16 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Have Famous Fathers
Most of us know about the really famous celebrity-father duos, like Will Smith and his children, Willow and Jaden, or Jennifer Aniston and her dad soap opera star Jon Aniston; however, there a number of stars in Hollywood that aren’t known for being children of famous parents. We’ve tracked down 16 celebrities who you didn’t know have famous fathers:
16. Allison Williams
Actress Allison Williams is best known for her role as Marnie Michaels on the HBO series Girls and her critically acclaimed performance in the horror flick Get Out, but before this, she was known for being the daughter of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. Her father isn’t the only family member to work in television. Her mother, Jane Gillan Stoddard, is TV producer, and her brother, Doug, is the late-night anchor of Geico SportsNite.
15. Lily Collins
Actress Lily Collins is the daughter of musician Phil Collins and his second wife, socialite Jill Tavelman. After her parents divorced when she was five, her relationship with her dad became tumultuous, which led to them becoming estranged. “Because my dad was often gone, I never wanted to do anything that would make him stay away even longer,” she wrote in her memoir Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me. “I became extra careful about what I said and how I said it, afraid he’d think I was angry or didn’t love him. And the truth is, I was angry. I missed him and wanted him there.” Now, she and her dad have reconnected and she’s forgiven him for being absent from her life when she was growing up.