Paula Abdul

Actor · Executive Producer
IVA Star Rating : 71
Paula Julie Abdul 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,... read more

Paula Julie Abdul 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.

Birth Name

Paula Julie Abdul

Born

Tuesday, 19 June 1962

Links

Actress Filmography

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Paula Abdul / 3-D Reporter 2022
Janet Jackson. Self 2022
Secret Celebrity Renovation Self - Guest 2021
Made for Love Anydoors 2021
This Is Pop Self - Singer 2021
The Masked Dancer Self - Panelist 2020
The Greatest At Home Videos Self - Guest 2020
Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party Self 2020
Cringe Self 2020
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt's Creek Farewell Self 2020
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Paula Abdul / 3-D Reporter 2022
Janet Jackson. Self 2022
Secret Celebrity Renovation Self - Guest 2021
Made for Love Anydoors 2021
This Is Pop Self - Singer 2021
The Masked Dancer Self - Panelist 2020
The Greatest At Home Videos Self - Guest 2020
Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party Self 2020
Cringe Self 2020
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt's Creek Farewell Self 2020
Impractical Jokers: The Movie Paula Abdul 2020
A Little Late with Lilly Singh Self 2019
The Kelly Clarkson Show Self 2019
A Year in Music Self 2019
RuPaul Self 2019
Leaving Neverland Self - Funeral Guest 2019
Howard Self 2018
A Sister's Secret Detective Tucker 2018
George Michael: Freedom Self 2017
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives Self 2017
The Nineties Self 2017
Bookaboo Herself 2016
Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life Paula Abdul 2016
Lip Sync Battle Self - Guest 2015
The Late Late Show with James Corden Herself - Musical Guest, Herself 2015
Fresh Off the Boat Holly 2015
Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular Self 2014
The Meredith Vieira Show Self 2014
Celebrity Page Self 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Self - Guest 2013
Real Husbands of Hollywood Self 2013
Teens Wanna Know Self - Guest 2012
Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation Self 2012
The Talent Show Story Self 2012
The X Factor Herself - Judge, Self - Judge 2011
Anderson Live Self - Guest 2011
Live to Dance Self - Mentor & Lead Judge 2011
The Talk Self, Self - Guest Co-Host, Self - Guest Co-Hostess 2010
The 64th Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 2010
VH1 Divas Live 2009 Self - Host 2009
The Jay Leno Show Self 2009
Drop Dead Diva Herself, Judge Paula 2009
Brüno Herself - American Idol Judge / Self - American Idol Judge 2009
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Self 2009
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! Self - Guest Judge 2009
RuPaul's Drag Race Self - Guest Judge, Self 2009
Howie Do It Self 2009
No Brainer Self 2008
The Wendy Williams Show Self 2008
So You Think You Can Dance Australia Self - Judge 2008
Hollywood Residential Self 2008
Hey Paula Self 2007
Access Hollywood Herself 2006
Comic Relief 2006 Self 2006
Rachael Ray Self - Guest 2006
Life Is Not a Fairytale: the Fantasia Barrino Story Self 2006
America's Got Talent Self - Performer 2006
American Idol Extra Self 2006
Hotel Babylon Paula Abdul 2006
I Love the 80's 3-D Self 2005
B InTune TV Guest star 2005
So You Think You Can Dance Self - Judge, Self - Guest Judge, Herself - Judge / Self - Judge 2005
Dancing with the Stars Self - Audience Member, Self - Guest Appearance, Self - Musical guest 2005
Robots Watch (voice) / Watch 2005
The Contender Self 2005
Romy and Michele: In the Beginning Herself / Self 2005
The X Factor Herself (archive footage) 2005
The Friday Night Project Self - Guest Host, Self 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Herself 2005
Fashion News Live Herself 2004
The Paul O'Grady Show Herself 2004
The Insider Herself (archive footage), Herself 2004
The Tony Danza Show Self 2004
The X Factor UK Self - Guest Judge, Self - Adviser 2004
Strictly Come Dancing Self - VT 2004
Fashion in Focus Self 2003
All of Us Self 2003
Imagine Self 2003
Celebrities Uncensored Self 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself 2003
That's So Raven The Host 2003
Sesame Street: Zoe's Dance Moves Herself / Self 2003
Less than Perfect Kathleen 2002
The Wayne Brady Show Self 2002
The Master of Disguise Choreographer 2002
American Idol Herself - Judge / Self - Judge, Herself - Judge, Self - Judge, Self / Herself - Judge, Self, Self (archive footage), Self - Judge (archive footage), Self - Judge / Herself - Judge 2002
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Self 2002
The Bernie Mac Show Paula Abdul 2001
Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story Denise Walton 1999
Loose Women Herself 1999
Chicken Soup for the Soul Woman 1999
Family Guy Paula Abdul 1999
The Waiting Game Amy Fuentes 1998
The Greatest Self 1998
The View Self 1997
Touched by Evil Ellen Collier 1997
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II Self (segment "Liberian Girl") 1997
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Paula Abdul 1996
Spin City Paula Abdul 1996
The Daily Show Self - Guest 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Herself 1996
Muppets Tonight Self 1996
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way Self 1995
MADtv Self 1995
The Single Guy Self 1995
The Wayans Bros. Sasha 1995
Cybill Self 1995
Extra with Billy Bush Self, Self (archive footage) 1994
Get Up and Dance! Self / Herself 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Herself 1993
Late Show with David Letterman Herself - Guest, Herself 1993
For Our Children: The Concert Self 1993
Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS, and You Herself / Self 1992
Dateline NBC Self 1992
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards Self 1991
L.A. Story Roller skater in front of Tail O' the Pup 1991
The Howard Stern Show Self 1990
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1990
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards Self 1990
The 17th Annual American Music Awards Self 1990
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards Self 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Herself - Guest 1989
Going Live! Self 1987
Can't Buy Me Love Dancer 1987
Biography Self 1987
The Tracey Ullman Show Self 1987
A Smoky Mountain Christmas Choreographer 1986
Private School Cheerleader 1983
Entertainment Tonight Self 1981
Soul Train Self 1971
Great Performances Self 1971

Producer Filmography

Hey Paula 2007
2007 Emmy Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Nominated
2006 Emmy Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Nominated
2005 Emmy Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Nominated
2004 Emmy Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Nominated
2003 Emmy Outstanding Reality/Competition Program Nominated
1990 Emmy Outstanding Choreography Won
1989 Emmy Outstanding Choreography Won
1988 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Choreography Nominated
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