Shangela Laquifa Wadley Net Worth is
Shangela Laquifa Wadley Biography
Darius J. Pierce was born on the 22nd November 1981 in Paris, Texas USA, of American, African and Saudi Arabian ancestry, and better known by his stage name Shangela Laquifa Wadley, is a drag queen and dancer, probably best recognized for competing in the reality competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. He is also known as an actor and singer. His career has been active since 2009.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Shangela Laquifa Wadley is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Shangela’s net worth is over $1 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry as a drag queen, actor and singer.
Shangela Laquifa Wadley Net Worth $1 Million
Shangela Laquifa Wadley was brought up by a single mother, who worked in the US Army. While in high school, he firstly was a male cheerleader, and he later started dressing as a drag queen for some creative school projects.
His professional career really began in 2009, when he made his drag debut appearance under the stage name at a charity event in Los Angeles, California. In the following year, he won the title at the first California Entertainer of the Year pageant. During his performing as a dancer in Los Angeles, he was spotted and offered an appearance as a competitor in the second season of the reality TV competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race”; however, he was eliminated in the first episode. Nonetheless, his popularity grew immensely, and he decided to participate once again in the following season, when he entered the top five, adding a considerable amount to his net worth. Afterwards, he also appeared in other TV competitions, such as “Ru Ha Ha”, “One Night Stand Up!”, and “Drag Queens Of Comedy”, etc.
To speak further about his career as a drag queen, he featured in Lady Gaga’s video “Applause” in 2013, and he has also guest-starred in a number of TV series and film titles including “Glee” (2012), “R.I.P.D.” (2013), “Hurricane Bianca” (2016) – in which he starred alongside Bianca Del Rio – and “The X-Files” (2016), among many others, all of which increased his net worth by a large margin. He is currently filming “Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate”, and most recently it’s been announced that he will appear in the third season of the show “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars” in 2018, which will certainly increase his net worth.
Apart from his roles in TV series and film titles as a drag queen, he has also had several non-drag roles, such as the role of Dion in the 2011 film “Spring/Fall”, which was followed by another role as Snip in the film “A Mann’s World” in the same year. Moreover, he starred as Jasmine in the film entitled “Kiss Me, Kill Me”, directed by Casper Andreas, in 2015, which also contributed to his wealth.
Beside that, he also tried himself as a singer, releasing his debut single “Call Me Laquifa” in 2011. In the following year out came his second single, entitled “Werqin’ Girl”, after which he also released the music video, in which starred Yara Sofia, Jenifer Lewis, Abby Lee Miller and other drag queens.
Regarding his personal life, Shangela Laquifa Wadley is openly gay. He is currently single and he lives in Los Angeles. In free time, he is very active in AIDS awareness, selling his dresses in order to help the National Association of People with AIDS with donations.
|Full Name||Shangela Laquifa Wadley|
|Net Worth||$1 Million|
|Date Of Birth||November 22, 1981|
|Place Of Birth||Paris, Texas USA|
|Education||Southern Methodist University|
|Movies||Hurricane Bianca, Kiss Me, Kill Me, Farah Goes Bang, RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars, Mann's World, Spring/Fall|
|A Star Is Born||2018||post-production||Drag Bar Emcee|
|Vanity Fair: 103 Years of Drag Queen Fashion||2016||Video short||Shangela (as D.J. Pierce)|
|The X-Files||2016||TV Series||Annabelle|
|Kiss Me, Kill Me||2015||Jasmine|
|Hey Qween||2015||TV Series|
|Lavalantula||2015||TV Movie||Neils Elman (uncredited)|
|Bones||2014||TV Series||Kimmy Moore|
|The Bold and the Beautiful||2013||TV Series||Steve Caplan|
|Cinderoncé||2013||Short||The Fairy Dragmother (as D.J. Pierce)|
|R.I.P.D.||2013||Drag Queen Avatar (uncredited)|
|Farah Goes Bang||2013||Bettina (as D.J. Pierce)|
|Glee||2012||TV Series||Drag Queen|
|2 Broke Girls||2012||TV Series||Hallelujah|
|The Soup||2012||TV Series||Shangela Laquifa Shangela Laquifa Wadley Lady Mary Crawley|
|Dance Moms||2011-2012||TV Series||Shangela Laquifa Wadley / Shangela - Guest Mentor|
|The Mentalist||2012||TV Series||Shangela|
|Community||2011||TV Series||Miss Urbana Champaign|
|Detroit 1-8-7||2011||TV Series||Drag Performer|
|A Mann's World||2011||TV Movie||Snip (as D.J. Pierce)|
|Spring/Fall||2011||TV Movie||Dion (as D.J. Pierce)|
|The Panty Man||2009||Short||Young Poet (as D.J. Pierce)|
|Cocktails & Classics||2015-2017||TV Series||Himself|
|RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|Dragged||2016||Documentary||Himself - as Shangela (as D.J. Pierce)|
|RuPaul's Drag Race||2010-2016||TV Series||Himself - Contestant / Himself / Himself - Audience Member|
|RuPaul's Drag Race: Green Screen Christmas||2015||TV Movie||Himself (as D.J. Pierce)|
|TupiniQueens||2015||Documentary||Shangela Laquifa Wadley (as D.J. Pierce)|
|2015 MTV Video Music Awards||2015||TV Special||Drag Queen Dancer (as Shangela)|
|This Is Drag||2015||Documentary||Himself (as Shangela)|
|Hello Ross!||2014||TV Series||Himself - Correspondent / Himself - Panelist|
|On the Set W Jasper Cole||2013||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Toddlers and Tiaras||2012-2013||TV Series||Shangela - Guest Mentor|
|Dance Moms||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|Dance Moms: Most Outrageous Moments||2011||TV Special documentary||Shangela Laquifa Wadley (as D.J. Pierce)|
|2011 New Now Next Awards||2011||TV Special||Himself (as Shangela Laquifa Wadley)|
|The Soup||2011||TV Series||Himself|
|RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!||2010-2011||TV Series||Himself - Contestant / Himself|
|One Night Stand Up||2010||TV Series||Himself - Host & Comic|
|Diversity News TV||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|RuPaul's Drag Race||2012-2013||TV Series||Shangela / Himself|