Last Updated: April 23, 2024
Richest CelebritiesSingers
Net Worth:
$10 Million
Jul 20, 1988 (35 years old)
5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
Singer, Actor, Dancer, Songwriter
United States of America
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Julianne Hough is an American dancer, singer, and actress who has a net worth of $10 million. Likely best known for being part of the core cast of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," Julianne Hough has managed to do quite a lot in a very short amount of time. A ballroom dancer since she was a child, she began dancing competitively when she was 10 and eventually moved to London to study dance full-time. She went on to become the only American to ever win both the Junior World Latin Championship and the International Latin Youth Championship. She is also the youngest dancer to have ever won both. After returning to the United States, she began working on the show "Dancing with the Stars" alongside her brother, Derek Hough.  Julianne won seasons four and five and then decided to shift her focus after Season Eight. She released a #1 country album in the spring of 2008 and a holiday album a few months later.  Both albums have continued to sell well. She then shifted her focus to acting, beginning with a small role in the film "Burlesque."  She followed that up with a starring role in the remake of "Footloose." Since then, she has starred in the film version of the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" and in the Nicholas Sparks drama "Safe Haven."

Early Life

Julianne Hough was born Julianne Alexandra Hough on July 20, 1988, in Orem, Utah. She's the youngest of five children and the daughter of Marianne and Bruce Hough. All four of her grandparents were dancers. Hough began her formal training at the Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem. She began dancing competitively at age nine.

At age ten, following the divorce of their parents, Julianne and her brother, Derek (who is also a professional dancer and frequently performs alongside her), studied dancing overseas in London. They lived and studied with their coaches, Corky and Shirley Ballas, at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. They performed at dance competitions in the UK and showcased in a UK television show. After returning to America at age 15, Hough attended the Las Vegas Academy and Alta High School.

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Dancing Career

Hough appeared as a Million Dollar Dancer on 2006's ABC show "Show Me the Money" before becoming one of the professional dancers on the hit series "Dancing with the Stars." She won season four with Olympic gold medalist Apolo Ohno and season five with Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves. In July 2008, Hough was nominated for an Emmy for her Mambo choreography. She returned for season six of the show and danced with radio host Adam Carolla, but they were eliminated in week four. In August 2008, Julianne was partnered with Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley. During their jitterbug performance in October 2008, she was rushed to the hospital with sudden, severe stomach pains. She needed her appendix removed, and recovery from surgery caused her to miss several "Dancing with the Stars" performances. Edyta Sliwinska stood in for her. Shortly after Hough returned to the show, the pair was eliminated in the semifinals. Julianne came back to the show in October 2011 and danced with Kenny Wormald, as well as her brother Derek. In 2013, Hough acted as a guest judge, and in 2014, she became a permanent judge on "Dancing with the Stars."


In March 2014, Julianne and Derek announced a summer tour of over 40 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, calling their tour "Move Live on Tour." The tour was sold out and began in Park City, Kansas, in May 2014 and ended in Los Angeles on July 26, 2014. Sales were so successful that they added more venues and dates along the way. Following the high demand, the Houghs announced the return of the tour for the summer of 2015. It also sold out and spanned from June to August 2015. They embarked on their "MOVE BEYOND Live Tour" in 2017.

Singing Career

In 2007, Julianne released her debut single, the country song "Will You Dance With Me," which registered at #100 on the Pop 100 chart. She subsequently signed with Universal Music Group Nashville's Mercury Nashville division. Her debut album, "Julianne Hough," topped the country charts and climbed to #3 on the "Billboard" 200. The second single off the album was "That Song in My Head."

She was part of a tour with Jewel and Brad Paisley in 2008. Hough won Top New Female Vocalist and Top New Artist at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards. Julianne released an EP of Christmas music, "Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection," in the fall of 2009. Since then, she has mostly ceased her singing career.

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Acting Career

After an uncredited appearance in 2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," Julianne landed the parts of Georgia in "Burlesque" (starring Cher and Christina Aguilera) and Ariel Moore in "Footloose." Hough starred in "Rock of Ages" with Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones before landing the lead role alongside Josh Duhamel in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation "Safe Haven" in 2013. Hough also starred in "Paradise" alongside Russell Brand, which was released in October 2013.

Julianne and Derek hosted the 2016 "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" and the "Disney Parks' Magical Christmas Celebration," televised by ABC on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The specials featured performances by Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Kelly Clarkson, and a companion holiday album was released in November 2016. Also in 2016, Julianne played Sandy in FOX's live televised production of "Grease."

In 2018, Hough was cast as Jolene in the Netflix anthology series "Heartstrings." In February 2019, she joined the NBC series "America's Got Talent" but chose to exit in November after just one season.

Personal Life

Hough was an active supporter of Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign. She grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints but has stated she is no longer a practicing member.

Hough dated country singer Chuck Wicks from August 2008 until their amicable split in November 2009. She and Ryan Seacrest had a well-publicized relationship from April 2010 to March 2013. Julianne started dating NHL player Brooks Laich in December 2013. They announced their engagement in August 2015, and they were married on July 8, 2017. The pair announced their separation in a joint statement in May 2020.

Real Estate

In 2009, Julianne paid $649,000 for a condo in a luxury building in Nashville. Taylor Swift owns the double penthouse in the same building. Hough sold the unit in 2013 for $900,000.

In 2014, Julianne paid $1.94 million for a house in the Hollywood Hills. She still owns this property as of this writing, and its value has increased to an estimated $3 million. When traveling for extended periods, Julianne lists this home for rent for an eye-opening $40,000 per month.

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