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Actors From Hollywood’s ‘Average List’ That Have Ultra-Famous Parents

It is quite common for Hollywood actors to make it easy for their sons and daughters to make a mark in the industry. But not all these actors have what it takes to make it big. Some of them still remain average despite having ultra-famous parents. The business runs in their blood but not into their pockets for sure. These actors will forever remain in the average list because their famous parents’ careers is just way too hard to beat.

While we are in no way disparaging these actors, we just want to say some of them have become way too comfortable with what they have right now.

Mamie Gummer Is The Daughter Of Meryl Streep

Actors From Hollywood's 'Average List'
Mamie Gummer & Meryl Streep

Mamie Gummer is not as well-known a name. But you may recognize her face from shows like The Good Wife, Off The Map, and The Good Fight. She has had a significant TV world presence but could never make it big in the big screens. On the contrary, her mother has made (and still keeps making) strides in Hollywood. Because Mamie Gummer’s mother is none other than the legendary Meryl Streep. The eldest of Streep’s children, Mamie is all praises about her mom despite her fame eclipsing her own:

“Her priority was being our mother, not being a celebrity, and it certainly wasn’t like we had Warren Beatty to the house every Thursday.”

Billie Lourd Is Carrie Fisher’s Child

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Billie Lourd & Carrie Fisher

Another average actor who is yet to make major splashes in the industry, Lourd is known mostly for her TV roles. She appeared in shows like American Horror Story and Scream Queens. Billie Lourd had grown distant with her mom not being able to bridge the gap she had with her daughter in her personal life. Fisher passed away in 2016 but the two did manage to share a screen together during The Last Jedi’s filming. In the Ellen DeGeneres show, Lourd said this about her late mother:

 “I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason, and I think I ended up in that movie for a reason,”

Oliver Hudson Has Not One But Three Famous Parents

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Oliver Hudson & Kurt Russell

While her sister is a known face in the movie industry, Oliver Hudson’s footprint has not been that big enough. He does bag roles in fairly famous projects like The Cleaning Lady and Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles opposite Kurt Russell. Oliver Hudson’s career will probably always remain under the shadow of his famous parents. His biological father is legendary musician Bill Hudson. His mom is none other than Goldie Hawn. His step-dad is Kurt Russell. Despite having three famous parents. Oliver Hudson finds it very hard to get out of the ‘Hollywood Average List’.

O’Shea Jackson Jr. Is The Son Of Ice Cube

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O’Shea & Ice Cube

Both O’Shea and Ice Cube have made it big in the music industry as rappers. O’Shea goes by the stage name of OMG. Both have also tried their hand in acting. Ice Cube has appeared in movies like Boyz n the Hood and xXx: State Of The Union. O’Shea Jackson Jr. made his acting debut with Straight Outta Compton. O’Shea loves his father though and does not let his dad’s over-arching fame get to him. He says that his father taught him to:

“always tell the truth. … Don’t try to hide nothing. Don’t try to sugarcoat too much because if they don’t find the truth from you, they’ll never trust you.”

Eva Amurri Is Susan Sarandon’s Daughter

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Eva Amurri & Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon is a Hollywood force of nature. She was, is, and shall forever remain one of the greatest actors in the industry. Her daughter though, is yet to make a mark. Eva Amurri Martino is the child of Susan Sarandon. Her greatest film achievement have always been in movies where she co-starred with her own mom. 1995’s Dead Man Walking, 2012’s That’s My Boy, and even making it to an episode of Friends, she has always been forced to share the screen with Susan Sarandon. having famous parents is not easy and Amurri explains why:

“I think the biggest lesson there was just the permission to want a lot for yourself, career-wise, as a woman. I think that was extremely valuable to me.”

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at FandomWire. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!