Malia Obama now goes by Malia Ann, in an apparent bid to dodge accusations of nepotism Malia Ann Obama attends the “The Heart” Premiere during the 2024 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, January 18, 2024 © Getty Images / Dia Dipasupil Top stories Ten years after Maidan: Why won’t the West admit that the coup was based on a lie? FEATURE Evidence that external forces were involved has been suppressed for ‘political reasons’ Latest Top Stories Zelensky promises ‘new counteroffensive’ EU imposes new sanctions on Russia Rodents damaging Western hardware in Ukraine – Le Figaro Russia seizes more than $1 billion of German firm’s assets China promises payback for UK sanctions Kiev’s sponsors should hold ‘discreet’ talks with Moscow – Ukrainian ambassador .breaking-news[data-href=”Obama’s daughter reveals new name”] { display: none; }

Malia Obama, daughter of former US President Barack Obama, has dropped her father’s surname for her Hollywood debut. Malia Ann quietly announced her nom de plume when her first short film, ‘The Heart’, recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

The eldest Obama daughter’s change of name was revealed in a ‘Meet the Artist’ video published by festival organizers last month, and has been the subject of tabloid gossip ever since. In the video, Malia Ann described her film as “an odd little story, somewhat of a fable, about a man grieving the death of his mother,” but made no mention of dropping her globally-recognized surname.

The 25-year-old first attempted to break into show business in 2017, when she took an internship with movie mogul and sex offender Harvey Weinstein. After graduating from Harvard University in 2021, she worked as a writer on the Amazon Prime Video television series ‘Swarm,’ although commenters on social media have persistently argued that her rise in the industry came as a result of her father’s name. (RT)