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Derek Hough

Biography

Dancer and choreographer who have became a multi-time champ on Dancing Using the Superstars. He earned a global championship name in U-21 Latin American Dance competition. He was called IDSF World Youngsters Latin Champ in 2002. He made an appearance in Chery Cole’s music video for the track “Parachute” this year 2010. He’s a cousin to R5 users Riker, Rocky, Ross and Rydel Lynch. He’s the older sibling of dancer and celebrity Julianne Hough.

Quick Facts


Full Name Derek Hough
Date Of Birth May 17, 1985
Place Of Birth Salt Lake City, UT
Height 1.78 m
Profession Dancer
Education Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Nationality American
Parents Bruce Robert Hough, Mari Anne Hough
Siblings Julianne Hough, Katherine Hough, Sharee Hough, Marabeth Hough
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography, Young Hollywood Award for Hottest Body (of work)
Music Groups Ballas Hough Band
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice Dancer, Young Hollywood Award for Best Bromance
Movies Hairspray Live!, Make Your Move
TV Shows Hairspray Live!, DanceX, Dancing with the Stars, World of Dance, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip
Star Sign Taurus

  • Facts
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  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1Best friends with Mark Ballas.
2He and partner Amber Riley are crowned the winners of Dancing with the Stars (2005) Season 17. [November 2013]
3He and partner Nicole Scherzinger are crowned the winners of Dancing with the Stars (2005) Season 10. [May 2010]
4He and partner Brooke Burke-Charvet are crowned the winners of Dancing with the Stars (2005) Season 7. [November 2008]
5He and partner Kellie Pickler are crowned the winners of Dancing with the Stars (2005) Season 16. [May 2013]
6He and partner Jennifer Grey are crowned the winners of Dancing with the Stars (2005) Season 11. [November 2010]
7Cousin of Lorien Hough-Cord.
8A world champion of Latin and ballroom dancing.
9He is a second cousin of Ross Lynch, Riker Lynch, Rocky Lynch and Rydel Lynch, of the band, "R5", and of their brother, Ryland Lynch, the band manager. Their maternal grandmothers are sisters. He has English, Dutch, French-Canadian, German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish, Scottish, Danish, Swedish, and French ancestry.
10Nephew of John Hough and Tina Hough, owners of the Roosevelt Hotel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
11Brother of Julianne Hough, Katherine Hough, Mara Beth Hough and Sharee Hough.
12Has 8 nieces and nephews - Paris, Willow, Star, Bronson and Quaid Wise (from sister Sharee Hough). Aidan Poole (from sister Mara Beth Hough). Ariana and Adilyn Phillips (from sister Katherine Hough).
13Good friends with Cheryl. They met when Derek choreographed and starred in her music video for her hit single, Parachute.
14(August 8, 2009) Broke up with Shannon Elizabeth. They met when they were partnered together on Dancing with the Stars (2005) in Spring 2008.
15Attended and graduated from the Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts in London.
16Mother: Marianne Nelson (Stepfather: Aaron Nelson) Father: Bruce Hough (Stepmother: Debra Hough).
17Grandparents: Colleen and Bob Hough.
18Uncles: Scott Hough, Charlie Hough.
19Last name is pronounced "Huff".
20At age 18, he debuted in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", and stayed with the show for the final six months of its run at the London Palladium.
21Moved to London at age 12 and lived there for 10 years, before moving to Los Angeles to star on Dancing with the Stars (2005).
22His first professional role was that of Ren McCormick in the musical adaptation of Footloose (1984). His sister, Julianne Hough, stars in the remake of said film, Footloose (2011), as Ariel Moore.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Kourtney Kang Project2017TV Movie pre-productionMr. Riley
I Believe in You: Michael Buble2017Video shortAdult Derek Hough
Hairspray Live!2016TV MovieCorny Collins
The Arena (Lindsey Stirling)2016Video shortDancer
Nashville2014-2016TV SeriesNoah West
Jane the Virgin2016TV SeriesSalsa Dancer
Make Your Move2013Donny
Rock of Ages2012Dancer (uncredited)
Better with You2011TV SeriesPhilip
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone2001Hogwarts Schoolboy (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special2016TV Movie performer: "Step In Time"
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series performer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Believe in You: Michael Buble2017Video short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Better with You2011TV Series choreographer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World of Dance2017TV Series pre-productionHimself - Judge
American Ninja Warrior: Celebrity Edition2017TV MovieHimself - Competitor
The Insider2008-2017TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2008-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest Co-Host / ...
Harry2017TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2008-2017TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2017TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2017TV SeriesHimself / Herself
Extra2014-2017TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2017TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Good Morning America2008-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Chew2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wonderful World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration2016TV MovieHimself
Dancing with the Stars2007-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Partner: Kellie Pickler / Himself - Partner: Nicole Scherzinger / ...
Shorebreak: The Clark Little Story2016DocumentaryHimself
2016 Creative Arts Emmys2016TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie or Special / Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series / Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program and Nominated: Outstanding Choreography
IHeartRadio Music Awards 20162016TV SpecialHimself
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special2016TV MovieHimself - Host
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2009-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
2015 Hero Dog Awards2015TV MovieHimself
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Winner: Outstanding Choreography
Lip Sync Battle2015TV SeriesHimself - Competitor
Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip2015TV SeriesHimself - Host
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
2014 Young Hollywood Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
A Hollywood Christmas at the Grove2013TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Winner & Nominee
Family Dance Off2013TV SeriesHimself - Host (2013-)
2013 Young Hollywood Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wonderview2013TV SeriesHimself
Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards IV2011TV SpecialHimself
Ridiculousness2011TV SeriesHimself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2010TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2010TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Question Presenter
Cheryl Cole's Night In2009TV MovieHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2007TV Special documentaryHimself
2007 American Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
20/202007TV Series documentaryHimself
DanceX2007TV SeriesHimself - Choreographer
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony2002TV MovieDancer (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider2014-2017TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2017TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015-2017TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)· Tessandra Chavez
· Julianne Hough
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsHottest Body (of Work)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest Bromance· Mark Ballas
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)· Allison Holker
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)· Chelsie Hightower (choreographer)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)· Julianne Hough


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#Quote
1You don't have to be good at something in order to get started. You just have to get started in order to be good at it.
2The road called "Someday" leads to a town called "Nowhere".

#Trademark
1Blond hair and blue eyes

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