Paula Abdul Abdul, P. Abdul, P.Abdul, Paul Abdual, Paul Abdul, Poula Abdul, Пола Абдул, ポーラ・アブドゥル, ポーラ・アブドルAmerican singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer and actress born June 19th, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. Paula Abdul began her career in Los Angeles as a choreographer for music videos. Inevitably, she moved on to making music videos of her own. She was an MTV fixture in the 80's, but has maintained a much lower musical profile since. Occasional forays into acting for television have been attempted, with her role as a judge on the TV show "American Idol" being her latest claim to fame.