Carrie Ann Inaba

Carrie Ann Inaba possessed an innate talent, grace, and endless drive that helped her live out her dreams of dancing on some of the world's greatest stages, as well as become a television star as a judge on the popular ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Dancing With the Stars 2004 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Nashville 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

TV Land Awards 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 American Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2008 American Music Awards Red Carpet Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Hannah Montana 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

2008 JC Penney Asian Excellence Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Here Come the Newlyweds 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars: Dance-off 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

In Living Color 1989 - 1992, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

Fook Yu (Actor)

Nikki 1989 - 1992, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boys and Girls 2000 (Movie)

Dancer (Actor)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

Felicity Dancer No 1 (Actor)

Lord of Illusions 1995 (Movie)

Dancer (Actor)

Showgirls 1995 (Movie)

Goddess Dancer (Actor)

Madonna -- Live Down Under: "The Girlie Show" 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Rhythm and Jam 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (19)

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Choreographer

In Search of the Partridge Family 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home For Christmas 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Choreographer

So You Think You Can Dance 2005 (Tv Show)

Choreographer

American Idol 2004 (Tv Show)

Choreographer

An American Idol Christmas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Married by America 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Miss America 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Choreographer

The Swan 1989 - 1992, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Choreographer

All American Girl 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Choreographer

American Juniors 1989 - 1992, 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Choreographer

Dance Fever 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Miss America 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Who Wants to Be a Princess? 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Choreographer

The 80th Annual Miss America Pageant 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Choreographer

The Sexiest Bachelor in America 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Choreographer

The 79th Annual Miss America Pageant 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Choreographer

The 78th Annual Miss America Pageant 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Biography

Carrie Ann Inaba possessed an innate talent, grace, and endless drive that helped her live out her dreams of dancing on some of the world's greatest stages, as well as become a television star as a judge on the popular reality competition show "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ). She was born on Jan. 5, 1968 in Honolulu, HI. Of Chinese, Japanese and Irish descent, Inaba was very much into the arts as a child - she danced the hula, played the piano and violin, and sang in the choir. When she was 16, she and a friend choreographed a dance together, and for their efforts, won a statewide talent competition. During this time, Inaba received an offer to travel to Japan to act and sing, but she waited until she graduated from high school to move abroad. While living in Tokyo, Inaba had a successful career as a pop star, and also hosted radio and television shows. In 1988, Inaba moved to California, where she studied choreography at the University of California, Irvine, before she transferred and graduated with a degree in world arts and cultures from UCLA. One of her first jobs was dancing on the sketch comedy series "In Living Color" (Fox, 1990-94), before she became a back-up dancer for stars such as Ricky Martin in his music video for the hit single "Shake Your Bon-Bon" (1999) and Madonna on "The Girlie Show" tour in 1993.

Relationships

Jesse Sloane

Companion
Met on online dating site eHarmony Began dating 2009 Inaba accepted a surprise on-air proposal from Sloane while she guest-hosted "Live with Regis and Kelly." Couple called off engagement Summer 2012

EDUCATION

University of California (UCLA)

Majored in World Arts & Cultures

Milestones

2009

Guest starred on an episode of Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana"

2008

Co-starred with fellow "DWTS" judge Bruno Tonioli on spin-off series "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann" (ABC)

2005

Landed a judging spot on ABC's hit competition series "Dancing with the Stars"

2002

Made a memorable cameo as Japanese party-goer Fook Yu in "Austin Powers in Goldmember"; once again starred Myers in title role

1999

Cast as a background dancer in Mike Myers vehicle "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"

1993

Toured with Madonna as a featured dancer on "The Girlie Show"

1990

Landed a spot as one of the Fly Girl dancers on Fox's "In Living Color"

1988

Moved to Los Angeles, CA; attended UCLA to study dance

1984

Won Hawaii's statewide talent competition "Search For Talent" at the age of 16 for a dance routine she co-choreographed with a friend (date approximate)

Moved to Tokyo, Japan after graduating high school to pursue a pop music career; released three singles with Pony Canyon Records

Bonus Trivia

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Inaba attended Punahou School in Honolulu, HI, which was also President Barack Obama's alma mater.

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