Honoree Zoe Kravitz and presenter Lisa Bonet attend the InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Becoming a famous actor, singer, model, or artist takes hard work, talent, and a lot of luck. But for some, star quality may run in the family. Sure, nepo babies are a thing, but when the latent backs up the connections these stars are born with, we have to give credit where it’s due.

Some of our favorite actors have given birth to some equally talented actors. The folks who come to mind are Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan’s son, Jack Quaid, who we know as the lead actor in The Boys television series. Jack, 32, has been on the satirical superhero show since 2019 and has since appeared in Oppenheimer and in the Scream remake.

Looking up family trees, there are a plethora of celebrities with equally — if not more — famous mothers. These women have not only found success in their own careers, but have passed along the superstar bug to their sons, daughters — and even their grandchildren, too.

Some famous mother-child duos may sound familiar: Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher, for example, made news when they both died within a day of each other in late 2016. Others, however, may come as more of a surprise as some celebrities are more secretive when it comes to their star-studded lineage. For instance, we had no idea that Meryl Streep’s daughter won an award for her acting abilities in theater! Streep has four children, two of whom are actors, one a musician, and another a model.

See below which moms of celebrities are as famous as their kids:

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