Whoever came up with the phrase, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” must be lauded. The phrase rings true when we talk about celebrities with famous parents. Here are some famous personalities that have their famous parents to thank for their good genes.
The actress is primarily recognized for her roles in the movies, Fool’s Gold, How to lose a guy in 10 days, and The Skeleton Key. She is the daughter of the famous actress, Goldie Hawn, and singer, William Louis “Bill” Hudson. However, the actress is closer to her stepfather, Kurt Russell. She has even mentioned that her genetic dad, “doesn’t know me from a hole in the wall,” and that she sees Russell as her father. On the other hand, Kate has called her mother “the woman that I’ve learned the most from, and who I look up to, who has conducted her life in a way that I can look up to.”
Ben Stiller’s father, Jerry Stiller, is recognized for his work as Arthur Spooner on the series, The King of Queens. Ben’s mother, Anne, currently teaches scene study class at HB Studio. On the other hand, his father works as a spokesman for Xfinity.
Liza Minnelli was truly a household actress and singer in the 70s and 80s. She is also the recipient of an Academy Award. Her performance in the musical, Cabaret, earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading role. Her mother, Judy Garland, was also worth her salt as an actress; she was even described by Fred Astaire as “the greatest entertainer who ever lived.”
Jessica Capshaw calls the famous director, Steven Spielberg, her step-father. She has admitted to her stepdad having an enormous impact on her life and career. The actress is renowned for her roles in The Practice and Grey’s Anatomy.
Stella McCartney helps stars rock the runway. She calls the legendary musician, Paul McCartney, her father.
Jennifer Aniston’s father, John Aniston, stole the show as the evil, Victor Kiriakas, in the hit series, Days of our Lives. The man was also a member of the troupe of Love of Life as Eddie Aleata. And, in 1978, he garnered plenty of praise for his portrayal of Martin Tourneur on Search for Tomorrow.
Kristen Stewart is blessed to have the producer, John Stewart, as her father and the script supervisor, Jules Man Stewart, as her mother. Jules has worked as a script supervisor on many famous movies including XXX, Mortal Combat, The Straight Story, and The 6th Day.
The singer, Lily Allen, is the daughter of the renowned British actor and television presenter, Keith Allen. Her father also dons the hat of an actor, a comedian, musician, singer-songwriter, artist and author. Keith Allen was famously in the London punk band, The Atoms.
As his surname suggests, Colin Hanks is the son of Tom Hanks. Colin has made appearances in many series and movies including Dexter, Band of Brothers, and Orange County. However, we are certain that he will forever remain in the shadows of his uber-talented father, Tom Hanks.
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Jake and Maggie are the children of the Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal. Their father, Stephen Gyllenhaal, is a director by profession; he has directed over 20 movies.
Like his daughter, Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, is also the proud recipient of an Academy Award. He also has four Golden Globes to his name. When Angelina Jolie had a mastectomy, Jon came out to the media and said, “I’m broken-hearted… because I’ve been trying to reach my daughter and get her help, and I have failed and I’m sorry.”
Lenny Kravitz’s mother, Roxie Roker, is renowned for her portrayal of the character, Helen Willis, on The Jeffersons. On the other hand, his father, Sy Kravitz, served as the television news producer of NBC.
Beau and Jeff Bridges
Beau and Jeff Bridges are the sons of the famous actor, Lloyd Bridges. The man shot to fame with his role as Steve McCroskey, a nervous flight controller, in the 1980 hit movie, Airplane. He appeared in more than 150 feature films over the course of his career.
Josh Brolin’s father, James Brolin, is best known for his role as George Lutz in the 1985 classic, The Amityville Horror. The actor appeared in over 50 movies over the course of his career and some of his major hits include Capricorn One, The car, Night of the Juggler, and High Risks etc.
Miley Cyrus has her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, to thank for her good genes. The man has released over 12 studio albums and 44 singles in his career thus far. Like a reliable parent, he fully supports his daughter’s career, “She’s rocking and rolling and having a good time. What the world needs is love. There’s too much hate…The world needs positive influences.” We think it’s about time the man stopped her from wearing skimpy, inappropriate outfits.
Allison Williams came into prominence with her stellar performances in the TV series, Girls. She is the proud daughter of NBC Nightly News anchor, Brian Williams. Co-incidentally, Brian Williams is very good pals with the Girls producer, Judd Apatow. However, we are highly of the opinion that Allison deserves to be on the show on her merit.
Keira Knightley’s mother, Sharman MacDonald, is a Scottish playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actress who is quite well known in her native country and the world. Her father, Will Knightley, is also an actor by profession. Keira was always destined to become an actress.
Rashida Jones’s mother, Peggy Lipton, is renowned for her work in Twin Peaks and Mod Squad. Well, what can we say about her father, Quincy Jones? He is simply a legendary figure in the world of music.
Chris Pine is the son of the actor, Robert Pine. The man is most famous for his role as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek film franchise. On the other hand, his father, Robert Pine, is recognized globally for his portrayal of the character, Sgt. Joseph Getraer, on the hit NBC television series, CHiPs.
Abby Elliot’s father, Chris Elliot, is a famous personality. The man has appeared in many notable movies over the years including Groundhog Day and There’s Something About Mary. He also had a recurring role on the successful sitcom, How I Met Your Mother.