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Check out this list of famous children of alcoholics, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. It's no secret that many celebrities have struggled with addiction to alcohol, but many famous actors, actresses, and musicians were also raised by parents who were alcoholics. Some of these celebrities live sober lives because of the alcohol abuse that they witnessed growing up, while others were propelled into their own addictions.

Who is the most famous person who is the child of an alcoholic? Halle Berry tops our list. Halle Berry's father was an alcoholic with a history of abuse who abandoned the family when Berry was just a child. Drew Barrymore witnessed her father's drug abuse and alcoholism, which may have contributed to her own well publicized struggles.

Several famous men also grew-up with addicted parents. Charlie Sheen has famously dabbled in addictive substances, and his father, Martin Sheen, is a recovered alcoholic as well. Other famous people whose parents were alcoholics include Charlize Theron, Adele, and Demi Moore.

Do you think that growing up with an alcohol-addicted parent makes someone more likely to struggle with addiction themselves? Share your thoughts on the adult children of alcoholics in the comments section.

Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Children of Alcoholics
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Halle Berry's father was an alcoholic with a history of abuse.

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Halle Maria Berry is an American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in the romantic drama Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2015, the only woman of color to win an Oscar for a leading role. She was one of the highest ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: X-Men: The Last Stand, Cloud Atlas, X-Men 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Children of Alcoholics
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Charlize Theron's father was an abusive alcoholic. Her mother killed her father in self-defense when Theron was a teen.

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Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress, producer, and fashion model. She starred in early films in the late 1990s, such as The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young and The Cider House Rules. Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, ...more

Age: 41

Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Profession: Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus, Monster, Hancock

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Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Children of Alcoholics
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Charlie Sheen is known for his public battles with addiction, but his father, Martin Sheen, also struggled with alcoholism.

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Carlos Irwin Estévez, best known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. Sheen rose to fame after a series of successful films such as Platoon, Lucas, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Wall Street, Young Guns, Eight Men Out, Major League, Hot Shots!, The Three Musketeers, The Arrival, Money ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Two and a Half Men, Wall Street, Anger Management, Hot Shots!

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Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Children of Alcoholics
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Drew Barrymore's father's drug abuse and alcoholism may have contributed to Drew's own youthful struggles with addiction.

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Drew Blyth Barrymore is an American actress, model, producer, director and author. She is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is a granddaughter of film legend John Barrymore. Barrymore first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months ...more

Age: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Culver City, + more

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: Donnie Darko, Charlie's Angels, Scream, My Date with Drew

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