Celebrity See Hollywood's 'Nepotism Babies' Side-by-Side with Their A-List Parents in Their Breakout Roles The new crop of Hollywood stars may look familiar — because you know their parents very well! See the young stars TikTok has deemed "nepotism babies" — including Deacon Phillippe, Zoë Kravitz, Maya Hawke and more — in their first big parts, side-by-side with their parents in their own breakout roles By Alex Apatoff Updated on February 21, 2023 05:44PM EST Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 19 Nico Parker: Thandiwe Newton Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Moviestore/Shutterstock; Ken Regan/Touchstone/Kobal/Shutterstock Most recently seen in The Last of Us, Nico was just 15 when she made her major film debut in 2019's Dumbo — but she had plenty of exposure to movie sets thanks to her parents Thandiwe Newton (whose breakout role was in 1998's Beloved, when she was 26) and Ol Parker, a writer and director who most recently helmed Ticket to Paradise. 02 of 19 Michael Consuelos: Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos STEVE FENN/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty; ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty; Katie Yu/The CW All their children owe a debt to All My Children! After debuting on the show in 1990 at age 20, Kelly Ripa met and fell in love with a 24-year-old Mark Consuelos when he joined the cast in 1995. Now parents to Joaquin, Lola and Michael, they're encouraging their kids to pursue their dreams — which includes Michael following in his parents' footsteps as an actor. And being a lookalike for his dad has only helped: In 2018, he portrayed a young Hiram Lodge (the elder version of which was played by Mark) on Riverdale. 03 of 19 Charlie Hall: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Katrina Marcinowski/HBO Max, NBCUniversal via Getty Charlie Hall, 25, is making a splash as "a bit of a dick" (his words!) on The Sex Lives of College Girls, but he's been acting for several years on shows including Bel Air and Love, Victor. His introduction to the industry? A role on mom Julia Louis-Dreyfus' sitcom Veep in 2019. Louis-Dreyfus (who has been married to Charlie's dad, actor and producer Brad Hall, for 35 years) got her start on Saturday Night Live when she was 21, but her role on Seinfeld in 1990, when she was 29 (pictured), launched her into icon territory. 04 of 19 Sydney Chandler: Kyle Chandler Everett; Warner Bros. Pictures We're guessing the Friday Night Lights star had a full heart when he saw his eldest daughter, 26, break onto the scene in a big way in 2022, with parts in several films including Don't Worry Darling. Her dad was the same age when he landed his first major part in 1991, playing a young man in the wake of World War II in the ABC series Homefront. 05 of 19 Deacon Phillippe: Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe Lara Solanki/Netflix; Moviestore/Shutterstock; Mandalay Ent/Kobal/Shutterstock In the fall of 2022, the 18-year-old son of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe made his acting debut in Netflix's Never Have I Ever, playing a member of a rival debate team from a rich private school. Mom Reese was 15 in her acclaimed breakout role in 1991's Man on the Moon, while dad Ryan was 23 when he made audiences swoon as he tried to dodge a killer (and looked chiseled doing so) in 1998's I Know What You Did Last Summer. 06 of 19 Zoë Kravitz: Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz 20th Century Fox/Marvel/Kobal/Shutterstock; Nbc-Tv/Kobal/Shutterstock; Lenny Kravitz/YouTube Zoë Kravitz became a star in her own right in 2011's X-Men: First Class, and has been one to watch on the silver screen and fashion scene ever since. But it's no wonder she's so innately cool: Her parents are Lisa Bonet (who got her big break as Denise on The Cosby Show in 1984) and Lenny Kravitz (whose first big hit was "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" in 1991). 07 of 19 Maya Hawke: Uma Thurman & Ethan Hawke Netflix; Moviestore/Shutterstock; Everett The actress, who kickstarted her career at age 21 on season 3 of Stranger Things in 2019, had fans debating whether she looks more like her mother (who broke out at age 18 in 1988's Dangerous Liaisons) or Ethan Hawke (who became an immediate star at age 18 in 1988's Dead Poets Society). 08 of 19 Lewis Pullman: Bill Pullman Scott Garfield/Paramount Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection, MGM/Courtesy Everett Collection It comes as no surprise to anyone who saw Lewis in 2022's Top Gun: Maverick that the 29-year-old is the son of Bill, whose first big role was also as a pilot (of sorts) in 1987's Spaceballs, when he was 34. The resemblance — from the squint to the lopsided smile — is striking. (Fun fact: Lewis is dating another celeb kid, Andie McDowell's daughter Rainey Qualley!) 09 of 19 Jaden Smith: Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith Moviestore/Shutterstock; NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal/Getty; Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Jaden was only 11 when he filmed The Karate Kid remake, which hit theaters in 2010. His parents also achieved fame relatively young; mom Jada was 20 when A Different World premiered in 1991, while dad Will shot to superstardom at age 22 in 1990's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (though he'd already been building buzz for a few years, after winning a Grammy in 1988 for "Parents Just Don't Understand"). 10 of 19 John David Washington: Denzel Washington David Lee/Focus Features/Courtesy Everett Collection, NBC/Courtesy Everett Collection The son of Denzel and his actress wife Pauletta earned awards recognition for his first leading film role in 2018's BlacKkKlansman, when he was 34, scoring nods from the Golden Globes and SAG Awards. Coincidentally, his dad was the same age when he got his first Oscar nomination in 1988, for Cry Freedom. But while John David came to acting late after a career in pro football, his dad began acting at 23 in made-for-TV movies until landing a breakout role at 29 in 1982's St. Elsewhere. 11 of 19 Dakota Johnson: Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson Chuck Zlotnick/Universal; Sunset Boulevard/Corbis/Getty; Frank Carroll/NBCU/Getty She'd been in several high-profile projects early in her career, but landing the lead in the much-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy in 2015 put Dakota, then 25, on the map. Her mom had also been acting for years before landing her career-defining role in 1988's Working Girl at age 31; her dad was 35 when he hit it big with Miami Vice. 12 of 19 Billie Lourd: Carrie Fisher Skip Bolen/Fox/Courtesy Everett, Mary Evans/Ronald Grant/Everett Collection Eagle-eyed fans might have caught the Princess Leia tribute worn by a then-23-year-old Lourd in 2015's Scream Queens. They were "a little bit of [an] homage" to the role made famous by Lourd's late mom, who starred, at age 19, as Star Wars' iconic, bun-wearing princess in the 1977 film and all its sequels. (Lourd, whose dad is Hollywood agent Bryan Lourd, nabbed her first-ever onscreen role in 2015's Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.) 13 of 19 Jack Quaid: Meg Ryan & Dennis Quaid Jan Thijs/Amazon Studios; Castle Rock/Nelson/Columbia/Kobal/Shutterstock; 20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock Fans of Jack's memorable performance in The Boys, on which he began filming at age 27 in 2019, won't be surprised to learn that all that charm is genetic — mom Meg is America's Sweetheart who broke out in 1989 at age 26 with When Harry Met Sally, and dad Dennis, then 24, rose to fame with Breaking Away in 1979. 14 of 19 Maude Apatow: Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow Eddy Chen/HBO; Columbia/Kobal/Shutterstock; juddapatow/Instagram Maude's pitch-perfect eye rolls in Euphoria (which she began filming in 2019, at age 21) may have come with a lot of practice from being the child of two comedians: Leslie, who was 27 when 1999's Big Daddy came out, and Judd, who was 31 when he cameoed in 1995's Heavyweights before going on to be known for his directing. 15 of 19 Margaret Qualley: Andie MacDowell John Rasimus/Future Publishing/Getty; Everett In 2019, a then-25-year-old Margaret made a big impact in two acting projects: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (pictured) and Fosse/Verdon, in which she played Ann Reinking. Her mom, Andie, was 27 when she played the object of Emilio Estevez's desire in St. Elmo's Fire. Both started out as models, and both have acted together since — notably, in Qualley's star vehicle Maid. 16 of 19 Zoey Deutch: Lea Thompson Netflix; Moviestore/Shutterstock Both Zoey Deutch (pictured at 24 in 2018's Set It Up) and her mom Lea Thompson (at 24 in 1985's Back to the Future) share a fresh-faced appeal and memorable auburn locks. 17 of 19 Hannah Einbinder: Laraine Newman HBO Max; Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images It was no surprise that a 26-year-old Einbinder was able to hold her own against legendarily funny Jean Smart in 2021's Hacks: Her mom, Laraine Newman, was 23 when she was one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live in its 1975 debut year. 18 of 19 Lily-Rose Depp: Vanessa Paradis & Johnny Depp Allan Amato; Vanessa Paradis/YouTube; Snap/Shutterstock The actress, just 17 when she landed her first leading role in 2016's Yoga Hosers, comes from a line of young stars; her mom topped charts at age 14 with 1987's Joe Le Taxi, and her dad was 24 when he got a main part in 1987's 21 Jump Street (though plenty of fans had an eye on him from 1984 with his small part in A Nightmare on Elm Street). 19 of 19 Lily Collins: Phil Collins Citizen Snow Film Productions/Kobal/Shutterstock; Phil Collins/YouTube It was a fairytale beginning for Lily Collins, who was 23 when she debuted in 2012's Mirror, Mirror. Dad Phil had been drumming for Genesis for years before going solo in 1982 at age 31, hitting it big with "In the Air Tonight" and "You Can't Hurry Love" (pictured).