28 Celebs You Didn’t Know Had Famous Parents

By sturgeon - April 16, 2018

Do you ever feel like a loser who won’t amount to much because everyone else has it so much easier than you do and they seem just about bred for success? Well, that’s because you are a whiny baby who should suck it up and understand the benefits of grit and tenacity.

All told though, some folks are sort of born right into it.

Here are 28 celebs you may not know had famous parents:


Alexander Skarsgård, son of Stellan Skarsgård

Credits: E! online

Alexander Skarsgård, star of True Blood, my sex dreams, and probably some kind of bottled water or cologne ad where he stands in or near a waterfall, is the son of Stellan Skarsgård, which totally accounts for talent and not looks. *INSERT CHEEKY EMOJI FACE

Allison Williams, daughter of Brian Williams

Credits: TV guide

Allison Williams, one of the stars of HBO’s comedy/drama Girls (a show that had her hook up some kind of robotic paddle to her butt for a scene that required vigorous butt-munching), is the daughter of disgraced news anchor Brian Williams. Given his propensity for playing make-believe, it’s no wonder she’s a natural.

Jon Voight, father of Angelina Jolie

Credits: Wikipedia

Jon Voight has been wowing audiences for decades with his incredible performances but did you know that he has given the world more than just his talents??? That’s right, friends, he gave the world ANGELINA FRIGGIN’ JOLIE – he used his sperms to make that baby!

Naomi Judd, mom of Ashley Judd

Credits: imdb

It’s a surprise that Ashley Judd (and THE BEST of all Ashley’s) didn’t end up singing just like her dear old mom, country superstar Naomi Judd.

Ben Stiller, son of Jerry Stiller

Credits: imdb

Ben Stiller has been quoted more than once, giving his famous parents credit for getting him into acting. Without Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, we may never have had the great privilege of watching him as the now ubiquitous Tommy on NBC ratings-smash Friends.

Carrie Fisher, daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Credits: wikipedia

You can basically phone it in for the rest of your days if you’ve given the world Princess Leia. Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are the famous folks who bore the best, brightest, and baddest in any galaxy ever: Carrie Fisher!

Charlie Sheen, son of Martin Sheen

Credits: imdb

Charlie Sheen is a weirdo mess of a man who somehow believes a witch doctor taking blood from his penis cured him of AIDS. IT SURE DIDN’T CURE HIM FROM BEING CRAZY. Somehow, this sociopath is the son of AMERICAN FRIGGIN’ TREASURE Martin Sheen.

Colin Hanks, son of Tom Hanks

Credits: imdb

Colin Hanks, son of America’s dad Tom Hanks, told media that he and his dad don’t really “talk shop” when they get together, choosing instead to focus on other subjects, which explains why he’s still just “colin hanks” and his dad is TOM FRIGGIN’ HANKS, man. Maybe you wanna make that phone call, playboy. Maybe if you’re dad is THE BEST TO EVER DO IT, you wanna send that email asking for a little help.

Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith

Credits: imdb

Star of 50 Shades of Nothin’, Dakota Johnson, is having sex in bad movies and making famous actor parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, SUPER PROUD FOR SURE.

Emma Roberts, daughter of Eric Roberts

Credits: billboard

Cutey-patootey Emma Roberts comes from a pretty famous family of actors -she is the daughter of Eric Roberts (what you get when you cross my mom’s sex fantasies, tanning butter, and the confidence needed to publicly discuss the benefits of paying for intercourse) and the niece of THE LOVE OF MY FRIGGIN’ LIFE, Julia Roberts (not a parent, I know but COME ON!).

Meryl Streep, mother of Grace, Mamie and Louisa

Credits: the hollywood reporter

No smarm or anything here. No dumb jokes or whatever (IN SPITE OF HOW EASY I COULD BUST ON THOSE NAMES. COME ON GUYS, WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THOSE NAMES!) – these ladies are unsung gems. Seriously, you watch Mamie or Grace Gummer in anything and they will straight up slay it. Just crush everything. They will murder a scene. MURDER IT. It’s not really a wonder given that their mother IS THE GREATEST ACTOR OF ALL TIME OMG OMG MERYL FRIGGIN’ STREEP.


Julio Iglesias, father of Enrique Iglesias

Credits: wikipedia

Winner of like every single music award ever and also their Latin counterparts, Julio “The Real Deal” Iglesias is the father of the human version of intercourse lubricant, Enrique Iglesias. Well, at least he was able to inherit the family name.

Jaden Smith, son of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith

Credits: teen vogue

Jaden Smith, rapper & internet philosophizer, is the son of, I MEAN COME ON, YOU KNOW THIS! HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW THIS?!?!?!

Come on, playboy, it’s Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, a star so friggin’ huge he renamed the year 2000 THE WILLENNIUM.

Kiefer Sutherland, son of Donald Sutherland

Credits: imdb

Kiefer Sutherland, a man once famous for cheating on then fiancé and LOVE OF MY LIFE, Julia Roberts, is the son of actor and star of the 1992 Christmas blockbuster The Poky Little Puppy’s First Christmas, Donald Sutherland.

FUN FACT: His grandfather also invented Medicare in Canada.

Lily Collins, daughter of Phil Collins

Credits: imdb

Gorgeous eyebrows attached to a human face, Lily Collins went into showbiz just like her dear ol’ dad Phil Collins; although, instead of cranking out jams that make my mom drink wine and dance all weird in front of my dad while using silk handkerchiefs, she became an actor. Thanks for not making my mom sexually aroused, Lily Collins, much obliged.

Rashida Jones, daughter of Quincy Jones

Credits: imdb

Rashida Jones is an actor, singer, writer, director, and runner-up to be my FRIGGIN’ SOULMATE FOR LIFE (Julia Roberts is #1) also happens to be the daughter of Qunicy “I HAVE A BAZILLION AMAZING FRIGGIN’ MUSIC CREDITS TO MY NAME” Jones.

John Aniston, father of Jennifer Aniston

Credits: imdb

My man John Aniston, in addition to killing it in the role of Victor Kiriakis (SHOUT OUT DAYS OF OUR FRIGGIN’ LIVES), he’s also killing it at the whole making-an-amazing-daughter thing by making the one and only JENNIFER FRIGGIN’ ANISTON.

Liv Tyler, daughter of Steven Tyler

Credits: imdb

One used to idolize Elvis and the other can speak friggin’ Elfish. That’s right, you fantasy nerds, I’m talkin’ ‘bout the father/daughter team of Steven and Liv Tyler.

Ron Howard, father of Bryce Dallas Howard

Credits: imdb

Ron Howard is a genius at making movies and a weirdo at naming his kids – the story goes that he gives all his kids the middle name of the place where they were conceived. Bryce Dallas Howard should consider herself lucky her parents didn’t bone in Hooker, Alabama. (TOTALLY A REAL PLACE, BTW!)


Billy Ray Cyrus, father of Miley Cyrus

Credits: elle

Miley Cyrus may have come in on a wrecking ball, but her famous mullet of a father Billy Ray Cyrus already had an Achy Breaky Heart.

James Brolin, father of Josh Brolin

Credits: youtube

If a spray tan and Kenny Rogers had a baby, it would be actor James Brolin. If James Brolin and some random normal human woman had a baby and then James Brolin later divorced the human woman and then married and subsequently divorced one of the stars of WKRP in Cincinnati and then married glorious songbird Barbara Streisand, well that baby would be Josh Brolin.

Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh

Credits: wikipedia

Hollywood royalty had a baby, and that baby was Jamie Lee Curtis, star of commercials about diarrhea-inducing yogourts. Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh (SHOUT OUT TOUCH OF EVILS, SHOUT OUT WORKING WITH ORSON FRIGGIN’ WELLES) made LAURIE FRIGGIN’ STRODE Y’ALL. That would be like finding out that JFK and Marilyn Monroe humped and made Dr. Loomis!!!

Chris Pine, son of Robert Pine

Credits: imdb

New (AND NOT IMPROVED) James T. Kirk, actor Chris Pine came to the whole acting thing quite naturally – his dad, Robert Pine has been in a ton o’ junk (CHiPs, I GOT YOU. ROVER DANGERFIELD, I GOT YOU).

Mariska Hargitay, daughter of Jayne Mansfield

Credits: wikipedia

Mariska Hargitay has played a hard a$$ cop on over 400 episodes of Law & Order SVU while her mother, Jayne Mansfield, has made over 400 dudes hard with her a$$ – in addition to being a Golden Globe winning actress, she was also the February 1955 centerfold in Playboy Magazine.

Christopher Plummer, father of Amanda Plummer

Credits: wikipedia

You may not know Amanda Plummer by name but you’ve 100% for sure dated a crazy girl who has quoted Plummer’s lines as Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction to you at least 50-60 times. Amanda Plummer is the daughter of straight-up sex machine Christopher Plummer.

Blythe Danner, mother of Gwyneth Paltrow

Credits: wikipedia

Did you know that award-winning actress Blythe Danner is the mother of snake-oil huckster and huge fan of BS wellness plans, Gwyneth Paltrow?

Bruce and Laura Dern

Credits: imdb


Riley Keough, daughter of Lisa Marie Presley

Credits: imdb

Riley Keough is an up-and-coming unsung powerhouse talent with the most bonkers family ties. She’s the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, which makes her ELVIS FRIGGIN’ PRESLEY’s granddaughter. As if that wasn’t enough, she was at different points in her life both Michael Jackson and NICHOLAS FRIGGIN’ CAGE’s stepdaughter. No matter what, whomever you are, wherever you are, homegirl has got you beat every single way possible. No contest. It’s over. Quit and go home.