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The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

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Updated October 3, 2019 2.2k votes 53 voters 11.8k views 309 items

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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.

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Bindi Irwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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Birthplace: Buderim, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 21 (Winner)

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Kellie Pickler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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Birthplace: Albemarle, North Carolina, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 16 (Winner)

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Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Shake It Up

Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 16 (Runner-up)

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Jennifer Grey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 11 (Winner)

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5
Shawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Mark Ballas, Derek Hough

Season: (Winner), 15 (Second Place)

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Normani Kordei is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Normani Kordei

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 24 (Third place)

7
Jordan Fisher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Jordan Fisher

Partner: Lindsay Arnold

Season: 25 (Winner)

8
Brooke Burke Charvet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 7 (Winner)

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9
Melissa Rycroft is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Dallas

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Tony Dovolani

Season: (Third place), 15 (Winner)

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10
Charlotte McKinney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Charlotte McKinney

Partner: Keo Motsepe

Season: 20

Eliminated: Week 2

11
Nastia Liukin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 20

Eliminated: Week 9

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12
Paige VanZant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Paige VanZant

Partner: Mark Ballas

Season: 22 (Runner-up)

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Kirstie Alley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Cheers, North and South, Veronica's Closet

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Season: 12 (Runners-Up), 15 (Week 7)

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14
Nick Carter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
15
Amber Riley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Glee

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 17 (Winner)

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Rumer Willis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Birthplace: Paducah, Kentucky, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 20 (Winner)

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17
Cody Simpson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Cody Simpson

Partner: Witney Carson

Season: 18

Eliminated: Week 3

18
Audrina Patridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Audrina

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Tony Dovolani

Season: 11

Eliminated: Week 6

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Trista Sutter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Louis Van Amstel

Season: 1

Eliminated: Week 1

20
Nicole "Snooki"... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Sasha Farber

Season: 17

Eliminated: Week 5

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21
Willow Shields is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Willow Shields

Partner: Mark Ballas

Season: 20

Eliminated: Week 6

22
Laurie Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Laurie Hernandez

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 23 (Winner)

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Elizabeth Berkley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Saved by the Bell, Life Goes On, Brother's Keeper

Birthplace: Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 17

Eliminated: Week 7

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Janel Parrish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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Birthplace: Oahu, USA, Hawaii

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 19 (Third place)

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Kristin Cavallari is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Partner: Mark Ballas

Season: 13

Eliminated: Week 3

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