Carrie Ann Inaba is an American dancer and choreographer, who became famous for her work in a reality series called ‘Dancing with the Stars’. She is also a professional actress and singer. To know more Carrie Ann Inaba and her net worth in 2018, read the following article.
Carrie Ann Inaba’s Early Life
Carrie Ann Inaba was born on January 5, 1968, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born to her father, Rodney Inaba, and mother, Patty Inaba. She was raised in Honolulu and was the only child of her parents. She is believed to be of Japanese, Chinese and Irish descent.
Inaba did her pre-schooling from Hanahaouli school and then attended Punahou school. Being born in a land where surfing is very common, she loved going to the beaches to hit some waves. She was an average student in school who loved to take part in the outdoor activities.
For further studies, she enrolled herself at the Sophia University and then taking a transfer to the University of California in Irvine. After few semesters, she moved to the University of California in Los Angeles where she graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in world expressions and societies.
Growing up, Inaba loved dancing the Hawaiian folk dance called ‘hula’. She also enjoyed the other forms of dance and often played violin and piano at the church choirs.
Even at the age of fifty, she has a perfect body measurement and she looks at least twenty years younger. When she was young, she was a bombshell and almost everybody wanted to date her. There are no records of her dating before fame, but definitely, she would have had her fun at the time.
Inaba was dating a Russian dancer, Artem Chigvinstev who was fourteen years younger than her. Both of them met on the sets of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. They went out for a couple of months before ending their relationship with a mutual understanding.
After that, Inaba was engaged to Jesse Sloan, whom she met on a dating site called ‘eHarmony’. The duo then met in person and started dating. After few months, it was a fairytale came true for Inaba, as Jesse proposed to her on the stage. Soon, the couple got engaged. Their wedding was just a month away when both of them ended their relationship due to some personal reasons.
Two years ago, Inaba was engaged to actor Robb Derringer, but their relationship didn’t last for long, as the couple ended it last year in September.
Carrie Ann Inaba’s Career, Awards & Achievement
Inaba started her career as a pop singer after winning a talent show in Hawaii. Her songs became very famous in Japan, where she did few live concerts. Her three singles made it in the Top 50 list in Japan. After returning to America, she shifted her focus on dancing and appeared on TV series in a group of backup dancers.
Inaba dancing skills caught the attention of some famous singers, as she got the opportunity to work with the singers like Norman Iceberg, Madonna, etc.
Inaba has made several appearances in the films as well as television series as an actress. She first appeared in the film ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’, followed by its sequel ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’. Some of her television appearances would be on ‘The View’, ‘Hannah Montana Series’, etc.
Inaba has been a very famous choreographer who has choreographed in numerous television series including, ‘American Idol’, ‘American Junior’, ‘Dancing with the Stars’, etc.
Awards & Achievements
Carrie Ann Inaba is a lady with ‘Jack of all trades’. She has done well in all the fields she has worked in. She has been nominated for ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ on two occasions but has never been the winner of a single major award till now.
Net Worth of Carrie Ann Inaba
The estimated net worth of Carrie Ann Inaba is approximately $12 million. Her main source of income has been her earnings from her acting, dancing, and choreography.
Carrie Ann Inaba considers herself a ‘cougar’ because of her extremely beautiful and well-maintained features that attracts a lot of young crowds. Currently, this hot choreographer is single, and is fully focused on her career with no time for dating. Even today, there are lot of guys in the industry who wants to be with her for her unique beauty.