18 Celebrities Whose Real Name You’ve Probably Never Heard

You might not be able to recall a single song by the cult-classic Angelina Germanotta Stefani Joanne, or name a single film starring Maurice Joseph Michael Wright. But we’ve no doubt you know Lady Gaga and Michael Caine.

Here at CHEERY, we dug into our favourite celebrities’ biographies and dusted off the names they were given at birth.

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Jamie Foxx — Eric Marlon Bishop

Iggy Azalea — Amethyst Amelia Kelly

Alicia Keys — Alicia Augello Cook

Whoopi Goldberg — Caryn Elaine Johnson

Miley Cyrus — Destiny Hope Cyrus

David Tennant — David John McDonald

Dove Cameron — Chloe Celeste Hosterman

Joaquin Phoenix — Joaquin Rafael Bottom

Charlie Sheen — Carlos Irwin Estevez

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Post Malone — Austin Richard Post

Jonathan Rhys Meyers — Jonathan Michael Francis O’Keeffe

Mindy Kaling — Vera Mindy Chokalingam

Michael Keaton — Michael John Douglas


If you were a celebrity, what stage name would you choose for yourself?

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