Jonah Hill files petition to legally change his name
He's gone by Jonah Hill all his life, but this isn't actually his legal name
Jonah Hill has filed a petition to legally change his name. The actor, 38, has become a household name since his acting debut in The 40-Year-Old Virgin in 2006.
Since then he has starred in the likes of Superbad and 21 Jump Street and earned two Academy Award nominations for his supporting roles in Moneyball (2011) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2014).
But Hill isn't actually his real surname. The actor was born Jonah Hill Feldstein but has always gone by his middle name during his career.
Now, he has decided to drop Feldstein from his moniker, officially making his name Jonah Hill.
TMZ reports that the actor filed the petition in Los Angeles this week to legally lose the family name Feldstein from his name.
The documents state the Academy Award nominee wants the name he has publicly gone by for years to be his legal name.
Jonah has one sister, actress Beanie Feldstein, whose first names are Elizabeth Greer.
Jonah follows in the footsteps of Aaron Paul, who earlier this month filed a petition to legally change his surname to Paul from Sturtevant and change the first names of his baby son.
The Breaking Bad actor, 43, was born Aaron Paul Sturtevant but adopted his stage name because it was an easier surname to pronounce.
He and his wife, Lauren Parsekian, have now filed to change their surnames as well as the legal first names of their 7-month-old son Ryden Caspian, who is currently legally named Casper Emerson.
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