Kristi Yamaguchi


Biography

An Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion, Kristi Yamaguchi was one of the most popular and successful figure skaters of the latter twentieth century. Since winning gold at the 1992 Winter Olympics, Yamaguchi retired from competitive skating, choosing instead to perform in numerous television specials and travel the globe on the beloved "Stars on Ice" tour. Along with her many awards a...

Biography

An Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion, Kristi Yamaguchi was one of the most popular and successful figure skaters of the latter twentieth century. Since winning gold at the 1992 Winter Olympics, Yamaguchi retired from competitive skating, choosing instead to perform in numerous television specials and travel the globe on the beloved "Stars on Ice" tour. Along with her many awards and accomplishments, she was a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. In 1996, she founded the Always Dream Foundation dedicated to fundraising and supporting children's charities. Married to Stanley Cup champion and Carolina Hurricanes hockey star Bret Hedican, as well as the mother of two daughters, Yamaguchi decided to join season six of the popular dance competition, "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), to prove she had all the right moves even without benefit of skates.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

Cast (Special)

2002 Olympic Winter Games (2002)
Tai and Randy: The E! True Hollywood Story (2002)
Target Stars on Ice 2002 (2002)
Intimate Portrait: Vera Wang (2002)
Intimate Portrait: Kristi Yamaguchi (2002)
Interviewee
Kristi Yamaguchi's Golden Moment (2001)
A Skating Tribute (The Legacy of the 1961 U.S. World Team) (2001)
Target Stars on Ice (2001)
Olay Presents the World Ice Challenge (2001)
Fire on Ice: Champions of American Figure Skating (2001)
Interviewee
Ice Wars: U.S.A. Vs. the World (2000)
Usa Team Member
Scott Hamilton: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000)
Ice Wars: Four the World (2000)
Target Presents: Scott Hamilton's Farewell to Stars on Ice (2000)
Brian Boitano's Holiday Skating Spectacular (1999)
Ice Wars: USA Vs. the World (1999)
Target Stars on Ice (1999)
The Great Skate Debate (1998)
Christmas in Rockefeller Center (1998)
Peggy Fleming (1998)
Interviewee
Imitrex Presents Brian Boitano's Holiday Skating Spectacular (1998)
Whirlpool Presents Holiday Festival on Ice (1998)
Host
Discover Stars On Ice (1998)
USA's Improv-Ice (1998)
Ice Skating (1998)
Kids' Eye View of Japan With Kristi Yamaguchi (1998)
Host
Rock 'n' Roll Skating Championship (1997)
The Battle of the Sexes on Ice (1997)
NutraSweet World Pro Figure Skating Championships II (1997)
Discover Stars on Ice (1997)
Disney's Scott Hamilton: Upside Down (1997)
Holiday Festival on Ice (1997)
Host
Scott Hamilton: Back on the Ice (1997)
The Northwestern Mutual Life World Team Championship (1997)
Anastasia U.S. Pro Figure Skating Championships (1997)
The Cotton Incorporated Ultimate Four (1997)
The Cotton Incorporated Gold Championship (1996)
Discover Stars on Ice (1996)
Northwestern Mutual Life World Team Championship (1996)
1996 Discover Card Stars On Ice (1996)
Performer
Fox's Rock 'n Roll Skating Championships II (1996)
U.S. Pro Figure Skating Championships (1996)
Sergei Grinkov: Celebration of a Life (1996)
Cotton Incorporated Ultimate Four (1996)
Nike Presents A Passion to Play: Dorothy Hamill, Kristi Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan (1996)
Interviewee
The Planets on Ice (1995)
Disney's Aladdin on Ice (1995)
Jasmine
Discover Card Stars on Ice (1995)
Discover Stars on Ice (1995)
Houston Symphony Concert on Ice Presented by Office Depot (1995)
Greatest Hits on Ice (1995)
AT&T Skates of Gold II (1995)
Ice Wars: The U.S.A. Vs. the World (1995)
Competitor (Usa Team)
Holiday Festival on Ice (1994)
The Discover Card Stars on Ice (1994)
Kurt Browning: You Must Remember This (1994)
Madame X
Ice Wars: The U.S.A. Vs. the World (1994)
The Gold Championship (1994)
Share a Moment With the World (1992)
U.S. Figure Skating Championships (1992)
The 1990 Goodwill Games (1990)
An Evening of Championship Skating (1990)

Life Events

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