Top 10 Black Celebrity Kids That are Doing Something With Their Lives
It’s no secret that people have kids, even celebrities. But have you ever wondered what has happened to those kids once they have grown up? This is especially true for black celebrity kids. In fact, there are many black celebrities who have kids that eventually grow into stars who are stylish, as well as potentially passing their star parents. There have actually been countless times when one of these kids has easily stolen the show while on the red carpet without even really trying. There are some kids who have been able to follow in the footsteps of their celebrity parents, while others decided that they were going to venture out on their own and blaze their own path, whether it be in the entertainment industry or not. But no matter which route they have chosen to go, one thing will always remain the same. That being that these kids are obviously doing an amazing job that everyone can be proud of.
From another angle, however, there are still some black celebrity kids who were not quite as fortunate as some of the other famous black kids. They weren’t fortunate enough to be handed everything they have on a silver platter by their celebrity parents. These kids had to actually work their way up the ladder in order to achieve their fame, following the dreams that they have always had.
Here is a list of the top 10 black celebrity kids that we are all proud of.
Coming from a line of famous entertainers, Zoe Kravitz had her work cut out for her from a very young age. Being the daughter of the actor and rock star, Lenny Kravitz, and her mom being an accomplished actress, Lisa Bonnet, the spotlight has always been on Zoe since she was just a young baby. Launching her career by starring in the 2007 film, No Reservations, Since this film release, Zoe has been fortunate enough to star in several other films that would go on to become critically acclaimed blockbusters.
As if that weren’t enough, Zoë has also become somewhat of a famous model, having worked with such brands as Venus Zine and Elle, on several different campaigns. Her most astounding modeling accomplishment coming in 2009, she was then featured in the Vera Wang’s Princess fragrance campaign, as the main face of the campaign. To top it off, she has followed in her father’s footsteps and started a band called Lolawolf. Doing well as a band, she has toured with acts that include Miley Cryrus, as well as others.
Anybody who has listened to the radio or turned on the television in the last 15 years has more than likely heard of Snoop Dogg. But what you may not have known, is that Snoop Dogg’s son, Cordell Broadus, has been able to land a major modeling deal at just the age of 20. He was able to do so with Kenneth Cole, as well as MCM Worldwide. While he has chosen not to follow in his father’s footsteps as a rapper, there is no doubt that he will definitely be making some big moves as his modeling career evolves.
Blue Ivy Carter
When you think of Blue Ivy Carter, you think of black celebrity kid goals. Being the daughter of some of the industry’s mega-stars in Jay-Z and Beyonce, the world can very quickly become your own personal stage. Able to warm her way into the hearts of just about everyone from an extremely young age, it is her enthusiasm and adorable innocence that has boosted her into her own celebrity status.
With her birthday on January 7, 2012, she is not necessarily topping any particular niche of entertainment, but if you give her some time, she will surely be able to tap into some of the many prospects that are currently waiting for her. In the meantime, you are going to have to settle for her domination of social media with her adorable pictures.
Being the son of famous actor, Will Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, is a spitting image of his father in career, as well as appearance. With his mother being Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden has been able to excel his career to make both of his parents, as well as everyone else extremely proud of him. Following in the footsteps of his father, Jaden has been able to become a famous songwriter, rapper, singer and actor. Starting in several different blockbusters with his father, as well as without, he has also been able to drop his debut album, entitled Syre, back in 2017.
As if that weren’t enough, Jaden Smith is also all about his fashion. Whenever he makes any public appearances, you can guarantee yourself that he is going to have on an outfit that will make you drool. With Jaden, there really does not seem to be an end to his success in sight.
Being extremely light skinned, Sofia Richie has been able to make huge waves in the fashion industry. The daughter of famous musician, Lionel Richie, Sofia was able to pass on following in her father’s footsteps, but rather decided to do her own thin as a model instead. Having worked with some of the top brands in the industry that include, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, and many others, there is no end in sight for her modeling career.
Being adopted by the award-winning actress, Viola Davis, in 2011, Genesis Tennon has been able to blaze her own path to fame, regardless of not being blood family to her parents. Wanting to become an actress since a very young age, Genesis was only three years old when she was casted in her first movie role, starring in the 2014 movie about James Brown, titled Get On Up. She was able to star in the movie alongside her mother, who was also one of the directors of the movie. It seems as though this is a mother-daughter duo that is going to go on to do some big things.
Selah Marley, the daughter of megastar, Lauryn Hill, is also the granddaughter of musician, Bob Marley. Having played in the singing and modeling niches, there is no surprise that Selah is killing at everything she does. Being extremely gifted, there is no limit to where her singing and modeling careers can go.
The daughter of the Hollywood power couple, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, she is also the little sister to Jaden Smith. With so many coattails available for Willow to grab ahold of, she has chosen not to go that route. She has instead, been able to use her own talents to become a dancer, actress, as well as singer. In fact, she is actually signed to Jay Z’s record label, Roc Nation, and is the youngest to be signed by them ever.
John David Washington
Starring alongside The Rock, a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington is an established actor making his mark known in the HBO series, Ballers. The son of Hollywood superstar Denzel Washington, John originally started out as a professional football player. Having played on the then St. Louis Rams back in 2006, he would soon turn his sights onto the entertainment industry. Starring in several big movies, he is best known for his role as the Ballers character, Ricky Jerret. If John is anything like his father is, there is no limit to what he will be capable of doing career-wise.
While most of the black children mentioned on this list have come from already celebrity parents, Skai Jackson is not in the same boat. In fact, Skai is actually blazing her own path, turning herself into one of the biggest names as a black celebrity kid.
Starting her career as a model, Skai was able to utilize her talent and charm to wiggle her way into the hearts of everyone. Being born back in 2002, she was a child model who was able to land several famous roles in different commercials. Since then, she has starred in several different shows, some of which include ‘Jessie’, which was aired on the Disney Channel from 2011, all the way to 2015.
While there are many other black celebrity kids that are doing big things and making waves in their career paths, this is a list of the top 10 that we all know and love. What makes this list even more special is that there is no telling where the children on it will end up going. With nothing to limit their success, each one of the black celebrity kids on this list is going to be able to become more successful and famous than their parents, if they want to. It is actually going to be very interesting to watch how their career paths play out and see where they end up going with their careers.