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RuPaul
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RuPaul at DragCon in 2019
Born
RuPaul Andre Charles

November 17, 1960 (1960-11-17) (age 59)
Occupation
  • Drag performer
  • actor
  • model
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • television personality
  • author
Television RuPaul's Drag Race
Spouse(s)
Georges LeBar (m. 2017)
Musical career
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Labels
  • Funtone
  • Every
  • Tommy Boy
  • Rhino
  • RuCo
  • World of Wonder
Associated acts
  • Lady Bunny
  • Michelle Visage
RuPaul by David Shankbone
RuPaul in 2007

RuPaul (born RuPaul Andre Charles on November 17, 1960) is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and singer-songwriter. He first became widely known in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. He was once a fixture on the Atlanta and New York City gay club scenes during the 1980s and early 90s. RuPaul has on occasion performed as a man in a number of roles. He is usually billed as RuPaul Charles. RuPaul is noted among famous drag queens for his indifference towards the gender-specific pronouns used to address him—both "he" and "she" have been deemed acceptable.

He hosted a short-running talk show on VH1. He has hosted reality television shows called RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag U.

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