'Dancing With the Stars' Reveals Celebrities' Professional Partners

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Melissa Joan Hart

Known for her starring roles in the television series "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," Hart began her career at the early age of 4 with television commercials and various television appearances. She starred in the film "Drive Me Crazy" alongside "Entourage's" Adrian Grenier, as well as in the ABC Family Original Movie "Holiday in Handcuffs" opposite "Dancing With the Stars" alumni Mario Lopez, which was the highest-rated program in the history of the network. In 2009, Hart starred in another ABC Family Original Movie, "My Fake Fiance" that garnered huge ratings as well. In 1993, Hart started her own production company, Hartbreak Films, and is set to release her first thriller film, "Nine Dead," to DVD in January 2010. Hart and husband Mark Wilkerson are the proud parents of two sons, Mason, age 3 and Braydon, 17 months.


'Dancing With the Stars' Contestants Season 9

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Kathy Ireland

Kathy Ireland, the supermodel, is now, wife, mother of three, author, Sunday school teacher and fashion CEO, of kathy ireland Worldwide. Forbes, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal celebrate KIWW as a $1.4 billion design empire. Kathy powerfully supports many nonprofits, including the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation, Feed the Children and the Alliance for Christian Education. UCLA names Kathy as one of the Top 10 Women's Health Advocates in America.


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Mya

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum artist Mya became a star at the age of 18 with her eponymous debut album, which yielded three top 10 singles. In addition to releasing five full-length albums, one of which went platinum and another, gold, she starred in the acclaimed film "Chicago." Since "Chicago," Mya has appeared in several movies and signed onto a modeling contract. Her fourth and fifth studio albums, "Liberation" and "Sugar & Spice," respectively, have been released in Japan and her sixth studio album is scheduled for release on her independent label. A long-time advocate for young women, she founded the Mya Arts & Tech Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing disadvantaged youth growth and opportunity through arts and technology education, where she serves as both executive director and teacher.


'Dancing With the Stars' Contestants Season 9


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Mark Dacascos

Famously known as the Chairman and host of Food Network's "Iron Chef America," Dacascos is also a trained martial artist as well as an actor. Born in Honolulu, Mark's passion for martial arts began at an early age under the tutelage of his parents, who are both former national champions and teachers. After getting discovered in San Francisco's Chinatown, Mark began to establish a film and television career playing not only martial artists but a wide range of characters before joining "Iron Chef America" in 2005. He has appeared in several feature films including the internationally acclaimed French epic , "Brotherhood of the Wolf," the cult classic "Only the Strong," "Cradle to the Grave," opposite Jet Li, "Only the Brave," "Nomad" and "The Lost Medallion," which is scheduled for release later this year.

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