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With the recent news of Jaafar Jackson, Jermaine Jackson’s son, announced to play the King of Pop, we thought it was right to show our readers some more celebrities that have famous parents too! These stars, young and old, have used their parents’ fame and made their own successful careers in music, acting, and more!

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Tracee Ellis Ross is the daughter of music icon and actress Diana Ross and Robert Ellis Silberstein, a music manager. Tracee Ellis Ross has had an extensive acting career including Girlfriends (2000-2020) and Black-ish (2014-2022). Evan Ross is the son of Diana Ross and Arne Naess Jr, a businessman. Similar to his older sister, Tracee, Evan is an actor having starred in 90210 (2010-2011), ATL (2006), Star (2017-2019), The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1 & 2 (2014, 2015).

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O’Shea Jackson Jr. is the son of rapper and actor Ice Cube. O’Shea Jackson Jr. made his film debut by portraying his father in the hit movie, Straight Outta Compton (2015). He has since starred in Ingrid Goes West (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Just Mercy (2019), Swagger (2021), and Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022). He is also a musician with the stage name, OMG.

North West is the daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. North West is starting to dip her toes into the entertainment industry as it was announced in January 2023 that she would be voice acting in Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie alongside her mother. North West could also have a music career if you remember at one of her father’s Yeezy fashion shows she sang, “What are those? These are clothes”.

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Actress, comedian, and singer Maya Rudolph is the daughter of singer Minnie Riperton and composer, Richard Rudolph. Maya stays booked and busy from starring in movies and shows like Bridesmaids (2011) and Saturday Night Live (2000-2020). Lately, she has done voice acting for Big Mouth (2017-2022), Baymax! (2022), and Human Resources (2022-2023).

Siblings Willow and Jaden Smith have followed in their parents, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s footsteps having successful acting and music careers. Willow sat beside her mother on Red Table Talk and released an album in October 2022. Jaden was in movies growing up including The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Karate Kid (2010), and The Get Down (2016-2017). He voice acted in Netflix’s Entergalactic and The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder in 2022. He also has toured with Justin Bieber and released his own albums.

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Michael Bourdon

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