17 Celebrities Whose Parents Aren’t Ridiculously Famous Actors But Are Still Famous In The ‘Biz

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To make it in Hollywood, you gotta know someone.

1.

Zooey and Emily Deschanel’s dad is Caleb Deschanel, a cinematographer. He has been nominated for an Oscar SIX times!


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Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal’s parents are Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner. Stephen is a director and Naomi is a Golden Globe–winning sceenwriter.


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Ben Platt’s dad is big-time movie producer Marc Platt. He produced Legally Blonde, La La Land, and sooo much more.


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Actor Lucas Hedges’s dad is Peter Hedges. He’s a novelist, producer, and director whose work includes the book-turned-movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and About a Boy.


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Troian Bellisario’s dad is TV producer Donald P. Bellisario. His work includes NCIS and Quantum Leap.


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Rachel Bilson’s dad is Danny Bilson, a producer, writer, and director. His father/her grandfather is Bruce Bilson, a television director. She’s third-gen showbiz!


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7.

Kristen Stewart’s parents are John and Jules Stewart. Her dad is TV producer and her mom is a script supervisor.


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8.

Zosia Mamet’s dad is Tony-nominated playwright David Mamet. He also has many screenwriting credits.


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9.

Tony Goldwyn is the son of producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr., who is the son of Samuel Goldwyn (the OG) — he basically cofounded the literal making of feature films.


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Maude Apatow’s dad is comedy writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (and her mom is actress Leslie Mann).


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Bryce Dallas Howard’s dad is very famous director Ron Howard.


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Max Minghella’s dad is Anthony Minghella. He was a sceenwriter whose work includes The Talented Mr. Ripley and The English Patient.


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13.

Jason Bateman’s dad is Kent Bateman. Honestly, it’s really hard to find a pic of Kent BUT he was a producer/director.


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14.

Cruel Summer‘s Harley Quinn Smith is the daughter of filmmaker Kevin Smith, creator of Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob.


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Rebecca Hall’s dad is Peter Hall. He was a director. He founded the Royal Shakespeare Company among many other things.


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Allison William’s dad is broadcast journalist Brian Williams.


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And while not related by blood, Dr. Arizona Robbins aka Jessica Capshaw’s stepdad is Steven Spielberg. You’ve heard of him.


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