Paula Abdul Biography


Paula Abdul

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Birth Name: Paula Abdul
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet
Birth Sign: gemini
Age:   55 Years
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Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer and television personality. She was born in San Fernando, California, United States of America to Harry Abdul, who was born into the Syrian Jewish community in Aleppo, Syria, was raised in Brazil, and subsequently immigrated to the United States and the concert pianist Lorraine M. (née Rykiss), who grew up in one of the two Jewish families in Minnedosa, Manitoba in Canada, and has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestors from Ukraine. She has a sister named Wendy.

Abdul was married twice. She was first married to Emilio Estevez in 1992. Her relationship with him didn't last that long and they finally divorce in 1994. She then married clothing designer Brad Beckerman in 1996 at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Connecticut. It also didn't go that well and they divorced in 1998. Later the reason for their separation was cited irreconcilable differences. On Valentine's Day of 2006, she made her appearance on Dr. Phil as part of a prime time special on love and relationships. She was set up on two dates, and Phil McGraw gave her advice. In 2007, she began her new love affairs and her boyfriend is J. T. Torregiani, a restaurant owner 12 years her junior. She reveled to Access Hollywood: "He is a good guy. Things are looking upwards. It's looking good right now. I wasn't even looking for someone and that's what usually happens." However, they broke up in June 2008, citing their hectic work schedules.

Abdul was first discovered by The Jacksons. Few members of the band had watched her while she was attending a Los Angeles Lakers game. She was then signed to do the choreography for the video to their single "Torture". "My only problem was how to tell the Jacksons how to dance," Abdul later recalled. "Imagine me telling them what routines to do. I was young, I was scared. I'm not quite sure how I got through that." This success led to Abdul's career of choreographer in music videos. It was also due to the success of the video that Abdul was chosen to be the choreographer for the Jacksons' Victory tour. It is true that she is earning a huge salary from her career; however her real time net worth is unknown to the press.

 

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Born in San Fernando, California

1962 19th of June

She was from a middle class family. She was born in San Fernando, California, United States of America to Harry Abdul, who was born into the Syrian Jewish community in Aleppo, Syria, was raised in Brazil, and subsequently immigrated to the United States and the concert pianist Lorraine M. (née Rykiss), who grew up in one of the two Jewish families in Minnedosa, Manitoba in Canada, and has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestors from Ukraine.

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Graduated from Van Nuys High School

1980

She was enrolled at Van Nuys High School. During her days in Van Nuys High School., she was an excellent student; she used to take part in lots of high school activities. She was also a cheerleader. In 1980, she graduated from there.

 

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Appeared on Videos

1982

Abdul was first discovered by The Jacksons. Few members of the band had watched her while she was attending a Los Angeles Lakers game. She was then signed to do the choreography for the video to their single "Torture". "My only problem was how to tell the Jacksons how to dance," Abdul later recalled. "Imagine me telling them what routines to do. I was young, I was scared. I'm not quite sure how I got through that." 

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Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1989

Paula has been nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for eight times in different nominations. She was first nominated in 1988 for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography. She was also nominated the following year for outstanding Choreography and she won it this time. She also claimed this award in 1990.

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Listed in VH1's 100 Greatest Dance Songs

1989

1989 was a year to remember for her. She received lots of honor that year. She was listed on VH1's 100 Greatest Dance Songs and her 1989 no 1 hit "Straight Up" was ranked 81st. She was also honored by Primetime Emmy Award the same year.

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Won Kids' Choice Awards, USA

1991

In 1991, she was nominated in Kids' Choice Awards, USA and she also won this award the same year. She was also nominated in Walk of Fame in 1991 for Recording and it was the second award she claimed that year.

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Married to Emilio Esteve

1992 29th of April

Abdul met her future husband, Emilio Esteve at the start of the 90s. They finally got married on 29 April, 1992 after few years of relationship. However, her relation with him didn't last that long. They also didn't have any children together.

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Divorced with Emilio Estevez

1994

Paula married her ex-husband Emilio Estevez in 1992. They spent their honeymoon in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. That day they seem to be happy with each other. However, in 1994, their relation took and U-turn and they finally got divorced during that year. 

 

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Married to Brad BecAfter spending some bad and skerman

1996

After spending some bad and single days in her life, she finally met her future husband, clothing designer Brad Beckerman. They remained in relationship for few time and finally married in 1996 at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Connecticut. 

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Divorced with her second husband

1998

Her second married life also was not that good enough. So, they finally divorced in 1998. Later the reason for their separation was cited irreconcilable differences. During this married life, they didn't have any children together.

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Won Teen Choice Awards

2003

Abdul has been nominated in Teen Choice Awards three times in three different nominations. First she was nominated in this award in 2003 for Choice Reality Babe. She was lucky and she claimed in the first attempt. However, in her next two nominations it was just limited to nominations.

 

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Fined by Los Angeles court

2005 24th of March

The start of 2005 was little bad for her. On March 24, 2005, A Los Angeles court sentenced her to two years probation and fined her to pay $1100 after she pleaded no contest to an involvement in a hit-and-run incident in December of 2004.

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Began dating J T Torregiani

2007

On Valentine's Day of 2006, she made her appearance on Dr. Phil as part of a prime time special on love and relationships. She was set up on two dates, and Phil McGraw gave her advice. In 2007, she began her new love affairs and her new boyfriend was J. T. Torregiani, a restaurant owner 12 years her junior. 

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Broke up with J T Torregiani

2008 of June

Someday earlier, it seemed like she was committed to J. T. Torregiani. She reveled to Access Hollywood: "He is a good guy. Things are looking upwards. It's looking good right now. I wasn't even looking for someone and that's what usually happens." However, they broke up in June 2008, citing their hectic work schedules.

 

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