Julianne Hough is a woman of many talents. She is a dancer, actor, and singer. She has tried her hand in several fields in the industry, starting from being a professional dancer to making some minor appearances in films and TV shows. Julianne has come a long way, hitting the road to success without looking back since.
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10. Building her career
Julianne has been passionate about her dancing career since she was very young. At the age of ten, she was blessed with the opportunity to pursue her education in performing arts in London. This was a vital stage in her life and a building block to what she is today. Her journey involved intense training and education, which made her reasonably independent. After graduating from high school at the age of 15, she returned to Utah and went to Los Angeles to pursue her dream to become an actor.
9. First step to success
Julianne was a common name in the professional field of dance. After she moved to Los Angeles, it took her a month to land her first job on an ABC game show, followed by a show called Snow Me The Money, and right after, Dancing with the Stars. In Dancing with the Stars, she joined as a company dancer and was later chosen to become one of the regular cast in the fourth season. The series paired her up with Apolo Anton Ohno, two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner. Before hitting season five, she went on a tour with the team. She was then paired with Indy race champion Helio Castroneves, actor Cody Linley, comedian Adam Carolla, and country singer Chuck Wicks. Julianne was the youngest to win the competition twice with Castroneves and Ohno as her partners. Furthermore, she got an opportunity to collaborate with Gwen Stefani on the singer’s “Wind It Up” video because of her excellent choreography skills.
8. Received appreciation through hitting the box office
Julianne got an opportunity to work on Nicholas Sparks’ film Safe Haven, starring with Josh Duhamel in 2013. The film was directed by Lasse Hallstrom, which opened in the box office on Valentine’s Day. The film received a Teen Choice Award nomination. Julianne also worked on Diablo Cody’s Paradise alongside Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer. The film received an Oscar for the screenwriter’s debut.
She was featured as Sherrie Christian, the female lead in the film adaptation of the global musical sensation Rock of Ages, being cast with stars like Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell
Brand, and Mary J. Blige. She stood out and made headlines by winning the desired female lead role in Paramount’s 2011 revamp of the exemplary film musical Footloose, and critics lauded her performance in the film. She made her film debut in the ritzy troupe of Screen Gems’ musical Burlesque, working closely with top pick cast members including Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, and Cam Gigandet. She showed lately in the parody Grimy Grandpa beside Robert De Niro and Zac Efron. Julianne’s fame made her a household name overnight. She therefore made a mark in the world of motion pictures by being awarded as Rising Star of the Year at the 2011 CinemaCon Conventions.
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7. A dream role
Julianne had always dreamt of playing the role of Sandy in Grease Live! It was a FOX television’s hit show back then, and Julianne got the opportunity to play the role. This show was nominated for ten Emmy Awards, four of which they won including Outstanding Special Class Program.
6. An otherwise activist
Julianne’s career is based on her several roles, especially in her acting career, but she goes beyond on screen appearances to make a difference. She has joined hands with the Kind Campaign to create and host Kind Camp, which encourages women and helps them become confident. She made the girls aware of bullying and spoke out against women bullying other women. She came forward for all these humanitarian efforts and is affiliated with many organisations and causes that fight for women and fight against animal abuse.
Julianne also was part of a Woman’s Health issue which made it to the headlines. She spoke about her experience and how she underwent a process of transformation after her marriage with pro hockey player Brooks Laich. She was not ashamed of opening up about her sexuality in public, nor was she afraid of all the criticism that came her way when she chose to pose naked in a feature.
5. Julianne’s net worth
Julianne, as a multi-talented artist, became a multi-millionaire, too. Julianne’s net worth is $10 million. The kind of experience and things she learned from Show Me the Money, Dancing with the Stars, and America’s Got Talent got her the most significant pay checks ever.
She also released her own show Will You Dance With Me and a debut album named Julianne Hough, which placed number 100 and number 3 respectively on the billboard 200.
Additionally, all her albums increased her present net worth.
4. Move Live on Tour series
Julianne and her brother Derek in 2014 announced a tour of over 40 cities across the US and Canada called the “Move Live on Tour”. The tour would feature dance and music by the siblings, featuring a group of dancers who were hired by Julianne via auditions. It was a huge hit that followed a new production in 2015. This featured a live performance by Julianne and Derek, boasting of excellent choreography by the siblings, and a group called MOVE Company Dancers.
2017 was yet another year for their comeback with MOVE Beyond Live on Tour, which was an even more significant hit. The stage production had a distinct look, inspired by the elements air, water, fire, and earth. The siblings choreographed a performance with high intensity. The performance left the most significant impact on the audience by directly taking inspiration from the elements of the earth, thus binding the relationship between nature and human relation.
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3. Musical journey
Julianna’s debut musical album was self-titled and was released in 2008 by Universal Music Group Nashville. Her song ranked number one at the Billboard Country Charts and number three at the Billboard 200, giving the song the highest debut for a country artist in 2006. Julianne’s first two songs, That Song in My Head and My Hallelujah Song, paved the way for her to be awarded as Top New Artist and Academy of Country Music Awards for Top New Female Vocalist in 2009.
Julianne has also toured with George Strait and has done over 100 shows. Julianne’s second album become an instant holiday collection considering the name of the album—Julianne Hough Holiday Collection.
2. From dancing to judging dances
After her journey as a dancer in Dancing With the Stars, Julianne made a guest appearance as a guest judge on the same show to promote her films. Turns out, apart from the film promotion, she got a regular role as a full-time judge in the ballroom for three seasons from 2014 to 2017.
Before we take you top one pick, here are some honourable mentions.
- Julianne’s biggest project is Blackpool — a scripted Starz series she is working on with her brother Derek. The main idea behind the series is to expose the hypocrisy of the ballroom, where competition is intense among participants. Julianne says “So many things are happening. Dancing has always been my family, I was on it, I left for a little while, I came back. So, who knows what will transpire. But as of right now, I’m focusing on that show [Blackpool], my acting and then my music. That’s really sort of my focus right now.”
- Julianne was nominated in the Emmy Awards in 2008 and 2009 for Best Choreography. She won an Emmy for her choreography along with Derek’s memorable performance of Sia’s Elastic Heart.
- Julianna’s other famous works are Fork of Ages, and the memorable comedies, Dirty Grandpa, Paradise, and Curve.
- 2020 has generally been a harsh year, but more particularly for Julianne and her ex-husband Brooks Laich, as they ended their marriage after seven years.
- The Miss USA Competition was produced and co-hosted by Julianne for the second time in 2017.
1. Tried the hands-on marketing industry
Julianne started her fitness studio called Cardio Ballroom. Initially, she had planned to motivate people to exercise.
Soon she collaborated with Sole Society’s designer Vince Camuto and created her line of women’s footwear. This marked her entrance into the world of commerce. She was also the co-author of a marketing commercial Goddess Guide to Getting Closer in 2009. Julianne also has had a long-term partnership with MPG Activewear. They release a new spring-summer collection, 12 of which are in cooperation with Julianne. She is the lead face of Giorgio Beverly Hills Fragrances, with whom she has celebrated the company’s 35th anniversary.
Julianne exemplifies women empowerment perfectly. She worked hard for her place in the industry from the bottom up.
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