There’s been a lot of talk lately about nepotism babies—celebrities who might be successful in the industry just because of their famous family members.
Which got us thinking: how many Canadian nepotism kids are out there lurking in the wild? Who out there is raking in the big bucks just because of their famous mom, dad, or sibling? Let’s go through the list:
Probably one of the most famous Canadian children is our current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
His father, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, was Canada’s 15th Prime Minister. Pierre and his wife Margaret Sinclair gave birth to Justin on December 25, 1971.
Brandon Thomas Lee is the son of Canadian Pamela Anderson and rocker Tommy Lee.
Max Domi is the son of former Maple Leaf Tie Domi. He is also currently a professional hockey player with The Chicago Blackhawks.
Speaking of hockey, Paulina Gretzky is the daughter of Canadian icon Wayne Gretzky.
She appeared in Adults 2, Alpha dog and even recorded a song that appeared on Laguna Beach soundtrack. She also just married longtime partner, professional golfer Dustin Johnson.
Kiefer Sutherland is the son of famous Canadian actors Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas.
Not only that, but his grandfather (Shirley Douglas’ father) was Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944-1961.
The lineage of nepotism continued when Kiefer had a daughter Sarah Sutherland with his first wife Camelia Kath. You may recognize Sarah from her work Veep she plays the daughter of Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).
If you remember the late great comedian Alan Thicke, you probably know that one of his descendants is the singer and Masked singer referee Robin Thicke.
Now it may not be the most insidious of nepo babies, but Arrow superhero Stephen Amell is cousin to actor Robbie Amell. Not brothers, as I had previously assumed.
Robbie played in lightning and record and appears alongside his cousin Stephen v Code 8: Part II coming to Netflix soon.
Food Network personality and restaurateur Susur Lee has three children who are in the industry. The youngest Jet Bent Lee has a thriving account on YouTube and TikTok, where among other things he challenges his foodie to make fast food fantasy.
Meanwhile, Kai Lee runs a fashion line and even opened a now-defunct restaurant with his friend Drake.
And honestly, does Levi seem to be doing the same? Good for them.
Who could forget Levy’s? You can see Dan and his iconic family eyebrows in the new HBO Max series Big brunch which the executive also produces.
Meanwhile, Sarah is a new mom and the star of a SyFy series Surreal Estate.
The late Canadian filmmaker Ivan Reitman is the father Working moms star Catherine Reitman. Catherine wears many hats on the show, including actor, writer, executive producer and director.
Ivan is also the father of actor, producer and director Jason Reitman, whose work includes Ghostbusters: Afterlife, In the air and Juno.
Who did I miss? Leave a comment and let me know.
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