26 Of The Best Names In Hollywood

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The rule of threes: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, June Diane Raphael, John David Washington…

I was scrolling through my feed today, and I came across this tweet by the one and only Mindy Kaling:


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Like, she makes some points! Sterling K. Brown is strong, distinguished, and debonair.


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ALSO! It’s his real name. The “K” stands for Kelby.

So, here are some more iconic Hollywood names:

1.

Zendaya


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Real name: Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman

Where you know her from: Euphoria, The Greatest Showman, and Spider-Man

2.

Minnie Driver


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Real name: Amelia Fiona Jessica Driver

Where you know her from: Ella Enchanted, Good Will Hunting, and Tarzan

3.

Parminder Nagra


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Real name: Parminder Kaur Nagra

Where you know her from: Bend It Like Beckham, ER, and Agents of Shield

4.

Mahershala Ali


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Real name: Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore

Where you know him from: Moonlight, Green Book, and True Detective.

5.

Guy Fieri


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Real name: Guy Ramsay Ferry

Where you know him from: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and Guy’s Grocery Games

6.

Rip Torn


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Real name: Elmore Rual Torn Jr.

Where you know him from: Dodgeball, Men in Black, and Cross Creek

7.

Breckin Meyer


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Real name: Breckin Meyer

Where you know him from: Clueless, Josie and the Pussycats, and Robot Chicken

8.

Mads Mikkelsen


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Real name: Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen

Where you know him from: Casino Royale, Hannibal, and Another Round

9.

Regina King


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Real name: Regina Rene King

Where you know her from: A Cinderella Story, Jerry Maguire, and If Beale Street Could Talk

10.

Benedict Cumberbatch


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Real name: Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch

Where you know him from: Sherlock, Doctor Strange, and The Imitation Game

11.

Marlon Brando


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Real name: Marlon Brando Jr.

Where you know him from: A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, and The Godfather

12.

Sigourney Weaver


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Real name: Susan Alexandra Weaver

Where you know her from: Alien, Holes, and Ghostbusters

13.

Chadwick Boseman


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Real name: Chadwick Aaron Boseman

Where you know him from: Black Panther, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Da 5 Bloods

14.

Topher Grace


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Real name: Christopher John Grace

Where you know him from: That ’70s Show, BlacKkKlansman, and Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!

15.

Idris Elba


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Real name: Idrissa Akuna Elba

Where you know him from: Luther, Thor, and Beasts of No Nation

16.

Busy Philipps


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Real name: Elizabeth Jean Philipps

Where you know her from: Freaks and Geeks, Cougar Town, and White Chicks

17.

June Diane Raphael


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Real name: June Diane Raphael

Where you know her from: Bride Wars, Long Shot, and Big Mouth

18.

John David Washington


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Real name: John David Washington

Where you know him from: Tenet, BlacKkKlansman, and Ballers

19.

Uzo Aduba


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Real name: Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba

Where you know her from: Orange Is the New Black, Mrs. America, and In Treatment

20.

Rooney Mara


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Real name: Patricia Rooney Mara

Where you know her from: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, and Carol

21.

Giancarlo Esposito


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Real name: Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito

Where you know him from: Breaking Bad, Once Upon a Time, and The Boys

22.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge


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Real name: Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge

Where you know her from: Crashing, Fleabag, and Harry Styles’ music video for “Treat People With Kindness.”

23.

Vin Diesel


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Real name: Mark Sinclair

Where you know him from: Fast and Furious, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Pacifier

24.

Imogen Poots


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Real name: Imogen Gay Poots

Where you know her from: I Know This Much Is True, Black Christmas, and That Awkward Moment

25.

Samuel L. Jackson


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Real name: Samuel Leroy Jackson

Where you know him from: Snakes on a Plane, The Incredibles, and Captain Marvel

26.

And, of course, Reese Witherspoon


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Real name: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

Where you know her from: Legally Blonde, Walk the Line, and Big Little Lies

What are some of your fave Hollywood names? Sound off in the comments below!

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