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Paula Abdul grew up in the San Fernando Valley, California. She began taking dance lessons when she was eight. She attended Van Nuys High School, where she was senior class president and head cheerleader. After graduating in 1980, she started college at Cal State-Northridge, majoring in TV and radio. After joining the L.A. Lakers cheerleaders, she... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 5 (2014) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
 2014 Radio 2: In Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kylie Minogue (2014) ... (writer: "Spinning Around")
 2014 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 1 (2014) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
 2013-2014 RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Queens of Talk (2014) ... (performer: "Vibeology")
- Drama Queens (2013) ... (performer: "Cold Hearted")
 2014 RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Queens of Talk (2014) ... (performer: "Vibeology")
 2013 Saints Row IV (Video Game) (performer: "Opposites Attract")
 2013 Celebrity Splash! Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heat 2 (2013) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
 2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Feud (2013) ... (writer: "Cold Hearted" - uncredited)
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Semi-Final Results (2012) ... (performer: "Dream Medley")
 2012 RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- It Takes Two (2012) ... (performer: "Opposites Attract")
  Live to Dance (TV Series) (performer - 7 episodes, 2011) (writer - 7 episodes, 2011)
- Finale (2011) ... (performer: "Live To Dance" main theme) / (writer: "Live To Dance" main theme)
- Final Round (2011) ... (performer: "Live To Dance" main theme) / (writer: "Live To Dance" main theme)
- Semifinal Round 3 (2011) ... (performer: "Live To Dance" main theme) / (writer: "Live To Dance" main theme)
- Semifinal Round 2 (2011) ... (performer: "Live To Dance" main theme) / (writer: "Live To Dance" main theme)
- Semifinal Round 1 (2011) ... (performer: "Live To Dance" main theme) / (writer: "Live To Dance" main theme)
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.5 (2010) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
 2002-2010 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 19 July 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 31 October 2005 (2005) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 19 July 2004 (2004) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 13 January 2003 (2003) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 29 October 2002 (2002) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greatest Aussie Chart Toppers (2010) ... (writer: "Spinning Around")
 2009 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.7 (2009) ... (writer: "Spinning Around")
 2008 Video on Trial (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.20 (2008) ... (performer: "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow")
 2008 Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 March 2008 (2008) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
 2005-2007 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Auditions 5 (2007) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
- Auditions 3 (2005) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
  Hey Paula (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 2007) (writer - 4 episodes, 2007)
- Good Karma (2007) ... (performer: "Karma" - uncredited) / (writer: "Karma" - uncredited)
- Shut Up and Dance (2007) ... (performer: "Karma" - uncredited) / (writer: "Karma" - uncredited)
- Snowed In (2007) ... (performer: "Karma" - uncredited) / (writer: "Karma" - uncredited)
- All That Glitters (2007) ... (performer: "Karma" - uncredited) / (writer: "Karma" - uncredited)
 2005 Kylie 'Showgirl': The Greatest Hits Tour (Video) (writer: "Spinning Around")
 2005 I Love the 80's 3-D (TV Series documentary) (performer: "Forever Your Girl")
 2005 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 4 (2005) ... (performer: "Cold Hearted")
 2005 I Love the '90s: Part Deux (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1990 (2005) ... (performer: "Opposites Attract")
 2003 On Tour Diary (Video documentary short) (performer: "Opposites Attract" - uncredited)
 2002 Kylie Minogue: Kylie Fever 2002 in Concert - Live in Manchester (Video documentary) (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
 2001 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- New Girl (2001) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
 2000 The Frank Skinner Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.11 (2000) ... (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
 2000 The Royal Variety Performance 2000 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Spinning Around")
 2000 CD:UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.92 (2000) ... (writer: "Spinning Around")
 2000 International Indian Film Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Spinning Around")
 1998 Shot Through the Heart (TV Movie) (performer: "Alright Tonight")
 1997 Dying to Belong (TV Movie) (performer: "The Promise of a New Day")
 1996 Muppets Tonight (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Paula Abdul (1996) ... (performer: "Opposites Attract", "Lean On Me")
 1996 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Shopping List (1996) ... (performer: "Crazy Cool")
 1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 (TV Movie) (performer: "Vibeology")
 1991 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Miami Twice: 'Oh to Be in England' (1991) ... (performer: "Rush Rush" - uncredited)
 1990 Side Out (performer: "STRAIGHT UP")
 1989 Ang babaeng nawawala sa sarili (performer: "Cold Hearted" - uncredited)
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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 24 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

When you wish upon a star, you just might become one. See more »

Trivia:

Her father is of Syrian Jewish descent and her mother is a Canadian Jew. Her parents divorced when she was a child. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini