Top 5 Surprising Hollywood Dance Stars

Hollywood Dance Stars

Hollywood is filled with actors who shine on the silver screen. In addition to capturing viewers with their acting prowess, there are a number of Hollywood dance stars with unbelievable skills. Here are the top five surprising Hollywood stars who dance.

Paul Rudd. Known throughout Hollywood for his portrayals of “nice guys,” it may surprise people to learn that Rudd has some smooth dance moves. He has a penchant for entertaining the audience by combining comedy and dance. Check out this lip-syncing performance to “Don’t Stop Me Now” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Alfonso Ribeiro. Ribeiro built his dancing reputation with his corny dances in the hit comedy “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Yet his skills on the dance floor took center stage when he competed on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2014. Ribeiro and his partner consistently received high marks for their ballroom dancing ability, and took home the top prize.

Christina Applegate. Most people recognize Applegate from her role as a vapid teenager on the comedy series “Married With Children,” and her moves on the dance floor come as a surprise. The TV actress turned to Broadway to showcase her dance skills. Take a look at her performance from the hit Broadway revival “Sweet Charity” during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2005.

Amy Adams. Adams won two Golden Globes and has been nominated for six Academy Awards for her acting. But she started her career on stage, dancing and singing in musicals and dinner theater. Trained as a ballerina, the star hit the mainstream in Hollywood following her performance in the live-action and animated movie “Enchanted” where she played a princess.

Christopher Walken. Although Christopher Walken is notorious for playing the evil villain on screen, he often surprises viewers by tripping the light fantastic. Check out his tap moves in the 1981 movie “Pennies from Heaven.”


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