40 Famous Hollywood Celebrity KidsBy Jennifer Snow
Time seems to fly by extra fast when you’re raising kids. Their rapid growth makes you realize how quickly the years are slipping away and how old you’ve already become. Of course, we all grow old, and if we embrace this natural part of life, there’s nothing sad about it. However, celebrity parents seem to be strangely immune to this natural phenomenon.
For this reason, you might be surprised to learn that Madonna’s children are all grown up or that Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson has a teenage daughter. Indeed, many celebrity kids we thought were still babies are now all grown up (or close to it). Let’s meet some of Hollywood’s most famous kids and see how much or how little they resemble their famous parents.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son: Patrick Schwarzenegger
Because of his famous parents, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, we got to see Patrick and his siblings grow up in the spotlight. Young Schwarzenegger had a minor role in the film The Benchwarmers when he was ten years old.
However, acting was something he and his father had worked on together since he was a young child. He’s since had numerous supporting parts, but his first starring role came in 2018’s Midnight Sun. As a result of Patrick’s accomplishments, he is frequently compared to his father.
Phil Collins’ daughter: Lily Collins
Lily Collins, the daughter of artist Phil Collins and actress Jill Tavelman, was born into stardom. Growing Pains was her first film performance at the tender age of two. In 2007, Glamour magazine crowned her the International Model of the Year, but this was only the beginning of her achievements.
The Netflix original series Emily in Paris has made her a household name. The actress is also a published author, with her debut book, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, released in 2017.
Johnny Depp’s daughter: Lily-Rose Depp
Lily-Rose’s father, Johnny Depp, is a Hollywood heartthrob and eccentric, making her a descendant of entertainment aristocracy. Her mother, Vanessa Paradis, is a model, actress, and singer. However, Lily-Rose hasn’t relied on her parents’ Hollywood fortune. Instead, she is forging her own path.
It’s clear that Lily-Rose, an actress and model, inherited her talent from her parents. She has appeared in commercials for Chanel fragrances and also appeared in the Kevin Smith-directed films Tusk and Yoga Hosers. She will reprise her part in Smith’s upcoming thriller Moose Jaws.
Eric Roberts’ daughter: Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts is an actress who has established quite a reputation for herself. She is the daughter of Academy Award-nominated actor Eric Roberts and the niece of Julia Roberts. Unfabulous, a Nickelodeon show, was her first acting role when she was just ten years old.
As an actress, she has appeared in numerous television shows and movies, including Scream Queens, American Horror Story, and We’re the Millers. Roberts gave birth to her son, Rhodes, on December 27, 2020.
Kris Jenner’s daughter: Kylie Jenner
The Kardashian family rose to international renown (or infamy) due to their reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which captured the family’s daily activities. Kylie has spent her entire life in front of a camera.
No longer a little girl, Kylie has transformed into a successful entrepreneur who manages several businesses. She has become a household name with her makeup and hair extension lines. Kylie Cosmetics has since become a multi-million dollar brand.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s daughter: Simone Alexandra Johnson
It’s no secret that The Rock is a softie on the inside. Despite his hardcore reputation as an imposing wrestler, he has the sweetest relationship with his daughter, Simone Alexandra Johnson. Simone’s most recent red carpet appearance with her father was at the People’s Choice Awards, where she wore a gorgeous dress.
Jasmine, The Rock’s kid from his fiancee Lauren Hashing, is now Simone’s little sister. Despite being young, Simone is a well-versed feminist. She is also a wrestling fan and frequently posts her thoughts on social media.
David Beckham’s son: Brooklyn Beckham
Brooklyn’s childhood was a picture of sweetness, thanks to his mother’s role as Posh Spice. With the help of his football-playing father, David Beckham, he lived a life most others could only dream about. However, Brooklyn has taken a different direction with his life than his parents ever could have expected.
He decided to become a photographer. It appears, however, that Brooklyn gained most of his notoriety from his love life. He went through a public breakup with Chloe Grace Moretz in 2014. They reunited in 2016, but it didn’t last.
Will Smith’s daughter: Willow Smith
Willow Smith has inherited her parents’ talent. Her parents – Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith – have influenced her greatly. She can act, sing, and dance professionally. Like other famous kids, she decided to follow in her parents’ footsteps. For Willow, this meant co-starring with her dad in I Am Legend. Though she dabbled in acting, it did not end up being her passion.
Willow has two 2010 and 2011 singles. Her most popular songs were “Whip My Hair” and “21st Century Girl.” In 2011, “Whip My Hair” was nominated for 2011 Video of the Year at the BET Awards. Willow is certainly stepping out from under her parents’ shadow.
Will Smith’s son: Jaden Smith
The Smith family is blessed with plenty of talent. Like his sister Willow, Jaden Smith is a big fan of both acting and music. However, Jaden has recently shifted his concentration to film and television. He acted alongside his father in The Pursuit of Happiness.
Jaden intends to build a reputation for himself outside of the shadow cast by his renowned parents. As we learned from his interview on The Ellen Show, he moved out of his parent’s $4 million property to become self-sufficient.
Clint Eastwood’s son: Scott Eastwood
When we think about traditional Hollywood, a few names come to mind, and Clint Eastwood is one of them. During the 1960s, he became well-known for his performance in Man with No Name.
Scott Eastwood, Clint’s son from his marriage to Jacelyn Reeves, decided to follow in his renowned father’s footsteps and become an actor. By the time he was 28 years old, he had landed roles in films such as The Longest Ride and Suicide Squad.
Angelina Jolie’s daughter: Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughter, Zahara Marley, was born in 2005. Angelina adopted Zahara from Ethiopia in 2010. Recently, Zahara’s biological mother has been trying to reconnect with her. Zahara’s birth mother says she misses her daughter and wishes she could talk to her.
It’s unclear whether Zahara or Angelina have responded or are open to speaking with Zahara’s biological mother. Now that Angelina and Brad have broken up, Zahara and her family are focused on other matters. Zahara is currently trying to remain strong in the face of her adoptive parents’ difficulties.
Lionel Richie’s daughter: Sophia Richie
Sophia Richie, the eldest child of Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander, is no longer a child. Born in 1998, she began modeling at the age of 14. She signed her first deal with the Mary Grace swimwear brand when she was 15 years old.
Modeling for major companies like Chanel and Tommy Hilfiger, she has carved out her own identity as a fashion icon. In addition, her association with reality television personality Scott Disick helped her gain widespread attention.
Elizabeth Hurley’s son: Damian Hurley
Damian Charles Hurley was born in 2002 to the beautiful actress Elizabeth Hurley. We all know Damian will be well taken care of because he has godfathers like Hugh Grant, Elton John, David Beckham and even Denis Leary to look up to!
Hurley frequently appeared in photos with him in her arms after he was born. Damian’s modeling career is no surprise, given his mother’s outstanding beauty. Tess Management, a modeling agency, recruited the promising youngster in 2018.
Dennis Quaid’s son: Jack Quaid
Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan’s marriage ended in divorce, but they were blessed with a son due to their relationship. The pair’s only child, Jack Quaid, was born in 1991. In 2000, they announced their separation, which was finalized the following year.
Despite the divorce turmoil, Jack has strong relationships with both of his parents. Vinyl, The Hunger Games, and most recently, Amazon’s The Boys are just a few of the prominent films he’s appeared in over the years.
Courteney Cox’s daughter: Coco Arquette
Coco is the daughter of Scream co-stars David Arquette and Courteney Cox. Her name is one of Courtney’s nicknames, and she counts Jennifer Aniston as her godmother. Though Courtney and David ended their relationship, they have been able to co-parent peacefully.
Her parents paved the way for her to follow in their footsteps, and she’s already off to a promising start in musical theater and film. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Coco!
Uma Thurman’s daughter: Maya Hawke
Maya Hawke is the daughter of actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. She was born in 1998. Maya modeled for Vogue early in her career, following in the footsteps of both her mother and grandmother.
However, modeling is no longer her primary priority, as she has recently turned her attention to acting. Maya quickly became a rising star with roles in critically praised shows like Netflix’s Stranger Things and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
John Travolta’s daughter: Ella Travolta
Ella Bleu is the daughter of John Travolta and the late Kelly Preston. Like her renowned parents, Ella is determined to make a name for herself as an actor. Old Dogs was her first starring role in a major film, and she got to appear alongside her father and Robin Williams.
Ella also played Rebecca Hunt in The Poison Rose. Brendan Fraser, Morgan Freeman, and her father, John Travolta, also starred in the thriller. She appeared in another of her father’s films, The Life and Death of John Gotti, as Angel Gotti.
Hugh Jackman’s son: Oscar Maximilian Jackman
Oscar Jackman is the son of X-Men actor Hugh Jackman and his long-time partner, Deborah Lee Furness. The couple adopted Oscar, but Hugh and his wife always considered him one of their own. Hugh’s wife had two miscarriages before adopting. The couple chose a child of mixed ancestry on purpose.
The pair work hard to ensure Oscar doesn’t grow up feeling entitled. Of course, being the child of such a major Hollywood star will always come with the potential to lead an unconventional life, so this is a tough task for the wealthy parents.
Kristin Davis’ daughter: Gemma Rose
Sex and the City star Kristin Davis adopted a baby girl in 2011, and things have been going well for her since then. In an interview with People, the actress said that raising a child has long been a dream of hers. She also admitted that having her own daughter was everything she had hoped it would be.
Davis is grateful to be able to look after Gemma, and the little girl is her pride and joy. Still, Davis is concerned about Gemma’s future and hopes that she will grow up in a society where genuine equality exists.
Madonna’s son: David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie
David was still a newborn when the Queen of Pop announced his adoption in 2006. Madonna was adamant about adopting David straight from Malawi. The mother and son recently returned to the orphanage where they first met years ago.
On social media, the artist happily posted a photo with the caption “Crib where we met” to refer to the Home of Hope orphanage, where David lived before the adoption. To help David realize his football (soccer) career goals, the Queen has prepared the entire family to relocate to Lisbon, Portugal.
Diego Maradona’s daughter: Dalma Maradona
The late Diego Maradona was a legendary football player and coach. Among his five children, Dalma Maradona is the eldest. Despite being raised in a sporting family, Dalma achieved greatness in a different field – she is pursuing an acting career.
Though Dalma spent most of her childhood moving from one place to another as her father was traded around, she ultimately decided to pursue a career in show business. She’s also a professional vocalist, in addition to her acting career.
Michael Jordan’s son: Marcus Jordan
When Marcus Jordan wanted to follow in the footsteps of his renowned father and become a professional basketball player, he put himself in a precarious position. Because he is the son of Michael Jordan, Marcus has big shoes to fill. However, in 2012, he decided to leave the basketball team, despite receiving a scholarship.
Marcus realized that his success lies not in basketball but in fashion. In 2016, he founded the Trophy Room shoe store. The business, which opened on a day that matched his father’s jersey number, can be found at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Pierce Brosnan’s son: Dylan Brosnan
The actor best known for playing James Bond, Pierce Brosnan, has a son who looks just like him. Dylan has an impressive physique – a 6’1″ man with a jawline to die for. Despite his handsome looks, he chose a different course in life than his father.
Dylan is a model and a musician. Now in his 20s, he has the potential to either conquer the globe or Milan’s fashion industry. Aside from being a model, he also performs in a band called Raspberry Blonde.
Robin Williams’ daughter: Zelda Williams
Many aspiring comedians would love to have even a drop of Robin Williams’ unique talent. When he died, he left behind his daughter Zelda, who had been acting professionally since the age of five. Like many other children whose parents are famous, Zelda appeared in films alongside her father, including House of D.
Zelda also provided voice work for The Legend of Korra, an animated television series. However, as she grew older, she developed more of an interest in athletics than acting. She’s also a huge video game fanatic. Zelda previously dated Jackson Haywood and has declared she is bisexual.
Sam Elliot’s daughter: Cleo Cole Elliott
Her exceptional genes are a blessing for Cleo Cole Elliott. Sam Elliott is her father, and Katharine Ross is her mother. Though her parents were actors, Cleo Cole chose a career outside of Hollywood, studying Italian opera.
She eventually launched her debut album, No More Lies, which was not as successful as she would have hoped. Since she was a toddler, Cleo is said to have had violent tendencies. A restraining order was issued against her at 26 after she made death threats against her mother.
Steven Seagal’s daughter: Arissa Le Brock
Arissa Segal is the daughter of Steven Segal and his second wife, Kelly Le Brock. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a plus-size model. Arissa has inherited her father’s physique with a voluptuous figure and a height of 6’4″.
Arissa grew up surrounded by celebrities. After her parents divorced, however, Arissa’s mother decided it was best to raise the kids in a society where real people had regular employment. Her decision paid off as Arissa grew into a grounded woman who, like her father, loves martial arts.
Natalie Wood’s daughter: Natasha Gregson Wagner
Natasha Gregson Wagner’s mother, actress Natalie Wood, drowned off Catalina Island in 1981 when Natasha was only 11 years old. Though there were strange circumstances surrounding Wood’s death, Natasha has been able to move on after the tragic loss.
Natasha has made her name in the entertainment industry and has been in numerous films and television shows. At first, she was drawn to comedic roles, but she began to gravitate toward darker films, such as David Lynch’s 1997 film Lost Highway.
Tiger Woods’ son: Charlie Axel Woods
Tiger Woods and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren had a son, Charlie Axel Woods. Charlie appears to be following in his father’s footsteps as a golfer. He finished second in the US Kids Golf Boys 7 event – a nine-hole junior tournament.
Though Charlie is already emulating Tiger Woods in many ways, he apparently prefers soccer. Tiger says his son has the finest golf swing of any family member. Indeed, the famous golfer admitted in an interview that he is trying to copy his son’s impressive swing.
Michael Jackson’s son: Bigi Jackson
In 2002, Michael Jackson dangled a baby from a window, shocking the world. However, that baby is no longer a baby – he is now a fully-grown human. Once referred to as “Blanket Jackson,” Bigi was actually named Prince Michael Jackson II. He has since adopted the far more chill moniker, Bigi.
He obviously doesn’t remember the time his dad dangled him over a window ledge, and he seems set on avoiding the glare and noise of the entertainment world. In an effort to lead a normal life and avoid being bullied, he changed his name to Bigi.
Michael Jackson’s daughter: Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson
Paris Jackson is the only daughter of late pop icon Michael Jackson. Debbie Rowe, a nurse, is her mother. Rowe has nothing but praise for the King of Pop, though it seems she was not dating him at the time of her conception.
Paris has consistently shown respect for Michael Jackson’s legacy after his death. To honor him, she collected a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award on his behalf at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Jim Carrey’s daughter: Jane Carrey
Jim Carrey’s ex-wife, Melissa Womer, gave birth to Jane Carrey in 1987. Her father ensured that she had a normal existence away from the cameras and lights of Hollywood. Jane’s father protected her from the upheaval of his professional life, but she did appear on the red carpet occasionally.
Although Jane attempted to audition for American Idol in 2012, she was unsuccessful. Nevertheless, her dad scored an agreement for her to sing on the soundtrack for his film, Dumb and Dumber Too.
Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter: Dannielynn Birkhead
Anna Nicole Smith died of an overdose when her daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, was just five months old. When Dannielynn was only three days old, her older brother had passed away, and this was obviously incredibly distressing for poor Anna Nicole Smith. Dannielynn was the subject of a legal battle after her mother’s untimely death.
Her past sorrow has finally faded away, allowing Dannielynn to begin a new life. In a way, she is following in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a model and an actress. She became a Guess children’s clothes model, just like Anna Nicole Smith. We just hope she is able to lead a happier life than her mom.
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter: Lyssa Chapman
Lyssa Chapman, the daughter of Dog the Bounty Hunter, appears on his reality show. Lyssa Rae Brittain, Dog’s third wife, is her mother. Lyssa went through a lot before making it to the big screen. She became pregnant at the tender age of 14. In 2011, she was also charged with assaulting a police officer and criminal property damage.
Though she has faced adversity, Lyssa rose above her struggles. Walking on Eggshells: Finding Strength and Courage Amid Chaos, her autobiography, details how she overcame these hardships.
Brooke Shields’ daughters: Rowan and Grier Henchy
Former child star Brooke Shields has two daughters, Rowan and Grier Henchy. Brooke married Chris Henchy, a screenwriter and producer, but somehow managed to shield her children from the spotlight. Despite their mother’s stardom, the kids have only made a few appearances on the red carpet.
Brooke claims that her girls are more mature than when she was their age. She reveals that the two exhibit a level of self-assurance that she lacked as a child. In addition, Rowan and Grier have inherited their mother’s sense of style, which is evident in the way they dress.
Nancy Kerrigan’s son: Matthew Kerrigan
When Nancy was entangled in an ice-skating incident in 1994, Matthew Kerrigan had not yet been born. The ex-husband of Nancy’s competitor, Tonya Harding, whacked her leg with a baton as she was headed toward the locker room. However, it was a long time before he admitted guilt, and Nancy was implicated in the crime.
Nancy has long since forgotten about the incident, and her son Matthew opted to pursue a career outside of the skating rink. Matthew, despite his skating skills, is working as a costume designer. Nancy Kerrigan has three children.
Sylvester Stallone’s daughter: Sistine Stallone
Sylvester Stallone is proud of his daughter Sistine, who won the Miss Golden Globe award in 2017, a milestone she was proud of and shared with her sisters. Sistine is currently pursuing a career in modeling, just like her mother.
With her father’s enthusiastic support, Sistine has taken major strides forward in her career. In her opinion, her parents did an excellent job of keeping her and her sisters out of the public eye. Modeling is a short-lived experience, so they’ve told her to enjoy it while it lasts.
Allen Iverson’s son: Allen Iverson II
Before retiring in 2013, Allen Iverson was reportedly earning $200-million contracts in his prime. Sadly, he filed for bankruptcy a few years later, despite his considerable net worth. However, things aren’t all that bad for the Iverson family.
Allen Iverson is set to gain $800,000 a year for the rest of his life due to a deal he negotiated with Reebok. In addition, a $32 million trust fund will be established for Allen, which he will not be able to access until 2030. As luck would have it, Iverson’s son is doing fine on his own and doesn’t need financial support from his famous father.
Christopher Reeve’s son: Will Reeve
Will Reeve is the son of Christopher Reeve and Dana Reeve. He was orphaned when his father died in 2004 and her mother in 2006. Will was just 11 years old when his dad passed away, and when his mom died two years later, he was left to face the world without parental support.
Will is now putting his skills to good use and paying tribute to his parents’ memory. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation currently has Will as an ambassador and board member. He also serves as an ESPN contributor.
Muhammad Ali’s daughter: Laila Ali
Laila Ali always knew she wanted to follow in Muhammad Ali’s footsteps. It is safe to say her father would be quite proud of her accomplishments in boxing, as she ended her career without any losses in the ring.
She also had a CBS Saturday morning talk program called All In With Laila Ali, in addition to her career as a boxer. Laila has dabbled in reality TV, featuring on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Celebrity Apprentice and another show called Late Night Chef Fight.
Tom Brady’s son: John Edward Thomas Moynahan
John Edward was a cute baby, and he’s still cute as a teen. He has certainly taken after his quarterback father, Tom Brady, and has inherited the dark hair and beauty of his mother, actress Bridget Moynahan. Though his parents are no longer together, they co-parent comfortably with the support of Tom’s current partner, Gisele Bundchen.
Gisele adores John as if he were her own, and he reportedly gets along beautifully with her children. Though Gisele and Tom appear happy, Bridget has expressed concerns about the way John is paraded around for the cameras when he’s with them.