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Paula Abdul



Not exactly what you'd call a soul or disco diva, former Laker Girl Paula Abdul has nevertheless enjoyed some impressive commercial triumphs. As a teen, she was the major choreographer and a member of the Los Angeles Lakers' cheerleaders. She moved from that role to choreographing videos for Janet Jackson's Control album and The Tracey Ullman Show. Abdul switched to recording in 1988, with the LP Forever Your Girl. It sold more than seven million copies, topped the pop charts for ten weeks, and yielded number one singles in the title track, "Straight Up," "Cold Hearted," and "Opposites Attract." Though ripped by some critics for lacking vocal range, distinction, or edge, Abdul followed that album in 1991 with Spellbound, which also topped the charts for two weeks, and sold over three million copies. Her third album, Head Over Heels, was released in 1995.



Although not active on the recording side since that album, Abdul remained in the entertainment limelight. She scored some small acting parts in a few films in the mid-'90s (most notably Touched by Evil in 1996) and was married to actor Emilio Estevez from 1992 to 1994. But perhaps Abdul's biggest claim to fame yet has been her role as judge on the enormously popular American Idol reality series, starring alongside the acerbic Brit Simon Cowell and music-industry vet Randy Jackson on the show that draws millions of viewers each week. In mid-2007, Abdul could be seen in a reality series on Bravo called Hey Paula which followed her as she went about her daily activities. When her run ended with American Idol, Abdul continued to thrive in the reality industry, with the competetive dance series Live to Dance in 2011.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
68% Bruno
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Romy & Michele: In the Beginning
  • Herself
2005
64% Robots
  • Watch
2005
No Score Yet Paula Abdul - Video Hits
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Zoe's Dance Moves
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Zoe's Dance Moves
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Power Girls
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Waiting Game
  • Amy Fuentes
2001
No Score Yet Mr. Rock 'n Roll: The Alan Freed Story
  • Denise Walton
1999
No Score Yet Touched by Evil
  • Ellen Collier
1996
No Score Yet Paula Abdul's Get Up and Dance!
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Paula Abdul - Under My Spell
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet For Our Children: The Concert
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Club MTV Party to Go
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Touched by Evil
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet Paula Abdul - Straight Up
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet So You Think You Can Dance
2005
  • Judge
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Judge
  • Judge
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Live to Dance
2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Judge
  • Producer
  • Lead Expert
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Herself
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The X Factor
2011-2014
  • Judge
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Performer
  • Actor
No Score Yet Real Husbands of Hollywood
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge
50% Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life
2016
  • Herself

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