14 Actors And Musicians Who Had To Change Their Names Because Someone Else … – BuzzFeed

New Jack City‘s Vanessa Williams told Entertainment Weekly that she didn’t see an issue with it because “there’s enough work for both of us.”

The confusion actually began before they were famous. In the ’80s, they applied for the same musical theater program at NYU.

However, things got even more confusing when Vanessa L. Williams starred in the TV show version of Soul Food and Vanessa Estelle Williams starred in the movie version of Soul Food. As a result, SAG decided, since both women had established careers under the name Vanessa Williams, they could both be credited as simply Vanessa Williams.

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