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Shane Gilberto Jenek, best known under the stage name Courtney Act, is an Australian drag queen, pop singer, entertainer and reality television personality. She was one of the runners-up in season six of RuPaul's Drag Race. She was ranked 13th on Australian Idol in 2003 and is currently competing in Celebrity Big Brother 21. She released her debut official single, "Rub Me Wrong."

Courtney Act was born as Shane Gilberto Jenek, on 18 February 1982, to Australian parents in Brisbane, Australia, and moved to Sydney at age 18. She intended to take the name Ginger Le'Bon and be a redheaded, smoky-voiced nightclub singer. Instead, she took the stage name Courtney Act. 

Courtney was ranked 13th on Australian Idol in 2003 and was the third singer of the competition to release an official solo single, following Guy Sebastian and Shannon Noll. She further released her debut single "Rub Me Wrong," which was ranked No. 29 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

Courtney Act was among 14 drag queens who competed in the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, in which she lost the finale to Bianca Del Rio. She is the first drag performer in history to sing live with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. She was featured on two singles from the Christmas Queens LP, "From Head to Mistletoe," and "Christmas Sweater" with Willam and Alaska.

Courtney has been working as a foreign correspondent for the Australian news website, Junkee and she covered the Presidential election of 2016 for the site, attending rallies of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. She further appeared in Single AF, a celebrity dating show on MTV UK. She is currently competing in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

Talking about her personal life, Courtney Act is single, as she has revealed it frankly in several shows. The 35-year-old drag queen is searching for a soulmate. She has recently joined the show named, Single AF, a celebrity dating show on MTV UK. The Crew travels around the world searching for partners and arranging dates.

Courtney Act has an estimated net worth of $2 million in 2018, including all of her properties and earnings. Apart from her earnings from her career, she too owns a Wig Company called Wigs By Vanity that she set up in 2003 for drag queens with a business partner and fellow drag queen, Vanity Fair.

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Courtney Act was born as Shane Gilberto Jenek

1982 18th of February

Courtney Act was born as Shane Gilberto Jenek, on 18 February 1982, to Australian parents in Brisbane, Australia. She moved to Sydney at the age of 18. She took the stage name Courtney Act. 

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13th in the Australian Idol

2003

Courtney Act was ranked 13th on Australian Idol in 2003 and was the third singer of the competition to release an official solo single, following Guy Sebastian and Shannon Noll.

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competed in “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Runner Up

2013

Her popularity grew when she competed on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” along with 14 other drag queens. She went on the final and lost with Bianca Del Rio. These performances increased her popularity and fame

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a foreign correspondent for the Australian ne in 2016

2016

As of 2016, Act has been a foreign correspondent for the Australian news website, JunkeeAct Covered the presidential election of 2016 for the site, attending rallied of both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Courtney Act has an estimated net worth of $2 million

2018

Courtney Act has an estimated net worth of $2 million in 2017, including all of her properties and earnings. Besides, she owns a Wig Company called Wigs By Vanity that she set up in 2003 for drag queens with a business partner and fellow drag queen, Vanity Faire.

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