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These Celebrity Kids Want to Follow In Their Famous Parents’ Footsteps

There are plenty of famous kids who’ve successfully carved out a career in the same line of work as their celebrity parents before them — think Kaia Gerber taking up supermodel mom Cindy Crawford’s mantel, Billie Lourd acting after mom Carrie Fisher (who took up the career after her own mom, Debbie Reynolds), Miley Cyrus picking up the guitar and belting out hit after hit in dad Billie Ray Cyrus’ shoes, Laila Ali racking up knockouts like her legendary dad Muhammad Ali — the list truly goes on and on.

But what about celebrity kids who are just hitting adolescence and discovering how inspired they are by their famous parents — so inspired that they want to pursue the same career? Take Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.’s daughter, for example. According to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, 13-year-old Charlotte is keen to step on set and get in front of a camera, but the Scooby Doo Movie co-stars-turned-spouses aren’t so eager to introduce their daughter to the Hollywood life.

“We have rules in place — she can’t be in front of a camera until she graduates high school,” Gellar told The Hollywood Reporter in January 2023. The Do Revenge actress explained, “She says to me, ‘That’s unfair. You were a child actor.’ Yes, I was. But I was not the child of two famous parents.”

To learn about more celeb kids who’ve expressed interest in following in their famous parents’ footsteps and how those parents feel about their child(ren) joining their industry, scroll on.

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