Jinkx Monsoon Biography: Age, Net Worth, Spouse, Parents, Siblings, Career, Movies, Songs, Awards

June 3, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Jinkx Monsoon, also known as Jerick Hoffer, is a multi-talented American performer. From drag queen to actor, singer, and comedian, she has earned the title of “Queen of All Queens”.

Her sharp impersonations and clever humor have won her much acclaim, including the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2013.


  • Full Name: Jerick Hoffer
  • Stage Name: Jinkx Monsoon
  • Born: September 18, 1987
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Birthplace: Grant Park, Oregon, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: American drag queen, actor, singer, and comedian
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Parent: Mr. and Mrs. Deanne Hoffer
  • Siblings: 1, Jacob Hoffer
  • Spouse: Michael Abbott (2021 to 2024)
  • Children: none
  • Relationship: divorced
  • Net Worth: $1 million and $2 million

Early Life And Education

Jerick Hoffer, best known by his stage name Jinkx Monsoon, was born on September 18, 1987, in Grant Park, Oregon, U.S. She was raised by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.

Deanne Hoffer, and grew up with one sibling, Jacob Hoffer. Jinkx attended da Vinci Arts Middle School and Grant High School. Despite being raised Catholic, Jinkx eventually came out as gay and identified as gender fluid.

After working as a custodian through college, Jinkx graduated with a BFA in theater from Cornish College of the Arts in 2010. Jinkx then went on to become a successful drag performer, winning the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2013.


Jinkx Monsoon may be known for her drag persona, but her career goes far beyond that. She has proven herself to be a talented singer, actress, and comedian.

Her success on RuPaul’s Drag Race, winning both the regular season and All-Stars season, has solidified her as one of the most iconic queens in the show’s history.

Her musical talent is also impressive, with two studio albums under her belt. In 2023, she made her Broadway debut, showcasing her versatile stage presence and proving that she is a force to be reckoned with in the world of entertainment.

Despite her success in the world of drag, Jinkx Monsoon has also made her mark in other areas. She has written and co-produced several projects, including the Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Special (2020) and the upcoming television series Sketchy Queens (2022).

Jinkx has also appeared on the small screen, with roles in films and television shows such as a holiday special with fellow drag queen BenDeLaCreme and a role in the movie Happiest Season (2020).

Her talent and versatility go beyond just performing, making her a multifaceted and accomplished individual in the entertainment industry.

Awards and Nominations


  • Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 (2013)
  • Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 7 (2022) – becoming the first ever “Queen of All Queens”

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @thejinkx
  • Facebook handle: Jinkx Monsoon
  • Twitter handle: @JinkxMonsoon

Personal Life

Jinkx Monsoon and Michael Abbott announced their separation in February 2024. The couple first met in March 2019 at Kiki Club in Manchester, England, UK, where Michael worked as a bar attendant.

Despite having plans to go out with a fellow drag queen, Jinkx’s plans fell through, leading to their serendipitous meeting. The two got married on January 6, 2021, in their living room in Portland, Oregon, United States.

However, due to COVID-19 limitations, their wedding was a small, intimate event with only three guests present. Despite their small ceremony, their friends and family were able to witness the ceremony through a virtual officiant, comedian Devan Green from California, United States.


Studio Albums

  • The Inevitable Album (2014)
  • The Ginger Snapped (2018)



  • The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Special (2021) (with BenDeLaCreme)


  • RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 5, Winner) (2013)
  • Drag Becomes Him (2014) (Herself)
  • Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts (2019) (Herself)
  • The Queens (2019) (Herself)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (Season 7, Winner) (2022)
  • Sketchy Queens (WOW Presents Plus original)
  • Happiest Season (2020) (Em K. Ultra)

Net Worth

Jinkx Monsoon, whose real name is Jerick Hoffer, has amassed an admirable net worth of between $1 million and $2 million through their successful career in drag performance.

Their earnings come from various sources such as touring, merchandise sales, and television appearances. In addition to their financial success, Jinkx Monsoon has also become a beloved figure in the LGBTQ+ community for their talent, humor, and advocacy.

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