Julianne Hough is a Force to Be Rekoned With

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Julianne is a force!

There is no doubt that Julianne Hough is a gorgeous and talented triple threat, and she's only 23 years old. For some if us, it's hard to imagine accomplishing what she has already accomplished in a life-time, let alone before the age of 25. Best known for her killer choreography on Dancing with the Stars , the two-time champion has been celebrating her birthday (July 20th) poolside with her loved ones, Ryan Seacrest and brother Derek Hough. She must be something special because Seacrest is a notorious workaholic, and he has so many jobs now it's hard to keep track.

She also found time to visit a children's hospital in Philadelphia before resuming filming her role as Sherrie Christian in "Rock of Ages " along with co-stars Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige and Bryan Cranston. The much-anticipated film will be released June 1, 2012.

Until then, we can look forward to seeing her in the remake of the 1984 hit "Footloose"with costars Kenny Wormald and Dennis Quaid. Hough plays the daughter of a strict religious father (Quaid) who participates in the downfall of a public ban against dancing following the tragic death of several people. If the movie posters and trailer are any indication of what is in store, it will be a box office success when it is released October 14, 2011.

Hough has already realized her dream of country stardom by releasing two albums that landed in coveted spots on the Billboard charts. Her self-titled debut album was released 2008, and hit the Billboard Country charts at #1, making it the highest debut for a country artist since 2006. Her freshman album catapulted due to the success of her first two singles "That Song in My Head" and "My Hallelujah Song" and earned her the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards for Top New Female Vocalist and Top New Artist. Her second album, Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection, was released a few months later and was also well received.

Besides dancing, sing, and acting, she has also put out multiple workout and dance videos, thus increasing her brand. She also has two workout videos "Just Dance!" and "Ballroom Cardio", under the "Dance with Julianne" brand. Not only is Hough a master at balancing her personal and professional life, she is a force to be reckoned with. As the the youngest of five children from Sandy, Utah, it looks like she's doing just fine.

Happy 23rd Julianne!

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