Derek Hough

Derek Hough

Birthplace: 
Salt Lake City, Utah
Birthday: 
May 17

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About

Derek Hough is a multi-talented entertainer, author, two-time Emmy Award winner and eight-time nominee for Outstanding Choreography. He is also the only six-time champion of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars. Derek's memoir Taking the Lead; Lessons from a Life in Motion was named to the prestigious New York Times Best-Seller list.

In 2014 and 2015 Hough and his sister Julianne teamed for a live stage dance concert MOVE Live on Tour performing in cities around the country. In 2016, Hough starred in NBC's Hairspray Live! Later this year, he moves to Broadway in the Harvey Weinstein production of Singin' in the Rain where he will star as Don Lockwood, the role Gene Kelly made famous.

Hough's upcoming work will also include joining Jennifer Lopez and Ne-yo at the judges table for World of Dance, a dance competition program that will feature solo artists competing against duos and crews in all genres of dance.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

9 Nominations 2 Emmys

Outstanding Choreography - 2017

Outstanding Choreography - 2016

Outstanding Choreography - 2015

Outstanding Choreography - 2014

Outstanding Choreography - 2013

Outstanding Choreography - 2013

Outstanding Choreography - 2010

Outstanding Choreography - 2010

Outstanding Choreography - 2009

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  • Padma Lakshmi and Derek Hough present an award at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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  • Derek Hough on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Derek Hough on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Derek Hough and Travis Wall at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.

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  • Derek Hough on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Fred Tallaksen, Travis Wall, Mandy Moore, and Derek Hough on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Choreographers from Dancing with the Stars & So You Think You Can Dance at the Creative Arts Ball.

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  • Derek Hough and Lori Greiner present an award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Hayley Erbert and Derek Hough on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Kelsey McCowan and Derek Hough on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Derek Hough attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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  • Hayley Erbert and Derek Hough attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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  • Hayley Erbert and Derek Hough attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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  • Derek Hough and Ekaterina Fedosova at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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  • Derek Hough and Ekaterina Fedosova perform at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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  • Derek Hough on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Derek Hough at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.

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  • Derek Hough on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • RuPaul Charles accepts an award at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Marilu Henner and Derek Hough on stage at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Derek Hough on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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  • Travis Wall and Derek Hough at the 2015 Creative Arts Ball. 

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  • Derek Hough, Tessandra Chavez and Julianne Hough accept their award at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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  • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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  • Derek Hough, Travis Wall and Cat Deely backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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  • Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Travis Wall backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Derek Hough backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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  • Derek Hough, Tessandra Chavez and Julianne Hough accept their award at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough on the red carpet at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

     

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  • Jimmy Fallon (l) Derek Hough (c) and Julianne Hough (r) arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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