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RuPaul


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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

RuPaul's Drag Race
(2009-2016)
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!
(2010-2015)
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
The Eyes of Tammy Faye Himself (Narrator)
(2000)
RuPaul's Drag U
RuPaul's Drag U Himself - Host
(2010-2012)

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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)
 2013 (My) Immortal: The Web Series (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Final Battle (2013) ... (performer: "Get Your Rebel Yell On (RuPaul vs. Billy Joel)")
  RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (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)")
 2008 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Karaoke Classics (2008) ... (performer: "Don't Go Breaking My Heart")
 2003 Die Lugners (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... (performer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)" - uncredited)
 2001 Bring It On (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fashion (2001) ... ("Supermodel (You Better Work)", uncredited) / (performer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)" - uncredited)
 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")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Ex-host on the RuPaul Morning Show on WKTU 103.5 (New York City) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

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 »

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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