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RuPaul

Rupaul, born Andre Charles on November 17 1960, grew up in San Diego, California and learned 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 various flamboyant acts on stage. After battling drug addiction and living in poverty, Rupaul was given a record contract by the famous duo Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, with the hip-hop label Tommy Boy Records. His debut album, "Supermodel of the World", was released in 1993, but it failed on the Billboard Charts until the following year, when the success of the single "Supermodel (You Better Work)" a tribute to the divas of the fashion world placed in the top 30 on the Pop Charts. The music video for "Supermodel" was nominated for Best Dance Video at the 1994 MTV video music awards. In 1992 he met Mathu his make-up artist and Zaldy his costume designer, the two studied every inch of his body and went on to create some of Rupaul's most famous costumes and build what he calls the "Glamazon Look". In 1994 Rupaul recorded a duet with Elton John, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," which charted on the American charts but proved more successful in Europe, where the two co-hosted England's Brit Awards and RuPaul taped a popular Christmas special. In 1995, Rupaul launched his autobiography entitled "Lettin It All Hang Out" which has since been out of print and has sold 450,739 copies on Amazon.com alone. He also appeared in two films, The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), and Spike Lee's Crooklyn (1995). The media exposure gained Rupaul his own show for VH1. The RuPaul Show, which featured Rupaul in various comedic sketches and performing all kinds of stunts ended in 1998. That same year he became a spokesperson for M.A.C. Cosmetics, billing him as "The First Face of M.A.C." Over the course of six years, he launched store openings in ten countries and helped raise over $22 million for the M.A.C AIDS fund. A Christmas album titled "Ho, Ho, Ho," was released in 1997. After moving to Rhino Records for his third album Foxy Lady, RuPaul had two popular singles "Snapshot" and the moving self-inspired "A Little Bit Of Love".


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Nascut:
Nov 17, 1960 in San Diego, California, USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
62
Primul film:
In series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Ultimul film:
Film RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep a Good Queen Down 2021-02-26
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Skin Wars
Poster of RuPaul's Drag Race
Poster of Edtv
Filme in care a jucat
Film RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep a Good Queen Down 2021-02-26
Serial Secret Celebrity RuPaul's Drag Race Self 2020-04-24
Serial AJ and the Queen Robert Lee / Ruby Red 2020-01-10
Serial RuPaul's Drag Race UK Self - Host 2019-10-03
Film The Queens Self 2019-09-13
Film SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout RuPaul (uncredited) 2019-07-12
Serial RuPaul Himself - Host 2019-06-10
Film Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts Himself 2019-04-25
Film Someone Great Hype 2019-04-19
Serial The World's Best Judge 2019-02-03
Film BEAT. Contour. Snatched. How Drag Queens Shaped the Biggest Makeup Trends 2018-12-11
Film RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular Himself 2018-12-07
Film Show Dogs Persephone (voice) 2018-05-18
Film Forbidden 2018-03-15
Film The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years: A Long Road to Freedom Self 2018-03-01
Film Katy Perry: Will You Be My Witness? Self 2017-10-04
Film Susanne Bartsch: On Top Self 2017-05-01
Film Straight Outta OZ 2016-06-23
Serial Skin Wars: Fresh Paint 2016-06-15
Film Hurricane Bianca Weatherman 2016-06-03
Film RuPaul's Drag Race: Green Screen Christmas Himself 2015-12-13
Film Drag Becomes Him (Archive footage) 2015-04-29
Serial Skin Wars Himself - Judge 2014-08-06
Film Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular Himself 2013-11-29
Film The Out List Herself (archive footage) 2013-06-26
Serial RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Self - Host / Judge 2012-10-22
Serial RuPaul's Drag U Himself 2010-07-19
Serial RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked Himself - Narrator (uncredited) 2010-02-01
Serial RuPaul's Drag Race Self - Host 2009-02-02
Film Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen Narrator 2008-12-16
Film Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! Tyrell Tyrelle 2008-11-06
Serial Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World 2007-07-10
Film Starrbooty Starrbooty / Cupcake 2007-01-01
Serial Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
Film Zombie Prom Miss Strict 2006-02-09
Film Who Is Cletis Tout? Ginger Markum 2001-09-12
Film The Truth About Jane Jimmy 2000-08-07
Film But I'm a Cheerleader Mike 2000-07-07
Film The Eyes of Tammy Faye Narrator 2000-01-25
Film Edtv RuPaul 1999-03-26
Serial Time of Your Life 1999-10-25
Film An Unexpected Life Charles 1998-06-24
Film A Very Brady Sequel Ms. Cummings 1996-08-23
Film Red Ribbon Blues Duke 1996-06-07
Serial Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
Film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Rachel Tensions 1995-09-07
Film The Brady Bunch Movie Mrs. Cummings 1995-02-16
Film A Mother's Prayer Deacon "Dede" 1995-05-25
Film Wigstock: The Movie Self 1995-06-09
Film The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special Self 1995-10-27
Film Blue in the Face Dancer 1995-09-15
Serial MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Film The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special Himself 1995-10-27
Film Catwalk Himself 1995-12-08
Film Crooklyn Bodega Woman 1994-05-13
Film Rupaul's Christmas Ball 1993-12-25
Serial Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Film Fertile La Toyah Video Magazine: Inaugural Issue 1993-01-01
Film Nelson Sullivan 1989-07-03
Film Nelson Sullivan's Video Diaries Himself 1989-07-03
Film Pickle Surprise 1989-01-01
Serial Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11