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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, d. 15-Apr-2019 Alzheimer's)
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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