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Derek Hough Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Derek Hough

Biography / Wiki

The key to success is hard work and determination, this line has been very well proved by Derek Hough who is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, actor, author, and singer. Moreover, he is eminently known for his appearance in ABC network’s reality dance series ‘Dancing with the Stars’, from 2007 to 2016 during which he became a multi-time winner of the show.

Other than this, Derek has also earned a total of nine nominations out of which won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography for several routines that he choreographed for the show.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 17 May 1985, this handsome dancer has turn 36 years old in the year 2021. He seems enough tall with his height which is 178 in centimeters and 5’10” in feet & inches. He maintains himself very fit and healthy with a weight of 76 in kilograms and 168 lbs in pounds.

Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle with the body measurements of 42 inches chest, 31 inches waist, and 14 inches biceps approximately.

Net Worth

The DWTS star, Derek Hough has gathered a very handsome amount of net worth through his professional dancing and acting career. According to the sources, his estimated net worth is $4 million approximately. In fact, from 2007 to 2016, he is the multi-time winner of the reality TV series, Dancing with the Stars.

Besides this, he also works as an author who has written best-selling books on Amazon. In fact, Hough also owns a 3,358 square feet development property in Sherman Oaks worth $1.795 million. In late 2014, he reportedly sold his Studio City house for $1.85 million.

Education / Family

Born and growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., Derek belongs to a mixed ethnicity including English, Dutch, French-Canadian, German, Scottish, Danish, Swedish, French descent. He is the loving and caring son of Bruce Robert Hough (father) and Mari Anne Hough (mother). His father served twice as chairman of the Utah Republican Party.

Moreover, Derek grew up along with his four sisters, Sharee, Marabeth, Katherine, and Julianne Hough. Besides this, at the age of 12, his divorcing parents sent him to London to live and study with dance coaches Corky and Shirley Ballas.

In fact, he remained in London for ten years. His coaches schooled Hough with their children at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts where they received training in theatre, song, gymnastics, and many forms of dance, including jazz, ballet, and tap. Later, Hough graduated from Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts in Goswell Rd, London.


Derek Hough

Nick Name Derek Hough
Birth Place Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date of birth 17 May 1985
Age 36 years old (as of 2021)
Height In feet & inches: 5’10”

In centimeters: 178 cm

Weight In kilograms: 76 kg

In pounds: 168 lbs

Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde
Profession Dancer
Sexual orientation Straight
School Not Known
College Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts Ltd
Religion Mormon
Nationality American
Home town Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Fathers name Bruce Robert Hough


Derek Hough with his father

Mothers name Mariann Hough


Derek Hough with his mother

Brothers Not Known
Sisters Julianne Hough, Katherine Hough, Marabeth Hough, and Sharee Hough


Derek Hough with his sisters

Career / Fashion and Style

Moving towards his career, Derek started his acting career in the year 2001 with his appearance in the movie, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’. Later, he also worked in other movies such as Rock of Ages (2012) and Make Your Move 3D (2013).

Moreover, he took the first step towards his dancing career at the age of 22 with the appearance of BBC One’s TV show DanceX in 2007 partnered with Jennie Garth, an actress. In fact, the duo made it to the semi-finals finishing in fourth place.

Besides this, during his time in DWTS up to the year 2016, Derek also achieved a record-holding six seasons with a total of nine nominations and won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography and other various awards in other categories.

Apart from that, this versatile personality has also starred in various stage productions, including the 2006 production of Footloose: The Musical at the Novello Theatre in London’s West End and the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Besides this, he starred in Making Your Move, a South Korean-American independent dance film in the year 2013.

Other than this, Hough held a recurring acting role on ABC’s musical drama, Nashville until 2014. After that, he played the role of Corny Collins in NBC’s live musical TV production, Hairspray Live! In the year 2016. In addition to this, he joined the judge’s table in NBC’s new dance competition series World of Dance in May 2017.

Then, Hough also reprised his role as a judge for the second and third seasons. Later, he hosted an NBC special Return to Downton Abbey: A Grand Event in September 2019. Thereafter, he signed a wide-ranging deal with ABC Entertainment in September 2020.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

Talking about his relationship status, Derek is not married. However, he is in a romantic relationship with a fellow DWTS dancer, Hayley Erbert since 2015. Moreover, Hayley is also known as a professional dancer who is one of the top finishers in the 10th season of the popular dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance.

Other than this, Derek has also dated several other girls as well including India de Beaufort, Shannon Elizabeth, Joanna Krupa, Nicole Scherzinger, Cheryl Cole, Christina Jones, Kristin Chenoweth, Maria Menounos, Nina Dobrev, and Nicole Houston. As of now, he is living a happy and blissful life with his beloved.

Girlfriend Hayley Erbert,


Derek Hough with his girlfriend Hayley

India de Beaufort,

Shannon Elizabeth,

Derek Hough with his ex-girlfriend Shannon

Joanna Krupa,

Derek Hough with his ex-girlfriend Joanna

Nicole Scherzinger,

Derek Hough with his ex-girlfriend Nicole

Cheryl Cole,

Derek Hough with his ex-girlfriend Cheryl

Christina Jones,

Derek Hough with his ex-girlfriend Christina

Kristin Chenoweth,

Derek Hough with his ex-girlfriend Kristin

Maria Menounos,

Derek Hough with his ex-girlfriend Maria

Nina Dobrev,

Derek Hough with his ex-girlfriend Nina

Nicole Houston

Marital status Unmarried
Wife None
Children None

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actor Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Destination Not Known

Some Interesting Facts About Derek Hough

  • He appeared alongside Lindsey Stirling in the music video for The Arena which he also choreographed in the year 2016.
  • His first book Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion came out on August 5, 2014, which also entered The New York Times Best Seller list on August 24, 2014.
  • Derek participated in the celebrity edition of American Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day in the year 2017.
  • He was a founding member of the Ballas Hough Band (formerly Almost Amy).
  • He has also worked with world champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White in the year 2013.
  • Derek also learned to play the piano, guitar, and drums.
  • In the year 2002, he won the WDSF World Latin Championship and the Blackpool U-21 Latin title with Aneta Piotrowska in 2003.
  • it was announced on January 13, 2015, that he would appear in the New York Spring Spectacular, at Radio City Music Hall.
  • He is also very popular on Instagram has more than 3M followers.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @derekhough
  2. Twitter@derekhough
  3. Facebook @DerekHough