Auli’i Cravalho is an American actress, voice actress and singer, who made her acting debut as the titular character in the 2016 Disney animated feature film Moana. Since 2018, Cravalho made her television debut starring as Lilette Suarez in the NBC drama series Rise.
Cravalho was born in Kohala, Hawaii, to a mother of Native Hawaiian descent and a father of mixed Puerto Rican, Portuguese, Chinese, and Irish descent. Moreover, at the time she made her breakthrough, she was living in Mililani, Hawaii with her mother and was in her freshman year of high school, singing soprano in the glee club at Kamehameha Schools’ Kapālama campus.
Career of Auli’i Cravalho
Cravalho has stated that she was initially not going to audition for Moana because “there were already so many great submissions over YouTube”. However, an Oahu talent agent discovered her at a charity competition and encouraged her to audition for the role. Likewise, The Walt Disney Company has stated that Cravalho was the last person to audition out of hundreds of actresses.
Since February 2017, it was announced that she had been cast in the pilot for the NBC drama Rise, which was ordered to series on May 4, 2017. Similarly, the series premiered on March 13, 2018, but NBC cancelled the series on May 15, 2018, due to low ratings. Since in November 2017, Cravalho announced she was going to reprise her role as Moana in the first-ever Hawaiian-language dubbed Disney movie. Further, the dubbed Moana premiered on June 10, 2018.
Cravalho is portraying Ariel in a live-action concert rendition of The Little Mermaid on November 5, 2019. She is set to star in Sorta Like a Rock Star, directed by Brett Haley for Netflix.
- Full Name: Auliʻi Cravalho
- Date of Date: November 22, 2000
- Age: 18 years
- Birth Place: Kohala, Hawaii
- Height: 1.6 m
- Parents: Puanani Cravalho
- Education: Kamehameha Schools – Kapālama Campus
- Nationality American
- Occupation Actress, voice actress, singer
- Years active 2016–present
- Net Worth: $0.3 million
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