10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Using Stage Names

what’s in a name?

For everyone, it is a way to get to know oneself as a unique person. For celebrities, whose names are known all over the world, the name is everything.

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Some stars have chosen to use another nickname instead of their birth name for various reasons. However, there are some celebrities that not many are aware of using a stage name in their career.

Here are 10 celebrities you didn’t know using stage names.

1. Jamie Foxx

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Born Eric Marlon Bishop, Fox chose his stage name when he first broke into comedy in the late ’80s and early ’90s. After his girlfriend dared to take the microphone, he realized he needed a name that caught the eye.

Foxx noted that comedic actresses are often given priority over their male counterparts, so he chose Jamie because of her gender ambiguity. Foxx’s title was chosen as a tribute to Redd Foxx, a black comedian known for his role on the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son.

2. Brie Larson