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This is a list of show business families. It is contemporary (in the sense that a professional offshoot should still be working in the 20th or 21st-centuries) and should be expanded. The guideline is that at least one of the relationships in the clan should be by blood – siblings, parents, children, cousins, and so on. Following families are brothers and sisters who are recognizable as celebrity siblings (and who may be listed within families as well).
The oldest of Ozzy and Sharon's children, Aimee Osbourne, chose not to appear on The Osbournes; she is an actress, singer, and writer. Her two younger siblings did appear on the show; Kelly is an actress and singer and Jack is a director and producer.
Actor/composer Alan Arkin father of actors Adam, Matthew, Anthony Arkin and grandfather to third generation actor Molly Arkin (daughter of Adam Arkin)
Producer and screenwriter Donald P. Bellisario was married four times. His children include television producers David Bellisario and Julie Bellisario Watson (by his first wife Margaret Schaffran); actor Michael Bellisario (by second wife Lynn Halpern); actress Troian Bellisario (by third wife actress and producer Deborah Pratt); actor Sean Murray and producer Chad W. Murray (from current wife Vivienne's first marriage)
Motion picture-producer Dino De Laurentiis is the brother of fellow producer Luigi De Laurentiis, whose son (Dino's nephew) is fellow producer Aurelio De Laurentiis. Dino's son and daughters are fellow producers Federico, Francesca and Rafaella De Laurentiis. Dino's daughter, Veronica is an author and actress; Veronica's daughter, Dino's granddaughter, is Giada De Laurentiis, a celebrity chef, author, and television personality.
Actress Jesse Draper was a star on The Naked Brothers Band and is the producer and host of the web series The Valley Girl Show. She is the daughter of venture capitalist Tim Draper, a recurring star and consulting producer for The Naked Brothers Band. Her aunt is Polly Draper and her cousins are Nat and Alex Wolff.
Billy Draper and Adam Draper are brothers and recurring stars on The Naked Brothers Band. They are Polly Draper's nephews and Jesse Draper's brothers.
Coulter Mulligan, a recurring star on The Naked Brothers Band, is the nephew of Polly Draper and cousin of Jesse Draper and Nat and Alex Wolff.
Musician Bob Dylan and his first wife, former model Sara Dylan, are the parents of film director Jesse Dylan and musician Jakob Dylan. Jesse's wife Susan Traylor and Jakob's wife Paige Dylan are both actresses.
Bob and Ray writer Raymond Knight died in 1953. In 1954, Bob Elliott married Knight's widow, Lee, creating a comedic lineage that spans three centuries and four generations, from Raymond Knight and Bob Elliott to Chris Elliott and his daughter, Abby Elliott, who has sometimes performed with her younger sister Bridey. They have been called "the Barrymores of comedy".
Australian guitar master Tommy Emmanuel has a brother Phil Emmanuel who often plays with him on-stage.
Pete Escovedo, an Afro-Latin American musician, father of Sheila Escovedo aka Sheila E and brother of Coke and Alejandro Escovedo
Sheila Escovedo (b. December 12, 1957), better known as Sheila E.
Mia was married to both Frank Sinatra and musician André Previn. After her divorce from Previn, she was in a long-term relationship with entertainment multihyphenate Woody Allen that ended when Allen became romantically involved with (and would ultimately marry) Soon-Yi Previn, Mia's adoptive daughter with Previn.
Musician Aretha Franklin often recorded her music with her two sisters Erma Franklin and Carolyn Franklin, who were solo singers in their own right, brother Cecil Franklin was a singer as was their father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin.
Music producer and Motown founder Berry Gordy is the younger brother of songwriter and composer Anna Gordy Gaye, the first wife of singer Marvin Gaye. He is the father of musician Kennedy Gordy, better known as Rockwell, from a relationship with Margaret Norton, and actress Rhonda Ross Kendrick from another relationship with singer Diana Ross, and Billboard chart-topping musician Stefan Gordy (Redfoo) from a relationship with writer-producer Nancy Leiviska.
James Gunn, film director, screenwriter, and novelist is brothers with actor Sean Gunn, screen and television writer Brian Gunn, political entertainer Matt Gunn, and film executive Patrick Gunn. They are cousins with television and screen writer Mark Gunn. In 2000, James Gunn married actress Jenna Fischer.
Sir Peter Hall is a theatre and film director. His children are Emma Hall (from his fourth marriage to theatre publicist Nichola Frei); actress Rebecca (from his third marriage to opera singer Maria Ewing), director Edward and theatre designer Lucy Hall (both from his second marriage to his assistant Jacqueline Taylor); producer Christopher and painter/actress/singer-songwriter Jennifer (both from his first marriage to actress Leslie Caron; Caron was previously married to musician Geordie Hormel and subsequently to American producer/director Michael Laughlin).
Christopher is married to Hon.Jane Studd, formerly a third assistant director, and their son Freddie Hall is a second assistant director while his younger brother Ben Hall is training to become an actor.
Hanson is an American pop-rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma formed by brothers Isaac (guitar, piano, vocals), Taylor (keyboards, piano, guitar, drums, vocals), and Zac Hanson (drums, piano, guitar, vocals).
Joseph Haworth 19thc. actor and William Haworth writer, actor, director 19th and 20c. New York and Boston. Ted Haworth (son WH) Production designer/Art Director. Sean Haworth (son TH) art director Martha Haworth (daughter WH) married to actor Wallace Ford
Timothy Hutton is the son of actor Jim Hutton, who was popular during the 1960s and 1970s. His first wife was actress Debra Winger, with whom he has one son, Noah. His second wife was Aurore Giscard d'Estaing, niece of former president of the French Republic Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and with whom he has one son, Milo.
Actor Mako and his sister, Momo Yashima, an actress, are children of artist/author parents Taro Yashima (Jun Atsushi Iwamatsu) and Mitsu Yashima; Mako was married to actress Shizuko Hoshi; their daughters Mimosa and Sala Iwamatsu are actors.
Comedy writer Buz Kohan and novelist Rhea Kohan are the parents of television writer/producers Jenji Kohan and David Kohan. Jenji Kohan is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer for Showtime's television series Weeds. She is married to Christopher Noxon, a non-show-business writer. His sister is Marti Noxon, another TV writer/producer.
Ninjitsu master-actor Sho Kosugi is the father of fellow martial arts-actors Kane and Shane Kosugi.
Their son Shane McMahon served as WWE's Executive Vice President, Global Media until he left in 2010. Their daughter Stephanie McMahon-Levesque is WWE's Executive Vice President, Creative. Shane's wife Marissa Mazzola-McMahon is WWE's Director of National Public Relations and owns a film production company. Stephanie's husband is current WWE wrestler Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H.
Owen Moore was an early silent star along with his brothers Tom, Matt and Joe Moore. Tom Moore was married at one time to actress Alice Joyce.
Mexican actor Ruben Morales was married for most of the 1980s to actress/comedienne Aida Pierce. Their son is actor Ruben Morales Zerecero (Zerecero is the family's actual name on his mother's side). Actress Lucia Zerecero is a relative of Pierce and Morales Zerecero.
Actor-director Vic Morrow was the father of producer Carrie Morrow and her younger sister, actress Jennifer Lee Morrow (better known as Jennifer Jason Leigh). Jennifer was formerly married to director and filmmaker Noah Baumbach.
Spanish flamenco guitarist Juan Muñoz is the father of Pilar, Lola, and Lucía Muñoz, the founding three members of the vocal group Las Ketchup; and Rocío Muñoz, who has later joined her sisters in the group.
Alfred's sons David and Thomas Newman are highly prolific film composers, and his daughter Maria Newman is a musician and composer.
Randy Newman, a prolific film composer who is better known as a popular singer and songwriter, is the son of another Newman brother, Irving Newman.
Joey Newman, a prolific film composer, is the son of Lionel's daughter Jenifer Newman, a classical ballerina, and Joe Frank Carollo, a bass guitarist best known as a member of Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds.
The Nolans were a successful singing act in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The band's lineup changed through the years, but the members were all sisters. Members were Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, Bernadette, and Coleen
Martial arts-actor/producer Chuck Norris is the brother of producer-director Aaron Norris. Chuck's sons are actors Eric and Mike Norris; he has a daughter, Dina, who is mother to actress Gabi Di Ciolli.
Patricia's children are: Eilis O'Herlihy; fellow actor Colin O'Herlihy; and artist/director/photographer Micaela O'Herlihy.
Screenwriter Charles O'Neal and his actress-wife Patricia Callaghan were the parents of actors Ryan and Kevin O'Neal.
Ryan's children (with fellow actress Joanna Moore) are fellow actors Griffin and Oscar-winner Tatum O'Neal. Tatum is the former wife of tennis player turned commentator John McEnroe, who had a brief foray into non-tennis related television in the early 2000s (decade), hosting a talk show that lasted only five months and a game show that lasted one season.
American actor and movie theater manager Eli Orowitz and his wife, American actress and comedian Peggy O'Neill, were the parents of Eugene Orowitz, who would achieve television fame under his stage name of Michael Landon.
Michael had children in show business from each of his three marriages. Michael adopted the son of his first wife, who went on to become (late) actor Mark Landon. TV multihyphenate Michael Landon, Jr. and television screenwriter Christopher B. Landon are Michael's sons from his second marriage. Actress Jennifer Landon is from Michael's final marriage.
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Actor Oscar Ortiz de Pinedo was the father of actor/comedian/producer/director Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo and comedian/writer Oscar Ortiz de Pinedo. Jorge's second wife is fellow producer Luigina Tuccio, and his oldest son Pedro is a producer.
Actors/singers/television hosts Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond are brother and sister. Donny formerly sang with his brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay as The Osmonds; younger brother 'Little' Jimmy Osmond later joined the group as well as having solo success. Some of the brothers still perform together as "The Osmond Brothers", while Alan's sons perform as "The Osmonds – Second Generation".
Country singers Buck Owens and Bonnie Owens were the parents of another country singer, Alvis Alan Owens, professionally known as Buddy Alan. After Buck and Bonnie divorced while their son was growing up, she married another country singer, Merle Haggard; Alan stayed with his mother..
Guitarron player Natividad Santiago was the father of fellow guitarron player Enrique Santiago. Both have been members of the Vargas de Tecalitlan. Santiago's daughter is comedienne/singer Cessy Casanova.
Film director Fernando Sariñana is the father of actress/singer Ximena Sariñana.
His third and current marriage is to former New Bohemians lead singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. They have three children Adrian, Lulu and Gabriel. Edie and stepson Harper have a band called The Heavy Circles. Paul’s brother Eddie is also his Business Manager / Agent.
Actor Sir Donald Sinden, whose younger brother is the actor Leon Sinden (whose partner was the actor Walter Carr), was married to the actress Diana Mahony. They had two children: actor Jeremy Sinden (who was married to the actress Delia Lindsay) and actor and film director Marc Sinden who was married to the film producer Jo Gilbert. The Edwardian actress Topsy Sinden (1878–1950) and her brother actor Bert Sinden (1879–1911), were cousins.
Contemporary Christian singer Rebecca Smallbone, better known by her stage name of Rebecca St. James, is the older sister of fellow contemporary Christian artists Joel and Luke Smallbone, who perform as the band For King & Country. In addition, she is the wife of Jacob Fink, bass guitarist with Foster the People.
Director Preston Sturges married Eleanor Post Close, the daughter of Edward Bennett Close and Marjorie Meriwether Post. Edward Bennett Close, by his second wife, became the grandfather of actress Glenn Close. Marjorie Post, by her second husband, was the mother of actress Dina Merrill, whose second husband was Cliff Robertson.
Professional wrestler and wrestling promoter Jack Adkisson, better known as Fritz Von Erich, was the father of five sons who followed in his footsteps as wrestlers under the Von Erich name—Kevin, David, Kerry, Mike, and Chris. The family is famous for its supposed "curse"—although Jack lived until his natural death, his oldest son, Jack Jr., was killed in a freak childhood accident, David died in 1984 under disputed circumstances, and Mike, Chris, and Kerry all committed suicide between 1987 and 1993.
Kevin's son Ross and Kerry's daughter Lacey are wrestlers who perform under the Von Erich name.
David and Dolores Winans, gospel music singers, recorded both together and separately as "Pop" and "Mom" Winans, and became progenitors of a highly prolific musical family. The following musicians can trace their family roots to Pop and Mom Winans:
The second through fifth sons of Pop and Mom—Ronald, Marvin, Carvin, and Michael Winans—are best known as the gospel group The Winans. Marvin's former wife, Vickie Winans, has had a successful music career, and Michael has recorded with his wife Regina.
Four sons of The Winans—Marvin Jr., Carvin Jr., Michael Jr., and another son of Carvin Sr., Juan Winans—have recorded together as Winans Phase 2.
Mario Winans is Vickie's son from her prior marriage to Ronald Brown.
Daniel Winans, a gospel singer and producer, is Mom and Pop's sixth son.
Keith (1949–) and Robert Carradine (1954–) and half-brother Michael Bowen (1957–) (all sons of Sonia Sorel; Keith and Robert from her marriage to John Carradine, and Michael Bowen from her marriage to artist Michael Bowen)
Melvin (fl. 2009), Kenneth (1958–), and Kevon Edmonds (fl. 2009; born Kevin Edmonds) — Melvin and Kevon are members of the R&B group After 7, while Kenneth is better-known as R&B singer and producer Babyface.
Against the Season consisting of Mika Wolfgramm, Donnie Wolfgramm, Kelela Wolfgramm and Tiare Wolfgramm are the younger brothers and sisters of the Wolfgramm's who made up 1980s pop and R&B group The Jets.
Bunny (1955–), Eldra "El" (1961–), James (1963–), Mark and Randy DeBarge, all members of the band DeBarge, plus five other musical siblings who were not in that band — Robert "Bobby" (1956–1995), Tommy (both members of Switch), Chico (1966–), Darryl, and Carol "Peaches" DeBarge
The Jets — originally LeRoy (1965–), Eddie (1966–), Eugene (1967–), Haini (1968–), Rudy (1969–), Kathi (1970–), Elizabeth (1972–), and Moana Wolfgramm (1973–). Six younger Wolfgramm siblings are now members, namely Donnie, EtiVise, Maliana, Mika, Natalia, and Tony. Two other younger siblings, Kelela and Tiare, are in a side project, a rock band called Against the Season.