28 Celebs You Didn’t Know Had Famous Parents


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

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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

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!).