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Jonah Hill files petition to legally change his last name

Jonah Hill files petition to legally change his last name

The Wolf of Wall Street star is in the process of changing his name according to documents filed this month.

Jonah Hill is in the process of changing his name – and his new moniker might surprise you.

The 38-year-old star has established himself a household name since his acting debut in The 40-Year-Old Virgin back 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) respectively.

But one thing fans may not be aware of after all these years is Hill's real surname.

Jonah Hill wants to change his surname.
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Yep, turns out ‘Jonah Hill’ is something of a stage name – and now the filmmaker is seeking to make it official.

That means fans won’t have to do call him anything different, because the Hollywood star – whose full name is Jonah Hill Feldstein – has filed a petition in LA to drop ‘Feldstein’ from his name, according to documents obtained by TMZ.

Super fans may already be familiar with Hill’s family surname thanks to his sister and fellow actor Beanie Feldstein.

The 29-year-old actress starred in the acclaimed comedy-drama films Lady Bird (2017) and Booksmart (2019) and more recently played Monica Lewinsky in Impeachment: American Crime Story.

UNILAD has contacted Hill's representatives for comment.

Aaron Paul and his wife Lauren.
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Hill isn't the only Hollywood bigwig who's decided to make their stage name their legal name; Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul recently filed a petition to change his own name to Aaron Paul.

The 43-year-old actor, whose real surname name is Sturtevant, has submitted legal documents to have it changed to Paul.

The name change is set to be a family affair as Paul’s wife, Lauren, is also looking to change her last name to Paul.

They're reportedly requesting to change their seven-month baby’s name from Casper Emerson Paul to Ryden Caspian Paul.

As per the documents obtained by the outlet, Aaron and Lauren said they were required to name their baby boy at the hospital; however, shortly after he was born, the couple settled on another name that they liked better.

Apart from changing his name, Hill has been busy with his Netflix film Stutz, an acclaimed documentary about mental health. Watch the trailer below:

The film was named after Hill's therapist Dr. Phil Stutz, who is one of the world’s leading psychiatrists and has helped a range of patients over the last 40 years, including ‘world-class creatives and business leaders’ according to the official Netflix synopsis.

Viewers also get a chance to be walked through Stutz’s visualisation exercises, known as The Tools.

Featuring candid conversations about Dr. Stutz’s and Hill’s mental health journeys, the film aims to frame the journey toward mental health in a manner that is accessible to anyone, whether or not they are actively seeking help.

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Topics: Celebrity, Jonah Hill