Can you answer these real 'Jeopardy!' clues about celebrities?

Written by:
September 24, 2020
Scott Wintrow // Getty Images

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.

You may also like: Can you answer these real "Jeopardy!" questions about TV shows

     

    1 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #1

    - Clue: Elizabeth Jennings on “The Americans” and “Felicity”
    - Category: TV: WHO PLAYED ’EM?
    - Value: $400
    - Date episode aired: Feb. 5, 2019

    2 / 50
    Neilson Barnard // Getty Images

    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.”

    3 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #2

    - Clue: “Sleepless in Seattle” star Margaret Hyra
    - Category: CELEBRITIES’ ORIGINAL NAMES
    - Value: $2000
    - Date episode aired: Dec. 17, 2003

    4 / 50
    Kevin Winter // Getty Images

    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.

    5 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #3

    - 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

    You may also like: Most influential celebrities on social media

    6 / 50
    David Livingston // Getty Images

    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.

    7 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #4

    - Clue: Promoter: organized-crime-family-head monarch
    - Category: CELEBRITIES IN OTHER WORDS
    - Value: $2000
    - Date episode aired: April 7, 2009

    8 / 50
    Mireya Acierto // Getty Images

    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.

    9 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #5

    - 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

    10 / 50
    Noam Galai // Getty Images

    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.

    You may also like: 50 richest celebrities in the world

    11 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #6

    - Clue: He co-wrote and directed the quirky films “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Moonrise Kingdom”
    - Category: KEEPING UP WITH THE ANDERSONS
    - Value: $1200
    - Date episode aired: May 28, 2013

    12 / 50
    Matt Winkelmeyer // Getty Images

    Answer #6: Who is Wes Anderson?

    Wes Anderson has frequently collaborated with Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Anjelica Huston. Anderson attended the University of Texas and has directed a commercial for American Express. His latest film, “The French Dispatch,” is scheduled for release in October.

    13 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #7

    - Clue: In 2012 Demi Lovato and this superstar joined “The X Factor” as judges for season two
    - Category: CELEBRITIES
    - Value: $600
    - Date episode aired: Feb. 11, 2013

    14 / 50
    Christopher Polk // Getty Images

    Answer #7: Who is Britney Spears?

    Britney Spears is another former member of “The Mickey Mouse Club.” In 2011, Spears won MTV’s Video Vanguard Award. Currently, Spears is trying to win a legal battle to reverse a conservatorship arrangement.

    15 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #8

    - Clue: A good detective might deduce that this “Elementary” co-star has exhibited her artwork under the name Yu Ling
    - Category: CELEBRITIES
    - Value: $400
    - Date episode aired: Feb. 11, 2016

    You may also like: 100 best Westerns of all time

    16 / 50
    Matt Winkelmeyer // Getty Images

    Answer #8: Who is Lucy Liu?

    Lucy Liu has held solo art shows since 1993. With a studio in New York, Liu’s work has been featured in galleries in Singapore, Germany, and the U.K. She also has seven directorial credits in addition to her long acting résumé.

    17 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #9

    - Clue: Martha Stewart and this taller person got their first Primetime Emmy nominations for their “Potluck Dinner Party”
    - Category: FIRST-TIME EMMY NOMINEES 2017
    - Value: $2000
    - Date episode aired: Jan. 16, 2018

    18 / 50
    Amy Sussman // Getty Images

    Answer #9: Who is Snoop Dogg?

    Snoop Dogg’s other notable acting credits include appearances in “Training Day” and “Half Baked.” He also starred in a docuseries that followed his role as a youth football coach. Snoop Dogg can be seen on television screens in 2020 endorsing Corona beer.

    19 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #10

    - Clue: This “White Men Can’t Jump” actress has choreographed stage shows for Diana Ross and Bobby Brown
    - Category: THEY DANCE RINGS AROUND YOU!
    - Value: $1200
    - Date episode aired: Oct. 9, 2002

    20 / 50
    Spencer Platt // Getty Images

    Answer #10: Who is Rosie Perez?

    In “White Men Can’t Jump,” Rosie Perez’s character fulfilled her dream of appearing on “Jeopardy!” One of the categories she swept through was foods that start with the letter Q. Perez, a noted boxing fan, has been a vocal advocate for coronavirus testing and taking safety precautions against COVID-19.

    You may also like: Best and worst Al Pacino movies

    21 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #11

    - Clue: This wrestler made his movie debut as the Scorpion King in “The Mummy Returns”
    - Category: CELEBRITIES
    - Value: $1000
    - Date episode aired: Feb. 7, 2002

    22 / 50
    Jesse Grant // Getty Images

    Answer #11: Who is The Rock?

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson played college football at the University of Miami, teaming up with future Hall of Famers like Warren Sapp. After becoming WWE champion, The Rock entered the film industry, where he is now the world’s highest-paid actor. This summer, he announced that he recovered from the coronavirus.

    23 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #12

    - Clue: In 1969 the “Miracle Mets” won the World Series and this star pitcher, “Tom Terrific,” won the Cy Young Award
    - Category: CY YOUNG AWARD WINNERS
    - Value: $600
    - Date episode aired: Feb. 18, 2009

    24 / 50
    Jim McIsaac // Getty Images

    Answer #12: Who is Tom Seaver?

    Tom Seaver won three Cy Young Awards, won 311 games, and had the highest percentage of Hall of Fame votes at the time of his induction. After baseball, Seaver did some broadcasting and became enraptured with his winery. Seaver died Aug. 31, 2020, from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19.

    25 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #13

    - Clue: Cheers! As Marty Hart on “True Detective,” this actor had to make some sense of Matthew McConaughey
    - Category: HELP! TV POLICE!
    - Value: $600
    - Date episode aired: Jan. 4, 2018

    You may also like: 10 times 'Black Mirror' mirrored real life

    26 / 50
    Dimitrios Kambouris // Getty Images

    Answer #13: Who is Woody Harrelson?

    Woody Harrelson also starred with Rosie Perez in “White Men Can’t Jump” and cheered her on during her impressive “Jeopardy!” run. Harrelson has been nominated for nine Emmy Awards, winning once. Harrelson is a noted vegan and advocate for medical marijuana.

    27 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #14

    - Clue: Chadwick Boseman in “Get on Up”
    - Category: PLAYING THE SINGER ON FILM
    - Value: $800
    - Date episode aired: March 9, 2020

    28 / 50
    Hulton Archive // Getty Images

    Answer #14: Who is James Brown?

    Chadwick Boseman also portrayed Jackie Robinson in “42” and Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall.” He inspired millions as King T’Challa in “Black Panther.” Boseman died on Aug. 28, 2020; the tweet celebrating his life from his verified Twitter account is now the most-liked tweet in Twitter history.

    29 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #15

    - Clue: He gave the world Emilio Estevez
    - Category: POP QUIZ
    - Value: $600
    - Date episode aired: Dec. 11, 2013

    30 / 50
    JC Olivera // Getty Images

    Answer #15: Who is Martin Sheen?

    Martin Sheen is also the father of actor Charlie Sheen. Noted for roles on “The West Wing” and in “Apocalypse Now,” Sheen has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fall 2020, Sheen will reunite with co-stars from “The West Wing” for a special benefit episode.

    You may also like: Best Meryl Streep movies

    31 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #16

    - Clue: Wong Kar-wai’s “Chungking Express” was imported to the United States by this “Jackie Brown” director
    - Category: HONG KONG CINEMA
    - Value: $600
    - Date episode aired: May 4, 1998

    32 / 50
    Amy Sussman // Getty Images

    Answer #16: Who is Quentin Tarantino?

    Wong Kar-wai won critical acclaim with films like “Chungking Express” and “In the Mood for Love.” Wong often sets his films in Hong Kong, where he grew up after being born in Shanghai. Many of his films have starred Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Maggie Cheung.

    33 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #17

    - Clue: This British actress wore a short Chanel dress for her 2013 wedding to indie rocker James Righton
    - Category: CELEBRITY MARRIAGES
    - Value: $1000
    - Date episode aired: Oct. 14, 2014

    34 / 50
    Axelle/Bauer-Griffin // Getty Images

    Answer #17: Who is Keira Knightley?

    James Righton was a singer and keyboardist for Klaxons and began dating Keira Knightley around 2011. Knightley is best known for starring in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, “Love Actually,” and as a model for Chanel. Knightley, who starred in the soccer film “Bend It Like Beckham,” is a fan of English club West Ham United.

    35 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #18

    - Clue: This director became almost as famous for taunting Reggie Miller at Knicks games as he was for making movies
    - Category: CELEBRITY SUPERFANS
    - Value: $800
    - Date episode aired: Dec. 10, 2019

    You may also like: The strange and beautiful worlds of Tim Burton movies

    36 / 50
    Jeff Kravitz // Getty Images

    Answer #18: Who is Spike Lee?

    Spike Lee is a Knicks season ticket holder, but also has been known to voice his frustration with the team and its ownership. Lee most recently directed “Da 5 Bloods.” In February 2020, Lee wore a tuxedo to the Oscars that memorialized Kobe Bryant.

    37 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #19

    - Clue: In 2018 this former “Grey's Anatomy” actress had the title role as she hunted a hit woman on “Killing Eve”
    - Category: TV
    - Value: $800
    - Date episode aired: Oct. 25, 2018

    38 / 50
    Kevin Winter // Getty Images

    Answer #19: Who is Sandra Oh?

    Sandra Oh is also known for performances in “Sideways” and “Arli$$.” At the 2019 Golden Globes, Oh thanked her parents in Korean; at the 2018 Emmys, Oh attended with her mother, who wore a Korean hanbok. Sitting next to her mother that night, Oh said that it is an honor just to be Asian, which became a slogan of empowerment.

    39 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #20

    - Clue: He crooned, “Cause you’re a good girl and you know it, you act so different around me”
    - Category: LAYING DOWN SOME R&B & HIP-HOP VOCALS
    - Value: $200
    - Date episode aired: Nov. 16, 2018

    40 / 50
    Christopher Polk // Getty Images

    Answer #20: Who is Drake?

    Drake has been spending quarantine filming a variety of music videos at home, while releasing “Dark Lane Demo Tapes.” His absence has been noted during the NBA playoffs, which are being held in a private location in Florida. Last year, Drake was courtside for many of the memorable moments of the Toronto Raptors’ championship run.

    You may also like: Exploring minority representation in the biggest box office winners ever

    41 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #21

    - Clue: This former child actor is now a busy TV director and even directed brother Ben in “Boy Meets World”
    - Category: FRED(E)RIC(K)S OF HOLLYWOOD
    - Value: $800
    - Date episode aired: Feb. 7, 2020

    42 / 50
    FOX // Getty Images

    Answer #21: Who is Fred Savage?

    Fred Savage is probably best known for starring in “The Wonder Years.” In adulthood he’s become an active director, working on shows like “Modern Family.” This summer, a reboot of “The Wonder Years” was announced.

    43 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #22

    - Clue: Leading his team to a come-from-behind victory, this 24-year-old Kansas City QB became the youngest Super Bowl MVP winner in 2020
    - Category: SPORTS HISTORY
    - Value: $1000
    - Date episode aired: April 9, 2020

    44 / 50
    Tom Pennington // Getty Images

    Answer #22: Who is Patrick Mahomes?

    After winning the Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes signed a contract that could earn him $500 million. Pat Mahome, his father, pitched 11 seasons in the majors.

    45 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #23

    - Clue: On his modestly titled “K.O.B.E.,” Kobe Bryant duetted with this top model and talk show host
    - Category: HIP HOP HOOPSTERS
    - Value: $200
    - Date episode aired: Dec. 9, 2011

    You may also like: 100 best albums of the 21st century, according to critics

    46 / 50
    Kevork Djansezian // Getty Images

    Answer #23: Who is Tyra Banks?

    Tyra Banks is also an actress, featured in “Higher Learning” and on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” before hosting “America’s Next Top Model.” The multitalented Banks also wrote a young adult novel, “Modelland,” which is a bestseller.

    47 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #24

    - Clue: This late actor had a daughter named Matilda with Michelle Williams
    - Category: ACTOR FACTOR
    - Value: $400
    - Date episode aired: April 2, 2013

    48 / 50
    ALBERTO PIZZOLI // Getty Images

    Answer #24: Who is Heath Ledger?

    Heath Ledger starred in “10 Things I Hate About You” and “A Knight’s Tale” before earning more dramatic roles in films like “Brokeback Mountain.” Ledger died in 2008, right after filming “The Dark Knight.” One year later, Ledger posthumously won an Academy Award for portraying The Joker in the film.

    49 / 50
    Amanda Edwards // Getty Images

    Clue #25

    - Clue: This three-named Canadian lass checks into a heartbreak hotel in the video for “Party for One,” sort of a break-up song
    - Category: SOLITARY SINGERS
    - Value: $2000
    - Date episode aired: May 28, 2019

    50 / 50
    Steve Jennings // Getty Images

    Answer #25: Who is Carly Rae Jepsen?

    Carly Rae Jepsen earned fame with her single “Call Me Maybe,” but she achieved cult status with her 2015 album “Emotion.” Jepsen has performed on Broadway and a television live special of “Grease.” Her legion of fans cross many demographics—as NPR wrote, “She gives voice to universal sentiments, from defeatist heartbreak to escapist fantasy to all-consuming devotion and desire.”

    You may also like: 50 movies that offer comfort in trying times

    Trending Now