'Dancing With the Stars' Reveals Celebrities' Professional Partners

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Natalie Coughlin

Olympic swimming gold medalist Natalie Coughlin is the most decorated female athlete of both the 2008 Beijing and 2004 Athens Games. Coughlin has won a medal in every single Olympic event that she has ever entered for a total of 11 Olympic medals. In 2008, she became the first American female athlete to win six medals in one Olympiad in addition to becoming the first woman to win consecutive individual Olympic gold medals in the 100m backstroke. Coughlin is also the most decorated female swimmer in World Championship history with 16 medals. Born and raised in Northern California, Coughlin attended the University of California, Berkeley where she earned a B.A. in psychology in 2005.

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Joanna Krupa

Polish-born Joanna Krupa was born in Warsaw and raised in Chicago. After high school, she moved to L.A. to pursue a career in modeling and acting. Her hard work and positive spirit led her to become one of the most requested models/covergirls in the world. PETA's "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign featuring Joanna became a phenomenon. She's been featured in E!'s "The Sexiest" as one of the sexiest women in the world. In 2009, she was selected as the cover model for Ocean Drive magazine, and Maxim voted her among their "Top 100" women in the world. Film and TV credits include "Six Days in Paradise," due in the fall, "Ripple Effect," "Las Vegas" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Most recently she competed in ABC's "The Superstars" teaming with Buffalo Bills NFL star Terrell Owens.

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Debi Mazar

Mazar's feature film debut in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" set the stage for an extensive career in both television and film. She has consistently worked with notable directors -- including Oliver Stone, Spike Lee, Woody Allen, Michael Mann and Joel Schumacher -- often portraying the sharp-tongued New Yorker in both dramas and comedy. Mazar's television credits include "Friends," "Ugly Betty" and her own sitcom, CBS' "Temporarily Yours." She presently stars as publicist Shauna on HBO's hit series "Entourage." Mazar also co-hosts "Under the Tuscan Gun," a successful internet show focused on Tuscan cuisine, with her husband. The couple have two young daughters and presently reside in both Los Angeles and Tuscany, Italy.

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Kelly Osbourne

Singer, actress and media personality, Kelly's father is rock icon, Ozzy Osbourne, and her mother is well-known TV personality Sharon Osbourne. Kelly got her start at the age of 16 in the first-ever "celebrity reality" TV show, "The Osbournes," with her famous family, which garnered them an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Reality Program" in 2002. That same year, Osbourne released her debut music album, "Shut Up!," which included a cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach." Her second album, "Sleeping in Nothing" was released in 2005 with its first single, "One Word," hitting No. 1 on all three Billboard Dance charts simultaneously. Kelly made her dramatic acting debut in a starring role on the ABC series "Life As We Know It." In recent years she's worked primarily in the U.K. where she's done theater (including a successful run in "Chicago" in London's West End in 2007), hosted her own weekly radio show on BBC Radio and has presented numerous U.K. TV projects, including "Project Catwalk," the UK's version of "Project Runway."

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