Born Into The Limelight: 15 Celebs with Famous Lineage (They Get It From Their Parents)

Born Into The Limelight: 15 Celebs with Famous Lineage (They Get It From Their Parents)

These celebrities were born into the limelight thanks to their famous lineage (parents, grandparents, etc.) but now they’re making a name for themselves in Hollywood. Check out these young stars doing it for themselves, and find out who their famous family members are.

Nona Gaye

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This multi-talented actress and singer, most remembered for her role as Zee in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolution, is the daughter of soulful music legend Marvin Gaye.

Chris Pine

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The Star Trek film actor is the son of actor Robert Pine, known for his role as James K. Kirk on the hit show Star Trek.


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Redfoo (Stefan Gordy–the one with the crazy hair) is the son of Motown founder Berry Gordy. The other half of the duo, Skyblu (Skyler Gordy), is Redfoo’s nephew and the grandson of Berry Gordy.

Drew Barrymore

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The 32-year-old new mom is a part of the famed Barrymore family. Her grandfather was John Barrymore, a successful stage and film actor from the early to mid 190’s, her father John Barrymore Jr. was a successful TV actor, her grand-uncle Lionel was an Oscar winner, most noted as the villain from Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, and her grand-aunt Ethel Barrymore was also an actress.

 Zoë Kravitz

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Zoë Kravitz is making a name for herself in Hollywood these days, but the young starlet has famous genes with musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet as her parents.

Abby Elliott

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Abby, who was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 2008-2012, is the daughter of comedian and former SNL cast member Chris Elliott (remember the Tostitos guy?). Her grandfather, Bob Elliott, was also a famous comedian.

Rumer Willis

24-year-old Rumer is the daughter of Demi Moore and ex-hubby Bruce Willis, and she’s getting her own acting career going these days.

Steven R. McQueen

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This handsome young actor, known for his role as Jeremy Gilbert (a medium) on The Vampire Diaries TV series, is named for his Grandfather, the legendary “King of Cool,” Steve McQueen.

Riley Keough

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Riley (Magic Mike) is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and grand-daughter of the “The King” Elvis.

Diggy Simmons


Diggy is something of hip-hop royalty, with Rev Run as his dad and entertainment mogul Russell Simmons as his uncle. Now the 17-year-old is carving his own place out in the hip-hop game.

Emma Roberts

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This young actress is the niece of Julia Roberts and daughter of actor Eric Roberts.

Eva Amurri

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Eva, a television and film actress, is actress Susan Sarandon’s daughter with Italian director Franco Amurri.

Evan Ross

Evan, 24-years-old, is the youngest child of legendary entertainer Diana Ross and Norwegian business man Arne Næss, Jr. who passed in 2004.

Maya Rudolph

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This funny lady is the daugther of the late, great singer Minnie Ripperton and music producer Robert Rudolph. Fun fact: Teena Marie was Maya’s God-mother.

Lily Collins

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The Mirror Mirror star is the daughter of the iconic “In the Air Tonight” singer and former Genesis drummer, Phil Collins.

  • champagne

    What about Condola Rashad? What about Damon Wayans’ son on that show Happy Endings?

  • got_a_grip

    LOL 13 of the 15 are conservatives. Why dont you just call it Conservatives in Hollywood and be done with it. As for real America, the most unpopular celebs due to their politics start with Sean Penn, Barbra Streisand, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Jane Fonda, Danny Glover, Michael Moore, and go downhill from there.

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