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Birth name: RuPaul Andre Charles.
Born: November 17, 1960 San Diego, California, USA.
RuPaul named after Paul Bergeron, is an American drag performer, dance music singer, actor, and songwriter who gained worldwide fame in the 1990s; appearing in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Though a catty attitude is often associated with drag queens, RuPaul intentionally displayed a "love one another" attitude to be set apart from them. Although primarily known for an extravagant drag queen persona, RuPaul has performed as a man in a number of roles, usually billed as RuPaul Charles.
Born in San Diego, California, RuPaul's tumultuous youth was marked by the bitter divorce of his parents. He struggled as a musician and filmmaker in Atlanta during the 1980s. It was there that he participated in underground cinema, helping create the low-budget "Starbooty" (and an album by the same name). He entered the public eye in 1989 with a cameo in the music video for The B-52's immensely popular single "Love Shack."
In the early 1990s, RuPaul became a fixture in the New York club scene, eventually voted "Queen of Manhattan" by area party promoters and DJs. He was often seen pushing a shopping cart outside of dance clubs, and distributing flyers for upcoming events. It was during this time that he began performing under the name "RuPaul Charles." Initially participating in "genderfuck"-style performances, RuPaul performed solo and in collaboration with other bands at several New York nightclubs, most notably the Pyramid Club. He also appeared for many years at the annual Wigstock drag festival, and appears in the documentary "Wigstock: The Movie." There are many videos circulating on the internet from this time that were filmed by Nelson Sullivan, whose claim to fame was recording everything he saw.