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Coco Peru backstage at The Public Theater in New York City.

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Coco Peru interviewed by David Shankbone talks about how to make a rough life funny.


Miss Coco Peru as the host of The GLAAD Media Awards on April 18 2009

Miss Coco Peru, aka Clinton Leupp, is a gay male[1] American actor and drag performer, perhaps best known for her role in the 1999 independent film Trick. Peru also starred in Richard Day's Girls Will Be Girls (2003), was one of six performers featured in the Logo original stand-up comedy series Wisecrack (2005), and had a cameo appearance in the 1995 comedy film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. She has appeared in a number of other supporting and guest-starring roles in film and television, including Will & Grace, the Bravo reality series Boy Meets Boy, and the comedy Straight-Jacket (as the secretly lesbian wife of S.R.O. studio's head).

Leupp has almost always been credited as either "Coco Peru" or "Miss Coco Peru" rather than under his given name. In 2006, he received his first credit as a voice actor playing "Mama Hippo" in the animated feature The Wild.


  • 1992: MAC and Backstage Bistro Award for Miss Coco Peru: A Legend in Progress
  • 2003: Along with co-stars Jack Plotnick and Varla Jean Merman, Leupp shared the Best Actor Grand Jury Award at 2003 Outfest and "Best Actress" honors at the 2003 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival for his role in Girls Will Be Girls.
  • 2004: GLAAD Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre
  • 2009: Miss Coco Peru hosted the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, April 18, 2009. [2]


External links

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