The entertainment business is smaller than you think. It’s an industry that’s often the result of who you know, and sometimes it actually comes down to who you’re related to. That having been said, these actors have all proven themselves in their own right. While you probably know that Willow and Jaden Smith are the children of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith—the name symmetry helps—it’s not always that easy to distinguish who is family and who isn’t in Hollywood. To help you connect the dots a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of 25 names who have show business running in their blood. Take a look at these actors you didn’t realize have famous parents. And for more things that might surprise you about big stars, check out these 50 Celebrities Whose Real Names You Never Knew.
Zachary Hewitt is a Chicago-born California-based writer/editor with over six years of experience creating smart and compelling content for various high-profile brands, including Life & Style Weekly and the American Kennel Club. He considers himself a pop culture fanatic who spends way too much time binging shows on Netflix and scrolling through Twitter.