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Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono

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.

Career

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.

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Caption: Chaz Bono, the American actor, writer, and musician

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.

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Caption: Chaz Bono whit his car

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.

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Caption: Chaz Bono with his girlfriend  Shana Blue

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 NameChaz Bono
Net Worth$ 500 k
Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1969
Age51 years 1 months
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5 feet 6 inches
ProfessionAmerican advocate, musician, writer, actor
EducationNew York University, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
NationalityAmerican
PartnerShana Blue
ParentsCher Bono, Sonny Bono
SiblingsElijah Blue Allman, Chesare Elan Bono, Christine Bono, Sean Bono, Chianna Maria Bono
Star SignPisces
AwardsGLAAD Media Stephen F. Kolzak Award
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special
MoviesBar Girls (1994), Fronterz (2004), Dirty (2016), Adi Shankar's Gods and Secrets (2017)
TV ShowsDancing 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

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1I was never a lesbian.
2It 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

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1Grandson of Georgia Holt.
2Born as Chastity Sun Bono, Chaz legally changed his name to Chaz Salvatore Bono. Salvatore was Sonny Bono's real first name. [April 2010]
3Mother Cher's younger half-sister, Georganne LaPiere, was once married to Michael Madsen.
4Announced plans to undergo gender reassignment surgery to become a man on June 11, 2009.
5Prior to becoming a man, he had breast reduction surgery to relieve back pain and discomfort related to his large bust-size.
6According to his publicist, Howard Bragman, Chastity is undergoing surgery to become a man. He is now known as Chaz [June 11, 2009].
7He is named after the movie Chastity (1969) starring his mother Cher and written by her father Sonny Bono.
8Graduated from the High School for Performing Arts in New York.
9Half-nephew of Georganne LaPiere.
10Older half-brother, on his mother's side, of Elijah Allman.
11High school friend of Jennifer Aniston.
12Spokesperson for GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
13Son of Sonny Bono and Cher.

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