Julianne Hough (born July 20, 1988) is an American dancer, singer, and actress. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC’s Dancing with
the Stars.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. In September 2014, Hough joined Dancing with the Stars as a permanent fourth
judge. Along with her brother Derek Hough (who is a six-time winner of the dancing show) and Tessandra Chavez, 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. 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.