Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, actress, singer and songwriter. In 2007, she joined ABC's Dancing with the Stars program as a professional dancer, winning two seasons with her famous partners. After leaving the show in 2009, she returned in 2014 to serve as a permanent judge for Dancing with the Stars, a position she held until 2017. For her work in the series, she has received three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Choreography. once in 2015 with brothers Derek Hough and Tessandra Chavez. Hough made his debut in the 2010 film Burlesque, followed by leading roles in Footloose, Rock of Ages and Safe Haven. In 2016, she played the role of Sandy in the live television series Fox produced by Grease. She is also a judge of America's Got Talent for her 2019 season
|Born||Julianne Alexandra Hough, July 20, 1988, Orem, Utah, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts|
|Occupation||Dancer, actress, singer|
|Notable work||Dancing with the Stars|
|Relatives||Derek Hough (brother)|
She rose to prominence as a pro dancer on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, starring in the 2011 film Footloose, and released an award-winning album that debuted at number one on the Billboard Country charts. In the 2016 Fox broadcast of Grease Live!, she played Sandy. She joined America's Got Talent as a judge in 2019.
She won the Junior World Latin Championships when she was 15 years old.
She and Apolo Ohno won season 4 of Dancing With the Stars, and she was nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for outstanding choreography.
Derek Hough, a fellow dancer, is her older brother. She married NHL center Brooks Laich in 2017. From 2010 to 2014, she was in a relationship with Ryan Seacrest. On November 2, 2020, Hough filed for divorce from Laich.
She starred in the 2013 romantic comedy Safe Haven, which was based on Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same name.
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