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Julianne Hough
Julianne S24 Finale.jpg
Dancer Profile
Birth Date 20 July 1988 (1988-07-20) (age 34)
Hometown Orem, Utah

Partner(s) Professional
4: Apolo Anton Ohno (1st)
5: Hélio Castroneves (1st)
6: Adam Carolla (9th)
7: Cody Linley (4th)
8: Chuck Wicks (6th)
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Julianne Alexandra Hough was a professional dancer and a judge in Dancing with the Stars.

Biography

Retrieved from abc.com
Julianne Hough is known to audiences around the world for her success in the worlds of film, television and music. She became a household name as a two-time professional champion in ABC's top-rated Dancing with the Stars before making a seamless transition into music and film.

Julianne starred opposite Josh Duhamel in Nicholas Sparks' Safe Haven, directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Her other film credits also include Diablo Cody's Paradise with Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer; Rock of Ages with Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Mary J. Blige; the 2011 remake of the classic movie musical, Footloose, and Burlesque, working alongside Cher, Christina Aguilera, and Kristen Bell.

This summer, Julianne and her brother, Derek, headlined their own all-new dance production, Move Live on Tour, which sold out theaters across North America. The pair also recently announced plans to develop Blackpool, an original series for Starz set in the world of international competitive ballroom dancing.

Julianne got her start with Dancing with the Stars as a company dancer before joining the cast in the show's fourth season, where she would go on to win the trophy with two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner Apolo Anton Ohno and Indy race champion Hélio Castroneves, earning Emmy® nominations in 2008 and 2009 for her choreography.

Her self-titled debut album hit the Billboard Country charts at #1 and her first two singles from the album soared up the country charts and she earned her first two 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards for Top New Female Vocalist and Top New Artist. She has released two top-selling fitness DVDs, Cardio Ballroom and Just Dance! She created her own shoe line, Julianne Hough for Sole Society and is an international spokesperson for Proactiv.

In addition to her performing career, Julianne is involved with the Kind Campaign, which empowers and encourages girls to be confident, beautiful women and to eradicate girls against girl bullying.

Dancing with the Stars 4

Julianne was partnered with Apolo Anton Ohno. Placed 1st.

Scores

Week Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Let's Hear It for the Boy" 7 7 7 No elimination
2 Quickstep/ "Two Hearts" 8 9 9 Safe
3 Jive/ "You Never Can Tell" 7 8 8 Safe
4 Waltz/ "If You Don't Know Me by Now" 9 8 9 Safe
5 Samba/ "I Like to Move It" 10 10 10 Safe
6 Rumba/ "Cool"
Swing/"Rock This Town"
9
N/A
9
N/A
10
N/A
Safe
7 Foxtrot/ "Steppin' Out with My Baby"
Mambo/ "Dr. Beat"
9
9
8
9
9
10
Safe
8 Tango/ "Jessie's Girl"
Paso Doble/ "Carnaval de Paris"
10
10
8
10
10
10
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Quickstep/ "Mr. Pinstripe Suit"
Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Push It"
10
10
10
9
10
10
Bottom 2
10
Finals
Rumba/ "Midnight Train to Georgia"
Freestyle/ "Bust a Move"
Paso Doble/ "Carnaval de Paris"
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
Winner

Performances

Dancing with the Stars 5

Julianne was partnered with Hélio Castroneves. Placed 1st.

Scores

Week Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/ "Bewitched theme" 8 9 8 Safe
2 Mambo/ "Para Los Rumberos" 9 9 9 Safe
3 Jive/ "Kids in America" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz/ "Iris" 9 9 9 Safe
5 Rumba/ "Apologize" 8 7 8 Safe
6 Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Get Up Offa That Thing"
Rock 'n' Roll/ "Rockin' Robin"
9
N/A
10
N/A
9
N/A
Safe
7 Tango/ "Jean Genie"
Samba/ "Candela"
9
9
8
9
8
9
Safe
8 Paso Doble/ "Amparito Roco"
Quickstep/ "Hey Pachuco"
9
10
9
10
9
10
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Foxtrot/ "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?"
Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Love Rollercoaster"
10
10
10
10
10
10
Last to be called safe
10
Finals
Jive/ "Let's Twist Again"
Freestyle/ "Land of a Thousand Dances"
Quickstep/ "Hey Pachuco"
8
9
10
8
10
10
9
10
10
Winner

Dancing with the Stars 6

Julianne was partnered with Adam Carolla. Placed 9th.

Scores

Week Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/ "Mellow Yellow" 5 5 5 N/A
2 Mambo/ "House of Bamboo" 6 7 6 Safe
3 Tango/ "I Can't Tell a Waltz from a Tango" 7 7 7 Safe
4 Paso Doble/ "Plaza of Execution" 6 7 6 Eliminated

Dancing with the Stars 7

Julianne was partnered with Cody Linley. Placed 4th.

Scores

Week Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Tilt Ya Head Back" 6 6 6 Safe
1 Quickstep/ "I Want You to Want Me" 8 7 8 Safe
2 Rumba/ "Bleeding Love" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Jive/ "Call Me the Breeze" 7 7 7 Safe
4 Tango/ "Bohemian Like You" 7 8 8 Safe
5 Jitterbug/ "Big Time Operator" 10 9 9 Safe
6 Samba/ "Whine Up"
Old school Hip-hop/ "It Takes Two"
8
No
8*
scores
7
given
Safe
7 Viennese Waltz/ "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"
Team Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Mercy"
Replaced by Edyta Śliwińska
8
6
7
7
7
7
Last to be called safe
8 Foxtrot/ "Call Me Irresponsible"
Mambo/ "My Way"
Replaced by Edyta Śliwińska
8
8
8
8
8
8
Last to be called safe
9
Semi-finals
Paso Doble/ "Le Disko"
Salsa/ "Juventud del Presente"
8
8
7
8
7
8
Eliminated (4th place)
  • Weeks 7 and 8, Julianne was recovering from surgery. Linley danced with Edyta Śliwińska during this time.
  • Score was awarded by stand in judge Michael Flatley.

Dancing with the Stars 8

Julianne was partnered with Chuck Wicks. Placed 6th.

Scores

Week Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Waltz/"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" 6 7 7 No elimination
2 Salsa/"Say Hey (I Love You)" 6 7 7 Safe
3 Foxtrot/"All I Want To Do" 8 7 8 Safe
4 Lindy Hop/"Summertime Blues" 8 7 7 Safe
5 Viennese Waltz/"Feels Like Today" 7 8 8 Safe
6 Rumba/"She Will Be Loved" 8 7 8 Safe
7 Samba/"Balla, Balla"
1960s group dance/"The Clapping Song"
9
No
9
scores
9
given
Safe
8 Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Outta Love"
Team Mambo/ "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
9
8
9
8
8
9
Eliminated

Trivia

  • Julianne is the younger sister of pro dancer Derek Hough.
  • Julianne is the second cousin of season 20 contestant Riker Lynch.
  • She was the youngest pro to ever win the Mirrorball Trophy at age eighteen.
  • She later returned as a judge on the show.
  • Julianne dated fellow country singer Chuck Wicks from August 2008 to November 2009. She was his partner on season 8. He inspired her song "Is That So Wrong".
  • She dated Ryan Seacrest from April 2010 to March 2013.
  • She began dating NHL professional hockey player Brooks Laich in 2013.
    • On 19 August 2015, Julianne announced their engagement.
    • They were married 8 July 2017 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
    • On 29 May 2020, they announced their separation.
    • They later attempted a reconciliation.
    • Julianne filed for divorce on 2 November 2020.
  • Julianne supported Mitt Romney in the 2012 United States presidential election.
  • She is good friends with fellow actress Nina Dobrev.
  • Julianne was a new judge on America's Got Talent alongside Gabrielle Union in 2019.
    • She and Gabrielle replaced Heidi Klum and Mel B, then were themselves replaced by Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara in 2020.
  • Both of her dogs, Lexi (b. 21 July 2008) and Harley (b. 28 March 2011), died on 28 September 2019.

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