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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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 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.
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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.
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.
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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 (Magic Mike) is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and grand-daughter of the “The King” Elvis.
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.
This young actress is the niece of Julia Roberts and daughter of actor Eric Roberts.
Eva, a television and film actress, is actress Susan Sarandon’s daughter with Italian director Franco Amurri.
Evan, 24-years-old, is the youngest child of legendary entertainer Diana Ross and Norwegian business man Arne Næss, Jr. who passed in 2004.
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.