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From Miley Cyrus to Jamie Foxx: 15 Stars You Probably Didn’t Know Have Stage Names (Photos)

TheWrap Logo By Ashley Eady of TheWrap Slide 2 of 16: Jamie Foxx (Eric Marlon Bishop)  The Oscar-winning comic-turned-actor Jamie Foxx told David Letterman in 2014 that he adopted his foxy stage name to get a leg up doing stand-up comedy early on in his career. Because women were usually called up first during open mics, he said, he chose a more gender-neutral handle so he would get called up earlier.

Jamie Foxx (Eric Marlon Bishop) 

The Oscar-winning comic-turned-actor Jamie Foxx told David Letterman in 2014 that he adopted his foxy stage name to get a leg up doing stand-up comedy early on in his career. Because women were usually called up first during open mics, he said, he chose a more gender-neutral handle so he would get called up earlier.

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