Inaba appeared in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) as Fook Yu, alongside Diane Mizota, who played her twin sister Fook Mi.
The two women are not related, but when Mizota had been cast for her role, she was asked if she knew any actresses who resembled her and suggested Inaba.
This is the first that most of Carrie’s fans have heard of her new relationship.
She started her career as a singer in Japan, but became best known for her dancing, first introducing herself to American audiences as one of the original Fly Girls on the sketch comedy series In Living Color.
Inaba, who speaks Japanese, lived in Tokyo from 1986 to 1988 and was a popular singer.
Carrie Ann Inaba (born January 5, 1968) is an American dancer, choreographer, television dance competition judge, actress, game show host, and singer.
She is best known for her work on ABC TV's Dancing with the Stars.