Paul O’Grady biography
Paul O’Grady was an English comedian, broadcaster, actor, writer and drag queen.
He achieved notability in the London gay scene during the 1980s with his drag queen persona Lily Savage, through which he gained broader popularity in the 1990s.
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Paul O’Grady was born Paul James O’Grady. on June 14, 1955, in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England. He was the youngest of seven children and was raised in a Roman Catholic household.
Paul O’Grady Career
O’Grady’s career began in the late 1970s when he started performing as a drag queen under the stage name Lily Savage. He quickly gained a following and became a regular performer at venues across the UK. In 1989, he won the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which helped to launch his career in television.
O’Grady’s first major television role was as a presenter on the daytime show “The Big Breakfast” in the early 1990s. He quickly became known for his irreverent humor and larger-than-life personality, and he soon became one of the most popular presenters on British television.
In 2004, O’Grady launched his own chat show, “The Paul O’Grady Show,” which aired on ITV.
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Meet Paul O’Grady Ex-Wife?: Teresa Fernandes
Paul O’Grady married twice in his life. His first marriage was to Teresa Fernandes, a Portuguese model he met at a gay club. The love birds got married in 1977 and separated in 2005 after being married for 28 years.
Teresa Fernandes was a lesbian while Paul O’Grady was gay, so they decided to marry in order to prevent her from being deported. Their marriage has been called by many a marriage of convenience.
After Paul and Teressa separated, he got married to Andre Portasio in 2007. Andre is a former professional ballet dancer who previously danced with the English National Ballet.
Paul and Andre were married during a low-key wedding ceremony in 2017, and dated for 11 years prior to that. The pair began dating back in 2006, before marrying in the summer of 2017
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