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George Lucas' 4 Children: All About Amanda, Katie, Jett and Everest

The filmmaker became a father for the first time in 1981

<p>Vince Bucci/Getty</p> George Lucas arrives with his children Katie, Amanda and Jett at the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California.

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George Lucas arrives with his children Katie, Amanda and Jett at the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California.

Throughout his career, George Lucas brought to life two of the most renowned franchises in cinematic history: Star Wars and Indiana Jones. In his personal life, meanwhile, he’s a father to four children.

The filmmaker welcomed his first child, Amanda, via adoption in 1981 with his ex-wife Marcia Lou Griffin. Although the couple ended their marriage and divorced in 1983, Lucas went on to adopt two more children: a daughter, Katie, in 1988 and a son, Jett, in 1993.

In August 2013, three months after marrying Mellody Hobson, the pair welcomed a daughter together via surrogate: Everest Hobson Lucas.

Lucas opened up to CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose about fatherhood in 2015, explaining the impact it has had on his work.

"I gave up directing in order to become a dad. ... For 15 years directing, I just ran a company and was an innovator. But it was not doing what I really like to do, which is actually make movies," Lucas said. "It was one of those things where you don't expect it to happen. But once I was a dad — it was like a bolt of lightning struck me."

The dad-of-four also made it clear where his priorities lie. When Rose asked him what he would want his obituary to say, he responded, "I was a great dad — or I tried."

Here's everything to know about George Lucas' children: Amanda, Katie, Jett and Everest.

Amanda Lucas, 42

<p>Etsuo Hara/Getty</p> Amanda Lucas poses with the belt in her post match media conference after the DEEP57 fight against Yumiko Hotta on February 18, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Amanda Lucas poses with the belt in her post match media conference after the DEEP57 fight against Yumiko Hotta on February 18, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.

Lucas and his ex-wife Griffin adopted a baby girl, Amanda, in 1981. She was born on July 1 of that year.

Currently splitting her time between Las Vegas and San Francisco, Amanda is a professional mixed martial arts fighter. Known by the nickname “Powerhouse” while in the ring, she has gone on to win many DEEP matches against Japanese veteran MMA fighters.

In 2013, a documentary was released about Amanda’s profession. Titled LUCAS, the documentary detailed Amanda’s life growing up and her journey into the world of MMA.

“I think I never really measured up to the other kids, and so when I really fell in love with jiu jitsu that was kind of what really got me into wanting to do this,” she said in the trailer, which also featured her famous father.

“I didn’t know a lot about mixed martial arts until a few years ago,” the Star Wars creator told the camera. “I was a bit surprised when she came to me and said ‘I want to do this.' I said, ‘Well, okay, you do what you love.' "

On July 11, 2014, Amanda and her husband Jason welcomed their first child, a son named Felix.

“Baby Felix has arrived & is healthy!” she posted on X along with a photo of the newborn. “8lbs 3ozs 10 fingers & 10 toes Thanks everyone for all the love! Amanda & Jason."

Katie Lucas, 35

<p>Michael Kovac/Getty </p> George Lucas and Katie Lucas attend the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Ambassadors for Humanity Gala on June 6, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

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George Lucas and Katie Lucas attend the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Ambassadors for Humanity Gala on June 6, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

Katie was born on April 13, 1988. Lucas adopted her as a single parent during that same year.

Following a similar path to her father, Katie is an actress and screenwriter. She has had several roles in the Star Wars trilogy. In 1999’s The Phantom Menace she portrayed Amee, a friend of young Anakin Skywalker. For the role, she was credited with an alias of “Jenna Green.” In Attack of the Clones, she played a purple Twi’lek girl named Lunae Minx, and in Revenge of the Sith, she made a cameo as Senator Chi Eekway.

Later in her career, Katie penned several episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Katie has made lots of red carpet appearances besides her father. One of their first pictured red carpet moments is from the 75th diamond jubilee celebration for the University of Southern California School of Cinema-television, which took place in September 2004.

Since then, the father-daughter duo stepped out at the 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala, which honored Lucas’ work within the film and television industry.

Jett Lucas, 31

<p>Michael Kovac/Getty</p> George Lucas and Jett Lucas attend American Film Institute's 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams on June 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

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George Lucas and Jett Lucas attend American Film Institute's 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams on June 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Jett was born on Feb. 17, 1993, and adopted by Lucas that same year.

The only son of Lucas, Jett has had a number of roles within his father’s productions and the wider Star Wars franchise. Like his older sister Katie, Jett made small appearances in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. He played the uncredited character of Zett Jukassa, which is a clever play on his name.

Jett also worked in the visual effects department for The Mandalorian as a visual effects production assistant for the first season, which premiered in 2019.

Showing his support for the franchise that his father created, Jett was a celebrity guest at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim in 2022.

To celebrate May 4, 2018, which is the month and date known as the official Star Wars day in popular culture, Jett posted a sweet tribute to his family.

“My father has it ... I have it ... my sisters have it,” he wrote in the caption. “The fourth is with me and I am one with the fourth, the fourth is with me and I am one with the fourth. Photocred: @wonder_woman_mary #maythefourthbewithyou #tbt.”

Everest Hobson Lucas, 10

<p>Gregg DeGuire/WireImage</p> George Lucas and Mellody Hobson arrive at the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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George Lucas and Mellody Hobson arrive at the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Shortly after marrying Mellody Hobson, Lucas and his new wife welcomed a daughter: Everest Hobson Lucas, born via surrogate on Aug. 9, 2013.

Everest’s birth made Lucas a father for the fourth time, aged 69. During the same year as his youngest daughter’s birth, the filmmaker made the decision to sell his film and television production company Lucasfilm to Disney. The deal was made for $4 billion.

"I made that decision because I looked at the future, I looked at the fact that I was going to have a baby, I looked at the fact that I was married, and I looked at the fact that I wanted to build a museum, and I looked at the fact that I wanted to make experimental films," he told CBS This Morning in 2015. "So my life was going on a different track. So that started that ball rolling."

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