Most families have at least one talented or successful member. Some strike the genetic lottery and are brimming with children and sibling destined for fame and fortune. Here are 13 families who give truth to the saying “talent runs in the family”.
1) The Smiths
Patriarch Will Smith is one of the biggest names in Hollywood and his wife Jada Pinkett isn’t far behind. Then you have their pop star daughter Willow of Whip My Hair fame and Karate Kid son Jaden.
2) The Voights
Both Jon Voight and his daughter Angelina Jolie have capped off successful acting careers with Academy Awards. Their relationship was reportedly very strained for years but we’ve heard they’ve reconciled in recent years.
3) The Coppolas
Francis Ford Coppola gave us iconic films like The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now. His daughter Sofia brought us the Oscar-winning Lost in Translation. Last but not least, Francis nephew Nicolas Cage is also a Hollywood actor we all know.
4) The Jacksons
First, they were the Jackson 5. Then, adult Michael became one of the biggest stars ever, selling millions upon millions of records worldwide. And don’t forget Janet, who’s had an excellent music career of her own.
5) The Cyrus’
Achy Breaky Heart singer Billy Ray Cyrus released twelve country albums and sold tens of millions of copies through his collection of hit singles. Daughter Miley is well-known for starring as Hannah Montana and her thriving career in music.
6) The Wahlbergs
Donnie Wahlberg was a member of the huge boyband New Kids on the Block. In the meantime, his brother Mark headlined a slightly less popular group of his own. Today, their roles are flipped, with Mark a huge movie star and Donnie relegated to smaller acting roles.
7) The Simpsons
Ashlee and Jessica Simpson have both seen their fair share of success as musicians and actresses. Their father Joe managed the sisters and helped make it all possible by landing some of their bigger deals.
8) The Kardashians
Reality TV’s biggest stars, the entire family is featured in their show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Daughters Kim and Khloe are both household names for their work in television, fashion, and their famous boyfriends.
9) The Hanks’
Most of us are already familiar with the great Tom Hanks, the two-time Oscar winner and one of the most successful actors ever. His son Colin is also an actor, starring in the movie Orange County and TV series Band of Brothers.
10) The Osbournes
Led by legendary Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, the rest of the family found fame as a result of their MTV reality show. Wife Sharon landed her own talk show and daughter Kelly had a brief music career followed by a foray into fashion.
11) The Sutherlands
Kiefer Sutherland’s most notable work came as the star of hit TV drama 24. His father Donald’s career has spanned almost 50 years and encompassed multiple genres of film, from drama to comedy.
12) The Sheens
Martin Sheen’s acting career included many roles in movies and television. He won several awards for his work on The West Wing. His son Charlie was once the highest paid actor in TV and his other son Emilio Estevez played in movies like The Mighty Ducks, The Breakfast Club, and St. Elmo’s Fire.
13) The Hawns/Russells
Successful actress Kate Hudson is one of Goldie Hawn’s children from her second marriage. Hawn’s an Academy Award-winning actress in her own right and has been with Kurt Russell for over 30 years, whose movies include Escape from New York and Death Proof.