23 actors share their famous parental roles

Tina Fey’s daughter was born to play baby Liz Lemon!

Many people follow in their parents’ footsteps when it comes to choosing a career – especially acting. There are many Hollywood families with two or three generations in the industry.

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Often, actors use these relationships to leverage their family ties to get a role, no matter how well-suited they are for the role. However, these “nepotism babies” have a very fitting role—younger versions of their famous parents.

Here are 23 times the actors played their parents in younger versions:


Melissa McCarthy as Lydia the power of thunder, But her daughter Vivian Falcone played the same role when she was 12 years old.

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inside News reportBen Falcone – the film’s screenwriter and Vivienne’s father – said: “We kind of don’t have Vivienne acting, but she’s good at it. We need someone to play a 12-year-old Lydia, and Vivienne was a Melissa of that age died.”


Henry Winkler as Barry Zach Cohen hindered developmentIn season four, his son Max Winkler played Barry Jr.

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they recently collaborated for a limited series king rexstarring Henry and directed by Max.

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Kate Beckinsale’s daughter Lily Sheen has twice played a younger version of her mother’s role, first in Underworld: Revolution.

Then, they split the role of Amy Everybody is fine.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson played his wrestler father Rocky in a 1999 episode That 70’s show.

However, Joseph Lee Anderson now plays Rocky young rock.

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Michael Consuelos played a teenage version of Hiram Lodge – usually played by his father Mark – in an episode of Flashback. riverdale.

This was Michael’s first audition.exist Living with Kelly and Ryan — his mom’s show — he said, “There’s a bunch of people who could be brothers or cousins… It looked like a bunch of Michaels in the audition room.”


Melissa Rivers plays her mom Joan in the movie joya biopic about inventor Joey Mangano.

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Melissa told hollywood reporter“I want to make sure it looks right. I want to make sure it’s respectful. Honestly, once I put the wig on, I don’t look in the mirror anymore — it’s weird.”

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Ever Anderson played the younger Alicia Marcus of her mother, Milla Jovovich. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

It was directed by Ever’s father, Paul WS Anderson.

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on an episode orange is the new black, Dasany Kristal Gonzalez played 14-year-old Daya in the flashback. Her mother, Dascha Polanco, played Daya as an adult.

Dasha told Latino“[Dasany’s] A blessing, a miracle baby. “

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O’Shea Jackson Jr. to play his father Ice Cube in biopic Straight out of Compton.

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O’Shea told News Corp Australia Network“[Director F. Gary Gray] I knew the movie had to be real and no one would approach this character with the same passion I do because it’s my family’s legacy. “

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Michael Gandolfini reprised his father James’ Tony Soprano role in the film. The Sopranos Prequel Many Saints in Newark.

Michael looks at The Sopranos While preparing for the role, he felt a connection to his late father for the first time.

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He said gentleman“[There’s a scene where Tony] Yelling at AJ, he took a pizza to apologize, he sat by his son’s bed and said, “I couldn’t ask for a better son.” I just know he was talking to me in that scene. “


Bill Paxton as John Garrett Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Years after the actor’s death, the show brought back a younger version of the character, played by his real-life son James Paxton.

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exist TwitterJames said, “It was really a blast [this character] Life. It’s also an emotional roller coaster. But still a blast. “

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Mario Van Peebles wrote, produced, directed and starred in this biopic, his filmmaker father Melvin asshole!

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The film is based on Melvin’s experience writing his 1971 independent film Baadassss song by Sweet Sweetback, in which he also played the leading role. Mario also took on a minor role, playing the younger Sweetback.

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Mark Harmon as Gibbs Naval Criminal Investigative Service. His son Sean played a young Gibbs in the six-episode flashback.

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Sean’s mom, Pam Dawber, also appeared on the show.

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exist night, Mamie Gummer played a 1950s version of Lila Wittenborn Ross. Her mother, Meryl Streep, played the current version.

Meryl and Mamie team up again as mother and daughter Ricky and the Flash Eight years later.

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exist Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Willow Smith voices a younger version of Gloria, a character voiced by her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith.

experience inspired Willow, then 7, pursued acting like her mother.

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Additionally, Quinn Dempsey Stiller voices the younger version of Alex the Lion, played by his father Ben Stiller. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

Ben and Quinn also worked together for super mind.

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Sophia Loren as her mother Romilda Villani and herself Sophia Loren: Her Own Story.

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Sophia plays Romilda again My house is full of mirrors (2010).


CJ Wallace played his father as a child, rapper The Notorious BIG, notorious.

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CJ told columbus telegraph“Others may look like him and dress the same, but I do it well because I know how to react, because my grandmother… told me about him and his behavior and other things.”

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in a johnny cash biopic Tracesshooter Jennings portrays his late father, country music pioneer Waylon Jennings.

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“They consulted a lot about the film while Cash was alive. I think it’s very accurate, I think it’s a really great thing, and I’m honored to be a part of it,” the shooter told Chicago Tribune.

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Former Phillies general manager Rubén Amaro Jr. plays his father, former MLB player Rubén Amaro Sr., in two episodes. The Goldbergs.

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A sort of Teen Edition Rubén Amaro Jr. is also a recurring character on the show, as he went to high school in real life with semi-autobiographical drama creator Adam F. Goldberg .

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exist kiss kiss stick, Indio Falconer Downey played a nine-year-old version of his father Robert Downey Jr’s character Harry Lockhart.

Indio’s stepmother Susan Downey made the film.

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Zoe Perry as Sheldon’s mom Mary Cooper Young Sheldon. Her mom Laurie Metcalf initiated the role Big Bang Theory.

Zoe was in Roseanne.

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Finally, in the wedding episode 30 rockTina Fey’s daughter Alice Richmond plays Liz Lemmon in Childhood Memories.

Alice is also writing for the show to some extent.Tina take Her daughter said a lot of funny things growing up and wrote them into Tracy Morgan’s lines.

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