"It's not what you know, but who you know," according to the age old adage.
It may be a cliche, but it's true. It's difficult to navigate life without someone on the inside or a connection to propel you forward. There's a sure-fire technique to dig your way out of every resume buried deep in the enormous slush pile... if you just happen to know the proper person. Or, even better, you have a connection to the appropriate person. Not wallowing in anonymity and hoping for the best is the way to go.
However, it can also work in the opposite direction. This happens from time to time when well-known persons have well-known relatives. They may not want to be identified with their renowned fathers or anyone else to be able to stand on their own or avoid embarrassment. The causes for this differ. Here are some notable celebrities whose parents you may not realize you already know.
Jamie Lee Curtis is Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis' daughter
Liza Minelli is Judy Garland's daughter
Joss Whedon is a third-generation TV writer
Carrie Fisher is Debbie Reynold's daughter
Billie Lourd's is Carrie Fisher's daughter
Daisy Ridley's Great uncle is Arnold Ridley, known in the UK for Dad's Army
Stranger Things' Maya Hawke is Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman's daughter
Maude Apatow's parents are Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann
Euphoria creator Sam Levinson is Barry Levinson's son
Lily Collins is Phil Collins' daughter
Writer Joe Hill is Stephen King's son
Brennan Lee Mulligan's mom is playwright Elaine Lee