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The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Updated October 3, 2019 7.3k votes 163 voters 14.6k views289 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.

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. 

  • Zendaya1


    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)

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  • Jordan Fisher3

    Jordan Fisher

    Partner: Lindsay Arnold

    Season: 25 (Winner)

  • Bindi Irwin4

    Bindi Irwin

    Dirtgirlworld, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries

    BirthplaceBuderim, Australia


    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 21 (Winner)

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  • Melissa Rycroft5

    Partner: Tony Dovolani

    Season: (Third place), 15 (Winner)

  • Kellie Pickler6

    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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  • Normani Kordei7

    Normani Kordei

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 24 (Third place)

  • Meryl Davis8

    Meryl Davis

    Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 18 (Winner)

  • Nastia Liukin9

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 20

    Eliminated: Week 9

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  • Stacy Keibler10

    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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  • Lindsey Stirling11

    Lindsey Stirling

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: 25 (Runner-up)

  • Erin Andrews12

    Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 10 (Third Place)

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  • Paige VanZant13

    Paige VanZant

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: 22 (Runner-up)

  • Laurie Hernandez14

    Laurie Hernandez

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 23 (Winner)

  • Amber Riley15

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 17 (Winner)

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  • Mario López16

    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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  • Sabrina Bryan17

    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)

  • Alfonso Ribeiro18

    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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  • Nicole Scherzinger19

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 10 (Winner)

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  • Riker Lynch20

    Partner: Allison Holker

    Season: 20 (Runner-up)

  • Gilles Marini21

    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)

  • Danica McKellar22

    Danica McKellar

    The Wonder Years, Young Justice

    BirthplaceLa Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 18

    Eliminated: Week 6

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  • Apolo Ohno23

    Partner: Julianne Hough, Karina Smirnoff

    Season: (Winner), 15 (Week 9)

  • Evanna Lynch24

    Partner: Keo Motsepe

    Season: 27 (Third place)

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  • Kristi Yamaguchi25

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: (Winner)

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