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19 June 1962 (age 55)
San Fernando, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, and television personality. In the 1980s her career rose rapidly, from being a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers to being a sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era, then to being a pop music singer with a string of top hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
After that she suffered a series of reverses in her professional and personal life, until she found renewed fame and success in the 2000s as a sympathetic judge on the highly rated television series American Idol (2001-present).
Paula has released 3 (studio) hit albums so far..
'Forever Your Girl' (1988), 'Spellbound; (1991) & 'Head Over Heels'(1995). She wrote the song 'Spinning Around' as a come-back song in 1999 but ended up giving the song to Kylie Minogue to record for Miss Minogue's 2000 'pop' comeback instead.
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