Fame Must Run In The Family: Surprising Celebs With Famous Parents

August 21, 2013 ‐ By Meghan Williams

We all know that Tracee Ellis Ross is the daughter of Motown Queen Diana Ross, and that country star Billy Ray Cyrus fathered “twerk-star” Miley Cyrus – but how many of us knew that these 15 were among the few celebs with famous parents? Most of them were a surprise to us!


Celebs With Famous Parents


Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan was born to Eleanor McCoy, an actress, dancer and Broadway performer who has worked with Eartha Kitt, among others, and Stan Lathan, the producer behind a number of notable TV shows like Sanford & Son and Def Comedy Jam.

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  • Superbok…

    MN “Indiana Jones” and “Temple of Doom” is ONE movie…

    Punctuation wise that would be “Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom”

  • Research

    ” Fun fact: Al Roker was Roxie’s cousin, making Al and Lenny second cousins.”

    If Roxie and Al are first cousins, then Lenny and Al are first cousins, once removed. Al Roker’s children and Lenny would be second cousins.

  • Dolores Charles

    you forgot Mariska Hargitay from SVU, her mother was Jayne Mansfield a 50’s bombshell. Her father was a former Mr Universe, Mickey Hargitay

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    • jake barnes

      You should be proud! Not everyone 51 years old, 220 pounds from Nigeria can make “$86 an average $96”. Odd math you gals got in Nigeria! By the way. Who’s in the photo? Your granddaughter?

  • TT

    You forgot to put that Sanaa’s father was also one of the producers for Sesame street..thats pretty major

  • HUgrad13

    none were a shock except the Christian Bale one.

  • Yaya

    I knew all of these.

  • Guest

    none are a shock

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