'Dancing With the Stars' New Season Cast Revealed on 'Good Morning America'

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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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Ashley Hamilton

Actor, songwriter, comedian and son of former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant George Hamilton, Ashley is a multi-talented, multi-hyphenate with experience in film, comedy and television. An accomplished singer, Ashley had a 2003 top 20 single released by Sony, and as a songwriter co-wrote the top 10 Robbie Williams hit "Come Undone" and has writing credits for Hillary Duff, among other top acts. Ashley has made various television and film appearances in his career, including a starring role in "Sunset Beach." Since 2007 he has been performing stand-up comedy at the Laugh Factory, the Hollywood Improv, the Comedy Store and Room 5 in Los Angeles.

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Michael Irvin

One of the most successful wide receivers in the history of the NFL, former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin is a three-time Super Bowl champion and former broadcaster for ESPN's "NFL Countdown." Known as the Playmake and one of the Triplets alongside fellow Cowboys Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith, Irvin was a recipient of the Dallas Cowboys' Ring of Honor in 2005. In 2007, Irvin was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame and has appeared in various television shows, as well as co-starring in "The Longest Yard" with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. Last fall, Irvin executive produced/hosted the reality TV series "4th and Long" for Spike TV in which one football hopeful was given a shot at making the Dallas Cowboys roster. Most recently, he appeared on the Hall of Fame inductions on the NFL Network and hosts his own radio show in Dallas for ESPN Radio.

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