Auli’i Cravalho rose to popularity after her remarkable voice role in the 2016 Disney animation, Moana. The American actress and singer pulled a lot of weight with her performance in the production and is striving to gain more grounds in the competitive entertainment industry. Apart from Moana, Cravalho has appeared in TV series Rise where she made her debut as Lilette Suarez.
Cravalho has a promising future in the industry, giving her unique persona and charisma. We bet so many people wish to know about the beautiful damsel and her endeavors both on and off-screen. On this note, here are lesser known facts about the actress and musician.
Auli’i Cravalho’s Biography, Ethnicity
Her birth was registerd on November 22, 2000, in Kohala, Hawaii. Auli’i is a native of Hawaii but is also of Irish, Portuguese and Chinese descent. Growing up, she was a guru in the hula dance. As early as the age of five, Auli’i was already dancing the hula in her school. She attended Kamehameha Schools’ Kapālama campus. At school, she was also known for her unique soprano vocal range and performed in the glee club.
Cravalho attended auditions for Moana like every other girl without the slightest idea she would be picked. The Hawaiian beauty was in her freshman year in school when she landed the role. Prior to the auditions, Cravalho was reluctant to participate at first, having seen a large number of applications for the movie online. But after she was spotted by an Oahu talent agent, she was persuaded by the agent to go for the auditions. Auli who was reportedly the last girl to audition for the role was finally chosen from the tons of applicants across the Pacific Islands.
Auli lived out her childhood dream of becoming a Disney princess by giving her all to the success of the production of the animated movie. The Hawian actress confessed to connecting with the character, making it less of a work for her. The movie directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, greeted the theatres in November 2016 and garnered tons of positive reviews. Following its release, Moana grossed over $640 million and earned lots of awards.
This also meant massive recognition for its cacst members, especially Auli’i Cravalho who took on the titular character and main role. She won a Teen Choice Award in the Choice Movie: Breakout Star category. She also won an Annie Award in the Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production category. Cravalho equally bagged the Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award on December 21, 2016, in the Best Animated Female category.
She is to reprise her role of Moana in animated film Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, a sequel to Wreck-It Ralph.
Her Net Worth
Auli’i Cravalho has a promising future ahead of her, going by her miraculous breakthrough and exceptional talent. Following her short time in the limelight, there’s no well calculated figure with regards to her net worth but we will not omit the fact that some sources have estimared her net worth to be about $0.3 dollars. This figure is predicted to be a trifling amount for the actress if her admiration in the industry is to be considered.
Family Life, Parents
Auli’i Cravalho grew up with her mother, Puanani Cravalho in Mililani, Hawaii. Neither she nor her mother knew she would make the audition for her role in Moana. Her mother is very supportive of her career. Puanani was and is still so appreciative of her daughter and her achievements. Both mother and daughter never seize to mesmerize fans with their crystal expression of love and admiration for each other when in public. Not much is known about Auli’i’s father.
Other Facts You Need To Know About The Talented Actress
- Cravalho is still very much interested in finishing her education. According to her, she wants to study law or professions related to biology after high school.
- She attends an all Hawaiian school where one must be Hawaiian to be admitted.
- The actress was greatly applauded by stakeholders like Director John Musker for her bravery during the Moana auditions. According to the director, those rare attributes were what got her the role.
- The beautiful actress upholds her Polynesian culture and tradition and is very passionate about her roots, just like her mother.