Is Carrie Ann Inaba married? No, she isn’t. However, she has already been engaged twice. She has previously been in a relationship with Russian-American professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev (born on 12 June 1982) from 2006 to 2012 who is 14 years younger than Inaba. She was also engaged with American actor Robb Derringer (born on July 6, 1967).
According to online reports and reports of various sites, she has dated American actor Jason Scott Lee in 1994 and Robert McAtee in 2004. She also dated Fabien Viteri in 2020 but was reported to have gone separate ways.
Who is Carrie Ann Inaba?
Born as Carrie Ann Inaba, she landed on the planet on January 5, 1968, which makes her age be 53 years old as of 2021. By profession, she is an American dancer, choreographer, television personality, actress and singer. Many of the people recognize for appearing on ABC TV dance competition television series, Dancing with the Stars where she was a judge. Her other notable works include co-hosting the CBS Daytime talk show, The Talk (2019-2021).
Early Life and Parents
Inaba was born in 1968 and her place of birth is in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States. She spent most of her early days in Hawaii where she joined her first dance instruction at the age of three. Her admission was made in a “creative movement” class from where her dancing journey initiated.
Moving towards her education and academic achievements, she went to the Sophia Univesity and the University of California. Later, she moved to the University of California, Los Angeles from where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in cultures and world arts.
Carrie Ann Inaba’s parents are Rodney Y. Inaba (father) and Patty (Chu) Inaba (mother). Her father passed away in the year 2013.
Career and Professional Life
One of her early successes came when she won a talent show in her hometown at the age of 18 in 1986 after which she moved to Japan. She started working hard for grooming to be a pop star in Japan. Her first single was able to reach the Top 50. She was able to establish herself as a popular singer as she released three popular singles including “Be Your Girl” (backed with “6½ Capezio”) and “Party Girl” (backed with “China Blue”). She also hosted weekly radio and television series which made her gain more public recognition in Japan within a couple of years.
She returned back to America in 1988 after which she appeared in the American sketch comedy television series, In Living Colo as one of the Fly Girls (a group of backup dancers). She also performed at Glam Slam alongside Canadian singer Norman Iceberg (born on July 30, 1962), dancers Luca Tommassini and Viktor Manoel. She also made her appearance at Madonna’s 19993 Girlie Show World Tour as a solo dancer.
Moving towards her television and film appearance, she appeared as one of the background dancers in the musical comedy horror film Monster Mash in 1995. Her other major appearances include Austin Powers in the spy action comedy film Goldmember where she played the role of Fook Yu in 2002. She also reprised her role in 2005 by appearing in a commercial for Motorola.
She has also acted in various movies like Monster Mash: The Movie, Showgirls, Lord of Illusions, Boys and Girls, Flintstones II and Freak. She has also made her appearance as a guest in the talk show The View, the talent competition Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann as well as Breaking the Magician’s Code for Fox Special. She was also signed by the TV Guide Network to contribute as an anchor for the live red carpet coverage. She also served as the host of the game show 1 vs. 100 on GSN in 2010. Many people came to recognize he after she was signed as the judge for the popular television show, Dancing with the Stars.
Inaba is appreciated for her appearance as a recurring guest co-host for the CBS Daytime talk show, The Talk where she replaced host Julie Chen and officially debuted on January 2, 2019. She announced that she was taking a leave of absence from the show revealing in April 2021. After four months, it was revealed that she would not return to the show for further seasons.
Body Measurements; What is Carrie Ann Inaba’s height?
American singer/ actress Carrie Ann Inaba stands at an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches (168 cm). She weighs about 58 kilograms or 128 lbs making her carry a healthy/ balanced BMI calculation. Seeing her fitness level, it is hard to believe that Inaba has already crossed the age of 50. According to American Fitness, Inaba’s favorite dance is rumba as it makes her more strong, fit and demanding. Her distinctive body features include her hourglass-shaped physical appearance, dark brown hair and a mole above the left lip.
Ethnicity and Religion
Regarding Inaba’s ethnicity, she is of Irish, Chinese and Japanese descent. Because of her mixed ethnic background, she looks like a Filipino. She is possibly Christian.
Does she have a tattoo?
Carrie Ann Inaba has a tattoo in Japanese on her ankle which she made in 1993 while she was touring with Madonna.
Nationality; Is Carrie Ann Inaba Filipino?
Inaba is American by nationality but multiracial by ethnicity. She carries Irish, Chinese, Japanese descent which makes her look like a Filipino. She has no close blood relation or legal attachment with Philipinnes.
Is she vegan?
In 2011, Carrie Ann Inaba revealed that she tuned vegetarian recently alongside her then-fiancé, Jesse Sloan. She said that she loves animal and don’t want to eat them for taste.
Does Carrie Ann Inaba have a daughter?
Carrie Ann Inaba has no children of her own. However, she used to be very close to her ex-boyfriend, Fabien Viteri’s daughter Sasha. She has frequently talked about being a mother and has also thought of adopting a child or being a mom through fostering.
Salary and Net worth
Carrie Ann Inaba has an estimated net worth of US$ 9 million. She has had a successful professional journey to date where she has proven herself as a successful singer, dancer, choreographer as well as and actress. She is also known for being an honorary judge at the USA Dance National Dance Sport Championships in 2009.
To date, she has been involved in various charity programs and philanthropic works. She worked with iParticipate campaign of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. She has also worked with a dance therapy initiative called Drea’s Dream for children struggling with cancer. She is also one of the founding members of Nigel Lythgoe’s dance education organization called Dizzy Feet Foundation. She has been participating regularly in the EIF Revlon Run/ Walk for Women alongside her mother who had a battle with cancer in 2008.
Inaba has also been involved in film production as she is the founder of video production company, EnterMediArts, Inc. She is credited for her dedication in film making where she contributes by directing, writing and editing.
Career as a Choreographer
Inaba is also known for her outstanding choreography skills where her work has already been featured in various television series like American Idol, He’s a Lady, All American Girl, American Juniors, Married by America, In Search of the Partridge Family, The Swan, The Sexiest Bachelor in America Pageant and Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?. One of her biggest contributions as a choreographer includes serving five years for the Miss America Pegeant. She also offered choreography for the “choreography round” in the first season of the reality television dance competition show, So You Think You Can Dance.
She has a vision of 20/750 which can be corrected through eyeglasses. She has also suffered from spinal stenosis which started at the age of eight when she had a neck injury during gymnastics. She also has a disease named Sjögren syndrome that destroys moisture-producing glands. Because of her personal experience, she got interested in serving as National Awareness Ambassador and Spokesperson for the Sjögren Syndrome Foundation. She was also diagnosed with Lupus which she announced on September 17, 2019. Her other health issues include suffering from chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome. She was tested positive for the COVID-19 test on December 10, 2020, which she successfully recovered.
Dancing is often classified as an art form, but it is also a form of exercise. The high-intensity activity requires the dancer to use every single muscle in their body, which can lead to injuries or health issues.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Carrie Ann Inaba is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. She is also active on Instagram @carrieanninaba where she has amassed more than 419k followers. She is also active on Twitter @carrieanninaba where she has garnered over 284k followers.
Birth Name: Carrie Ann Inaba
Date of Birth: January 5, 1968
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States
Profession: Dancer, Choreographer, Television Judge, Host, Actress, Singer
Marital Status: Unmarried
Children: Not yet
Boyfriend/ Partner: Artem Chigvintsev (ex-fiance), Robb Derringer (ex-fiance), Jason Scott Lee (ex-boyfriend), Fabien Viteri (ex-boyfriend)
Net worth: US$9 million (estimated)
Height: 5 feet and 6 inches
Weight: 58 kilograms or 128 lbs