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Dakota Johnson, Hayes Costner, & More Celeb Kids Following in Their Parents’ Acting Footsteps


Kevin Costner’s son, Hayes, is the latest celebrity kid to join a long list of children of actors following in their parents footsteps.

It’s always exciting to see the next generation from our favorite celebrity families grow up and find their way just like their parents — and while we love to speculate that star’s kids like North West or Blue Ivy Carter will automatically follow in their famous parents’ footsteps, there’s really no guarantee that they’ll have the same interests. So, when there’s a parent-kid duo where we get to see two generations showing off their talent at once, it’s a rare treat — and celeb kids like Willow and Jaden Smith, Zoë Kravitz, and more following in their actor parents’ footsteps give us the chance to see just that.

The acting bug is a serious thing. When you get it, you get it hard. And these celebrity children couldn’t help but get the bug. They’re surrounded by film sets and awards ceremonies nearly from day one — which means that once they do decide to get into acting, they already have a head start on learning the ropes.

From one of Angelina Jolie’s younger children to Sean Penn and Robin Wright’s daughter, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter, and more, there are so many celebrity children that have entered the performing arts — and are doing amazing. In honor of Zoë Kravitz’s 34th birthday, here are some famous actor’s kids who decided to follow in their parents’ career footsteps.

A version of this article was originally published on Dec. 2021. 

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