The famous saying “Like father like son” no longer holds any significance as this new generation is keen on making a mark of their own. They no longer want to be associated with the word nepotism, but want their talent to speak for itself. There are many celebrity kids starring in roles in various industries, irrespective of their parents’ position.
At Bright Side, we took it upon ourselves highlight some celebrity kid duos where the kids have surpassed or almost surpassed their parents’ name and fame.
1. Alain Fabien Delon & Alain Delon
Son of the famous French actor Alain Delon, Alain Fabien Delon went on to become a famous model who walked for brands like Gucci. He insists on being called simply Alain.
2. Kaia Gerber & Cindy Crawford
Some people say Kaia is Cindy’s doppelgänger. Even Kaia admits that she was enchanted by her mom’s beauty. Kaia left several of her peers behind in popularity quotient on social media pages. No wonder she has names like Alexander Wang and Moschino on her CV.
3. Rumer Willis & Bruce Willis
Rumer Willis has been popular since birth. She gives credit for her music career to her father’s good taste in music which she realized growing up. When she won the ’Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball’ trophy on the season 20 finale, she expressed that her famous parents never pushed her toward the limelight, but always taught her to create one for herself.
4. Jaden Smith & Will Smith
Jaden is an actor, a rapper, a singer, and a songwriter. He has shared the same screen with his dad a number of times and has taken his own stand each time. Having his father as his co-actor in his very first film, The Pursuit of Happyness, he won the award for Breakthrough Performance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards.
5. Sofia Richie & Lionel Richie
As a fashion model, Sofia has been featured in campaigns for some of the top brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, and Chanel. She’s currently enjoying the status of a supermodel.
6. Blue Ivy & Beyoncé
Blue Ivy is just 6 years old, but she still manages to steal the limelight from her famous parents. This little girl is an art collector too and a confident one at that. She once bid $19,000 (£13,500) on a piece of art.
7. Brooklyn Beckham & Victoria Beckham
Brooklyn Beckham was selected, as a teen, by his mom for her product’s photoshoot at a time when her company was facing a financial loss. She had full trust in his abilities. He’s proven it too by becoming a popular actor and a talented photographer later in his life.
8. Iris Law & Jude Law
Iris Law is only 18 and is all set to take a leap ahead of her father Jude Law. She is making a strong mark on the fashion industry for herself and makes her parents proud as she walks the runway with the utmost confidence.
9. Abram Khan & Shahrukh Khan
The famous Indian actor, Shahrukh Khan’s youngest son Abram Khan has gotten all the limelight since he was born. He’s wise beyond his years and can be seen with his father during all important events.
10. Vivienne Jolie-Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is only 10 years old and has already gotten accolades for her role in her mom’s movie Maleficent. She looks identical to her mother Angelina Jolie but doesn’t need her assistance to shine through.
11. Colin Hanks & Tom Hanks
While Tom Hanks is famous for his versatile roles in various movies, his son Colin Hanks is no less an actor and has had roles in flicks like Dexter, Mad Men, and the drama film, Parkland. No wonder he did the voice over for his own father in the Talking Tom and Friends animated series.
12. Harley Quinn Smith & Kevin Smith
American actress Harley Quinn Smith needs no introduction. She no longer uses her father Kevin Smith’s name to introduce herself and now has her own identity. She was chosen to play the real daughter of Kevin Smith in the half-hour comedy Hollyweed.
13. Jennifer Aniston & John Anniston
Jennifer Aniston is a superstar. While some actors are called after their famous parents’ names, John Aniston feels proud when he is called Jennifer Aniston’s father. She has won several acting awards and is still going strong.
14. Lily Rose Depp & Johnny Depp
Lily started her acting career in 2016 with the movie Yoga Hosers and then never looked back. As she told CR Fashion Book, “A lot of people think I’m only acting because of my dad, that I have not had to work as hard to be seen or recognized in the industry, so I think because of that it makes me want to work twice as hard.”
15. Scott Eastwood & Clint Eastwood
Scott Eastwood was born in 1986 and is a famous award winning American actor whose father is Clint Eastwood. He has several blockbusters listed on his CV already and looks like he is hell bent to get out from under the shadow of being compared to his father.
16. Elle King & Rob Schneider
Popular singer Elle King has her songs hitting the top charts each week and her dad is so overwhelmed by it. He proudly expresses his feelings about his daughter Elle: “She did it all on her own, she really did. That’s why she wanted to have her own name because it’s tough being the kid of a famous person. But she did it on her own, and I’m really proud of her.”
17. Maxwell Drew Johnson & Jessica Simpson
Maxwell Drew Johnson is only 6 and people have already started calling her a budding fashionista. She manages to look glamorous with ease at such a young age. She even knows very well how to pose for the camera and her mom loves to post her photos on her Instagram page.
18. Dakota Johnson & Don Johnson
Fifty Shades of Grey star, actress Dakota Johnson, made her debut when she was only 11. She also won the Golden Globes award in the year 2006. And she’s not just an actress, but she has had huge success as a model too.
19. John David Washington & Denzel Washington
John David Washington never wanted to be compared to his famous dad. With his will power and determination his career took off when he hit the screen with Ballers, and no one even tried to compare him to his dad Denzel Washington.
20. Robin Thicke & Alan Thicke
Robin Thicke is multitalented as he wears many hats as an actor, singer, and producer, doing very well in each role. He has worked with many famous actors and has won several awards for his unique acting talent.
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