Paul O’Grady is an English comedian, producer, and radio presenter. He is a true lover of dogs. He rose to fame as a gender bender, Lily Savage. He appeared as Lily Savage in many television shows.
As of 2023, Paul O'Grady's net worth is estimated to be $7.9 million.
|Net Worth||$7.9 million|
|Given Name||Paul James Micheal O'Grady|
|Famous Name||Paul O'Grady|
|Source(s) of Fame||Comedian|
|Date of Birth||June 14, 1955|
|Place of Birth||Birkenhead, United Kingdom|
|Relationships||Married, Andrè Portasio,|
Paul O’Grady was born to Patrick Grady and Mary Savage on the 14th of June, 1955 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. His father was from Ireland. He migrated to England and settled in Birkenhead.
Paul has a brother named Brendan O’Grady. He also has a sister named Sheila O’Grady.
He went to Christian Brothers School for his early education. He graduated from Wirral Met College.
Paul O’Grady started earning quite early as a clerk in a magistrate’s court to bear his own expenses. In 1985, he adopted his drag personality, Lily Savage. He roamed and performed in gay clubs and bars all across London. In 1988, he made his debut on television by his role as Roxanne in The Bill.
In 1993, he played the part of a prisoner in the film In the Name of The Father. Meanwhile, his character of Lily Savage gradually became popular. In 1993, he appeared in the television film Camp Christmas as Lily Savage. The drag queen became a hit.
In 1995, Paul O’Grady got his first show as Lily Savage. The show was titled Live from the Lilydrome. In 1997, he was seen in The Lily Savage Show. Till 2004, Paul O’Grady acted as Lily Savage in many television shows. In 2004, he publically announced that he won’t act as Lily Savage anymore and the fans can assume that Lily is dead. Paul did not retire from acting though.
He played different roles in some television series including Eyes Down, Doctor Who, Playhouse Presents, Holby City, and The Madame Blanc Mysteries.
Paul O’Grady also wrote the scripts of all his shows as Lily Savage.
Apart from his passion for acting, Paul O’Grady has another interest. He is obsessed with dogs. In 2012, he started a television show titled Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs. The show has broadcasted 9 seasons.
He has launched a website for selling his own dog food recipes. He also gives tips to keep one’s dog fit and healthy.
Paul O’Grady has joined the BBC’s radio channel Radio 2. His show Paul O’Grady on the Wireless is heard and appreciated by his fans all over the world.
Paul had an affair with Diane Jansen. In 1974, they had a daughter named Sharon O’Grady.
In 1977, Paul got married to Teresa Fernandes. The couple got divorced in 2005. After the separation, Paul admitted to the media that the marriage was just a matter of ‘convenience’. They shared no children.
In 2005, Paul realized that he was homosexual. He ended up his marriage with Teresa and got married to his gay friend André Portasio. Sharon O’Grady is his only daughter up till now.
Paul O’Grady has an active Instagram account. He has 748 thousand followers with 381 posts on Instagram. He shares his pictures with different breeds of dogs that he has as pets as well as the ones he is taking care of. However, he is not active on Twitter. He does not even have a YouTube channel.
Paul O’Grady is a British comedian. He has earned fame by portraying a female character. His love for dogs is exemplary. He has won millions of hearts through his sense of humor and love for dogs. He has secured a net worth of approximately $7.9 million.
Paul O'Grady has sometimes been associated with other Comedians such as Dap Sugar Willie, Dominic Hoffman, Travis T. Flory, Kevin Anderson, Terry Lester, Jordi El Niño Polla, Broderick Crawford, KJ Smith, and Ari Stidham.