25+ Celebrities Who Starred With Their Kids in Films and TV Shows

Parents always want to help their kids in pursuing their dream. Additionally, they can support their children who want to work in the same field as them.
When it comes to actors, one of our favorite things to see in Hollywood is when actors share the screen with their kids. It's common for parents to act alongside their kids; it's a great way to maintain it in the family and continue the legacy. We love it when a mother or a father and their child collaborate.
Celebrities may even find it easy to act together with their kids because it allows them to spend quality time together. We all know that making movies takes time and effort; celebrities can go months without seeing their families. So, with that said, let's look at some movies in which parents acted with their children.

#1 Andie MacDowell & Margaret Qualley

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In Netflix's Maid, Margaret Qualley had the chance to co-star with her mother, actress Andie MacDowell. According to Qualley to Collider, the casting was her idea.
She referred to their time spent together on-screen as "one of the more surreal experiences of my life."

#2 Angelina Jolie & Vivienne Jolie-Pitt


Jolie had no intention of having any of her kids appear in the movie Maleficent when she took on the role of its evil title character.
But as Jolie explained to Entertainment Weekly, "the other three and four-year-old [performers] wouldn't come near me," so her daughter Vivienne ended up playing baby Princess Aurora.

#3 Billy Ray Cyrus & Miley Cyrus

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Billy Ray Cyrus is a model father both on and off the screen. The country singer co-starred with his daughter Miley Cyrus in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, where he plays a role aptly named Robby Ray.

#4 Charlie & Martin Sheen

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Martin Sheen and his son Charlie have appeared in several films, including Wall Street and No Code of Conduct, as well as the television series Spin City.

#5 Chris, Tristan & India Hemsworth

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Two of Chris Hemsworth's children make their Marvel Cinematic Universe debuts in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Tristan, one of his twins, plays a younger version of Hemsworth's main character. Meanwhile, the actor told Kevin McCarthy of Entertainment Weekly that his daughter, India, "plays the character of Love."

#6 Clint & Scott Eastwood

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When your father is Clint Eastwood, movies are virtually instilled in you. Scott has appeared in several films directed by his father, including Flags of Our Fathers, Gran Torino, Invictus, and Trouble with the Curve.
He told GQ about his father, "I've tried to take every opportunity I can to learn from him... Every chance I get, I'm trying to be on set with him."

#7 Demi Moore & Rumer Willis

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Demi Moore co-starred in Striptease with her daughter Rumer Willis in 1996, a film about a mother who turns to dance to pay the bills. She said that there was no shame in her daughter witnessing her portrayal of a stripper.
Rumer would also appear in the 2005 film Hostage alongside her father, Bruce Willis.

#8 Domhnall Gleeson & Brendan Gleeson

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Would these two agree that working together is fantastic? Brandon Gleeson played Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, while his son played Bill Weasley in Harry Potter. They eventually shared a scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I.

#9 Donald & Kiefer Sutherland

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Kiefer Sutherland told Good Morning America in 2016 about working on Forsaken with his father, Donald Sutherland "We'd been in one movie together, A Time to Kill, but we had never actually exchanged a line of dialogue together. I've watched him my whole life and to have the opportunity to work with him was something I've wanted my whole career."

#10 Eugene & Dan Levy

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In their Emmy-winning series Schitt's Creek, Eugene, and Dan Levy portrayed the hilarious father-son duo of Johnny and David Rose.
Dan told Today about working with his father, the series' co-creator "You have to really respect the person you're working with and I think when you do, it makes for a very easy go of things. I have so long admired what my dad had done and … I think he really let me have space to find my own footing." He said that his father taught him an important lesson.

#11 George & Mayan Lopez

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Lopez Vs. Lopez will feature the father-daughter duo on screen together.  According to Deadline, the pair starred in and produced the project together in October 2021.

#12 Henry & Jane Fonda

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In the 1981 film On Golden Pond, Jane Fonda co-starred with her famous father, Henry Fonda.
The pair were the first father/daughter squad to be nominated for Academy Awards, with Henry taking home the award for Best Actor. Jane accepted the award for him.

#13 Johnny Depp & Lily-Rose Depp


One of Lily-Rose Depp's first acting roles was in the 2014 film Tusk, which starred her famous father. In 2016, she was cast in a greater role alongside him in Yoga Losers.
When asked if she'd ever act with her dad again, she told Entertainment Tonight, "Never say never," but she also said that making it a family affair isn't her top priority when auditioning.

#14 Kurt Russell & Kate Hudson

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Kate Hudson has never worked with her famous mother, Goldie Hawn, but she has with her "Pa," Kurt Russell. The pair appeared in the 2016 film Deepwater Horizon. She told Ellen DeGeneres that, although their time together in the movie is limited, she enjoyed working with Russell.

#15 Leslie Mann & Iris and Maude Apatow

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Judd Apatow believes in combining family and business. His daughters, Maude and Iris, have appeared alongside their mother, Leslie Mann, in both Knocked Up and This Is 40.

#16 Martin Sheen & Emilio Estevez

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Martin Sheen and his son Charlie have appeared in films such as Wall Street and No Code of Conduct, as well as on the television series Spin City.

#17 Meryl Streep & Mamie Gummer

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Mamie Gummer, the Academy Award-winning actress, co-starred in Ricki and the Flash. The actresses play a mother-daughter duo who have a strained relationship in the film.
Mamie has previously appeared onscreen with her mother, playing Meryl's baby in the 1986 film Heartburn.

#18 Noah Wyle & Auden

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Wyle's daughter appeared in his series, Leverage: Redemption, as did her mother, Sara Wells. To TV Insider, Wyles raved about the experience, claiming, "That to me was one of the highlights of the season: I got to work with my own daughter."

#19 Ralph & Julia Macchio

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Julia Macchio makes her first appearance on screen with her father, Ralph Macchio, in episode 8 of the latest season of Cobra Kai.
While Ralph is best known for his role as Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid films and Netflix's follow-up series Cobra Kai, Julia joins the cast as Daniel's cousin Vanessa LaRusso, who gives him and his wife Amanda a crash course in parenting.

#20 Robin Williams & Zelda Williams

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The late actor, who died in 2014, co-starred in the 2004 film House of D with his daughter Zelda.

#21 Sean & Dylan Penn

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Sean Penn co-starred in the 2021 film Flag Day with his daughter, Dylan Frances Penn. Dylan described the experience to Vogue, saying, "...from the first day [on set], I knew things were going to go well. It just felt right." Her father, she continued, "was just really fun to act with and gave me so much to work with."

#22 Sylvester & Sage Stallone

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Sage, Stallone's real-life son, was able to appear on screen alongside him when he played Rocky Jr. in Rocky V. In 2012, Sage tragically passed away.

#23 Taika, Matewa Kiritapu & Te Kainga O'Te Hinekahu Waititi


Hemsworth noted that the children of the director Taika Waititi and the actors Christian Bale and Natalie Portman also make appearances in the movie.
Hemsworth said to McCarthy. "It felt like a one-off fun family experience. I don't want them to now go and be child stars and actors. It was just a special experience we all had. They loved it, they had a great time."

#24 Thandiwe Newton & Nico Parker

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In the 2021 movie Reminiscence, Thandiwe Newton and her daughter Nico Parker got to share the screen. Parker, who made her acting debut in the live-action remake of Dumbo, claims she doesn't seek acting advice from her well-known parents.

#25 Tina Fey & Alice Richmond

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When Alice Richmond played Liz Lemon from 30 Rock in a flashback scene, Tina Fey, her mother, was an exact replica. Fey also cast daughter Penelope as a child influencer on her most recent sitcom, Girls5Eva, even though she didn't share a scene with her since she only had a cameo herself.

#26 Will & Jaden Smith

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About working on Forsaken with his father, Kiefer Sutherland spoke to Good Morning America in 2016 "We'd been in one movie together, A Time to Kill, but we had never actually exchanged a line of dialogue together. I've watched him my whole life and to have the opportunity to work with him was something I've wanted my whole career."
He added, "The experience is something I will never forget. It was the most time I've actually spent with my father at one time in my life. It's a memory and an experience I'll treasure the rest of my life."
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