Get this: A lot of the celebrities you know and love actually go by different names behind the scenes. Some are nicknames their families made when they were young, while others were given to them by their castmates or famous friends. There are also celebs who prefer using their legal name when they're not in the spotlight in an effort to keep their public and personal identities separate. Since your favorite stars have been part of various circles through the years, it makes sense they're known by different titles depending on who they're around. Still, that doesn't change the fact you've gotten so used to their stage names, any other label is surprising. These celebrity nicknames will make you see your faves in a whole new light.
From Meghan Markle and Anne Hathaway, to Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt, just about every big celebrity has changed their name when entering Hollywood. When you're going into a business where your name is your brand, finding the right one is so important, especially because it's stuck with you for life. While fans know them by their stage names, others call them something else entirely. Here are some of the best celebrity nicknames.