Julianne Hough is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for her time on ABC’s reality show Dancing With The Stars, which she has won twice; her brother Derek, who is also on Dancing With The Stars, has won the show six times. For the show’s fifth season, she was nominated for a 2007 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Choreography.
Julianne first made a name for herself in acting when she appeared in the 2011 remake of the cult dance film Footloose.
In an unusual case for a remake, the film was praised by critics and compared positively with the original. In 2014 she returned to Dancing With The Stars as a juror. In 2015 she won the Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding choreography together with her brother and Tessandra Chavez.
Julianne starred as Sandy in the live television version of the iconic film Grease, which also received positive reviews. She also starred in Rock of Ages opposite Tom Cruise, Dirty Grandpa opposite Zac Efron and Robert DeNiro, Safe Haven opposite Josh Duhamel, Paradise opposite Rusell Brand and Octavia Spencer and Curve opposite Teddy Sears.
Julianne Hough: Biography & Age
The talented performer was born on July 20, 1988, in Orem, Utah. She grew up in a Mormon family. Her father, Bruce Robert Hough, was twice chairman of the Utah Republic Party. She has four older siblings – Sharee, Marabeth, Derek, and Katherine.
She comes from a family of dancers – her older brother is a dancer, and all her grandparents (both maternal and paternal) were also dancers. She is also related to the American actor and musician Ross Lynch and his siblings, fellow musicians Rocky, Rydek, and Riker.
Julianne Hough began her official training as a dancer when she joined the Center Stage Performing Arts Studio of Orem. After that, she started dancing in competitions. After the divorce of her parents, she and her brothers were sent to London to live with and learn from Corky and Shirley Ballas, renowned dance teachers.
Like her brother, she later joined the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, where she was trained in theatre, singing, various forms of dance – tap, ballet, and jazz – and also in gymnastics.
At the age of 15, she was the only American and youngest dancer to win both the International Latin Youth Champion and the Junior World Champion in Latin American Dance at the prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival – a famous annual, internationally recognized ballroom dance competition.
In the same year, she returned to the United States and attended Alta High School and the Las Vegas Academy.
Personal Life: Husband or Boyfriend
Julianne Hough is no longer a single woman. The dancer is married to Brooks Laich, a Canadian ice hockey player. The two have been together since 2013, and in 2015 they are officially engaged. They entered into the bond of marriage in 2017.
Before Brooks Laich, she was with her dance colleague Mark Ballas from 2002 to 2004; from 2005 to 2007 she was also engaged to Zach Wilson, a dance colleague. In 2008, she broke her norm of dating dancers when she entered into a relationship with Chuck Wicks, the musician, but they broke up in 2009.
In 2010 there were rumors that she was dating Dane Cook, the comedian, and Jared Followill of Kings of Leon, but these relationships were never confirmed.
From 2010 to 2013 Julianne was in her most famous relationship – with Ryan Seacrest. They were together for three years before breaking up. For a brief moment in 2013, before meeting Brooks Spawn, she met Ari Sandel – a film director.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
As a dancer, Julianne is known for having a fit, thin, and toned body. Her years of dedication to her craft has given her a body that many people envy. She currently weighs 54kg and is 1.6m tall, her body measurements are 34-24-34 and her dress size is 4 (USA) or 36 (EU) or 8 (UK). For her other measurements, her bra size is 32B, while her shoe size is 7.5.
To maintain her figure, she works with Astrid Swan McGuire, a personal trainer. She also tends to prefer these exercises: strapless SQueeze, fighter, biceps burning, twisted row, scorpion, movements like Jagger, and abdominal muscle training.
Even with all these exercises, her best routine for staying in shape is dancing.
Julianne Hough currently has net assets of $10 million. Although she is relatively new to the industry (she started performing in 2007), she has made some wise career decisions that have secured her considerable net worth. Her net worth is the culmination of her years as a dancer and later as a juror on Dancing With the Stars, her series of successful films, and her product endorsements. One can safely say that this is a rising star.