9 Famous Fathers Who Are Adorably Proud of Their Famous Daughters
12:45 pm, June 14th | by
You’re probably totally stressed out about the fact that Father’s Day is right around the corner and you still haven’t picked out a gift. However, we’d be willing to bet that these nine powerful chicks are having a tougher time getting it together — when your dad is super famous, just like you, what can you give him that he doesn’t already have? Fear not, ladies, because you know your dear ol’ dad is super proud of you and will love you no matter what, even if you give him a lame gift. Check out these aww-worthy moments of famous daddies gushing over their little girls. And, when in doubt, remember that a simple clay mold of your handprint will always be a big hit on Father’s Day.
1.Sofia and Francis Ford Coppola
The last name Coppola and "Academy award-winning director" go hand in hand, whether you're talking about Sofia ( The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette ) or her father Francis Ford Coppola ( The Godfather trilogy). Despite her enormous success, Sofia, 42, said she still gets nervous showing her father her work. "It's always nerve-racking showing a film to my dad, but he's very supportive and, of course, I always hope that my parents will approve of what I do and like it. I am just like any other kid in that respect." But her father, 74, definitely approves: "I'm totally proud of Sofia because she makes films so uncompromisingly," he has said.
2.Allison and Brian Williams
Allison Williams, 25, is known for playing Marnie on HBO's
Girls, but many fans are not aware of the fact that this breakout actress has a famous father: NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, 54. Her father is a fan of the show, joking that watching his his daughter's awkward sex scenes gives him "unmitigated joy." The anchor predicts that Allison will soon surpass him fame-wise. “I'm already getting recognized as Allison's father," he said shortly after her show premiered. "I am two weeks away from being a walking human asterisk."
3.Bryce and Ron Howard
Director Ron Howard's daughter is a famous redheaded actress. And no,
Arrested Development fans, it's not Isla Fisher — it's Bryce Dallas Howard, 32, best known for her role as Hilly Holbrook in The Help. The director, 59, has expressed interest in casting his daughter in one of his movies. "I'd be lucky go get her in a movie," he said. "I'd be lucky to get her to return my call!"
4.Chelsea and Bill Clinton
This father-daughter pair recently made headlines when Chelsea, 33,
gave her dad the "Father of the Year" award from The National Father's Day Committee. The two have always been close, and upon accepting the award, former President Clinton, 66, recounted the birth of his only child: "They let me go in and hold Hillary's hand. I saw Chelsea come out, and it changed the hospital's policy on letting fathers into the delivery room when surgery was required. And from that day to this, I have believed without the shadow of a doubt that it was the greatest thing that ever happened to me."
5.Rashida and Quincy Jones
Rashida Jones, 37, has two crazy-famous parents: Quincy Jones, 80, and Peggy Lipton, 66. The
Parks and Recreation actress has recently added to her cred behind the camera as well, and her father was "so proud" of her 2012 movie Celeste and Jesse Forever. "To see she produced, co-produced, co-wrote and starred in [the film] — all of my kids are growing up… It’s amazing. It’s very satisfying and very rewarding,” he said."Daughters will take all your hair away. But they fill your heart up though!"
6.Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus
The daddy-daughter duo of Miley Cyrus, 20, and Billy Ray Cyrus, 51, worked well on TV when they co-starred in
Hannah Montana, but in recent years, the "Achy-Breaky Heart" singer has expressed concern for his daughter and her über stardom. "There's two sides to the sword, and fame is a very dangerous thing," he said. However, he says he is proud of her and their relationship: "I like just being her daddy and her friend... I'm very proud of her."
7.Willow and Will Smith
Will Smith, 44, and his wife Jada Pinkett, 41, have always had big aspirations for their son Jaden, 14, and daughter Willow, 12. (They also named their kids after themselves, if you couldn't tell.) Willow's song
"Whip My Hair" blew up when she was only 9 years old. “There is something that that little girl has," her father said. "There is some magic that is really connecting with people that I just don’t want to mess it up. It’s really, really amazing to watch just how people react to her."
8.Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight
Actress Angelina Jolie, 38, and her father, actor Jon Voight, 74, were estranged for many years but reconciled
in 2007 after the death of her mother. "That one moment [of reconciliation] changed my whole life. It gave me back my daughter and my family. Being reunited with my Angie is very precious to me," the Mission Impossible actor said in 2011. "I adore my grandchildren; they are my great love. It makes me so emotional and grateful."
9.Nicole and Lionel Ritchie
Remember Nicole Richie's super sassy
one-liners from The Simple Life? (Side note: can we please just trade one Kardashian show to get this gem back?) It looks like the actress, 31, probably got her cheeky genes from her dad, 63-year-old singer Lionel Richie. While gardening for an early Father's Day celebration, Nicole asked her dad "Who would you rather spend more time with, me or your plants?" Richie quipped back, "I love my plants because they don't talk back."