Celebrities who use middle names as first names

Elle and Dakota Fanning: Real names: Mary Elle Fanning and Hannah Dakota Fanning
Elle and Dakota Fanning: Real names: Mary Elle Fanning and Hannah Dakota Fanning
Brad Pitt: Real name: William Bradley Pitt
Brad Pitt: Real name: William Bradley Pitt
Drake: Real name: Aubrey Drake Graham
Drake: Real name: Aubrey Drake Graham
Will Ferrell: John William Ferrell
Will Ferrell: John William Ferrell
Reese Witherspoon: Real name: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon: Real name: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
Rooney Mara: Patricia Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara: Patricia Rooney Mara
Ashton Kutcher: Real name: Christopher Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher: Real name: Christopher Ashton Kutcher
Rose Bryne: Real name: Mary Rose Byrne
Rose Bryne: Real name: Mary Rose Byrne
Tina Fey: Real name: Elizabeth Stamatina Fey
Tina Fey: Real name: Elizabeth Stamatina Fey
Chace Crawford: Real name: Christopher Chace Crawford
Chace Crawford: Real name: Christopher Chace Crawford
Ryan Phillippe: Real name: Matthew Ryan Phillippe
Ryan Phillippe: Real name: Matthew Ryan Phillippe
Mindy Kaling: Vera Mindy Chokalingam
Mindy Kaling: Vera Mindy Chokalingam
Bruce Willis: Walter Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis: Walter Bruce Willis
Michelle Rodriguez: Mayte Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez: Mayte Michelle Rodriguez
Antonio Banderas: Real name: Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas
Antonio Banderas: Real name: Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas

We know that lots of celebrities use stage names for their careers. But there are some stars who choose to use their middle names as their professional monikers.

Whether they thought their first names weren't exciting enough or wanted to keep them more private, we're not sure, but it's interesting to learn the real names of stars you've come to know by another name.

Which movie stars are all called Christopher?

Which famous sisters are known by their more 'interesting' middle names?

Which actress was born Mary?

Find out in our gallery.

-PopSugar.com.au