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Paula Abdul

Paula AbdulAKA Paula Julie Abdul

Born: 19-Jun-1962
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer, TV Personality

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Singer, later American Idol judge

Paula Abdul began her career in Los Angeles as a choreographer for music videos. Inevitably, she moved on to making music videos of her own. She was an MTV fixture in the 80s, but has maintained a much lower musical profile since. Occasional forays into acting for television have been attempted.


[1] Interview with Paula Abdul, Larry King Live, 19 May 2006. King asked "You're Jewish?", she replied: "I am. I am. Well then we [Abdul and Elliott Yamin] bonded. You know what I think we bonded more than just by religion. I think there's a spiritual and familial connection." There also exists a YouTube video of Abdul interviewing her rabbi. Jewish religion of her father, "Paula Abdul Coy About Her Manitoba Roots", Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 30 April 1992. Jewish religion of her mother, Tirzah Agassi, "Paula Abdul Offers Old-Fashioned Flash", Jerusalem Post, 4 July 1995.

Father: Harry Abdul (Syrian Sephardic Jew)
Mother: Lorraine Rykiss
Sister: Wendy (b. 1955)
Husband:
Emilio Estevez (actor, b. 12-May-1962, m. 29-Apr-1992, div. 10-May-1994)
Husband: Brad Beckerman (m. 14-Oct-1996, div. 1998)
Boyfriend: John Stamos (actor, ex-)
Boyfriend: Colton Melby (firearms enthusiast, ex-, dated until 2004)

    High School: Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, CA (senior class president)
    University: California State University Northridge

    Endorsement of Reebok (magazine advertisement)
    Endorsement of Coca Cola Diet Coke (1991)
    Grammy 1991 for Opposites Attract (best music video)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1993
    Hit and Run Dec-2004 (two years probation and $1,075 fine)
    Syrian Ancestry Paternal
    Jewish Ancestry Maternal and Paternal
    Risk Factors: Bulimia

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Los Angeles Lakers Laker Girl

    TELEVISION
    American Idol Judge (2002-09)
    The X Factor Judge (2011)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Robots (10-Mar-2005) [VOICE]
    Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (10-Feb-2005) · Herself
    Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (31-Oct-1999)
    The Waiting Game (1998)
    Touched by Evil (12-Jan-1997)
    Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (1997) · Herself

Official Website:
http://www.paulaabdul.com/


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