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The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Updated October 3, 2019 6.7k votes 152 voters 14.3k views289 items

List RulesVote up who you believe to be the true 'DWTS' champions.

Vote for your favorite DWTS Season 28 contestants here! This list includes all of the Dancing with the Stars main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Dancing with the Stars stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Dancing with the Stars focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Dancing with the Stars that are on here as well.

This list features items like Julianne Hough and Erin Andrews

If you are wondering, "Who are the actors from Dancing with the Stars?" or "Who starred on Dancing with the Stars?" then this list will help you answer those questions.

In most cases you can click on the names of these popular Dancing with the Stars actors and actresses to find out more information about them. If you're looking for a particular Dancing with the Stars actor or actress, then type their name into the "search" bar to find them directly. Then vote up your favorite contestants from this ABC hit. 

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  • Zendaya1
    71
    32

    Zendaya

    Shake It Up

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 16 (Runner-up)

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  • Shawn Johnson2

    Partner: Mark Ballas, Derek Hough

    Season: (Winner), 15 (Second Place)

  • Bindi Irwin3
    58
    34

    Bindi Irwin

    Dirtgirlworld, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries

    BirthplaceBuderim, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 21 (Winner)

  • Jordan Fisher4
    45
    24

    Jordan Fisher

    Partner: Lindsay Arnold

    Season: 25 (Winner)

  • Kellie Pickler5
    52
    32

    Kellie Pickler

    Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

    BirthplaceAlbemarle, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 16 (Winner)

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  • Melissa Rycroft6

    Partner: Tony Dovolani

    Season: (Third place), 15 (Winner)

  • Erin Andrews7

    Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 10 (Third Place)

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  • Nastia Liukin8

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 20

    Eliminated: Week 9

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  • Normani Kordei9
    42
    28

    Normani Kordei

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 24 (Third place)

  • Paige VanZant10
    35
    21

    Paige VanZant

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: 22 (Runner-up)

  • Meryl Davis11
    25
    10

    Meryl Davis

    Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 18 (Winner)

  • Stacy Keibler12
    41
    28

    Stacy Keibler

    WCW Monday Nitro, WCW WorldWide

    BirthplaceRosedale, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Tony Dovolani

    Season: (Third place)

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  • Laurie Hernandez13
    31
    17

    Laurie Hernandez

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 23 (Winner)

  • Lindsey Stirling14
    24
    10

    Lindsey Stirling

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: 25 (Runner-up)

  • Riker Lynch15

    Partner: Allison Holker

    Season: 20 (Runner-up)

  • Amber Riley16
    38
    31

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 17 (Winner)

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  • Sabrina Bryan17
    31
    22

    Sabrina Bryan

    Pair of Kings, Mike's Super Short Show

    BirthplaceYorba Linda, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Mark Ballas, Louis van Amstel

    Season: 5 (Week 6), 15 (Week 6)

  • Kristi Yamaguchi18

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: (Winner)

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  • Apolo Ohno19

    Partner: Julianne Hough, Karina Smirnoff

    Season: (Winner), 15 (Week 9)

  • Evanna Lynch20

    Partner: Keo Motsepe

    Season: 27 (Third place)

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  • Mario López21
    27
    18

    Mario López

    Saved by the Bell, Saved by the Bell: The College Years

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Karina Smirnoff

    Season: (Runner-up)

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  • Jana Kramer22
    20
    10

    Jana Kramer

    One Tree Hill, Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Gleb Savchenko

    Season: 23

    Eliminated: Week 10

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  • Maria Menounos23
    32
    27

    Maria Menounos

    Entertainment Tonight, Clash of the Choirs

    BirthplaceMedford, Massachusetts, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 14

    Eliminated: Week 9

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  • Gilles Marini24
    20
    11

    Gilles Marini

    Switched at Birth, Brothers & Sisters

    BirthplaceFrance, Grasse

    NationalityFrance, United States of America

    Partner: Cheryl Burke, Peta Murgatroyd

    Season: (Runner-up), 15 (Week 8)

  • Alfonso Ribeiro25
    18
    10

    Alfonso Ribeiro

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Silver Spoons

    BirthplaceRiverdale, New York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Witney Carson

    Season: 19 (Winner)

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