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Short Info

Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1969
FactGraduated from the High School for Performing Arts in New York.

Chaz Salvatore Bono is an American writer, musician, and actor. He is the only child of American entertainers Sonny and Cher. Bono is a transgender man. He transitioned in 2008 and legally changed his gender and name in 2010.

Bono was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 4, 1969. He was named Chastity Sun Bono after the film Chastity, which was produced by Sonny and in which Cher played a bisexual woman. Bono came out as a lesbian at age 18. In 1995, while working as a journalist at The Advocate, a national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Bono began publicly discussing his gender dysphoria and underwent gender reassignment surgery. He changed his name to Chaz Salvatore Bono in May 2010.

Bono’s acting career began in 1971 when he played a small role on an episode of The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. In the 1980s, he appeared on American Bandstand and Solid Gold. In 1988, he co-starred in the television movie Sunset Beat. He also had small roles in the films The End of Innocence (1990) and A House in the Hills (1993).

Bono wrote two books about his experiences as a transgender man: Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families (1998) and Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man (2011). He has also appeared on several reality television shows, including Celebrity Fit Club, Dancing with the Stars, and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Bono has been married to Jennifer Elia since 2011. He has one daughter from a previous relationship.

As of 2021, Chaz Bono’s net worth is $500 thousand.

General Info

Full NameChaz Bono
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1969
Height1.68 m
ProfessionMusician, Activist, Author, Advocate
EducationNew York University, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School


ParentsCher, Sonny Bono
SiblingsElijah Blue Allman, Chesare Elan Bono, Chianna Maria Bono, Christine Bono, Sean Bono


AwardsGLAAD Media Stephen F. Kolzak Award
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special
TV ShowsCelebrity Fit Club, Cher, Dancing with the Stars

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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.


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.




Adi Shankar's Gods and Secrets2017post-production
American Horror Story2016TV SeriesLot Polk / Brian Wells
Where the Bears Are2016TV SeriesGavin Kelly
Dirty2016/IJerry the Hoarder
The Bold and the Beautiful2016TV SeriesReverend Rydale
The Secret Life of the American Teenager2013TV SeriesChaz
Degrassi: The Next Generation2012TV SeriesChaz
Fronterz2004as Chastity Bono
Ellen1997TV SeriesThe Moderator
Bar Girls1994Scorp' (as Chastity Bono)
The Sonny and Cher Show1976-1977TV SeriesRegular Performer


Rockin' the Night Away1988TV Movie performer: "I Got You Babe" - as Chastity Bono
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1974TV Series performer - 1 episode


Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHimself
I Am Cait2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHerself / Himself
RuPaul's Drag Race2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge / Himself - Audience Member / Himself
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
The Doctors2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Dear Mom, Love Cher2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Being Chaz2011DocumentaryHimself
The Rosie Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Anderson Live2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dancing with the Stars2011TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show1998-2011TV SeriesHimself / Herself
Becoming Chaz2011DocumentaryHimself
Oprah's Guide to OWN2011TV MovieHimself
The Big Gay Sketch Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Sell This House2006TV SeriesHerself - Homeowner
20 Greatest Celebreality Moments2006TV MovieHerself (as Chastity Bono)
Celebrity Fit Club2006TV SeriesHerself
The View2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2002TV SeriesHerself
Still Cher2002TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Chastity Bono)
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHerself
Rockin' the Night Away1988TV MovieHerself (as Chastity Bono)
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHerself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1972-1973TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault2009DocumentaryHerself (as Chastity Bono)
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Family Fundamentals2002DocumentaryHerself - Out at last (as Chastity Bono)
Sonny & Me: Cher Remembers1998TV SpecialHerself (as Chastity Bono)


Won Awards

2012Stephen F. Kolzak AwardGLAAD Media Awards

Nominated Awards

2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SpecialBecoming Chaz (2011)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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