After years of tirelessly working on films, Utah-native actress, Julianne Hough shifted her attention to dancing. She has won ABC’s Dancing with the Stars twice and was nominated in the 5th season of the show for the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy award. This was in 2007 and the award was for Outstanding Choreography.
Apart from pro dancing which comes with jam-packed training sessions and consecutive performance schedules, the Holywood star is also making a mark as a singer and has released an album of country songs. This article takes us through her journey to the limelight since 2001.
Julianne Hough Brother and Family
Julianne was born Julianne Alexandra Hough on July 20 and in the year 1988. She grew up in Orem Utah along with her four siblings being the youngest of them. Her father Bruce has chaired the Utah Republican Party twice. However, information about the career of her mother, Marianne seems to be scarce. Hough attended a dance school in London and the US Las Vegas Academy.
The marriage of Hough’s parents produced five children. She is the last of the children and has three big sisters ( Sharee, Maribeth, and Katherine). Her only brother is Derek Hough, a pro dancer and her partner in the dance show Move Live On Tour. The two organized the show in 2014 and it took place in 40 cities of the USA.
The Hollywood beauty comes from a dance-loving family. All of her grandparents (both maternal and paternal) were passionate dancers and ballroom professionally. Her parents also went through the same lane in college, Idaho. More interestingly, her grandmother was sister to the grandmom of Riker, Rydel, and Ross Lynch from R5 – which makes her a second cousin to them.
Hough loved dancing as a child. She and her brother started quite early to hone their dancing skills enrolling at Italia Conti Academy Theatre Arts after their parting parents sent them to London to stay with their dance coaches. In London, the duo got trained in different types of dance including ballet, and jazz. They also got trained in songs, theatre, and gymnastics. At age 15, Julianne became a dance force and won International Latin Youth Champion. She also won Junior World Latin Competition at the Blackpool Dance Festival. But this was only the beginning of her success.
In 2006, after moving back to the US from the UK, Julianne started her dancing career professionally. Prior to this time, she had already featured in some films including Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Burlesque, among others. Her breakthrough came when she won the fourth season of Dancing with the stars and became the youngest pro dancer to win the dance competition. She won again the next season while tagged along Helio Castroneves. The win earned her an Emmy Awards’ nomination for Oustanding Choreography. She has participated either as a judge or guest-judge in the last nine seasons of Dancing with the Stars.
Also as a singer, Hough has made some significant achievements. Her debut album released in 2008 charted number three on the US Billboard 200. On top of that, the star is not relenting on the TV circle. She has 7 big film credits since her debut in 2001. Some of her notable films include Rock of Ages, Safe Haven, and Footloose. Her various talents have equally won her numerous awards including Primetime Emmy Award and Teen Choice Award.
Her Net Worth
Julianne Hough has made enough money from her multiple talents. She enjoys life in a beautiful villa in Las Vegas that costs $2 million and also rides in a G-class SUV Mercedez estimated at $38,000. This standard of life doesn’t seem too luxurious for a woman whose net worth is estimated at $7 million.
Is She Married, Who’s Her Husband?
Julianne has been dating successful and famous men, at least for her relationship history we know. First was fellow country singer Chuck Wicks whom she dated for nearly one year. After the two broke up mutually, Hough and radio personality, Ryan Seacrest began dating. Their affair started in 2010 but crumbled in 2013.
Months after their split, speculations began spreading that professional hockey player Brooks Laich had been dating the blonde-haired actress since 2013. In 2015, they made public their engagement and in an elegant outdoor event, the duo wedded in 2017. They recently celebrated their first anniversary.
Julianne Hough’s Body Measurements
Julianne is one of the most beautiful dancers in the US and her enthusiasm about fitness seems to have a hand in her good looks. Luckily, her husband is equally as passionate as she is about fitness, so the two work together to keep themselves in shape. Her go-to workout routines include dancing, biceps burn, scorpion, twisted row, feisty fighting, among others. So if you’ve been looking for the secret of her impressive toned, thin and fit body, now you have it.
Her body measures 34, 24, and 34 inches respectively for her bust, waist, and hips. She weighs 54 kg (119 pounds) and is 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) tall. Julianne Hough wears US size 4 dress or 36 (EU) and 8 (UK). Her shoe size is 6.5 (US).