Paula Abdul grew up in the San Fernando Valley, California. She began taking dance lessons when she was eight. She attended Van Nuys High School, where she was senior class president and head cheerleader. Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, ) is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 and later became the head choreographer for the Laker Girls, where she was discovered by The kiraplastinina.us: Virgin, Mercury, Concord, Filament, Herself. At the age of 40, he's nine years her junior, but Paula Abdul's new boyfriend is making her feel young again. In fact, the year-old even had enough energy to .