Auliʻi Cravalho

Auliʻi Cravalho

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Auliʻi Cravalho
Auli'i Cravalho December 2016.jpg

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Cravalho at the Moana premiere in Samoa, December 2016
Born (2000-11-22) November 22, 2000 (age 17)[1]
Kohala, Hawaii, U.S.[1]
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2016–present

Auliʻi Cravalho (/ˈlʔi krəˈvɑːlj/;[2][3] born November 22, 2000)[1] is an American actress, singer and musician who made her acting debut as the title character in the 2016 film Moana.[4][5][6][7] In 2018, Cravalho made her television debut starring as Lilette Suarez in the NBC drama series Rise.

Early life[edit]

Cravalho was born in Kohala, Hawaii.[1] She is of Native Hawaiian, Puerto Rican, Irish, Portuguese and Chinese descent.[8][9] At the time she made her breakthrough, she was living in Mililani, Hawaii with her mother, Puanani Cravalho and was in her freshman year of high school at Kamehameha SchoolsKapālama campus.[10]


Cravalho has stated that she was initially not going to audition for Moana because “there were already so many great submissions over YouTube“.[11] However, an Oahu talent agent discovered her at a charity competition and encouraged her to audition for the role.[9][11] The Walt Disney Company has stated that Cravalho was the last person to audition out of hundreds of actresses.[9][12]

In 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.[13][14] The series premiered on March 13, 2018, but NBC cancelled the series on May 15, 2018 due to low ratings.[15]

In November 2017, Cravalho announced she was going to reprise her role as Moana in the first ever Hawaiian-language dubbed Disney movie.[16] The dubbed Moana premiered on June 10, 2018.[17]


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Moana Moana (voice) English and Hawaiian-language versions[18]
2017 Moana: Gone Fishing Moana (voice) Short film
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Moana (voice) Cameo
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Rise Lilette Suarez Main role
2019 Weird City[19] Rayna Perez Guest role
Year Title Role Venue Notes
2018 Have a Nice Day[20] Teenage daughter Minetta Lane Theater Off-Broadway live reading

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2016 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Moana Won [a][21]
2016 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Animated Female Moana Won [b][22]
2016 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Voice Performance Moana Nominated [23]
2017 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Frenemies (with Dwayne Johnson) Moana Nominated [24]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Fantasy Actress Moana Nominated [25]
Choice Movie: Breakout Star Moana Won

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