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Julianne Hough
Date of BirthJuly 20, 1988 (1988-07-20) (aged 31)
Place of Birth
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, USA
The country
  • USA
Occupationactress, musician, singer, choreographer, movie actress, television actress, dancer
SpouseBrooks like
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Julianne was born in the small town of Orem, a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. There is a brother Derek and three sisters - Sheri, Marebeth and Katherine.

She lived in London for some time, after which she returned to the United States, where she lived with her mother in Las Vegas for a year, and then returned to Utah, to her father. After a while, she moved to Los Angeles.

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The early years, childhood and the family of Julianne Hough

Julianne Alexandra Hough was born on July 20, 1988 in Orem, near Utah's Salt Lake City. She became the fifth, youngest child in the family of Marianne and Bruce Hough, she has three sisters Catherine, Marebeth and Sheri, as well as brother Derek. The Half Family is a member of the Mormon Church. Father was the chairman of the Republican Party of Utah. Both grandmothers and both grandfathers of Julianne were dancers, like brother Derek. She decided to continue the family dynasty and from childhood began to engage in Latin American dances in the Orem art studio.

When Julianne was ten years old, her parents divorced, and then sent her with her brother to London, where they continued to study dancing under the guidance of coaches Corky and Shirley Ballas. Then, together with his brother, they entered the Italia Conti Theater Academy. There they studied singing, played in the theater, did gymnastics and many types of dances, including jazz, ballet and tap dance. At the age of 12, Julianne began performing at dance competitions in the UK and the USA, and at the age of 15 she became the youngest winner of the international youth championship in Latin American dances at the festival in the city of Blackpool (Blackpool Dance Festival). Then Hough left London.

Julianne Hough Dance Career

Julianne Hough took part in the American version of the TV show "Dancing with the Stars" paired with Olympic champion in speed skating Apolo Anton Ono, she won in the fourth season of the show. November 27, 2007 won the fifth season with race car driver Helio Castroneves. In the sixth season, Half participated with comedian Adam Carroll, but they were expelled in the fourth week.

In July 2008, Hough was nominated for an Emmy Prime in the Outstanding Choreography category for Mambo’s Para Los Rumberos dance, performed with Helio Castroneves. In the seventh season of the show, Half took part with actor Cody Linley. On October 27, 2008, while performing a Jitterbag dance, Julianne felt pain in her stomach and was immediately taken to hospital. Subsequently, she underwent an operation to remove appendicitis, because of this she had to miss several performances. She later returned to the show, but in the semifinals the couple was eliminated.

On November 12th, Hough and her brother Derek performed the Jive dance in the dance show "Big Fireballs." On November 20, on the air of the Ryan Cycrist radio show, Julianne announced that she was no longer going to participate in the Dancing with the Stars project and would devote herself to her musical career. However, she still took part in the eighth season with her then boyfriend - country singer Chuck Weeks. They joined the show in the eighth week of the competition and took sixth place.

On October 11, 2011, Half returned to the show Dancing with the Stars, she danced with her brother and her partner in the movie Free, Kenny Wormold. On May 15, 2012, she again took part in a dance performance to promote her film “Rock for Ages.”

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Julianne hough

Julianne Hough is the main character of the American melodrama Quiet Harbor, a member of the musical Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguillera, a professional country singer, dancer and one of the sexiest women in the world in 2008. Her talent and beauty is of interest to many fans of dance and music. She began her career in cinema from the age of 12, when she starred in the episodic role of the now famous fairy tale about Harry Potter. Passion for dancing began even earlier. Today, Julianne is popular as a dancer, and as an actress, and as a singer.

Music career

The first country-style single “Will You Dance With Me” was released by iTunes and Wal-Mart in May 2007, and the proceeds from the sales were transferred to the American Red Cross. This single later entered the Billboard Pop 100, after which an agreement was signed with Universal Music Group Nashville.

The singer's debut album, “Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Hol>, released in 2008, climbed to number 3 on the Billboard 200.

January 15, 2009 - the first recital in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Childhood and youth

Julianne was born in the small town of Orem, which is a suburb of Utah's capital. Father Bruce Hough was the chairman of the Republican Party. Mom Marianne was engaged in housekeeping and raising children, of whom she had five. Julianne is the youngest.

Big brother Derek also became a professional dancer and performed on the show “Dancing with the Stars”. The girl also had three sisters - Sheri, Marybeth and Katherine. The family belonged to Latter-day Saints and observed the traditions and rituals of Mormons.

Since both grandmothers and both grandfathers of Julianne were ballroom dancers, all the children of the family necessarily went through a dance school. Little Jule began to study at a performing arts studio in her hometown, and soon she was already competing in the Latin American program.

Dance of Julianne Hough and her brother Derek

When the girl was 10 years old, her parents divorced. Julianne and Derek left for London to continue their dance training with renowned educators Corky and Shirley Ballas. In England, brother and sister made friends with the son of their teachers Mark and created their own musical trio “2B1G”, which stands for “2 boys and 1 girl”.

The team performed at several television competitions and intermissions at dance championships. In England, Hough attended the Academy of Theater Arts, where she first came into contact with the profession of an actress.

When the girl turned 15 years old, she became the youngest ever winner of the international dance championship in Blackpool in two categories at once - among juniors and among youth.

After this success, Julianne suddenly felt exhausted. She was homesick, so she quit her career as a professional dancer and moved to Las Vegas, where her mother lived then. There, Hough studied at a senior comprehensive school for a year, after which she left for Utah to her father and graduated there.


For the first time on television, Julianne Hough appeared in 2006 in the entertainment show "Show me the money." And the following year she was invited to the 4th season of the popular television project "Dancing with the Stars." Julianna's partner was Olympic champion in speed skating Apolo Anton Ono. As a result of the program, the couple took 1st place.

Dancing with the Stars show - Julianne Hough and Apolo Anton Ono

Julianne repeated this success the following season, when she danced with Brazilian race car driver Elio Castronevez. The girl participated in 5 seasons of the project "Dancing with the Stars." In 2009, her partner was American comedian Adam Carolla, and a year later, musician and actor Cody Linley. After that, Hough planned to leave the project, but did not abandon the 8th season, where she performed with country singer Chuck Weeks.

This was the last performance of the artist as a contestant. Later, she returned as a guest star and performed at gala concerts, including with her brother Half danced a jive to the legendary song “Great Balls of Fire”. Since September 2014, Julianne has become an additional 4th judge on the show.


In cinema, Julianne Hough tried herself at the age of 13, when she lived in London. The girl appeared in the filming of the 1st part of the famous fantasy "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." In the credits, she appears as "the student of Hogwarts."

Julianne Hough (frame from the movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone")

The second point in the filmography was the striking musical “Burlesque” with Christina Aguilera and Cher in the lead roles, which was released in 2010. The actress not only played the singer of the neo-burlesque club of Georgia, but she also sang in the film. True, her recordings were not included in the soundtrack.

Another musical project is the adaptation of the Broadway production of "Rock for Ages." The partners in the film were Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and the film turned out to be light, naive and romantic in a good way. In the soundtrack, Julianne Hough performed 12 of 20 songs.

Julianne Hough (frame from the movie Burlesque)

The painting "Free" is also on the theme of music. The actress in the company of Dennis Quaid, Miles Teller and Andy MacDowell recreated the events that happened in Elmore City, Oklahoma. In this city, until the beginning of the 80s, public dancing was under the strictest ban.

The local church and residents were categorically opposed for religious reasons, considering such entertainment immoral. The situation was changed by the graduates of the school, who organized a holiday that was remembered for a lifetime. Even now, in Elmore, they celebrate the anniversary of the lifting of the ban on dancing, hold parades, competitions, try to coincide with this day the meeting of classmates.

Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel (frame from the movie “Silent Harbor”)

However, the actress starred not only in musical films. On her account is the melodrama "Quiet Harbor" based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. Here, Hough embodied the image of a woman suffering from cruelty of a husband named Katie Feldman, who runs away from home and, under a different personality, tries to start life anew. The main idea of ​​the film was the postulate:

“Your past is not as important as your efforts for the future.”

In the comedy drama "The Lamb of God", Julianne has the main role - a woman who has lost faith in the Almighty. The heroine decides to no longer restrain her desires and goes to Las Vegas, which he considers a place of debauchery, a lot of money and complete freedom. On the way with her, an internal metamorphosis occurs, an awareness of the incorrectness of certain acts comes, faith returns.

Octavia Spencer and Julianne Hough (frame from the film “The Lamb of God”)

The character Hough in the horror film "Curved Line" is a young bride who became a prisoner of a maniac on the way to her own wedding. The girl almost loses her leg, saves her own life and the life of a little girl, tries to kill the pursuer as well. But the ending of the tape is such that the viewer is not completely sure if she succeeded. Julianna's screen sister was played by Australian actress Penelope Mitchell, star of the series The Vampire Diaries.

The comedy "Grandfather of easy virtue" brought the actress a nomination for Golden Raspberry for a supporting role. From devastating criticism, the picture of a lover of a bachelor lifestyle was not saved by the participation of Dermot Mulroney, Robert De Niro and Zac Efron.

Personal life

In the summer of 2008, Julianne began an affair with country singer Chuck Weeks, for the sake of whom she remained for another season in the project "Dancing with the Stars." Relations lasted a little over a year. Half later, for 3 years, met with TV presenter Ryan Seacrest, but in March 2013 the couple broke up.

Star way

Julianne began her career in show business precisely as a dancer: she became popular thanks to the show “Dancing with the Stars”, where she made a pair of skater Apolo Anton Ono, and later actor Cody Linley. Apparently, connections with the artists on the site inspired the girl to do what she also did well - music. Her debut country music album Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection has sold over a million copies.

“By the age of 18 I wanted to become a professional dancer - and the project“ Dancing with the Stars ”happened. At 19 I had to sing - and it was then that my first album came out. And by 22 I dreamed of being a famous actress ... " - In an interview with Cosmopolitan Hough laid out the perfect business plan, which was realized in her fate without errors.

At 20, Julianne, though not very active, but began to act in films. Her journey to the big screen began with magic: Hough played one of the students at the Hogwarts School of Magic and Wizardry in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2001. True, the role of the actress got small and she is not indicated in the credits, and then there was a ten-year break. But in 2013, after working in the films Burlesque and Rock for Ages, Julianne got the main role in the drama Quiet Harbor.

Film career Julianne Hough, filmography

The first acting work of Julianne Hough was the film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in 2001. She appeared in the role of the Hogwarts schoolgirl and is not listed in the credits.

The next role for Hough was the Georgia dancer in the 2010 musical Burlesque with Cher and Christina Aguilera in the lead roles. She played her first major role - Ariel Moore in the 2011 musical comedy - “Free”. Hough played Sherry Christian in the 2012 film adaptation of Broadway's Rock for Ages, along with Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige. In the same year, the actress starred in the lead role in the drama “Quiet Harbor” based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film was released on February 14, 2013.


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