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Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston: see Hollywood’s “nepo babies”

Hollywood, like other areas, is full of heirs. There, they are called “nepo baby”. The term is an abbreviation of the expression “nepotism baby” (“nepotism baby”, in Portuguese translation). By definition, nepotism, according to the Houaiss dictionary, is the favoritism of relatives.

Along these lines, the term “nepo baby” refers to a new generation of celebrities who found a place in the film industry more easily because they already had parents working there. Discover some of the most famous “nepo babies” in cinema below.

  • Alexander, Bil and Gustaf Skarsgård

The Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård (“Mamma Mia” and “Dune”) has not one, not two, but three children working in Hollywood. He is the father of Alexander Skarsgård who gained fame by starring “The Legend of Tarzan” (2016) and participate in the series “Big Little Lies”; Bill Skarsgård , who plays the clown Pennywise in “It – A Coisa” (2017) and is about to release the remake of “The Crow” (2024); It is Gustaf Skarsgård who became known for his role in the series “Vikings” .

  • Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie She started in cinema young, at the age of seven, because she is the daughter of the renowned actor Jon Voight . His first appearance on the big screen was in a film starring his father, “Lookin’ to Get Out” (1982).

  • Dakota Johnson

Daughter of two great names in cinema, Dakota Johnson decided to follow in his parents’ footsteps, Don Johnson star of “Miami Vice” (1984-1990), and Melanie Griffith known for her roles in “A Secretary of the Future” (1988) and “Lolita” (1997)

  • Emma Roberts

Born into a successful film family, the “Scream Queens” actress is the daughter of Eric Roberts (“King of the Gypsies” and “Batman: The Dark Knight”) and niece of Julia Roberts (“Erick Brockovich: A Woman of Talent” and “Pretty Woman”).

  • Grace Gummer

Despite a discreet career in Hollywood, Grace Gummer She is the daughter of none other than Meryl Streep one of the greatest actresses in cinema and holder of the largest number of Oscar nominations in history.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

The Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow took advantage of the path paved by her parents, the actress Blythe Danner (“Entrando Numa Fria”) and the director Bruce Paltrow (“Duets: Come Sing With Me”), to pursue a successful career in Hollywood.

  • Jack Quaid

The star of “The Boys” is the son of two Hollywood stars: Dennis Quaid (“Operation Cupid” and The Day After Tomorrow”) and Meg Ryan (“Harry and Sally – Made for Each Other” and “Tune of Love”).

  • Jennifer Aniston

Despite having surpassed his parents’ fame, the star of “Friends” She is the daughter of actors. The mother Nancy Dow had a short career and his father, John Aniston gained fame through long-running soap operas on TV, such as “Days of our Lives”.

  • Laura Dern

To follow a successful path in Hollywood, Oscar winner Laura Dern had her parents to draw inspiration from. She is the daughter of Bruce Dern in “Bitter Return” (1978) and “Nebraska” (2013), and Diana Ladd in “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (1974), a role that won him an Oscar, and “Wild Heart” (1990), a film in which he co-stars with his daughter.

  • Lily-Rose Depp

The daughter of Johnny Depp with the French actress Vanessa Paradis He began his career as a child. His last and main work was “The Idol” series released by HBO in 2023.

  • Maya Hawke

With her father’s surname and her mother’s features, the actress from “Stranger Things” (2016-) has been gaining ground in Hollywood. She is the result of the relationship between Ethan Hwake (“Before Sunrise” and “Dead Poets Society”) and Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill” and “Pulp Fiction”)

  • Riley Keough

Granddaughter of the King of Rock Elvis Presley the actress of “Daisy Jones & The Six” (2023) found himself in the film industry.

  • Scott Eastwood

With his father’s charm, Scott Eastwood has ventured into cinema. The actor of “A long journey” (2015) is the son of actor and director Clint Eastwood, known for faro films such as “Three Men in Conflict” (1966) and “The Unforgiven” (1992).

  • Sofia Coppola

Daughter of one of the greatest filmmakers in history, the director has been paving her own path in the industry. She started in cinema as an actress, appearing in films by Francis Ford Coppola as “The Godfather III” but ended up choosing to stay behind the camera, just like his father.

  • Zoe Kravitz

The Catwoman “The Batman” She is the singer’s daughter Lenny Kravitz with the actress Lisa Bonet known for the series “The Cosby Show” (1984-1992) and “A Different World” (1987-1993).

Source: CNN Brasil

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