19 Celebrity Kids Who Are Celebs In Their Own Right
Ah, celebrity offspring. The lucky ones. With amazing genes and wisdom from the A-list members that came before them, it seems like they're set up for success. Of course, being a child of a celebrity has its downfalls, as well as its perks. Paparazzi, invasion of privacy, living in your parents' shadows — the list is long. But there are a few celebrity kids who've managed to keep their careers (and lives) separate from the lives of their parents. So much so, that they're celebrity kids who are celebrities in their own right.
It's kind of amazing how these celebrity children have worked their way through the ranks without relying on their parents (or their names) to get them there. I'd like to think that if either one of my parents were celebrities, I'd be famous by now, but these kids have done it all on their own. It just goes to show that it's not always about your family tree, that the most successful way to make it to the top is by working hard, and polishing your talent. Actors, musicians, and models, oh my — these celebrity children are blazing trails and leaving the shadows of their celebrity parents behind.
1. Margaret Qualley
Qualley is the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell, and one of the stars of the HBO series The Leftovers.
2. Jack Quaid
Quaid is, yes, a Quaid. Son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, you probably recognize him from his role in The Hunger Games or more recently, his stint on HBO's Vinyl.
3. Greer Grammer
Daughter of Frasier's Kelsey Grammer, Grammer is best known for her role on MTV's series Awkward.
4. Sarah Sutherland
Best known for playing Catherine (the daughter of Julia Louis Dreyfus's character) on Veep, Sutherland is the daughter of actor Kiefer Sutherland, and granddaughter of Donald Sutherland.
5. Eve Hewson
The daughter of U2's frontman, Bono, Hewson has made a name for herself in the acting world, taking roles in Bridge of Spies, and the Cinemax series The Knick.
6. Grace Gummer
With recurring roles on The Newsroom, American Horror Story, Mr. Robot, it's no surprise that Gummer, daughter of Meryl Streep, is going places.
7. Spencer Grammer
Kelsey Grammer's eldest daughter held her own on the ABC Family hit series Greek where she played the protagonist for four seasons.
8. Mamie Gummer
Yes, Grace Gummer's sister has a career too. From John Adams, to The Good Wife, to Manhattan, Gummer's keeping up with her sister, and proving that the apples don't fall far from Meryl Streep's tree.
9. Elle King
She penned and crooned the catchy song Exes and Ohs — but did you know her dad is actor Rob Schneider?
10. Ethan Peck
Grandson of the legendary Gregory Peck, the younger Peck got his start in the Mary Kate and Ashley film, Passport to Paris. (I know this, because I own it.) He's gone on to star in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Gossip Girl, In Time, and more.
11. Billie Lourd
After she found a role in the smash hit Scream Queens last fall, Lourd went on to star in the latest Star Wars installment with her mother, Carrie Fisher. She's got a few exciting projects lined up, and shows no signs of stopping the family tradition.
12. Riley Keough
Besides looking exactly like her mother, Keough has forged her way into the acting world with roles in Jack & Diane, Mad Max: Fury Road, and her most recent foray into television, The Girlfriend Experience. Mom Lisa Marie Presley must be proud.
13. Zoey Deutch
Best known for her role in Vampire Academy, Deutch is going full force into the world of acting with several exciting projects on their way. She's also the daughter of actress Lea Thompson.
14. Scott Eastwood
With a handful of minor credits under his belt, Eastwood broke onto the scene with his lead role in The Longest Ride, followed up by starring in Taylor Swift's music video for "Wildest Dreams." He is rounding out his epic year with roles in Suicide Squad, Snowden, and Fast 8. Did I mention Clint Eastwood is his dad?
15. Oona Chaplin
From Quantam of Solace to Game of Thrones, Chaplin is carrying on the family tradition. She's the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin.
16. Gigi Hadid
Daughter of The Real Housewives Yolanda Foster, Hadid has had an epic year in the fashion world.
17. Georgia May Jagger
Yes, that Jagger. Daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, the youngest Jagger daughter is likely to be found in the pages of every fashion magazine on your nightstand. She's paving her way in the modeling world, making a name for herself.
18. Willow Smith
She burst onto the scene with "Whip My Hair" and has continued to make musical waves, releasing her first album in December of 2015. She's making parents Will and Jada proud.
19. Jaden Smith
The other half of the Smith siblings, Willow's brother Jaden has been on screen multiple times, but is perhaps best known these days for his prolific tweets.