35 Stars Who Have Been Going by Their Middle Names This Whole Time

Not every celebrity goes by the name on their birth certificate (what, you didn't know Lady Gaga wasn't born that way?), but some stage names are definitely more obvious than others. There are a handful of stars who have been using their middle names throughout their careers, and you probably didn't even realize it! Whether they're using it as their first name or their last, we've rounded up over 30 stars who you may be surprised to learn have been low-key lying to you this whole time — scroll through to see them all now.

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Casey Affleck = Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck
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Casey Affleck = Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck

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Mindy Kaling = Vera Mindy Chokalingam
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Mindy Kaling = Vera Mindy Chokalingam

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Ryan Phillippe = Matthew Ryan Phillippe
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Ryan Phillippe = Matthew Ryan Phillippe

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Lea Michele = Lea Michele Sarfati
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Lea Michele = Lea Michele Sarfati

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Jude Law = David Jude Heyworth Law
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Jude Law = David Jude Heyworth Law

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Angelina Jolie = Angelina Jolie Voight
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Angelina Jolie = Angelina Jolie Voight

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Jason Momoa = Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa
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Jason Momoa = Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa

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Ashton Kutcher = Christopher Ashton Kutcher
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Ashton Kutcher = Christopher Ashton Kutcher

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Rihanna = Robyn Rihanna Fenty
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Rihanna = Robyn Rihanna Fenty

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Reese Witherspoon = Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
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Reese Witherspoon = Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

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Téa Leoni = Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni
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Téa Leoni = Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni

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Keke Palmer = Lauren Keyana Palmer
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Keke Palmer = Lauren Keyana Palmer

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Theo James = Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis
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Theo James = Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis

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Kevin Spacey = Kevin Spacey Fowler
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Kevin Spacey = Kevin Spacey Fowler

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Bruce Willis = Walter Bruce Willis
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Bruce Willis = Walter Bruce Willis

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Aaron Paul = Aaron Paul Sturtevant
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Aaron Paul = Aaron Paul Sturtevant

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Tina Fey = Elizabeth Stamatina Fey
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Tina Fey = Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

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Zachary Levi = Zachary Levi Pugh
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Zachary Levi = Zachary Levi Pugh

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Jonah Hill = Jonah Hill Feldstein
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Jonah Hill = Jonah Hill Feldstein

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Faith Hill = Audrey Faith Perry
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Faith Hill = Audrey Faith Perry

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Tim McGraw = Samuel Timothy McGraw
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Tim McGraw = Samuel Timothy McGraw

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Dakota Fanning = Hannah Dakota Fanning
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Dakota Fanning = Hannah Dakota Fanning

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Elle Fanning = Mary Elle Fanning
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Elle Fanning = Mary Elle Fanning

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Skylar Astin = Skylar Astin Lipstein
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Skylar Astin = Skylar Astin Lipstein

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Norah Jones = Geetali Norah Jones Shankar
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Norah Jones = Geetali Norah Jones Shankar

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Marie Osmond = Olive Marie Osmond
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Marie Osmond = Olive Marie Osmond

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Paul McCartney = James Paul McCartney
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Paul McCartney = James Paul McCartney

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Garth Brooks = Troyal Garth Brooks
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Garth Brooks = Troyal Garth Brooks

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Tom Cruise = Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
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Tom Cruise = Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

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Will Ferrell = John William Ferrell
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Will Ferrell = John William Ferrell