Carrie Ann Inaba’s Net Worth

What is Carrie Ann Inaba’s Net Worth?

Carrie Ann Inaba is an American dancer, choreographer, actress, singer and television host who has a net worth of $7 million. Carrie Ann Inaba is best known for her work on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, where she has been a judge since 2005. In Japan, she is known for her singing and dancing career in the region.

Early life

Inaba was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on January 5, 1968. She took her first dance lessons at the age of three in a “creative movement class” where children danced only with scarves. As a child, she danced in her backyard overlooking the Pacific Ocean. She graduated from Punahou School in 1986 and won a talent show around the same time, which earned her enough recognition to move to Japan and pursue a singing career.

Singing career

Inaba moved to Japan in 1986 and became a pop star. She was given songs to read phonetically in Japanese from a lyric sheet. Although her first single reached the top 50, “she realized it has nothing to do with how artistic you are. Your face becomes the logo they sell.”

Inaba lived in Tokyo until 1988 and released three singles: “Party Girl” (on the B-side of “China Blue”), “Be Your Girl” (on the B-side of “6½ Capezio”) and “Yume no Senaka” (on the B-side of “Searching”) and hosted weekly radio and television series.

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Dance career

In 1988, Inaba returned to the United States. She was best known for her dancing skills. From 1990 to 1992, she introduced herself to American audiences as one of the original Fly Girls in the Fox sketch comedy series “In Living Color.”

She also performed with Canadian singer Norman Iceberg and dancers Viktor Manoel (David Bowie’s ‘Glass Spider’ tour) and Luca Tommassini on Prince’s infamous ‘Glam Slam’. Inaba performed as a featured dancer on Madonna’s “Girlie Show World Tour” in 1993, on the condition that she shave her head. After some hesitation, Inaba decided it was worth it for her career.

Inaba’s choreography has been used in several television 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 Multimillionaire?” She also choreographed the Miss America pageant for five years.

Inaba appeared at the auditions for the first season of So You Think You Can Dance, where she provided the choreography for the ‘choreography round’.

Inaba was an honorary judge at the 2009 USA Dance National Dane Sport Championships

Film and television appearances

Inaba appeared in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) as Fook Yu, opposite Diane Mizota, who played her twin sister Fook Mi. The two women are not related, but when Mizota was cast in her role, she was asked if she knew any actresses who looked like her and suggested Inaba. Inaba, who had appeared briefly in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, was cast in the role and the two women were portrayed as identical twins. Inaba and Mizota reprized their roles with Mike Myers in a commercial for Motorola in 2005.

Inaba made a cameo appearance as Tina, Hannah’s choreographer, in the Hannah Montana episode “Daddy Has a Brand New Friend.”

TV Guide Network has announced that it has signed Inaba for its live red carpet coverage beginning with the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards. Inaba was a recurring guest co-host of the CBS talk show “The Talk” for the past two seasons. ‘ during the day. She officially replaced original host Julie Chen as the fifth co-host and moderator on a permanent basis, and officially debuted on January 2, 2019.

Inaba is also a judge on ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

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Inaba is the founder and president of EnterMediArts, Inc., a video production company. She directs, writes and edits films. Her credits include “E! Behind The Scenes Miss America Special,” “7th Festival of the Pacific Arts,” “A Portrait of IVI and Beyond the Dancing Image” and the short film “Black Water.”

She was a producer of the Broadway show “Burn the Floor” at the Longacre Theater in New York. In 2008, Inaba received the Visionary Award from the East West Players, the oldest Asian Pacific American theater company in the United States, for helping “increase the visibility of the Asian American community through theater, film and television.”

Private life

When Inaba returned to the United States from Japan, she attended Sophia University and the University of California, Irvine. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BA in World Arts and Culture.

On the March 31, 2011 episode of “Live with Regis and Kelly,” Regis Philbin “answered” a letter asking for advice on how to propose to her. Just before Inaba’s friend Jesse Sloan took the stage, the lights went out. Violinists played in the background, Sloan got down on one knee and proposed to Inaba, to which she replied, “Yes!” I will marry you!” Inaba and Jesse met on the online dating site eHarmony in 2009. In September 2012, a spokesperson for “Dancing with the Stars” announced that Inaba and Sloan had amicably ended their engagement.

In December 2016, Inaba announced that she and actor Robb Derringer were engaged after several months of dating. Derringer proposed on a romantic, secluded beach on the California coast, where they also went on their first date. They called off their engagement in September 2017.

Inaba has expressed great love and respect for animals, supporting organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States and PETA, and founded the Carrie Ann Animal Foundation in 2012. In 2012, motivated by her, Inaba started a new YouTube series about shelter cats. love for these animals. She has had up to seven rescued animals as pets at a time.

Inaba has collaborated with the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s iParticipate campaign, a US volunteer advocacy group, and Drea’s Dream, a dance therapy initiative for children with cancer. She is also a founding member of Nigel Lythgoe’s dance education organisation, the Dizzy Feet Foundation. After her mother’s battle with cancer in 2008, both women began participating in the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women.


She suffers from Sjögren’s syndrome, a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that destroys the fluid glands. As national ambassador and spokesperson for the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, she has expressed her commitment to raising awareness of Sjögren’s syndrome and promoting funding for research, treatment and a cure.

On September 17, 2019, Inaba announced that she had recently been diagnosed with lupus.

She also suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain and fibromyalgia. In 2019, Inaba also spoke on ‘The Talk’ about her struggle with Tourette syndrome as a child.

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