32 Facts About Julianne Hough


Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, actress, and singer.

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Julianne Hough made her acting debut in the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but played her first major role in the 2010 film Burlesque, which was followed by leading roles as Ariel in Footloose, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, and Katie in Safe Haven.

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Julianne Hough's served as a judge on America's Got Talent for its 14th season.

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Julianne Hough was born in Orem, Utah, the youngest of five children in a Mormon family.

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Julianne Hough's has three older sisters: Sharee, Marabeth and Katherine.

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Julianne Hough's is a second cousin of musicians Riker, Rydel, Rocky and Ross Lynch from R5, their maternal grandmothers being sisters.

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When Julianne Hough was 12, the three children formed their own pop music trio 2B1G .

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At 15, Julianne Hough became the youngest dancer, and the only American, to win both Junior World Latin Champion and International Latin Youth Champion at the Blackpool Dance Festival.

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Julianne Hough was one of the Million Dollar Dancers in the 2006 ABC game show called Show Me the Money.

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Julianne Hough's won season four of the U S edition of Dancing with the Stars with her partner, Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater Apolo Ohno, making Hough the youngest professional dancer to win on the program.

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In July 2008, Julianne Hough was nominated at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of "Outstanding Choreography" for her mambo "Para Los Rumberos" on Dancing with the Stars.

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Julianne Hough's subsequently had surgery to have her appendix removed, causing her to miss several performances; Edyta Sliwinska stood in for her.

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Julianne Hough returned to the show, although the pair was ultimately eliminated in the semifinals competition.

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Julianne Hough's announced that, in order to further her music career, she would not be returning to Dancing with the Stars for the foreseeable future.

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Julianne Hough's returned to the show as a guest judge in 2021, filing in for her brother Derek.

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Julianne Hough's later signed with Universal Music Group Nashville's Mercury Nashville division.

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Julianne Hough joined Brad Paisley's 2008 Tour, along with Jewel and Chuck Wicks.

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Julianne Hough was nominated for the Top New Female Vocalist award, a fan-voted award, which she subsequently won.

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Julianne Hough's first acting role was in the 2001 feature film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, in an uncredited role as a "Hogwarts schoolgirl".

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Julianne Hough's appeared in the 2010 musical Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.

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Julianne Hough's first leading role was as Ariel Moore in the 2011 remake of the Paramount film Footloose, opposite Kenny Wormald as Ren McCormack.

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Julianne Hough played the role of Sherrie Christian in the 2012 film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, alongside Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Malin Akerman.

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Julianne Hough's starred alongside Russell Brand, who had previously co-starred with Hough in Rock of Ages.

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Julianne Hough starred as protagonist Mallory Rutledge in the 2015 thriller film Curve opposite Teddy Sears.

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The Julianne Hough siblings introduced performances by Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson.

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Julianne Hough made her Broadway debut as Dusty in Selina Fillinger's comedic play POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive.

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Julianne Hough hosted the first hour of the 75th Tony Awards alongside Darren Criss which was aired on Paramount+.

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Julianne Hough's presented Best Book of a Musical on the main telecast which aired on CBS.

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In October 2013, Julianne Hough told the New York Post that although she was no longer a practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she was glad that she was raised in the church.

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Julianne Hough dated fellow country singer Chuck Wicks from August 2008 to November 2009; when the two had a mutual break-up, it inspired Julianne Hough's song "Is That So Wrong".

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Julianne Hough attracted controversy in October 2013 when she donned blackface as part of a Halloween costume depicting Uzo Aduba's character Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren from the Netflix comedy-drama Orange Is the New Black.

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Julianne Hough has been diagnosed with endometriosis since 2008, and went public with it to help de-stigmatize the conditions surrounding the disease.

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