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17 Actors Who Look So Much Like Their Famous Parents They Were Cast To Play Them

I'm seeing double 👀

Plenty of people grow up being told they look just like their parents, and plenty of parents constantly hear that, wow, their child looks just like them. While most of us wouldn't give it much of a thought, many actors have used their generational resemblance to share roles with their closest relatives.

Here are 17 times actors played the younger version of their parents:

1. Ever Anderson played the younger version of Alicia Marcus, her mother Mila Jovovich's character, in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

Alicia watches a hologram of her younger self

2. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson played his wrestler father, Rocky, on a 1999 episode of That ‘70s Show.

3. In Evening, Mamie Gummer played the 1950s version of Lila Wittenborn Ross, while her mother Meryl Streep played the present-day version.

Lila shows up at her best friend's door so they can relive their best memories

4. O'Shea Jackson Jr. played his dad Ice Cube in the biopic Straight Outta Compton.

O'Shea creates one of his dad's early performances

5. Michael Gandolfini reprised his dad James's role as Tony Soprano in the upcoming The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark.

Tony's first and final scenes

6. Michael Consuelos played the teenage version of Hiram Lodge, who's usually played by his dad Mark, in a flashback episode of Riverdale.

teenage Hiram plays Griffins and Gargoyles, and Hiram confronts Archie Andrews

7. Melissa Rivers played her mom Joan in Joy, a biopic about inventor Joy Mangano.

Joan is impressed with joy

8. Mario Van Peebles wrote, produced, directed, and starred as his filmmaker father Melvin in the biopic Baadasssss!

Melvin smokes a cigar

9. Former Phillies GM Rubén Amaro Jr. played his dad, former MLB player Rubén Amaro Sr., on two episodes of The Goldbergs.

Rubén volunteers at the PTA meeting

10. On the wedding episode of 30 Rock, Tina Fey's daughter Alice Richmond played Liz Lemon in a childhood flashback.

7-year-old Liz does her first eye roll as a flower girl

11. In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Willow Smith voiced the younger version of her mom Jada Pinkett Smith's character Gloria.

baby Gloria watches new animals arrive at the zoo

12. C.J. Wallace played his father, rapper The Notorious B.I.G., as a child in Notorious.

young Christopher Wallace walks down the street

13. Sophia Loren played both her mother Romilda Villani and herself in Sophia Loren: Her Own Story.

Romilda holds a young Sophia in her arms

14. On an episode of Orange Is the New Black, Dasany Kristal Gonzalez played 14-year-old Daya, who's played by her mom Dascha Polanco as an adult, in a flashback.

Daya argues with Gloria

15. Quinn Dempsey Stiller voiced the younger version of Alex the lion, who's played by his dad Ben, in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

As a cub, Alex surveys his new home in New York City

16. In Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Indio Falconer Downey played the 9-year-old version of his dad Robert Downey Jr.'s character Harry Lockhart.

young Harry puts on a magic show

17. And finally, Zoe Perry plays Mary Cooper, Sheldon's mom, on Young Sheldon, a role her mom Laurie Metcalf originated on The Big Bang Theory.

Mary is nervous taking Sheldon to his first day of high school