ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

List of Celebrities and Their Real Names

Updated on August 5, 2017
lovebuglena profile image

Lena Kovadlo is a writer for various content sharing websites. She's an author of 10 books and helps other authors publish their books.

celebrity real names
celebrity real names

What do celebrities like Jay-Z, Eminem, Natalie Portman, and Jennifer Aniston have in common? These are not their real names. It is obvious that Jay-Z and Eminem are not the celebrities' real names but it may not seem so obvious when it comes to Natalie Portman and Jennifer Aniston.

There are many celebrities in the entertainment world - whether recording artists, actors, or others - who do not go by their real names (the names they were born with). It is always interesting to know the real names of celebrities. Here is a list of some of the well known celebrities and their real names.

Celebrities Real Names - Recording Artists

  • 50 Cent: Curtis Jackson
  • Akon: Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam
  • Alicia Keys: Alicia Augello Cook
  • Busta Rhymes: Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr.
  • Cher: Cherilyn Sarkisian
  • Clay Aiken: Clayton Holmes Grissom
  • David Bowie: David Robert Jones
  • Dido: Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong
  • Donna Summer: LaDonna Adrian Gaines
  • Dr. Dre: Andre Romelle Young
  • Elvis Costello: Declan Patrick MacManus
  • EMINEM: Marshall Bruce Mathers III
  • Faith Hill: Audrey Faith Perry
  • Gene Simmons: Chaim Witz
  • Jay-Z: Shawn Corey Carter
  • Katy Perry: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
  • Lady Gaga: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
  • Lil’ Bow Wow: Shad Gregory Moss
  • Lil’ Kim: Kimberly Denise Jones
  • Madonna: Madonna Louise Ciccone
  • Master P: Percy Robert Miller
  • Missy Elliott: Melissa Arnette Elliott
  • Nas: Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones
  • Pink: Alecia Beth Moore
  • Queen Latifah: Dana Elaine Owens
  • Randy Jackson: Randall Darius Jackson
  • Tina Turner: Anna Mae Bullock

Celebrities Real Names - Actors/Actresses

  • Al Pacino: Alfredo James Pacino
  • Alec Baldwin: Alexander Rae Baldwin III
  • Anthony Hopkins:Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins
  • Bernie Mac: Bernard Jeffrey McCullough
  • Cedric the Entertainer: Cedric Antonio Kyles
  • Chuck Norris: Carlos Ray Norris
  • Dwayne Johnson was known as The Rock during his wrestling days.
  • Jack Nicholson: John Joseph Nicholson
  • Jane Seymour: Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg
  • Jennifer Aniston: Jennifer Linn Anastassakis
  • Johnny Depp: John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II
  • Jude Law: David Jude Heyworth Law
  • Kirk Douglas: Issur Danielovitch
  • Meryl Streep: Mary Louise Streep
  • Natalie Portman: Natalie Hershlag
  • Portia de Rossi: Amanda Lee Rogers
  • Steve Martin: Stephen Glenn Martin
  • Tom Cruise: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
  • Whoopi Goldberg: Caryn Elaine Johnson
  • Will Smith: Willard Christopher Jr
  • Zack Efron: Zachary David Alexander Efron

© 2011 Lena Kovadlo

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • babynology profile image

      babynology 

      4 years ago from New York

      I love your new hub theme! It's very nice. And a lot easier to read than old one, Actually.

    • rauffray profile image

      rauffray 

      7 years ago from BC, Canada

      You are welcome, Lena. I enjoy reading your articles.

    • lovebuglena profile imageAUTHOR

      Lena Kovadlo 

      7 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Thank you for your comment Regis. It is appreciated as always.

      Lena

    • rauffray profile image

      rauffray 

      7 years ago from BC, Canada

      Another interesting hub, Lena. I can certainly understand why many of them would change their names. Thank you for sharing this information.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)