Julianne Hough
Professional dancer, singer and actress
Julianne Hough
Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American professional ballroom dancer, country music singer and actress. She is most widely known for being a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for outstanding choreography. Hough was signed to Mercury Nashville Records in December 2007. Her self-titled debut album was released May 20, 2008, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
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Here's Exactly What Julianne Hough Is Eating to Prepare for Her Wedding
Yahoo News - 19 days
"I'll probably want to enjoy the night before, have, like, beer and a burger, stuff like that."
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WATCH: 'GMA's' Workout Wednesday: Exercise With Julianne Hough
ABC News - 3 months
The singer-dancer appears live on "GMA" for a workout session with experts from Body By Simone.
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PHOTOS: Julianne Hough Goes Glam for the 'DWTS' Finale
ABC News - 4 months
This month's hottest celebrity pictures
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Hilary Duff And Boyfriend Jason Walsh Apologize For Offensive Halloween Costumes
Huffington Post - 5 months
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If You Choose To Wear Blackface On Halloween, You're Just Plain Racist
Huffington Post - 5 months
It happens every Halloween, like clockwork. Some clueless white person, whether it be a famous actress like Julianne Hough or an Alabama schoolteacher from a small town, wears a costume that includes blackface. It goes viral. The internet is outraged. Explainers pop up about why blackface is not OK, ever. Apologies and pseudo-apologies (”I’m sorry that you’re offended”) are issued.  At this point, it has been thoroughly established on nearly every corner of the internet that blackface is bad. The history of blackface, with its roots in racist minstrel shows, has been outlined. The racist implications of blackface, the way it stereotypes, exaggerates and demeans black features, has been explained. In other words, the information is out there. It’s all over Facebook timelines and Twitter feeds. Therefore, anyone who willfully chooses to don blackface (and other culturally appropriative costumes) this Halloween is making a concerted effort to be stubbornly ignorant.  ATTENTION: ...
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Julianne Hough and Amber Rose squash body shaming feud on 'DWTS'
CNN - 6 months
This is one Hollywood feud that came to a peaceful end.
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The 'Stranger Things' Kids Won The Emmys Before They Even Started
Huffington Post - 6 months
Look at these kids. If you didn’t know better, you’d think they’ve been walking down red carpets their whole lives. But they haven’t. They’re just that suave. Lots of other people walked into the Microsoft Theater for the Emmys on Sunday in Los Angeles, but no one did it better than Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo, three of the stars of Netflix’s hit show “Stranger Things.” Seriously, it’s impossible to watch this slow-motion shot and disagree: OBSESSED!!!!!! #stangerthings A video posted by Julianne Hough (@juleshough) on Sep 18, 2016 at 4:22pm PDT Sadly, the fourth member of the cool kids’ club, Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler in the show, wasn’t able to attend because he’s filming an adaptation of Stephen King’s “It.” But the other three more than made up for his absence. Matarazzo, who plays Dustin Henderson on the show, had a wonderfully Dustin-like moment, too, when he stumbled discussing what he was wearing ...
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Julianne Hough confirms she's returning to 'Dancing With the Stars'
Fox News - 7 months
The upcoming season of "DWTS" just got a whole lot Houghier than expected!
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Julianne Hough and SONIC launch #ThanksTeach campaign
Fox News - 11 months
SONIC will donate to teachers
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How Julianne Hough Is Taking Control Of Her Career
Huffington Post - 12 months
In 2007, an 18-year-old Julianne Hough became the youngest professional dancer to ever compete on "Dancing with the Stars." From then on, she was a household name.  Hough starred on five seasons of the dance competition show while branching out to start a career in country music. She released her self-titled debut album in May 2008, ended up winning the Top New Artist and Top New Female Vocalist honors at the Academy of Country Music Awards and landed herself high up on the Billboard 200 chart. But as she geared up to to release her sophomore album in 2010, Hough decided to shift her focus to acting.  In the midst of a high-profile romance with Ryan Seacrest, Hough began to explore film roles, with movie-musicals appearing to be her forte. She booked a part in "Burlesque" alongside Christina Aguilera and Cher and starred as the leading lady in both "Footloose" and "Rock of Ages." But it was the Nicholas Sparks' flick "Safe Haven," co-starring Josh Duhamel, that allowed her the ...
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7 Celebrity Face Swaps That'll Definitely Give You Nightmares
Huffington Post - 12 months
A hot new trend is sweeping the nation and haunting our dreams: face swapping. As if technology wasn't scary enough, Snapchat decided to curse us with the ability to see what our faces would look like on someone else. And people can't get enough of it. Now beautiful celebrities are jumping in on the trend, and the results are chilling ... in a super funny kind of way. Here are 7 celebrity face swaps that'll give you nightmares: 1. Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez. @vanessahudgens -just awful A video posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Apr 8, 2016 at 10:38pm PDT It just goes to show you that celebs are normal just like everyone and -- OH MY GOD! 2.  Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian. We're just going to leave @kourtneykardash and @ScottDisick's face swap pic here for you to start your Monday with: pic.twitter.com/hIYsvE1Rix — Kardashians on E! (@KUWTK) March 21, 2016 WOW. Please, just no. 3. Ryan Seacrest a ...
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Which star is leaving 'Dancing'?
CNN - about 1 year
"Dancing With the Stars" judge Julianne Hough won't be returning to the show when season 22 of the reality dance competition premieres March 21.
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The Tragic Flaw of 'Grease: Live'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
After watching Fox's Grease: Live on Sunday night, I would like to send a message to any cast member of the production if they ever stumble across this blog. It wasn't your fault. I saw the payoff of all the time and energy you put in. You're tremendously talented. The singing and dancing was as good as it gets. The fact that I didn't like the overall presentation isn't your responsibility in the least. The fault for the complete blunder that was Grease: Live rests solely with the producers, and for one reason only: the completely bone-headed decision to include, and outright remake, scenes from the 1978 movie. This interpretation couldn't decide if it wanted to be a broadcast of a live stage show, or a shot-for-shot remake of a movie. I was 8 years old when Grease was first in theaters. The movie holds a magical place in my heart and soul like most movies I saw around the time I was that age do. So, it would be super easy for me to sit here, be a complete bitch and say ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Julianne Hough
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 27
    Hough portrayed the role of Sandy Young for Fox's live television presentation of the musical Grease on January 31, 2016.
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    In 2016, she played Sandy in the live Fox television production of Grease.
    More Details Hide Details Hough was born in Orem, Utah, the youngest of five children in a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) family. Her parents are Marianne and Bruce Hough, who was twice chairman of the Utah Republican Party. Her brother, Derek Hough, is also a professional dancer. She also has three older sisters, Sharee, Marabeth, and Katherine. All four of Hough's grandparents were dancers. She is also a second cousin of musicians Riker, Rydel, Rocky and Ross Lynch from R5.
  • 2015
    Age 26
    Along with her brother Derek Hough (who is a six-time winner of the dancing show) and Tessandra Chavez, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 25
    On September 2014, she returned as the show's permanent fourth judge.
    More Details Hide Details Hough's first country music single "Will You Dance With Me" was released to iTunes and Wal-Mart in May 2007 to raise money for the American Red Cross. The song placed at No. 100 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. She later signed with Universal Music Group Nashville's Mercury Nashville division. Her self-titled debut album was recorded in Nashville and produced by David Malloy, who has worked with Reba McEntire, Eddie Rabbitt, among others. Hough's album, which met with mixed reviews, debuted at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart on May 31, and also peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Hough's second single, and the first to be released to country radio, was "That Song in My Head".
    In September 2014, Hough joined Dancing with the Stars as a permanent fourth judge.
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    In February 2014, it was revealed that she began dating NHL professional hockey player Brooks Laich, of the Toronto Maple Leafs, formerly the Washington Capitals, in December 2013. The couple announced their engagement on August 18, 2015.
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  • 2013
    Age 24
    Hough also starred in the comedy-drama Paradise as Lamb Mannerhelm, which was released on October 18, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details She played alongside Russell Brand.
  • 2012
    Age 23
    In 2012, she filmed her starring role opposite Josh Duhamel in the romantic drama Safe Haven, based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, which was released on February 14, 2013.
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    Hough played the role of Sherrie Christian in the 2012 film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, alongside Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige.
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  • 2011
    Age 22
    Hough's first leading role was as Ariel Moore in the 2011 remake of the Paramount film Footloose, opposite Kenny Wormald as Ren McCormack.
    More Details Hide Details Filming began in September 2010. The film was released on October 14, 2011.
  • 2010
    Age 21
    Hough released a single, "Is That So Wrong", to country radio on June 21, 2010.
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    Hough dated Ryan Seacrest from April 2010 to March 2013.
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    Hough appears in the 2010 musical Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.
    More Details Hide Details In the film, which chronicles a small-town girl (Aguilera) who finds success at a Los Angeles burlesque club, Hough plays a dancer named Georgia.
  • 2009
    Age 20
    Hough won the Top New Artist award at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Hough did not get the chance to write on her first record because the whole process was so quick. For her next record, she plans to write more.
    Hough, LeAnn Rimes, Jessica Simpson, and Kellie Pickler announced the 2009 Academy of Country Music Award nominees in February 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Hough was nominated for the Top New Female Vocalist award, a fan voted award, which she subsequently won.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2008
    Age 19
    Hough performed her second single "My Hallelujah Song" on Dancing With the Stars on November 18, 2008, with her brother, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Lacey Schwimmer dancing.
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    Hough appeared in a Juicy Fruit commercial in the fall of 2008, and released an EP of Christmas music called Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection.
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    Hough joined Brad Paisley's 2008 Tour, along with Jewel and Chuck Wicks.
    More Details Hide Details Hough, Paisley and Willie Nelson appeared in the video for the Snoop Dogg song "My Medicine".
    Hough dated fellow country singer Chuck Wicks from August 2008 to November 2009; when the two had a mutual break-up, it inspired Hough's song "Is That So Wrong".
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    On November 20, 2008, Hough told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show she would not be returning to Dancing with the Stars, for the foreseeable future, in order to further her music career.
    More Details Hide Details However, she did return for season eight, partnering with boyfriend at the time, country singer Chuck Wicks. They were voted off in week eight of the competition and came in sixth place. On October 11, 2011, Hough returned to Dancing with the Stars and danced with her Footloose co-star Kenny Wormald twice, as well as her brother. She returned again on May 15, 2012 in a dance performance to promote her film Rock of Ages. On October 7, 2013, she was guest judge in place of Len Goodman, which was the first time a former pro dancer came back to judge.
    She felt abdominal pains during their jitterbug performance on October 27, 2008 and was immediately rushed to a hospital following the encore performance.
    More Details Hide Details She subsequently had surgery to have her appendix removed, causing her to miss several performances; Edyta Śliwińska stood in for her. Hough returned to the show, although the pair were ultimately eliminated in the Semifinals Competition. She appeared on the November 12 results show dancing the jive to "Great Balls of Fire" with her brother for the "Design-A-Dance" contest.
    On August 25, 2008, the cast of season seven was announced, and Hough was partnered with Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley.
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    In July 2008, Hough was nominated at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of "Outstanding Choreography" for her Mambo "Para Los Rumberos" (performed with partner Hélio Castroneves) on Dancing with the Stars.
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  • 2007
    Age 18
    On November 27, 2007, Hough and her partner, three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Hélio Castroneves, became the winners of season five.
    More Details Hide Details Hough returned for season six with radio host/comedian Adam Carolla, but they were eliminated in week four.
  • 2006
    Age 17
    Hough was one of the Million Dollar Dancers in the 2006 ABC game show called Show Me the Money.
    More Details Hide Details She won the season four of the U.S. edition of Dancing with the Stars with her partner Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater Apolo Ohno, making Hough the youngest professional dancer to win on the program.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1999
    Age 10
    Hough's formal training began at the Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem, where she danced with Josh Murillo, among others, in Latin Ballroom; she began dancing competitively at nine. In 1999, when she was 10, her divorcing parents sent her and brother Derek to London to live and study with their coaches, Corky and Shirley Ballas.
    More Details Hide Details The Ballases helped tutor the two Hough children alongside their own son, Mark. Following in Derek's footsteps, she joined him at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts when a slot opened up at that school. They received training in song, theatre, gymnastics and many forms of dance, including jazz, ballet, and tap. The three children formed their own pop music trio 2B1G ("2 Boys, 1 Girl") when Hough was 12, performed at dance competitions in the UK and the U.S., and showcased in a UK television show. 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. She left London that year, after having been "abused, mentally, physically, everything," she said, a situation that escalated "when I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl.... I was told if I ever went back to the United States, three things were going to happen. One: I was going to amount to nothing. Two: I was going to work at Whataburger. And three: I was going to end up a slut. So, it was like, I can't go back. I have to be this person." After returning to the U.S., she attended the Las Vegas Academy and Alta High School.
  • 1988
    Born
    Born on July 20, 1988.
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