9 Celebrities whose children embraced the spotlight, and 8 Celebrities whose children abandoned them

Just because you’re a star, it doesn’t mean your kids will be.

When you are the son of a celebrity, you benefit from having great breaks with your fellow family members.

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Although some celebrities have seen their children continue the family legacy by becoming big Hollywood figures, others have seen their children venture toward greener pastures away from all the glamour. Let’s take a look at nine celebrities whose kids have embraced the spotlight, and eight celebrities whose kids have stayed away from it.


Tom Selleck (Hannah Selleck)

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Tom Selleck is synonymous with his iconic role in Magnum, B as with Gorgeous mustache. On the other hand, his daughter Hannah has made a name for herself as a professional equestrian athlete.


Ozzy Osbourne (Amy Osbourne)

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You may remember that Ozzy had two children while watching his series on MTV, Osborne, but he has another daughter who understandably refused to be in front of the camera. Amy Osbourne feared that her appearance on the show would put her in print and affect her music career, and since then, she’s become a singer while still flying relatively low under the radar.


Sidney Poitier (Beverly Poitier-Henderson)

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Although the late Sidney Poitier made history as one of the most influential African-American actors in Hollywood, his daughter Beverly chose a more humble path for herself by becoming a jeweler on Etsy.


Paul McCartney (Heather McCartney)

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Technically, Paul became Heather’s stepfather after marrying Linda Eastman, but that still matters. While Paul was legendary in his career with the BeatlesAnd the Heather chose a completely different profession, as she now lives in Arizona making pottery. But like her stepfather, she made a living making her own art.


Elizabeth Taylor (Michael Wilding Jr.)

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As one of the biggest movie stars in movie history, Elizabeth Taylor’s family should have at least been famous for being famous. But while Taylor’s son Michael Wilding Jr was briefly starring… Dallas And the guiding lightHe now lives a life out of the spotlight as a husband, father, and sculptor.


Will Smith (Tree Smith)

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Do you know how I know Trey stays out of the spotlight? I didn’t even know Will had another son until I wrote this article. Smith had Trey with his first wife, Sherry Zampino, when they were still married, and despite appearing on some TV shows as a child, Trey continued to avoid the huge publicity the rest of his family gets.


Charlton Heston (Holly Ann Heston)

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Known for his leading roles in The Ten CommandmentsAnd the planet of the apesAnd the Ben HurCharlton Heston remains a powerful symbol of Hollywood’s golden age. However, despite growing up with a famous family, Heston’s daughter Holly became an assistant at the American Museum of Natural History and later became an Alzheimer’s advocate after her father’s death.


Willem Dafoe (Jacques Dafoe)

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While Dafoe continues to rock Hollywood with recent films like Florida ProjectAnd the beaconAnd the Spider-Man: There’s no way homeHis son, Jack, now works outside the cinema as a humble scholar of public policy.


Ethan Hawke (Maya Hawke)

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Known for his roles in training dayAnd the boyhoodAnd the moon knightand the Before The trilogy, Ethan Hawke continues to have a prolific career in Hollywood even after four decades. His daughter Maya has followed in her father’s footsteps and is now famous for playing the role of Robin in the streaming phenomenon, Weird things.


Quincy Jones (Rashida Jones)

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Having won 28 Grammys in his 70-year career, Quincy Jones is now considered one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 20th century. His daughter Rashida is famous for playing Karen Filippelli in it the desk Ann Perkins in parks and recreational resorts, She continues to work while working as a model, producer, and philanthropist.


Jon Voight (Angelina Jolie)

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Jon Voight has had a lasting impact on Hollywood with his roles in films like midnight cowboyAnd the StopAnd the go homeAnd the the heatAnd the On. However, it could be said that his daughter had a greater cultural presence than him. Entering the spotlight at a young age, Jolie started acting when she was around 8 years old, and has gone on to dominate the media with her many Hollywood roles, personal life, and humanitarian efforts.


Don Johnson (Dakota Johnson)

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The Miami Vice The star has gained a massive comeback in recent years with his brilliance in Take out the knivesAnd the guardsAnd the Unlock Django. Meanwhile, Dakota has transcended her infamous role in fifty gray faces By appearing in films like suspenseAnd the Bad times in El RoyalAnd the Cha Cha Real SmoothNow ready to lead Sony’s upcoming spin-off Spider-Man, Madame Web.


Dennis Quaid (Jack Quaid)

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Starring in films like Parents’ trapAnd the easy bigAnd the far from heavenAnd the dragon heartDennis Quaid is arguably one of the most underrated actors working today. But a few years ago, his son Jack got his breakout role as Huggie Campbell boys She achieved great success in the championship Star Trek: Lower DecksAnd the Scream (2022), and the upcoming Christopher Nolan movie, Oppenheimer.


Lenny Kravitz (Zoe Kravitz)

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Although best known for his musical career, Lenny Kravitz has also had memorable acting roles. costlyAnd the hunger GamesLee Daniels butler. However, his daughter Zo continues to break into cinemas by starring in many blockbuster films like X-Men: First ClassAnd the Mad Max: Fury RoadAnd the Spider-Man inside the spider worldand recently Batman.


Stellan Skarsgard (Alexander and Bill Skarsgard)

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Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd has had a long and prolific acting career, having appeared in films such as good will fishing And the chase red octoberin addition to blockbuster movies like ox And the Pirates of the Caribbean privileges. While Arrakis is currently ruling as the Baron of DuneHis sons have had many big roles in Hollywood over the years, which include playing two of Stephen King’s greatest opponents: Pennywise and Randall Flagg.


Ron Howard (Bryce Dallas Howard)

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If you are the daughter of one of the most prominent directors of the 20th century, a Hollywood career is in the making. Like her father Ron, Bryce Dallas Howard has sought work as a director, and has had great success directing episodes The Mandalorian And the boba fett book.


Denzel Washington (John David Washington)

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Denzel Washington is widely considered one of the greatest actors of the 21st century, having spent nearly 40 years in famous roles in films such as training dayAnd the Malcolm XAnd the Philadelphia. But after playing the jogger in the movie Sacramento Mountain Lions, his son John started his acting career in movies like Malcolm and MaryAnd the BlacKkKlansmanAnd the tenet.

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