Inside Biography

Darius Jeremy Pierce, known by his stage name Shangela Laquifa Wadley or simply Shangela, is an American  American drag artist, reality television personality, and actor. She has competed in RuPaul's Drag Race and  RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars.   

Shangela: Short Bio

Shangela Laquifa Wadley was born Darius Jeremy Pierce and was raised by an army mother and her extended family in Paris, Texas.  

At her high school, Darius was a male cheerleader and dressed in drag for school projects. 

Career and Net Worth

Darius adopted the stage name Shangela and began performing in drag in early 2009. Her popularity skyrocketed when she auditioned for the second season of RuPaul's reality drag competition TV series RuPaul's Drag Race.  

While she was eliminated relatively early in the first episode, Shangela was invited for another showing in the third season, where she performed well and ended up making it into the top five. 

Shangela on RuPaul's Drag Race SOURCE: YouTube

She returned to compete in the spin-off series RuPaul's Drag Race: All-Stars and ended up as the second runner-up. Besides that, she has performed in several other TV shows including RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!, Dance Moms, Toddlers & Tiaras, Cocktails & Cla s sics, Werq the World, and We're Here.   

As an actress, Shangela has had appearances in movies like Farah Goes Bang, R.I.P.D., Kiss Me, Kill Me, Hurricane Bianca, and A Star Is Born and TV series like Community, The Mentalist, 2 Broke Girls, Glee, The Bold and the Beautiful, Bones, The X-Files, Super Drags, Katy Keene, and Lovecraft Country

Most-Asked Questions About Shangela Answered

What is Shangela Known For?

Shangela has competed in reality drag competition TV television series like RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag Race: All-Stars.  

Is Shangela on Instagram?

Shangela is active on most social media platforms. On Instagram, she has 1.4 million followers under the handle @itsshangela.  

Who Does Shangela Play in HBO's Lovecraft Country?

Shangela had an appearance as a drag queen in the episode "Strange Case" of HBO's Lovecraft Country. 

What is Shangela's Ethnicity?

Shangela is of mixed African-American and Saudi Arabian ethnicity.  

What is Shangela's Net Worth?

According to, Shangela has a net worth of $1 million in February 2021. 

by shrijan, 21 Feb, 2021

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