Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography in season five of the show. 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. She is also cousin to Riker, Rydel, Rocky and Ross Lynch from R5. Hough’s first acting role was in 2001’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in which she appeared in an uncredited role as a “Hogwarts schoolgirl”. She appeared in the 2010 musical Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. 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. Her first leading acting role was in the 2011 film remake of Footloose. In September 2014, Hough joined Dancing with the Stars as a permanent fourth judge.
Name: Julianne Alexandra Hough
Date of Birth: July 20, 1988
Place of Birth: Sandy, UT
Place of Residence:Los Angeles, CA
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Education: Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Height: 5’3″ / 160 cm
Weight: 119 lbs / 54 kg
Shoe size: 7.5 / 38 (EU)
Dress size: 4 (US)
Bra size: 32B
Measurements: 34-24-34 in / 87-61-87 cm
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
- Mark Ballas (1999-2004)
- Zach Wilson (2005-2007)
- Chuck Wicks (2008-2009)
- Ryan Seacrest (2010-2013)
- Ari Sandel (2013)
- Brooks Laich (2013-present, engaged since August 18, 2015)
Awards and Honors:
- 2009 – Academy of Country Music Award
- 2011 – ShoWest Award
- 2015 – Primetime Emmy
- Primetime Emmy Nomination (several times)
- Teen Choice Award Nomination (several times)
- Maxim’s Hot 100
Hobbies and Interests: Snowboarding, Skydiving
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Cheesy pizza
Favorite Perfume: Gucci Flora by Gucci
Favorite Book: The Scarlett Letter
Favorite Sports: Basketball, Water Skiing
Favorite Movie: A Walk To Remember
Favorite TV Show: The Simpson, Friends
- In the past, she also made her own group “2B1G” (2 boys, 1 girl) with her brother Derek and one other guy. She was 12 at that time.
- During 2012 United States presidential election, Julianne supported Mitt Romney, who lost to Barack Obama.
- On October 28, 2008, she had to undergo an appendix operation.
- She is obsessed with her two dogs of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels breed, named, Lexi and Harley.
- Julianne helped to choreograph Gwen Stefani’s Wind It Up music video.
- One of her idols is Dolly Parton.
- She does not drink or smoke.
- She began dancing competitively at nine.
- She was one of the Million Dollar Dancers in the 2006 ABC game show called Show Me the Money.
- She appeared in a Juicy Fruit commercial in the fall of 2008.
- All four of Hough’s grandparents were dancers.