Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul

Jun. 19th, 1962
Born in
San Fernando, California, USA
5' 2

Paula Abdul's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
So You Think You Can Dance (AU) TV Show
So You Think You Can Dance (AU)
The Friday Night Project (UK) TV Show
The Friday Night Project (UK)
VH1 Divas TV Show
VH1 Divas
Live to Dance TV Show
Live to Dance
Hey Paula TV Show
Hey Paula
Good Day Live TV Show
Good Day Live
Hollywood Residential TV Show
Hollywood Residential
The Wayne Brady Show (2001) TV Show
The Wayne Brady Show (2001)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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).

  • Has an older sister named Wendy
  • She has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • In a guest appearance on _"The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (1999)_ (qv) on 18 May 2004, she remarked that she is no longer a vegetarian.
  • Her favorite love song is "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" by 'Roberta Flack' (qv).
  • Grammy award winning singer.
  • 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.
  • When she was growing up, 'Michael Bolton (I)' (qv) was her babysitter.
  • Her father is of Syrian Jewish descent and her mother is a Canadian Jew. Her parents divorced when she was a child.

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