Julianna Grace LeBlanc, also known as Annie LeBlanc or Jules LeBlanc (Born: December 5, 2004) is a 17 years old American YouTuber who has been described in some quarters as one of the most famous teens in the world.
Annie changed her name because she wanted to go by the name of Jules – which is another nickname of hers, according to her, she has always been called Jules by those that knew her very well. Both “Annie” and “Jules” are shortened versions of her name
More than being a YouTuber, Annie is a former gymnast, singer, and actress. She has played Rhyme McAdams in several shows like Chicken Girls, Mani, Chicken Girls: The Movie, Spring Breakaway, and more. For a teenager, the YouTuber has accomplished a lot in her career.
She has been nominated for the coveted YouTube Streamy Award at least twice; first in 2017 under the Kids and Family category and then the following year for Best Acting in a Drama. Also in 2018, she bagged a Shorty Award for Muser of the Year. She has also won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Music Web Star and Kids Choice Award for Favorite Female Social Web Star; respectively in 2019 and 2020.
The versatile entertainer cum social media star has been famous almost all of her life. Her journey to stardom began as a gymnast when she was only three years old. To support her, her family started sharing her videos on YouTube; hardly did anyone imagine it would come to define her life and career.
She Is 17 Years Old and Is One of The Most Accomplished Teenage YouTubers
Not everything about Annie LeBlanc is known to her massive fan base but her age has never been a secret. You would easily find that she marks her birth anniversary every 5th of December. That was the day she was born in 2004 and according to records, her place of birth was in Augusta-Richmond, a consolidated city-county you would find on the central-eastern border of Georgia. She was born to Billy and Katie LeBlanc. Before her, they had a son named Caleb Logan LaBlanc; she is also an older sister to Hayley Noelle.
Still a teenager, Annie has accomplished a lot in her young life. The journey began when she was only two years old and started taking gymnastics classes. The following year, her family began sharing her videos on YouTube which marked the birth of Annie’s career as a YouTuber.
It was on the 21st of October 2008 that she joined YouTube, her channel was initially named “Acroanna” but she later renamed it “Annie LeBlance” and it is now known as “Jules LeBlanc”. Her channel as of October 2021, has 4.07 million subscribers with over 522.8 million views.
Also at a young age, Annie fell in love with singing. So while she trained as a gymnast, she also took to singing. She would later quit gymnastics in 2017 to focus on being an entertainer. According to her, she quit because she started disliking the competitive nature of the sport.
Her Exploits As A Singer and Actress
From YouTube, Annie has spread her popularity to other social sites, including TikTok where she has received immense love for her music. She proved that she has a future in the music industry when she collaborated with Hayden Summerall to drop a cover of Alex & Sierra’s song, “Little Do You Know”.
The cover went viral and found its way to the Emerging Artists Billboard Chart. Her 2017 cover of “Fly” by Maddie & Tea also made the Billboard chart. She released her first original song titled “Ordinary Girl” in November 2017 and was soon touring the country. Annie has released other singles over time and they include “Play Nice”, “Utopia”, “Two Sides”, and more.
Annie Leblanc made her acting debut in 2015 as Annie Bratayley in Neon Arcade, a TV series. In 2017, she began playing Rhyme McAdams/Celia Atkins in the web series, Chicken Girls. The years that followed saw her appear in other series like Side Hustle, Sunnyside Up, Expert Attempters, and A Girl Named Jo.
Sometime in 2016, she debuted as a producer on the We Are Savvy show. She has thus far executed the production of 32 episodes of the series and 16 episodes of A Girl Named Jo. She is also the executive producer of the 2020 short film, It Counts.
Here’s Why She Changed Her Name From Annie To Jules
The YouTuber’s full name is Julianna Grace LeBlanc and both “Annie” and “Jules” are short forms of her first name, Julianna. She had her fans confused about the name change in 2020 but later made a video to address the confusion and explained herself. Julianna explained that she had always been called Jules and she wants to go by the name. Her family has always been supportive of her and has no issues with the name change.
As hinted earlier, the YouTuber is not the only child of her parents, Katie and Billy Leblanc. She is only their middle child and first daughter. Although Jules was born in Augusta, Georgia, while her father was stationed at Fort Gordon, an army installation of the United States, she was raised in Severna Park located in Maryland before her family moved to Los Angeles, California where Jules would have better opportunities to build her career in entertainment.
She lost her older brother Caleb Logan who was born on the 13th of July 2002 in October 2015. He had been diagnosed with a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which eventually claimed his life. So Jules only has one sibling, her younger sister Hayley Noelle LeBlanc. She is also a YouTuber and actress with over a million subscribers to her channel as of October 2021. Hayley is popular on other social media platforms, with millions of dedicated followers.
The death of Annie LeBlance’s older brother was a difficult time for her family which according to some reports, contributed to the divorce of her parents. While her parents are no longer married, they have been committed to co-parenting their kids and helping them make the right choices for their careers and future.