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The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

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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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  • 1
    Shawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

    Partner: Mark Ballas, Derek Hough

    Season: (Winner), 15 (Second Place)

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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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    Kellie Pickler

    Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

    BirthplaceAlbemarle, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited 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
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    Zendaya

    Shake It Up

    BirthplaceOakland, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 16 (Runner-up)

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    Bindi Irwin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    Bindi Irwin

    Dirtgirlworld, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries

    BirthplaceBuderim, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 21 (Winner)

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

    Partner: Tony Dovolani

    Season: (Third place), 15 (Winner)

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

    Partner: Lindsay Arnold

    Season: 25 (Winner)

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

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 24 (Third place)

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    Stacy Keibler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    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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    Erin Andrews is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

    Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 10 (Third Place)

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

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: 22 (Runner-up)

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

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 20

    Eliminated: Week 9

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  • 12
    Apolo Ohno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

    Partner: Julianne Hough, Karina Smirnoff

    Season: (Winner), 15 (Week 9)

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    Amber Riley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 17 (Winner)

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    Meryl Davis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    Meryl Davis

    Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 18 (Winner)

  • 15
    Maria Menounos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    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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    Sabrina Bryan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    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)

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

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 23 (Winner)

  • 18
    Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    Jana Kramer

    One Tree Hill, Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Gleb Savchenko

    Season: 23

    Eliminated: Week 10

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  • 19
    Danica McKellar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    Danica McKellar

    The Wonder Years, Young Justice

    BirthplaceLa Jolla, San Diego, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 18

    Eliminated: Week 6

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    Jennifer Grey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    Jennifer Grey

    It's Like, You Know...

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 11 (Winner)

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  • 21
    Aly Raisman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    Aly Raisman

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: 16

    Eliminated: Week 8

  • 22
    J.R. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    J.R. Martinez

    Partner: Karina Smirnoff

    Season: 13 (Winner)

  • 23
    Kristi Yamaguchi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: (Winner)

  • 24
    Tinashe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    Tinashe

    Partner: Brandon Armstrong

    Season: 27

    Eliminated: Week 4

  • 25
    Brooke Burke Charvet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked
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    Brooke Burke Charvet

    Wild On!, Life Is Great With Brooke Burke

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 7 (Winner)

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