These 23 Actors Shared The Screen With Their Kids

One of the easiest ways of getting a secondary role in a film is having a famous Hollywood actor or actress as a parent, don’t you think? In fact, many parents acted with their kids in some of their movies, either because both of them shared the same passion for acting or because they didn’t have a babysitter to look after them that day. Let’s see the 23 actors and actresses that shared the screen with their kids! Don’t miss #13, #8 and #6, they’re one of our favorites!

#23. Ryan And Tatum O’ Neil

Nothing more special than sharing your first movie with your father, right? Well, say this to Tatum O’ Neil, who acted with her father Ryan O’Neil on his first movie ever when she was only 10 years old! Ryan O’Neil is an American actor and former boxer who started his acting career in the earlies 60s, and who ended up becoming one of Hollywood’s most popular stars of the time.

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O’ Neil shared the screen with his daughter in 1973 in the acclaimed film Paper Moon. Not only did young Tatum win the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing the role of Addie Loggins, but she still holds the world record for being the youngest person in history to ever receive an Academy Award. She also won a Golden Globe as the Most Promising Newcomer.

#22. Angelina Jolie And Jon Voight

Even though it was not her film debut, Angelina Jolie was catapulted to fame after starring in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, an action movie released in 2001. Ever since then, Jolie has become one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in the whole world. But even though everyone knows who she is, little do people know that in Tomb Raider, she shared the screen with his father, the famous actor Jon Voight.

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Jon Voight has a very successful acting career too, as he won an Acadamy Award for his role in Coming Home as well as four Golden Globe Awards. Sadly, Tomb Raider was the only movie father and daughter shared together, but let’s hope we see them working together again!

#21. Meryl Streep And Mamie Gummer

It must be really hard for a child to choose the same career as his or her parents, especially if we’re talking about the daughter of Hollywood’s most successful actress of all time! Can you imagine yourself pursuing a career in acting if your mother is the 17-times Oscar-nominated Meryl Streep? Her acting career talks by itself; in fact, she has been described as “The Best Actress Of Her Generation”.

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However, Streep’s daughter, the American actress Mamie Grummer has been making her place in the film industry. She is well-known for her role as Nancy Crozier on The Good Wife and in films like Side Effects(2013) and Cake (2014). And mother and daughter have starred together in the films Evening (2007) and Ricki And The Flash (2015).

#20. Natasha Richardson And Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha Richardson are both popular Hollywood actresses, and together they shared the screen on the film Evening. However, after working together in this film and after delivering a brilliant performance as Ann, a dying grandmother, Vanessa decided to retire from acting.

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The passion for acting is in this family: not only is Natasha’s mother a famous actress, but her father was the director and producer Tony Richardson. Apart from that, Natasha’s grandparents Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson also pursued a career in the acting world. Literally, the passion for acting is in their veins!

#19. Rumer Willis And Demi Moore

Rummer Willis is a young American actress, but can you guess who her parents are? That’s right, she’s the eldest daughter of Hollywood legends Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. Rummer made her film debut with her mother in Now And Then in 1995.

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Mother and daughter also shared the screen in the musical Striptease in 1996. Demi Moore is well-known for her role in Ghost (1990) and Charlies’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003). On the other hand, her daughter Rumer Willis catapulted to fame after winning the 20th season of Dancing With The Stars and she has recently starred in the FOX musical Empire.

#18. Sylvester Stallone And Sage Stallone

What can we say about the legendary films of the boxer Rocky Balboa? Starred by Sylvester Stallone, this movie franchise is one of the most iconic classics in film history, and many of its scenes were later honored in other movies and TV series. Also, its soundtrack is unique!

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But did you know that Sylvester Stallone and Sage Stallone shared the screen in Rocky V in 1990? What is most incredible is that Sage played the role of Rober Balboa Jr., the son of Rocky Balboa, which means he acted as his father’s son! The Stallones also shared the screen in Daylight, an action movie released in 1996. Keep on reading to see which famous actors or actresses shared the screen with their children!

#17. Martin Sheen And Charlie Sheen

Ramón Esteévez, popularly known as Martin Sheen, started his acting career in the mid-50s. He reached international fame after his roles in films like The Subject Was Roses (1968), Badlands (1973), and above all, Apocalypse Now (1979).

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Martin Sheen’s son, the well-known actor Charlie Sheen, has also been making his place in the film industry. With the company of his father, Charlie appeared in the film Wall Street in 1987. But this was not the last time these two shared the screen. The comical father-son duo also worked together in Charlie’s TV series Anger Management.

#16. Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, And Cameron Douglas

Sometimes, the family profession passes on from generation to generation. This is definitely the case of The Douglas. The film It Runs In The Family was starred by Kirk, Michael, and Cameron Douglas, who in real life are father, son, and grandson. Crazy, right?

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Kirk Douglas is an American actor, who became one of the male icons of Hollywood’s Golden Age. His son, Michael Douglas, is also a very talented Hollywood actor and producer, who won an Academy Award for Best Actor in Wall Street as well as five Golden Globes. In turn, Michael’s son, Cameron Douglas is also an actor but he has been working in more low-profile and independent movies.

#15. Will And Jaden Smith

Some first jobs mark a person for the rest of his or her life. However, in the case of Jaden Smith, his first job will be unforgettable for the whole world! His film debut was in the famous 2006 drama The Pursuit of Happiness, which he starred together with his father Will Smith.

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In this movie, Jaden proved that he has nothing to envy his father. In fact, he kept on acting in other films, such as The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) and the remake of The Karate Kid (2010). Recently, however, he has decided to pursue a career in singing. Will Smith, in turn, is not only an actor but also a successful film producer.

#14. Will And Willow Smith

Everyone is familiar with the fact that Will Smith’s eldest son, Jaden, starred in The Pursuit of Happiness. But what most people don’t know is that he’s not the only one of Will’s sons who appeared on the screen. Willow Smith made her acting debut in the movie I Am Legend, also in the company of her father.

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Apparently, Smith’s children decided to take different paths in the art industry. Willow is a very talented singer, and with the help of her mentor Jay-Z, her singles Whip My Hair and 21st Century Girl put her on the number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. She released her first album, Ardipithecus, in 2015, and it was a complete success!

#13. Jada Packet-Smith And Willow Smith

There is no doubt that the Smiths are one of the most popular and beloved families in Hollywood… and all of its members are well-known and super talented! Will Smith’s wife, Jada Packet-Smith is an American comedienne, actress, and TV presenter, and she started her acting career in the earlies 90s in the sitcom True Colors.

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One of her most popular films was actually the animated movie Madagascar, where she voiced Gloria the hippo. The film was so successful that they released a sequel, but this time, Gloria de hippo had a daughter, young Gloria. And can you guess who played the voice of young Gloria? That’s right! Jada and Will’s daughter, Willow Smith!

#12. Leslie Mann And Iris & Maude Apatow

Leslie Mann is an American actress that has appeared in many films like The Cable Guy (1996), George Of The Jungle (1997), Perfume (2001), and Stealing Harvard (2002). She began her career when she was 18 and now she is a very famous actress in all the world. She is married to Judd Apatow, with whom she has two daughters, Iris and Maude.

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Maybe the two movies she most enjoyed filming were Knocked Up in 2007 and This Is 40 in 2012. The reason? Well, in both cases, her two daughters worked by her side! Mann declared that she really likes the company of her daughters on set and that all the family has a lot of fun on screen.

#11. Eva Amurri And Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon is one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood history, and she has received an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Her first appearance came in the early 70s in the film Joe. She has starred in many classics such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Thelma & Louise (1991), and Little Women (1994).

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On a couple of opportunities, Susan had the special company of her daughter, the also actress Eva Amurri. Together they starred in the movies Dead Man Walking in 1995 and The Banger Sisters in 2002, in which they actually played mother and daughter. They also appeared in an episode of the TV series Friends, where Susan had to slap her own daughter in the face!

#10. Gwyneth Paltrow And Blythe Danner

It must be really helpful to have the support and the help of your parents in the profession that you choose. This is the case of the Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who is the daughter of the successful star Blythe Danner.

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Blythe Danner has won many awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Tony Award. She has already retired from the acting business, but one of her most recent successful roles has been that of Dina Byrnes in Meet The Parents. Her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow, is also a consolidated actress, and they have worked together in Sylvia (2003).

#9. Kiefer And Donald Sutherland

Like The Douglas, in The Sutherland family, the passion for acting runs through everyone’s veins. Kiefer and Donald Sutherland are father and son and both of them share their passion for acting as well as their talent. Donald has a very long career of more than five decades and his son is following his footsteps.

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Kiefer Sutherland is well-known for his role as Jack Bauer in the FOX series 24. Father and son shared the screen in 1996 in the movie A Time To Kill. Kiefer has declared many times that his father is his big inspiration and his mentor in his career. Keep on reading to see the actors who shared the screen with their children!

#8. Tina Fey And Alice Richmond

Sometimes mother and daughter not only share the same profession, but also the same personality! Well, this is definitely the case of Alice Richmond and Tina Fey, two famous actresses known for their hilarious sense of humor!

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Tina’s comedian career has been a complete success ever since she first appeared in Saturday Night Live in 1997. Ever since then, she has starred in many films and TV series, although one of her roles has been very special for her… From 2006 to 2013, she was part of the acclaimed comedy series 30 Rock in the company of her daughter, Alice. Mother and daughter are like two copycats!

#7. Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, And Ben Stiller

If your father is a well-known comedian-actor like Jerry Stiller and your mother is another famous actress and comedian like Anne Meara, I guess you don’t have a choice but to follow their footsteps, don’t you think? Well, one thing is for sure: Ben Stiller certainly shares his parents’ sense of humor and charisma! Definitely, The Stillers are the most hilarious family in Hollywood history.

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Together, they shared the screen in Zoolander, but guess what? Ben’s older sister, Amy Stiller, was also part of it! Amy is more famous in the stand-up comedy world, but even though she hasn’t starred in many movies, she’s just as talented as the rest of her family!

#6. Bruce Willis And Rummer Willis

We’ve already seen that young actress Rummer Willis is the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. But not only has she appeared onscreen with her mother, but she has worked alongside her father as well!

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In the company of her father, she appeared in the movies The Whole Nine Yards in 2000 and Hostage in 2005. Rummer has declared she learned a lot from both her parents and that she couldn’t be more grateful for having had the opportunity of working beside them.

#5. Colin And Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is another famous Hollywood icon whose son followed his steps. Colin Hanks became an actor just like his father, and guess what? In his film debut was he shared the screen with his father, in the 1996 film That Thing You Do!

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As time went by, Colin proved the world that he has nothing to envy his two-time Oscar-winner Tom. He has been part of movies like King Kong (2005), My Mom’s New Boyfriend (2008) and Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017), and he has rocked in all of them. Father and son had the opportunity to be on the same film once again in The Great Buck Howard in 2006.

#4. Billy-Ray Cyrus And Miley Cyrus

Billy-Ray Cyrus passed on to his daughter Miley Cyrus his love for music. Father and daughter are very talented musicians although they write and sing completely different types of music. Billy-Ray has released twelve studio albums and his most remarkable single is Achy Breaky Heart, which became the first song to achieve triple Platinium status.

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On the other hand, Miley started off as a teen idol in 2006 and slowly became a famous pop singer. Her father helped her take her first footsteps in the art industry, especially in the Disney Channel TV series Hannah Montana. Did you know that Billy-Ray acted with Miley in a couple of episodes? In fact, he even played the role of her father!

#3. Stellan And Alexander Skarsgård

Stellan Skarsgård is a Swedish actor well-known for being part of movies like Breaking The Waves (1996) as Jan Nyman, The Hunt For Red October (1990) as Captain Tupolev, and Good Will Hunting (1997) as Professor Geral Lambeau.

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Stellan’s son, Alexander, is also a Swedish actor and he is just as talented as his father. Alexander is best known for the HBO series True Blood, where he played the role of vampire Erick Northam. He learned a lot from his father and they even worked together in the film Melancholia, which was released in 2011.

#2. Angelina Jolie And Vivienne Jolie

Do you remember that Angelina Jolie acted with her father, John Voight, in one of her first on-screen appearances? Well, Angelina decided to do the same with her youngest daughter Vivienne Jolie in Maleficent. Angelina has always shown herself very protective and supportive of her children, and she decided to grant Vivienne her wish of acting in a movie.

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The Hollywood actress declared that she wanted to be part of a movie that her children would enjoy and that’s why she decided to be the Executive producer of Maleficent. Vivienne’s played the role of young Aurora and it was truly adorable! Let’s hope she won’t give up on her promising acting career?

#1. Johnny Depp And Lily-Rose Depp

Johnny Depp is a very talented Hollywood actor. Did you know that he has been nominated for 10 Golden Globe Awards? Not only that, but he has also won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2008). It appears to be that he passed on to his daughter Lily-Rose Depp the love for acting.

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Lily-Rose first appearance was in Tusk in 2014, which she starred with Harley Quinn Smith and her father, Johnny. But this was not their only movie together, for they also shared the screen in Yoga Hosers (2016). Let’s hope her career is as successful as her father’s!

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