Our girl Shangela from RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons 2 and 3 is going to be on tonight’s all-new episode of X-Files tonight at 8PM on Fox! It’s the third episode of the newest season of the show which took a 15-year hiatus, and Shangela plays an eyewitness named Annabelle. ConDRAGulations, Shangie! We’ll be tuning in!
From the press release:
On Monday, Feb. 1, actor D.J. Pierce (“Shangela”) will guest star on the FOX television reboot of X-Files. Pierce, a well-known alum of the reality show Rupaul’s Drag Race, takes on the role of eyewitness Annabelle in the upcoming episode titled “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster.”
“It’s an honor to be a part of something as iconic as X-Files,” said Pierce. “I remember watching the show as a teenager…I never imagined I’d one day be working on it.” Regarding his character, he continued, “It was fun playing Annabelle. I think writers are taking more chances with characters on TV, and that means more opportunities for diverse actors. To that I say Halleloo!”
A native of Paris, Texas, Pierce has continued to carve out a place for himself in scripted television, guest starring in and out of drag on primetime network shows like “Bones,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Glee,” “2 Broke Girls,” “The Mentalist,” “Community”, and more. In 2015, Pierce filmed his second season as a panelist on LOGO’s “Cocktails & Classics,” and appeared in independent films “Kiss Me, Kill Me” and “Hurricane Bianca (scheduled for release in 2016).”