Growing up, everyone said I was the spitting image of my mother. When I became an adult, my family members' opinions shifted and began informing me I look like the female version of my dad.
As for myself, I still don't thing I hold a strong resemblance to either one of my parents, and I'm perplexed why my relatives are still so persistent on this particular belief - especially since there are a significant number of much more convincing lookalike children out there.
One prime example is Sam Fox, the 28-year-old son of actor Michael J. Fox.
Having been in the acting industry since 1973, we've seen Michael in popular movies and television shows such as Family Ties, Teen Wolf, Back To The Future, Spin City, and Stuart Little.
Sadly, Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1992, but he has stayed optimistic about his health. He shared his diagnosis with the public in 1998 and has been a strong advocate for Parkinson's disease research ever since. He founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure to the life-changing condition.
However, he isn't letting the disease stop him from pursing his passion for acting. Having made guest appearances on hit shows like The Good Wife, and Rescue Me, he announced his next acting gig will be on Designated Survivor, which stars fellow Canadian Kiefer Sutherland.
"If 30 years ago these 2 Canadians knew they would be working in the Oval Office, they would have been on better behavior. Thanks Kiefer," Michael wrote on Instagram.
They previously starred in the 1998 film Bright Lights, Big City, so it'll be great to see if these two actors still have chemistry on the small screen.
While his four children haven't followed their father's footsteps, they've certainly taken after him in plenty of other ways, and we're talking about their jaw-dropping appearance.
While Michael shares four children with his wife of nearly 30 years, Tracy Pollan, only one of his children share his boyish good looks.
Their daughters, Aquinnah, Schuyler, and Esmé take after their mother in the looks department, Sam is a dead ringer for his famous pops.
While Sam is a few inches taller than Michael, there's no doubt they're father and son. He shares his father's same dreamy gaze, nose, and mouth, and could score the role of Marty McFly in any potential Back to the Future reboot, no questions asked.
Since Michael rarely mentions his children, little is known about Sam or his daughters, but we can safely assume they live a happy life surrounded by love.
Fox and his wife first met when he was playing the adorably political teenager Alex P Keaton. Back then their characters were dating, but it didn't take long for the onscreen chemistry to turn into real life romance.
The pair married in 1987 and have been one of Hollywood's most successful couple's ever since. Even when Fox's disease dealt the family a serious blow, the family stayed strong and even manages to enjoy his condition.
"The truth is that on most days, there comes a point where I literally can't stop laughing at my own symptoms," he said.
The disease creates uncontrollable shaking, which can make life hard, but only if you choose to look at it that way. He explained it best when talking to Fox News last year. He described something most of us do every day: bringing our spouse a cup of coffee. For Fox there's nothing easy about that task and he'd end up spilling most of it.
"Here's your coffee, dear - enjoy! The thing that makes it hilarious to me is when I think of someone else watching all this and thinking, 'Poor Michael can't even get the coffee - it's so sad'."
While keeps his private life quiet, it's not out of embarrassment. In one of the few interviews where Pollan talked about her family she gushed about her husband.
"He's an amazing father. He's one of the smartest people I know...and he's pretty cute still!"
After 30 years, that's a pretty huge endorsement!
Fox famously explained how important his family was to him when he said: "Family is not an important thing. It's everything."
But, Sam isn't the only child received their famous parent's good looks, because these celebrity offspring are stunning.
Thanks to genetics, it isn't a coincidence that the majority of kids look like their parents, but some have more of a striking resemblance than others. Here are three parent-child duos that'll make you rub your eyes and do a double take.
Christopher and Will Reeve
While it's heart breaking legendary actor Christopher Reeve is no longer with us, it's comforting to hear his legacy still lives on through his lookalike son, Will.
Christopher became a household name 1978 when he starred as Clark Kent in Superman: The Movie.
Achieving success in a series of Superman sequels and other popular films, Christopher's acting career was devastatingly cut short in 1995 during a horse riding accident. He landed head first into a fence, and shattered his first and second vertebrae, which left him permanently paralyzed from the neck down.
Following his recovery, the Village of the Damned star a disabled-rights activist, and along with his wife, Dana, raised millions of dollars for stem-cell research.
Tragically, Christopher died when Will was only 12 years old, with his passing away only 17 months later.
However, Christopher, who has become the doppelganger of his father with the same chiseled jawline and beautiful dark hair, is doing everything he can to keep his mother and father's memory alive.
"Everything I do, I try to honor my parents' legacy," Will said in an interview. "I want to keep their names alive."
He's kept his word, and in 2016 ran the New York City Marathon, in an effort to achieve his objective of raising $35,000 for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. However, his ultimate goal was to honor his late parents.
"Everything they did was the embodiment of courage, bravery and strength," Will said. "Every day was a new fight, a new battle that my parents tackled together."
"My folks instilled great values in me," he added. "One of the things they taught me from an early age is that when you’re doing something, you’d better go all the way."
His parents would be proud.
Demi Moore and Rumer Willis
Daughter of A-list movie stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, Rumer Willis, has followed their footsteps, but who wouldn't if they were a dead ringer for the Ghost actress?
Rumer has made a name for herself through her roles in The House Bunny, Sorority Row, and 90210.
Most recently, Rumer has been seen portraying Tory Ash on the hit Fox show, Empire, where her mother did a guest stint. During Demi's time on set, she moved in with her daughter to to hilarious results.
"I mean, we're there and since she's a regular, and I'm just a guest. I'm in the guest bedroom of her apartment -- she gets the king size bed," Demi joked at the time.
All kidding aside, Rumer added that their acting gigs brought the already tight-knit pair closer together.
"I love it, we have a great time," Rumer shared. "Honestly, even though we pretty much live, I would say, 10 maybe 15 minutes away from each other in L.A., with your schedules, you sometimes don't end up getting to spend the quality time with each other."
And so, being able to have time to go out and eat and really spend time with each other has been really amazing," she said.
Tom and Colin Hanks
The first of Tom Hank's four children, Colin Hanks takes after his father in more ways than just his dashing good looks. Colin is also an actor who has provided voice work for shows as PAW Patrol, Talking Tom and Friends, and Robot Chicken.
He said while he and his father are both in the entertainment industry, they keep discussions to work at a minimum.
"To be honest, pretty much any conversations that we have about anything related to the business of show tends to be, 'So, how do you stay sane on location? How do you make the best of your time when you’re traveling back and forth trying to see our family as much as you can?'" Colin said. "It’s always sort of those nuts and bolts kinds of questions."
While Colin's name doesn't hold the same recognition as Tom's, he has been quite successful both in front of and behind the camera.
Colin already has two documentaries under his belt, with his most recent hitting very close to home.
Titled Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends), the documentary centers around the November 2015 terrorist attack at the Bataclan theater in Paris. The gun fire occurred during the Eagles of Death Metal's concert, and the band survived, four members of their team did not.
Colin said as a close friend of frontman, Jesse Hughes, the parts of making the documentary were extremely difficult for him.
"I thought the hardest part was going to be interviewing my friends," Colin explained. "But because that friendship existed, we all agreed that it had to be uncomfortable; that the only way this was going to work was if they understood that we needed to be honest, to be truthful, and that I would, to the best of my ability, make sure that the end result would be something that we all could be proud of."
Who are your favorite celebrity parent-child pairs?