Marabeth Hough is one of the sisters of renowned American dancer Julianne Hough, but she has also built a successful career as a stunt performer, realtor, singer, songwriter, and health coach.
Julianne Hough became a global sensation through her exploits as a dancer, an actress, and a singer. She has proved her mettle on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars on many occasions and received three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Choreography.
As the big sister of a famous person, Julianne’s fame rubbed off on Marabeth, but she is yet to attain that level of popularity, despite her many endeavors. However, Marabeth is doing quite well in her own right. A look at who Marabeth Hough is and what she has been up to.
Marabeth Hough is Older Than her Sister Julianne
Julianne is the last of the five children born in the Hough family. While the dancer was born in 1988, her sister Marabeth was born in 1980. This means she is eight years older than Julianne. The sisters were born in Utah into a Mormon family, and their parents have been identified as Bruce and Marriann Hough. Marabeth’s parents called it quits with their marriage when their kids were still young and have moved on to other relationships.
From a white American family, growing up for Marabeth must have been filled with good memories as she seemed to be from a rich background. Her father served two tenures as the chairman of the Utah Republican Party. Her family is also rich in talent as she is surrounded by entertainers in different fields, especially dance.
Even her grandparents, all four of them, were dancers in their days, but Marabeth has found her passion in other fields. She has a hand in different career pies and has done remarkably well in her endeavors.
What Does Marabeth Hough Do for a Living?
Aside from Julianne, all of Marabeth’s grandparents were dancers, and her only brother Derek is also a dancer. Her other sister Katherine is also in the entertainment industry as an actress. On her part, Marabeth is also in the showbiz industry but as a stunt performer. She is also a singer and songwriter, but none of that has brought her to the spotlight.
In addition to her showbiz career, Marabeth Hough is a realtor and health coach. She was once the president of Nutraceutical Corporation and co-founded a company known as Gartner Hough Advertising. Her father was a partner in the company and helped set it up. Derek, Marabeth’s brother, is also a co-owner of Gartner Hough Advertising.
Is Marabeth Hough as Famous as her Siblings?
Marabeth Hough is not close to the level of fame her siblings enjoy in their various career endeavors, especially her sister Julianne and brother Derek who are often mistaken to be twins. Both Derek and Julianne are known professionals on the Dancing with the Stars show. Julianne has been dancing professionally since 2001 and emerged as one of the Million Dollar Dancers during the ABC game show known as Show Me the Money in 2006.
A career milestone was achieved by Julianne in 2007 when she grabbed the trophy at the Dancing with the Stars season four in 2007. It was a record-breaking win as she made history as the youngest professional dancer to win on the show. She clinched the prize with her dance partner Apolo Ohno – Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater.
Julianne also won season five of the dancing competition, and in no time, the awards started trickling in. She has grabbed three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography and won the trophy once in 2015 alongside her brother Derek Hough. Derek Hough is another famous person among Marabeth’s siblings after Julianne.
He is also a professional dancer with a robust profile. He specializes in Latin and ballroom dance and works as a choreographer, actor, and singer. Derek joined Dancing with the Stars at the same time as Julianne. While Julianne has won the show only twice, Derek has scooped the trophy a record six times.
He has also earned eleven Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Choreography and won the award three times. In addition to acting, Derek is also an actor and has acted in stage productions, including West End’s premiere of Footloose: The Musical at the Novello Theatre. He was a judge on World of Dance (2017-2020), an NBC dance contest series.
Marabeth’s other siblings are Sharee and Katherine. While Sharee’s career pursuit is unknown, Katherine is an actress, but her popularity is nothing compared to that of Julianne and Derek. In all, Marabeth’s siblings are mostly more famous than her, but the fame has rubbed off on all family members.
Marabeth Hough is Married
Marabeth has been married to Michael Poole since 2002. The 19-year-old union was sealed in a wedding that took place on September 8, 2002, in the United States. There are no details about how their relationship started before they sealed it in holy matrimony.
In like manner, nothing has been said about the career and life of Marabeth’s husband. Nevertheless, they are doing well in their different career endeavors, and the union has been happy with no controversies. The two are now parents to Aidan Poole, whom they welcomed on September 29, 2004.
Marabeth’s son is currently 17 years old. Aidan is a skateboarder and content creator on TikTok through his account, which has garnered billions of views following him. He does lip-syncing videos, comedy, POV, and more. He is also active on Instagram, where he shares posts about his family and daily life.