Carrie Ann Inaba

Inaba in 2010, Featureflash /

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 5, 1968

Ethnicity: Japanese, Chinese, Irish

Carrie Ann Inaba is an American television personality, dancer, choreographer, actress, and singer. She has been a judge on Dancing with the Stars, a host of the show The Talk, and a co-star, one of the “Fly Girls,” of the show In Living Color.

Her surname is Japanese. She won a talent show at eighteen, in 1986, and moved to Japan, where she was a pop singer and idol for several years.

Carrie’s paternal grandfather was Norman Inaba (the son of a father surnamed Inaba, and of Hatsuyo Miyamoto). Norman’s paternal grandparents were Riemon Inaba and Iwa. Hatsuyo was born in Hiroshima, the daughter of Shinkichi Miyamoto and Oharu.

Carrie’s paternal grandmother was named Thelma Fujii.

Source: Genealogy of Carrie Ann Inaba (focusing on her father’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    * Japanese (father)

    * Irish, Chinese (mother)

    Her mother name (Patty) and look may fit the Irish part (probably from her father)

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