RuPaul Brief Biography

RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960), known professionally by the mononym RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, television personality, and singer/songwriter. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award in 2016.

RuPaul was born and raised in San Diego and later moved to Atlanta to study performing arts. He settled in New York City where he became a popular fixture on the nightclub scene. RuPaul achieved international fame as a drag queen with the release of his debut single, "Supermodel (You Better Work)", which was included on his debut studio album Supermodel of the World (1993). In 1996, he became a spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics, raising money for the Mac AIDS Fund and becoming the first drag queen to land a major cosmetics campaign. That year, he received his own talk show on VH1, The RuPaul Show, which ran for two seasons before he began co-hosting the morning radio show on WKTU with Michelle Visage. He has had continued success as a recording artist, releasing eleven studio albums to date, including Foxy Lady (1996), Champion (2009), Glamazon (2011), Born Naked (2014) and American (2017).

RuPaul News

• 'Celebrity Big Brother' recap: Mark McGrath wins HoH, nominates Brandi Glanville and Ariadna Gutierrez for eviction
• 'Celebrity Big Brother' recap: Ross Mathews wins special Power of Veto, Metta World Peace gets evicted
• 'Celebrity Big Brother' weekend recap: Shannon Elizabeth evicted as Omarosa Manigault becomes new HoH
• 'Grace and Frankie' renewed for fifth season by Netflix, RuPaul to guest star

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