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Chaz Salvatore Bono Wiki Biography
Chaz Salvatore Bono was born as Chastity Sun Bono on the 4th March 1969, in Los Angeles, California USA, of Armenian descent on his father’s side, and Irish and Cherokee amongst others on his mother’s. He underwent gender transition therapy between 2008 and 2010. The world knows him for his LGBT activism, and recently for his involvement in the entertainment industry in film and television roles such as “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager” (2013), “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2012), and a documentary about his life “Becoming Chaz” (2011). His career has been active since 1990.
Have you ever wondered how rich Chaz Bono is? According to sources, it is estimated that Chaz Bono`s net worth is over $500,000, earned largely through his career as a media personality, and in addition he has also published several books, including “Transition: The Story Of how I Became A Man” (2011), which have also increased his wealth.
Bono`s parents are Sony Bono and Cher, major TV and music stars of the ’60s and ’70s, who shepparded him throughout his entire childhood. At an early age, well before the sex change, he was featured in his parents show “The Sony And Cher Comedy Hour”, but in 1975 his parents divorced, and he needed to divide his time between their separate homes, until he moved to New York to attend the High School For Performing Arts.
Following graduation, he enrolled at New York University; however he soon gave up on his studies when he decided to pursue a career in music. He formed a group called Ceremony, which consisted of musicians such as Heidi Shink, Pete McRae, Louis Ruiz, Bryan Mathieu and Steve Bauman. The band released its debut album in 1993 entitled “Hang Out Your Poetry”, which actually turned out to be their only album, but which started the growth of Chaz’s net worth.
In 1998 Chaz published his first book, entitled “Family Outing”, which deals with his sexuality on the whole, including of course coming out as a lesbian. He has released three more books which have also added to his net worth, in 2002 “The End Of Innocence: A Memoir”, in 2011 “Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man”, and in 2012 “Transition: Becoming Who I Was Always Meant to Be”, effectively covering his whole life to that date.
When it comes to his TV appearances, he was featured in the 13th season of the TV show “Dancing With Stars”, partnering professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer.
In his less-than-private personal life, Chaz says that he always felt uncomfortable in the dresses he wore, even in his childhood days, stating that he wanted to look more like his father. Eventually, he began with his sex change in 2008, and the whole process was finished in 2010, when he legally changed his name to Chaz Salvatore Bono. He has described the change in his books, and a documentary entitled “Becoming Chaz” was filmed in 2011. He has been recognized as a fearsome fighter for LGBT rights, being a member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation organization, and has been a spokesman for the Human Rights Activist Campaign.
Chaz Bono was engaged to his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Elia, but they broke up in 2011; one can perhaps imagine the difficulties on both sides of such a relationship. He is still single, and still resides in Los Angeles.
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Chaz Salvatore Bono Quick Info
|Full Name||Chaz Bono|
|Date Of Birth||March 4, 1969|
|Place Of Birth||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Profession||American advocate, musician, writer, actor|
|Education||New York University, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School|
|Parents||Cher, Sonny Bono|
|Siblings||Elijah Blue Allman, Chesare Elan Bono, Christine Bono, Sean Bono, Chianna Maria Bono|
|Awards||GLAAD Media Stephen F. Kolzak Award|
|Nominations||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special|
|Movies||Bar Girls (1994), Fronterz (2004), Dirty (2016), Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets (2017)|
|TV Shows||Dancing With Stars (2011), The Sonny and Cher Show (1976-1977), The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1973), Ellen (1997), Oprah Winfrey Network|
Chaz Salvatore Bono Quotes
- I was never a lesbian.
- It really bothers me when I see people doing my mother in drag. I mean, just imagine if you saw people doing that with your mother.
Chaz Salvatore Bono Important Facts
- Grandson of Georgia Holt.
- Born as Chastity Sun Bono, Chaz legally changed his name to Chaz Salvatore Bono. Salvatore was Sonny Bono’s real first name. [April 2010]
- Mother Cher’s younger half-sister, Georganne LaPiere, was once married to Michael Madsen.
- Announced plans to undergo gender reassignment surgery to become a man on June 11, 2009.
- Prior to becoming a man, he had breast reduction surgery to relieve back pain and discomfort related to his large bust-size.
- According to his publicist, Howard Bragman, Chastity is undergoing surgery to become a man. He is now known as Chaz [June 11, 2009].
- He is named after the movie Chastity (1969) starring his mother Cher and written by her father Sonny Bono.
- Graduated from the High School for Performing Arts in New York.
- Half-nephew of Georganne LaPiere.
- Older half-brother, on his mother’s side, of Elijah Allman.
- High school friend of Jennifer Aniston.
- Spokesperson for GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
- Son of Sonny Bono and Cher.
Chaz Salvatore Bono Filmography
|Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets||2017||post-production||Actor|
|American Horror Story||2016||TV Series||Lot Polk / Brian Wells||Actor|
|Where the Bears Are||2016||TV Series||Gavin Kelly||Actor|
|Dirty||2016/I||Jerry the Hoarder||Actor|
|The Bold and the Beautiful||2016||TV Series||Reverend Rydale||Actor|
|The Secret Life of the American Teenager||2013||TV Series||Chaz||Actor|
|Degrassi: The Next Generation||2012||TV Series||Chaz||Actor|
|Fronterz||2004||as Chastity Bono||Actor|
|Ellen||1997||TV Series||The Moderator||Actor|
|Bar Girls||1994||Scorp’ (as Chastity Bono)||Actor|
|The Sonny and Cher Show||1976-1977||TV Series||Regular Performer||Actor|
|Rockin’ the Night Away||1988||TV Movie performer: “I Got You Babe” – as Chastity Bono||Soundtrack|
|The Sonny and Cher Show||1976||TV Series performer – 4 episodes||Soundtrack|
|The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour||1974||TV Series performer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Oprah: Where Are They Now?||2016||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|I Am Cait||2015||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Entertainment Tonight||2009-2015||TV Series||Herself / Himself||Self|
|RuPaul’s Drag Race||2011-2014||TV Series||Himself – Guest Judge / Himself – Audience Member / Himself||Self|
|RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked!||2013-2014||TV Series||Himself – Guest Judge||Self|
|The Doctors||2013||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Good Day L.A.||2013||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Dear Mom, Love Cher||2013||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|Piers Morgan Tonight||2011-2012||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Rosie Show||2011||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Wendy Williams Show||2011||TV Series||Himself – Guest / Himself||Self|
|Anderson Live||2011||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|Dancing with the Stars||2011||TV Series||Himself – Contestant||Self|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2011||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2011||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Talk||2011||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|Real Time with Bill Maher||2011||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2011||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Good Morning America||2011||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||1998-2011||TV Series||Himself / Herself||Self|
|Oprah’s Guide to OWN||2011||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|The Big Gay Sketch Show||2008||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Sell This House||2006||TV Series||Herself – Homeowner||Self|
|20 Greatest Celebreality Moments||2006||TV Movie||Herself (as Chastity Bono)||Self|
|Celebrity Fit Club||2006||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The View||2006||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The Tyra Banks Show||2006||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The Rosie O’Donnell Show||2002||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Still Cher||2002||TV Movie documentary||Herself (as Chastity Bono)||Self|
|Behind the Music||1999||TV Series documentary||Herself||Self|
|The Roseanne Show||1998||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Late Night with Conan O’Brien||1998||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Rockin’ the Night Away||1988||TV Movie||Herself (as Chastity Bono)||Self|
|The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards||1984||TV Special||Himself – Audience Member||Self|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1979||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Sonny and Cher Show||1976||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour||1972-1973||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The David Frost Show||1970||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Entertainment Tonight||2015||TV Series||Himself||Archive Footage|
|Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault||2009||Documentary||Herself (as Chastity Bono)||Archive Footage|
|E! True Hollywood Story||2003||TV Series documentary||Herself||Archive Footage|
|Family Fundamentals||2002||Documentary||Herself – Out at last (as Chastity Bono)||Archive Footage|
|Sonny & Me: Cher Remembers||1998||TV Special||Herself (as Chastity Bono)||Archive Footage|
Chaz Salvatore Bono Awards
|2012||Stephen F. Kolzak Award||GLAAD Media Awards||Won|
|2012||Stephen F. Kolzak Award||GLAAD Media Awards||Nominated|