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NBC's Parenthood is filled with complex family relationships. It's one of the few TV shows about family life that people can identify with because of its realism. Simplify the Braverman family tree and get to know these lovable characters even more.

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1. Zeek Braverman

Craig T. Nelson stars as Zeek Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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Zeek Braverman (Craig T. Nelson) is the family patriarch, although he sometimes seems like he's in less control than his son Adam. Zeek's parenting style comes off as overbearing to his four grown children.

Fast facts about Zeek:
  • Served in Vietnam
  • Once aspired to be an actor

2. Camille Braverman

Bonnie Bedelia stars as Camille Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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Camille Braverman (Bonnie Bedelia) is married to Zeek. They have four children together.

Fast facts about Camille:
  • Has 6 grandchildren
  • Working through marital problems with her husband

3. Adam Braverman

Peter Krause stars as Adam Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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Adam Braverman (Peter Krause) is Zeek and Camille's oldest son. He is married and has two children.

Fast facts about Adam:
  • Struggles to accept his son's Asperger's syndrome diagnosis
  • Starting a business with his brother Crosby

4. Sarah Braverman

Lauren Graham stars as Sarah Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham) is a single mom. She and her two teens move from Fresno to her parents' house in Berkeley.

Fast facts about Sarah:
  • Wrote a play about her family life
  • Ex-husband is a druggie musician

5. Julia Braverman-Graham

Erika Christensen stars as Julia Braverman-Graham on NBC's Parenthood.
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Julia Braverman-Graham (Erika Christensen) is a working mom. She is married to Joel (Sam Jaeger), and they have one daughter.

Fast facts about Julia:
  • Is an attorney at a corporate firm
  • Was a swim champ in high school

6. Crosby Braverman

Dax Shepard stars as Crosby Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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Crosby Braverman (Dax Shepard) is Camille and Zeek's youngest son. His ex-girlfriend introduced him to the son he didn't know he had when the boy was five.

Fast facts about Crosby:
  • Drives a Triumph TR6
  • Sold his houseboat to try and win his ex-girlfriend back

7. Kristina Braverman

Monica Potter stars as Kristina Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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Kristina Braverman (Monica Potter) is Adam Braverman's wife. She is the calm, quiet one of the two.

Fast facts about Kristina:
  • Been together with Adam since college
  • Found out she was pregnant the day Adam lost his job

8. Haddie Braverman

Sarah Ramos stars as Haddie Braverman on NBC's Parenthood
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Haddie Braverman (Sarah Ramos) is Adam and Kristina's oldest child. She is 15 years old.

Fast facts about Haddie:
  • Straight A student
  • Her partying at a friend's house landed her boyfriend in jail

9. Max Braverman

Max Burkholder stars as Max Braverman on NBC's Parenthood.
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Max Braverman (Max Burkholder) is Adam and Kristina's youngest child. He is eight years old.

Fast facts about Max:
  • Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome
  • Has a pet cockroach

10. Amber Holt

Mae Whitman stars as Amber Holt on NBC's Parenthood.
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Amber Holt (Mae Whitman) is Sarah Braverman's rebellious daughter. She's 16.

Fast facts about Amber:
  • Just moved into her first apartment
  • Arrested for marijuana possession with cousin Haddie
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