ActorsCelebrities

Karina Smirnoff Net Worth

Karina Smirnoff Net Worth is
$3 Million

Karina Smirnoff Biography

Karina Smirnoff was born on 2 January 1978, in Karkiv, then Ukranian SSR, Soviet Union, of Russian and Greek descent. Karina is a professional ballroom dancer, best known for her multiple appearances in the television show “Dancing With the Stars”. She’s won multiple championships and all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Karina Smirnoff? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through her success as a dancer. She won “Dancing with the Stars” during its 13th season, and she’s also appeared in other television shows. As she continues her career, her wealth will likely continue to increase.

Karina Smirnoff Net Worth $3 million

Karina started dancing at a very young age, and when she was 11 years old began to compete in ballroom dancing. She then decided to pursue ballroom as a career, and in 1993 moved to New York City, USA. She attended Nerinx Hall High School, moving to Christopher Columbus High School and then St. Louis High School. She then went to Bronx High School of Science from where she matriculated. Afterwards, she attended Fordham University, graduating with a double major in information system programming and economics.

While she was studying, Smirnoff was already competing. She danced with Roman Nabatov early in her career and soon partnered with Paul Killick representing England. In 1999, she danced with Louis Van Amstel for a year and then with Slavik Kryklyvyy for four years. During her time with Slavik, they earned multiple titles and earned high rankings in competitions. Around this time, she appeared in the film “Shall We Dance” and also made her own fitness DVD entitled “Shape Up With Karina Smirnoff”. In 2005, she returned to competition, this time alongside Dmitri Timokhin, and the two would go on the win the 2006 Grand Prix Dynamo, so soon more opportunities would open up for her. She guest-starred in “Hannah Montana” and was also featured in the May 2011 issue of Playboy magazine.

Smirnoff started appearing in “Dancing With the Stars” during the third season in 2006, and was first partnered with Mario Lopez. They would go on and get second place, losing to Cheryl Burke and Emmitt Smith. In the next season she partnered Billy Ray Cyrus. but would get eliminated. In the fifth season, she was then paired with boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and they got 9th place. The following season, she danced with singer Mario eventually ending their run in fifth place. Her next partners would be Rocco DiSpirito, Steve Wozniak, Aaron Carter, and The Situation from “Jersey Shore”. Her next high placing would be in the 12th season after pairing with Ralph Macchio and reaching the semi-finals. During the 13th season, her partner was JR Martinez, who’s known for being a part of “All My Children”. They would go on and win the competition, finally earning Karina her first “Dancing With the Stars” title. She would continue competing in the show, partnered with Gavin DeGraw, Apolo Anton Ohno and Jacoby Jones. Along with Jones, she was able to reach the finals but lost to Zendaya and Kellie Pickler. She came up short once again in the following season, this time partnering Corbin Bleu from “High School Musical”. In the following seasons, she would pair once again with big names such as Sean Avery, Randy Couture and Victor Espinoza but would not reach high placings.

For her personal life, it is known that she dated Mario Lopez for two years, and then dated Makshim Chmerkovskly; they became engaged but broke up a year later. In 2009 she dated Brad Penny, and they also became engaged before calling it off in 2011. In 2015, it was reported that she became engaged to Jason Adelman, but called it off two months later. Aside from these, Smirnoff has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and has to take medicine for it regularly.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameKarina Smirnoff
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 2, 1978
Place Of BirthKharkiv, Ukraine
Height1.65 m
Weight121 pounds
ProfessionBallroom Dancer, instructor, tv show personality
EducationNerinx Hall High School, Fordham University, Christopher Columbus High School
NationalityAmerican, Ukrainian
NicknamesKarina
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/karinasmirnoff
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/karina_smirnoff
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/karina_smirnoff/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karina_Smirnoff
AwardsU.S. National Champion, World Trophy Champion, Asian Open Champion
MoviesSwing State, Across Grace Alley, Shall We Dance?
TV ShowsDancing With the Stars, Celebrity Family Feud


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Karina was in New York on July 2015 filming Tango Shalom with Jos Laniado, Renée Taylor, Joe Bologna and Lainie Kazan. Coreography by Jordi Caballero, director Gabriel Bologna.
2Karina and Brad Penny broke off their engagement in December 2011.
3Engaged to MLB player Brad Penny [November 8, 2010].
4Karina and Maksim Chmerkovskiy broke off their engagement in September 2009.
5Karina and Maksim Chmerkovskiy became engaged in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve [January 5, 2009].
6Dances an improvised piece in the club scene in Shall We Dance (2004) with real-life dance partner Vyacheslav 'Slavik' Kryklyvyy, who also plays Jennifer Lopez' new Blackpool Standard partner in the final scenes of the same film.
7Is one of the most renowned DanceSport exponents, and has been a Blackpool Dance Festival finalist representing the U.S. with partner Vyacheslav 'Slavik' Kryklyvyy since 2001.


Quotes

#Quote
1It's better to be second while everyone is saying "You should have been first," than be first when everyone says 'You should be second.
2Mario's mom was watching a rehearsal, and we did a step that didn't look as aesthetically beautiful as we wanted it to. She said, 'Mario, you look like Bonito going to the toilet.' Bonito is her dog! And I was like, 'Great.' And then she said to me, 'If you need to spank him, go ahead.'
3I've been dancing since I was 11 years old, yes. Too long.
4Well, I think we're both very energetic and hyper people, and we love to, you know, take everything on very passionately, and that kind of brought us together and made the team work well.
5Mario has so much energy that by the end of the day, I just feel drained. I just sit in front of the TV set. I don't even know what's on. It's great to be with a person who has so much to offer. He's energetic, charming, handsome and intelligent. But it's a lot of work.
6I just kept smiling, but it hurt.
7We did a twist and my rib bone came out. That's what my doctor said. It pinched a nerve and the spasms began and I couldn't move one way or the other. But they said they can fix it in three or four days.
8I was on cloud nine. I could not believe that I would get to meet Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Stanley Tucci and Susan Sarandon. Then Richard came in one day and I had to dance with him just like that. I thought I had died and had gone to heaven.
9The director met with Slavik and me to look at a piece of Tango that we choreographed for the scene where Jennifer gives Richard a private dance lesson very late in the evening. After we performed the routine for him, the director asked me to read a few lines with the other actors. Then he told me I was in if I wanted the part. How could I refuse?
10It was incredibly exciting and we would definitely love to work like this again.
11Richard was very hardworking. He would spend a whole day dancing and would never complain. And I can assure you that I made sure he had sore muscles.
12We were together in Canada only once to film the club scene. Otherwise either Slavik or I would fly to Canada when we had to film our scenes and then fly back to Asia to continue working. It was a lot of extra flying time - which was difficult and tiring - but we were so happy to work on such a big project movie.


Pictures

All Karina Smirnoff pictures



Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tango Shalompost-productionViviana Nieves - Dancer
48 Hours to Live2016Judge
Swing State2016Lucy Pollard
Across Grace Alley2013ShortWoman
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 232012TV SeriesKarina Smirnoff
Hannah Montana2007TV SeriesMadame Escajeda
Shall We Dance2004Link's Pouty Dance Partner

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Across Grace Alley2013Short choreography by
Shall We Dance2004dance instructor

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chopped2016TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Dancing with the Stars2006-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Partner: Jacoby Jones / Herself - Partner: Aaron Carter / ...
Entertainment Tonight2005-2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2008-2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2006-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Dancing with the Stars
Celebrity Name Game2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20152015TV SpecialHerself
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Teens Wanna Know2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2009-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Dancing with the Stars / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess
IHeartRadio Music Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2013TV SpecialHerself
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Big Evening Buzz with Carrie Keagan2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Just Yell Fire: Campus Life2012DocumentaryHerself
Kendra2011TV SeriesHerself - Dancer-Choreographer, 'Dancing with the Stars'
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHerself
2010 American Music Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
2010 MTV Video Music Awards2010TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Undateable2010TV Mini-Series documentary
The Girls Next Door2009TV SeriesHerself - Professional Dancer
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2009TV SeriesHerself
Fox Reality Really Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Love Cures Cancer: Take a Chance on Love2009DocumentaryHerself - guest
E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentaryHerself - Dancer
A-List Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHerself
Project Dad2008TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2007TV Special documentaryHerself
A Holiday Celebration at Ford's Theatre2007TV MovieHerself
Mother Goose Parade2007TV MovieHerself
I Wanna Be a Soap Star2007TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHerself
CMT Insider2006-2007TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Insider2006TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Source
IMDB Wikipedia
Tags

Related Articles

Close