17 Celebrity Kids Who Are Taking Over Hollywood

Bethany Quinn | Jul 12, 2019 Celebrities
17 Celebrity Kids Who Are Taking Over Hollywood
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Zoë Kravitz in Big Little Lies
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Celebrity families dominate Hollywood, there's no question about it. The Kardashian-Jenner clan keeps reproducing at such a rapid rate that it is hard to keep up (pun intended). But while they dominate on the reality television side, other celebrity families are making a name for themselves in television and film. In fact, some of the brightest stars in Hollywood are not only talented young actors, but also the offspring of talented actors. Hollywood has seen an influx of children of famous stars infiltrate the big and small screen in the last few years, and we are totally loving it. 

Many celebrity offspring keep the fact that their parents are famous under wraps -- though some embrace it. Some -- no matter how hard they try -- can't hide it as it is clear that they have not only inherited their mom and dad's striking good looks, but their talent as well.

We already know Kate Hudson takes after mom Goldie Hawn, and that Kaia Gerber is a ringer for supermodel mom Cindy Crawford. But the rest of the celeb kids on this list may come as a surprise, but one thing doesn't: The apple doesn't fall far from the talent tree.

These kids are dominating Hollywood and all have mom and dad's stamp of approval! While some are fresh faces that are just starting to create a buzz for themselves, some have been around for years!

Here are 17 celebrity kids who are taking over Hollywood.

  • Maya Hawke

    1

    Season three of Stranger Things recently premiered, and among the veteran cast members was a new face. Maya Hawke, daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, plays Robin, a gal who works in Scoops Ahoy alongside Steve Harrington and helps him and Dustin with their Russian translation (she ultimately cracks the code).

    Needless to say, dad Ethan is super proud of his girl!

  • Paris Jackson

    2

    Michael Jackson's daughter made a few waves in the third season of Scream: Resurrection. She also signed on to star in the film The Space Between about a young man trying to break into the music business. Paris Jackson is already an established model, having appeared on the cover of Vogue and various fashion campaigns.

  • Brandon Thomas Lee

    3

    The oldest son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee is making headlines for starring on The Hills reboot, although he swore he would never do reality TV. He has also appeared in the Netflix movie Sierra Burgess Is a Loser as well as the upcoming BET show Tales.

  • Zoë Kravitz

    4
    Zoë Kravitz in Big Little Lies
    HBO

    Fans know Zoë from movies the Fantastic Beast films, as well as Mad Max and Divergent. But it's her recent work on HBO's Big Little Lies that's got everyone talking -- not to mention she's Hollywood and rock royalty. Her parents are Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, making her stepdad, Aquaman's, Jason Momoa.

    Lucky girl!

  • Willow Smith

    5

    Willow Smith released her song "Whip My Hair" back in 2010, carving out her own spot in Hollywood. But it's her work with mom Jada Pinkett Smith and grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Jones on their show Red Table Talk that's got everyone, well, talking! Smith has proved to be wise beyond her 18 years as she discusses everything from self-harm to unconventional relationships on this groundbreaking show.

  • John David Washington

    6

    It seems that the road to success was carved out for John David Washington at birth. His parents are Pauletta and Denzel Washington, and he recently followed their footsteps by starring in the television show Ballers and more recently the Spike Lee film BlacKkKlansman. John David Washington received Golden Globe nominations for his roles in each.

  • Emma Roberts

    7

    With Julia Roberts for an aunt and Eric Roberts for a father, Emma Roberts has some strong Hollywood genes. She's managed to make a name for herself in films such as We're the Millers, Nerve, and Nancy Drew. Her career really took off after starring in Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens as sorority girl Chanel Obelrin and the American Horror Story anthology.

  • Colin Hanks

    8

    Colin Hanks is doing a great job filling some giant Hollywood shoes. With Hollywood legend Tom Hanks for a dad, choosing the a similar career path could prove to be a challenging task. But with roles in Mad Men, Dexter, Orange County, and Fargo, this Hanks is doing just fine!

  • Max Minghella

    9

    Max Minghella is the son of famed film director Anthony Minghella, who wrote and directed films such as The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Cold Mountain. Sadly, Anthony died in 2008, but Max is living up to his father's legacy. He's had roles in Syriana, The Social Network, and most recently the hit series The Handmaid's Tale.

  • Scott Eastwood

    10

    Take just one look at Scott Eastwood and ya already know who his daddy is. Clint Eastwood's talented and quite handsome son has had roles in Pacific Rim: Uprising, Suicide Squad, and The Fate of the Furious. Scott has also appeared in several of his father's projects including Gran Torino and Invictus.

  • Dakota Johnson

    11

    If Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith had a baby, it would look like, well ... Dakota Johnson. She is the daughter of these two Hollywood stars and quickly turned into a big time star herself. After landing the coveted role of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, she went on to star in films such as How to Be Single, and Bad Times at the El Royale.

  • Allison Williams

    12

    Allison Williams is newscaster Brian William's daughter. She's most famously known for playing Marnie Michaels in HBO's Girls. Allison also starred in the live television version of Peter Pan as the titular character, Get Out, and most recently, is giving us serious chills in the Netflix movie, The Perfection.

  • Billie Lourd

    13

    Billie Lourd is Hollywood royalty, simply put. She's the daughter of Carrie Fisher and Bryan Lourd, and her grandmother is the late great Debbie Reynolds. She's taking after her mother by appearing in the recent Star Wars films -- including the upcoming, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. She also starred in Scream Queens and American Horror Story.

  • Rumer Willis

    14

    Before Rumer Willis was a major star in her own right, she had parts playing her real-life parents' on-screen daughter. She made appearances in Striptease alongside mom Demi Moore, and had a small appearance in dad Bruce Willis' flick The Whole Nine Yards. She recently appeared on The Masked Singer and will star in the upcoming film Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood.

  • Jack Quaid

    15
    Jack Quaid in Vinyl
    HBO

    Jack Quaid is best known for playing Marvel in The Hunger Games films, but he also had a part in the film Logan Lucky and Tragedy Girls. His parents are Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid, and looking closely, one can see a strong resemblance to both his movie star parents!

  • O'Shea Jackson

    16

    O'Shea Jackson Jr. is the son of O'Shea Jackson Sr. -- better known as Ice Cube. He even got to portray his dad in the film Straight Outta Compton. O'Shea also had a part in this year's Godzilla: King of the Monsters and will also reprise his role in the upcoming Den of Thieves 2.

  • Zoey Deutch

    17

    This up-and-coming star has already proven that she's got serious acting chops in films like Flower and Set It Up. Her mom is actress Lea Thompson, who got a chance to direct her daughter in the film The Year of Spectacular Men.

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