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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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  RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (3 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (writer - 43 episodes, 2009 - 2015) (performer - 41 episodes, 2009 - 2015)
- Snatch Game (2015) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited)) / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited) - as RuPaul Charles)
- The DESPY Awards (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)
- Spoof! (There It Is) (2015) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited), "Fly Tonight" (uncredited)) / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Tan with You", "Get Ready to Clock", "I Got Paid", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited), "Fly Tonight" (uncredited) - as RuPaul Charles)
- ShakesQueer (2015) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Feel Like Dancin'", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited), "Fly Tonight" (uncredited)) / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Feel Like Dancin'", "Cover Girl"(uncredited), "Sissy That Walk" (uncredited), "Fly Tonight" (uncredited) - as RuPaul Charles)
- Glamazonian Airways (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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2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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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:

As the two of us sat watching TV, Kurt Loder popped up on the tube, teasing an MTV News story with footage of me frolicking around a shopping mall in Jersey City. He said "Coming up next, she's er ah he's 6' 4" and supermodel of the world. Me and Mama both looked at each other, and in that moment we simultaneously realized that her prediction, made 32 years prior, had finally come true. I was a ... See more »

Trivia:

Has appeared in four films with actress Stockard Channing in Smoke (1995), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), An Unexpected Life (1998) and The Truth About Jane (2000). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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