Sometimes, fame and stardom run in the family. Many of our beloved actors and actresses come from a long line of show business royalty, with their parents and even grandparents being notable stars in the industry.
In this article, we will be looking at seven Hollywood stars who come from a celebrity families.
The daughter of actor Jon Voight, Angelina Jolie is one of the most acclaimed actresses in Hollywood today. Her father has appeared in numerous films such as ‘Midnight Cowboy’, ‘Deliverance’ and ‘Coming Home’. He also won an Academy Award for Best Actor in for his performance in ‘ Home’.
Angelina Jolie has since gone on to win an Academy Award, with her performance in the 1999 drama ‘Girl Interrupted’.
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal
The brother-sister duo of Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal comes from a long line of actors. Both of their parents are successful actors, with their mother being the Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Foner and their father being the Golden Globe-winning actor Stephen Gyllenhaal.
Jake first rose to prominence with his breakout role in 2001’s ‘Donnie Darko.’ And Maggie began her career with 2002’s ‘Secretary’. The siblings have since gone on to appear in a number of blockbuster films, as well as earning critical acclaim for their performances.
Ben is the son of famed actors and comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father made his name with his memorable roles in the ‘Seinfeld’ sitcom and the ‘Zoolander’ films.
He also won two Emmy Awards for his comedy work throughout his career. Meanwhile, Ben has found success with many comedic roles such as ‘Meet The Parents, ‘Night At The Museum’ and ‘Tropic Thunder’.
Emma Roberts is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts, who rose to fame during the 1980s. He starred in films such as ‘Raggedy Man’, ‘Runaway Train’ and ‘The Pope Of Greenwich Village’.
Emma has since gone on to have her own successful acting career, appearing in movies like:
– We’re The Millers
– Mean Girls 2
Nicolas Cage is the nephew of famed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, who directed classics such as ‘The Godfather trilogy’, ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’. Like his uncle, Cage has become a highly recognizable name within the industry with memorable performances in films like:
– Face Off
– The Rock
– National Treasure
Dakota Fanning is the daughter of actor Steven Fanning and his wife Heather Joy. Both of her parents have appeared in small roles on television, with her father having a recurring role in ‘Luke Cage’ and her mother starring in ‘Party of Five’.
Meanwhile, Dakota has become an acclaimed actress herself. All with memorable roles in films like ‘War Of The Worlds,’ ‘The Twilight Saga’ and ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.’
Zooey is the daughter of actor and director Caleb Deschanel and former actress Mary Jo Deschanel. Her father has had an illustrious career, appearing in films such as ‘The Patriot’, ‘Fly Away Home’ and ‘The Passion Of The Christ’.
Zooey has since followed in her parent’s footsteps and becomes a noteworthy actress. Zooey continues winning praise for her performances in films like ‘500 Days Of Summer’, ‘Elf’ and ‘Your Highness’.