Although celebrities generally garner attention beyond others, they’re nothing more than mere mortals in today’s world. But what if they actually had famous parents that one simply didn’t know of? Now, that’s fascinating. True enough, celebs rise to fame with their own hard work, talent, and ability to shine. But that doesn’t take away the notoriety of their parents’ fame.
In this article, we’ll tell you about some of the world’s prominent celebrities who have famous parents you didn’t have any idea of.
Why Celebrities Keeping It Secret?
Let’s face it, the world is tough, sometimes painful and judgmental. Celebrities have a tough time making it in the world that’s why most of them keep their family out of the spotlight and try to downplay their famous parents.
Celebrities sometimes don’t want to surround themselves with parental celebrity status, as this can be a huge hindrance in the long run. They may want an identity of their own and sometimes may not want to be connected to the reputation their parents have acquired.
Surprising Celebrities Who Are Kids Of Famous Parent
Now let’s look at some of the Hollywood’s powerhouses and the famous parents they had no one knew about!
- Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore has been in the entertainment industry for over three decades, and has starred in works like ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘The Hours’, and ‘Still Alice’ that won her an Oscar. Not many are aware but her father, Peter Moore Smith, was a federal judge and known among the elites of the Virginia Supreme Court.
- Mark Wahlberg
The infamous Mark Wahlberg made a name for himself as the youngest of the Wahlberg clan, but not many people put together the fact that his father Donald Wahlberg, has been a notable figure in the world of entertainment as frontman of the famous boy band ‘New Kids on the Block’.
Don Johnson is a regular name that is thrown around in the entertainment, but not many people put it together that Dakota Johnson, known for her lead role in ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy, is his daughter! He had two iconic shows in the sixties and seventies, Miami Vice and Nash Bridges, and has been a steadily working actor ever since.
Katy Perry is a household name not just in the United States but around the world. She is a singer, songwriter, television judge and everyone just loves her music. She also has a famous father, Keith Hudson, who is an evangelical preacher and is part of Destiny’s Child in its early days.
The sixth and fifth in line to the British throne, Prince Harry, is an inspiration and idol for many, but not many people know that his father, Prince Charles, has been the heir apparent to the throne for over several decades.
A supermodel, Miranda Kerr, had the illustrious honour of being the beloved among Victoria’s Secret Angels. Her father is John Kerr, who is a former Olympic swimmer and is also a school principal of Trinity Catholic College in New South Wales.
Lily Collins is best known for her admirable work in ‘The Mortal Instrument’ series, ‘Mirror Mirror’, and ‘To The Bone’. Not many people know that her father, singer Phil Collins, is part of a legendary band Genesis, and her mum is an exceptionally talented musician, and later turned into a songwriter and journalist.
Jack Huston, known for his controversial characters in ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘Kill Your Darlings’, ‘The Longest Ride’, and many other great movies, has a father who made it big in the entertainment industry. His father, Tony Huston, was an infamous actor, and his granddad, John Huston, was an actor, filmmaker, and screenwriter who directed some great classics like The Maltese Falcon and The Asphalt Jungle.
The list of such celebrities who have famous parents goes on and on. There are plenty of other actors, musicians and sports stars who had famous parents you never knew of. While their parents made them proud, these celebrities have still pursued success with their sheer hard work, talent, attitude, and commitment to do their best in the industry.
It goes to show that one doesn’t necessarily need to depend upon their family name and background for fame – but rather, make their own mark to prove that talent and hard work can make one successful.