A list of celebrities with stage names, loosely ordered by fame and popularity. It’s difficult to get into the show industry, but a catchy stage name might help you stand out in a sea of dull Joe Smiths and Anne Taylors. This list contains celebrities you may not have known were using fictitious stage names, such as those who went by their middle names and those who used variants of their family names. To prevent confusion with other actors, a number of people on this list altered their names. For example, Michael Keaton, better known as Batman, was born Michael John Douglas, not Michael Kirk Douglas (whose own father, Kirk Douglas, was born Issur Danielovitch). Other celebrities changed their names in order to maintain their anonymity. Natalie Hershlag was a well-known child actor, but you probably know her as Natalie Portman. Some celebrities who use aliases alter their identities just because they sound better. This list of notable stage names covers celebrities with nicknames as well as celebrities who have altered their names. It does not, however, include female celebrities who use their married surname professionally, renowned people who were adopted by stepparents as children and had their names legally altered, or celebrities with blatantly theatrical stage names, such as many wrestlers and eponymous artists. Adele has to have a surname, right? You are aware that Sting’s true name is not Sting. You’re fairly sure it wasn’t a coincidence that the Macho Man’s surname was Savage. Check out the funniest celebrity names and this list of terrible celebrity baby names for more celebrity name lists.

12. Billie Eilish-born Billie Eilish Pirate Bai:

 

11. Luke Bryan-born Thomas Luther Bryan:

 

10. Elizabeth Banks-born Elizabeth Irene Mitchell:

 

9. Stan Lee-born Stanley Leiber:

 

8. Kate McKinnon-born Kate McKinnon Berthold:

 

7. Taika Waititi-born Taika David Cohen:

 

6. John Boyega-born John Adedayo B. Adegboyega:

 

5. Nicki Minaj-born Onika Tanya Maraj:

 

4. Michael Keaton-born Michael John Douglas:

 

3. Mahershala Ali-born Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore:

 

2. Alison Brie-born Alison Brie Schermerhorn:

 

1. Winona Ryder-born Winona Laura Horowitz:

So yes, these are the 12 celebrities We Fans Have No Idea Who Used Stage Names. Well, I personally had no idea that these celebs had different stage names, but they did. Did you guys know this? Do let us know in the comment section down below. Till then, keep on reading Animated Times, the perfect place to get a closer look at the entertainment industry, upcoming movies, TV series, celebrity gossip, and much more. We’ll have you covered, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more.

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