15 Celebrities Who Are Total Daddy's Girls

15 Celebrities Who Are Total Daddy's Girls

As Father's Day approaches, there are plenty of celebrities who are feeling extra thankful for the special men in their lives — their fathers. Whether they followed in their fathers' footsteps to pursue acting or have simply expressed love and admiration for their dads as supportive figures in their lives, these 15 actresses are unabashedly daddy's girls.

Celebrate Father's Day by seeing how some of Hollywood's greatest starlets bond with their dads — then be sure to give your pop a call, too.

 

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  • Jennifer Aniston

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    This Friends actress followed in her father's footsteps when she decided to go into showbiz, so it makes sense that she brought him along when she was awarded a Hollywood star in 2012. John Aniston starred in Days of Our Lives for nearly 30 years!

  • Willow Smith

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    Singer and activist Willow Smith has found her dad to be both a friend and a supporter. Her mother, Jada Pinkett-Smith, told Essence.com that Will Smith is the best father to their 15-year-old daughter. "It's a very interesting relationship to watch and to see how her confidence is really steeped in the idea that she's got this beautiful, strong man as her father."

  • Zoë Kravitz

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    This budding actress and singer lived with her father for most of her childhood, so it's no surprise that she developed a tight bond with him. Lenny Kravitz told Details in 2011 that they share a similar personal style. "She took all my boas from the Mama Said era. They were in storage, and I yelled at her, 'Don’t steal my boas!'" he said. However, she had a smart comeback for her rocker dad: "Those words would not come out of most fathers' mouths."

  • Miley Cyrus

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    When Miley Cyrus got her big break on Disney's Hannah Montana, it was alongside her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus. While rumors of their rocky relationship might have been tossed around once the actress ditched Disney and embraced a new public image, today Billy Ray is supportive of Miley Cyrus. "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," he told E! news at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

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  • Nicole Richie

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    This reality star has nothing but love for her adoptive dad. Lionel Richie opened up about adopting Nicole, speaking to the Huffington Post. "I remember you had abandonment issues for obvious reasons. You’d been handed around to every relative in the family. I remember what I said to you. I said, 'I’m never, ever going to leave you,'" he told his daughter. The famed singer has also appeared on his daughter's reality show, Candidly Nicole.

  • Blake Lively

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    Not only did this Gossip Girl actress follow in her father's footsteps by going into show biz — they also worked together. Ernie Lively played his daughter Blake's on-screen father in both Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films, as she broke into the industry.

  • Lily Collins

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    Since this actress grew up with a famous father, she turned to him for advice as her fame grew. Lily Collins says that she learned a lot from her father Phil Collins, most notably that "if this is truly what you love to do, everything has a cost." While her musician dad is supportive of Lily's acting career, she stresses that she never asked him to open any doors for her.

  • Liv Tyler

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    Liv Tyler didn't know Steve Tyler was her father until she was 8 — but once they were united and the relationship was publicly revealed nearly six years later, the two formed a special bond. In fact, it was in Aerosmith's 1994 music video for "Crazy" that Liv Tyler made her acting debut.

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  • Britney Spears

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    In early 2008 after her famous breakdown, Britney Spears was placed under the conservatorship of her father, Jamie. With her father maintaining her finances, career, and mental health, Britney Spears was able to recover. "My father saved my life. I probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him. I’ve not always been a good daughter, but he basically gave up his job and his life to look after me at a time when I wasn’t even sure I wanted to go on living. I owe him my life," she told The Daily Star back in 2008.

  • Lena Dunham

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    Girls creator Lena Dunham thanks her dad, Carroll Dunham, for surrounding her with art while she grew up. "My parents taught me that you can have a creative approach to thinking that is almost scientific," she explained to Slate. "You don’t have to be at the mercy of the muse. You need your own internalized thinking process that you can perform again and again."

  • Ireland Baldwin

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    Years after a voicemail leaked of Alec Baldwin calling his daughter Ireland a "rude and thoughtless pig," the father-daughter duo joked about it on Instagram. These days, the pair is closer than ever — Ireland even has a tattoo honoring her dad.

  • Dakota Johnson

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    Although Dakota Johnson may not have allowed her father, Don Johnson, to see her performance in Fifty Shades of Grey, that doesn't mean they don't have a mutually supportive relationship. Dakota has promoted her father's own acting projects on Instagram.

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  • Bryce Dallas Howard

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    At the DGA Honors Gala in October 2015, Bryce Dallas Howard gave a touching speech honoring her father, Ron Howard. "My dad is the most sensitive, patient, and inclusive father on planet Earth. I literally have no ammunition for a tell-all. Nothing. He included me in everything. Every day of my childhood felt like Bring Your Daughter to Work Day," she said. In this case, show business really is family business.

  • Rumer Willis

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    As Rumer Willis has tried her hand at acting (recently joining the cast of Chicago on Broadway), her father Bruce has been a great support. Bruce Willis even surprised his daughter on the phone during her appearance on the Today show to praise his daughter's performance in the musical.

  • Allison Williams

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    When news anchor Brian Williams went under fire for fabricating a story, Allison Williams defended her dad, and even moved her wedding date so the scandal could pass. "He’s a really good dad. I know you can trust him because, as any good daughter does, I’ve tested him on that," she said.

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