Chaz Salvatore Bono is an American actor, writer, and musician who is a transgender man.
Chaz Bono was born Chastity Sun Bono on 4th March 1969, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. His horoscope is Pisces. He is the son of Sonny Bono (father) and Cher Bono (mother).
His father is an LGBT rights advocate while his mother is an American singer. He has five siblings namely, Elijah Blue Allman, Chianna Maria Bono, Chesare Elan Bono, Sean Bono, and Christine Bono
Chaz holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic background. He was named Chastity Sun Bono after the film Chastity, in which his mother played as a bisexual woman. Chaz came out as a lesbian to both parents at the age of 18. In Family Outing, he wrote that
“as a child, I always felt there was something different about me. I’d look at other girls my age and feel perplexed by their obvious interest in the latest fashion, which boy in class was the cutest, and who looked the most like cover girl Christie Brinkley. When I was 13, I finally found a name for exactly how I was different. I realized I was gay.”
After his parents divorced in 1975, Chaz split his time between his father’s and mother’s houses. He went to New York City as a teenager to attend the High School for Performing Arts where actress Jennifer Anniston was among his classmates.
Chaz Bono started his short music career in the year 1988 with the band, Ceremony which includes other members, Steve March Torm, Heidi Shink, Steve Bauman, Louis Ruiz, and Bryn Mathieu. After that, the band released an album titled, Hang Out Your Poetry, in the year 1993. The songs like Could’ve Been Love and Ready for Love was released as singles from the album.
In 2002, he published a memoir entitled The End of Innocence which provides an inside look at his time in the music business and his relationship with an older woman. He worked as a writer at large for The Advocate.
Also, he became the spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, promoted National Coming Out Day, campaigned for the reelection of Bill Clinton for US President, campaigned against the Defense of Marriage Act, and served as Entertainment Media Director for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
Moreover, he became a competitor in the 13th season of the US version of Dancing With the Stars in September 2011. Chaz paired with professional ballroom dancer Lacey Schwimmer. They were eliminated on 25th October 2011.
However, it was for the first time that an openly transgender man starred on a major network TV show. In the year 2016, he played the role in the TV series American Horror Story: Roanoke(AHS) sharing the screen along with Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, and Denis O’Hare.
What is the Net Worth & Salary of Chaz Bono?
Chaz Bono may not be one of the wealthiest celebrities around, but he has done lots of valuable work in a field that provides more than just net worth. He has an estimated net worth of around $500k as of 2019. However, his salary is still not available at the moment.
As Chaz continues his career, his net worth will surely increase in the future. Moreover, he might have earned a decent amount of money from some advertisements, brands, deals, and endorsements. As of 2019, he is living a lavish lifestyle with his girlfriend.
Who is Chaz Bono Partner?
Chaz Bono is not a married man, but he is in a romantic relationship with Shana Blue. They started dating each other from the year 2017. It seems that they are enjoying each other’s company. Also, the couple regularly seems hanging out together.
Before he is in a romantic relationship with Shana, he was in a serious relationship with his ex-girlfriend Jenifer Elia. They also became engaged in the year 2011 but their engagement called off in Dec 2011. They started dating in 2005 but they could not last long and parted ways after six years of relationship.
What is the Height of Chaz Bono?
Chaz Bono stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches. His shoe size is 9 (US). He has blonde colored hair with blue color eyes. Bono has an attractive body.
Facts of Chaz Bono
|Full Name||Chaz Bono|
|Net Worth||$ 500 k|
|Date Of Birth||March 4, 1969|
|Age||51 years 1 months|
|Place Of Birth||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Profession||American advocate, musician, writer, actor|
|Education||New York University, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School|
|Parents||Cher Bono, 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|
Quotes of Chaz Bono
|1||I was never a lesbian.|
|2||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.|
Quick Facts of Chaz Bono
|1||Grandson of Georgia Holt.|
|2||Born as Chastity Sun Bono, Chaz legally changed his name to Chaz Salvatore Bono. Salvatore was Sonny Bono's real first name. [April 2010]|
|3||Mother Cher's younger half-sister, Georganne LaPiere, was once married to Michael Madsen.|
|4||Announced plans to undergo gender reassignment surgery to become a man on June 11, 2009.|
|5||Prior to becoming a man, he had breast reduction surgery to relieve back pain and discomfort related to his large bust-size.|
|6||According to his publicist, Howard Bragman, Chastity is undergoing surgery to become a man. He is now known as Chaz [June 11, 2009].|
|7||He is named after the movie Chastity (1969) starring his mother Cher and written by her father Sonny Bono.|
|8||Graduated from the High School for Performing Arts in New York.|
|9||Half-nephew of Georganne LaPiere.|
|10||Older half-brother, on his mother's side, of Elijah Allman.|
|11||High school friend of Jennifer Aniston.|
|12||Spokesperson for GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation|
|13||Son of Sonny Bono and Cher.|
Filmography of Chaz Bono
|Adi Shankar's Gods and Secrets||2017||post-production|
|American Horror Story||2016||TV Series||Lot Polk / Brian Wells|
|Where the Bears Are||2016||TV Series||Gavin Kelly|
|Dirty||2016/I||Jerry the Hoarder|
|The Bold and the Beautiful||2016||TV Series||Reverend Rydale|
|The Secret Life of the American Teenager||2013||TV Series||Chaz|
|Degrassi: The Next Generation||2012||TV Series||Chaz|
|Fronterz||2004||as Chastity Bono|
|Ellen||1997||TV Series||The Moderator|
|Bar Girls||1994||Scorp' (as Chastity Bono)|
|The Sonny and Cher Show||1976-1977||TV Series||Regular Performer|
|Rockin' the Night Away||1988||TV Movie performer: "I Got You Babe" - as Chastity Bono|
|The Sonny and Cher Show||1976||TV Series performer - 4 episodes|
|The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour||1974||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Oprah: Where Are They Now?||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|I Am Cait||2015||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2009-2015||TV Series||Herself / Himself|
|RuPaul's Drag Race||2011-2014||TV Series||Himself - Guest Judge / Himself - Audience Member / Himself|
|RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!||2013-2014||TV Series||Himself - Guest Judge|
|The Doctors||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|Good Day L.A.||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|Dear Mom, Love Cher||2013||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Piers Morgan Tonight||2011-2012||TV Series||Himself|
|The Rosie Show||2011||TV Series||Himself|
|The Wendy Williams Show||2011||TV Series||Himself - Guest / Himself|
|Anderson Live||2011||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Dancing with the Stars||2011||TV Series||Himself - Contestant|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2011||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2011||TV Series||Himself|
|The Talk||2011||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Real Time with Bill Maher||2011||TV Series||Himself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2011||TV Series||Himself|
|Good Morning America||2011||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||1998-2011||TV Series||Himself / Herself|
|Oprah's Guide to OWN||2011||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Big Gay Sketch Show||2008||TV Series||Herself|
|Sell This House||2006||TV Series||Herself - Homeowner|
|20 Greatest Celebreality Moments||2006||TV Movie||Herself (as Chastity Bono)|
|Celebrity Fit Club||2006||TV Series||Herself|
|The View||2006||TV Series||Herself|
|The Tyra Banks Show||2006||TV Series||Herself|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||2002||TV Series||Herself|
|Still Cher||2002||TV Movie documentary||Herself (as Chastity Bono)|
|Behind the Music||1999||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|The Roseanne Show||1998||TV Series||Herself|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||1998||TV Series||Herself|
|Rockin' the Night Away||1988||TV Movie||Herself (as Chastity Bono)|
|The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards||1984||TV Special||Himself - Audience Member|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1979||TV Series||Himself|
|The Sonny and Cher Show||1976||TV Series||Herself|
|The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour||1972-1973||TV Series||Herself|
|The David Frost Show||1970||TV Series||Herself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault||2009||Documentary||Herself (as Chastity Bono)|
|E! True Hollywood Story||2003||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Family Fundamentals||2002||Documentary||Herself - Out at last (as Chastity Bono)|
|Sonny & Me: Cher Remembers||1998||TV Special||Herself (as Chastity Bono)|
Awards of Chaz Bono
|2012||Stephen F. Kolzak Award||GLAAD Media Awards|
|2012||Stephen F. Kolzak Award||GLAAD Media Awards|