There’s been a lot of talk lately about nepotistic babies: celebrities who might have a leg up in the industry just because of their famous relatives.
Which got us thinking: how many babies of Canadian nepotism are lurking in the wild? Who is making a lot of money just because of their famous father, mother or brother? Let’s go through the list:
Probably one of the most famous Canadian nepo babies is our current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
His father, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, was the fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada. Pierre and his wife Margaret Sinclair gave birth to Justin on December 25, 1971.
Brandon Thomas Lee is the son of Canadian Pamela Anderson and rocker Tommy Lee.
Max Domi is the son of former Maple Leaf Tie Domi. He is also a professional hockey player currently with The Chicago Blackhawks.
Speaking of hockey, Paulina Gretzky is the daughter of Canadian icon Wayne Gretzky.
she has appeared in Grown Ups 2, alpha dog and even recorded a song that appeared on the lagoon beach soundtrack. She also just married his longtime partner, professional golfer Dustin Johnson.
Kiefer Sutherland is the son of famous Canadian actors Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas.
And not only that, her grandfather (Shirley Douglas’s father) was the prime minister of Saskatchewan between 1944 and 1961.
The lineage of nepotism continued when Kiefer had a daughter, Sarah Sutherland, with his first wife, Camelia Kath. It is possible that he recognizes Sarah from her passing through veep playing the daughter of Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).
If you remember the late, great comedian Alan Thicke, you probably know that one of his descendants is a singer and the masked singer Judge Robin Thicke.
Now this may not be the most insidious of nepo babies, but Arrow superhero Stephen Amell is the first cousin of actor Robbie Amell. Not brothers, as he had previously assumed.
Robbie has starred in the flash other Go up and will appear alongside his cousin Stephen in Code 8: Part II Coming soon on Netflix.
Meanwhile, Kai Lee runs a fashion line and even opened a now-defunct restaurant with his friend Drake.
And honestly, does it seem like Levi does the same? Good for you.
Who could forget the Levys? Dan and his iconic family brows can be seen in the new HBO Max series the big brunch who is also an executive producer.
Meanwhile, Sarah is a new mom and the star of the SyFy series. surreal.
The late Canadian filmmaker Ivan Reitman is the father of working mothers star Catherine Reitman. Catherine wears many hats on the show, including actor, writer, executive producer, and director.
Ivan is also the father of actor, producer and director Jason Reitman, whose work includes Ghostbusters: Beyond, In the air other June.
Who did I miss? Leave a comment and let me know.