Carrie Ann Inaba is a dancer, choreographer, television dance competition judge, actress, game show host, and singer. The talented actress is best known for her work on ABC TV’s Dancing with the Stars. Also, she had a recurring guest co-host for the CBS Daytime talk show The Talk for the last two seasons.
Carrie Ann Inaba was born on January 5, 1968, in Honolulu, HI under the birth sign of Capricorn. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is mixed(Japanese, Chinese and Irish).
She raised by her parents Patty Inaba (mother) and Rodney Y. Inaba(father) along with her sister Fook Mi.
Talking about the education, Inaba attended Hanahaouli School and Punahou School. Later, she went to Sophia University. Carrie earned her B.A. degree from the University of California in world expressions and societies.
Despite being in the 50s, the actress, Inaba has not married yet but had multiple relationships before. The actress and her partner, Robb Derringer, got engaged on 14th December 2016. Her partner purposed her in the secluded beach of California Coastline. Unfortunately, nine months later they broke it up off on 12th September 2017.
In addition, Carrie was also engaged to Jesse Sloan in 2011. They got engaged in the episode of ‘Live with Regis and Kelly.’ But they called off their engagement in 2012.
The talented woman, Carrie has an estimated net worth to be $9 million as of 2019. She mainly earns from her professional career as a dancer, choreographer, television dance competition judge, actress, game show host, and singer.
A reliable source reported that the average salary of a dance competition judge is $45,000 per year, contestants are paid $125,000 just for signing up to compete on DWTS. Also, Carrie Ann Inaba earns on DWTS $1.2 million per season as a judge.
Carrie began her acting career, her primary intrigue was in real life parts. She considered judo with Billy Blanks, the maker Taebo, and proceeds with her instruction in combative technique.
At the age of 18, Inaba won the talent show in Hawaii, 1986. She released three singles, “Party Girl”, “Be Your Girl”, and “Yume no Senaka” and hosted weekly radio and television series.
Also, she performed with Canadian singer Norman Iceberg and dancers Viktor Manoel and Luca Tommassini at Prince’s notorious Glam Slam.
In 2002, she appeared in the movie Austin Powers in Goldmember as Fook Yu, alongside Diane Mizota. She had been a recurring guest co-host for the CBS Daytime talk show The Talk for the last two seasons. She the founder and President of EnterMediArts, Inc., a video production company.
Addition, Carrie has played in several tv series including American Idol, American Juniors, All American Girl, He’s a Lady, In Search of the Partridge Family, Married by America, The Sexiest Bachelor in America Pageant, The Swan, and Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?.