There’s been a lot of talk lately about nepotism babies — celebrities who might have an edge in the industry just because of their celebrity relatives.
Which got us thinking: how many Canadian nepotism babies are lurking out there in the wild? Who is raking in the big bucks just because of their famous mom, dad, or sibling? 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 Canada’s 15th Prime Minister. 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 currently a professional hockey player with The Chicago Blackhawks.
Speaking of hockey, Paulina Gretzky is the daughter of Canadian icon Wayne Gretzky.
She entered adults 2, alpha dog and even recorded a song that appeared on the laguna beach soundtrack. She also just married longtime partner, pro golfer Dustin Johnson.
Kiefer Sutherland is the son of famous Canadian actors Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas.
Not only that, his grandfather (Shirley Douglas’ father) was the Prime Minister of Saskatchewan from 1944-1961.
The line of favoritism continued when Kiefer had daughter Sarah Sutherland with his first wife Camelia Kath. You may recognize Sarah from her stint on 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 was a singer and The masked singer judge Robin Thicke.
Now this one may not be the most treacherous fake baby, but Arrow superhero Stephen Amell is the cousin of actor Robbie Amell. No brothers, as I had previously assumed.
Robbie plays along The flash and upload and will appear alongside his cousin Stephen in Code 8: Part II coming soon to Netflix.
Food Network personality and restaurateur Susur Lee has three children who work in the industry. The youngest, Jet Bent Lee, has a thriving YouTube and TikTok account where he challenges his foodie daddy to create fast food fantasies, among other things.
Meanwhile, Kai Lee runs a fashion line and even opened a now-defunct restaurant with his friend Drake.
And honestly it looks like Levi is doing the same thing? Good for them.
Who could forget the Levys? Dan and his iconic family eyebrows are featured in the new HBO Max series The big brunch which he also executive produces.
Meanwhile, Sarah is a new mom and the star of the SyFy series Surreal estate.
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: Afterlife, In the air and Juno.
Who did I miss? Leave a comment and let me know.