RuPaul

Lowest Rated: 13% Fled (1996)
Birthday: Nov 17, 1960
Birthplace: Not Available
Fusing tall, dark, and handsome with exaggerated femininity, the 6'7" celebrity drag queen RuPaul was born in San Diego, CA, as RuPaul Andre Charles. He attended Northside School for the Performing Arts but dropped out to get his GED and work for his brother-in-law's car lot. His first television appearance was in 1982 on the public access show "The American Music Show" as the leader of "RuPaul and the Uhauls." In the late '80s he and electroclash pioneer Larry Tee moved to N.Y.C. to hang out in dance clubs and make records. When he perfected his "black hooker drag" look, RuPaul was voted the Queen of Manhattan on the party scene and appeared in the B-52's music video for "Love Shack." During this time, he released his debut album on the Funtone label and continued his recording career on Tommy Boy Records. In 1994, he made his feature film debut in Spike Lee's Crooklyn as a woman with an amazing blonde afro. The next year saw lots of cameos in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Smoke, Blue in the Face, and Wigstock: The Movie. He started getting actual roles with the TV movie A Mother's Prayer, the comedy Red Ribbon Blues, and both Brady Bunch movies. In 1996, he began hosting the dance-music morning show on WKTU with Seduction vocalist Michelle Visage. Soon, VH1 took notice and gave him his own series, the celebrity talk show and variety program The RuPaul Show. In the late '90s, he started appearing as a man under his full name RuPaul Charles. He played camp counselor Mike in But I'm a Cheerleader, Stockard Channing's friend Jimmy in the Lifetime movie The Truth About Jane, and guest-hosted the PBS series In the Life. He also briefly appeared in the crime comedy Who Is Cletis Tout? and narrated the documentary The Eyes of Tammy Faye. In 2003, he began filming Rob Howard's Skin Walker. He went on to host the reality TV show RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% Susanne Bartsch: On Top Actor 2018
No Score Yet Hurricane Bianca Weatherman 2016
No Score Yet Ladies or Gentlemen Narrator 2009
22% Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! Tyrelle Tyrelle 2008
No Score Yet Starrbooty Starrbooty / Cupcake Producer 2007
No Score Yet Glitter & Queer Actor 2005
23% Who Is Cletis Tout? Ginger $65.4K 2002
No Score Yet Arrested Soul Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Truth About Jane Jimmy 2000
39% But I'm a Cheerleader Mike $0.2M 2000
86% The Eyes of Tammy Faye Narrator 2000
64% EDtv Himself 1999
No Score Yet Alma Actor 1997
No Score Yet An Unexpected Life Charles 1997
53% A Very Brady Sequel Ms. Cummings 1996
13% Fled Himself 1996
41% Blue in the Face Dancer 1995
40% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Rachel Tensions 1995
93% Smoke A dancer 1995
77% Wigstock: The Movie Himself 1995
No Score Yet A Mother's Prayer Dede 1995
62% The Brady Bunch Movie Mrs. Cummings 1995
76% Crooklyn Bodega Woman 1994

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Bravest Knight
2019
Voice
  • 2019
No Score Yet The World's Best
2019
Judge
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
70% RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
2012
Host Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2011
83% RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
Host Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2018
0% The Alec Baldwin Show
2018
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2018
No Score Yet Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
2016
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011-2017
Himself
  • 2017
84% Animals.
2016-2018
Dr. Labcoat
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid
2016
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
65% The Muppets
2015-2016
Himself
  • 2016
67% The Real O'Neals
2016-2017
Himself
  • 2016
No Score Yet Skin Wars
2014-2016
Judge
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
69% Mystery Girls
2014
Emilio San Juan
  • 2014
69% The Comeback
2005-2014
Himself
  • 2014
78% Happy Endings
2011-2013
KrisJahn
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
96% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Rudolph
  • 2010
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004
Judge
  • 2008

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