Steven Spielberg‘s hit Hollywood films have made headlines for decades, but it’s one of the famed director’s own children who has recently been stealing the spotlight.
In February, Mikaela Spielberg — the famed director’s 24 year-old-daughter — announced she is working as a porn star. One month later, she was arrested over a domestic violence incident with her 50-year-old fiancé.
Until these recent developments had thrust her into the public eye, Mikaela appeared to eschew the public attention. Meanwhile, her other siblings have all sought to make a name for themselves in Hollywood — and beyond.
Here’s a closer look at each of the Spielberg siblings.
Jessica Capshaw, 43
Jessica Capshaw is Kate Capshaw’s eldest child from her first marriage with ex Robert Capshaw. When Kate married Steven in 1991, Jessica became the director’s stepdaughter at 15 years old.
In 1998, Jessica received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Brown University. Like her mother, however, Capshaw’s daughter soon showed interest in acting.
She is best known for her role as Arizona Robbins in “Grey’s Anatomy,” a part she played from 2005 to 2018.
Jessica is married to entrepreneur Christopher Gavigan who co-founded The Honest Company alongside Jessica Alba. The couple share four children.
Max Samuel Spielberg, 34
Max Spielberg is Steven Spielberg’s first biological child with his former wife Amy Irving.
Max has followed in his father’s footsteps in the film industry. According to IMDB, Max has credits working in the art department for films like “Assassin’s Creed: Unity” and “Jurassic Park: Trespasser,” not to mention a directing credit in the 2002 short film, “Snap Shot.”
He is married to beauty blogger, Valerie Spielberg.
Theo Spielberg, 31
Kate Capshaw adopted Theo Spielberg prior to marrying Steven Spielberg in 1991. However, the director also adopted Theo after the couple wed.
Like his other siblings, Theo also has pursued a career in the entertainment field with talent associate credits for shows like “Saturday Night Live” and Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” documentary, according to IMDB.
He also formed the indie folk-rock band Wardell with Sasha Spielberg, Steven’s first biological child with Kate. The duo played at South by Southwest in 2013.
“I wrote a song that needed backup vocals, and I asked Sasha to do it,” Theo told Vanity Fair in 2016 of how they combined forces. “I was embarrassed because her voice was so much better than mine. At that point I thought, There’s something to this.”
Sasha Spielberg, 29
Sasha Spielberg is Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw’s first biological child together. She also goes by the stage name Buzzy Lee.
She has had roles in several of Steven’s films, including “The Post,” “The Terminal,” and “Indiana Jones.”
Sasha is also a singer and musician, who posts videos of herself playing the piano on Instagram. As previously mentioned, she is part of Wardell, an indie-folk duo with her brother, Theo.
Sawyer Spielberg, 28
Sawyer Spielberg is Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw’s second biological child together.
He is an actor, who made his first big-screen debut in a feature film earlier this year. Sawyer was featured in “Honeydew,” a horror movie that also stars Malin Barr and Barbara Kingsley.
According to IMDB, he also had a minor role as a “plaza protestor” in his father’s 2017 film, “The Post.”
Sawyer studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York.
Mikaela Spielberg, 24
Mikaela George Spielberg is Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw’s second adopted child, but the first child they adopted together.
Earlier this year, she revealed she wanted to do porn — particularly solo sex videos. On March 10, she told The Sun her parents have “always known that whatever I wanted to do in life I probably was going to do it whether they liked it or not.”
“It kind of felt like a little bit of a relief,” she added. “It was like they were preparing themselves to get the news for this and they’re not sad for me and my choice of career.”
In February, Mikaela was arrested in Nashville after she allegedly became violent with her 50-year-old fiancé, Chuck Pankow. A trial date is set for April, but Mikaela’s lawyer told The Sun he is “confident we will ultimately get the case dismissed and expunged.”
Mikaela has claimed in the past that she was groomed and abused by “predators” who were not in her family or their circle of friends. She has also struggled with alcoholism.
Destry Allyn Spielberg, 23
Destry Allyn Spielberg is Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw’s youngest child, and their third biological child together.
She is a model who is signed to DT Model Management and has chalked up a runway walk for Dolce and Gabbana in 2017. According to IMDB, Destry has also worked as an actress in films such as “Mass Hysteria” and the short, “Rosie.”
She is dating a fellow Genc Le Grand, an actor who hails from Switzerland.