Celebrities With Famous Parents: Who Knew?


Phil Collins with daughter Lily

We realize many people in Hollywood have family members “in the business”.

But many of these celebrities and their famous offspring we didn’t connect together until recently. Let’s see if you knew these celebs had famous parents!

Allison Williams

Allison Williams, the actress who plays Marnie Michaels on the hit HBO series “Girls” isn’t the only famous person in her family. Her father is NBC news anchor Brian Williams!

Brian Williams & daughter Allison Williams


Redfoo of the colorful and interesting band LMFAO, whose real name is Stefan Kendal Gordy, is the youngest child of Motown producer Barry Gordy!

Redfoo's dad is Barry Gordy

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay, the pretty actress who stars on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, had a very famous mother. Mariska’s mother is the popular 50s actress and sex symbol, Jayne Mansfield.

Mariska Hargitay's mother is Jayne Mansfield

Anderson Cooper

Journalist and television personality Anderson Cooper is always fashionable and now you’ll know why! Anderson is the son of fashion designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. Most of us have worn her designer blue jeans at one time or another.

Anderson Cooper photos

Lily Collins

Actress Lily Collins, who played Snow White in the 2012 film “Mirror Mirror”, is the daughter of singer Phil Collins. A couple of his popular songs include “In The Air Tonight” and “Sussudio”.

Phil Collins with daughter Lily

Angelina Jolie

Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie has acting in her blood! Her father is Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight, best known for his roles in “Deliverance” and “Coming Home”.

Angelina Jolie & Jon Voight

Bryce Dallas Howard

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who we’ve seen in films such as “Lady in the Water”, and “The Village”, is the daughter of beloved actor and producer Ron Howard. Ron is known for his roles as a child on “The Andy Griffith Show” and as a teen in “Happy Days”.

Dallas Bryce Howard & Ron Howard

Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard, who plays Eric Northman on the hit HBO series “True Blood”, also has an actor father. His dad is Stellan Skarsgard, who you’ve probably seen in “Good Will Hunting”, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, and “The Hunt For Red October”.

Stellan Skarsgard and Alexander Skarsgard

Spencer Grammer

Spencer Grammer, who played Casey Cartwright on the ABC Family series “Greek” is the daughter of former “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer.

Kelsey Grammer and daughter Spencer Grammer

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones, an actress that starred on “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation”, is the daughter of record producer Quincy Jones. Her mom is former “Twin Peaks” actress Peggy Lipton.

Quincy Jones and Rashida Jones


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