Paula Abdul

Paula Julie Abdul ( born June 19, 1962 in San Fernando, California) is an American choreographer and pop singer and Grammy - and Emmy -winning actress.

  • 2.1 Studio albums
  • 2.2 remix albums
  • 2.3 Compilations
  • 2.4 Singles
  • 3.1 Movies
  • 3.2 Music videos and concerts



Abdul is the daughter of Canadian concert pianist Lorraine Rykiss and the Syrian- Sephardic, living in Brazil cattle dealer Harry Abdul, who married in Winnipeg in 1952. Harry Abdul worked in the sand and gravel industry, his wife's family. Lorraine Abdul was at times an assistant director Billy Wilder. Paula Abdul's sister Wendy was born in 1955. The parents got divorced in 1969, the children lived on, in the mother and saw his father on weekends.

Abdul was married twice but has no children. On 29 April 1992 she married actor Emilio Estevez, the couple divorced on 10 May 1994. On 24 October 1996 Abdul married for the second time, but also the marriage with Brad Beckerman did not last long, and the couple divorced in 1999.


In the Van Nuys High School Abdul made ​​her first experience as a cheerleader. Even as a teenager, she had to contend with a Bulimieerkrankung that always made ​​her even in her later life problems. At age 16, she had a first appearance on the television program Junior High School. After graduating from high school in 1980 offered her the Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York City dance lessons, but she refused. Instead, she began studying for broadcast radio and TV at California State Northridge College. Two years later, Abdul joined the cheerleaders of the Los Angeles Lakers and was later coach of the group. In 1984 she was choreographer for the video to Torture The Jacksons, it was very beneficial to their career.

Abdul was henceforth a sought-after choreographer for stage shows and video clips. She worked for Janet Jackson and Mick Jagger.

In May 1988, their first single Knocked Out was published, the number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 reached. Their most commercially successful single, Straight Up, was released in November 1988. Soon followed by the album Forever Your Girl with worldwide to date 19.5 million copies sold. Four of the coupled singles reached # 1 on the U.S. charts, it was able to place a total of 13 singles on the Hot 100. Abdul received two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, namely in 1989 as the choreographer Tracey Ullman Show in 1990 as a choreographer of the 17th Annual American Music Awards. In 1988 she was nominated for an Emmy. More nominations followed in the years 2003 to 2007 for American Idol.

During her active musician, she studied two tours. In the fall of 1989, the so-called Club MTV package tour of the U.S. and in 1991/92 their own world tour Under My Spell.

In 1999, Abdul one of nine songwriters singer Kylie Minogue, who have the title Spinning Around written. Between 2002 and 2009 she was a judge on the television program American Idol. Since 2004, Abdul brings her jewelry collection under the name Innergy on the market. In December of the same year she was sentenced to a fine of 1,075 dollars and two years probation for hit and run. 2007 Abdul was in her own reality show called Hey Paula! see on TV.

Published in 2009 Abdul for her MTV show Rah! the song Boombox, the cover version of a previously unreleased songs from Minogue ( a remix of the song can be heard on Minogue's remix album Boombox ).


Studio albums

Remix albums





Music Videos and Concerts


  • 2009: Brüno


  • 2 Emmy Awards,
  • 1 Grammy Awards,
  • 2 People's Choice Award,
  • Three American Music Awards,
  • 1 American Dance Award,
  • 6 MTV Awards,
  • 2 Soul Train Awards,
  • 1 Little Scholars Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (12 April 1991)