Drew Barrymore and her lineage of family in showbiz starts with her grandfather John Barrymore. She is also the great niece of Academy Award-winning actors Ethel and Lionel Barrymore. Her parents, Jaid and John D. Barrymore, also spent time in the spotlight.
Charlie Sheen has an entire family of actors of his own. He is the son of “West Wing’s” Martin Sheen (born Ramón Estevez) and the brother of actors Emilio Estevez, Ramón Estevez Jr. and Renée Estevez.
Kate Hudson has her mother to thank for an easy entry into the biz. She was raised by two of the entertainment business’ jewels, Goldie Hawn, and Hawn’s longtime partner, actor Kurt Russell. Even Kate’s bro, Oliver, is on the CBS sitcom “Rules of Engagement.”
Gwyneth Paltrow has the breeding for the art. Her mother, Blythe Danner, came from the stage and translated into tv and film. Her father, Bruce Paltrow, was a director and producer. Gwyn’s bro, Jake, also has a penchant for the director’s chair.
Jennifer Aniston isn’t the star in her family. John Aniston is best known for his role on “Days of Our Lives.” Her mother is the black sheep of the family who was an actress, but never made it to the elite lists. Nancy Dow ruined her relationship with Jen after publishing a tell-all entitled, “From Mother to Daughter to Friends: a Memoir.”
Everyone knows Tori Spelling’s start in television came from her father, Aaron Spelling. The tumultuous and drama filled family also includes her brother Randy who does reality television and appeared on the family’s jem “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
Another family filled with drama is the Jolie – Voight affair. Angelina Jolie is a name known throughout the world. Her father is currently estranged from actor daddy, Jon Voight. Angie’s brother, James Haven, is a producer and was at the family member she was extra kissy with.
The Baldwin brothers freak my freak honestly. I hope to never be trapped in a room with any of them. Alec Baldwin is currently on “30 Rock” while Billy Baldwin is holding onto his role on “Dirty Sexy Money.” Then there is Stephen Baldwin. He is off snorting whatever he can get his hands on. He was on a couple of reality shows and claims to have some films he is working on.
Nicholas Cage is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola. Ford isn’t ashamed to cast family. He used his daughter, Sofia Coppola, in his “Godfather” films.
My personal favorite are the Sutherland boys. Donald Sutherland and son Kiefer Sutherland both have a slew of movies under their belt. Currenlty, Donald is on “Dirty Sexy Money” while Kiefer Sutherland saves the world weekly on “24.”