10+ Celebs Who Shared The Screen With Their Children

The rivers of nepotism run deep in the professional world. Hollywood is no exception.

In fact, some of the biggest stars have shared the screen with their little ones on multiple occasions.

Here are a few examples of celebs on the big (and small) screen with their children.

Like Father, Like Son

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Charlie and Martin Sheen are father and son both on and off the screen.

In 1987's Wall Street, Charlie plays an up-and-coming stockbroker and Father Martin is the concerned parent. Greed (and nepotism) is good!

Pursuing Happyness with Family

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Jaden and father Will Smith are perhaps the most recognizable father/son combo in Hollywood today.

What you may not have known, however, is that Jaden's first starring role was as 'Chris Gardner Jr.' in The Pursuit of Happyness.

Take Your Kids to Work Day!

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Leslie Mann likes to keep it all in the family. She and husband Judd Apatow are not only frequent collaborators themselves, but they've even passed on the showbiz bug to their young daughters.

The girls you saw in Funny People and Knocked Up are their real kids!

Make My Day, Son.

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A father teaching his son how to throw a curveball is a rite of passage. But a father cast in a film about a curveball, with his son co-starring as the lead role?

That's meta. That's The Trouble With The Curve.

Not Such a Long Time Ago...

Billie Lourd had the privilege of co-starring alongside her mother, Carrie Fisher, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Not only was Princess Leia a career-defining role for Fisher, but it was also the last film she made before her untimely death.

Who's the Boss?

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In real life, Melissa McCarthy is a loving mother who always does her best to set a good example for her children.

In 2019's The Boss, which co-starred her young daughter Vivian Falcone, where she did not play a great role model.

Kate Hudson Wades into Deepwater...

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When your mother is an Oscar Award-winning actress and your step-father is one of the biggest action heroes of all time - a career in show business is a given.

Kate Hudson starred alongside Kurt Russel in the 2016 disaster film Deepwater Horizon.

It's a Jungle Out There

Jada Pinkett-Smith has one of the most recognizable and familiar voices of any actor in the film Madagascar.

What you may not have known is that in Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa, 'Baby Gloria' is actually voiced by Jada's daughter Willow!

Passing The (Great) Buck

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Tom Hanks has carved out a reputation for being the nicest guy in Hollywood.

In 2008, he and his son Colin co-starred in the John Malcovich film The Great Buck Howard; a story about an aging illusionist attempting to reclaim his former glory.

Hereditary Blue Steel

Without question, Ben and Jerry Stiller are the most hilarious father/son duo in Hollywood.

The pair worked together on Zoolander, which cast Ben as the dumb-witted male model Derek Zoolander.

Jerry played Maury Ballstein; Derek's manager and mentor.

Hannah Montana & The Achy-Breaky Heart

Remember when Miley Cyrus was nothing more than an innocent member of the Mickey Mouse Club?

Well, what you might have forgotten was that her father on Hannah Montana was Billy Ray Cyrus; her real-life dad!

How Depp is Your Love?

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Surprised to see Lily-Rose Depp on the list? Believe it or not, she and father Johnny have indeed appeared on screen together - although you probably didn't even notice.

In Yoga Hosers, Depp's character is almost unrecognizable but it's him under all that prosthesis - I assure you.

"So Your Mother is an Evil Sorceress..."

Remember the adorable little girl that Angelina Jolie oh-so-lovingly refers to as Beastly in Maleficent?

Well, it turns out that's actually her daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt! No wonder the mother/daughter relationship seems so 'real' in the film.

Like Mother, Like Daughter


Long before Gwyneth Paltrow traded appearances on the red carpet for a line of candles that supposedly smell like her vagina; she starred in Sylvia.

Her mother Blythe Danner appeared alongside Paltrow as Aurelia Plath. Yet another transcendent mother/daughter relationship on the big screen.

They Are Legend

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Will Smith loves his kids. More than that: Will Smith loves acting with his kids.

During one of the early scenes in I Am Legend, you can see Will handing-off a young Willow during an evacuation scene. This was also her first film role.