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Who Is Tony Dovolani? 5 Things to Know About the DWTS Pro

Tony Dovolani is one of the most beloved Dancing With the Stars pro dancers. But how well do you really know the gentleman of the ballroom?

We might not have much to teach the most hardcore Tony fans, but for those who haven't memorized his biography, here are five fun facts about the star.

1. He's a family man. Tony is married, and has three kids, including a pair of twins.

2. His first name is actually Driton. He goes by Tony, but his first name is really Driton.

3. He's from Prishtina, which is the capital of Kosovo. He started dancing at the age of 3, and came to the US as a teen.

4. He was in Shall We Dance? He had a part as a hottie heartthrob in the 2004 J.Lo romcom Shall We Dance (he was also the dance instructor for the cast).

5. He has never won a Mirror Ball. Shocking, we know. Because of a string of less than top-notch star partners, Tony hasn't even made the finals since he danced with Melissa Rycroft in Season 8. He told us that dancing with Melissa during the All-Stars season was a chance to "press a refresh button" on his DWTS career.

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays on ABC.

Source: IMDB, TV Guide

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaMartin47.

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11.27.2012 / 03:03 AM EDT by Rebecca Martin
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