10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Use Stage Names

What’s in a name?

For everyone, it’s a way to identify oneself as a unique person of their own. For celebrities, whose names are known across the world, a name is everything.

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Some stars have opted to use another alias in lieu of their birth name for various reasons. However, there are some celebrities who many do not realize use a stage name in their careers.

Here are 10 celebrities who you did not know use stage names.

1. Jamie Foxx

jamie foxx uses a stage name

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Born Eric Marlon Bishop, Foxx chose his stage name when he first broke into comedy in the late eighties and early nineties. Following a dare by his girlfriend to take the mic, he realized that he needed a more eye-catching name.

Foxx noticed that female comedians were often given priority over their male counterparts, so he chose Jamie due to his gender ambiguity. The surname of Foxx was chosen as a tribute to Redd Foxx, a black comedian best known for his role in the seventies sitcom Sanford and Son.

2. Brie Larson


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