Paula Abdul

BirthDay:

19 Jun 1962

BirthPlace:

San Fernando, California, USA

BirthName:

Paula Julie Abdul

Bio:

Paula Abdul grew up in the San Fernando Valley, California. She began taking dance lessons when she was eight. She attended Van Nuys High School, where she was senior class president and head cheerleader. After graduating in 1980, she started college at Cal State-Northridge, majoring in TV and radio. After joining the L.A. Lakers cheerleaders, she became head cheerleader/choreographer after only a few months, eventually dropping out of college to dance and choreograph full-time. She was recruited by The Jacksons to choreograph their 1984 "Torture" video, the first in a long list of videos and movies she would choreograph. She branched out into singing with her first CD, "Forever Your Girl", which had lackluster sales until the single "Straight Up" exploded onto the charts in December 1988 and she has been a popular singer/dancer ever since, enhanced by her stint as a judge on the hit series American Idol (2002).
Filmography

Actor ( 134 credits )

Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (2016)  Paula Abdul (1 episode, 2016)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
FansTang Live from the Red Carpet (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)  Herself - Guest (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Studio 10 (2013)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Ok! TV (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Teens Wanna Know (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Talent Show Story (2012)  Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation (2012) Herself
Unite for Japan (2011) Herself
Anderson Live (2011)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The X Factor Digital Experience (2011)  Herself (2011)
The X Factor (2011)  Herself - Judge (26 episodes, 2011)
Live to Dance (2011)  Herself - Mentor & Lead Judge (7 episodes, 2011)
Move TV (2011)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Stu Plus Who? (2010) Herself
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! (2010)  Herself - Guest Judge (1 episode, 2014)
The Talk (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Brüno (2009) Herself - American Idol Judge
Drop Dead Diva (2009)  Herself (5 episodes, 2009-2011)
RuPaul's Drag Race (2009)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
The Dr. Oz Show (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
No Brainer (2008) Herself
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
So You Think You Can Dance Australia (2008)  Herself - Judge (13 episodes, 2014)
Hollywood Residential (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Howie Do It (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
In Search of Puppy Love (2007) Herself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Hey Paula (2007)  Herself (7 episodes, 2007)
Hotel Babylon (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
American Idol Extra (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (2 episodes, 2008)
American Idol Rewind (2006)  Herself - Judge / ... (11 episodes, 2008)
Robots (2005) Watch (voice)
So You Think You Can Dance (2005)  Herself - Guest Judge (3 episodes, 2013)
Dancing with the Stars (2005)  Herself - Audience Member / ... (3 episodes, 2008-2012
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself (3 episodes, 2007-2011)
The X Factor (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
The Tyra Banks Show (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Infanity (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
The Contender (2005)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
Video on Trial (2005)  Herself - Accused (1 episode, 2007)
The Friday Night Project (2005)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2005)  Herself (unknown episodes)
B InTune TV (2005)  Guest star (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Showbiz Tonight (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
I Love the 80's 3-D (2005)  Herself (10 episodes, 2005)
The X Factor (2004)  Herself - Guest Judge (2 episodes, 2006)
The Xtra Factor (2004)  Herself (6 episodes, 2006)
The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
CMT Insider (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Fashion News Live (2004)  Herself (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Herself (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
That's So Raven (2003)  The Host (1 episode, 2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself (6 episodes, 2003-2011)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (4 episodes, 2006-2011)
All of Us (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Imagine (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Fashion in Focus (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Rome Is Burning (2003)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
The Master of Disguise (2002) Herself (Choreographer) (uncredited)
Less Than Perfect (2002)  Kathleen (1 episode, 2005)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
The Wayne Brady Show (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
The Caroline Rhea Show (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
American Idol (2002)  Herself - Judge / ... (273 episodes, 2002-2013)
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Best Damn Sports Show Period (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
The Wayne Brady Show (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Good Day Live (2001)  Herself / ... (12 episodes, 2002-2005)
Family Guy (1999)  Paula Abdul (3 episodes, 2005-2007)
Loose Women (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Herself (4 episodes, 2002-2004)
Chicken Soup for the Soul (1999)  Woman (1 episode, 1999)
The Early Show (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Herself (5 episodes, 2002)
Total Request Live (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
The Greatest (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Donny & Marie (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
The Howie Mandel Show (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 1998)
The View (1997)  Herself / ... (6 episodes, 2001-2008)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Spin City (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Access Hollywood (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Muppets Tonight (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1996)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Herself - American Idol Judge / ... (4 episodes, 2008)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
MADtv (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
The Wayans Bros. (1995)  Sasha (1 episode, 1999)
Cybill (1995)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1996)
The Single Guy (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 1996)
All That (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Howard Stern (1994)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Extra (1994)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself / ... (8 episodes, 2004-2011)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Dateline NBC (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
L.A. Story (1991) Roller skater in front of Tail O' the Pup (uncredited)
The Howard Stern Show (1990)  Herself (1 episode, 1991)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Herself (3 episodes, 1989-1993)
Primetime Wednesday (1989)  Herself (3 episodes, 1995-2005)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself (5 episodes, 2007-2011)
Inside Edition (1988)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2005)
Can't Buy Me Love (1987) Dancer (uncredited)
Biography (1987)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2007)
The Tracey Ullman Show (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 1989)
Going Live! (1987)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1990)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2011)
Neighbours (1985)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Larry King Live (1985)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2009)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Private School (1983) Cheer leader (uncredited)
Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982)  Herself (1 episode, 1988)
Champs-Elysées (1982)  Herself (1 episode, 1990)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself / ... (59 episodes, 2006-2010)
ABC News Nightline (1980)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
America's Top 10 (1980)  Herself (1 episode, 1989)
Junior High School (1978) Sherry
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Herself (uncredited) (2 episodes, 1998-2005)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Great Performances (1971)  Herself (1 episode, 1991)
Soul Train (1971)  Herself (1 episode, 1988)
60 Minutes (1968)  Herself - Judge, American Idol (segment "Simon Cowell"
Top of the Pops (1964)  Herself (3 episodes, 1989-1995)
Today (1952)  Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2005)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Hey Paula (2007) executive producer (7 episodes, 2007)