Jaren Kyei Merrell (born February 8, 1989), known professionally as Shea Couleé, is an American drag queen and musician most recognized as a fixture of the Chicago nightlife scene and as a contestant on season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race and season five of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.
Shea Couleé at RuPaul's DragCon in 2017
February 8, 1989
|Education||Columbia College Chicago (BFA)|
|Known for||RuPaul's Drag Race (season 9)|
|Labels||Shea Couleé LLC|
Early life and educationEdit
Merrell was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Plainfield. The youngest of five children, their mother was a minister. They graduated with a degree in costume design from Columbia College Chicago in 2011. In their sophomore year, they were cast in Ten Square. During their senior year at Columbia, they were the lead designer on Shakespeare's The Winter’s Tale. Coulee has performed in theater since they were nine years old.
At one point, they were asked to perform as a dancer in a burlesque show "Jeezy’s Juke Joint". After an email mishap, they ended up performing a solo act for the show, their first time in Drag.
They have performed at various venues in Chicago, including Roscoe's, Berlin, Double Door, and Hydrate. In Chicago, they also worked as a resident host at Smart Bar, and was a Co-Host for the Tony Soto Show. At one point, Couleé competed in Miss Roscoe's Pageant. Before doing Drag full-time, Couleé also worked part-time as a sales associate and customer service representative for an adult store "Tulip".
In 2016, Couleé was photographed for Glossed and Found magazine.
In April, Couleé was featured in Peppermint's Too Funky music video. In May 2017, Couleé performed as part of the Werq the World 2017 tour. The tour, hosted by Bianca Del Rio and Michelle Visage, also featured drag queens Alaska Thunderfuck, Alyssa Edwards, Detox, Latrice Royale, and Violet Chachki.
Shea Couleé co-produced, directed, and starred in their own film Lipstick City in July 2017.
In April 2018, Couleé premiered Call Me Couleé, a web series documenting Couleé's life post Drag Race. The series lasted six episodes, and concluded on October 18, 2018. In September 2018, Shea Couleé performed as a background dancer for Christina Aguilera for Opening Ceremony's Spring 2019 collection, alongside other Drag Race alumni. They were photographed with Farrah Moan for Manny MUA's Lunar Beauty palette. In June 2018, Couleé and other RuPaul's Drag Race alum Asia O'Hara and Monét X Change performed in The Vixen's widely popular Black Girl Magic, a drag show created to showcase the talent of black drag queens.
In March 2019, they appeared in the music video for Iggy Azalea's "Sally Walker". The same month, they joined the Drag World UK lineup, which began touring in June. In May, they were photographed with Farrah Moan and Violet Chachki for Huda Beauty’s new Setting Spray.
Couleé has embarked on several world tours following their success on Drag Race including headlining the "War on the Catwalk" and "A Drag Queen Christmas", among others. Coulee was added to the Drag Race "Haters Roast: The Shady Tour" comedy tour with other Drag Race alumnae in 2019.
They also headlined a one-woman show in 2019, entitled "Coulee With A 'C'". An autobiographical show, it combined song, story, and comedy, revolving around their upbringing and how they got into drag .
Couleé's makeup and look transformations have been featured in publications such as Cosmopolitan. In October, Coulee published their first article for Metro. In January 2020, Couleé attended the first ever RuPaul's DragCon UK.
In March 5th and 6th, Couleé will be performing alongside fellow drag race alum Bebe Zahara Benet, Bob The Drag Queen, Monique Heart, Peppermint, and The Vixen in Nubia tour. The tour began its run with sold-out shows in New York City, and has plans to visit Los Angeles, as well as other major cities across the United States. 
On May 28, Couleé announced the release of Shea Coul-Alé, a beer in collaboration with DoStuff Media and Goose Island Brewery as a part of their Drag a Beer campaign. A portion of all profits from the beer will go to an organization that supports individuals within the LGBTQ community.
RuPaul's Drag RaceEdit
After auditioning five times, every year since they started doing drag Couleé became one of 14 queens to compete on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. After portraying Naomi Campbell in the Snatch Game challenge, Campbell tweeted Couleé in approval. 
Couleé won their first challenge in the fourth episode, alongside Sasha Velour. They again won the following episode, portraying Blac Chyna for "Reality Stars: The Musical". Couleé won another challenge in the ninth episode, "Your Pilot's On Fire", again alongside Sasha Velour. In the following episode, "Makeover: Crew Better Work", Coulee lip synced for their life against Nina Bo'nina Brown, sending her home to Demi Lovato's "Cool for the Summer". Couleé won once again during the season's "Gayest Ball Ever", after creating a look inspired by the Village People's "construction worker".
In the season's penultimate episode, the final four queens wrote, recorded, danced, and performed a verse in RuPaul's "Category Is", choreographed by Todrick Hall. In a series first, all four queens ended up advancing to the finale. In the season finale, Couleé received a personalized video from Blac Chyna, whom Couleé had portrayed earlier in the "Reality Stars: The Rusical" challenge. In this finale, for the first time in Drag Race history, the final four queens all participated in a "lip sync for the crown". Coulee was selected to lipsync against Sasha Velour, to Whitney Houston's "So Emotional", but lost. They ultimately placed in joint third/fourth place. Couleé's loss was met with controversy, with many people claiming that Shea Couleé should have won the crown. Coulee themself responded to the controversy, defending Velour's win, and saying "Ultimately Sasha was more successful than myself and the other girls."
While on tour, Merrell and fellow Drag Race contestant Farrah Moan were harassed by a woman at a kebab shop in Newcastle in April 2018 who first yelled at and then tried to hit the off-duty queens.  Since losing Season 9, Couleé has been requested by fans to compete on an All Star season. On the 8th May, Coulée was announced as a contestant on the fifth series of All Stars via the Drag Race Youtube channel.
In June 2017, Shea Couleé released three music videos to promote their debut EP, Couleé-D. They co-directed the music videos, and co-produced the EP. Azealia Banks and Shea Couleé announced plans to release a studio collaboration. The collaboration never came intro fruition after Banks ghosted Couleé.
On May 18, Couleé Re-Released their song ‘’Creme Brulee’ as well as an accompanying music video. The song is inspired by other female rappers such as Lil' Kim, Nicki Minaj, and Azaelia Banks. The song was originally written in 2013 and was the first song Couleé ever wrote. Billboard named "Creme Brulee" as the best Drag Music Video of 2018. In September, Couleé released “Gasoline” a collaboration with Gess, who produced, co-wrote, and featured credit on the track.
On June 21, National Selfie Day, Shea Couleé was featured in Shawn Hollenbach's track "Double Filter Face", along with an accompanying music video.  On July 15, Shea Couleé released "Rewind", a collaborative song with them and Gess. The following month, they released a music video for the song, directed by Sam Bailey. The song is about Shea Couleé's former boyfriend who suffered from bipolar disorder and committed suicide.
Couleé has said it is important to them to use their career in drag to inspire people. In an interview with Seattle Gay Scene, they said, "I would say the influence I would like to have on the queer community would be to inspire people—specifically queer POC—to feel comfortable in themselves and their identities, to understand that they're special, they're amazing, and that anything you want or dream about, you deserve it. They have been particularly outspoken about racial equality, especially within the RuPaul's Drag Race fandom and drag community. In October 2018, Couleé interviewed The Vixen about racism in America for the UK's Black History Month edition of Gay Times. In another interview with Gay Times UK, Couleé discusses the importance of supporting and uplifting trans women of color.
"Dear Trump: You don't tell women what to do with their bodies. You don't get to define gender. You don't have the qualifications to do so. You don't have a spine. You don't have a clue. We won't take this lying down. November is coming. Look how orange you fucking look girl."
Continuing their political activism, Coulee has publicly endorsed Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren, and spoke at Warren's DragCon NYC booth, encouraging people to vote for her in the 2020 United States presidential election. They also marched alongside Warren at the Las Vegas Pride Parade.
Shea has two drag daughters, Kenzie Couleé, and Bambi-Banks Couleé, whom she adopted into her family in 2018. Shea, Kenzie, and Bambi represent the current members of Shea's drag house, Maison Couleé.
|2017||"Cocky" (Featuring Lila Star and The Vixen)|
As Featured Artist
|"Category Is" (feat. The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 9)
(RuPaul featuring Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Coulee, and Trinity Taylor)
|"R U Mad (John "J-C" Carr & Bill Colemax Mix)"
(Michael Blume featuring Shea Coulee and Peppermint)
|cynicism & sincerity|
(GESS featuring Shea Coulee)
(Big Dipper featuring Shea Coulee)
(The Vixen featuring Shea Coulee)
|"Breakfast at Tiffany's"
(Aja featuring Shea Coulee)
|"Double Filter Face"
(Shawn Hollenbach featuring Shea Coulee)
|2016||Lipstick City||Mrs. Coulee / Shea||Writer / Producer|||
|2015-16||You're So Talented||Shea|||
|2017||RuPaul's Drag Race (season 9)||Contestant|||
|Breakfast Television Toronto||Guest|||
|Windy City Live||Guest|||
|2020||RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 5)||Contestant|||
|Feeling So||Vincent Martell|
|2018||Crème Brûlée||Vincent Martell|||
|2019||Iggy Azalea||Sally Walker||Colin Tilley|||
|Shawn Hollenbach||Double Filter Face||Unknown|||
|2020||The Vixen ft. Herself||Room||Jeremiah Meece|||
|Waze & Odyssey||Always||Unknown|||
|2015||James St. James' Transformations||Guest||World of Wonder|||
|Cooking with Drag Queens||Guest||Feast of Fun|||
|Drag Queen Carpool||Guest, hosted by RuPaul||Logo|||
|Untucked||Guest||World of Wonder|||
|Countdown To The Crown||Guest||World of Wonder|||
|Shot with Soju||Guest||DS Shin|||
|Queen to Queen||Guest||Logo|||
|Drag Makeup Tutorial||Guest||Logo|||
|Talking with the Tuck||Guest||Trinity the Tuck|||
|2018||Call Me Couleé||Star||Jordan Phelps, Vincent Martell|||
|Chaotic Creative||Guest||Zain Meghji|||
|Jasmine Master' Class||Guest||World of Wonder|||
|Fashion Photo Ruview||Special Guest||World of Wonder|||
|Spillin' the Tea||Guest||Billboard|||
|Cosmo Queens||Guest star||Cosmopolitan|||
|2019||Huda Boss||Guest||Mari Haitkin|||
|2020||Bobbin' Around||Guest||Caldwell Tidicue|||
|2019||Coulee With A "C"||Herself||Laurie Beechman Theatre|||
|2019||The Naughty Tour||Herself||Abraham Chavez Theatre|||
|2020||A Midsummer Slay: The Slequel!||Herself||Palace Theatre|||
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Work||Results||Ref.|
|2017||WOWIE Awards||Best Drag Queen Music Video||"Cocky"||Nominated|||
|2018||The Dragstagram Award||Herself||Nominated|||
|2020||The Queerties||Future All-Star||Herself||Nominated|||
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