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The Best 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestants, Ranked

Updated October 3, 2019 7.3k votes 166 voters 14.6k 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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  • Zendaya1
    77
    38

    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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  • Shawn Johnson2

    Partner: Mark Ballas, Derek Hough

    Season: (Winner), 15 (Second Place)

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  • Jordan Fisher3
    55
    25

    Jordan Fisher

    Partner: Lindsay Arnold

    Season: 25 (Winner)

  • Bindi Irwin4
    63
    38

    Bindi Irwin

    Dirtgirlworld, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries

    BirthplaceBuderim, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 21 (Winner)

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  • Melissa Rycroft5

    Partner: Tony Dovolani

    Season: (Third place), 15 (Winner)

  • Meryl Davis6
    31
    11

    Meryl Davis

    Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 18 (Winner)

  • Nastia Liukin7

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 20

    Eliminated: Week 9

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  • Kellie Pickler8
    53
    37

    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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  • Lindsey Stirling9
    29
    11

    Lindsey Stirling

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: 25 (Runner-up)

  • Normani Kordei10
    46
    31

    Normani Kordei

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 24 (Third place)

  • Stacy Keibler11
    45
    29

    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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  • Laurie Hernandez12
    34
    19

    Laurie Hernandez

    Partner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 23 (Winner)

  • Erin Andrews13

    Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Season: 10 (Third Place)

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  • Sabrina Bryan14
    35
    24

    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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    #95 of 209 Dreamcasting Celebrities We Want To See On The Masked Singer#129 of 232 The Best Latin Pop Artists

  • Paige VanZant15
    36
    25

    Paige VanZant

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: 22 (Runner-up)

  • Riker Lynch16

    Partner: Allison Holker

    Season: 20 (Runner-up)

  • Alfonso Ribeiro17
    24
    11

    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 Scherzinger18

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 10 (Winner)

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  • Amber Riley19
    42
    34

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Partner: Derek Hough

    Season: 17 (Winner)

  • Gilles Marini20
    23
    12

    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)

  • Mario López21
    31
    22

    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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  • Apolo Ohno22

    Partner: Julianne Hough, Karina Smirnoff

    Season: (Winner), 15 (Week 9)

  • Evanna Lynch23

    Partner: Keo Motsepe

    Season: 27 (Third place)

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  • Kristi Yamaguchi24

    Partner: Mark Ballas

    Season: (Winner)

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  • Danica McKellar25
    24
    17

    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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