Celebrities That Changed Their Names Are 1. Dove Cameron 2. Calvin Harris 3. Meg Ryan 4. Vin Diesel and 6 others.
There are a few reasons why an artist often takes a stage title more than their real moniker. Either they think their born title is unattractive or difficult to pronounce or spell. Moreover, it can be because the title is already being used by another known personality.
Followings are the stars list who made a switch before they entered Hollywood.
Artists Who Changed Their Names
|Celebrities Current Name||Real Name|
|1. Dove Cameron||Chloe Celeste Hoffman|
|2. Calvin Harris||Adam Richard Wiles|
|3. Meg Ryan||Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra|
|4. Vin Diesel||Mark Sinclair|
|5. Nicki Minaj||Onika Tanya Maraj|
|6. Diane Keaton||Diane Hall|
|7. Olivia Wilde||Olivia Jane Cockburn|
|8. Katy Perry||Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson|
|9. Jamie Foxx||Eric Marlon Bishop|
|10. Alicia Keys||Alicia Augello Cook|
1. Dove Cameron
Cast of Schmigadoon Dove Cameron portrayed the character of Betsy. The musical comedy television series released on July 16, 2021.
Born Chloe Celeste Hoffman had a strong bond with her late father, Philip Alan Hosterman. Philip passed away when the singer was 15. As in memory and tribute to him, the Descendants actress legally adopted the nickname her father used to call her.
According to the Boyfriend Singer, her father called her Dove more than he called her by her birth title. There are friends and family members who still call her by her birth moniker.
One time Daytime Emmy Award winner entered Hollywood with her second title in 2007. She debuted in acting as Young Cosette in Les Miserables. Recently, she has had a recurring role in the sketch comedy series History of the World, Part II.
2. Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris broke Coachella rule after the curfew by 22 minutes on 22 April 2023. Calvin was fined $1000/minute.
The annual music festival features musical artists of different genres of music every year. This year in the first show of the music event, the Scottish DJ kept playing banger after banger ignoring the curfew rule.
Born Adam Richard Wiles is a singer, Songwriter, record player, and DJ. He released his debut album, "I Created Disco," in 2007. Some of his popular songs are One Kiss (2018), Outside (2014), Summer (2014), How Deep is Your Love (2015), and many more.
More than his actual moniker, the artist is well-known for his stage handle. Wiles substituted his cognomen to exploit the racial ambiguity of his stage title as he thought it sounded more racially ambiguous.
3. Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp still together as friends but not romantically. The former couple ended their engagement after a year in 2019.
The ex-fiances started dating in 2010. Mellencamp is an American singer and songwriter. They had an on-and-off relationship during that time. After being in love for four years, Top Gun actress and Hurts So Good singer put a fullstop to their relationship.
Again in 2017, the couple reunited and exchanged rings in November 2018. However, their engaged life didn't last long.
Not forget, When Harry Met Sally superstar was born on November 19, 1961, as Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra.
Margaret thought her birth title was quite a mouthful for the entertainment industry. Thus, she shortened it using her grandmother's moniker when she joined the Screen Actors Guild.
4. Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel movies in order from oldest to newest are 1. Awakenings 2. The Iron Giant 3. Fast And Furious 4. Bloodshot. Fast X is his latest picture from 2023.
Less people may know he was born Mark Sinclair on July 18, 1967, in Alameda County. His parents are Irving Vincent and Delora Vincent. The actor used the short form of his mother's moniker to make his new first.
About his surname, that is the moniker his friends gave him when he was young. His pals said the Riddick Star was always full of energy.
The Fate of the Furious star has been in the showbiz industry for over three decades. Starting with an uncredited appearance in drama in 1990, he has worked on numerous movies and produced several. His upcoming are Faxt X and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
5. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. Maraj switched her last name to Minaj as per the advice of a guy from her first production deal.
After marrying her husband, Kenneth Petty, in 2019, the hip-hop artist kept her legal title as Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two-year-old son.
Regarding her family, her father, Robert Maraj, is a financial executive, while her mother, Carol Maraj, is a gospel singer. Besides, she grew up in Jamaica with her sister and two brothers.
The Pinkprint artist began her rapping career in 2004 with a music group called Full Force in Brooklyn. The same year, the group recorded an entrance song for WWE Diva Victoria.
She is prominent as the "Queen of Rap" with bestselling music and musical versatility. Billboard ranked her the best-selling female rapper in 2010 with one hundred Billboard Hot 100 entries.
6. Diane Keaton
New movie with Diane Keaton is Book Club: The Next Chapter. The romantic comedy picture by Bill Holderman will release on May 12, 2023.
With the upcoming picture, it makes near to six decades journey of the actress in the film industry. She began her career in 1968 with an American Broadway Hair.
The subsequent year, she made her film debut with Lovers and Other Strangers. Moreover, she got guest roles in television series like Love, American Style, and Mannix.
Play It Again Sam Star was born as Daine Hall to her homemaker mother, Dorothy Deanne, and real estate broker father, John Newton Ignatius.
The 77-year-old actress switched her denomination as there was another actress as Diane Hall in the Actor's Equity Association.
7. Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis drama made headlines after their separation in November 2020. The former couple was engaged for seven years.
Tron: Legacy actress ended her relationship with her actor fiance due to a dispute over their bicoastal lifestyle. She belonged to New York City and was leaning more toward Los Angeles.
Booksmart debut director came to the world as Olivia Jane Cockburn On March 10, 1984. Her father, Andrew Cockburn, and mother, Leslie Cockburn, raised her along with her two siblings. Andrew is a British journalist, while Leslie is an American producer and journalist.
About her designation, she changed her moniker paying tribute to her favorite author Oscar Wilde. In the initial phase of her acting career, the actress switched her surname.
8. Katy Perry
Katy Perry 4th album Prism was released on October 18 2013 by Capital Records. The pop genre album consists of five singles, including Roar.
The pop singer shortened her name from Katheryn Elizabeth Husdon so that she wouldn't be confused with Bride Wars actress Kate Hudson. Perry is her mother's maiden title.
Her mom Mary Christine used her father, Maurice Keith Hudson's surname after tieing the knot with him in the 1980s. The singer is the niece of Frank Perry, the film director.
The American Idol judge has won four Guinness World Records for her singing. That is not the only accolade she received. Out of numerous awards and nominations, a few are five American Music Awards and fourteen People's Choice Awards.
Besides being a successful singer and songwriter, Daisies artist is a social media influencer. She has over 197 million people following her on Instagram. Also, she owns her shoe brand Katy Perry Collections.
9. Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx update health condition that he is good now after being hospitalized in Georgia. Foxx experienced a sudden medical emergency during the shooting.
The versatile actor and comedian is working on his upcoming movie Back in Action. He had only eight days of shooting left when he had to rush to the hospital. His health was so serious that his family flew from Atlanta to take him to the hospital.
Oscar-winning comedian chose his stage moniker from Eric Marlon Bishop during his stand-up days. He chose the title of his late idol, American solo comedian Redd Foxx.
He chose a feminine-sounding moniker for his denomination as he felt female comedians were often called to the stage first. Or else, his father Darrell Bishop and Louise Annette Talley Dixon gave him his baptismal moniker after he was born on December 13, 1967, in Terrell, Texas.
10. Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys Summer Tour will begin on June 18 in Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The Keys To The Summer Tour is planned to end on August 2 in Los Angeles.
The Girl on Fire announced her upcoming concerts via her official Instagram account a few days back. She wrote, " I'm about to bring you this NEW VIBRATIONNNSSSS."
The five times Grammy Awards winner was born on January 26, 1981, as Alicia Augello Cook in New York City. Her mother, Teresa Augello, is a legal assistant and part-time actress. Teresa raised her only child as a single mother after her African American husband left in 1983.
Dream On artist renamed her Alicia Keys to reflect her love of music. "It's like the piano keys," she explains why she chose her stage title stating it can open lots of doors.
The superstar started learning piano lessons when she was seven. Her stage label and her impressive piano skills are no coincidence.
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