Many People Don't Realize That These Celebrities Have Famous Parents

Good looks and incredible talent tend to run in the family, but it's still astounding just how many dynasties there are in Hollywood. Many of us lose track of the number of showbiz stars who are the children of famous faces. That's right: the "nepo baby" phenomenon is very real. And while some of these family ties are pretty obvious, we bet that at least a few of these relations will surprise you.

Zoë Kravitz

While Zoë Kravitz is certainly carving a solid career in Hollywood, you can’t help but be awed by her folks. Her mom is Lisa Bonet — an actress who’s appeared in films such as Angel Heart, High Fidelity, and Enemy of the State. As for her dad, Lenny Kravitz is a famous musician, boasting four Grammy Awards. Oh, and Jason Momoa was Zoë’s stepfather until his split from Bonet in 2022.

Kiefer Sutherland

Many people nowadays will know Donald Sutherland as the elderly, evil President Snow from The Hunger Games. But look at a picture of him from his younger days and he looks like… well, his son Kiefer Sutherland. The two have actually been in three movies together – including one where they played parent and child.

Liv Tyler

For the first few years of her life, actress Liv Tyler had no idea that Todd Rundgren wasn’t her biological dad. Eventually, she discovered that she was Steven Tyler’s daughter. An undisputed legend in the music industry, he’s been Aerosmith’s lead singer for over five decades. Today, he and Liv share a very close relationship, despite the belated start.

Maya Hawke

Quentin Tarantino's muse Uma Thurman became a household name in her early 20s. Now her daughter with Ethan Hawke, Maya, is on the same path. She stood out in Netflix's Stranger Things and notably had a role in Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, which was directed by — you guessed it — Quentin Tarantino.