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Famous Children Who Have Made Their Own Names in Different Industries

List RulesFamous kids of famous people who found their fame in completely different fields than their parents.

Usually in famous Hollywood families, the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. All you have to do is look at the Smith family (Will, Jada, Jaden, and Willow) to see that celebs usually breed another generation of celebs. But what about those famous offspring who have decided to go in different directions than mom and dad? 

This list of famous children who have made their own names in different industries celebrates those "kids" who have taken different paths than their famous parents. These are the Anderson Coopers, Dylan Laurens, and Stella McCartneys of the world - those famous children in different industries than their parents. 

Alison Williams went the acting route, rather than pursue journalism like her father, anchorman Brian Williams. Chet Hanks (Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's son) eschewed acting for rapping. And Dylan Lauren (Ralph Lauren's daughter) skipped out on fashion and design to become the queen of cool candy. 

As this list proves, there's no reason you have to follow in your parents' footsteps if you don't want to - you can strike out on your own and be just as (or even more) successful!