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Carrie Ann Inaba Biography

Birth Place:
Hawaii, United States
Profession
Actor, dancer, singer

Fast Facts

  • Lived behind a wildlife preserve in Hawaii for most of her childhood
  • Is fluent in Japanese, and had a recording career in Japan, where she lived for two years in the 1980s
  • Was a "Fly Girl," a back-up dancer on In Living Color, from 1990 to '92
  • Toured with Madonna (in the Girlie Show World Tour) and twice with Ricky Martin (in Living la Vida Loca Promo Tour and Shake Your Bon Bon)
  • In 2005, joined the ABC reality series Dancing With the Stars as a judge
  • Was appearing on Live With Regis and Kelly in March 2011 when her boyfriend at the time, Jesse Sloan, proposed to her; the couple split in 2012
  • In fall 2012, she founded the CAI Animal Project, dedicated to supporting the rescue, welfare and well-being of animals

Awards

  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: nominated