Rosanna Arquette Warns Niece Coco, Whose Mom Is Courteney Cox, Against Acting Career: ‘Don’t Do It’


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Rosanna Arquette arrives at the National Domestic Workers Alliance Celebrates “ROMA” event at The Jane Club on February 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Following in her family’s footsteps! Rosanna Arquette’s 14-year-old niece, Coco, is a musical theater actress, but the Sideswiped star warned the teen against working in the entertainment business.

“Don’t do it,” Arquette, 59, told Us Weekly exclusively at the National Domestic Workers Alliance Oscars watch party on Sunday, February 24, when asked what advice she had for her niece, whose parents are Arquette’s brother David Arquette and his ex-wife, Courteney Cox. “My daughter was mad at me because I wouldn’t let her do it until she was 18.”

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Courteney Cox and daughter Coco Arquette attend Nanci Ryder’s “Team Nanci” 15th Annual LA County Walk To Defeat ALS at Exposition Park on October 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

The Emmy nominee added: “It’s tough on kids. I think it’s a hard business for adults so, my gosh, you bring kids into it, there are some things that are not appropriate and not OK. … Children have been hurt, and I’m like a mama lion in that sense.”

David and the former Friends star welcomed Coco in 2004. Since then, she has gone on to become “an incredible musical theater actress,” according to her aunt. “She just was in Rent,” Rosanna told Us. “She’s a great performer.”

Coco also performed in a production of the Addams Family last year, playing Wednesday. David, 47, and Cox, 54, both showed up to pose for a pic with their daughter.

“I’m so proud of my daughter Coco!” the Scream actor captioned the family pic. “Have fun in high school! AND don’t grow up too fast! I love love love you!”

In the photo, Coco sported a velvet black dress with a white collar and buttons down the front. She wore a smile on her face and her black strands parted down the middle.

Cox gushed about her role in the play to Us in July. “She’s got the lead, and it’s really exciting,” the Shrink Is In author said. “She loves acting and singing and performing. She’s got the family genes.”

With reporting by Taylor Ferber

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