For people on the outside, finding success in Hollywood can be a daunting task. While some stars manage to make it on their own, others approach the entertainment industry through their parents. For these celebrities, Hollywood is very much a family business.
PrettyFamous, an entertainment data site by Graphiq, found the most famous actors who also have famous parents. To create the ranking, the team ranked all actors and actresses on their Actor Score — a score out of 100 that takes into account the total number of IMDb votes for the TV shows and movies an actor has appeared in, the number of page views on the actor’s Wikipedia page over the past 30 days and the total number of award nominations an actor has received. Actors had to have at least 30,000 Wikipedia page views over the 30-day period to qualify.
The team then found actors who have a score of at least 20 and a parent with a score of 20 or higher. The ranking is ordered by the child’s Actor Score and ties are broken by the parent’s Actor Score. If a child has two parents with Actors Scores over 20, both are included.
In many Hollywood families, there is a wide gap between the fame of the parent and the child. Sometimes the child outshines the parent (Jennifer Aniston vs. John Aniston); and sometimes the star power of the parent is significantly greater (Clint Eastwood vs. Scott Eastwood).
There are, however, some rare cases where both the parent and child enjoy high levels of fame, cementing their status as Hollywood royalty. The top parent-child pair in this ranking has near-perfect Actor Scores and nearly 130 award nominations between them.