Carrie Ann Inaba is a famous personality in America. She is well known for being a dancer, a TV dance show judge, a choreographer, a singer as well as a game show host. The woman is full of talents and specializes in dance in particular. She even starred in the famous ABC show, “Dancing with the Stars”. Let’s find out more about the net worth of Carrie Ann Inaba in 2018.
Early Life and Biography
Carrie took birth in Hawaii. She completed her studies at the Punahou School in the year 1986. Carrie has a varied ancestry of Chinese, Japanese and Irish origins. She was first introduced to dancing when she was just three years old. Later Carrie studied in the California University and Sophia University and earned a degree in arts and cultures. She started her career as a singer in Japan but later shifted her complete focus to dancing alone.
Inaba started dating Artem Chigvintsev, who is 14 years younger than her. Both of them first met on the set of “So You Think You Can Dance”. Before meeting Artem, Carrie dated Jesse but their relationship ended shortly after Jesse proposed Carrie on camera. Later Inaba started dating Robb Derringer, but their relationship didn’t last long.
Career, Awards and Nominations
As already discussed, Carrie first started her singing career as a young teenager. She had hopes of becoming a pop star in Japan. In Japan, she released three singles and became popular. She even appeared in radio shows and worked in television series there during the years 1986 to 1988.
Carrie’s actual career began in America when she joined the Fly Girls dance group. This group danced for the TV series, Living Colour. From the year 1990 to 1992, she worked in the group. It was during this time; she worked alongside Viktor Manoel and Norman Iceberg.
It was during Madonna’s world tour when Carrie got the chance as a solo dancer to perform on stage. She even shaved her head to become the solo dancer. Carrie’s favourite dance is Rumba, which she finds very strong and demanding.
Inaba has appeared in the movie, “Austin Powers in Goldmember” in the year 2002 and played the role of Fook Yu. She also acted in films like, “Monster Mash: The Movie”, “Showgirls”, “Flintstones II”, “American Virgin” and many others. She also appeared in popular ABC shows during this time. Inaba also starred as a choreographer in the popular Hannah Montana Show. She also became the host for TV Guide Network in the year 2009. She even became the judge in “Dancing with the Stars” show.
She had a great career as a choreographer and had choreographed for various shows like American Idol, The Swan, married by America and many others. She has choreographed the Miss America competition for five years.
Net Worth and Earnings
Thanks to a promising career as a singer, dancer, choreographer and reality TV judge, Inaba today has a handsome net worth of $11.5 million. Her diverse ethnicity has helped her all through those years to divulge into various art forms and culture. This eventually led her to pursue, singing, dancing and acting and earn the good net worth she is enjoying today.
Apart from being a TV judge and a choreographer, Inaba is also the president and founder of EnterMediArts. The company is her own production house where she makes films. “Black Water” is a short feature film under her production house.