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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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 2009 Sorority Row (performer: "Jealous of My Boogie") / (writer: "Jealous of My Boogie" - as RuPaul Charles)
 2006 Queens of Heart: Community Therapists in Drag (Documentary) (writer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)" - as RuPaul Andre Charles)
 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 The Lizzie McGuire Movie (writer: "Supermodel" - as Ru Paul Andre Charles)
 2003 Party Monster (performer: "Supermodel") / (writer: "Supermodel")
 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 Addams Family Values (performer: "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get")
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Andre Charles | R.A. Charles | RuPaul Charles | Ru Paul


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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I was having breakfast in the Presidential Suite of the Century Plaza Hotel courtesy of the "John & Leeza Show" when the phone rang and it was my manager. He told me that Elton John wanted to include me on his upcoming "Duets" album and was I interested? I said, "Hold on one minute." The size of the suite gave me the opportunity to flail my arms around while running back and forth screaming "Oh ... See more »


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 »

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