20 Celeb Kids Who Are Also in the Biz
Nepotism, apparently, reigns in Hollywood
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2013 8:51 AM CST
This campaign ad image provided by Guess? Inc., shows 6-year-old Dannielynn Birkhead.   (AP Photo/Guess? Inc.)

(Newser) – Disgusted that so very many of Angelina Jolie's kids managed to snag roles in her upcoming film, Maleficent? Well, get ready for more nepotism, because the Huffington Post lists 17 more celebrity children who are getting into showbiz themselves:

  • Maude and Iris Apatow, daughters of Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, have appeared in three of their parents' films. (And Maude is a Twitter celebrity, too.)

  • Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead started modeling at the ripe old age of 6.
  • Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael, will make her acting debut in Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys.
  • Samuel L. Jackson's daughter, Zoe Jackson, is an assistant director.
  • Lorraine Nicholson, daughter of Jack, starred in Soul Surfer and will also be in Attachment this year.
  • Alfonso Freeman, Morgan's son, has been in a few movies including Shawshank Redemption parody The SharkTank Redemption.
  • Scott Eastwood has been in some of dad Clint's movies, and will soon be seen in Texas Chainsaw 3D.
  • Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough models and acts.
  • Melanie Griffith's daughter with Don Johnson, Dakota Johnson, has her own Fox series, Ben and Kate.
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Jan 6, 2013 3:15 PM CST
Yawn - not news and as usual - who cares.
Jan 6, 2013 11:56 AM CST
Tell me again, what was the purpose of this article? Lots of kids choose to go into the family business. If parents are in the position to give them a hand up most will do that. Show Business is no different. If it is a choice of the child and the parent can help, so be it. Mom,Dad, and kids are happy.
Jan 6, 2013 11:40 AM CST
No, not disgusted. A lot of kids follow in their parents' footsteps.