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Paula Abdul

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Paula Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress, and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 and later became the head choreographer for the Laker Girls, where she was discovered by The Jacksons. After choreographing music videos for Janet Jackson, Abdul became a choreographer at the height of the music video era and soon thereafter she was signed to Virgin Records. Her debut studio album Forever Your Girl (1988) became one of the most successful debut albums at that time, selling 7 million copies in the United States and setting a record for the most number-one singles from a debut album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted", and "Opposites Attract". Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for seventh among the female solo performers who have topped the chart. Abdul was one of the original judges on the television series American Idol from 2002 to 2009, and has since appeared as a judge on The X Factor, Live to Dance, and So You Think You Can Dance. She has received five MTV Video Music Award nominations, winning twice, as well as receiving the Grammy Award for Best Music Video for "Opposites Attract" in 1991. She received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography twice for her work on The Tracey Ullman Show, and her own performance at the American Music Awards in 1990. Abdul is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Jun 19, 1962 In San Fernando, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie Barbie Dance Club 2022
Known For
Poster of Live to Dance
Poster of Brüno
Poster of Robots
Poster of Private School
Movie Barbie Dance Club Unknown 2022
Movie Impractical Jokers: The Movie Paula Abdul 2020-02-21
Movie Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt's Creek Farewell Herself 2020-04-07
Series Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party Herself 2020-05-21
Series The Masked Dancer Self - Panelist 2020-12-27
Series RuPaul Herself 2019-06-10
Series The Kelly Clarkson Show Herself 2019-09-09
Movie A Sister's Secret Detective Tucker 2018-08-05
Series Lip Sync Battle Herself 2015-04-02
Movie Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation 2012-07-17
Series Live to Dance Unknown 2011-01-04
Series The X Factor Self - Judge 2011-09-21
Series RuPaul's Drag Race Guest Judge 2009-02-02
Movie Brüno Herself - American Idol Judge 2009-07-08
Series Drop Dead Diva Judge Paula 2009-07-12
Movie Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Herself - Artist (archive footage) 2007-05-19
Series Hey Paula Unknown 2007-06-28
Movie Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story Self 2006-08-19
Movie Robots Watch (voice) 2005-03-10
Movie Romy and Michele: In the Beginning Herself 2005-05-30
Series The Friday Night Project Unknown 2005-02-04
Series So You Think You Can Dance Herself - Judge 2005-07-20
Movie American Idol: The Worst of Seasons 1-4 Herself - Judge 2005-11-22
Series The Reichen Show Unknown 2005-11-11
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Sesame Street: Zoe's Dance Moves Herself 2003-01-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series All of Us Unknown 2003-09-16
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Series American Idol Herself - Judge 2002-06-11
Movie The Master of Disguise Choreographer (uncredited) 2002-08-02
Series Less than Perfect Unknown 2002-10-01
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Movie The Waiting Game Amy Fuentes 2001-01-25
Series The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-14
Movie Paula Abdul Cardio Dance herself 2000-10-31
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Herself 1999-03-30
Series TRL Unknown 1998-09-14
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Touched By Evil Ellen Collier 1997-01-12
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series Muppets Tonight Unknown 1996-03-08
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Paula Abdul 1996-09-27
Series Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Series The Single Guy Unknown 1995-09-21
Series The Wayans Bros. Unknown 1995-01-11
Movie Paula Abdul's Get Up & Dance Herself 1994-01-01
Series All That Unknown 1994-04-16
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and You Herself 1992-09-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Series The Tracey Ullman Show Unknown 1987-04-05
Movie Can't Buy Me Love Dancer (uncredited) 1987-08-14
Series Al TV Unknown 1984-04-01
Movie Private School Cheerleader (uncredited) 1983-06-29
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-15
Movie Junior High School Sherry 1978-10-01
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14