Mrs. Kasha Davis

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Mrs. Kasha Davis
Born
Edward Popil

March 12, 1971 (age 47)
OccupationDrag queen, singer
Websitehttp://kashadavis.com

Mrs. Kasha Davis is the stage name of Edward Popil, an American drag queen, actor and television personality from Scranton, Pennsylvania..[1]. She is best known for competing on the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race. After appearing on the reality television show, Mrs. Kasha Davis has toured internationally, released several musical singles and performs regularly in theaters, clubs and on television and in film[2][3][4].

Career[edit]

Based in Rochester, Mrs. Kasha Davis frequently performs with long-time collaborators and fellow RuPaul's Drag Race alums Pandora Boxx and Darienne Lake[5][6]. She has performed "Bosom Buddies," a two-woman show with Darienne Lake nationally and internationally[7][8][9]. Prior to Drag Race, Mrs. Kasha Davis starred in and co-wrote the film Mrs. Kasha Davis: The Life of an International Housewife Celebrity with Michael Steck (Pandora Boxx)[10]. For fourteen years Mrs. Kasha Davis has co-written and performed with fellow Rochester-based drag queen Aggy Dune in "Big Wigs," a touring diva impersonation theater show[11][12]

Mrs. Kasha Davis has performed her one-woman show "There's Always Time for a Cocktail" to critical acclaim at Laurie Beechman Theater in New York, as well as venues in San Francisco, Rochester, London and Brighton in the United Kingdom[13][14][15][16][17]. She is also an advocate for and frequent performer in Drag Story Hour, a national event bringing drag queens into libraries and theaters to read books to children[18][19]

Since appearing on RuPaul's Drag Race, Mrs. Kasha Davis is currently starring with Deven Green in World of Wonder Presents Plus television show Tails of the City: Pets 4 Pets[20]. She additionally had a supporting role as Vicki Leaks in the film Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate[21][22] and hosted the film's Los Angeles premiere[23]. The film also includes fellow Drag Race contestants Bianca Del Rio, Katya, Shangela, and Darienne Lake in addition to actresses Rachel Dratch, Wanda Sykes and Janeane Garofalo[24].

Personal life[edit]

Edward Popil is married to Steven Levins and is stepfather to his two children, making him one of the few RuPaul's Drag Race contestants with children.[25][26][27] The two frequently collaborate together on music and video content.[28][29]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Mrs. Kasha Davis: The Life of an International Housewife Celebrity Mrs. Kasha Davis Short film; actor
2018 Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate Vicki Leaks Film; actor

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself 11th Place (Eliminated in Episode 5)
2015 RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked Herself
2016 Hey Qween Herself Season 4, Episode 4
2017 Transformations with James St. James Herself Season 5, Episode 3
2018 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself Season 10, Episode 1
2018 Tails of the City: Pets 4 Pets Herself

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album Notes
"Cocktail" 2015 Non-album single
"Seasoned Queen" 2015 Non-album single Featuring Adam Barta
"Basic" 2018 Non-album single

EPs[edit]

Title Release Date Label Formats
"It Takes a Lot of Balls to Be a Lady!"[30] May 8, 2016 Self-released digital download

Other songs[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Can I Get An Amen?"[31] 2015 RuPaul RuPaul Presents CoverGurlz 2
"One Last Christmas Card"[32] 2016 Adam Barta, Kennedy Davenport & Eureka O'Hara Adam Barta: One Last Christmas Card (feat. Mrs. Kasha Davis, Eureka O'Hara & Kennedy Davenport)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Q&A with Mrs. Kasha Davis: NEPA native returns home for drag performance | Weekender". www.theweekender.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  2. ^ Mar, Pollo Del (2015-05-07). "RuPaul's Drag Race Star Mrs. Kasha Davis: I Predict Pearl Will Win Season 7". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  3. ^ "We've Got Your Summer Plans! WOW Presents Plus Summer Sickening Series Coming Soon! Subscribe Today". The WOW Report. 2018-06-26. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  4. ^ "Rachel Dratch flings Bianca Del Rio to hell in 'Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate' trailer". EW.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  5. ^ "Attitude.co.uk | Interview | There's Always Time for a Cocktail with Drag Race's Mrs Kasha Davis". Attitude.co.uk | Interview | There’s Always Time for a Cocktail with Drag Race's Mrs Kasha Davis. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  6. ^ "In search of sun, two RuPaul's Drag sisters found an opportunity to collaborate – Out & About PV". outandaboutpv.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  7. ^ "In search of sun, two RuPaul's Drag sisters found an opportunity to collaborate – Out & About PV". outandaboutpv.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  8. ^ "Mrs Kasha Davis & Darienne Lake In Bosom Buddies em San Francisco, 26 Janeiro 2018 (After-Work Gay) - Actu-Gay.com". Actu-Gay.com (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  9. ^ "Mrs. Kasha Davis and Darienne Lake Bring Their Bosom Buddies Show to NYC". Hornet Stories. 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  10. ^ Steck, Michael (2008-10-12), Mrs. Kasha Davis: The Life of an International Housewife Celebrity, Edward Popil, Michael Steck, Greg Meyer, retrieved 2018-07-09
  11. ^ Desk, BWW News. "BIG WIGS - A Glamorous Rochester Holiday Tradition". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  12. ^ "Interview : MRS Kasha Davis". gutter candy. 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  13. ^ "Attitude.co.uk | Interview | There's Always Time for a Cocktail with Drag Race's Mrs Kasha Davis". Attitude.co.uk | Interview | There’s Always Time for a Cocktail with Drag Race's Mrs Kasha Davis. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  14. ^ "Mrs. Kasha Davis: There's Always Time for a Cocktail". Time Out New York. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  15. ^ "A Review of Mrs. Kasha Davis' "There's Always Time For a Cocktail" -". 2016-12-18. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  16. ^ "Check Out Mrs. Kasha Davis' New Show "There's Always Time for a Cocktail"". The WOW Report. 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  17. ^ "Interview : MRS Kasha Davis". gutter candy. 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  18. ^ Peskar, Katie (2017-11-11). "Mrs. Kasha Davis on the importance of drag queens reading books to kids". Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  19. ^ "Drag queen Mrs. Kasha Davis finds her place of peace". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  20. ^ Desk, TV News. "World of Wonder Announces Sickening Summer Slate Including Nine New Shows Debuting WOW Presents Plus". Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  21. ^ "Bianca Del Rio Takes Russia By Storm in New Trailer for 'Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  22. ^ Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate (2018), retrieved 2018-07-09
  23. ^ "Miss Vanjie Crashes World Premiere Of "Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate"". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  24. ^ "Bianca Del Rio is Back in the First 'Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate' Teaser". 2018-03-21. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  25. ^ "What If Noted Drag Queen Mrs. Kasha Davis Performed at the White House? | Metrosource". Metrosource. 2018-06-06. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  26. ^ "5 "Drag Race" Stars Who Are Parents". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  27. ^ "Mrs. Kasha Davis talks 'RuPaul's Drag Race' elimination". Houston Chronicle. 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  28. ^ Altomonte, Alex (2015-04-22). "10 Things You Never Knew About Mrs. Kasha Davis". Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  29. ^ Cook, Michael. "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Eliminated Contestant Mrs. Kasha Davis -"There's Always Time For A Cocktail"". Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  30. ^ It Takes a Lotta Balls to Be a Lady! - EP by Mrs. Kasha Davis, 2016-05-08, retrieved 2018-07-09
  31. ^ RuPaul Presents CoverGurlz2 by RuPaul, 2015-02-03, retrieved 2018-07-09
  32. ^ One Last Christmas Card (feat. Mrs. Kasha Davis, Eureka O'Hara & Kennedy Davenport) by Adam Barta, 2017-12-08, retrieved 2018-07-09

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