19 Actors Who Have Worked With Their Children

One of our favorite things when it comes to actors in films is seeing when an adult actor works with their child. We love when a mother and daughter or father and son work together. Check out these actors who have worked with their children in film and TV!

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Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, Harry Potter
Warner Bros/Warner Bros.
Brendan Gleeson first appeared in the Harry Potter series in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, the beloved yet crazy mentor for the main character. As dedicated Potter fans, we didn't even realize that Brendan's son later appeared with him in a Potter film. Domhnall Gleeson first appeared in the Harry Potter series as Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The father-son duo appeared in the scene with the 7 Harrys where Mad-Eye's plan was to use polyjuice potion in order to trick the Death Eaters and Voldemort.
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Will Smith
Will Smith
Columbia Pictures via Everett Collection
Will is no stranger to working with his children. His oldest son, Trey, appeared in the video for “Just The Two of Us.” The first time Will worked with his son Jaden was for the biopic The Pursuit of Happyness and then years later, they reunited for After Earth. He’s also worked with his daughter Willow, when she played his daughter Marley in I Am Legend.
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Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
Walt Disney Studios
Angie has said one of the reasons Vivienne was Aurora in Maleficent was because all of the other children were too afraid to approach her when she was in full costume.
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Jon Voight
Jon Voight
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It looks like Angie got working with your kids from her own dad! The pair appeared together in the film that really helped launch Jolie’s career, Laura Croft: Tomb Raider.
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Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith
Splash News
Jada doesn’t let Will hog all the family fun! For her film, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa she was joined by her daughter, Willow, who voiced the younger version of her character Gloria.
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Leslie Mann
Leslie Mann
Universal Pictures via Everett Collection
This is either a fact you’ve known forever or never realized, but those little blonde girls who pop up in most of Leslie’s movies are her own kids! Her daughters, Iris and Maude Apatow have appeared in Knocked up, This is 40, and Funny People alongside of her.
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Tina Fey
Tina Fey
NBC
In an episode of 30 Rock Fey’s daughter, Alice Richmond, played a young Liz Lemon and it was perfect.
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Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
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By the time Rocky V came around, Sylvester decided to switch things up and bring one of his kids, Sage Stallone, into the mix.
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Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Focus Features via Everett Collection
In the film EveningMeryl is joined by her eldest daughter, Mamie Gummer, to portray one character, 50 years apart. So, though they have no scenes together, it’s easy to see where Mamie get’s her inspiration and talent from. Meryl’s younger daughter, Grace Gummer, took after big sis Mamie, and portrayed a younger version of her mother in the film The House Of Spirits.
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Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
Fox Searchlight via Everett Collection
In The Banger Sisters. A film about two former groupies, Eva Amurri Martino and Susan Sarandon act out real life, on-screen by playing a mother and a daughter.
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Demi Moore
Demi Moore
Columbia Pictures via Everett Collection
In a movie about the past and the present, Rumer Willis was still too young to play her mother’s past-self, but instead played her little sister in the movie Now and Then. The following year they teamed back up to play a mother-daughter duo in Striptease, the film where a FBI secretary loses custody of her daughter and has to become a stripper.
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Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
Miramax Films
Rumer just loves to play her parents’ child! In Hostage she is Amanda Talley, the daughter of a police negotiator, AKA her real-life pops, Bruce Willis.
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Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
Paramount Pictures via Everett Collection
So this is a behind-the-scenes and on the screen duo. For The Godfather: Part III Francis cast his daughter Sofia as the daughter of Michael Corleone and received a lot of criticism for his choice.
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Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
AMC
Cranston had his daughter, Taylor Cranston, appear in an episode of Breaking Bad that he directed in 2010.
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Jerry Stiller
Jerry Stiller
Paramount Pictures via Everett Collection
One of our favorite father-son collaborations still has to be Jerry (an old and obnoxious modeling manager) and Ben Stiller (naïve male model) in Zoolander.
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Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Magnolia Pictures via Everett Collection
In The Great Buck Howard, Colin Hanks plays a man who defies his father, Tom Hanks, and leaves law school so he can pursue his dream of becoming a writer in L.A.
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Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus
Disney Channel
I don’t think anyone can forget Bill Ray and Miley were on Hannah Montana together, but we’ve got to add it to the list, because if it wasn’t for Billy’s old fame from “Achey Breaky Heart”, we wouldn’t have the Miley Cyrus we do today. So, thanks for that.
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Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
Focus Features via Everett Collection
Gwyneth Paltrow starred in Sylvia, the film depicting the life of Sylvia Plath and was joined by her real-life mother, Blythe Danner, to play her on-screen mother.
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Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
20th Century Fox Film via Everett Collection
Martin Sheen loves to play his sons’ father in films. One everyone remembers is when he played Bud Fox’s (Charlie Sheen) father in Wall Street. But he’s also been Charlie’s father in No Code of Conduct and two episodes of Spin City. He’s also portrayed the father for his son, Emilio Estevez, in The War at Home, In the Custody of Strangers, and The Way.

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