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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
The Eyes of Tammy Faye Himself (Narrator)


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 2009-2017 RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (executive producer - 113 episodes)
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Has released two R & B/Dance albums, the first titled, "Supermodel of the World, " and the second, "Foxy Lady." See more »

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3 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


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Remember, this country was founded by a bunch of men wearing wigs. See more »


Made a media comeback in 1996 after the tabloids dubbed him "The Wicked Witch of MTV" following his Milton Berle issue. He appeared in an exuberantly done gown by fashion designer Bob Mackie at the 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards. See more »

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