Carrie Ann Inaba
Carrie Ann Inaba
Carrie Ann Inaba is a choreographer, writer, producer, and animal advocate. She is most recognized as a judge on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning Dancing With the Stars, as well as for her choreography work on other popular series, including American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Dance Wars: Bruno vs Carrie Ann, American Juniors, Dance Fever (in which she also served as backstage host), The TV Land Awards, and The Kids Choice Awards.
Inaba enchanted audiences with her performance with Madonna on The Girlie Show World Tour, as a dancer. A fly girl in the Emmy Award-winning In Living Color, Inaba was also host of Game Show Network’s 1 VS. 100 and TV Guide’s Red Carpet Live and pioneered TV Guide’s Fashion Wrap With Carrie Ann. She is the most frequent returning guest host for Live! With Kelly & Ryan, is a regular guest host on The Talk, and was host and presenter of the American Music Awards’ Red Carpet Exclusive. Inaba guest-starred as Hannah Montana’s choreographer Tina in the popular Disney series, but is well known for her role in Austin Powers Goldmember as Fook Yu.
Carrie Ann Inaba’s passions are not confined to dance and entertainment: In 2012 she launched The Animal Project Foundation, a 501c that collaborates with rescue and animal organizations to create programs that save animals’ lives by providing emergency rescue grants. In September 2018, Inaba launched The Carrie Ann Conversations, a personal empowerment blog sharing information and personal stories with women around the world. She was also outspoken during the #MeToo movement from the beginning.