Someone once asked why fans are obsessed with celebrity heights, I wasn’t sure what answer to give at the time because I wasn’t sure I knew why until recently when I figured out some possible reasons which differ from person to person. Now check this out!
For some fans, the quest to find out the height of their favorite celebrity is actually just their way of making sure the celebrity is as tall as they appear on the screen. This is because it has been proven that many times through several effects, stars are made to appear taller on screen than they actually are in real life and for others, it is just for the records.
For whichever of these reasons, no one can actually pretend not to care or not to have at one time or the other googled the height of a celebrity. Thus, celebrity heights are and would remain one thing fans would always be concerned about. Interestingly, many have fallen into the web of believing their favorite star is very tall, only to be disappointed when they finally meet them in person.
To help keep your high hopes in check, we present to you ten surprising celebrity heights. You might have thought they were taller or even shorter but the revelation of their actual heights would keep you shocked. Check them out.
10 Surprising Celebrity Heights You Would Be Shocked To Find Out
These celebrities are some of the best in what they do and their works both on the big screen and the stage has kept us entertained for decades, and it is not like their heights have stopped them from doing what they are best known for, this is just a way to feed your curiosity about the heights of these celebrities. In no particular order, we present to you 10 celebrity heights that would shock you.
1. Jada Pinkett Smith
This amazing woman has got it all – style, class, and fame. She is an actress, singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, wife, and mother. Jada Pinkett-Smith is the true definition of a 21st-century independent woman. Born September 18th, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland the star is of Jamaican, African American descent. Her mother named her after her favorite soap-opera actress, Jada Rowland.
The beautiful wife of Hollywood star Will Smith and mother of two has graced the big screen for almost three decades and has received several awards and accolades as the reward for her hard work and contributions to the growth of the industry. While Jada is so blessed with beauty and brains, she is actually not blessed with height. Standing at a height of 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m), Jade is definitely not one of the tallest in Hollywood.
2. Daniel Radcliffe
The English actor and producer has been acting since he was ten. After playing David Copperfield in BBC TV drama adaptation of Charles Dickens’s 1850 novel of the same name, Daniel Radcliffe has remained a face that has continued to grace the big screens.
His fame grew and he gained worldwide recognition after he began portraying Harry James Porter (the titular protagonist) in the Harry Potter – film series that is based on J. K. Rowling’s novels and for his outstanding performances in the series, Dan has been nominated for so many awards and has won a good number too including the Teens Choice Award amongst many others.
We are all so carried away by how well he acts that his height is often not so noticed or rather overlooked? Radcliffe stands at a height of 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in). The actor knows and admits he used to be very conscious of his height.
3. Lil’ Kim
Lil’ Kim is one of the best female rappers in the world right now. She has been in the music industry for over two decades and has not lost her relevance. Just for the records, the Queen of Rap and Hip-Hop Goddess, as she is popularly called, in her over twenty years career, has sold not less than thirty million copies of her singles and fifteen million albums around the world.
Standing at a height of 4 ft 9 in (1.50 m), one inch behind Jada Smith, it is obvious that the “Queen of Rap” is not actually the queen of heights.
4. Lady Gaga
In her over a decade career, Queen of Monsters Lady Gaga has released five studio albums, with several singles which has sold millions of copies around the world putting her on Guinness World Records as one of the world’s best-selling music artists right now with an estimated sale of twenty-seven million album copies around the world and one hundred and forty-six million singles as at January 2016
She has bagged several prestigious awards which include 6 Grammy awards, 3 Brit awards, 13 MTV Video Music Awards, one Golden Globe and the inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Contemporary Icon Award. Lady Gaga is everything amazing except for her not so amazing height. Even though the pop-icon appears to be tall on stage, she is just 5 ft 1 in but because she is always on freakishly tall heels, her height is not easily noticed.
5. Danny DeVito
This legendary actor and filmmaker, Danny DeVito has appeared in over one hundred and twenty movies in his over four decades in Hollywood and has also won several awards which include an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and many others.
Asides from acting, DeVito is one of the major film and TV producers in Hollywood. Some of the movies he is given credit for producing include Erin Brockovich (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture), Garden State, Get Shorty, Gattaca, among others. He is also a renowned director.
However, the actor is arguably one of the shortest actors in Hollywood standing at a height of 4 ft 8 in.
Just when you think you have seen it all with Danny DeVito, Nicole Polizzi, popularly known as Snooki comes in looking even smaller. The media star is as tall, did I say tall? Sorry, I mean she is at the same height with the legendary Hollywood actor and producer DeVito. Despite being only 4 ft 8 in tall (142 cm), she was a cheerleader back in her high school days at Marlboro High School, New York.
The star who is of Chilean descent and was adopted and raised by an Italian American couple was nicknamed Snooki back in her days in middle school for being the first to make out with a young boy in her entourage, she decided to adopt the name as her stage name.
She became popular after she participated in an MTV reality show Jersey Shore. Her fame and popularity further increased when she began appearing on talk shows like The Wendy Williams Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The View.
7. Kanye West
Kanye West may be one of the biggest talents in the music industry at the moment, but he is certainly not one of the tallest, he is only a little over 5 feet 8 inches which is just a little above average height. While standing beside his wife Kim Kardashian, who is just 5 ft 2 in, he is bound to appear really tall, but if made to stand beside the likes of Dywane Johnson who is above 6 ft, it becomes quite obvious that he isn’t as tall as we all thought.
The rapper and songwriter was born in Atlanta but was raised in Chicago. With a total of twenty-one Grammy awards, West is not only one of the most awarded artists of all time, but also the most Grammy-awarded artist of his generation. He is also among Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2005 and 2015 respectively.
8. Eva Longoria
Popular for playing Gabrielle Solis in ABC’s TV series The Desperate Housewives, Texas-born Eva Longoria has been in Hollywood since 1999 and in her almost two decades in the industry, she has appeared in several popular movies and TV series like The Young and the Restless, The Sentinel, Over Her Dead Body, For Greater Glory, Frontera, Lowriders, Overboard amongst many others.
This beauty of Mexican descent is different in many ways; she is the only one of her parents four daughters who has dark eyes, hair and is dark skinned, her three older sisters have fairer skin and hair with blue eyes, thus growing up, she thought she was adopted.
Although, it is not certain if she is almost the shortest among her siblings, The Desperate Housewives star, and Miss Corpus Christi USA stands at a height of 5 ft 2 in, thanks to her killer heels which always makes her appear taller.
9. Howard Stern
If you were meeting him for the first time and didn’t know him prior to that time, you would definitely mistake him for an athlete, maybe a retired NBA player or something but surprisingly Howard Stern had never been an NBA player, if he ever did play basketball at all, it must probably be something he did to keep fit or just for the fun of it.
The media personality stands at a height of 6 ft 5 in, making him one of the tallest celebrities on our list of ten surprising celebrity heights you would be shocked to find out.
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10. Peter Mayhew
Of course, we all know the English-American actor, who has been playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series since 1977 is quite tall but what many of us are not aware of is how tall the actor is. The actor stands at a height of 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m), his height is not a result of gigantism, but due to a connective tissue disorder known as the Marfan syndrome.