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Courtney Act Biography – Courtney Act Wiki

Courtney Act, real name Shane Gilberto Jenek, is an Australian drag queen, singer and television personality. First things first, Courtney/Jenek uses the pronoun “she” when referring to Courtney and “he” when referring to Jenek. After winning the Rising Diva Star drag competition in 2002, Courtney auditioned for the reality show Australian Idol. Courtney placed 13th on the first season of Australian Idol in 2003 and then signed to BMG Australia (now Sony Music Australia).

In 2014, Courtney returned to the television arena as one of the Top 3 in Season 6 of the Emmy Award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race. In June 2019, a panel of judges from New York magazine placed her third on their list of “the most powerful drag queens in America”, a ranking of 100 former Drag Race contestants.

In 2014, Courtney released her debut EP, Kaleidoscope, featuring mainstream pop beats and lux music videos. The EP included the title-track which was the official song for the 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Courtney began performing in drag girl-group, The AAA Girls, released several singles and embarked on the North American, Access All Areas Tour (2015).

In January 2018, Courtney appeared on season 21 of Celebrity Big Brother UK – educating viewers on queer issues such as gender identity and fluidity, sexuality, same-sex marriage and much more – and ultimately won the series. .

After her successful world tour Courtney Act: Under the Covers, she made television history as the host of UK’s first bisexual dating show on E!’s The Bi Life to wrap up an extraordinary year in her very own Christmas special, The Courtney Act Show for Channel 4 UK and Peach (Australia).

In late 2018, Courtney competed in the inaugural Eurovision – Australia Decides, launching her smash-hit single Fight For Love. She finished in fourth place. The winner of Eurovision – Australia Decides, Kate Miller-Heidke, went on to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

In 2019, Courtney competed and was runner-up on season 16 of the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars, where she was paired with her dancing partner, Joshua Keefe.

Courtney has acted in plays and worked a number of hosting gigs. She won an AACTA alongside Narelda Jacobs, Joel Creasey and Zoe Coombs Marr for her work hosting the Sydney Mardi Gras in 2021.

Courtney Act Dancing With The Stars

Drag queen and Australian performer Courtney Act will be returning to the dance floor to compete on Dancing With The Stars: All Stars. After being announced as a contestant on the show, Shane shared a post on Instagram: “I’m doing All Stars… Dancing With The Stars All Stars that is! @joshuakeefedancer and I are rip-roaring and ready to take to the d-floor!”

Other stars appearing on Dancing With The Stars: All Stars include Anthony Koutoufides, David Rodan, Deni Hines, Grant Denyer, Kris Smith, Kylie Gillies, Olympia Valance, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Rob Mills, Cameron Daddo, Angie Kent, Bridie Carter and Sam Mac.

In 2019, Courtney came in as runner-up along with her dancing partner, Joshua Keefe. They were the first same-sex pairing on the Australian version of the show.

Courtney Act Age

Courtney was born Shane Gilberto Jenek on 18 February 1982 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Courtney Act Husband – Chaz Bono and Courtney Act married

Is Courtney Act married? She is not married. She doesn’t have a husband and/or a partner. Courtney is currently single. She was previously rumoured to be dating Chaz Bono. The two reportedly met while Chaz was a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race and Courtney was competing.

In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Drag queen Courtney Act revealed: “I’ve had boyfriends I’ve dated whom I met as Courtney, but then dated as Shane.”

Courtney, who is also known as Shane Jenek, has been open in the past about her attraction to more than one gender.

“I’ve seen attraction manifest itself in so many fascinating ways. Lots of straight-identifying men have been attracted to me as Courtney,” the star disclosed. “I’ve also had experiences as Shane with men who identify as straight. I’ve had boyfriends I’ve dated whom I met as Courtney, but then dated as Shane. Courtney can certainly act as a glamorous stepping stone across the pond.”

In an episode of Dazed’s Pillow Talk video series, Courtney revealed that “my longest relationship was two years.”

Courtney Act Family

Courtney was born to parents Gill and Annette Jenek. She has an older sister named Kim Jenek.

Courtney Act Gender

Courtney identifies as gender fluid. In an interview with Gay Star News, Courtney revealed how her friend Chaz Bono helped her realize her gender identity. She said: “Chaz Bono and I were having a conversation. We became good friends after Drag Race. We were on the phone and he said ‘have you ever heard of the term gender-fluid?’ I was like ‘no, what’s that?’ He described it to me and it as a pivotal moment.

From my late teens, 20s, I thought the only option was to be cis or trans. I didn’t quite feel either were me. I’d always struggled with the trans identity, even though I knew what I was supposed to be. I thought the only option was to be trans.”

Courtney added: “Many times in my 20s I questioned my gender identity. I was too afraid to fully consider it [been trans]. I had a lot of internalized transphobia. I really struggled. A few times a year it’d consume me and pull me under. Before the conversation with Chaz, I remember calling my best friend Vanity. I thought I was calling to come out as trans. I thought I was finally ready to admit it, and needed that friend who’d listen and not judge. I got to the end of the conversation and thought ‘oh. I don’t think I am trans. I really like being a boy, I really like being a girl.’ And at that time, I was still afraid of the middle.

“When Chaz and I discussed gender-fluid, it was weird to know that was what I’d always been, but because I never had a word for it, I always struggled with it. I was always trying to be more masculine than I was. I mean, I failed miserably! But I always was trying to be a man, especially in the bedroom with other guys when I was presenting as Shayne.

“It’s interesting because now I’m just me. I’m not afraid of the words ‘man’ or ‘woman’ or the middle ground anymore.”

Courtney Act Height

Courtney stands at a height of 5′ 9″ (1.75 m).

Courtney Act Net Worth

Courtney Act’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

Courtney Act Instagram

Courtney Act’s Instagram handle is @courtneyact.