Biography

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Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American recording artist, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.

In the 1980s, Abdul rose from cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers to highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era before scoring a string of pop music-R&B hits in the late-1980s and early-1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her for fifth among the female solo performers who have reached #1 there. She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video - Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography".

After her initial period of success, she suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life, until she found renewed fame and success in the 2000s as a judge on the television series, American Idol, for eight years, before departing from the show. Abdul had moved on to another television series, CBS's Live to Dance, which debuted in January 2011. The series has since been canceled. Following her judging role in Live to Dance, Abdul moved to the American version of The X Factor with her former American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell which will premiere in September 2011. She is said to be working on a new album.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Paula Abdul, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American recording artist, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.

In the 1980s, Abdul rose from cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers to highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era before scoring a string of pop music-R&B hits in the late-1980s and early-1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her for fifth among the female solo performers who have reached #1 there. She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video - Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography".

After her initial period of success, she suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life, until she found renewed fame and success in the 2000s as a judge on the television series, American Idol, for eight years, before departing from the show. Abdul had moved on to another television series, CBS's Live to Dance, which debuted in January 2011. The series has since been canceled. Following her judging role in Live to Dance, Abdul moved to the American version of The X Factor with her former American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell which will premiere in September 2011. She is said to be working on a new album.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Paula Abdul, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 59

Birthday 1962-06-19

Place of Birth San Fernando, California, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Barbie Dance Club
2019 The Kelly Clarkson Show (1 episode) as Herself
2019 RuPaul (1 episode) as Herself
2018 A Sister's Secret as Detective Tucker
2015 Lip Sync Battle (1 episode) as Herself
2012 Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation
2011 Live to Dance (7 episodes)
2009 Drop Dead Diva (5 episodes) as Judge Paula
2009 BrĂ¼no as Herself
2009 RuPaul's Drag Race (1 episode) as Guest Judge
2007 Hey Paula (7 episodes)
2005 American Idol: The Worst of Seasons 1-4 as Herself - Judge
2005 The Reichen Show (1 episode)
2005 So You Think You Can Dance (30 episodes) as Herself - Judge
2005 Romy and Michele: In the Beginning as Herself
2005 Robots as Watch
2005 The Sunday Night Project (1 episode)
2004 The Tony Danza Show (5 episodes)
2003 All of Us (1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2 episodes)
2003 Celebrities Uncensored (1 episode)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (3 episodes)
2003 Sesame Street: Zoe's Dance Moves as Herself
2002 Less than Perfect (1 episode)
2002 The Master of Disguise as Choreographer (uncredited)
2002 American Idol (315 episodes) as Herself - Judge
2001 The Bernie Mac Show (1 episode)
2001 Good Day Live (2 episodes)
2001 The Waiting Game as Amy Fuentes
2000 Paula Abdul Cardio Dance as herself
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (2 episodes)
1999 Family Guy (2 episodes)
1998 TRL (1 episode)
1997 The View (5 episodes)
1997 Touched By Evil as Ellen Collier
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1 episode) as Paula Abdul
1996 Spin City (1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episode)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1996 Muppets Tonight (1 episode)
1995 The Single Guy (1 episode)
1995 The Wayans Bros. (1 episode)
1995 Cybill (1 episode)
1994 All That (1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1 episode)
1992 Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and You as Herself
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (4 episodes)
1987 The Tracey Ullman Show (1 episode)
1984 Al TV (1 episode)
1983 Private School as Cheerleader (uncredited)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1 episode)
1981 Entertainment Tonight (89 episodes)
1952 Today (1 episode)

Crew

1999 American Beauty Choreographer
1996 Jerry Maguire Choreographer
1989 War Dancing - Dance to Win Choreographer
1988 Coming to America Choreographer
1987 The Running Man Choreographer
1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas Choreographer

Production

2011 Live to Dance (7 episodes)Producer

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