Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough

Host Biography

Emmy Award winner, entertainer, producer and entrepreneur Julianne Hough is known to audiences globally for her success in film, television, music and, most recently, the Broadway stage. In 2022, she made her Broadway debut in the Tony® Award-nominated, uproarious political farce, "POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive," playing the role of Dusty at the iconic Shubert Theatre. That same year, she hosted the 75th Tony Awards: Act One alongside Darren Criss.

A true multihyphenate, Hough became a household name as a two-time champion on ABC's top-rated "Dancing with the Stars" before further expanding her artistic footprint to include becoming an award-winning recording artist and accomplished actress. Her acting credits include "Safe Haven" opposite Josh Duhamel, "Footloose" with Kenny Wormald and Dennis Quaid, and "Rock of Ages" with Tom Cruise, among others. Hough returned to "Dancing with the Stars" in 2014 where she served as a permanent judge for three seasons and was also a judge on season 14 of "America's Got Talent."

She is the founder of Canary House Productions, which cultivates storytelling rooted in transformation, self-discovery and identity, as well as KINRGY, the only trauma-informed dance fitness and energy healing modality backed by neuroscience and evidence-based research. An immersive and serial entrepreneur, Hough is also a co-owner of Fresh Vine Wine, a collection of premium, naturally low-carb and low-calorie wines.