Carrie Ann Inaba - Updated Feb 2024

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Carrie Ann Inaba

Carrie Ann Inaba is a successful American dancer, choreographer, television dance competition judge, actress, game show host, and singer. Carrie Ann Inaba is well known for her work on ABC TV’s Dancing with the Stars.

Early Life and Childhood

Carrie Ann Inaba is 56 years old as of 2024. She was born on 5th January 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Whereas, she was born to Patty Inaba(mother) and Rodney Y. Inaba (father).

She was the younger of two children. However, the information regarding her siblings is not revealed. Similarly, Carrie Ann is interested in dancing with many other dance forms.

Therefore, Carrie Ann Inaba also played piano and violin and sang in the choir. Likewise, she belongs to American nationality and belongs to Japanese, Chinese, and Irish mixed ethnicity.

Carrie Ann Inaba family

Caption: The old picture of Carrie’s family, Source: Instagram


Talking about Carrie Ann’s educational history, she joined Hanahaouli School and then Punahou School. She attended Sophia University and California University

, Irvine before moving on with a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Degree in world expressions and societies.

Carrie Ann Inaba – Body Measurements

Carrie Ann is a beautiful woman. She is a very talented actress as well as a dancer. When talking about her height, she is 5 feet 6 inches tall and her body weight is 55kg.

Her body Measurement is 35-28-37 and her feet size is 6(US). Similarly, her bra size is 32B. Likewise, her hair is black, and dark brown eyes.

Social Media

Carrie Annis is active on social media. She has a huge fan following on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Whereas, she has more than 274k followers on Facebook and over 369k followers on Instagram with 3,164 posts. Similarly, she joined Twitter in July 2009 with 310k followers on it.

Career Life

One of her first works was as a dancer for the television series, In Living Color (1990), which won an Emmy Award. Her next big gig was performing with Madonna,
which was included on The Girlie Show tour as the Pole Girl. Carrie Ann had to shave her head for this show and train with circus trainers and a stripper as well.
At the time Carrie Ann started her acting career, her primary interest was in real-life bits. She studied judo with the taebo creator
Billy Blanks and continues her training in the combative technique. She hones hatha yoga, in addition.
Carrie Ann is consistently searching for ways to integrate her childhood background into her career.
She also went on to dance with Ricky Martin, David Copperfield, and Chayanne and made numerous appearances on shows including The Creative Arts Emmys, The SAG Awards,
The NAACP Awards, The MTV Awards, The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), and more. She still loves dancing, to this day. It is the movement and the music in her heart that will always inspire her as an artist.
In reality, she likes to integrate dance and movement even as an actress.

Opened video production company

Aside from her success, Carrie Ann also has several off-camera recognitions. She founded her own computerized video production company, EnterMediArts, Inc.,
other than her choreography, which provided two of her documentaries to her short film. She is the company’s president and CEO and managed and edited several of her projects.
Carrie Ann loves the film industry and loves DV’s (Digital Video) accessibility.
However, she is confident that EnterMediArts, Inc. will soon create greater reality/instruction TV content, prepare DVDs off-camera and even put down end-of-film projects.
Carrie Ann tends to break borders and combine elements like the name of her company infers, making half-breeds much as she, herself, is a blend of cultures.
Her development company, EnterMediArts, Inc., has its name changed to Music, Media, and The Arts.
In addition, she appeared in and was on the front of European magazines and Japanese magazines.
She was the global spokesmodel for an AT&T Asiana campaign and during her career has appeared in several commercials. She was also nominated for two times Emmy Awards.
Carrie Ann Inaba judge

Caption: Carrie Ann judging a shown “dancing with the stars” with co-judge, Source: Instagram


In 1986, an 18-year-old Carrie won a talent show in Hawaii. Carrie Ann Inaba was then prepared to be a pop star in Japan and presented songs to read phonetically in Japanese from a lyric sheet.

Even though her first single made the Top 50, she did not find recognition in her singing career. She lived in Tokyo from 1986 to 1988 and was a popular singer.

Similarly, she released the other three singles, “Party Girl” (backed with “China Blue”), “Be Your Girl” (backed with “6½ Capezio”), and “Yume no Senaka” (backed with “Searching”). Even she hosted weekly radio and television series.


Her choreography has appeared in numerous television series, including American Idol, In Search of the Partridge Family (in which she also appeared on-air), Married by America

, American Juniors, All American Girl, He’s a Lady, The Sexiest Bachelor in America Pageant, The Swan, and Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?

She even choreographed the Miss America Pageant for five years. Carrie even served as an honorary judge at the 2009 USA Dance National DanceSport Championships.

She made her appearance in the first season of So You Think You Can Dance during the audition stages where she contributed choreography for the “choreography round”.


Carrie Ann Inaba was a producer for the Broadway show Burn the Floor at New York’s Longacre Theatre.

In 2008, she was awarded the Visionary Award by East West Players, the oldest Asian Pacific American theatre company in the United States,

for promoting to supporting “the visibility of the Asian American community through theater, film, and television.”

Personal Life

Regarding Carrie Ann Inaba’s personal life, she is dating a guy named @offroad_husky at present. Whereas, she dated Artem Chigvintsev who was a Russian dancer.

Carrie Ann Inaba dated him for two years from the year 2006 to 2008. After the separation from Artem Chigvintsev, she met Jesse Sloan at the dating site eHarmony.

Although after a long relationship, Carrie Ann got engaged to Jesse Sloan. However, she ended her engagement due to some reasons with him in September 2012.

Additionally, she was also in a relationship with Robb Derringer in the year 2016. But sadly the relationship ended after one year.

Carrie Ann Inaba exbf

Caption: Carrie Ann Inaba with her ex Robb Derringer, Source: reality world

Health Issue

In a 2011 interview with Prevention, Carrie Ann Inaba stated she was legally blind, having a vision of 20/750 which is improved with eyeglasses and contact lenses.

She also spoke about her spinal stenosis, which she thinks started with a neck injury during gymnastics when she was eight years old.

Further, Carrie Ann Inaba has Sjögren syndrome, a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that destroys moisture-producing glands.

She has expressed her commitment to increasing awareness of SS and promoting funding for research, treatment, and a cure as the Sjögren Syndrome Foundation’s National Awareness Ambassador and spokesperson.

On September 17, 2019, she revealed that she was recently diagnosed with Lupus.

Carrie Ann Inaba – Net Worth 2024

Carrie Ann Inaba has estimated a huge amount of income through her professional life as a dancer, actress, and many more. Whereas, she has estimated around $8 million of net worth. Currently, her salary is not disclosed yet.