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9 Celebrities Whose Parents Have Been In Prison

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List of Celebrities Whose Parents Have Been in Prison, ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous people came from less than traditional upbringings because their parents spent time in prison. Some of these famous people's mothers were actually pregnant with their future stars while they were incarcerated. One famous actor's father was convicted of multiple murders.

Who is the most famous person whose parents have been in prison? Lindsay Lohan tops our list. The Mean Girls actress's father Michael Lohan has been in and out of prison. The list of charges against him include insider trading, driving under the influence, and assault. Hunger Games actor Woody Harrelson's father spent most of his life in prison after being convicted of two murder charges. He attempted to escape in 1995, but he was caught and sent to the Supermax prison ADX Florence.

"Gossip Girl" actress Leighton Meester's mother was serving time in prison on drug charges throughout her pregnancy.Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur was very involved in the Black Panthers party, and she spent almost a year in jail for conspiracy against the U.S. government. She was acquitted of all charges, and Tupac was born one month after her release from jail.

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  • "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler's father, Bo, was in and out of jail when she was a child. He served 3 years for aggravated assault and battery related to a 2003 stabbing. In 2013, he was listed as a fugitive in Florda after violating his probation. Pickler was raised primarily by her grandparents.
    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Albemarle, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Gender: Female

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