Jack Nicholson's Daughter Following Dad's Footsteps Into Acting

Lorraine Nicholson (Pacific Coast News)

Lorraine Nicholson is following her famous dad Jack Nicholson into acting and is currently working on Soul Surfer with fellow teen actress AnnaSophia Robb. The two have been shooting the movie -- based on a true story about Bethany Hamilton, a teenage surfer whose arm was bitten off by a shark -- on the Hawaiian beaches where the story takes place.

Bethany Hamilton now surfs competitively. (Getty Images)
Lorraine, 19, plays Hamilton's best friend, who was there when the attack took place. The real Bethany Hamilton was 13 when the attack happened, and she started surfing again just three weeks after the 2003 attack and hasn't stopped since. While Lorraine doesn't play the lead, this will be her first major film role. She told Teen Vogue in 2006 that she wanted to get into acting and in 2007 she was Miss Golden Globe.

Nicholson's 19-year-old daughter was born in 1990. Her mother is Rebecca Broussard, who worked alongside Jack Nicholson on the 1990 movie The Two Jakes. With two famous parents, Lorraine has her work cut out for her in the acting business.

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