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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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Known For

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
The Eyes of Tammy Faye Himself - Narrator
RuPaul's Drag U
RuPaul's Drag U Himself - Host


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  RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (3 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (writer - 52 episodes, 2009 - 2017) (performer - 51 episodes, 2009 - 2017)
- Category Is (2017) ... (performer: "U Wear It Well") / (writer: "U Wear It Well")
- The Realness (2016) ... (performer: "The Realness") / (writer: "The Realness")
- Bitch Perfect (2016) ... (performer: "Cha Cha Bitch")
- 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)
 2017 Girlboss (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Garbage Person (2017) ... (performer: "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" - uncredited)
  Please Like Me (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Babaganoush (2016) ... (performer: "Geronimo") / (writer: "Geronimo" - as RuPaul Andre Charles)
  RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (TV Series) (performer - 13 episodes, 2012 - 2016) (writer - 13 episodes, 2012 - 2016)
- All Stars Supergroup (2016) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme" (uncredited), "Cover Girl (Macutchi's TaterZ DeeP)" (uncredited), "Read U Wrote U") / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme" (uncredited), "Read U Wrote U")
- Family That Drags Together (2016) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme" (uncredited), "Step It Up", "Cover Girl (Macutchi's TaterZ DeeP)" (uncredited)) / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme" (uncredited), "Step It Up")
- Drag Fish Tank (2016) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Cover Girl (Macutchi's TaterZ DeeP)" - uncredited) / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme" - as RuPaul Charles, uncredited)
- Revenge of the Queens (2016) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Cover Girl (Macutchi's TaterZ DeeP)" - uncredited) / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme" - uncredited)
- Drag Movie Shequels (2016) ... (performer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme", "Cover Girl (Macutchi's TaterZ DeeP)" - uncredited) / (writer: "RuPaul's Drag Race Theme" - uncredited)
  Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- NeNe Leakes vs. Todd Chrisley (2016) ... (performer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)") / (writer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)")
  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: 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 Special) (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)")
 2012 Sarah G Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Enchong Dee/Richard Reynoso/Chad Borja/Vina Morales (2012) ... (writer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)")
 2011 Katinkas kalas (music: "Cover Girl") / (performer: "Cover Girl") / (writer: "Cover Girl")
 2010 BearCity (performer: "Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous")
  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" - as RuPaul Charles)
 2001 Bring It On (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fashion (2001) ... ("Supermodel (You Better Work)", uncredited) / (performer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)" - uncredited)
 2000 La gran vida (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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Andre Charles | R.A. Charles | RuPaul Charles | Ru Paul


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[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 »


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