Bio / Info
Julianne is one of 5 children from the marriage of her parents and has 9 step-siblings from her mother and father's marriages to other people. She was raised in Utah by her mother with brother Derek Hough, both of whom showed great promise as dancers at a very young age. When Julianne was 10-years old, she was sent to study dance in England with her brother. Hough eventually moved back to the states and continued her adolescence in Las Vegas where she attended Las Vegas Academy. In 2006, Julianne was first cast on a dancing show called "Show Me the Money" but later got her big break when she joined brother Derek on the dancing competition show "Dancing With the Stars" in 2007, during the show's fourth season. She took top honours the first time with partner Apolo Ohno. Few realize that her very first acting role was in a small part in HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE when she was only 13 years old. In 2010 she joined the star-studded cast of BURLESQUE and was later cast as the lead female role of Ariel in the 2011 remake of FOOTLOOSE. Hough will appear in ROCK OF AGES in 2012 and is currently in talks to appear in a proposed Diablo Cody project slated for release in 2013.