Karina Smirnoff who a Ukrainian is born American professional ballroom dancer was born on 2nd January of the year 1978. She is of Greek-Russian descent. She is mostly known to general public as the professional dancer on the Dancing with the Stars winning the 13th season with an army veteran as well as soap opera star J. R. Martinez. She is the native of Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, and Soviet Union. When she was at the age of 11, Karina started to compete in the ballroom dancing. She then chose to pursue her career in ballroom dancing. Later, she immigrated to United States in the year 1993. She went to study at the multiple schools which also include the Nerinx Hall High School located in St. Louis as well as Christopher Columbus High School located in the Bronx.
Later, she finally got graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. After that, she got enrolled at the New York City’s Fordham University from where she got graduated with double major in the economics as well as information system programming. She was grown up as the only child to her parents who own a liquor store in the Staten Island. At the beginning of her dancing career, she along with Roman Nabatov competed as amateur couple for the USA. Later, the duo ended their dance partnership in January of the year 1997. She then made her appearance as the performer on third season of ABC series known as Dancing with the Stars In which she finished in the second position together with her dance partner Mario Lopez. After that, she started appearing in the other seasons too and she won the 13th season with dance partner J.R. Martinez.
To talk about her personal life biography, Karina has not got married yet. She was previously in relationship with her then boyfriend Mario Lopez who was her partner in the Dancing with the Stars in 3rd season. They started dating with each other in the year 2006 and remained together till June of 2008. After that, she started her relationship with Maksim Chmerkovskiy in summer of 2008. The same year in the month of December, they got engaged and again got separated in September of 2009. In addition to that, she was also in loving relationship with Brad Penny who is a Major League Baseball pitcher. They began dating in October of 2009 and got engaged in October of the following year but then they ended their engagement in December of 2011. After that, in January of 2015, she again became engaged with entrepreneur Jason Adelman. It was then announced on 11th March of the same year that they both have split and ended their engagement.
Apart from that, Karina has now reached at the age of 37. Being born in the month of January, her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She is very beautiful, pretty as well as hot and sexy with attractive figure. She is the huge fan of boxing. In addition to that, she also has an American Staffordshire Terrier dog who is named as Randy. She stands at average height of five feet and four inches. Besides that, she is also active user of facebook, instagram and twitter.