Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, singer, and actress. Hough was born in Orem, Utah, the youngest of five children in a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) family. Her parents are Marianne and Bruce Hough. In September 2014, Hough joined Dancing with the Stars as a permanent fourth judge. She was nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography in season five of the show. Her first leading acting role was in the 2011 film remake of Footloose. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC’sDancing with the Stars.
she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015. In 2016, she played Sandy in the live Fox-TV production of Grease.
Hough was one of the Million Dollar Dancers in the 2006 ABC game show called Show Me the Money. She won the season four of the U.S. edition of Dancing with the Stars with her partner Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater Apolo Ohno, making Hough the youngest professional dancer to win on the program.