Chelsea Chanel Dudley, better known by

her stage name Chanel West Coast

is an American television personality, rapper, and singer.

She was best known for her roles in MTV's

Rob Duradek's Fantasy Factory and the comedy

which she later co-hosted for

25 seasons over eleven years.

Chanel was born in Los Angeles, California. Growing up

she spent time with her mother in North Hollywood

with her father in New York City

Chanel's father was a DJ in New York City

where he took Chanel to a nightclub as a child

Chanel took singing and dancing lessons at an early age

He began listening to rap music at

the age of eleven and began rapping at

the age of 14, citing "How Do You Want It" by Tupac Shakur

which inspired him to start raping

Her father is of Russian Jewish descent

Chanel attended Taft High School in Woodland Hills for 

two years before going homeschooling until graduation.