Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough is an American dancer, actress and singer. Hough first rose to fame in 2007 as a dancer on ABC's reality competition series Dancing with the Stars, where she won seasons 4 and 5 alongside her celebrity partners. She left the show in 2009 but returned as a judge from 2014 to 2017. Her work on the series earned her three Emmy Award nominations for outstanding choreography; she won once in 2015.

Hough released her first single, "Will You Dance With Me," in 2007. The following year, she released her self-titled album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

Hough made her acting debut in 2001 as an uncredited background actor in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Her next film role was in 2010's >Burlesque. The following year, she played Ariel in the remake of Footloose. She's also known for her performances as Sherrie in the 2012 film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, Katie in the 2012 drama Safe Haven and Sandy in the live Fox television production of Grease in 2016. Hough was also a judge for one season on America's Got Talent in 2019. Hough is set to make her Broadway debut in 2022 in POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive.

Hough was married to former NHL player Brooks Laich from 2017 to 2022.
Julianne Hough
Full Name
Julianne Alexandra Hough
Orem, Utah


Where did Julianne Hough learn to dance?

Hough danced competitively in her home state of Utah from a young age. When she was 10 years old, she was sent to London with her brother Derek Hough to train in dancing, singing and acting at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Which 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant did Julianne Hough date?

Julianne Hough and country singer Chuck Wicks were already dating when they were paired up for season 8 of 'Dancing with the Stars' in 2009.

How many siblings does Julianne Hough have?

Julianne Hough has four siblings, including dancer Derek Hough.

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