10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dancing With the Stars’ Carrie Ann Inaba
Fans of Dancing With the Stars have come to know and love the gorgeous Carrie Ann Inaba through all 24 seasons of the popular series. She has had quite the interesting career path through Hollywood and has been in and out of headlines along the way. From some lesser known acting roles to her life today, here are 10 things not widely known about Carrie Ann Inaba:
10. Austin Powers
Sometimes many stars in all different facets of the entertainment industry begin their careers in strange ways or have hilarious additions to their resume and Carrie Ann Inaba is one of those stars. The popular Dancing With the Stars judge actually appeared in two Austin Powers film, although it may be hard to recognize her now. Back in 1999, Inaba first appeared in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me as one of Felicity’s dancers, but she had an even bigger role in Austin Powers in Goldmember as Fook Yu. Actress Diane Mizota who portrayed Fook Mi in the ridiculous comedy was asked if she knew of any women who resembled her enough to play her twin sister and suggested Inaba. Having worked on the previous film, Inaba was quickly signed on again.
9. Beginning Her Career
Inaba is a natural entertainer, and along with acting, she was also a singer. From 1986 to 1988, she lived in Tokyo where she had success in her singing career. Over two years, she had three singles and was also the host of weekly radio and television series. Upon returning to America, she gained more success in her dancing career when she appeared alongside Jennifer Lopez in the series In Living Color in 1992 and went on to work as a dancer for Madonna’s 1993 Girlie Show World Tour.