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The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Updated October 3, 2019 6.5k votes 139 voters 14.1k 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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  • 1
    Shawn Johnson

    Partner: Mark Ballas, Derek Hough

    Season: (Winner), 15 (Second Place)

  • 2
    Zendaya
    61
    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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  • 3
    Bindi Irwin
    55
    32

    Bindi Irwin

    Dirtgirlworld, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries

    BirthplaceBuderim, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 21 (Winner)

  • 4
    Kellie Pickler
    52
    30

    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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  • 5
    Jordan Fisher
    42
    22

    Jordan Fisher

    Partner: Lindsay Arnold

    Season: 25 (Winner)

  • 6
    Melissa Rycroft

    Partner: Tony Dovolani

    Season: (Third place), 15 (Winner)

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  • 7
    Stacy Keibler
    41
    24

    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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  • 8
    Normani Kordei
    41
    25

    Normani Kordei

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 24 (Third place)

  • 9
    Paige VanZant
    32
    18

    Paige VanZant

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: 22 (Runner-up)

  • 10
    Erin Andrews

    Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 10 (Third Place)

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  • 11
    Nastia Liukin

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 20

    Eliminated: Week 9

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  • 12
    Apolo Ohno

    Partner: Julianne Hough, Karina Smirnoff

    Season: (Winner), 15 (Week 9)

  • 13
    Amber Riley
    35
    27

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 17 (Winner)

  • 14
    Meryl Davis
    21
    10

    Meryl Davis

    Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 18 (Winner)

  • 15
    Laurie Hernandez
    27
    17

    Laurie Hernandez

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 23 (Winner)

  • 16
    Sabrina Bryan
    28
    20

    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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    #151 of 232 The Best Latin Pop Artists#27 of 271 The Best Dance-pop Artists

  • 17
    Maria Menounos
    31
    24

    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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  • 18
    Kristi Yamaguchi

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: (Winner)

  • 19
    Danica McKellar
    21
    12

    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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  • 20
    Jana Kramer
    17
    8

    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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  • 21
    Evanna Lynch

    Partner: Keo Motsepe

    Season: 27 (Third place)

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  • 22
    Katherine Jenkins
    18
    11

    Katherine Jenkins

    The Week We Went To War, Popstar to Operastar

    BirthplaceNeath, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: 14 (Runner-up)

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  • 23
    Gilles Marini
    18
    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)

  • 24
    Riker Lynch

    Partner: Allison Holker

    Season: 20 (Runner-up)

  • 25
    Lindsey Stirling
    17
    10

    Lindsey Stirling

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: 25 (Runner-up)