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    16 Actors And Their Fictional Children Vs. Their Actual Children

    Apparently, actors have real families too.

    Have you ever watched a really great movie or TV show and wondered who an actor's real family is?

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    I definitely have, so I decided to dig around and see what some famous TV parents' kids actually look like in real life. Here's what I found!

    1. Meryl Streep, who played Donna Sheridan, Sophie's mother in Mamma Mia!, has four grown children in real life.

    Top: Meryl Streep with her TV daughter in Mamma Mia! Bottom: Meryl Streep with her husband Don Gummer and children Grace Gummer, Henry Gummer, and Mamie Gummer
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    Streep has two daughters who are actors, one daughter who is a model, and a son who is a musician. Streep shares her children with her longtime husband, Don Gummer.

    2. Jamie Lee Curtis, who played Tess Coleman, Anna's mother in Freaky Friday, has two kids.

    Top: Jamie Lee Curtis with her TV child Lindsay Lohan. Bottom: Curtis with her children Thomas and Annie Guest
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    Curtis has a 34-year-old daughter, Annie, and a 25-year-old son, Thomas, with her husband Christopher Guest.

    3. Eddie Murphy, who played Charlie Hinton, Ben's dad in Daddy Day Care, actually has 10 children.

    Top: Eddie Murphy holding his TV baby Bottom: Eddie Murphy with his seven children
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    In real life, Murphy has six daughters and four sons. Some are following in his footsteps and entering the film industry, a couple are pursuing modeling careers, and the rest keep a relatively low profile.

    4. Luke Perry, who played Fred Andrews, Archie's father in Riverdale, had a son and a daughter.

    Top: Luke Perry in character as Fred Andrews standing next to KJ Apa who is also in character as Archie Andrews Bottom: Luke Perry with his arms around his children Jack Perry and Sophie Perry
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    The late Luke Perry had two children, Sophie and Jack. Sophie has done a lot of volunteer work in Malawi over the years, while Jack is a professional wrestler whose ring name is Jungle Boy.

    5. Kelly Rutherford, who played Lily van der Woodsen, Serena's mom in Gossip Girl, has an 11-year-old and a 14-year-old.

    Top: Kelly Rutherford in character as Lilly van der Woodsen with Blake Lively who is in character as Serena van der Woodsen Bottom: Kelly Rutherford with her children Hermés and Helena
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    Though Rutherford is not really a gala-throwing socialite of the Upper East Side, nor Serena van der Woodsen's mom, she does have two kids with fancy names: Hermés and Helena.

    6. Adam Sandler, who played Lenny, the Feder children's father in Grown Ups, has two daughters.

    Top: Adam Sandler with his fictional sons in Grown Ups Bottom: Adam Sandler with his wife and daughters, Sadie and Sunny
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    Sandler's children, Sadie and Sunny, have appeared in several productions, including in their dad's movies and in other animated films.

    7. Julie Bowen, who played Claire, the Dunphy kids' mom in Modern Family, has three children just like in the show.

    Top: Julie Bowen in character as Claire Dunphy with her TV family Bottom: Julie Bowen with her children at the beach
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    Bowen has three boys, including a pair of twins, who she was pregnant with when she started filming Modern Family.

    8. Anthony Anderson, who plays Andre, the Johnson kids' father in Black-ish, has two kids.

    Top: Anthony Anderson in character as Andre Johnson with his TV children in Black-ish Bottom: Anthony Anderson with his wife, son, and daughter
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    Anderson's son, Nathan, is pursuing an acting career while his daughter, Kyra, is a birth doula. Anthony emphasized the importance of financial planning to his kids throughout their childhood and recently cut them off financially to teach them how to be independent.

    9. Mandy Moore, who plays Rebecca, the Pearson triplets' mother in This Is Us, gave birth to her first child this year.

    Top: Mandy Moore in character as Rebecca Pearson with her TV children Randall and Kate in This Is Us Bottom: Mandy Moore with her baby August
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    Moore, who has three adult children in the show, is at the start of her motherhood journey in real life. She just gave birth to her son, August, in February.

    10. Julie Walters, who played Molly, the Weasley kids' mom in Harry Potter, has one kid.

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    The fictional mother of seven wild wizards has one daughter, Maisie Mae, in real life.

    11. George Lopez, who played the father in the sitcom George Lopez, has a daughter.

    Top: George Lopez with his TV children at a lodge Bottom: George Lopez standing next to his daughter Mayan Lopez
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    Lopez's 25-year-old daughter, Mayan, is an actress and popular TikTok personality.

    12. Kim Rhodes, who played Carey, the Martin twins' mom in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, has one child.

    Top: Kim Rhodes in character as Carey Martin sitting next to her co-star TV children Cole and Dylan Sprouse Bottom: Kim Rhodes holding pints of ice cream with her child Tabitha Hodges
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    Growing up, Rhodes was one of my favorite TV moms to watch. While she had her hands full onscreen with Zack and Cody, she had and raised her daughter Tabitha offscreen.

    13. Sherri Saum, who plays Lena, one of the Adams Foster kids' mothers in The Fosters, has two children.

    Top: Sherri Saum with her fictional TV children and wife, Bottom: Sherri Saum with her husband and her children John and Michael
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    On TV, Saum is a mother of five children who she adopts out of foster care. In real life, Saum is a mother of twins, who she has with her husband, Kamar de los Reyes.

    14. Liam Neeson, who played Bryan Mills, Kim's dad in Taken, has two sons.

    Top: Liam Neeson in character as Bryan Mills with his TV daughter in Taken Bottom: Liam Neeson with his two sons Micheál and Daniel at a hockey game
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    Neeson had his children, Micheál and Daniel, with the late actress Natasha Richardson, Neeson's wife of 15 years. They are big sports fans and often attend games with their dad.

    15. Will Ferrell, who played Brad Whitaker, the stepfather in Daddy's Home, has three teenagers in real life.

    Top: Will Ferrell in character as Brad Whitaker with his fictional TV stepchildren and wife sitting on the couch Bottom: Will Ferrell with his wife and his kids Magnus, Mattias, and Axel
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    Ferrell's kids all appeared in with him in Anchorman 2, and according to their parents, they've got a great sense of humor.

    16. Joan Cusack, who played Joan Carlyle, Casey's mom in Ice Princess, has two sons in their twenties.

    Top: Joan Cusack in character as Joan Carlyle talks to her fictional daughter played by Michelle Trachtenberg Bottom: Joan Cusack with her husband and her children Miles and Dylan
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    Cusack, known for her role as the mom who encourages her daughter's academic path in Ice Princess, has two kids of her own, Dylan and Miles.

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