When your parents are some of the biggest stars in Tinseltown, stepping in front of the camera might not seem like such a big leap. Will Smith is, of course, one of the most profitable, successful stars in Hollywood history. His son Jaden Smith looks like he’s going to follow in his footsteps this week when he stars in the remake of “The Karate Kid.”
Click ahead to see other celebrity kids who are also pursuing careers in front of the camera.
Connor Cruise, the adopted son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, first hit the big screen playing the younger version of Will Smith in “Seven Pounds.” He was slated to star opposite Chris Hemsworth in the remake of the ’80s hit “Red Dawn“, but the future of that project is subject for debate. No word on what Connor’s next gig is going to be.
Rumer has been in front of the camera since she was born. Literally. Her mom Demi Moore hired a videographer to film her birth. It’s not surprising, then, that Rumer went on to pursue a career in front of the camera. She played a sorority sister in “House Bunny” and then once again in “Sorority Row.” Most recently she can be seen on the TV series ‘90210.’
FAMOUS PARENT: Eric Roberts
The niece of Julia and the daughter of Eric, Emma Roberts has showbiz in her blood. After debuting in the Nickelodeon series “Unfabulous” she starred in flicks like “Aquamarine,” “Nancy Drew” and “Hotel for Dogs.” Most recently, she was tapped for the starring role in the upcoming “Scream” reboot. She might have a future as bright as her Oscar-winning aunt’s.
FAMOUS PARENT: Susan Sarandon
The daughter of the Oscar-winning actress and Italian director Franco Amurri, Eva first appeared on the silver screen opposite her mother in “The Banger Sisters.” Since then, she’s been building up her resume in movies like “New York, I Love You” and “The Education of Charlie Banks.” Most recently she played the stripper/student love interest for Hank Moody in the third season of “Californication.”
FAMOUS PARENT: Meryl Streep
Gummer got her first acting gig on her mom’s feature “Heartburn” at the ripe old age of three. Since graduating from Northwestern University a few years ago, Gummer has been building her acting cred on the stage, on the small screen and in movies like “The Hoax“, “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” and Ang Lee’s “Taking Woodstock.”
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FAMOUS PARENT: Ron Howard
Unlike some on this list, Bryce Dallas Howard was sheltered at an early age from the craziness of Tinseltown — growing up in Connecticut and restricted from watching TV. In spite of this, she grew up to be an actress. She first garnered critical attention on Broadway and Hollywood soon came calling. Her first leading role was in M. Night Shylamalan’s “The Village.” Later, she landed roles in Lars Von Trier’s “Mandalay,” “Spider Man 3” and in the upcoming vampire epic, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”