Born & raised in San Diego, Calif. Moved to Atlanta, Ga. at 15.
Studied theatre at North Atlanta School of Performing Arts.
Lead singer of rock band “Wee Wee Pole” before moving to NYC mid-eighties.
Was crowned “The Queen Of Manhattan” 1989.
Achieved international fame with hit song “Supermodel (You Better Work).”
1st feature film was Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn.” Has acted in over 50 films & TV sitcoms.
Recorded a duet with Sir Elton John that reached #7 on the UK charts.
Awarded a 7 year contract as “the first face of M.A.C Cosmetics.”
Filmed 100 episodes of TV talker “The RuPaul Show” on VH1.
NYC morning radio veteran. Currently hosts podcast “What’s The Tee? w/Michelle Visage.”
Has written books “Workin’ It” & “Lettin’ It All Hang Out.”
Singer/Songwriter of 11 solo albums including the latest “Realness.”
Wax portraits of RuPaul are displayed at Madame Tussaud’s Museum in both NYC & San Francisco.
Merchandising includes dolls, apparel, cosmetics, fragrance, chocolate & a video game.
Permanent judge on “Skin Wars” on GSN.
Host of “Good Work” on E!
Executive Producer of the global phenomenon “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
Splits time between NYC and LA.