Even in Hollywood the father-daughter relationship can be a special thing, and many well-known celebrity dads have grown daughters who have followed them into the limelight. In honor of Father's Day, we're paying tribute to some famous dads whose little girls grew up to be successful on their own, while following in daddy's footsteps.
Jon Voight won an Oscar in 1979 for his role in the film "Coming Home." Twenty-one years later, his daughter Angelina Jolie received an Academy Award for the 2000 film, "Girl Interrupted." Though the two have had a tumultuous relationship, the formerly-estranged pair have recently reconciled, and Voight couldn't be happier to be part of his daughter's life and family again.
Italian-American actor Paul Sorvino is well-known for his roles in "Goodfellas" and "Romeo+Juliet," but his proudest accomplishment might be his daughter Mira. The blonde beauty won an Oscar in 1996 for the film "Mighty Aphrodite," and she went on to star in "Mimic" and "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion."
Actress Liv Tyler knew Aerosmith rocker and "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler was her dad, despite being told she was someone else's daughter. Liv was raised by singer Todd Rundgren until she was nine, when she saw her Tyler and realized how much she resembled his other daughter, Mia. Liv says she now has "two dads instead of one," and Steven voiced the song "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" for Liv's movie "Armageddon."
Actress, writer, and director Sofia Coppola won an Oscar for the 2003 film "Lost in Translation," following in the footsteps of her father, Francis Ford Coppola. Francis, a five-time Academy Award-winner, has produced scores of well-known films, including his daughter's Oscar-winning masterpiece and the "Godfather" films.
He's not running for President, but The Donald and his daughter Ivanka Trump make up another dynamic father-daughter team. The real estate mogul branched out into show business with his hit series "The Apprentice," which his daughter Ivanka is now a part of. Smart and savvy just like her dad, only with better hair, Ivanka is being groomed to take an active role in her father's many business endeavors.
Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Dern of "Coming Home," "Monster," and "Last Man Standing" passed on his acting genes to his daughter Laura. The "Jurassic Park" actress was herself nominated for an Academy Award for her work in the film "Rambling Rose," which also starred Laura's mother and Bruce's former wife Diane Ladd.
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