Abby Elliott and Chris Elliott
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Stars’ children follow in their footsteps

Abby Elliott and Chris Elliott
Abby recently announced her departure from “Saturday Night Live,” after joining the show as a featured player during its 2008 season. Her dad, Chris, only lasted one season on “SNL,” but has had memorable comedic parts in numerous films and TV shows. (Associated Press / Los Angeles Times)
Ava Sambora and Heather Locklear
Heather Locklear‘s daughter Ava Sambora will appear in Judd Apatow‘s upcoming film “This Is Forty.”  (Christina House / For the Los Angeles Times; Peter Kramer / Getty Images)
Rumer Willis and Demi Moore
Rumer Willis, daughter of Demi Moore, right, and Bruce Willis, has appeared in several films and television shows. Above, she appears in 2008’s “Miss Guided.”  (Danny Feld / ABC; Jason Kempin / Getty Images)
Jaden Smith and Will Smith
Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith, right, and Jada Pinkett Smith, starred in 2010’s “The Karate Kid.” He also appeared with his father in “The Pursuit of Happyness.”  (Jason Kempin / Getty Images, Peter Kramer / Associated Press)
Joely Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave
Joely Richardson and her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, both appear in the 2011 film “Anonymous.”  (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press, Stan Honda / AFP)
Mamie Gummer and Meryl Streep
The daughter of Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, left, has appeared in several films, including 2008’s “Stop Loss.” She also has a role in the television drama “The Good Wife.”  (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times, Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Zoe Kravitz and Lenny Kravitz
Zoe Kravitz, the daughter of Lenny Kravitz, right, and Lisa Bonet, appeared in the 2010 film “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.” Her father will play Cinna in the 2012 film “The Hunger Games.”  (K.C. Bailey / Focus Features, Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn
Kate Hudson, daughter of Goldie Hawn, has appeared in several films, including 2000’s “Almost Famous.”  (Jay Clendenin / Los Angeles Times, Vince Bucci / Getty Images)
Connor Cruise and Tom Cruise
Connor Cruise, son of Tom Cruise, left, and Nicole Kidman, appears in 2011’s “Red Dawn.”  (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Eva Amurri and Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon‘s daughter Eva Amurri, right, has appeared in several film and television shows including 2004’s “Saved” and the series “Californication.”  (Charles Sykes / Associate Press)
Jack Quaid and Meg Ryan
Jack Quaid, son of Meg Ryan, right, and Dennis Quaid, will appear in the 2012 film “The Hunger Games.”  (Stefano Paltera / Associated Press, Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight
Angelina Jolie is the daughter of Jon Voight, shown above in the 1982 film “Get Out.”  (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images, Lorimar Productions)
Ben Stiller and Jerry Stiller
Ben Stiller, son of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, starred with both his parents in “Zoolander” in 2001.  (Kevin Winter / Getty Images, Los Angeles Times)
Rashida Jones and Peggy Lipton
Rashida Jones appears in the television show “Parks and Recreation.” She has also had several film roles. Her mother, Peggy Lipton, starred in the ‘60s television series “The Mod Squad.” Her father is record producer and musician Quincy Jones.  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times, Scott Gries / Getty Images)
Charlie Sheen and Martin Sheen
Charlie Sheen, left, is the son of Martin Sheen, shown here in his role as the president in the television series “West Wing.”  (Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated Press, David Rose / NBC)
Maude Apatow and Leslie Mann
Maude Apatow, the daughter of Leslie Mann, right, and director Judd Apatow, has appeared in her father’s films “Knocked Up” and “Funny People.” Her mother also appears in those films. They both are scheduled to appear in his 2012 film “This Is Forty.”  (Tracy Bennett / Universal Studios)
Colin Hanks and Tom Hanks
Colin Hanks, son of Tom Hanks, has appeared in several films and television shows.  (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times, Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)
Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner
Gwyneth Paltrow, daughter of Blythe Danner, won a best actress Oscar for “Shakespeare in Love” and, lately, had a recurring role in “Glee.” Her mother is most recently known for her role in the “Meet the Parents” films.  (Andrew Gombert / EPA, Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Jeff Bridges and Lloyd Bridges
Jeff Bridges, who won an Oscar for his performance in “Crazy Heart” in 2009 and starred in the recent Oscar-nominated Coen brothers film “True Grit,” is the son of Lloyd Bridges, who starred in the television series “Sea Hunt” in the ‘50s and ‘60s.  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times, Reed Saxon / Associated Press)
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Freddie Prinze
Freddie Prinze Jr. has starred in several films, including the Scooby Doo movies. His father, right, who committed suicide at the age of 22, starred in the 1970s comedy “Chico and the Man.”  (Los Angeles Times, NBC)
Tatum O’Neal and Ryan O’Neal
Tatum O’Neal starred with her father, Ryan O’Neal, in the 1973 film “Paper Moon.” She won an Oscar for her role.  (Paramount Pictures)
Kiefer Sutherland and Donald Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland, star of the television series “24,” is the son of Donald Sutherland, who has had a long film career, with roles including “Klute,” “The Dirty Dozen” and “MASH,” in which he played Hawkeye.  (Reed Saxon / Associated Press, Los Angeles Times)
Jamie Lee Curtis and Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis starred in the horror film “Halloween” in 1978. Her parents: Janet Leigh, known far and wide for her shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock‘s “Psycho,” and Tony Curtis, who has lengthy list of credits includes the film classic “Some Like It Hot.”  (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times, Associated Press)
Schuyler Fisk and Sissy Spacek
Schuyler Fisk, daughter of Sissy Spacek, has appeared in “Orange County,” “Snow Day” and “Dear John.” Her mother starred in the horror film “Carrie” in 1976 and won an Oscar for 1980’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”  (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus
Miley Cyrus, star of “Hannah Montana,” is the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus, who appeared in “Mulholland Dr.” in 2001 and had a role in the PAX television show “Doc.”  (PAX)