This list contains information about celebrities who are estranged from their parents, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, actresses, and musicians are estranged from their parents. Some of these famous people emancipated from their parents when they were children or in their teens, while others became estranged later in life.
Who is the most famous person who is estranged from their parents? Jennifer Aniston tops our list. Jennifer Aniston became estranged from her mother, Nancy Dow, when Dow wrote a book about their relationship entitled From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir. Kate Hudson's parents, Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, divorced before she was two years old. Hudson is estranged from her father and considers her mother's longtime love, Kurt Russell, to be her dad.
Several famous men are also estranged from their parents. Tracy Morgan is estranged from much of his family. In 2012 he said, "As of this moment, I'm estranged from my own mother and most of my family, and I'm not sure that's going to change much. I'm not saying why, I'm just saying that's how it is. It's okay though. I've gotten used to it. I'm an island, kind of like Antigua: hot and humid, definitely a destination of choice if you want to get freaky or just kick back. And pretty isolated."
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Brie Larson burst onto the scene with her critically acclaimed performance in Room. In an interview with Elle in 2016, the actress divulged that she drew on her own tough childhood for her work. Larson's parents divorced when she was ten years old, and by the time she was 26, she hadn't seen or spoken to her dad in more than ten years.
"When legally I didn't have to have visitation with him anymore, I jumped on it," Larson said. "As a kid I tried to understand him and understand the situation. But he didn't do himself any favors. I don't think he ever really wanted to be a parent. It wasn't until truly recently that I realized that's why so much of my work was so volatile."
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America
Profession: Poet, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
Credits: Room, 21 Jump Street, Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now
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Jennifer Aniston became estranged from her mother, Nancy Aniston, when Nancy wrote a book about their relationship entitled From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir.
Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
Credits: Friends, We're the Millers, The Iron Giant, Office Space
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Angelina Jolie has had long periods of estrangement from her father, Jon Voight, since her parents separated in 1976. They reconciled in 2001, but fell into another six years of estrangement before seemingly repairing their relationship in recent years.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
Credits: Maleficent, Changeling, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt
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Macaulay Culkin became legally emancipated from his parents when he was 14 years old. Around the same time in 1995, his parents got divorced, and Culkin has been estranged from his father, Kit, ever since.
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Child Actor, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Ri¢hie Ri¢h, My Girl
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