The key to success isn’t always talent or a strong work ethic. It is being born into riches and celebrity, regardless of whether you possess such attributes. Here are a few celebrities that are clear examples of nepotism in Hollywood:
1. Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson is third-gen famous. Tippi Hedren, Alfred Hitchcock’s muse, was her grandpa, and Melanie Griffith is her mother. Her real father is Don Johnson, and her stepfather is Antonio Banderas, which obviously helps. Dakota had been out of the industry for a decade when she chose to return, she scored a job in “The Social Network.” There was also a rumor that she and her Fifty Shades co-star Jamie Dornan had a major lack of passion to work together, because of her lack of competence.
2. Kylie and Kendall Jenner
Kendall and Kylie Jenner have been renowned since they were children. Because of their family’s reality TV program, they grew up with cameras following them everywhere. They can claim that they’ve worked really hard to get to where they are now, but let’s face it, they would have had to work much harder to break into the business if they weren’t half-sisters to the Kardashian sisters. Many of us would have forgotten about Kim and the family’s absurd show if it weren’t for her frequent presence in the media. Nepotism much?
3. Allison Williams
Almost the whole crew of Girls is a nepotism checklist. Lena Dunham is the daughter of artist and photographer Laurie Simmons, and Zosia Mamet is the granddaughter of renowned playwright David Mamet. Williams, on the other hand, definitely benefited the most from having a renowned father. She is the daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams, who is pals with Judd Apatow, the producer of Girls.
4. Smith, Jaden
Jaden has been handed a lot of things throughout the years. His father helped him break into a profitable acting career. Will didn’t have to hunt long to find a co-star for his film “The Pursuit of Happiness.” He was allowed to cast his son since he was one of the film’s producers. Following that, Jaden appeared in “The Day The Earth Stood Still.” He also won the lead part in the remake of “The Karate Kid,” opposite Jackie Chan, only a few years later as t his film too was co-produced by both of his parents.