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8 Stars Whose Kids Are Following in Their Footsteps

Many young actors and influencers that are emerging today are the offspring of big Hollywood stars. And while some people think that their parents’ support and influence must be opening doors for them, we can’t deny that these young men and women have also inherited their artistic talent and that creativity runs in their genes. But we imagine that being the child of a celebrity might also be stressful at times because it’s not easy to be constantly compared to someone else.

Dwayne Johnson and daughter Simone

21-year-old Simone, who is The Rock’s oldest daughter, announced that she is following her dad’s career path by entering the world of wrestling and becoming the WWE’s first fourth-generation wrestler. The beaming dad expressed his joy about his daughter’s decision, saying, “What an honor that my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps.”

And in July 2022, when Simone made her WWE show debut under the name Ava Raine, the proud dad was quick to praise his eldest child and noted, “She’s made history. Very, very proud of her.” He then added, “She is fiercely independent. It’s very important for her to make her own way, blaze her own trail, blaze her own path.”

Kate Winslet and daughter Mia

Kate Winslet’s oldest child is already following in her famous mama’s footsteps. At 22, Mia Threapleton is acting in the family drama, I Am Ruth, and her mother on screen is none other than Kate Winslet herself.

The proud mom has praised her daughter’s acting talent, saying, “Actually, I was just so blown away by her. I mean, she didn’t need my help at all.”

Kevin Bacon and daughter Sosie

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Sosie is the 30-year-old daughter of Hollywood actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, and it is obvious that acting runs in her blood. The young woman’s latest role came as the protagonist in the Horror film, Smile.

Speaking on his daughter’s acting, Kevin noted, “I was just really taken aback with not only with how great she was but also how hard that role was.” He then added, “I was very proud of her.”

Ethan Hawke and daughter Maya

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Maya’s parents are Hollywood actors Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. And the 24-year-old who gained recognition by acting in the acclaimed series, Stranger Things, is also carving a promising path in the same profession. Speaking on his daughter’s choice of career, the actor said, “It’s one of the great honors of my life.”

Dennis Quaid and son Jack

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30-year-old Jack’s parents are A-listers Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid. The young man started his acting career in 2012 by appearing in The Hunger Games.

But despite his mom and dad being seasoned actors, Jack admitted that they don’t really interfere in his acting choices. He said, “They don’t really give me advice,” adding, “I’ve never asked them, ’How should I perform this scene?’”

Judd Apatow and daughter Maude

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Maude had her first acting experience at 7, but her scenes didn’t make it in the final movie cut. But today, at 25, she is already a well-known actress thanks to her role in the popular series, Euphoria. Maude has inherited her talent and passion for acting from her dad, comedian and director Judd Apatow, and her mom, actress Leslie Mann, both of whom she’s worked with before.

The young woman has credited her success to both her parents, and she is very close with them. She once noted, “My dad is my mentor and gives me a lot of advice about everything that I do, with acting, writing, and directing.” And in 2018, she admitted, “My mom’s taught me everything about beauty since I was really, really young.”

Johnny Depp and daughter Lily-Rose

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With her dad being actor Johnny Depp and her mom being French singer Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose has never been a stranger to the limelight. And at 23, the young woman is already making a name for herself in Hollywood thanks to her rising acting and modeling career. One of Lily-Rose’s first roles was acting with her dad, Johnny, in the 2016 movie, Yoga Hosers.

Pamela Anderson and son Brandon

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26-year-old Brandon, who is Pamela Anderson’s and Tommy Lee’s oldest son, has chosen to follow in his mother’s footsteps as an actor. He has already appeared in numerous movies, as well as in the reality television series, The Hills: New Beginnings.

In addition to his acting career, the young man has also launched his own clothing line in November 2021, which is inspired by retro preppy golf wear. His parents, who are divorced, even reunited on this occasion in order to show support for their eldest boy.

Did you already know who the parents of these emerging stars were? Have you chosen to follow the same career path as one of your parents?

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