Julianne Hough

A beautiful blonde world-class dancer, Julianne Hough used her "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ) fame to high-kick her way to a triple-threat career. After winning the competition reality show twice - first with ... Read more »
Born: 07/20/1988 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

2015 American Music Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dirty Grandpa 2016 (Movie)

Meredith (Actor)

Grease Live 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Dancing With the Stars 2006 - 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lip Sync Battle 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

Show Me the Money 2006 - 2008, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2014 American Music Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

Curve 2014 (Movie)

Mallory (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Nashville 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

The Radio Disney Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Conan 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Paradise 2013 (Movie)

Lamb Mannerheim (Actor)

Safe Haven 2013 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

20/20 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gladiatori di Roma 2012 (Movie)

Italian Voice (Voice)

Guys Choice 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock of Ages 2012 (Movie)

Sherrie Christian (Actor)

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

2010 American Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Footloose 2011 (Movie)

Ariel Moore (Actor)

The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Burlesque 2010 (Movie)

Georgia (Actor)

The 43rd Annual CMA Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The List 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

Dirty Grandpa 2016 (Movie)

("Because You Loved Me") (Song Performer)

Paradise 2013 (Movie)

("Milky White Way") (Song Performer)

Rock of Ages 2012 (Movie)

("Sister Christian") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

#DanceBattle America 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A beautiful blonde world-class dancer, Julianne Hough used her "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ) fame to high-kick her way to a triple-threat career. After winning the competition reality show twice - first with Olympian speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno; followed by auto racing legend Hélio Castroneves - she recorded a self-titled country album that sold well and earned two Academy of Country Music Awards: Top New Female Vocalist and Top New Artist. The cheerful charmer who reminded many of a young Meg Ryan booked several commercials and two high-profile film roles in "Burlesque" (2010) and "Footloose" (2011) while continuing to pursue country music. Ambitious and focused, Hough applied the same discipline and drive she used to attain her amazing athleticism to all branches of her entertainment career.

Relationships

Sharee

Sister

Marabeth

Sister

Katherine

Sister

Bruce Hough

Father

Derek Hough Actor

Brother
Singer, actor, dancer; appeared as one of the professional competitors on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars"

Brooks Laich

Fiance
Began dating Announced engagement via Instagram.

Marriann Nelson

Mother

Ryan Seacrest Executive Producer

Companion
Reportedly began dating in May 2010, but both refused to confirm In July 2010, couple was photographed kissing on Seacrest's yacht in Italy Reportedly split as of March 15, 2013

Chuck Wicks Actor

Companion
Country singer; competed on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" with girlfriend Hough Couple split in November 2009

EDUCATION

Alta High School

Sandy , Utah

Center Stage Performing Arts Studio

Orem , Utah

Italia Conti Academy

Milestones

2013

Starred opposite Nick Offerman in Diablo Cody's satirical comedy-drama "Paradise"

2013

Cast opposite Josh Duhamel in romantic drama "Safe Haven," based on novel by Nicholas Sparks

2012

Co-starred with Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin in feature adaptation of the stage musical "Rock of Ages"

2011

Cast in the remake of "Footloose," inspired by the 1984 film that starred Kevin Bacon

2010

Made her film debut in the musical drama "Burlesque" opposite Christina Aguilera and Cher

2008

Released the EP Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection

2008

Released her self-titled debut album

2007

Partnered with race car driver Helio Castroneves in fifth season of "Dancing with the Stars"; won the competition; nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of "Outstanding Choreography" for her Mambo "Para Los Rumberos" (shared with Castrovenes)

2007

Released first country music single "Will You Dance With Me"

2007

Competed in fourth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" with celebrity partner and speed skating Olympian Apolo Ohno; won the competition

2006

Landed a role as a dancer on the game show "Show Me the Money" (ABC)

Joined the "Dancing with the Stars" tour as a company dancer

Began dancing competitively at nine

Formed the pop music trio 2B1G ("2 Boys, 1 Girl") with brother Derek and Mark Ballas

Bonus Trivia

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Julianne's surname was pronounced "Huff."

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Hough's father Bruce was the chairman of the Utah Republican Party.

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At 15, Julianne Hough became the youngest dancer, and only American, to win both Junior World Latin Champion and International Latin Youth Champion at the Blackpool Dance Festival.

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During her Oct. 27, 2008 performance on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," Hough felt abdominal pains and was immediately rushed to a hospital following the encore performance. She subsequently had surgery to have her appendix removed, causing her to miss several performances.

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In addition to her acting and dancing careers, Hough attempted a career as a country music singer. Her self-titled debut album hit #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and scored a hit country single, "That Song In My Head," but a proposed follow-up was scrapped by Mercury Records in 2010.

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"I'm an open book. I have no filter. And sometimes that's a bad thing. But at least you know it's honest." -- The Globe and Mail, February 9, 2013

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