Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reunite in 22 Jump Street, bringing their bromantical form of humor to the mainstream. But while the dynamic duo dances and finishes each other’s sentences, we can’t take our eyes off of the shaggy blonde frat brother with a laser for an arm. It’s time to say hello to Wyatt Russell, son of famous couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, who makes his big break in the upcoming sequel (in theaters June 13).
The 27-year-old plays a charismatic college quarterback Zook, a student at Metropolitan City State University who quickly bonds with an undercover C. Tates. It’s a great role in what’s likely to be a massive movie, with the potential to open further doors. Despite having numerous family connections in show business — Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson are his half-siblings — Wyatt’s lived much of his life out of the spotlight and initially didn’t even want to become an actor. “[I] didn’t think acting would ever be something that I thought I’d be good at, so I just thought I’d give it a shot and it worked out,” he told Good Morning America earlier this week.
Talent and charisma can run in the family, so celebrity spawn jumping into the acting game comes as no surprise. From Damon Wayans, Jr. making people laugh to Jack Quaid scoring a role in the Hunger Games franchise, there’s a new crop of celebrity sons moving through the Hollywood machine. Blame it on genetics or access to top teachers, agents and doctors, but the success and beauty bestowed upon these famous families make us wonder where we went wrong in the birth canal. Because it is our duty to be on Nepotism Watch at all times, here are up-and-coming actors with recognizable last names who are lighting up the big and small screens.
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