Want to split names

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When I started in the industry, I just used my legal name. But for the last couple of years I have been using my professional name. I would like to keep that for all of my Above the Line and other professional titles, but for my paycheck PA work and low-level work, I would prefer to just put all of that under my legal name.
How can I do this, now that my credits have all been combined on one page?

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Quick answer: It can't be done.
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Somewhat slower answer: IMDb's policy is One Name Page per person. Even if you did manage to split yourself into 2 pages, they would likely get re-combined by another contributor who knows you are just one person.

It may be easier to accept if you remember this this is IMDb's database, and its primary purpose is to store information about films and the people who work on them, and not as a service to people in the business.

With this in mind, you will realize that this is not "your page", but IMDb's page about you. As such they need to have all your credits in the same page.