Nepotism Babies On The Rise Including Maude Apatow, Jaden Smith, & More!

These up-and-coming nepotism babies are starting to make careers of their own!

It’s a tale as old as time, highly-awarded celebrities have children, and alas, a star is born. Dan Levy, Emma Roberts, and Tracee Ellis Ross are just a few examples of “nepo-babies” we all know and love.

Now, the next generation of nepotism babies has arrived, and we’re here to present you with some up-and-comers to look out for!

Maude & Iris Apatow

Maude and Iris Apatow are daughters of famous director Judd Apatow and actress Leslie Mann. Maude Apatow established herself as a capable actress on HBO’s Euphoria as season two favorite, Lexie Howard. Maude’s little sister Iris has also become a hot topic as of late. Iris is BFFs and roommates with everyone’s favorite teen pop star, Olivia Rodrigo. She starred in Netflix original film The Bubble, released earlier this year. This sister duo is a force to be reckoned with.


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Gracie Abrams

Gracie Abrams is an up-and-coming indie singer. She was born to Star Wars producer and Lost creator J.J. Abrams, and movie producer Katie McGrath. Abrams is a nepotism baby who is lesser-known for her parents, and more recognized for her musical talents. Her most recent single was released in April of this year. When’s the album being released, Gracie?


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Maya Hawke

Calling all Stranger Things fans! Maya Hawke stepped into the spotlight as Robin on the hit Netflix series. She was born to two acting legends, Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. The young actress has had an incredible start to her career and we can’t wait to see what she does next!


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Willow & Jaden Smith

Willow and Jaden Smith are no strangers to the spotlight, but we believe their careers are just beginning. As children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow and Jaden are the nepotism babies of all nepotism babies. Both siblings have immersed themselves in the music scene, collaborating with the likes of Travis Barker, Avril Lavigne, and Justin Bieber, just to name a few. Interestingly enough, both Smith kids dropped their famed last name, going by the mononyms WILLOW and Jaden as artists.


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Lila Grace Moss Hack

Lila Grace Moss is following in her mother’s footsteps within the fashion industry. The 19-year-old beauty was born to Kate Moss and Dazed Media founder Jefferson Hack. Lila made her runway debut at last year’s Paris Fashion Week, opening for Miu Miu’, and has been keeping up appearances ever since. Lila attended the 2022 Met Gala with her mother, catching the attention of many.


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Allison Martinez

Allison Martinez is a senior Broadcast Journalism student at Washington State University who loves reporting on all things pop culture, sports, and news!