Perez Hilton

Blogger, Television personality, Actor
One of the Internet's most polarizing figures, Perez Hilton took a very simple and overdone idea - celebrity gossip - and turned it into a one-man empire. In 2004, after spending several years on the outskirts of the ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1978 in Miami, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

The 2000s: A New Reality 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

The Game 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sharknado 2: The Second One 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Next Top Model 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Going Down in LA-LA Land 2012 (Movie)

Ricky (Actor)

Perez Hilton All Access 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Platinum Hit 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bad Girls Club 2011 (Tv Show)

Host

2009 American Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Tosh.0 2010 (Tv Show)

Himself

Victorious 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

You're Cut Off 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bad Girls Club Reunion 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Miss USA 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Paradise City: Degrassi Goes to Hollywood 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Teenage Paparazzo 2009 (Movie)

(Himself)

The Great Debate 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The List 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

!Viva Hollywood! 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Celebrity Rap Superstar 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Free Radio 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the New Millennium 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

MTV Cribs 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Paris Hilton's My New BFF 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Privileged 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tila Tequila's New Years Eve Masquerade 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

What Perez Sez 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirt 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

MTV Goes Gold: New Year's Eve 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '06 Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Pepper Dennis 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the Internet's most polarizing figures, Perez Hilton took a very simple and overdone idea - celebrity gossip - and turned it into a one-man empire. In 2004, after spending several years on the outskirts of the entertainment world, Hilton started a blog, PageSixSixSix, where he posted pictures of celebrities, adding crude doodles and scathing captions. What began as a simple release for the celebrity-obsessed Hilton soon snowballed into one of the most visited sites on the web. By 2007, the site, now titled PerezHilton.com, was generating millions of page views a day, and Perez himself had become an unlikely celebrity - a kind of modern day Hedda Hopper with the power to make or break careers. A near-constant presence on reality television, he even briefly hosted his own television show, "What Perez Sez" in 2007. Two years later, the openly homosexual blogger courted controversy in two wildly discussed public displays. In April, he appeared as a judge on the Miss USA pageant where he famously asked Miss California her controversial views on gay marriage, and only two months later, got into a tussle with a music manager, during which he hurled a gay slur at the man. Both incidents made national press, furthering Hilton's stature as the "Queen of All Media."

Relationships

Mario Lavandeira

Father
Immigrated from Cuba

Teresita Lavandeira

Mother
Immigrated from Cuba

Barbara Lavandeira

Sister
Ghostwriter of her brother's site PerezHilton.com

EDUCATION

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School

Miami , Florida 1996

New York University

New York , New York 2000
Graduated with honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

Milestones

2009

Appeared in The Pussycat Dolls music video, "Hush Hush; Hush Hush"

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Fab-u-lous

2008

Co-hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards

2008

Premiered his nationally syndicated radio show, "Radio Perez"

2008

Appeared as himself in the comedy film, "Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!"

2007

Appeared weekly on MTV's "TRL" to discuss gossip via web cam

2007

Was a contestant on MTV's "Celebrity Rap Superstar"

2007

Premiered "What Perez Sez" on VH1

2005

Sued by the New York Post, which forced him to change his domain name to PerezHilton.com

2004

Appeared as a contestant on an episode of VH1's reality weight loss show, "Flab To Fab"

2004

Launched his celebrity gossip blog, PageSixSixSix.com

2001

First acting role was on an episode of "The Sopranos" (HBO)

Briefly worked as a managing editor for Instinct magazine; was also a reporter for Star magazine

Moved to Los Angeles after college to pursue acting

Worked as a media relations assistant for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination

Appeared in the low-budget horror film "Campfire Stories"

Bonus Trivia

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On Nov. 30, 2006, Lavandeira, was sued for copyright infringement by Hollywood photo agency X17. The suit, which asks for over $7.5 million in damages, cites 51 alleged cases where Hilton posted photos owned by X17 on his blog.

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Perez was named the No. 1 web celeb for 2007 by Forbes Magazine

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Lavandeira filed a civil lawsuit against the manager of the Black Eyed Peas for battery and infliction of emotional distress over an alleged incident at Sunday's MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto on June 21, 2009. Hilton is suing him for more than $25,000 in damages.

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