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Carrie Ann Inaba            

"Dancing with the Stars" Judge, Founder of Carrie Ann Inaba Animal Project

Carrie Ann Inaba is a veteran dancer and choreographer who has also worked on some of the most popular contest shows in TV history, a few of which include American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.

In 2007 Inaba served as a coach and choreographer, along with her DWTS co-judge Bruno Tonioli, for the well-received ABC reality competition series "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann."

But it all started when she landed the job as a Fly Girl in 1990 on FOX's infectiously popular sketch comedy show In Living Colorwhich led to her gig as a main dancer on Madonnas "Girlie Show World Tour." Inaba's extensive choreography credits now include a variety of television shows such as: "American Idol," "American Juniors," "The TV Land Awards," "The Swan," "Starting Over," and "Dance Fever."

Inaba's moves can also be seen in several music videos including Ricky Martin's "Shake Your Bon Bon." She has also worked on the Miss America Pageant for four consecutive years, and on Fashion TV's World Supermodel Pageant in Dubai. If that weren't enough, Inaba's talents extend to the big screen, having starred in two "Austin Powers" films, "Showgirls" and several other films.

Inaba is also an accomplished recording pop artist in Japan. Under the umbrella of her company EnterMediArts Inc., she directs, writes, and edits digital documentaries and films, while simultaneously developing television projects.

In 2019, Inaba replaced Julie Chen on the CBS talk show "The Talk" as a permanent co-host.

A native of Hawaii, Inaba currently resides in Los Angeles.


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