Brian Michael Firkus
August 23, 1989
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Education||University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (BFA)|
|Title||Drag Race All Stars Winner|
|Successor||Monét X Change and Trinity the Tuck|
|Partner(s)||David Silver (2016–present)|
|Subscribers||1.46 million subscribers|
(November 2, 2021)
|Total views||160.4 million|
(November 2, 2021)
Updated: May 29, 2021
Brian Michael Firkus (born August 23, 1989), best known by her[a] stage name Trixie Mattel, is an American drag queen, reality television personality, singer-songwriter, and entrepreneur from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mattel is best known for competing on the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race and being the winner of the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.
Mattel is also known for co-hosting the web series UNHhhh and previously co-hosted its Vice spin-off, The Trixie & Katya Show, alongside fellow drag queen and frequent collaborator Katya Zamolodchikova. Mattel's first studio album, Two Birds, was released in 2017, followed by her second album, One Stone, in 2018. Both charted on the Billboard Folk Albums chart at number 16. Her third album Barbara was released in 2020, and her first EP Full Coverage, Vol. 1 which features Mattel's covers of various songs was released in 2021.
Mattel and Katya wrote the book Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood in 2020, which became a New York Times bestseller. Mattel is also the CEO and founder of Trixie Cosmetics, a cosmetics brand. Mattel operates a YouTube channel where she showcases the brand's products, reviews products from other makeup brands, posts new music and music videos, and video collaborations with other drag queens and various celebrities. She also has a Twitch channel where she streams games such as The Sims 4 and Dead by Daylight. In June 2019, she appeared on New York magazine's list of "the most powerful drag queens in America", ranking fourth. Mattel is set to judge the drag queen singing competition series Queen of the Universe in 2021.
Firkus was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is half Ojibwe and comes from a Native American family living in Crivitz, Wisconsin. He had an abusive stepfather who would call him a "trixie" when he acted feminine, which would later inspire his drag name. He almost went by the name Cupcake before deciding on Trixie Mattel. After graduating from high school, Firkus attended the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where he received a BFA in Music Theatre and was introduced to drag while performing in a production of The Rocky Horror Show at the Oriental Theatre.
2008–2014: Career beginnings
Firkus first performed in drag at LaCage NiteClub in Milwaukee. Firkus became a staple of the Milwaukee drag scene while also performing in Chicago alongside drag queen friends of hers such as Kim Chi and Shea Couleé, who would later go on to also appear on RuPaul's Drag Race. In 2014, Firkus attended The Institute of Beauty and Wellness before withdrawing later that same year to participate in RuPaul's Drag Race.
2015–2017: RuPaul's Drag Race, UNHhhh, Two Birds, and The Trixie & Katya Show
In 2015, Mattel first achieved notoriety as a competitor in Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race. She was first eliminated in episode four and later reentered the competition in episode eight by winning the "Conjoined Twins" challenge with Pearl Liaison. Mattel was once again eliminated in episode 10, placing sixth overall and becoming the first queen to last more than one episode after returning to the competition. After her run on the show, Mattel performed her stand-up comedy tour Ages 3 and Up from 2015 to 2017.
In October 2015, Mattel guest-starred in a special edition of WOWPresents' Fashion Photo Review with fellow season seven contestant Katya Zamolodchikova. The positive reception for that episode resulted in World of Wonder launching UNHhhh, a comedy web series featuring the duo. The series became one of the most successful shows on the WOW Presents YouTube channel and earned them their first Streamy Award nomination for Show of the Year at the 7th Streamy Awards. In November 2016 Mattel had a guest appearance as herself on American Horror Story: Roanoke.
In addition to her comedic drag persona, Mattel is also a country folk singer-songwriter. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Mattel listed her primary influences as June Carter Cash and Dolly Parton and states that she grew up on the music of George Jones, Conway Twitty and Johnny Cash. She is also a fan of Jason Isbell, Kris Kristofferson, Aimee Mann, Michelle Branch and Kacey Musgraves. Mattel self-released her debut studio album Two Birds on May 2, 2017. The album debuted at number two on the Heatseekers Albums chart, number six on the Independent Albums chart, and number 16 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart. In December 2017, Mattel released Homemade Christmas, an EP of three recorded Christmas songs that featured Zamolodchikova.
In October 2017, it was announced that UNHhhh would come to an end after its second season. Shortly after, a television spin-off of UNHhhh for Viceland called The Trixie and Katya Show premiered. The show ran until March 2018. Midway through the season, Zamolodchikova suffered a mental health crisis triggered by a relapse into addiction, which caused her to be replaced by Bob the Drag Queen for the remainder of the season. The duo later reunited in October 2018 for a third season of UNHhhh.
In November 2017, Mattel and Zamolodchikova starred in a drag stage adaptation of the 1997 cult film Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, entitled Trixie and Katya's High School Reunion. Also in November 2017, Mattel produced a video for GQ Magazine Trixie Mattel Makes a PB&J (and More Importantly, a Cocktail), earning a nomination from the James Beard Foundation Awards in the humor category.
2018–2019: All Stars, One Stone, and Moving Parts
Mattel later returned to the Drag Race franchise for the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars, which started airing on January 25, 2018. On March 15, 2018, her fellow competitors voted for her to advance to the final two, where she ultimately won against runner-up Kennedy Davenport in the final lipsync battle. In December 2018 she competed on the television special RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular and won in a tie with the other competitors.
On February 3, 2018, Mattel released an acoustic version of her song "Moving Parts" as a tease for her upcoming album. It became her first charting single, peaking at number 83 on the Scottish Single Chart. She dropped her second studio album, One Stone, on March 15, 2018, the same night as the All Stars finale. The album peaked at number 16 on the Folk Albums chart, number ten on the Independent albums chart, and number one on the Heatseekers chart, becoming Mattel's first album to reach the top spot on a Billboard chart.
In April 2018, she launched her new comedy world tour Now with Moving Parts, followed by the Super Bowl Cut tour later that same year. A documentary film titled Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2019, and screened until May 2019. It documents Mattel as she embarks on her "Moving Parts" tour following her All Stars win, as well as her personal struggles. The documentary was made available on Video On Demand platforms on December 3, 2019. An accompanying acoustic soundtrack was released later in December. Mattel's first comedy special, Trixie Mattel: Skinny Legend, aired on OutTV in Canada on September 26, 2018.
2019–present: Barbara, Trixie and Katya Save the World, and Trixie & Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood
In a September 2018 interview with Billboard, she announced that she was working on her third studio album, Barbara, featuring an "electro-folk" sound. "Yellow Cloud" was released as the first single from the album on May 17, 2019, though it did not make the final cut. "Malibu" was released as the official first single on January 24, 2020 and the album was released a week later through Producer Entertainment Group and ATO Records. The album later received a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Best Breakthrough artist.
In January 2019, Mattel and Zamolodchikova launched the fourth season of UNHhhh. In June 2019, Mattel was one of 37 drag queens featured on the cover of New York magazine. The magazine ranked the 100 most powerful drag queens in America and placed Mattel at number 4.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, filming of the fifth season of UNHhhh was put on hold. In its place, Mattel and Zamolodchikova launched Trixie and Katya Save the World, a spin-off filmed from their homes. Mattel also took the time to start building her YouTube channel, which previously featured make-up tutorials and music videos, and expanded to include content reflecting her pastime as a toy collector, with videos reviewing new Barbie collections, talking about doll history, or baking with Easy Bake Ovens. Mattel and Zamolodchikova resumed filming the fifth season of UNHhhh later in 2020 and launched their podcast The Bald and the Beautiful. On July 14, 2020, Mattel and Zamolodchikova released Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood, a parody of women's self-help books. The book was a New York Times best-seller.
In September 2020, Mattel released a cover of Lana Del Rey's "Video Games", which charted at number 66 on the Scottish singles chart and number 89 on the UK Downloads chart. In December 2020, it was announced that Mattel and Zamolodchikova would co-host the 10th Streamy Awards in Los Angeles. In the same ceremony, the duo was nominated for Show of the Year and Unscripted Series for UNHhhh, winning the latter category. In February 2021, Mattel released a cover of the Violent Femmes track "Blister in The Sun", as the lead single from her EP, Full Coverage, Vol. 1, her newest material since "Barbara." In May 2021, it was announced that Mattel would star in Trixie Motel, a reality series on Discovery+ that will follow Mattel's efforts to renovate an old motel in Palm Springs. In mid 2021 it was hinted then formally announced on July 1, 2021 that Mattel will co-star in a dating show with Zamolodchikova, to help her find a partner.
On November 12th, she released a song called "Hello Hello" which is loosely inspired by 60s power pop. The music video was choreographed by fellow drag race alumni Laganja Estranja. Joseph Longo of Them said: "With “Hello Hello,” Mattel makes her case for pop star status — elaborate choreography, suave backup dancers, expressive makeup and a sparkly mini-dress."
On May 1, 2019, Mattel announced that she would be releasing her make-up brand Trixie Cosmetics later that month and would be available at RuPaul's DragCon LA on May 24, 2019. Mattel had previously dipped into the makeup industry with her Oh Honey! collaboration with independent makeup brand Sugarpill Cosmetics in 2018.
In 2020, Trixie Cosmetics launched a collaboration collection with Zamolodchikova called "Red Scare".
This Is It!
|2019||Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts||Herself (in and out of drag)||Documentary|||
|2015||RuPaul's Drag Race||Herself (contestant)||Season 7, 6th place|||
|2016||Herself (guest)||Season 8, Episode 10: "Grand Finale"|
|2015||RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked||Herself||Season 7|
|2016||American Horror Story: Roanoke||Herself||Season 6, Episode 10: "Chapter 10"|||
|2016||Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul||Herself||Season 1, Episode 5: "Featuring Mindy Cohn"|
Season 2, Episode 2: "Featuring Frankie Grande"
|2017–2018||The Trixie & Katya Show||Herself (co-host)||14 episodes|||
|2018||RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars||Herself (contestant)||Season 3, Winner|||
|2018||RuPaul's Drag Race||Herself (guest)||Season 10, Episode 1: "10s Across The Board"|||
|2018||Super Drags||Champagne (voice)||English dub; Main cast|
|2018||Larry King Now||Herself||Guest|
|2018||RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular||Herself (contestant)||Joint Winner|
|2019||RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars||Herself (guest)||Season 4, Episode 10: "Super Queen Grand Finale"|
|2019||RuPaul's Drag Race||Herself (guest)||Season 11, Episode 5: "Monster Ball"|
|2019||Trixie Mattel: Skinny Legend||Herself||Television special|||
|2020||RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race||Herself (mentor)||Season 1, Episode 1: "Secret Celebrity Edition #101"; Winner|||
|2021||Crank Yankers||Herself||Season 6|||
|2021||Queen of the Universe||Herself||Judge|||
|2015–2017||Hey Qween||Herself (guest)||3 episodes|
|2015||Transformations with James St. James||Herself||Episode: "Trixie Mattel"|
|2016||Gay of Thrones||Herself||Season 6, Episode 4: "Thrust of the Stranger"|||
|2016–present||UNHhhh||Herself (co-host)||5 seasons, 143 episodes (incl. specials)|
With Katya Zamolodchikova
|2018–present||The Pit Stop||Herself (host)||All Stars 4, Canada season 1, Season 13, All Stars 6|||
|2019||The X Change Rate||Herself (guest)||Episode: "Trixie Mattel"|
|2019–present||That's Our Sally||Herself||Queerty Production|
|2019–present||I Like to Watch||Herself (co-host)||Netflix YouTube show|||
|2020||Trixie Mattel: One Night Only||Herself||Musical comedy special|||
|2020||Trixie & Katya Save the World||Herself (co-host)|
|2020||Gayme Show||Herself||Guest judge|||
|2020||Instant Influencer||Herself||Guest judge|||
- Ages 3 and Up (2015–2017)
- Now with Moving Parts Tour (2018)
- Super Bowl Cut (2018)
- Skinny Legend Tour (2019)
- Grown Up Tour (2020)
- Trixie and Katya Live! (with Katya) (2022)
- Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood. Plume. 2020.ISBN 9780593086704.
Awards and nominations
|2017||Streamy Awards||Show of the Year||UNHhhh||Nominated|
|2018||James Beard Foundation Journalism Award||Humor||Trixie Mattel Makes a PB&J (and More Importantly, a Cocktail)||Nominated|
|2019||Streamy Awards||Unscripted Series||UNHhhh||Nominated|
|2020||Show of the Year||Nominated|||
|Queerty Awards||Documentary||Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts||Won|||
|Indie Music Video||"Yellow Cloud"||Won|||
|WOWIE Awards||Outstanding Palette||Trixie Cosmetics' Summer of Love Palette||Won|||
|2021||GLAAD Media Awards||Outstanding Breakthrough Artist||Barbara||Nominated|||
|Queerty Awards||Indie Music Video||"Malibu"||Won|||
|Podcast||The Bald and Beautiful||Won|
|Canadian Podcasting Awards||Outstanding Foreign Series||Won|||
|American Influencer Awards||Drag Influencer of the Year||Herself||Won|||
|Streamy Awards||Show of the Year||UNHhhh||Pending|||
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- Mattel has stated that he is fine with any pronouns in a Proud Radio interview; this article uses both he/him and she/her pronouns.
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