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The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

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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
Dirtgirlworld, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, Crocodile Hunter Diaries

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 21 (Winner)

Bindi Sue Irwin (born 24 July 1998) is an Australian television personality and conservationist. When she was 9, Irwin hosted Bindi the Jungle Girl, a children's wildlife documentary TV series. ...more
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Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Shake It Up

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 16 (Runner-up)

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (; born September 1, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her role as ...more

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Kellie Pickler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 16 (Winner)

Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music artist, actress and television personality. Pickler gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol and ...more

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Jennifer Grey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
It's Like, You Know...

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 11 (Winner)

Jennifer Grey (born March 26, 1960) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the 1980s films Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) and Dirty Dancing (1987), for which Grey earned a Golden ...more

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

Partner: Mark Ballas, Derek Hough

Season: (Winner), 15 (Second Place)

Shawn Machel Johnson East (born January 19, 1992) is an American former artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver ...more

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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)

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

Partner: Anna Trebunskaya

Season: 10 (Second Place)

Evan Frank Lysacek (; born June 4, 1985) is an American figure skater. He is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2009 World champion, a two-time (2005, 2007) Four Continents champion, the 2009 Grand ...more

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Brooke Burke Charvet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Wild On!, Life Is Great With Brooke Burke, Rank

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 7 (Winner)

Brooke Lisa Burke (born September 8, 1971) is an American actress, dancer, model, and television personality. She is known as a Playboy model, hosting Wild On!, Rock Star (2005–2006), winning ...more

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

Partner: Witney Carson

Season: 18

Eliminated: Week 3

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Lance Bass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Handy Manny, Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World, Al salir de clase

Partner: Lacey Schwimmer

Season: 7 (Third place)

James Lance Bass (; born May 4, 1979) is an American singer, dancer, actor, film and television producer, and author. He grew up in Mississippi and rose to fame as the bass singer for the ...more

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

Partner: Louis Van Amstel

Season: 1

Eliminated: Week 1

Trista Nicole Sutter (née Rehn on October 28, 1972, in Indianapolis, Indiana) was the runner-up on season 1 of The Bachelor before becoming the star of the first season of its companion ...more
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Valerie Harper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, The Hogan Family

Partner: Tristan MacManus

Season: 17

Eliminated: Week 3

Valerie Kathryn Harper (born August 22, 1939) is an American actress. She began her career as a dancer on Broadway, making her debut in the musical Take Me Along in 1959. Harper is best ...more

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Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Hannah Montana, Doc, Studio DC: Almost Live

Partner: Karina Smirnoff

Season: 4

Eliminated: Week 7

Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has released 16 studio albums and 53 singles since 1992, and is known for his number one single "Achy ...more

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Kirstie Alley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Cheers, North and South, Veronica's Closet

Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Season: 12 (Runners-Up), 15 (Week 7)

Kirstie Louise Alley (born January 12, 1951) is an American actress and spokesmodel. She first achieved recognition in 1982, playing Saavik in the science fiction film Star Trek II: The Wrath of ...more

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

Partner: Derek Hough

Season: 17 (Winner)

Amber Patrice Riley (born February 15, 1986) is an American actress, singer and author. She is best known for her portrayal of Mercedes Jones on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee (2009–2015). For ...more

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

Partner: Keo Motsepe

Season: 20

Eliminated: Week 2

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

Partner: Brandon Armstrong

Season: 27

Eliminated: Week 4

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

Partner: Tony Dovolani

Season: (Third place), 15 (Winner)

Melissa Katherine Rycroft-Strickland (born March 11, 1983) is an American television personality, host, and dancer. She is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. She participated as a bachelorette ...more

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Lisa Rinna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Veronica Mars, Melrose Place, Merge

Partner: Louis Van Amstel

Season: 2

Eliminated: Week 7

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Janel Parrish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Pretty Little Liars

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 19 (Third place)

Janel Meilani Parrish (born October 30, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the Freeform mystery drama series Pretty Little Liars. She is ...more

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Elizabeth Berkley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Saved by the Bell, Life Goes On, Brother's Keeper

Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Season: 17

Eliminated: Week 7

Elizabeth Berkley (born July 28, 1972) is an American actress and reality show personality. Berkley's most notable roles were as Jessie Spano in the television series Saved by the Bell, and as ...more

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

Partner: Tony Dovolani

Season: 11

Eliminated: Week 6

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Mark Cuban is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
The Benefactor, Bad Teacher

Partner: Kym Johnson

Season: 5

Eliminated: Week 5

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24
Melissa Joan Hart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Partner: Mark Ballas

Season: 9

Eliminated: Week 7

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

Partner: Julianne Hough

Season: 7

Eliminated: Week 9

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