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Paula Abdul


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 8 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Robots
Robots Watch
(2005)
The Running Man
The Running Man Miscellaneous Crew
(1987)
Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire Miscellaneous Crew
(1996)
American Beauty
American Beauty Miscellaneous Crew
(1999)

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 2017 I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2016 Go for It (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2016 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2015 20 Moments That Rocked Pop (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
 2015 Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Spinning Around")
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2014 Radio 2: In Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2014 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2011-2014 RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
 2014 RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2013 Saints Row IV (Video Game) (performer: "Opposites Attract")
 2013 Celebrity Splash! Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2012 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
  Live to Dance (TV Series) (performer - 7 episodes, 2011) (writer - 7 episodes, 2011)
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2001-2010 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 2009 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2008 Video on Trial (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2008 Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2005-2007 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
  Hey Paula (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 2007) (writer - 4 episodes, 2007)
 2005 Kylie 'Showgirl': The Greatest Hits Tour (Video) (writer: "Spinning Around")
 2005 Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 2005 I Love the 80's 3-D (TV Series documentary) (performer: "Forever Your Girl")
 2005 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2005 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2005 I Love the '90s: Part Deux (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
 2003 On Tour Diary (Video documentary short) (performer: "Opposites Attract" - uncredited)
 2002 Kylie Minogue: Kylie Fever 2002 in Concert - Live in Manchester (Video documentary) (writer: "Spinning Around" - uncredited)
 2001 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2000 The Frank Skinner Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2000 The Royal Variety Performance 2000 (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Spinning Around")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 2000) (performer - 1 episode, 1995)
 2000 CD:UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2000 International Indian Film Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Spinning Around")
 1999 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1998 Shot Through the Heart (TV Movie) (performer: "Alright Tonight")
 1997 Dying to Belong (TV Movie) (performer: "The Promise of a New Day")
 1996 Muppets Tonight (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1996 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1994 Bill Nye, the Science Guy (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1993 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1991 1991 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Vibeology")
 1990-1991 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
 1990 Side Out (performer: "STRAIGHT UP")
 1989 Ang babaeng nawawala sa sarili (performer: "Cold Hearted" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Music video: Choreographer for "Torture" by the Jackson 5. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 8 Interviews | 24 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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When you wish upon a star, you just might become one. See more »

Trivia:

Dancer, Choreographer. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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