It must run the family. Sometimes famous parents have famous kids. Here're some of our favorites.
Famous Parents With Famous KidsIt's natural for a child to want to follow their parents career path -- especially when mom or dad is a major celeb. We've gone through and found who's progeny made their way onto the rep carpet, just like their proud mama or papa.
Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus
In the early 90s, Billy Ray Cyrus and his flowing mullet tore up the country charts thanks to his hit single "Achy Breaky Heart." But his daughter would scale even greater heights. Starting with the series Hannah Montana in 2005, Miley Cyrus has become the de facto queen of teen pop, selling out concerts and dominating sales charts (and tabloid covers) since before she had a driver's license.
Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks
Tom Hanks is one of the few A-list actors who's made it to the top with his normal guy image firmly intact. Career highlights include winning back-to-back Oscars for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump and a lifetime domestic box office take of $3.3 billion. His son Colin Hanks has big shoes to fill, but well-recieved turns in Orange County, King Kong, and the television series Mad Men and Band of Brothers are all helping to make him a household name as well.
Lionel Richie and Nicole Richie
Lionel Richie smooth-grooved his way into pop history, selling more than 100 million records during his career, thanks to silky soft ballads like "Easy" and "Three Times a Lady." His daughter, Nicole Richie, got her start as Paris Hilton's sidekick on The Simple Life, but recent years have seen her transitioning into both a fashion icon and loving mother.
Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow
Blythe Danner was setting the stage on fire by the time she was 25, winning the Theatre World Award for her performance The Miser, and then a Tony for Butterflies are Free two years later. That should make it less surprising that her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow, is something of a phenom herself, winning a Best Actress Oscar for her work in Shakespeare in Love at the age of 26.
Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie
In the 70s, Jon Voight was one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation, after his fearless work as a hustler in Midnight Cowboy made him a star. He eventually nabbed an Oscar for his work in the 1978 flick Coming Home.His daughter, Angelina Jolie, picked up her own Oscar after her supporting turn in Girl, Interrupted. The relationship between the two hasn't been as successful -- they are now estranged.
Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson
Goldie Hawn started her career with a big win, taking home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the 1969 film Cactus Flower at the age of 24, as well as absolutely killing it at the box office for most of the 70s and 80s. She tried to steer away daughter Kate Hudson from a life on the silver screen, but Kate ignored the advice. A star turn in Almost Famous helped make Hudson one of the go-to leading ladies of the past decade.
Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas
Kirk Douglas made a career playing, as he famously put it, "sons of bitches." His most famous son of a bitch was undoubtably his role in Spartacus, in which his New York brogue added a special flair to his portrayal of the freedom-fighting gladiator. His son Michael Douglas has seen even greater success, taking home the Oscar twice, one for his turn in Wall Street, and one for producing One Flew Over's the Cuckoo's Nest.