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.