8 Celebrity Kids Who Decided to Choose an Unexpectedly Different Career

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We know many famous bloodlines who’ve been in the entertainment business for a pretty long time. It even became a kind of stereotype that children born into acting or musical families become actors and musicians themselves and so on. But there are exceptions to every rule. And some kids even surprise their dear parents with their choices.

We at Bright Side have found those kids who decided to follow their own passions and chose a profession far from the one everyone expected of them.

1. Jack Defoe

Jack Defoe, the only son of Willem Dafoe, didn’t follow in his father’s Hollywood footsteps. Jack chose not to be in the spotlight and instead opted to work in public policy. He is now listed as a Senior Policy and Research Associate and works hard to create a better environment and a better world.

2. Pedro McDormand Coen


Pedro was adopted by Frances McDormand and her husband Joel Coen when he was 6 months old. And while his parents work in Hollywood, he is completely happy working as a personal trainer and certified massage therapist. Anyway, despite going another route, he became a major inspiration for his mother in preparing for Three Billboards. And we can only thank him for that.

3. Jack Perry

Jack Perry has chosen another way to entertain his fans — he’s become a professional wrestler. He started wrestling after high school and, in 2019, signed with All Elite Wrestling. He’s better known by the name Jungle Boy which he hated at first. But then he changed his mind after seeing how people liked it.

4. Heather McCartney

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Heather Louise McCartney is the daughter of Linda McCartney and the adopted daughter of Sir Paul McCartney. She showed an interest in art and went to art school where she studied pottery and design. She’s now known mainly as a potter and prefers to stay out of the spotlight.

5. Stella and Mary McCartney

Stella Nina McCartney became an English fashion designer. She got interested in designing clothes in her youth and designed her first jacket at the age of 13. She’s a lifelong vegetarian so she doesn’t use any leather or fur in her designs.

Mary Anna McCartney became a photographer. She’s a cookbook author as well and is the host for the Discovery+ vegan cooking show, Mary McCartney Serves It Up. She’s also a vegetarian and has written 2 vegetarian cookbooks.

6. Hannah Selleck

Hannah Margaret Selleck is the daughter of the Hollywood actor Tom Selleck. She’s his only biological daughter. And she’s been an avid horse rider from a very young age. Mostly, it was all inspired by her father who learned horseback riding for some of his roles in movies.

7. Luke Murray

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Luke Murray is an American men’s basketball coach. He’s worked with numerous teams and is currently in his third season at the University of Louisville. He was even ranked No. 10 by ESPN on the list of the top men’s college basketball coaches under 40.

8. Annie Guest

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Annie Guest is the adopted daughter of the famous actress Jamie Lee Curtis. And though she’s frequently seen accompanying her mother to film shootings, premieres, and ceremonies, she chose to pursue her childhood passion and became a dance instructor.

What other celeb kids do you know of that decided not to follow in their parent’s footsteps? Which choice surprised you the most?


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