There are a lot of people who follow the footsteps of their parents when it comes to choosing a career and sure enough, Hollywood is no different. Yes, regardless of the field, it will be quite difficult to live up to the pressure of becoming just as good or even better, especially when your parents are super successful. Despite the challenge, there are still those who have been successful in making their own name in Hollywood.
Here are the top ten celebrity daughters and sons who followed their parent’s footsteps to stardom.
10 Charlie Sheen
Martin Sheen received awards for his portrayal in several films and his son is just as good as he is. Charlie Sheen has appeared in several movie hits like Platoon, Wall Street, Scary Movie, and Major League. In the year 2010, Charlie made a record by becoming the highest paid actor on television.
9 Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller is just as good a comedian as his father Jerry Stiller. Ben began his acting career by participating in plays where he wrote a number of mockumentaries. He also acted in television and then tried acting in films. All throughout his career, he was able to demonstrate his talent in writing, acting, directing and producing. He is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood known as the Frat Pack and has received several awards and honors.
8 Angelina Jolie
Jon Voight was not mistaken when he thought that his daughter would be more successful than he is. Angelina Jolie is Hollywood’s highest-paid actress in the years 2009 and 2011 as declared by Forbes magazine. She has received several awards and nominations for her roles in various movies. She does not only pour her heart into acting but also shares her goodness to children as she helps the United Nations, being their former Goodwill Ambassador. For both her inner and outer beauty, she is often cited as the world’s most beautiful woman.
7 Jack Quaid
Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan’s son, Jack Quaid, has entered show business and followed the footsteps of his parents. In April 2011, he was asked to be a part of the movie The Hunger Games where he was one of the players for District One. He is now continuing his studies in Drama in the Experimental Theater Wing at New York University.
6 Eva Amurri
Eva Amurri is the daughter of the American actress Susan Abigail Sarandon. She has worked in television and in movies since the year 1969 and has won an Academy Award for Best Actress for the movie Dead Man Walking. Aside from her acting trophies, she’s also noted for her political and social activism for different liberal causes. She appeared in the movie The Banger Sisters where her mother also starred. She also appeared in the show House M.D. in the year 2010.
5 Zoe Kravitz
Zoe Isabella Kravitz, or the people’s Zoe Kravitz, is the daughter of the singer-songwriter, actor, and arranger Lenny Kravitz. Zoe wanted to be well-known in Hollywood just like her dad so she decided to enter the world of acting. She then had her first film role while in high school, playing a babysitter in No Reservations. She also starred in Jay-Z’s music video for the single "I Know". She co-starred as Angel Salvadore in the X-Men: First Class. Recently, Zoe co-starred in the movie, After Earth.
4 Mamie Gummer
Mamie Gummer is the daughter of the famous film, television and theater actress Meryl Streep. As her mother is one of the most talented actresses of her generation, Mamie has been regarded as one as well but in the modern era. She started acting when she was still a child and appeared in the movie Heartburn with her mother. She pursued her studies in theater and communications and eventually made her off-Broadway debut. Mamie made her motion-picture debut as an adult with a minor role in The Hoax. She also starred in the series Emily Owens, M.D. in the year 2012.
3 Rumer Willis
Rumer Willis, or Rumer Glenn Willis in real life, is the daughter of the famous actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. As the child of both famous parents, Rumer decided to follow their footsteps and ventured into the role of spokesperson for Ocean Pacific in 2008. In that same year, she was featured in the horror film From Within and the comedy movie The House Bunny. She also co-starred in Sorority Row and had guest appearances in the television shows Army Wives, Miss Guided, and Workaholics. She’s currently portraying the role of Zoe in season 4 of the series Pretty Little Liars.
2 Colin Hanks
Colin Lewes Dillingham, or more famously known as Colin Hanks, is the son of the famous American actor, producer, writer and director Tom Hanks. Inspired by his father’s successful acting career, he also had his own share of stardom by starting in a series in 1999. Colin won the role of Alex Whitman in the science fiction series Roswell and in his first movie appearance in the film That Thing You Do. From there, he has gone on to appear in a number of movies including Orange County, The House Bunny, and King Kong. Just like his dad, Colin also has directorial ambitions and is currently preparing a documentary with Tower Records that he is planning to eventually direct. He has indeed made his own name in the business, having an estimated net worth of approximately $15 million.
1 Kate Hudson
Kate Garry Hudson, or more commonly known as the beautiful Kate Hudson, is the daughter of the American actress, film director, producer and occasional singer Goldie Jeanne Hawn. Kate grew up witnessing all the fame that her mother achieved, and she had dreams of becoming as successful as her mother. Well, for Kate, dreams do come true. She came to prominence in the year 2001 after she won a Golden Globe award and received a number of nominations from different award-giving organizations. She then starred in the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, where her popularity skyrocketed. Since then, she was able to establish herself in Hollywood as she starred in different productions like Raising Helen and Bride Wars. She is currently part of the musical series Glee as Cassandra July. Currently, Kate Hudson has an estimated net worth of $38 million.
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