Julianne Hough

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Julianne Hough

Hough on November 12, 2012
Background information
Birth nameJulianne Alexandra Hough
Born(1988-07-20) July 20, 1988 (age 24)
Sandy, Utah, United States
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresCountry
OccupationsDancer, singer, songwriter, actress
Years active2006–present
LabelsMercury Nashville
Associated actsJim Collins, Derek Hough, Chuck Wicks, Mark Ballas
WebsiteOfficial website
 
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Julianne Hough

Hough on November 12, 2012
Background information
Birth nameJulianne Alexandra Hough
Born(1988-07-20) July 20, 1988 (age 24)
Sandy, Utah, United States
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresCountry
OccupationsDancer, singer, songwriter, actress
Years active2006–present
LabelsMercury Nashville
Associated actsJim Collins, Derek Hough, Chuck Wicks, Mark Ballas
WebsiteOfficial website

Julianne Alexandra Hough (pron.: /ˈhʌf/; born July 20, 1988) is an American professional ballroom dancer, country music singer and actress. She is most widely known for being a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.[1] She was nominated for Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for outstanding choreography. Hough was signed to Mercury Nashville Records in December 2007. Her self-titled debut album was released May 20, 2008, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200. It sold 67,000 copies its first week, and has sold over 320,000 total copies. On October 12, 2008, she released a holiday album, Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection, which as of January 5, 2009, had sold 157,000 copies. Her first leading role was in the 2011 film remake of Footloose. She also starred in the 2013 drama film, Safe Haven.

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Early life

Hough was born and raised in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City, the youngest of five children in a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) family.[2][3][4] Her parents are Mari Ann (née Heaton) and Bruce Robert Hough, who was twice chairman of the Utah Republican Party.[2][5] Her brother, Derek Hough, is also a professional dancer. She also has three older sisters, Sharee, Marabeth, and Katherine.[6] All four of Hough's grandparents were dancers,[7] and her parents met while on a ballroom dancing team in college, in Idaho.[8]

Her formal training began at the Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem, Utah, where she danced with Josh Murillo, among others, in Latin Ballroom; she began dancing competitively at nine.[citation needed] In 1999, when she was 10, her divorcing parents sent her and brother Derek to London[5][9] to live and study with their coaches, Corky and Shirley Ballas.[citation needed] The Ballases helped tutor[citation needed] the two Hough children alongside their own son, Mark. Following in Derek's footsteps, she joined him at the Italia Conti Academy when a slot opened up at that school.[9] They received training in song, theatre, gymnastics and many forms of dance, including jazz, ballet, and tap.[10] The three children formed their own pop music trio 2B1G ("2 Boys, 1 Girl") when Hough was 12,[11] performed at dance competitions in the UK and the U.S., and showcased in a UK television show.[12] At 15, Julianne Hough became the youngest dancer, and only American, to win both Junior World Latin Champion and International Latin Youth Champion at the Blackpool Dance Festival.[13] She left London that year, after having been "abused, mentally, physically, everything," she said, a situation that escalated "when I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl. ... I was told if I ever went back to the United States, three things were going to happen. One: I was going to amount to nothing. Two: I was going to work at Whataburger. And three: I was going to end up a slut. So, it was like, I can't go back. I have to be this person."[9] After returning to the U.S. she attended the Las Vegas Academy and Alta High School.[14]

Dancing

Hough was one of the "Million Dollar Dancers" in the short-lived network television game show Show Me the Money.

Hough 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.[15] On November 27, 2007, Hough and her partner, three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Hélio Castroneves, became the winners of season five. Hough returned for season six with radio host/comedian Adam Carolla, but they were eliminated in week four. In July 2008, Hough was nominated at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of "Outstanding Choreography" for her Mambo "Para Los Rumberos" (performed with partner Hélio Castroneves) on Dancing with the Stars.[16]

On August 25, 2008, the cast of season seven was announced, and Hough was partnered with Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley. She felt abdominal pains during their jitterbug performance on October 27, 2008 and was immediately rushed to a hospital following the encore performance.[17] She subsequently had surgery to have her appendix removed, causing her to miss several performances; Edyta Śliwińska stood in for her. Hough returned to the show, although the pair were ultimately eliminated in the Semifinals Competition. She appeared on the November 12 results show dancing the jive to "Great Balls of Fire" with her brother for the "Design-A-Dance" contest.

On November 20, 2008, Hough told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show she would not be returning to Dancing with the Stars, for the foreseeable future, in order to further her country music career.[18] However, she did return for season eight, partnering with boyfriend at the time, country singer Chuck Wicks. They were voted off in week eight of the competition and came in sixth place.[citation needed] On October 11, 2011, Julianne returned to Dancing with the Stars and danced with her Footloose co-star Kenny Wormald twice, as well as her brother. She returned again on May 15, 2012 in a dance performance to promote her film Rock of Ages.

Music

Julianne Hough performing in March 2009

Hough's first country music single "Will You Dance With Me" was released to iTunes and Wal-Mart in May 2007 to raise money for the American Red Cross. The song placed at No. 100 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart.[19] She later signed with Universal Music Group Nashville's Mercury Nashville division.

Her self-titled debut album was recorded in Nashville and produced by David Malloy, who has worked with Reba McEntire, Eddie Rabbitt, among others. Hough's album, which met with mixed reviews,[20][21] debuted at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart on May 31, and also peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.[22] Hough's second single, and the first to be released to country radio, was "That Song in My Head".

Hough joined Brad Paisley's 2008 Tour, along with Jewel and Chuck Wicks. Hough, Paisley and Willie Nelson appeared in the video for the Snoop Dogg song "My Medicine".[23] Hough appeared in a Juicy Fruit commercial in the fall of 2008.[24] and released an EP of Christmas music called Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection. Hough performed her second single "My Hallelujah Song" on Dancing With the Stars on November 18, 2008, with her brother, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Lacey Schwimmer dancing.

Hough, LeAnn Rimes, Jessica Simpson, and Kellie Pickler announced the 2009 Academy of Country Music Award nominees in February 2009. Hough was nominated for the Top New Female Vocalist award, a fan voted award, which she subsequently won.[25] Hough won the Top New Artist award at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2009.

Hough did not get the chance to write on her first record because the whole process was so quick. For her next record, she plans to write more.[26]

Hough released a single, "Is That So Wrong", to country radio on June 21, 2010. It was intended as the lead single for her second album, Wildfire, however the album was never released.

In June 2012, Hough told AOL's The Boot that her second album was "completely done" and that she was initially "really, really looking forward to the record." However, she also stated that, due to the underperforming lead single and having "a lot of momentum" in her film career, there are no plans to release Wildfire. She does intend to resume focusing on her music career at some point, though: "I feel like when I have the time to focus on it, and when I feel like it is the right time, [I'll return to] my music," she said.[27]

Acting

Hough's first acting job was in 2001's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the U.S.), the film adaptation of British author J. K. Rowling's bestselling novel. She appeared in an uncredited role as a "Hogwarts schoolgirl".[28]

Hough appears in the 2010 musical Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. In the film, which chronicles a small-town girl (Aguilera) who finds success at a Los Angeles burlesque club. Hough plays a dancer named Georgia.[29]

Hough's first leading role was as Ariel Moore in the 2011 remake of the Paramount film Footloose, opposite Kenny Wormald as Ren McCormack. Filming began in September 2010.[30] The film was released on October 14, 2011.

Hough played the role of Sherrie Christian in the 2012 film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, alongside Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige.[31]

In 2012, she filmed her starring role in Nicholas Sparks' Safe Haven, which was released on February 14, 2013.

Hough is also set to star in an untitled 2013 Diablo Cody film about a woman who loses faith after being burned. Her Rock of Ages co-star Russell Brand also stars.

Personal life

Hough at the 38th People's Choice Awards, January 11, 2012

Hough has been dating entertainer Ryan Seacrest since April 2010.[32][33]

She supported Mitt Romney in the 2012 United States presidential election.[34]

Dancing with the Stars performances

SeasonPartnerPlace
4Apolo Anton Ohno1st
5Hélio Castroneves1st
6Adam Carolla9th
7Cody Linley4th
8Chuck Wicks6th

With Apolo Anton Ohno

(average 27.53)

WeekDance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha Cha/ "Let's Hear It for the Boy"777No elimination
2Quickstep/ "Two Hearts"899Safe
3Jive/ "You Never Can Tell"788Safe
4Waltz/ "If You Don't Know Me by Now"989Safe
5Samba/ "I Like to Move It"101010Safe
6Rumba/ "Cool"
Swing/"Rock This Town"
9
N/A
9
N/A
10
N/A
Safe
7Foxtrot/ "Steppin' Out with My Baby"
Mambo/ "Dr. Beat"
9
9
8
9
9
10
Safe
8Tango/ "Jessie's Girl"
Paso Doble/ "Carnaval de Paris"
10
10
8
10
10
10
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Quickstep/ "Mr. Pinstripe Suit"
Cha Cha/ "Push It"
10
10
10
9
10
10
Bottom 2
10
Finals
Rumba/ "Midnight Train to Georgia"
Freestyle/ "Bust a Move"
Paso Doble/ "Carnaval de Paris"
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
Won

With Hélio Castroneves

(average 27.13)

WeekDance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Foxtrot/ "Bewitched theme"898Safe
2Mambo/ "Para Los Rumberos"999Safe
3Jive/ "Kids in America"888Safe
4Viennese Waltz/ "Iris"999Safe
5Rumba/ "Apologize"878Safe
6Cha Cha/ "Get Up Offa That Thing"
Rock and Roll/ "Rockin' Robin"
9
N/A
10
N/A
9
N/A
Safe
7Tango/ "Jean Genie"
Samba/ Candela
9
9
8
9
8
9
Safe
8Paso Doble/ "Amparito Roco"
Quickstep/ "Hey Pachuco"
9
10
9
10
9
10
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Foxtrot/ "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?"
Cha Cha "Love Rollercoaster"
10
10
10
10
10
10
Last to be called safe
10
Finals
Jive "Let's Twist Again"
Freestyle/ "Land of a Thousand Dances"
Quickstep/ "Hey Pachuco"
8
9
10
8
10
10
9
10
10
Won

With Adam Carolla

(average 18.5)

WeekDance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Foxtrot/ "Mellow Yellow"555N/A
2Mambo/ "House of Bamboo"676Safe
3Tango/ "I Can't Tell a Waltz from a Tango"777Safe
4Paso Doble/ "Plaza of Execution"676Eliminated

With Cody Linley

(average 23.56)

WeekDance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha Cha/ "Tilt Ya Head Back"666Safe
1Quickstep/ "I Want You to Want Me"878Safe
2Rumba/ "Bleeding Love"777Safe
3Jive/ "Call Me the Breeze"777Safe
4Tango/ "Bohemian Like You"788Safe
5Jitterbug/ "Big Time Operator"1099Safe
6Samba/ "Whine Up"
Old school hip hop/ "It Takes Two"
8
No
8*
scores
7
given
Safe
7Viennese Waltz/ "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"
Team Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Mercy"
Replaced by Edyta Śliwińska
8
6
7
7
7
7
Last to be called safe
8Foxtrot/ "Call Me Irresponsible"
Mambo/ "My Way"
Replaced by Edyta Śliwińska
8
8
8
8
8
8
Last to be called safe
9
Semi-finals
Paso Doble/ "Le Disko"
Salsa/ "Juventud del Presente"
8
8
7
8
7
8
Eliminated (4th place)

With Chuck Wicks

(average 23.22)

WeekDance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Waltz/"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"677No elimination
2Salsa/"Say Hey (I Love You)"677Safe
3Foxtrot/"All I Want To Do"878Safe
4Lindy Hop/"Summertime Blues"877Safe
5Viennese Waltz/"Feels Like Today"788Safe
6Rumba/"She Will Be Loved"878Safe
7Samba/"Balla, Balla"
1960s group dance/"The Clapping Song"
9
No
9
scores
9
given
Safe
8Cha Cha/ "Outta Love"
Team Mambo/ "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
9
8
9
8
8
9
Eliminated

Discography

Studio albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart
positions
US CountryUS
Julianne Hough13

Extended plays

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US CountryUSUS Holiday
Sounds of the Season:
The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection
  • Release date: October 12, 2008
  • Label: Mercury Nashville
2242

Singles

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
US CountryUS
[35]
US Pop
2008"That Song in My Head"188884Julianne Hough
"My Hallelujah Song"44
2010"Is That So Wrong"Wildfire (unreleased)
"—" denotes releases did not chart

Guest singles

YearSingleArtistPeak chart positionsAlbum
USCANNORIRENZSWESPA
2010"We Are the World 25 for Haiti"Artists for Haiti27198515Non-album song

Music videos

YearVideoDirector
2008"That Song in My Head"Trey Fanjoy
"My Hallelujah Song"Wayne Isham
2010"We Are the World 25 for Haiti"Paul Haggis
"Is That So Wrong"Adam Shankman

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneHogwarts schoolgirl (uncredited)[28]
2007–12Dancing with the StarsDancer / trainer / choreographerRegular: seasons 4–8;
Guest: seasons 13, 14
2010BurlesqueGeorgia
2011FootlooseAriel Moore
2012Rock of Ages[31]Sherrie Christian
2013Safe HavenKatie Feldman

Awards and nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
2008Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the StarsNominated
2009Academy of Country MusicTop New Female VocalistHerselfWon
Top New ArtistWon
CMT Music AwardsUSA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the YearThat Song in My HeadNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars shared with Derek HoughNominated
2011ShoWestFemale Rising Star of 2011HerselfWon
2012Teen Choice AwardsMovie: Choice BreakoutRock of AgesNominated
Movie: Choice ChemistryRock of Ages shared with Diego BonetaNominated

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Emmit Smith & Cheryl Burke
Dancing with the Stars (US) winner
Season 4 (Spring 2007 with Apolo Anton Ohno)
Season 5 (Fall 2007 with Hélio Castroneves)
Succeeded by
Kristi Yamaguchi & Mark Ballas
Preceded by
Marissa Jaret Winokur & Tony Dovolani
Dancing with the Stars (US) semi-finalist
Season 7 (Fall 2008 with Cody Linley)
Succeeded by
Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower