RuPaul Charles

RuPaul Charles

Date of Birth

Birthday: November 17
Birthplace: San Diego, California

RuPaul Charles, known professionally by the mononym RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, television personality, and singer/songwriter. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, for which he has received a 2017 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

RuPaul Charles, known professionally by the mononym RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, television personality, and singer/songwriter. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, for which he has received a 2017 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

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Awards & Nominations

13 Nominations | 8 Emmys
Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program - 2020
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program - 2020
Outstanding Competition Program - 2020
  • Winner
  • RuPaul Charles, Executive Producer
  • RuPaul's Drag Race
  • VH1
  • World of Wonder Productions
Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program - 2019
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program - 2019
Outstanding Competition Program - 2019
  • Winner
  • RuPaul Charles, Executive Producer
  • RuPaul's Drag Race
  • VH1
  • World of Wonder Productions
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program - 2018
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program - 2018
  • Winner
  • RuPaul Charles, Executive Producer
  • RuPaul's Drag Race
  • VH1
  • World of Wonder Productions
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - 2017
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program - 2017
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program - 2017
  • Nominee
  • RuPaul Charles, Executive Producer
  • RuPaul's Drag Race
  • VH1
  • World of Wonder Productions
Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program - 2016
Jimmy Kimmel presents the Emmy for Outstanding Competition Program to RuPaul for RuPaul’s Drag Race during the 72nd Emmy Awards.
RuPaul presents the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series to Jason Hehir for The Last Dance on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
RuPaul Charles presents the award for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
RuPaul accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program for RuPaul's Drag Race on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Erin Moriarty presents the award for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program to RuPaul Charles for RuPaul's Drag Race on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
RuPaul Charles presents the award for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special to Roger Ross Williams for The Apollo at Night One of the Creative Arts Emmys.
RuPaul presents the award for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special to Leah Remini for Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath at Night One of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Ross Mathews, RuPaul and Carson Kressley on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race team accepts their award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
RuPaul and Zendaya present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
RuPaul Charles on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
RuPaul at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
RuPaul accepts an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
RuPaul accepts an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Ryan Murphy and RuPaul Charles
Ryan Murphy, RuPaul Charles, Randy Barbato, David Miller
RuPaul Charles and the team from RuPauls Drag Race
RuPauls Drag Race Team
RuPaul Charles and Leslie Jones
RuPaul Charles and Leslie Jones
Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, RuPaul Charles
RuPaul Charles
RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews
Ross Mathews, RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley
RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage, Hector Pocasangre
Michael Jacob Kerber, Ben Dey, RuPaul Charles, Nick Murray, Michelle Visage
RuPaul Charles and W. Kamau Bell
Leah Remini, Michelle Visage and RuPaul Charles
RuPaul Charles and Michelle Visage
RuPaul Charles
Eureka O'Hara, RuPaul
Mayhem Miller, RuPaul
Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and RuPaul on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Carson Kressley, RuPaul, Michelle Visage, and Ross Mathews on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Television Academy performers celebration
Television Academy performers celebration
Ned Martel, from left, RuPaul Charles, and Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
RuPaul Charles and Jane Lynch at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
Travis Wall and RuPaul Charles at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
RuPaul Charles accepts an award at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
Zaldy Goco, from left, Michelle Visage, and RuPaul Charles on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Jimmy Kimmel presents the Emmy for Outstanding Competition Program to RuPaul for RuPaul’s Drag Race during the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Jimmy Kimmel presents the Emmy for Outstanding Competition Program to RuPaul for RuPaul’s Drag Race during the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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RuPaul presents the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series to Jason Hehir for The Last Dance on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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RuPaul presents the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series to Jason Hehir for The Last Dance on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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RuPaul Charles presents the award for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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RuPaul Charles presents the award for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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RuPaul accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program for RuPaul's Drag Race on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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RuPaul accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program for RuPaul's Drag Race on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Erin Moriarty presents the award for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program to RuPaul Charles for RuPaul's Drag Race on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Erin Moriarty presents the award for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program to RuPaul Charles for RuPaul's Drag Race on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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RuPaul Charles presents the award for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special to Roger Ross Williams for The Apollo at Night One of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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RuPaul Charles presents the award for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special to Roger Ross Williams for The Apollo at Night One of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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RuPaul presents the award for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special to Leah Remini for Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath at Night One of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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RuPaul presents the award for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special to Leah Remini for Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath at Night One of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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Ross Mathews, RuPaul and Carson Kressley on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Ross Mathews, RuPaul and Carson Kressley on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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The RuPaul’s Drag Race team accepts their award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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The RuPaul’s Drag Race team accepts their award at the 71st Emmy Awards. 

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RuPaul and Zendaya present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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RuPaul and Zendaya present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards. 

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RuPaul Charles on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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RuPaul Charles on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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RuPaul at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
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RuPaul at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball. 

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RuPaul accepts an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
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RuPaul accepts an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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RuPaul accepts an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
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RuPaul accepts an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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Ryan Murphy and RuPaul Charles
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Ryan Murphy and RuPaul Charles at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Ryan Murphy, RuPaul Charles, Randy Barbato, David Miller
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Randy Barbato, Ryan Murphy, RuPaul Charles and David Miller at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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RuPaul Charles and the team from RuPauls Drag Race
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RuPaul Charles and the team from RuPaul's Drag Race accept an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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RuPauls Drag Race Team
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RuPaul's Drag Race team accepts award at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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RuPaul Charles and Leslie Jones
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RuPaul Charles and Leslie Jones present an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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RuPaul Charles and Leslie Jones
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RuPaul Charles and Leslie Jones present an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, RuPaul Charles
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Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson and RuPaul Charles on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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RuPaul Charles
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RuPaul Charles on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews
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RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Ross Mathews, RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley
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Ross Mathews, RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage, Hector Pocasangre
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RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage and Hector Pocasangre at the 2018 Creative Arts Ball. 

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Michael Jacob Kerber, Ben Dey, RuPaul Charles, Nick Murray, Michelle Visage
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Michael Jacob Kerber, Ben Dey, RuPaul Charles, Nick Murray and Michelle Visage at the 2018 Creative Arts Ball. 

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RuPaul Charles and W. Kamau Bell
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RuPaul Charles and W. Kamau Bell present an award at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Leah Remini, Michelle Visage and RuPaul Charles
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Leah Remini, Michelle Visage and RuPaul Charles at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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RuPaul Charles and Michelle Visage
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RuPaul Charles and Michelle Visage on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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RuPaul Charles
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RuPaul Charles on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Eureka O'Hara, RuPaul
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Eureka O'Hara arrives at the 70th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, California, Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Mayhem Miller, RuPaul
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Mayhem Miller arrives at the 70th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, California, Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and RuPaul on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and RuPaul on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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Carson Kressley, RuPaul, Michelle Visage, and Ross Mathews on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Carson Kressley, RuPaul, Michelle Visage, and Ross Mathews on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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Television Academy performers celebration
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Kathryn Hahn, Tracee Ellis Ross, RuPaul, Tony Hale, and Michelle Visage attend the Television Academy's 2017 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 69th Emmy Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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Television Academy performers celebration
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Michelle Visage, RuPaul, Delta Work, and Ross Matthews attend the Television Academy's 2017 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 69th Emmy Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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Ned Martel, from left, RuPaul Charles, and Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
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Ned Martel, from left, RuPaul Charles, and Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.

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RuPaul Charles and Jane Lynch at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
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RuPaul Charles and Jane Lynch at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.

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Travis Wall and RuPaul Charles at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
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Travis Wall and RuPaul Charles at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.

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RuPaul Charles accepts an award at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
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RuPaul Charles accepts an award at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Zaldy Goco, from left, Michelle Visage, and RuPaul Charles on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Zaldy Goco, from left, Michelle Visage, and RuPaul Charles on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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