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Watch six famous families take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

These celebs turned the chilly charity stunt into a family affair

Unless you live under a rock (i.e. don’t use Facebook or Instagram), you’ve probably heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which is currently taking over social media and helping to raise millions for the ALS Association. From pop stars to presidents to your own friends and neighbors, it seems everyone’s agreeing to get doused in freezing-cold ice water in the name of ALS research—not, of course, before nominating others to do the same. Check out these viral videos of celebrities getting in on the action with their families. They might just inspire you to assemble the troops and make a video of your own.

1. Mark Wahlberg


Mark Wahlberg took a break from filming Ted 2 to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge with his wife, Rhea, and three of his four tots, bringing their nominations to a collective 15. Your move, Eminem.

2. Chris Meloni


Chris Meloni learned the hard way that if you do the Ice Bucket Challenge but no one records it, it doesn’t really count. After getting doused a second time by daughter Sophia, Meloni nominated his Law & Order: SVU costar Mariska Hargitay.

3. Neil Patrick Harris


The Hedwig and the Angry Inch star took to his NYC stoop with his husband and two kiddos to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge. Daughter Harper was particularly amused.

4. Will Smith


From starring in movies like After Earth to raising money for charity, the Smith family does everything together. Will Smith nom’d another famous fam, Jay Z and Beyoncé, before getting soaked by his pop-star daughter, Willow (a.k.a. “Vanna Black”).

5. Anna Wintour


Vogue editor and fashion icon Anna Wintour earned her icy reputation when she accepted daughter Bee Shaffer’s Ice Bucket Challenge. In case you were wondering, this is how you make getting drenched with ice water look chic.

6. Gwen Stefani


One of music’s coolest families just got even cooler. After singer Gwen Stefani screamed her way through the Ice Bucket Challenge (administered by her Voice costar Blake Shelton), she nominated her husband, rocker Gavin Rossdale, who got adorably iced with their son, Zuma.



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