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Julianne Hough

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Julianne Alexandra Hough was raised in Salt Lake City, the youngest of 5 children. She is the daughter of Mari Anne (Heaton) and Bruce Robert Hough, twice chairman of the Utah Republican Party. Her parents met in college when both were part of a ballroom dancing team. Her parents divorced, and she has 9 step-siblings from their second marriages. Her mother was instrumental in her career in entertainment, enrolling her and her siblings in various performance classes from a very young age. She began her training in Latin ballroom dancing at the Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem, Utah. At age 10, along with her brother Derek Hough, she went to London to study with coaches Corky and Shirley Ballas. She and Derek attended the Italia Conti Academy with the Ballas's son, Mark Ballas. The three children performed as a pop music trio '2B1G' (2 Boys, 1 Girl) at dance competitions in the United Kingdom and the United States. At age 15, Julianne became Junior World Latin Champion and International Latin Youth Champion at the Blackpool Dance Festival. During this time in London, her parents divorced. She returned to the United States to live with her mother in Las Vegas, where she attended the Las Vegas Academy. After a year, she moved back to Utah to live with her father and graduated from Alta High School. She then moved to Los Angeles to begin a career in entertainment. Julianne quickly landed her first job as a dancer on ABC game show Show Me the Money (2006). She then went on tour as a company dancer with "Dancing with the Stars" and joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars (2005) in season 4. Julianne is also known as a country singer. She released her debut album in 2008, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and at #3 on the Billboard 200. Her first acting role was in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) at age 13. She has appeared in her first lead role in the remake of Footloose (2011). Julianne is also actively involved in charities and humanitarian efforts--including Susan G. Komen Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital--and serves on the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet.  See full bio on IMDb »

Julianne Hough Jet Sets to Ketchikan for Alaskan Cruise

Julianne Hough
Catch Me If Ya Can In Ketchikan, Alaska

Julianne Hough's frequent-flier status must be through the roof ... she just surfaced in Alaska a couple weeks after her African honeymoon. Hough ditched her new hubby, Brooks Laich, for… READ MORE >

Julianne Hough's Tropical Honeymoon Is A Whole Lot To Stomach

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My Tropical Honeymoon Is A Whole Lot To Stomach

This picture of Julianne Hough proves two things ... her husband, Brooks Laich, is one helluva photographer -- and she's got some of the hardest abs in Hollywood. Truth is you don't have to… READ MORE >

- 699 days ago
Julianne Hough's Rough Road to Marriage, Bus Breaks Down

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Marriage Is a Ditch ... Bridal Bus Breaks Down

Julianne Hough had to pull her wedding out of a ditch ... before she successfully made it down the aisle. The "Dancing with the Stars" judge tied the knot with NHL star Brooks Laich over the… READ MORE >

- 706 days ago
Stars Eat It in the Rain During Golden Globes Parties (VIDEO)

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Stars EAT IT In Rain-Soaked Parties

It was a perilous night for celebs who dared make it down a notoriously treacherous driveway during a Golden Globes after-party. Johnny Galecki and Julianne Hough were among the stars who slipped… READ MORE >

- 888 days ago
Julianne Hough -- I Landed Myself A Big One (PHOTOS)

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I Landed Myself A Big One

Julianne Hough had the best eyes on the lines at Disneyland ... fiance and NHL star Brooks Laich, who's a whole head taller than her. The couple hit the park Wednesday and made it on to… READ MORE >

- 1081 days ago
Julianne Hough -- More Ass, More Fun (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Julianne Hough
More Ass ... More Fun

Julianne Hough got her last licks in a bikini down in Mexico ... gracias dios! Julianne, her sisters and their mom practiced the time honored tradition of "Sun's out, buns out" on their final day… READ MORE >

- 1185 days ago
Julianne Hough -- Family Blonding Turns into Puke Fest (PHOTOS)

Julianne Hough
Family Blonding Turns Into Puke Fest

Julianne Hough and her 3 sisters are having a kick ass Mexican vacation -- bikinis, sun, cervezas and ... projectile vomiting off a boat! The former "Dancing with the Stars" judge and pro is down… READ MORE >

- 1187 days ago
Julianne Hough Engaged -- NHL's Brooks Laich Ices Her Up

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NHL's Brooks Laich ... Ices Her Up

Julianne Hough is excitedly announcing she's freshly engaged to Washington Capitals star Brooks Laich -- but, oddly, she's not giving up the goods!  The "Dancing With the Stars" judge has… READ MORE >

- 1398 days ago
Sadie Robertson -- Now She's Gonna Cut Loose From Anti-Dance High School Rules

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Now She's Gotta Cut Loose From Anti-Dance High School Rules

Mark Ballas has a true rookie on his hands with Sadie Robertson because the "Duck Dynasty" star hails from a high school where dancing is strictly forbidden ... just like "Footloose."Willie… READ MORE >

- 1728 days ago
Julianne Hough -- Returns to "Dancing with the Stars" ... As a Judge

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Returns to DWTS As a Judge

Julianne Hough has learned a hard lesson about the movie biz ... it ain't that easy, so she's returning to "Dancing with the Stars" but this time as a judge ... TMZ has learned.Sources connected… READ MORE >

- 1762 days ago
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