Bobby Brazier, son of Jade Goody and Jeff Brazier has landed a role in EastEnders, and has explained that he is “very grateful” for the opportunity.
19-year-old Brazier is not the only young star to be born to famous parents and break out on his own. In fact, many of the famous actors and singers you know and love have well-known relatives.
Let’s take a look at a few of these, including their careers and star-studded family trees, below…
Bobby Brazier joins Eastenders
Bobby Brazier, the son of later Big Brother star Jade Goody, and reality TV star Jeff Brazier, has secured a role on EastEnders as Freddie Slater.
18-year-old Freddie is the son of Maureen Slater and was last seen in Walford in 2006 when he and his mother left to start a new life. He is mischievous, but has a “heart of gold”, according to show bosses.
“I’m really excited to be joining the cast of EastEnders – so far it’s been perfect. Everybody has been so beautiful to me and made settling in easier than I could’ve hoped,” Brazier said of the role.
He continued on: “Stepping into the acting world has always been a vision of mine and doing that with EastEnders as a Slater is a blessing, I’m very grateful.”
Other celebrities with A-list parents
Maya Hawke, whose full name is Maya Ray Thurman Hawke, is the daughter of Hollywood actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. Hawke had a small role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but she is mostly known for playing the much-loved Robin Buckley in Stranger Things.
The daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, Zoe Kravitz has established a place for herself in Hollywood, making it clear that she is talented in her own right. She has had roles in Divergent, Big Little Lies, After Earth, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, and most recently, she played Catwoman in The Batman alongside Robert Pattinson.
Famous families taking over Hollywood
Maude Apatow is known for playing Lexi Howard in Euphoria, the shy younger sister of Cassie and Rue’s former best friend. She also starred in Hollywood as Henrietta Castello. Apatow’s father is director Judd Apatow, known for directing comedies such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This is 40 and The King of Staten Island. Meanwhile, her mother is actress Leslie Mann, who has starred in 17 Again, How to be Single, The Other Woman, and Big Daddy.
Dakota Johnson, most known for her role in Fifty Shades of Grey, is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Her maternal grandparents are Peter Griffith and Tippi Hedren, making them one very talented family. Johnson has also starred in How to Be Single, Persuasion, and The Social Network.
Actor Colin Hanks is the son of Hollywood legend Tom Hanks and his actress ex-wife Samantha Lewes. You might recognize him from his roles in Orange County, Life in Pieces and Jumanji: The Next Level.
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