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Born Rupaul Andre Charles on November 17 1960, he grew up in San Diego, learning fashion tips from his mother and three sisters. After some time living in Atlanta doing odd jobs such as a used-car salesman, RuPaul moved to New York by the early '90s. He had begun performing in local Manhattan clubs and became a popular attraction through his ... See full bio »

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  Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Nancy Sorrell (2015) ... (performer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)" - uncredited)
  RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (3 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (writer - 49 episodes, 2009 - 2015) (performer - 47 episodes, 2009 - 2015)
- Countdown to the Crown (2015) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Born Naked", "Cover Girl"(uncredited)) / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Born Naked", "Cover Girl"(uncredited) - as RuPaul Charles)
- And the Rest Is a Drag (2015) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Born Naked", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited), "Fly Tonight" (uncredited)) / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Born Naked", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited), "Fly Tonight" (uncredited) - as RuPaul Charles)
- Hello, Kitty Girls! (2015) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited), "Fly Tonight" (uncredited)) / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited), "Fly Tonight" (uncredited) - as RuPaul Charles)
- Prancing Queens (2015) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited), "Fly Tonight" (uncredited)) / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited), "Fly Tonight" (uncredited) - as RuPaul Charles)
- Divine Inspiration (2015) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited), "Fly Tonight" (uncredited)) / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited), "Fly Tonight" (uncredited) - as RuPaul Charles)
  RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2014) (performer - 14 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (writer - 13 episodes, 2013 - 2014)
- Sissy That Walk (2014) ... (performer: "Sissy That Walk") / (writer: "Sissy That Walk")
- Drag My Wedding (2014) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme") / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme" - as RuPaul Charles)
- Queens of Talk (2014) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme") / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme" - as RuPaul Charles)
- Drag Queens of Comedy (2014) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme") / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme" - as RuPaul Charles)
- Glamazon by Colorevolution (2014) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme") / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme" - as RuPaul Charles)
 2013 Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular (TV Movie) (performer: "Fashion!" - uncredited)
  RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes, 2012) (writer - 5 episodes, 2012)
- The Grand Finale (2012) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Sexy Drag Queen", "Responsitrannity") / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Sexy Drag Queen", "Responsitrannity" - as RuPaul Charles)
- Dynamic Drag Duos (2012) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Sexy Drag Queen", "Responsitrannity") / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Sexy Drag Queen", "Responsitrannity")
- All Star Girl Groups (2012) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Sexy Drag Queen", "Responsitrannity") / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Sexy Drag Queen", "Responsitrannity", "Glamazon", "Cover Girl (Put the Bass in Your Walk)", "Jealous of My Boogie")
- Queens Behaving Badly (2012) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Sexy Drag Queen", "Responsitrannity") / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Sexy Drag Queen", "Responsitrannity")
- It Takes Two (2012) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Sexy Drag Queen", "Responsitrannity") / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Sexy Drag Queen", "Responsitrannity" - as RuPaul Charles)
 2012 Sarah G Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Enchong Dee/Richard Reynoso/Chad Borja/Vina Morales (2012) ... (writer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)")
  Being Erica (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Shhh... Don't Tell (2009) ... (performer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)") / (writer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)")
 2009 Sorority Row (performer: "Jealous of My Boogie") / (writer: "Jealous of My Boogie" - as RuPaul Charles)
 2008 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Karaoke Classics (2008) ... (performer: "Don't Go Breaking My Heart")
 2006 Queens of Heart: Community Therapists in Drag (Documentary) (writer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)" - as RuPaul Andre Charles)
 2006 Bachelor Party Vegas (Video) (performer: "Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous")
 2006 Zombie Prom (Short) (performer: "Jonny Don't Go (To the Nuclear Plant) - End Credits")
 2005 Disaster! (performer: "Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous")
 2005 Beauty Shop (writer: "Supermodel" (2000) - as Rupaul Charles)
 2003 Die Lugners (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... (performer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)" - uncredited)
 2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie (writer: "Supermodel" - as Ru Paul Andre Charles)
 2003 Party Monster (performer: "Supermodel") / (writer: "Supermodel")
 2001 Bring It On (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fashion (2001) ... ("Supermodel (You Better Work)", uncredited) / (performer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)" - uncredited)
 2000 Living It Up (performer: "Dont Go Breaking My Heart")
 1999 But I'm a Cheerleader (performer: "Party Train") / (writer: "Party Train" - as RuPaul Charles)
 1995 The Brady Bunch Movie (as RuPaul Charles, "Supermodel (You Better Work)") / (performer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)")
 1995 Wigstock: The Movie (Documentary) ("Free To Be", "House of Love")
 1993-1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Beavis and Butt-head vs. the Vending Machine (1994) ... (performer: "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart")
- Balloon (1993) ... (performer: "Supermodel")
 1994 The Brit Awards 1994 (TV Special) (performer: "Don't Go Breaking My Heart")
 1993 Addams Family Values (performer: "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get")
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Alternate Names:

Andre Charles | R.A. Charles | RuPaul Charles | Ru Paul

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his TV show 'Drag Race'] We're looking for showgirls, not some Tom, Dick or Harry who happens to have a pussycat wig and a pair of cha-cha heels. But hopefully we are inspiring a new crop of queens. The truth is we're all in drag. We're all playing dress-up. Even if you work on Wall Street or at McDonald's you're putting on a persona. See more »

Trivia:

Scored four #1 singles from his debut album on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts, with Supermodel (You Better Work), A Shade Shadey (Now Prance), Back To My Roots and House Of Love. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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