Who’s Your Daddy? Five of Today’s Top Stars Who Had Big Time Help From Their Dads.

Feb 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm |

Becoming a star takes talent, hard work, luck, and knowing the right people. In the case of these five celebs, daddy has been more than a little bit of help. Who’s their daddy? Let’s take a look.

5. Allison Williams

Allison Williams & Brian Williams

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Known most recently for her role as Marnie Michaels in the series Girls, Allison also appeared in The Mindy Project, and Will & Kate: Before Happily Ever After. Allison certainly got a leg up in the business when she was introduced to boy band Hanson by her dad. Her famous father, NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams, was a fan of the band. The Huffington Post has an interesting article on the actress, her role as Marnie and what gives her dad “unmitigated joy.”

4. Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson & Don Johnson

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Dakota Johnson’s film credits include 21 Jump Street, The Social Network, Beastly, Theo, and more. Her biggest role is yet to come however, as she plays  Anastasia Steele in the much anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey. Dakota’s daddy, Don Johnson, was star of TV’s mega hit Miami Vice. Of course having a famous mom like Melanie Griffin doesn’t hurt either. MTV has the first still photo of the film, slated for release on Valentine’s Day 2015.

3.  Liv Tyler

Liv and Steven Tyler

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Liv has appeared in a wide range of films including The Incredible Hulk, Lord of the Rings, Jersey Girl, and the sci-fi thriller Armageddon. Interesting enough, the theme for Armageddon, “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” was sung by Liv’s daddy, Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith. Gossip website ShowBizSpy has Liv’s take on her famous dad.

2.  Angelina Jolie

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The actress was named Forbe’s Magazine’s highest paid actress for three years. Her distinguished career includes an Academy Award and a trio of Golden Globes. Her first film role? Appearing with famous dad Jon Voight in 1982’s Looking to Get Out. The U.K.’s Daily Mail has the latest rumors on the star, her weight, and her relationship with Brad Pitt.

1.  Miley Cyrus

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No secret that country singer Billy Ray Cyrus has played a major role in the career of daughter Miley. He continues to stand by every bizarre move she makes. The latest Miley rumors have her breaking up a relationship between Academy Award nominees Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto. People Magazine talks about these “rumors” in a recent article.

Learn more about your favorite stars and how their famous dads may have helped them succeed.