The Surprising Real Names of 15 Celebrities

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Celebrities change their names for a variety of reasons. Sometimes there’s nothing wrong with it at all, and simply need a screen name to grab people’s attention. There are other times when it conflicts with another star’s name in some strange coincidence. However, they also do it for the most mundane reasons like it’s too long or it reminds people of unpleasant things. Here are a couple of celebrities who have changed their names for Hollywood and you probably didn’t realize it.

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Yesika Reyes is an avid enthusiast of film, television, literature, and video games. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of video game culture and lifestyle website Gamemoir. On top of that, she is a news editor for Gameranx.
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