In September 2014, Hough joined Dancing with the Stars as a permanent fourth judge. I have to be this person." After returning to the U.
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. S., she attended the Las Vegas Academy and Alta High School. 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.
Hough's first acting role was in 2001's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the film adaptation of British author J. Hough appears in the 2010 musical Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.
Auditions were also held to recruit a new group of dancers to join the Hough's, although some back-up dancers from the previous year returned.
On July 9, 2016, the Hough's held a free fitness pop-up event called 'Move Interactive' in Los Angeles, which they announced would be the first of many to come.
Hough did not get the chance to write on her first record because the whole process was so quick. Hough released a single, "Is That So Wrong", to country radio on June 21, 2010.
It was intended as the lead single for her second album, Wildfire, however the album was never released.
Hough's first country music single "Will You Dance With Me" was released to i Tunes and Wal-Mart in May 2007 to raise money for the American Red Cross. Her self-titled debut album was recorded in Nashville and produced by David Malloy, who has worked with Reba Mc Entire, Eddie Rabbitt, among others.
Hough's album, which met with mixed reviews, and released an EP of Christmas music called Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection.
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 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.
On August 25, 2008, the cast of season seven was announced, and Hough was partnered with Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley.
Hough performed her second single "My Hallelujah Song" on Dancing With the Stars on November 18, 2008, with her brother, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Lacey Schwimmer dancing.