The cast of Evening, a drama based on Susan Minot's best-selling novel, reads like a movie director's wildest fantasy. Despite the presence of Meryl Streep, Vanessa Redgrave, and Glenn Close, it's Streep's 23-year-old daughter, Mamie Gummer, we've got our eye on. But Gummer isn't the only Hollywood daughter vying for the title of Next Big Thing…
Parental guidance: Actress Jill Clayburgh (Running with Scissors) and playwright David Rabe (Hurlyburly).
Seen in: No Reservations (July 2007).
Blockbuster potential: In her Broadway debut (Steel Magnolias ), she outshone her acting veteran castmates, including Delta Burke, Marsha Mason, and Frances Sternhagen.
Parental guidance: Rocker Lenny Kravitz and Cosby Show sweetheart Lisa Bonet.
Seen in: The Brave One (September 2007).
Blockbuster potential: Kravitz dazzled industry insiders when she appeared on the cover of the French fashion mag Jalouse. It helps when both your parents have the knockout-looks gene.
Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann
Parental guidance: Actress Isabella Rossellini and former model Jon Wiedemann.
Seen in: Lancôme advertisements (following in her mother's footsteps).
Sneak preview: Yes, we know she's not an actress yet, but given her lineage (Grandma is legend Ingrid Bergman), we give it a few years, max. You heard it here first.
Ella Bleu Travolta
Parental guidance: Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston (Jerry Maguire ).
Coming attraction: Unnamed Travolta family project.
Blockbuster potential: She's young, but so was Dakota Fanning when she hit it big with I Am Sam. Dad recently announced plans to star with Ella in a family-friendly film. Hey, it worked for Will and Jaden.
Printed from Oprah.com on Saturday, March 8, 2014
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