancing the Stone, and Wall Street. He is the son of famed actor Kirk Douglas. Michael Douglas has three children.


Kirk Douglas is a legendary actor best known for his Golden Age of Hollywood films. These include Spartacus, Paths of Glory, and Gunfight at the OK Corral. Kirk has four sons, including Michael, the oldest. If Kirk Douglas lives through December 2016, he will be 100 years old.


Colin Hanks looks precisely like his father, Tom. Colin has appeared in King Kong and Orange County, as well as many TV shows. He currently lives with his wife. They have two daughters.


The superbly talented Tom Hanks is one of the most famous actors of all time. He has starred in hit movies like Splash, Big, Forrest Gump, The da Vinci Code, The Green Mile, and many more. He was also in a hit TV show called Bosom Buddies with Peter Scolari. His comic timing was always perfect.


Bryce Dallas Howard is an actress, producer and writer whose father is director Ron Howard. Her film debut was an appearance in Parenthood as an uncredited extra. She is a graduate of NYU. She has two children.


Ron Howard used to be an actor. Now, Ron’s been directing so long we forget he was ever Opie Taylor or Richie Cunningham. Ron’s stunning directorial efforts include Cocoon, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, and many others. Ron is married since 1981 and has four children.


Actress Rashida Jones graduated from Harvard. Since then, she has worked in TV series like The Office and Parks and Recreation. She also appeared in a movie called The Social Network. But even more famously, her father is Quincy Jones.


Quincy Jones has been a fixture in the music industry for more than 60 years. He is a record producer, arranger, conductor, composer, and all things music related. He has produced some of Michael Jackson’s biggest records. He plays the trumpet, French horn, drums, piano, and synthesizer. He even sings.


Dakota Johnson is somewhat known for her roles in Need for Speed, 21 Jump Street, and 50 Shades of Grey. But she is even better known for her two famous parents. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson are an interesting couple. The pair have married and divorced each other twice.


Melanie Griffith also has a famous mother. Her name was Tippy Hedren. She starred in that Hitchcock film called The Birds. Melanie is known for her roles in Milk Money and Mulholland Falls. And for her marriage to Antonio Banderas.


Don Johnson is an actor. He is also a powerboat racer. He is probably best known for his roles in Miami Vice and Nash Bridges. Also for posing nude with Melanie Griffith for a magazine in 1972.


Jeff Bridges is best known for being a real handsome guy. His credits include Starman, The Dude, The Big Lebowsky, and Crazy Heart. He won an Oscar for Crazy Heart. He is the brother of actor Beau Bridges, and the son of actor Lloyd Bridges.


Lloyd Bridges was an American actor. He appeared in more than 150 feature films. His sons are Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges. Lloyd Bridges died in 1998 at the age of 85.


Eva Amurri is the daughter of Susan Sarandon. Eva is best known for her roles in the movies The Banger Sisters and That’s My Boy. She has also appeared on TV. She was in Californication and How I Met Your Mother, among others.


Susan Sarandon is a renowned actress also known for her political activism. She is probably most famous for her quirky role in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. But she’s also famous for Little Women, Thelma & Louise, and others. Susan has three children, including Eva Amurri.

Gwyneth Paltrow is an actress best known for her roles in Shakespeare in Love, Shallow Hal, and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Her mother is actress Blythe Danner. Her father was film director Bruce Paltrow. Gwyneth has two children with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

Blythe Danner is best known these days for her role as Will’s mom on Will & Grace. In the seventies, she was known for running around naked in a movie called Lovin’ Molly. Blythe is Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom. She is also the mother of director Jake Paltrow.


We know her as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie franchise. She is Carrie Fischer, and both of her parents are famous. Or were famous, at least. Her mom is Debbie Reynolds. Her dad was a 50s pop singer named Eddie Fisher.


Debbie Reynolds has been acting for more than 60 years. She was a big deal back in the day. But then Eddie Fisher split up with her to marry Elizabeth Taylor, leaving Debbie with two small children, which included Carrie Fisher. Elizabeth Taylor later dumped Eddie Fisher. What goes around comes around. Today, Debbie is Grace’s mother on Will & Grace.


Angelina Jolie is the daughter of movie star Jon Voight, and is a movie star herself. She is known for her roles in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Tomb Raider, and Girl, Interrupted. She is also a philanthropist. Angelina has six children. Her partner is Brad Pitt.


Not only is Jon Voight handsome, but also a very great actor. The credits of this esteemed performer include Conrack, Runaway Train, Enemy of the State, Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy, and Holes, to name only a few. These days he is known as the father of Angelina Jolie. That’s okay. It’s time he got some rest.


Ben Stiller is an actor and comedian. His first role, at age 15, was a single line in the TV soap opera Guiding Light. He is best known for his roles in There’s Something About Mary, Zoolander, and Meet the Parents. Ben Stiller has two children.


Ben Stiller’s parents were Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. They formed a comedy duo called Stiller and Meara. After Anne passed away, Jerry accepted the role of George’s father on Seinfeld.


Josh Brolin is the son of actor James Brolin. He first appeared in the 1985 movie called The Goonies. Josh is probably best known for his role in No Country for Old Men. Josh has two children.


James Brolin was a 70s TV screen idol. He appeared in hit shows like Marcus Welby, MD with Robert Young. He is currently married to Barbara Streissand. James Brolin has three children, including Josh Brolin.