Paula Abdul - Famous Music Video Director

Paula Abdul Net Worth


Paula Abdul is a California-born dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, and producer who has a net worth of $30 million. Paula Abdul’s career, which has spanned four decades, has ranged from choreographer to pop star to reality television star.

Key facts:

  • Paula Abdul has had a multi-faceted career spanning over four decades. She started as a dancer and choreographer, working with high-profile clients such as the Jackson family and choreographing tours and sequences for movies like "Big" and "American Beauty".
  • In addition to her successful choreography career, Paula Abdul also had a thriving music career in the 90s. She released her debut album "Forever Your Girl" in 1988, which became the most successful debut album in history at the time. It produced six number one hits and earned her a Grammy Award.
  • Paula Abdul gained widespread recognition as a judge on the reality competition show "American Idol" in the early 200s. Known for her sympathetic and compassionate style, she provided mentorship to aspiring singers and showcased her expertise in the music industry. Her on-air exchanges with co-judge Simon Cowell became legendary.
  • In addition to "American Idol," Paula Abdul has appeared as a judge on other television shows, including the first season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor". Although the show had some issues, many viewers were excited to see her and Simon Cowell reunited as judges.
  • While Paula Abdul took a hiatus from the spotlight for personal and physical reasons, she continued to work on various projects. She released singles and served as a choreographer for film and theater, including the cheerleading scenes in the award-winning film "American Beauty".

Basic Information About Paula Abdul

ProfessionsActor, Music Video Director, Television producer, Dancer, Choreographer, TV Personality, Voice Actor, Singer-songwriter
Net worth$30,000,000
Date of birth1962-06-19 (61 years old)
Place of birthSan Fernando
NationalityUnited States of America
Spouse24 October - Brad Beckerman (Β 1996 - 1997)Β (divorced)
Emilio Estevez - (29 AprilΒ 1992 - 10 MayΒ 1994)Β (divorced)
Height4 ft 11 in (1.524 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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What Movie Awards did Paula Abdul win?


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Paula Abdul awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding ChoreographyWinnerThe Tracey Ullman Show1989
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Achievement in ChoreographyNomineeThe Tracey Ullman Show1988

Paula Abdul roles

Movie / Series Role
Can't Buy Me LoveDancer (uncredited)
RobotsWatch (voice)
BrΓΌnoSelf - American Idol Judge
Private SchoolCheerleader (uncredited)
The Master of DisguiseChoreographer (uncredited)
Impractical Jokers: The MoviePaula Abdul
L.A. StoryRoller skater in front of Tail O' the Pup (uncredited)
Real Husbands of HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2015
Family GuyPaula Abdul 3 episodes, 2005-2007
Spin CityPaula Abdul 1 episode, 1998
The Kelly Clarkson ShowSelf 2 episodes, 2019-2021
Saturday Night LiveSelf (uncredited) unknown episodes
CybillSelf (uncredited) unknown episodes
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest 5 episodes, 2004-2011
Sabrina the Teenage WitchPaula Abdul 1 episode, 1999
America's Got TalentSelf - Performer 1 episode, 2019
Fresh Off the BoatHolly 1 episode, 2017
The TalkSelf / ... 7 episodes, 2015-2021
The Late Late Show with James CordenSelf / ... 2 episodes, 2015-2018
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf 2 episodes, 2016-2021
Lip Sync BattleSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2016
So You Think You Can DanceSelf - Judge / ... 24 episodes, 2013-2016
That's So RavenThe Host 1 episode, 2004
Hotel BabylonPaula Abdul 1 episode, 2008
Drop Dead DivaSelf / ... 5 episodes, 2009-2011
The Daily ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2005
The X FactorSelf - Guest Judge / ... 3 episodes, 2006-2018
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf 11 episodes, 1995-2011
Loose WomenSelf 1 episode, 2007
A Little Late with Lilly SinghSelf 1 episode, 2019
Access HollywoodSelf 4 episodes, 2008-2019
The Tracey Ullman ShowSelf 1 episode, 1989
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf 2 episodes, 2003-2011
All ThatSelf 1 episode, 1999
The Maury Povich ShowSelf 1 episode, 1998
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2004

Paula Abdul's Quotes

  • [on her style of choreography] When people expect me to go right, I'll go left. I'm unpredictable.
  • When you wish upon a star, you just might become one.
  • My niece used to share my phone number with her closest friends at school, which led to me getting calls from young people I didn't recognize. I'd answer the phone and get a squeal of "Oh, God, it's HER!"

Paula Abdul's photos

Interesting Facts about Paula Abdul

  1. Choreographed videos for several artists such as George Michael, Debbie Gibson, Dolly Parton, Janet Jackson, and ZZ Top.
  2. Former L.A. Lakers cheerleader.
  3. Grammy award winning singer.
  4. Dancer, Choreographer.
  5. She appeared in and choreographed Janet Jackson's "Nasty" and "What Have You Done For Me Lately?" music videos.
  6. She said a few lines on Chunky A's (Arsenio Hall) song "Dope, The Big Lie." The song appears on the Chunky A album "Large And In Charge.".
  7. Paula spent her honeymoon with ex-husband Emilio Estevez in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  8. Her first album, "Forever Your Girl", took over 2 years to reach the top of Billboard's album charts in 1990 and spawned four #1 singles.
  9. Her father is of Syrian descent and her mother is a Canadian. Her parents divorced when she was a child.
  10. Had 6 #1 hits from 1989-1991. They include "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted", "Opposites Attract", "Rush Rush", and her last #1 on September 1991 "The Promise Of A New Day".
  11. Her 1989 #1 hit "Straight Up" was ranked #81 on VH1's 100 Greatest Dance Songs.
  12. In a guest appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) on 18 May 2004, she remarked that she is no longer a vegetarian.
  13. When she was growing up, Michael Bolton was her babysitter.
  14. Has a star on Hollywood Boulevard.
  15. 3/24/05: A Los Angeles court sentenced her to two years probation and ordered her to pay $1100 after she pleaded no contest to an involvement in a hit-and-run incident in December of 2004.
  16. Younger sister of Wendy Abdul, by whom she has a nephew and a niece; they are Paula's juniors by 10 and, respectively, 13 years. Both are among Paula's biggest fans.
  17. Her favorite love song is Roberta Flack's recording of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", written by Ewan MacColl.
  18. Former daughter-in-law of Martin Sheen and Janet Sheen. Former sister-in-law of Ramon Estevez, RenΓ©e Estevez and Charlie Sheen.
  19. Big fan of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys.
  20. Ranked #85 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.

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