Paula Abdul


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Paula Abdul grew up in the San Fernando Valley, California. She began taking dance lessons when she was eight. She attended Van Nuys High School, where she was senior class president and head cheerleader. After graduating in 1980, she started college at Cal State-Northridge, majoring in TV and radio. After joining the L.A. Lakers cheerleaders, she... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Robots Watch
(2005)
The Running Man Additional Crew
(1987)
(1989)
American Beauty Additional Crew
(1999)

Filmography

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 2023 Savage Midlife (filming)
Mary Todd
 2022 Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
3-D Reporter / Paula Abdul
 2022 Made for Love (TV Series)
Anydoors
- Hazel vs. Hazel (2022) ... Anydoors
- Under Open Sky (2022) ... Anydoors
- Alice? Are You Listening? (2022) ... Anydoors
- You're Not the First (2022) ... Anydoors
- We're Losing Time (2022) ... Anydoors
 2022 Paula Abdul: Vibeology 2022 (Video short)
Paula
 2022 Paula Abdul: Cold Hearted 2022 (Music Video)
Paula
 2020 Impractical Jokers: The Movie
Paula Abdul
 2019 Marshmello: Tell Me (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 2018 A Sister's Secret (TV Movie)
Detective Tucker
 2017 Untitled Kourtney Kang Project (TV Movie)
Paula Abdul
 2017 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series)
Holly
- Do You Hear What I Hear? (2017) ... Holly
 2016 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (TV Series)
Paula Abdul
- How to Survive Insufficient Funds (2016) ... Paula Abdul
 2014 Neighbours (TV Series)
Paula Abdul
- Episode #1.6910 (2014) ... Paula Abdul
 2009 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Judge Paula
- Grayson's Anatomy (2009) ... Judge Paula
- The Dress (2009) ... Judge Paula
 2008 Hotel Babylon (TV Series)
Paula Abdul
- Episode #3.1 (2008) ... Paula Abdul
 2005-2007 Family Guy (TV Series)
Paula Abdul
- Lois Kills Stewie (2007) ... Paula Abdul (voice)
- Stewie Kills Lois (2007) ... Paula Abdul (voice)
- The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz (2005) ... Paula Abdul (voice)
 2005 Robots
Watch (voice)
 2005 Less Than Perfect (TV Series)
Kathleen
- Distractions (2005) ... Kathleen
 2004 OutKast: Roses (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 2004 That's So Raven (TV Series)
The Host
- The Road to Audition (2004) ... The Host
 2004 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Paula Abdul
- That Old Mac Magic (2004) ... Paula Abdul
 2003 American Idol (Video Game)
Paula Abdul (voice)
 2002 The Master of Disguise
Choreographer (uncredited)
 1999 Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Paula Abdul
- Aging, Not So Gracefully (1999) ... Paula Abdul
 1999 Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (TV Movie)
Denise Walton
 1999 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Sasha
- Dream Girl (1999) ... Sasha
 1998 Spin City (TV Series)
Paula Abdul
- It Happened One Night (1998) ... Paula Abdul
 1998 The Waiting Game (TV Movie)
Amy Fuentes
 1997 Touched by Evil (TV Movie)
Ellen Collier
 1996 Paula Abdul: Ain't Never Gonna Give You Up (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1996 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Paula Abdul
- Affair (1996) ... Paula Abdul
 1996 Cybill (TV Series)
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- Lowenstein's Lament (1996) ... Paula Abdul (uncredited)
 1995 Paula Abdul: Crazy Cool (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1995 Paula Abdul: My Love Is for Real (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1992 Paula Abdul: Vibeology - International Version (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1992 Paula Abdul: Will You Marry Me? (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1991 Paula Abdul: Rush Rush (Music Video short)
Julie (uncredited)
 1991 Paula Abdul: Vibeology (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1991 Paula Abdul: Blowing Kisses in the Wind (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1991 MC Skat Kat Feat. Paula Abdul: Skat Strut (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1991 Paula Abdul: The Promise of a New Day (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1991 L.A. Story
Roller skater in front of Tail O' the Pup (uncredited)
 1989 Paula Abdul: Knocked Out - Original Version (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1989 Paula Abdul: Knocked Out - Version 2 (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1989 Paula Abdul: Straight Up (Video)
Paula Abdul
 1989 Paula Abdul: It's Just, the Way That You Love Me (Version 2) (Music Video short)
Paula Abdul
 1989 Paula Abdul: Opposites Attract (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1989 Paula Abdul: Cold Hearted (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1989 Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl (Music Video short)
Paula Abdul
 1989 Paula Abdul: Straight Up (Music Video short)
Paula Abdul
 1988 Paula Abdul: It's Just, the Way That You Love Me (Version 1) (Music Video short)
Paula Abdul
 1987 Angela Winbush: Run to Me (Music Video)
Dancer
 1987 Toto: Till the End (Music Video)
Dancer
 1987 Can't Buy Me Love
Dancer (uncredited)
 1986 Janet Jackson: Nasty (Music Video)
Friend
 1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Movie)
Choreographer (uncredited)
 1986 Janet Jackson: When I Think of You (Music Video)
Paula Abdul
 1986 Janet Jackson: What Have You Done for Me Lately (Music Video)
Jackson's Friend
 1983 Private School
Cheerleader (uncredited)
 1978 Junior High School (Short)
Sheri / Dancer
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in Garth Brooks' video "We Shall Be Free". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 8 Interviews | 25 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Cameo | Facebook | See more »

Height:

5' (1.52 m)

Spouse:

Brad Beckerman  (divorced) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on her style of choreography] When people expect me to go right, I'll go left. I'm unpredictable. See more »

Trivia:

Paula spent her honeymoon with ex-husband Emilio Estevez in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. See more »

Trademark:

Mezzo-soprano vocal range

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