• Biography

RuPaul is known as an American drag queen, singer, and actor. He is most famous for 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and 'RuPaul's Drag U'.

Background and Age

RuPaul Andre Charles on November 17, 1960, in San Diego, California. His folks separated from each other when RuPaul was seven, and he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, with his sister and her better half during his teenage years. RuPaul eventually started wearing his sisters' garments and investigating cross-dressing, imitating stars like Diana Ross and Jane Fonda in his childhood.

In Atlanta, RuPaul went to the Northside School of Performing Arts. Despite the fact that he didn't graduate, it was a major advance toward considering going all in the realm of performance. In 1982, RuPaul made the next stride and sent a photograph of himself to a TV program called The American Music Show, requesting to appear on air. A little while later, he was appearing on the series normally, regularly with his recently formed band, RuPaul and the U-Hauls.

Married, Wife, and Kids

RuPaul married his long-lasting partner and lover, Australian painter Georges LeBar, in January 2017.

Career and Net Worth

In 1994, RuPaul made his feature film debut in Spike Lee's Crooklyn, and another aspect of his performing career was propelled. A series of roles would pursue, including on TV shows like In the House and in movies like The Brady Bunch Movie, Blue in the Face, and To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. In 1995, RuPaul saw his collection of memoirs Lettin' It All Hang Out distributed and he likewise signed on as a model with MAC beauty care products. RuPaul next handled his very own TV syndicated program, appropriately titled The RuPaul Show, which kept running until 1998.

RuPaul truly became a cultural icon with a 2009 introduction of his long-running unscripted reality television contest, RuPaul's Drag Race. In 2016 and 2017 he won Emmys for his work on Drag Race. The season 9 debut featured Lady Gaga and with near one million watchers tuning in, turned it into the most-watched episode in the show's history.

RuPaul's independent album collection Slay Belles was released in 2015, and his new game show, Gay for Play, debuted in April 2016. RuPaul released three album collections the next year to keep his music career active while he was becoming a huge star on TV.

In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, RuPaul’s Drag Race was nominated for and won the award for Outstanding Reality Competition Series.

Date modified: Jun 5, 2020
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