Meet Valerie Harper – Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Contestant

Meet Valerie Harper – Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Contestant

The glitz and the glamour is almost ready to head back to the ballroom for another season of DANCING WITH THE STARS.  ABC released the names of the cast for season 17 of the ever popular dance show.  One of the members of this season’s cast is actress, Valerie Harper.  Valerie will be paired with professional dancer Tristan MacManus.

If you don’t know who Valerie is we have a bio below so you can familiarize yourself with her.  Also check out her first official professional photos from this season with Tristan MacManus.

Valerie Harper is best known to audiences for her role as the beloved Rhoda Morgenstern on the classic TV sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its subsequent spin-off, “Rhoda.” The popularity of the show was enormous, and the episode of Rhoda’s wedding set ratings records with 52 million viewers. For playing Rhoda, Harper won a total of four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. Her extensive television career includes the self titled sitcom, “Valerie,” and more recently guest roles on such hit shows as “Desperate Housewives,” “Sex and the City,” “That ’70s Show,” “Touched by an Angel” and “Hot in Cleveland.” Notable film credits include “Blame It on Rio,” “Freebie and the Bean,” “Chapter Two” and “The Last Married Couple in America.” In 2010 Harper was seen on Broadway in “Looped” and received a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead. In January 2013, Harper published her memoir, I Rhoda.

What do you think of Valerie’s casting?  Do you think she has what it takes to win the mirror ball trophy?  Hit the comments and let us know what you think!

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