Can you answer these real 'Jeopardy!' clues about celebrities?
People may not be able to go to the movies, theaters, or concerts as frequently as before as Americans do their part to social distance during the coronavirus pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped some actors, musicians, and artists from churning out work and entertaining everyone through screen, stage, and music.
Still, if you’re suffering from some withdrawal with less entertainment options than usual, here’s a handy quiz to test your celebrity and pop culture knowledge.
Stacker dug into past “Jeopardy!” clues, which are memorialized in the ”Jeopardy!” Archive and constantly updated—through June 2020, when the most recent season concluded—to compile the following list of 25 “Jeopardy!” clues about celebrities. The first slide in the sequence includes the clue, category, value, and date the episode aired, followed by a slide with the answer in standard “Jeopardy!” format.
The quiz is wide-ranging, featuring models, athletes, and movie stars. Do you know the common bond shared by a certain pop star from Louisiana and the Emmy-nominated actress who portrayed a Russian spy? What about the real name of the star of “Sleepless in Seattle” and the actress married to a member of Klaxons? There’s also a unique “Jeopardy!” bond between a former choreographer and a vegan known for playing a grizzled detective on an HBO drama. Stacker has included those clues and more in this comprehensive quiz to get you ready for the 37th season of “Jeopardy!”
Click through to find out the answers to these questions and more, such as what Fred Savage is up to these days, and what television host guest-starred on a song with Kobe Bryant—a tie to the late NBA star pops up elsewhere in the quiz, related to a director whose latest release is “Da 5 Bloods.” When you’re done with this one, be sure to check out Stacker’s other “Jeopardy!” quizzes.
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- Clue: Elizabeth Jennings on “The Americans” and “Felicity”
- Category: TV: WHO PLAYED ’EM?
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Feb. 5, 2019
Answer #1: Who is Keri Russell?
For her work on “The Americans,” Keri Russell earned three Emmy Award nominations. Russell confirmed her relationship with Matthew Rhys, her co-star on “The Americans,” in 2014. As a child, she was a member of “The All New Mickey Mouse Club.”
- Clue: “Sleepless in Seattle” star Margaret Hyra
- Category: CELEBRITIES’ ORIGINAL NAMES
- Value: $2000
- Date episode aired: Dec. 17, 2003
Answer #2: Who is Meg Ryan?
Meg Ryan also starred in the seminal romantic comedies “When Harry Met Sally” and “You’ve Got Mail.” She made her directorial debut in 2015, with “Ithaca.” In the 1990s, Ryan was married to actor Dennis Quaid.
- Clue: This Canterbury native became a household name after playing Legolas in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy
- Category: CELEBRITIES
- Value: $800
- Date episode aired: Oct. 21, 2004
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Answer #3: Who is Orlando Bloom?
Orlando Bloom, who also starred in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series, has been open about overcoming dyslexia. Bloom is also a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
- Clue: Promoter: organized-crime-family-head monarch
- Category: CELEBRITIES IN OTHER WORDS
- Value: $2000
- Date episode aired: April 7, 2009
Answer #4: Who is Don King?
Don King’s most notable promoted fights include “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila.” King later promoted fights for Mike Tyson. Always a controversial figure, King has recently showed up to events supporting President Trump.
- Clue: In 2003, this singer became the youngest and first Colombian UNICEF international goodwill ambassador
- Category: INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITIES
- Value: $600
- Date episode aired: Nov. 15, 2010
Answer #5: Who is Shakira?
Along with Jennifer Lopez, Shakira has been streamed more than 8 billion times on Spotify. Shakira has won three Grammy Awards and has performed numerous times at the FIFA World Cup.
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