RuPaul

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  • Birth Name: RuPaul Andre Charles
  • Birth Place: San Diego, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Author, TV host
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Fast Facts

  • Performed with the San Diego Children's Theater in 1972. 
  • Crowned Best Afro and Best Dancer of his ninth-grade class.
  • First TV appearance was in 1982 on The American Music Show, a local public-access program. 
  • Made movie debut in the 1983 indie film The Blue Boy Terror. A year later was cast in Trilogy of Terror, which marked his first performance in drag.
  • Wrote, published and distributed first autobiography If You Love Me, Give It to Me in 1984.
  • Can be seen in the B-52s' 1989 video for "Love Shack."
  • Spokesmodel for M.A.C Cosmetics' VIiva Glam products. 
  • Throughout the 1980s found local success as a singer; gained national attention in 1993 with the tune he cowrote called "Supermodel (You Better Work)," which received an  MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best Dance Video.         
  • Cohosted a morning radio show in New York City in 1996. 
  • Received the 1999 Vito Russo Entertainer Award by GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) and in 2010 won honors from the group for reality program RuPaul's Drag Race.

Awards

  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Reality Host: Nominee
  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Reality Show Host: Winner
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Reality Show Host: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Winner
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Winner

Relationships

  • Renetta Ann Charles — Sister
  • Renae Ann Charles — Sister
  • Irving Charles — Father
  • Rosalind Annette Charles — Sister
  • Ernestine Charles — Mother
  • Georges LeBar — Husband

College

  • Attended San Diego Community College District, San Diego, California, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: RuPaul Andre Charles
  • Birth Place: San Diego, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Author, TV host

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