For most actors, Hollywood is a place that you break into on your own. After you’ve appeared in a few movies, it’s up to you to hire a good publicist and turn your moment in the spotlight into a viable career. For some lucky people with siblings already in the business, it gets a lot easier as you can cash in on your family name for a leg up. There are several notable family dynasties in Hollywood, but not everyone enjoys the same level of success all the time.
Kate and Oliver Hudson
When you first see them, it’s undeniable that Kate and Oliver Hudson are siblings. As the only children of Goldie Hawn and musician Bill Hudson, they were largely raised by their mother and her new partner Kurt Russell after their parents divorced. After filming Almost Famous, Kate started to see new measures of fame that lasted throughout the early 2000s — she was highly sought after for romantic comedies like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Bride Wars. Brother Oliver had a much slower route through Hollywood — although he appeared as a guest star on Dawson’s Creek for three years, he is just now starting to see some bigger TV roles.