He also won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2013 for three routines that he choreographed on the show.
Hough has also acted in several stage productions such as in the 2006 original production of Footloose: The Musical at the Novelo Theatre in London's West End.
On Wednesday morning (July 18, 2018) the American Sun-Times reported Derek Hough and girlfriend, to be shopping for engagement rings.
The couple was seen closely eyeing some pricey bling in a couple of major jewelry stores — especially major diamond baubles that could only be described as the kind usually slipped on a woman’s left-hand ring finger. (read more)According to some insiders, they'll soon be engaged. Rumor Explodes on Twitter Naturally, the Sun-Times’ article sent Facebook and Twitter into a frenzy.
He also starred in Make Your Move, a 2013 Romeo and Juliet-inspired South Korean-American independent dance film.
In 2014, he joined the cast of ABC's network musical drama Nashville where he is set to play movie star Noah West.
Hough was one of the featured dancers on the original Dancing with the Stars tour and a choreographer on the BBC (UK) hit show, Dance X.In addition to choreographing the hit music video Parachute for British popstar Cheryl Cole, Hough performed live with her on her 2010 concert tour in England and France to rave reviews and standing ovations.Hough can also add author to his growing list of credits.All four of Hough's grandparents were dancers, and his parents met while on a ballroom dancing team in college, in Idaho.He is also a cousin to Riker, Rydel, Rocky and Ross Lynch from R5.