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(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Film Magic)LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: TV personality Mary Murphy attends FOX, 20th Century FOX Television, FX Networks and National Geographic Channel's 2014 Emmy Award Nominee Celebration at Vibiana on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)JUDGES: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: L-R: Resident judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (- PM ET/PT) on FOX.The veteran ballroom dancer and longtime fan favorite of the reality show, who left in early 2015, returns this summer to fill the slot vacated by her one-time replacement Paula Abdul."I am thrilled that Mary will return to and I'm sure the fans will be, as well," said executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe."She brings an energy and enthusiasm that's contagious and I can't wait for her to join me on the judging panel.(Photo by FOX via Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: TV personality Mary Murphy arrives at the American Idol XIII grand finale at Nokia Theatre L. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images) Murphy joins Lythgoe, returning host Cat Deeley and a yet-to-be-named third judge.Her addition comes on the eve of auditions for the summer season.Despite their success, the constant travel and Murphy's domestic commitments took their toll. She acted as a dance double for Julia Roberts in the movie Something to Talk About and appeared in Dance With Me, starring Vanessa L. She currently runs her dance studio and organizes a Las Vegas dance competition, the Holiday Dance Classic. In an October 2009 interview on Larry King Live, Murphy said that as a young bride and during her nine year marriage she was a victim of domestic abuse.
Murphy was part of the original guest judge and choreographer pool when season 1 began in 2005.
She became an instructor after only one week, and the studio owner invited her to attend the United States Ballroom Championships in New York City, which was the event that influenced her to commit to a career in ballroom dancing. Open Championships in England, she met Manfred Sigletz, and a dancing partnership was formed.
Murphy moved to California and searched for a dance partner while working as an instructor. The two began to compete and eventually became the 19 Austrian National Champions. She retired from competition and shifted her focus toward her dance academy.
(Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Wire Image)WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 20: Television personality Mary Murphy arrives at the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour - FOX All-Star Party at Soho House on July 20, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.
(Photo by Amanda Edwards/Wire Image)LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 19: Tv personality/choreographer Mary Murphy speaks onstage during Dizzy Feet Foundation's Celebration Of Dance Gala at The Music Center on July 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.