Who is Derek Hough? Wiki Bio
Derek Hough was born in Salt Lake City, Utah USA, on 17 May 1985 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American nationality. He is a professional ballroom dancer, actor, author, and a singer, best known for appearing in the dancing TV series “Dancing with the Stars”, winning it several times between 2007 and 2016.
Early life and education
Derek was has raised with his four sisters – Sharee, Marabeth, Katherine, and Julianne, in Salt Lake City by their father Bruce Robert Hough, who is best known for serving as the chairman of the Utah Republican Party, and mother Mari Anne Hough who is a teacher.
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Derek became interested in acting at a very early age, and when he turned 12, his parents divorced and decided to send him to London, where he started taking dancing lessons under Corky and Shirley Ballas. After several months his sister Julianne joined him, and Derek stayed in England for the next 10 years. He attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts where he also worked on his acting and singing skills, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007.
Career as a dancer and other ventures
Derek and two of his coaches’ children formed the trio 2B1G – meaning ‘two boys, one girl’ – and competed in England and in the USA, while Derek was learning how to play the piano and the drums during that time, to add to his guitar playing).
His dancing career was officially launched in 2007 when he appeared in the TV show “DanceX”, before joining the show “Dancing with the Stars” airing on ABC. He was paired with Jennie Garth who is an actress, and the two made it to the semi-finals before they were eliminated. He went on to compete in a total of nine seasons, winning six of these which is still a record. For his performance, Derek received two Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding choreography, and was nominated for seven others.
He launched his acting career in 2001 appearing in the film “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, and this was followed by his appearances in films “Rock of Ages” and “Make Your Move 3D”.
He has also appeared in many theatre plays, making his debut in 2006 in “Footloose: The Musical” performed at the Novello Theatre. In 2013 he was invited to star in the dance film “Making Your Move”, which was followed by his recurring role in the musical drama series “Nashville” in 2014. In December 2016, he was chosen to portray Corny Collins in the live musical “Hairspray Live!” and was then invited to serve as a judge for the series “World of Dance”. His latest appearance on TV was in 2019, when he hosted the NBC show “Return to Downtown Abbey: A Grand Event”.
Who is Derek Hough’s wife? Is he married?
There have been rumors circulating the internet that the popular actor and dancer married his girlfriend Hayley Erbert in 2019, but these have been proven false. He started dating Hayley, a fellow dancer from “Dancing with the Stars”, in 2015 after the two met on the show. They have been together for nearly five years now, but aren’t engaged or married, and don’t have any children together.
Before Derek started dating Hayley, he was in a relationship with Shannon Elizabeth, which lasted for a year before they split for unknown reasons.
From 2000 to 2008, he dated India de Beaufort, a famous British actress, and it is believed that they were engaged but cancel it and went their separate ways. Derek’s current girlfriend Hayley was also in a long-term relationship before meeting Derek, which lasted for around five years.
Hobbies and other interests
Derek likes to watch movies in his spare time – some of his favorite actors and actresses are Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Natalie Portman, while some of his favorite movies are “Taxi Driver”, “The Godfather” trilogy, and “The Deer Hunter”.
He is keen on travelling and has been all around the US as well as to many European countries such as Greece – which he loves going to for its beaches – Turkey, and Germany among others. Two of his dream travel destinations are Paris in France and Miami in Florida. He is a lover of animals and has two pet dogs, while he’s donated money to two animal shelters, in New York and in London. He is keen on reading books in his spare time – his favorite writer is Herman Hesse, while his favorite books are “Siddhartha” and “The Glass Bead Game”.
— Derek Hough (@derekhough) February 3, 2020
Appearance and net worth
Derek is 34 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 148lbs (67kgs). As of early 2020, his net worth is estimated at up to $8 million.
Who is Hayley Erbert, Derek’s girlfriend?
Hayley Erbert was born in Topeka, Kansas USA, on 11 October 1994 – her zodiac sign is Libra and she holds American nationality. She is a dancer, best known for competing in the show “Dancing with the Stars”. She also once competed in the beauty pageant Miss Kansas Teen USA, becoming runner-up.
She started dancing when she was three years old, and was soon practicing all styles of dance, while her contemporary dancing won her many national titles and awards. When she was attending high school, she competed in the dancing show “So You Think You Can Dance” reaching third place, and from there went on to dance in many shows, and music videos such as those of Pitbull, Paula Abdul, and Carried Underwood. She has been on three tours around North America with the show “Dancing with the Stars: Live!”
Hayley was Kameron Couch and Hudson West’s mentor when they competed in the show “Juniors” – the Dancing with the Stars: two finished in 10th place. Hayley is afraid of heights.