• Chad Michaels is a drag queen, Cher impersonator, actor, and social media star
• He is best known for competing in the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and winning
• Chad grew up in Los Angeles, has no known siblings, and attended high school before focusing on his drag career
• He has appeared in many TV shows and films, is married to Adam Magee, and loves animals
• As of 2021, he is 50 years old and has an estimated net worth of $3 million
Who is Chad Michaels?
Chad Michaels was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 20 March 1971 – his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He is a drag queen, Cher impersonator, actor, and a social media star, who’s probably known best for having competed in the first season of the reality game-show “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”, and for winning it. The show has been airing since 2012, stars RuPaul, Michele Visage and Carson Kressley, and follows drag queens who have previously won the show “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, while they’re now competing against each other; it has won one of the four awards for which it has been nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Early life and education
Chad was raised in Los Angeles by his parents, about whom nothing’s known as he respects their privacy; because he hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most people believe Chad to be an only child.
He grew up knowing that something was different about him, but wasn’t sure until he enrolled at a local high school, and fell in love with a boy. He soon became interested in the world of drag, but was afraid of sharing this with his friends and family members, because of how they might react.
Chad matriculated in 1989, and then decided to focus on what he really wanted to do in life – being a drag queen – rather than attending college. It’s widely believed that not all of his family members have accepted his way of life.
He worked various jobs in the following decade, before making his way into show business.
Appearances in TV shows
Chad’s debut TV show appearance was in a 2003 episode of the documentary series “E! True Hollywood Story”, and in 2012, he was featured in the TV special “2012 New Now Next Awards”.
Chad entered the reality game-show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2012, and won two challenges during that season: the annual ‘Snatch Game’ with his impersonation of Cher, and also the event ‘WTF!: Wrestling’s Trashiest Fighters’. Chad made his way into the finals, and lost to the drag queen Sharon Needles. Because his impersonation of Cher was highly praised, he decided to continue doing it in various clubs around Los Angeles.
Chad then appeared in two episodes of the show “RuPaul’s Drag U”, as well as in six episodes of the show “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Untucked”. In 2013, he was featured in the TV special “2013 New Now Next Awards”, as well as in the 2013 episode “Chad Michaels” of the series “Transformations”.
In 2018, Chad made a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “The Pit Stop”.
Most recently, he appeared in the TV special “The Dorians TV Toast 2020”, the 2021 documentary film “Workhorse Queen”, and the TV special “The Dorians TV Toast 2021”.
Chad made his TV series debut in a 2002 episode of the hit reality comedy series “MADtv”, and in 2007 appeared in the episode “To Drag & to Hold” of the mystery crime drama “Women’s Murder Club”.
2009 saw him play Cher in the episode “Bachelorette” of the comedy “Kath & Kim”, while the following year he made his debut film appearance, in the comedy “Bamboo Shark”. It was directed by Dennis Ward, starred Dustin Chase, Matt Ragan and Jeff Stevens, and follows several boys who have dropped out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), wanting to make a movie. A couple of Chad’s following roles were in the 2012 music videos “RuPaul: Responsitrannity” and “RuPaul: Glamazon”, and the 2015 episode “Chapter Twenty-Two” of the popular comedy “Jane the Virgin”.
He was then cast to appear in the episode “And the Inside-Outside Situation” of the popular comedy “2 Broke Girls”, created by Whitney Cummings AND Michael Patrick King, and which starred Beth Behrs, Kat Dennings and Garrett Morris. It follows two women who are working as waitresses, have now become friends, and have decided to start their own business; it aired from 2011 to 2017, and won four awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 24 other awards.
Most recently, in 2020 Chad appeared in the episode “Louisville” of the adventure comedy series “AJ and the Queen”, while he’s currently shooting for two upcoming movies: the comedy drama “The Bitch Who Stole Christmas”, and the comedy “Maybe This Time”.
Love life and husband Adam Magee
Chad is more or less secretive when it comes to his love life, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. Back in 2003, he exchanged vows with Adam Magee, a non-celebrity American man who prefers to be left out of media, however, a lot of things are still known about him, mostly because of his LinkedIn account. Adam holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, while he graduated with Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business in 2015; he has been working at Balyasny Asset Management L. P. for close to six years now.
There are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Chad and Adam are planning to adopt a child, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
As of November 2021, Chad’s married to Adam Magee, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Chad is a huge lover of animals, with his favorites being dogs and giraffes; he has two pet Chihuahuas, which can be seen featured in some of his Instagram pictures. He’s quite active on the network, and is today followed by more than 500,000 people, while he’s uploaded over 500 pictures onto his Instagram account, the majority taken during his drag performances.
Chad likes to travel, and his career has taken him to various US states, including Texas and Nevada; his dream travel destination is Miami in Florida.
He enjoys watching movies late at night, and his favorite actor and actress are Will Smith and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of his favorite films include “Seven Pounds”, “I, Robot” and “Mr. and Mrs Smith”.
Chad is a philanthropist, and has donated money to various charity organizations, mostly to those which aim to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children.
Age, height and net worth
Chad is 50 years old. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6ft (1.85m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.