Early life[ edit ] Hough was born in Orem, Utah ,  the youngest of five children in a Latter-day Saints Mormon family. She also has three older sisters: Sharee, Marabeth and Katherine.
I was told if I ever went back to the United States, three things were going to happen. I was going to amount to nothing. I was going to work at Whataburger. I was going to end up a slut. So, it was like, I can't go back. I have to be this person. She won season four of the U. She felt abdominal pains during their jitterbug performance on October 27, and was immediately rushed to a hospital following the encore performance.
Hough returned to the show, although the pair was 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, , 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 music career. They were voted off in week eight of the competition and came in sixth place. She returned again on May 15, in a dance performance to promote her film Rock of Ages.
On October 7, , she was guest judge in place of Len Goodman , which was the first time a former pro dancer came back to judge. In September , she returned as the show's permanent fourth judge. Due to the success of ticket sales and several sold out venues before the tour had officially kicked off, several more shows were added to the tour schedule, which also sold out.
Spanning from June 12, to August 8, , the sold out tour visited over 40 cities throughout the U. On July 9, , the Houghs held a free fitness pop-up event called 'Move Interactive' in Los Angeles, which they announced would be the first of many. The event started off in Sherman Oaks with a workout session at Pulse Fitness Studios led by celebrity personal trainer and owner, Mark Harari. The participants then took part in a two-mile run along Ventura Blvd, before finishing off with a dance-fitness class at JustDance Los Angeles.
The song placed at No. Hough's album, which met with mixed reviews,  debuted at No. The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection. Hough was nominated for the Top New Female Vocalist award, a fan voted award, which she subsequently won.
It was intended as the lead single for her second album, Wildfire, but the album was never released. In June , 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. She does intend to resume focusing on her music career at some point, though: 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.
Filming began in September Hough also starred in the comedy-drama Paradise as Lamb Mannerhelm, which was released on October 18, She starred alongside Russell Brand. Hough portrayed the role of Sandy Young for Fox's live television presentation of the musical Grease on January 31,