Many children of celebrities have tried their hand at acting, sometimes following directly in their parents' footsteps. Occasionally they play the same role once played by a parent, or work with the same filmmaker, or sometimes even portray their parent in film or TV. This happens because Hollywood loves a good story. If for no other reason, an interesting backstory involving the making of a movie is something that can be used for promotional efforts. Because audiences also love a good story.
The actors listed below may not have been cast exclusively for their familial connection to a particular role, but it adds another layer to the performance to see them carry on the legacy of their famous parent. Often these opportunities serve as a launching point for the career of the next generation of entertainer in the family. Which actor below do you feel did their parent's legacy proud? Vote up your favorites!
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Zoe Perry Played Sheldon's Mom In 'Young Sheldon' After Her Mother, Laurie Metcalf, Played The Same Role On 'The Big Bang Theory'
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