Derek Hough

Birth Day May 17th, 1985
Birth Place Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Age 38 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Derek Hough is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, actor, and singer. He is the recipient of two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography in 2013 and 2015. Hough has also starred in various stage productions, including the 2006 original production of Footloose: The Musical at the Novello Theatre in London's West End, as well as the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. In 2013, he starred in Make Your Move, a Romeo and Juliet-inspired South Korean-American independent dance film. As of 2014, he has held a recurring acting role on ABC's musical drama, Nashville. Scroll down to get more information about his full biography, family details, birthday, wiki, facts, net worth, career, and more. 

Famous For

  • For his work on the ABC dance competition series, Dancing with the Stars, on which he has won a record six seasons.
  • Being one of the Judges in NBC's new dance competition series "World of Dance".

Derek Hough, a famous dancer


Early Life

 Derek Hough was born on May 17, 1985, in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. His birth name is Derek B. Hough. His Zodiac sign is Taurus. He holds an American nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnicity of  English, Dutch, French-Canadian, German, Swiss-German, Irish, Scottish, Danish, Swedish, and French descent. His father's name is Bruce Hough who was twice chairman of the Utah Republican Party and his mother's name is Marianne. He has four siblings which consist of four sisters, Sharee, Marabeth, Katherine, and Julianne. He moved to London at the age of 12 and attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts where he received training in song, theater, gymnastics, and many forms of dance.

Career -  Dancer and Choreographer

  • Derek began his career at the age of 16 in 2001 by forming a pop music trio 2B1G along with her sister Julianne. The same year also Hough made a cameo appearance in the movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". 
  • In 2007, Hough made his first appearance on "Dancing with the Stars" in season four (week 6) as a guest instructor. 
  • He then joined the cast of professional instructors in season five and was paired with Jennie Garth. 
  • They were eliminated in the semi-finals finishing the competition in fourth place. 
  • For season seven, Hough was partnered with model/TV host Brooke Burke. They eventually won the 
  • season seven on November 25, 2008.
  • Derek along with his season ten dance partner Nicole Scherzinger reached the finals and won the competition on May 25, 2010. 
  • For season eleven, Hough won for the third time with actress Jennifer Grey on November 23, 2010. 
  • Hough did not participate in season 12 in order to be a part of the film "COBU 3D". 
  • On May 21, 2013, Pickler was crowned season 16 champion, marking the fourth time Derek won the Mirror Ball trophy and made him the only pro to have won four Mirror Balls.
  • Hough's partner for season 17 was Glee star, Amber Riley. Riley was crowned season 17 champion, historically marking the fifth time Hough has won the Mirror Ball trophy and made him once again the only pro to have won five Mirror Balls.
  • On August 30, 2016,  He was paired with actress Marilu Henner for season 23.
  • They were eliminated on November 7, 2016, finishing in 6th place which is tied for his lowest finish.
  • In May 2017, Hough joined the judge's table in NBC's new dance competition series World of Dance. 
  • He continued his role as a judge for the second and third seasons.
  • In September 2019 Hough hosted an NBC special Return to "Downton Abbey: A Grand Event". In November 2019, Hough had emergency surgery to remove his appendix due to appendicitis; he published a video of himself dancing with Hayley Erbert post-surgery. 
  • On April 27, 2020, it was announced that the upcoming fourth season of the "World of Dance" series would premiere on May 26, 2020, and the season has already started when Derek returned as one of the Judges along with Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo. 

Achievement and Awards 

Hough has won Emmy Awards twice for Outstanding Choreography and has earned eight Emmy Award nominations in total for his work on Dancing with the Stars. Hough along with his sister, Julianne, was honored at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA's second annual Kaleidoscope Ball with the Kaleidoscope Award. Hough was awarded the year's Inspiration Award by the "GLSEN" organization at its annual Respect Award.

Derek Hough's Wife: Who is Derek married to?

Derek Hough With His Girlfriend Hayley Erbert


Derek Hough was romantically linked with Hayley Erbert, a professional dancer who became the top finalist on season 10 of "So You Think You Can Dance". She also took part in the dancing series "Dancing with the Stars" in 2015 where Hough met her first time and the two instantly fell in love with each other and began dating. Derek also hired Haley in his 2015 'MOVE Live on Tour' and the tour brought them even closer to each other than before. As of now Haley Erbert lives together with Derek Hough in his house and is spending quarantine together. 

After seven years of dating, Hough and Erbert announced their engagement on June 2, 2022. 

Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert get married on August 26, 2023,  in Monterey County, California, on Saturday in front of 106 guests. 

Derek Hough Net worth 2023

As of 2020, The net worth of Derek Hough is estimated to the US $8 million, and earns an income of $680,000 per year. His primary income sources include his Singing and dancing career, Acting career, and Choreography. He accumulated a mass income from participating and winning several seasons of the "Dancing with the Stars" series. He is paid a handsome salary for being one of the Judges of "World Of Dance". He owns a mansion in Los Angeles which is worth a million. He drives a Mercedes.  

Derek Hough Measurements

Derek is a handsome and cool-looking guy with an average build and well-maintained body physique. He stands 5 ft 10 inches tall and weighs 76 Kg. His body measurement is 42-31-14 inches( Chest-Waist-Arms). His eye color is Blue and his hair color is Blonde. His shoe size is 10 (US). he has a straight sexual orientation. 

Some Interesting Facts about Derek Hough

  • The memoir called "Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion" written by Derek Hough was a New York Times Bestseller in 2014.
  • He directed Mark Ballas’ music video for his song “Get My Name” which was released on MTV on May 14, 2014.
  •  Derek will be kicking off his Las Vegas residency in June 2020.
  • He loves making Tik Tok Videos 
  • A trip to Hawaii to learn photography is his best birthday gift from one of his favorite photographers, Clark Little.

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