Jun. 19th, 1962
San Fernando, California, USA
Paula Abdul's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Brüno
2005 - Robots
2002 - The Master of Disguise
1987 - Can't Buy Me Love
1983 - Private School
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Judge
Paula Abdul (Voiced)
Herself - Guest Appearance
Herself - Guest Judge
Herself - Judge
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: The Search for a Superstar (2002).
- She has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
- Her first album, "Forever Your Girl", took over 2 years to reach the top of Billboard's album charts in 1990 and spawned four #1 singles.
- 3/24/05: A Los Angeles court sentenced her to two years probation and ordered her to pay $1100 after she pleaded no contest to an involvement in a hit-and-run incident in December of 2004.
- Grammy award winning singer.
- Has a star on Hollywood Boulevard.
- She appeared in and choreographed 'Janet Jackson (I)' (qv)'s "Nasty" and "What Have You Done For Me Lately?" music videos.
- She said a few lines on Chunky A's ('Arsenio Hall' (qv)) song "Dope, The Big Lie." The song appears on the Chunky A album "Large And In Charge.".
- Ranked #85 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.