Carrie-Ann Inaba is an actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, television judge, and game show host. In 1986, she started her career in Japan as a singer, but became known for her dancing. Currently, she is best known as a judge on Dancing with the Stars.
Carrie-Ann Inaba was born in 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated from Punahou School in 1986. She then lived and worked in Japan for a couple years. She attended Sophia University before returning to the United States and attending the University of California, Irvine. She ended up earning her B.A. in Arts and Cultures from the University of California, Los Angeles.
In America, she performed as a dancer on In Living Color from 1990 until 1992. She, also, danced on music tours with other artists, such as Prince and Madonna. Carrie-Ann began appearing in movies with 1993’s television movie Rhythm & Jam. She has since appeared in multiple films and television series.
Carrie-Ann became the founder and President of EnterMediaArts, Inc. She writes, directs, and edits films for this video production company.
Carrie-Ann is legally blind, has spinal stenosis, and has Sjogren’s Syndrome. She is the Sjogren Syndrome Foundation’s National Awareness Ambassador & Spokesperson. She, also, supports the Humane Society of the United States and PETA. In 2012, she founded the Carrie Ann Inaba Animal Project Foundation.
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