Oh So Cultural Carrie Ann Inaba of DWTS

Inaba was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, graduating from Punahou School in 1986. She is of Chinese, Japanese, and Irish descent.  She studied at Sophia University and University of California, Irvine before graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. degree in World Arts and Cultures.

She started her career as a singer in Japan, but became best known for her dancing, first introducing herself to American audiences as one of the original Fly Girls on the sketch comedy series In Living Color. Most notably, Inaba appears as one of three judges(the only female judge) on the hit ABC television series Dancing with the Stars (DWTS).

Random Note

Her Fiance Proposed to her on “Live With Regis & Kelly.”  According to Fabulousbuzz.com “Right at the end of the show, Regis Philbin pretended to answer a viewer’s question on how best to propose to his girlfriend. With the lights dimmed and violinists appearing, Sloan appeared and told Inaba she is his inspiration, she’s beautiful, she’s wonderful. “Will you marry me?” he asked. +Continue Reading


On September 11th Romantic Wedding hopes were put to rest.  Inaba announced the Weddding was off.  READ MORE

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