RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960), best known as simply RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and recording artist, who first became widely known in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Previously, he was a fixture on the Atlanta and New York City club scenes. Usually billed as RuPaul Charles, he has played men in a number of roles.

He appeared with Lady Gaga in the 2013 television special, Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular. He appeared in the The Muppets episode Got Silk? and The Real O'Neals.