Famous people who picked careers their parents disapproved of

Katy Perry - At 16, she released her first album with religious songs. But as she moved on to pop, her parent disapproved of her new sound and image.

Steve Martin -
One of Hollywood's most fun-loving goofballs, Steve Martin's father didn't approve of his comedic career ambitions.

Madonna -
A pop icon, Madonna was always a rebel. Dreaming of becoming a dancer, she didn't get the support from her father, who opposed the idea. 

Jennifer Lawrence - Becoming a movie star wasn't seen by her parents as an attainable dream. However, at 14, she got the support from her mother and went to New York to visit talent agencies.

Tom Cruise -
Tom Cruise faced a lot of obstacles growing up. He didn't support any of his passions and encouraged Cruise to pursue a career as a Catholic priest.

Dwayne Johnson - Johnson grew up surrounded by the sport. However, his father didn't want him to have a career in wrestling, mainly because it was a physically and mentally tough life.

Emma Roberts - Daughter of actor Eric Roberts and actress Kelly Cunningham, Emma is also the niece of Julia Roberts. However, initially, her parents were against her getting into the film industry. 

Mayim Bialik -
The star of 'Blossom' and 'The Big Bang Theory' almost never followed the path towards acting. Growing up in a strict household, her parents wanted her to have an education. 

Roseanne Barr- Actress, comedian, and writer Roseanne Barr hasn't had the best relationship with her family. Raised in a strict Jewish household, her parents strongly disapproved of her career choice.

Heather Graham -
The star of films like 'Boogie Nights' (1997), Heather Graham has been estranged from her parents ever since her first major film role.

Robert Zemeckis -
Director of the 'Back to the Future' film trilogy (1985–90) and the Oscar-winning 'Forrest Gump' (1994), Robert Zemeckis' family didn't approve of his initial interest in filmmaking. 

Ariel Winter -
There has been a lot of drama and conflicting information about Ariel Winter and her family. Some sources say that her mom didn’t really want her to become a child actress.

Kurt Busiek -
Kurt Busiek is a comic book writer known for his work with 'The Avengers' and 'The Marvels.' However, as a child, his parents believed comics would rot his mind. 

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