Julianne Hough

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A true triple threat, Emmy® Award winner Julianne Hough is known to audiences around the world for her success in the worlds of film, television and music. She became a household name as a two-time professional champion on ABC's Dancing with the Stars before making a seamless transition to award-winning recording artist and accomplished actress. Her film credits include Safe Haven opposite Josh Duhamel, Diablo Cody's Paradise with Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer, Rock of Ages with Tom Cruise, and the 2011 remake of the classic movie musical Footloose. She will be seen next in the feature film Bigger.

In 2016, Hough fulfilled a lifelong dream, playing the role of Sandy in Fox Television's critical and ratings hit Grease Live!, which was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards, winning four, including Outstanding Special Class Program; the cast's show-stopping performance of "You're the One That I Want" won the MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Musical Moment. In 2014, Julianne and her brother, Derek, produced, co-directed and starred in MOVE Live on Tour, which sold out across North America, and did an all-new production in 2015. They hit the road again with 47 sold-out shows in 43 cities in 2017 with MOVE Beyond Live on Tour. She earned Emmy nominations in 2008 and 2009 for Best Choreography, winning the award in 2015 for choreographing, along with Derek and Tessandra Chavez, her and Derek's memorable performance of Sia's "Elastic Heart." She returned to the Dancing with the Stars ballroom as a judge for multiple seasons between 2014 and 2017.

In 2015, Hough launched her lifestyle website and blog, Jules (juliannehough.com). She has a partnership with MPG Activewear, including curated collections and capsule collections designed by her. She is the face of Giorgio Beverly Hills Fragrances, celebrating the iconic brand's 35th anniversary and the recent introduction of Giorgio Beverly Hills Glam. Julianne executive produced, and she and Derek hosted, a family Thanksgiving special for Disney that aired on ABC, as well as The Disney Parks' Magical Christmas Celebration, which was nominated for an Emmy. In May 2017, Julianne executive produced and co-hosted The Miss USA Competition for the second time.

In addition to her performing career, Hough is also active in a wide range of philanthropic endeavors, charities and humanitarian efforts, including numerous causes and organizations that serve women and girls.

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