Worst Cooks in America, Season 9: Meet the Celebrity Recruits

Get to know the nine culinarily challenged celebrities taking on the rigors of Boot Camp in Season 9.

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Barbara Eden

The now-classic TV show I Dream of Jeannie made Barbara Eden a household name. During her illustrious career, Barbara has starred in 25 feature films, five network TV series and 19 TV movies. She's also made many stage appearances, most recently in her one-woman show On the Magic Carpet with Barbara Eden. Her recent TV credits include Always and Forever and Army Wives. Barbara was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was named one of TV Guide's Most Popular Comedy Stars and has received the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Broadcasters Hall of Fame and TV Land. In her personal time, Barbara works actively on behalf of numerous charities. Her memoir Jeannie Out of the Bottle debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

Matt Dallas

Matt Dallas starred as the title character on the hit series Kyle XY. He can also be seen on the sitcoms Baby Daddy and Entourage and the dramedy Eastwick. On the silver screen, Matt stars in the upcoming drama Alaska Is a Drag, about a drag queen who takes up boxing to survive rural Alaska, and in the indie thriller Tell Me Your Name. His most-recent project is his YouTube channel, Matt and Blue, which he produces with his husband. It follows their lives as new dads as well as taking on social exploration in our modern world.

Mindy Cohn

Best known as the character Natalie Green on the hit TV series The Facts of Life, Mindy Cohn has been on the small screen, stage and silver screen. On TV she's appeared on 21 Jump Street, Diff’rent Strokes, Charles in Charge and more recently The Help. While taking a break from acting, Mindy earned a bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology and a master's in education. Mindy later returned to television. She also voices Velma for the animated Scooby Doo franchise, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. She has also starred in the films Under the Gun, Alone with a Stranger and I Heart Huckabees. She most recently has been seen onstage in Celebrity Autobiography.

John Henson

As an actor, writer, host and producer of over 1,400 hours of television, John Henson has worked in front of and behind the camera. He began his career as a comedian before joining the Emmy Award-winning series Talk Soup. John's other credits include The John Henson Project, Watch This and the summer hit Wipeout. He's also had acting parts in Anger Management, Austin & Ally and My Name Is Earl on television. As a comedian, John is a regular at The Laugh Factory and The Improv in Los Angeles. As a writer, he's contributed to Us Weekly and TV Guide. He's set to co-produce the true-crime TV drama Making Jack Falcone, based on the New York Times best-selling book. In his personal life, Henson is dedicated to several children's charities.

Kenya Moore

As an actress, model, producer, author, director, television personality and entrepreneur, Kenya Moore is best-known for appearing on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She's also appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice. Originally from Detroit, the former psychology major left Michigan determined to build her own unique brand. After being crowned Miss USA, Kenya went into acting. Now she's involved in many business ventures, including her production company, Moore Vision Media, and her newest, Kenya Moore Hair Care.

Loni Love

Loni Love is a co-host of the hit daytime talk show The Real, which has been nominated for four Emmy Awards. Loni also currently co-hosts with rapper MC Lyte the Cafe Mocha radio show, the only nationally syndicated show of its kind created exclusively by and for women of color. Additionally, Loni has guest-hosted Fashion Police, has been a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and E! and has made regular appearances spinning tunes as the house DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Loni's film credits include Mall Cop 2 and Soul Plane. In addition, Loni is the subject of the documentary Being Loni Love.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino rose to fame as a cast member of the reality show Jersey Shore. Since then he's appeared on Celebrity Big Brother (U.K.) and Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars. But after injuring his back dancing, Mike lost himself to addiction. Fortunately, with the support of his family and friends, he sought help and found the road to recovery. Now a successful entrepreneur, Mike tours sharing his personal story. With his family Mike filmed their first reality show together, The Sorrentinos. Mike and his fiancee Lauren have appeared on Marriage Boot Camp and Say Yes to the Dress.

Nicole Sullivan

Actor Nicole Sullivan started her training with the classics, attending Northwestern University, after which she joined the Greenwich Shakespeare Company. But later she joined the cast of MADtv, where her numerous memorable characters included the Vancome Lady, Antonia and Darlene McBride. Nicole's TV credits include King of Queens, Scrubs, Law & Order: SVU, Boston Legal, Whitney, The Middle, Grey's Anatomy and Cougar Town. She's also voiced characters for numerous animated features such as The Ant Bully and Meet the Robinsons, and for animated TV shows Kim Possible, Family Guy, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, BoJack Horseman and the Emmy Award-winning Penguins of Madagascar. Nicole currently appears on the hit show Black-ish.

Tommy Davidson

As one of the stars of the hit TV show In Living Color, Tommy Davidson's known for his versatility. He started his comedy career in Washington, D.C., clubs. Once in Hollywood, his first TV role came in Partners in Crime and his film debut in Strictly Business. Other film credits include Bamboozled and Juwanna Mann. He starred in the documentary I Am Comic and has had three TV specials. Tommy's appeared on Real Husbands of Hollywood and Celebrity Wife Swap. He's lent his voice to the animated series Youngin’s, The Proud Family and Black Dynamite. He recently starred in the TV movie Sharknado 4 and will soon host a new series, Vacation Creation. His recent business venture, Tongue Tied by Tommy Davidson, offers men's ties and suit accessories.

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