If you’re on Twitter for any amount of time, you’ve probably crossed paths with tweets talking about generational wealth and wealthy families. But what about generational fame and family fame? Here’s an article to fill that gap. Here are the 10 most popular families in Hollywood.
If you’re not living your life under a rock, you’ve probably seen movies from Warner Brothers. Sure, none of them are alive anymore, but they’re still the first and (arguably) the most famous family in Hollywood. Warner Brothers was a film studio that was started by four Jewish brothers: Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner. As the studio prospered, it got funding from Wall Street and continued to grow through the 1920s until it became the Hollywood behemoth that it is today.
Okay, so, technically, the Osbourne family is English, but Ozzy Osbourne’s world-spanning career as a rock icon has made him famous worldwide. Later, the hit reality TV show, The Osbournes, put the rest of the family on the map. From Ozzy’s wife (who, honestly, should be credited with at least 50% of Ozzy’s fame and 90% of his longevity as a worldwide rock star) to Ozzy’s children — keeping up with the family was a very exciting way to spend an hour or two on MTV. Remember when MTV had shows that were actually interesting? I sure do.
Here’s another group of brothers where everyone is famous too! There’s Alec Baldwin, obviously. He’s been in 30 Rock, in classic movies like Glengarry Glen Ross, and, of course, he’s one of the most frequent guests on Saturday Night Live.
But it’s not all Alec in the Baldwin family! Stephen, William, and Daniel Baldwin are famous in their own right! Stephen Baldwin is an actor, director, producer, and political activists. You might know him from the movie The Usual Suspects or the TV show The Apprentice. William Baldwin basin Backdraft, Northern Rescue, and Fair Game. And, finally, you might know Daniel Baldwin from his roles in Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Grey Gardens, and Bare Witness.
Here’s a family that has definitely come far due to some friendly family competition. The Wayan family is full of famous people. There’s Chaunté, Damon, Kim, Marlon, Damon Jr., and Shawn Ryan, all of them famous in their own rights! You might know some (or all) of the Wayans tom their roles in Scary Movie, The Wayans Bros., White Chicks, and Little Man!