Julianne Hough is an American dancer, actress and singer. 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. 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. Along with her brother Derek Hough and Tessandra Chavez, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015. In 2016, she played Sandy in the live Fox television production of Grease. In 2019, she joined the hit reality TV series America’s Got Talent as a judge.

Birth Name

Julianne Alexandra Hough




Dancer, Singer, Actress






Mercury Nashville



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Julianne Hough was born on July 20, 1988 in Sandy, Utah, United States.


She is currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign








Hough learned dancing from Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem. She joined Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London.

Family Details

  • Father – Bruce Robert Hough (Served as the Chairman of Utah Republican Party two times)
  • Mother – Marianne
  • Siblings – Sharee Hough (Older Sister), Marabeth Hough (Older Sister), Katherine Hough (Older Sister), Derek Hough (Older Brother) (Professional Dancer)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Julianne Hough has dated –

  • Mark Ballas (2002-2004) – From 2002 until 2004, Hough dated American professional ballroom dancer, Mark Ballas. However, they practically grew together. So, they might have started dating when Julianne was in her teens.
  • Zach Wilson (2005-2007) – From 2005 to 2007, she dated another American dancer, Zach Wilson with whom she engaged also. But, the engagement was called off later.
  • Chuck Wicks (2008-2009) – Musician Chuck and Hough commenced dating in October of 2008. They took their relationship public during Dancing With the Stars show. The duo even discussed their marriage possibility. The relationship broke in November 2009.
  • Jared Followill (2010) – Kings of Leon’s bassist, Jared Followill was RUMORed to be dating her in 2010.
  • Dane Cook (2010) – American stand-up comedian and actor, Dane Cook was RUMORed to be dating her nearing March 2010.
  • Ryan Seacrest (2010-2013) – From April 2010 until March 2013, American talk show host, Ryan Seacrest dated Hough. March 15, 2013, was the day when it was announced that they have separated.
  • Ari Sandel (2013) – Julianne Hough hooked up with film director, Ari Sandel from August to October 2013.

  • Brooks Laich (2013-Present) – Canadian ice hockey player, Brooks Laich and Julianne commenced dating in December 2013. On August 18, 2015, the couple announced their engagement. He is approx 11 inches taller than her.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 160 cm
  • In meters – 1.60 m


  • In Kilograms –54 kg
  • In Pounds – 119 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-34
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip –  34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

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.

Album Debut

Hough released her debut album titled Julianne Hough on May 20, 2008, via Mercury Nashville Records. The album charted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and it debuted at #1 spot on Billboard Top Country Albums. She was able to sell 490,000 copies in the USA.

Film Debut

Her first role came from the 2001 fantasy film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, where she played the role as Hogwarts schoolgirl. Her role is uncredited.

Television Debut

Julianne’s debut TV show was American dance competition show Dancing with the Stars, where she was a regular choreographer from seasons 4 (from 2007) until 8. She was also appointed as a guest choreographer in season 13 and 14.

Brand Endorsements

Proactiv (Skincare product), Proactiv+, Sole Society (Women’s Shoes, handbags and accessories brand), Fitbit.

Awards & Nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated WorkResult
2008Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the StarsNominated
2009Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the StarsNominated
2011ShoWestFemale Rising Star of 2011N/AWon
2012Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: BreakoutRock of AgesNominated
2015Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Choreography (tie)Dancing with the StarsWon

Julianne Hough Favorites

  • Favorite Perfume – Gucci Flora by Gucci
  • Favorite Food – Cheesy Pizza

Julianne Hough Net worth

Julianne Hough has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Julianne Hough

  • She won the Dancing with the Stars in season 4 and season 5.
  • 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.
  • Hough helped in choreographing the music video for Gwen Stefani‘s 2006 single “Wind It Up”.
  • You can see her at #30 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list of 2008.
  • In October 28, 2008, she had to undergo an appendix operation.
  • During 2012 United States presidential election, Julianne supported Mitt Romney, who lost to Barack Obama.
  • During October 2013 Halloween, she attracted some controversy, when she wore blackface for Halloween party. But, later she apologized for the same on Twitter.
  • She obsessed with her two dogs of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels breed, named, Lexi and Harley.
  • In September 2014, Hough joined Dancing with the Stars as a permanent fourth judge.
  • In 2016, she played Sandy in the live Fox television production of Grease.
  • In 2018, she was cast as Jolene in the episode of the same name from the Netflix anthology series Heartstrings, based on the Dolly Parton song.
  • In February 2019, it was announced that Hough had joined the NBC competition series America’s Got Talent.
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