Julianne Hough Bio, Age, Brother, Husband, Dancing with the Stars, Worth

Dancing with the stars dancer and former judge, Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough Biography

Julianne Hough is a dancer, actress, singer, and songwriter from the United States of America. Julianne is well known for her appearance on “Dancing with the Stars” as a professional dancer and later a judge. As a dancer, she joined the show in 2007 and went on to win for two seasons, 4 and 5, alongside her celebrity partners. She left in 2009 and made a comeback as a judge in 2014 on a permanent contract. She worked as a judge until 2017, leading to several award nominations and one win of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography with her brother Derek Hough and Tessandra Chavez.

Hough has been an actor since 2010, with her first film being Burlesque, followed by leading roles in such productions as Rock of Ages, Footloose, Safe Haven, among others. In 2016, she had a role in the live Fox television production of Greasen as Sandy. Julianne got to also serve as a judge on the year’s America’s Got Talent season.

How old is Julianne Hough? – Age

Born as Julianne Alexandra Hough, the  “Footloose” star is 32 years old as of July 20, 2020. She was born in Orem, Utah, United States in 1988.

Julianne Hough Siblings – Parents/Family

She is the daughter of Marianne Hough and Bruce Hough. Her father served as the chairman of the Utah Republican Party. She has four siblings; three older sisters Marabeth Hough, Sharee Hough, Katherine Hough, and one brother Derek Hough. Derek Hough, her brother is a professional dancer. Her grandparents were dancers. She is the second cousin of musicians Rydel, Rocky, Riker, and Ross Lynch from R5, their maternal grandmothers being sisters. She is from a Christian family.

Actress and singer, Julianne Hough with her husband Brooks Laich
Actress and singer, Julianne Hough with her husband Brooks Laich

Julianne Hough Husband – Wedding

Julianne is the wife of Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played on the National Hockey League (NHL), Brooks Laich. Julianne and Brooks began their relationship around December 2013 as Brooks played for the Washington Capitals, with news of the relationship emerging in February 2014. On August 18, 2015, they announced their engagement and on July 8, 2017, the two got married. In 2020, they had some differences and got separated. Fortunately, the couple reconciled their differences still in 2020 and got back together.


Prior to her relationship with Brooks, Julianne dated Chuck Wicks, a country music singer, from August 2008 to November 2009. From April 2010 to March 2013, Julianne was in a relationship with radio personality, Ryan Seacrest.

Julianne Hough Education

At the Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem, Hough educated. She went to London to live and study with Corky and Shirley Ballas, their coaches. Hough and her brother were trained in music, theater, gymnastics, and many styles of dance, including jazz, ballet, and tap, at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. She attended Las Vegas Academy and Alta High School after moving to the U.S.

Julianne Hough Latter-Day Saint Church (Mormon)

Julianne was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. However, in October 2013, she told the New York Post that she was no longer a practicing member the church but was grateful that she was raised in it.

Julianne Hough Dancing With The Stars

Hough’s journey to joining “Dancing with the Stars” began in 2006 as one of the Million Dollar Dancers in the show “Show Me the Money”. She joined the show in 2007 as a professional dancer and was coupled with Olympic gold medalist speed skater Apolo Ohno. The two became the winners of that year’s show, season 4. The win got her name in the limelight as well as made history on the show for being the youngest professional dancer to win.

In season 5, Julianne was partnered with Hélio Castroneves, a Brazilian race car driver and three-time Indianapolis 500 champion. On 27th November 2007, the two won the competition. Julianne also competed on season six with partner Adam Carolla, a radio host and actor but unfortunately, they got eliminated in week four.

For season 7, Hough was coupled with actor Cody Linley who is famously known for his recurring role as Jake Ryan in Hannah Montana. Unfortunately, she had some health complications during a performance and was rushed to the hospital. She had surgery to remove her appendix and as she healed, Polish ballroom dancer Edyta Śliwińska filled in for her. Ultimately, in the semifinals, the pair was eliminated.

On November 20, 2008, she made an announcement that she would not be returning to the show for the foreseeable future as she had plans to work on her music career. However, she briefly appeared on season 8 with country music singer and then-boyfriend Chuck Wicks. They were also voted off in week eight in sixth place. She also appeared on October 11, 2011 with co-star Kenny Wormald and her brother and on May 15, 2012 to promote her film Rock of Ages.

In October 2013, she came back to the show as a guest judge in place of Len Goodman. In September 2014, she joined the judging panel of the show on a permanent position. Julianne remained as a permanent judge on Dancing with the Stars until 2017.

Julianne Hough Films and TV Shows

Julianne has been in the limelight for quite a while, translating into a long list of films and television shows. The following is a list of some of the films and TV shows she has been a part of.

◊  2020 – The Disney Family Singalong
◊  2019 – Heartstrings in the episode “Jolene” as Jolene
◊  2019 – America’s Got Talent as a Judge
◊  2018 – The Steam Engines of Oz as Locasta
◊  2018 – Bigger as Betty Weider
◊  2017 – Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration as a host
◊  2016 – Dirty Grandpa as Meredith Goldstein
◊  2016 – Speechless as Miss Bloom in the episode “C-h-o-Choir”
◊  2015 – Curve as Mallory Rutledge

♦  2015 – Lip Sync Battle in the episode “Julianne Hough vs Derek Hough”
♦  2014–2017 – Dancing with the Stars as a Judge in seasons 19–24
♦  2013 – Safe Haven as Katie Feldman / Erin Tierney
♦  2012 – Rock of Ages as Sherrie Christian
♦  2011 – Footloose as Ariel Moore
♦  2010 – Burlesque as Georgia
♦  2007–2009 – Dancing with the Stars as a dancer/choreographer in seasons 4–8

Julianne Hough Height

Julianne stands at an average height of 5ft 3 (1.6m) and weighs 54 kg. Her other body measurements are 34-24-34. She wears a bra of size 32b.

Julianne Hough Net Worth

Julianne has an estimated net worth of is an of $10 million. She has made her good fortune from her career as a dancer, singer, actress and for being a judge on America’s Got Talent.