These celebrity children are following in the footsteps of their famous parents
When you have high-profile mums and dads like Johnny Depp and Cindy Crawford, it is not surprising that that you’ll inherit their talents and follow in their footsteps. While some of their parents might not be totally keen on the idea of them following fame, there is no stopping these kids making a name for themselves in show business. To celebrate these up-and-coming stars, we’ve rounded up some second generation celebrities who are on their way to fame.
Photo: Kaia Gerber/Chantelle Ng/Chen Yi Xin/Instagram
Closer to home, we have celebrity offspring, Chantelle Ng. Chantelle, who is the daughter of veteran actress Lin Mei Jiao and Huang Yiliang, is best known for her debut acting performance in the drama, 96 Degree Café, where she starred alongside popular artistes like Julie Tan and Desmond Tan. With a Sunsilk endorsement in the bag, it seems like we will be seeing a lot more of this fresh-faced Singapore Management University undergrad.
Yi Xin, the daughter of actress, Xiang Yun and actor, Edmund Chen, might only be 17 but she sure has an impressive social media presence with more than 16,000 followers on Instagram. The photogenic teen is managed by Starlist, a talent agency that was founded by renowned hairstylist, Addy Lee.
Much like his parents,Yi Xi, the eldest son of Xiang Yun and Edmund Chen, has caught the acting bug. The 26-year-old made an appearance in the xinmsn web series i.Rock and come 2018, he will be making his first small screen debut on Channel 8’s Lunar New Year drama, 118 Reunion. Apart from acting, The Nanyang Technological University School of Art and Design Media graduate is also a gifted artist. He recently published a book, Xi the World, that features his sketches of the now defunct Caldecott campus.
Eleanor, the 17-year-old daughter of TV host Quan Yi Feng and former Channel 8 actor, Peter Yu, rose to stardom when she starred in an advertisement for Apple in China in 2015. The teenager who was recently admitted to the prestigious Beijing Film Academy boasts more than 1.2 million fans on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter. She will be appearing in an upcoming drama that stars Hong Kong Actor, Leon Lai.
Like her dad, Taiwanese host Jacky Wu, Sandy Wu is blessed with the gift of the gap. Sandy teamed up with her dad to host “Super Followers”, a variety show that replaced the long-running Kangxi Laile which ended in January of last year.
Tay Ying’s parents, local actor Zheng Ge Ping and actress Hong Hui Fang, may be household names but this 21-year-old is making a name for herself. Tay Ying is signed to hairstylist Addy Lee’s media production company and she will be appearing in an upcoming drama, While We Are Young.
It seems like Tay Ying isn’t the only one who inherited Zheng Ge Ping and Hong Hui Fang’s knack for acting. 17-year-old Calvert Tay who is the son of local actors Zheng Ge Ping and Hong Hui Fang is signed to Addy Lee’s artiste management company, Starlist. He will be appearing in the drama, While We Are Young, alongside his older sister, Tay Ying.
Another celebrity progeny making waves in Tinseltown is Lily-Rose Depp. Lily is the daughter of Pirates of the Caribbean star, Johnny Depp. She was first thrust into the spotlight when she played the role of Colleen Collette in the 2016 film, Yoga Hosers .Aside from acting, Lily has also been taking the fashion world by storm. Earlier this year, the 18-year-old was chosen to be the face of Chanel’s astronaut themed Autumn Winter collection.
You know what they say, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. All eyes were on Kaia Gerber during Paris Fashion Week as she follows in the footsteps of her supermodel mother, Cindy Crawford and model-turned-businessman father, Rande Gerber. 16-year-old Gerber dominated the runway, walking the catwalk for fashion powerhouses like Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Moschino and Fendi. Like mother, like daughter, Crawford also shared the limelight with the rising star, closing the Versace show in Milan along with fashion icons, Naomi Campbell, Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer and Helena Christensen.