|Auli’i Cravalho Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||November 22, 2000|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Auli’i Cravalho is an American actor, voice artist, stage actor, and singer who is known for her roles like Moana (voice) in Moana, Moana: Gone Fishing, and Ralph Breaks the Internet, Lilette Suarez in the NBC musical drama series Rise, Amber Appleton in the Netflix drama film All Together Now, Rayna Perez in the YouTube Premium comedy science fiction anthology series Weird City, and Veronica (voice) in the Disney Channel computer-animated adventure series Elena of Avalor.
Li’i, Sunshine, Moana
Kohala, Hawaii, United States
Auli’i attended Kamehameha School at the Kapālama Campus until sophomore year. In 2017, she continued to be a registered student there but couldn’t attend school full-time due to the extensive travel required to fulfill her acting jobs.
Actor, Voice Artist, Stage Actor, Singer
- Father – Dwayne Cravalho
- Mother – Puanani Cravalho née Freitas (Administrative Assistant)
- Others – Christino Cravalho (Paternal Grandfather), Elizabeth Medeiros (Paternal Grandmother), Robert Freitas (Maternal Grandfather), Amy Mokihana Keanaaina (Maternal Grandmother)
Auliʻi Cravalho has been signed with –
- Melissa Berger-Brennan
- CESD Talent Agency
- Framework Entertainment, Talent Management Company, West Hollywood, California, United States
Walt Disney Records
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Asian, White, and Hispanic)
She has Chinese and Native Hawaiian lineage on her mother’s side and Irish, Portuguese, and Puerto Rican ancestry on her father’s side.
In April 2020, she came out as bisexual via a TikTok video.
34-25-34 in or 86-63.5-86 cm
2 (US) or 6 (UK) or 34 (EU)
7.5 (US) or 5 (UK) or 38 (EU)
Best Known For
Giving voice to Disney’s first Polynesian character, Moana in the animated feature film of the same name released in November 2016. This role won her Teen Choice Award for “Choice Movie: Breakout Star”, Annie Award for “Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production”, and “Best Animated Female” award by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. She was also nominated in the “Best Voice Performance” category by the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association as well as for a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Movie: Fantasy Actress”.
As a Singer
Auli’i has sung various songs like How Far I’ll Go, I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors), Know Who You Are, Where You Are, etc.
Auli’i’s first theatrical film was the animated fantasy film Moana in 2016 where she lent her voice to the character of Moana.
First TV Show
In 2016, Auli’i appeared in the talk show Made in Hollywood as herself for the interview of the cast of Moana.
- Diet and exercise are not a major priority for Auli’i yet since she has to travel a lot while juggling her studies.
- She enjoys trying out different treats and healthy food options particularly while visiting NYC and often shares them on her social media accounts.
- The range and variety of food Auli’i come across while traveling is overwhelming and she confesses that sometimes her stomach fails to adjust to the variety of food she has tried.
- She depends upon Postmates Food Delivery Service while she is staying in New York City to maintain a stable and regular daily eating pattern.
- For exercise, Auli’i told The New York Times that she likes to surf, swim, play water polo, and paddle outrigger canoes on her favorite beach in Hawaii.
Auli’i Cravalho Favorite Things
- Hobbies Other Than singing – Painting, drawing, reading
- Books – Gregor the Overlander series, The Book Thief
- Food – Pasta, cereals
- Disney Princess – Mulan
- Best Part About Hawaii – The ‘aloha’ spirit of the natives
- Actress – Meryl Streep
- Singers – Hozier, Matt Corby, Nat King Cole
- Color – Pale Blue
Auli’i Cravalho Facts
- Casting Director of Moana, Rachel Sutton revealed that Auli’i was the very last girl she saw on her last day of casting.
- Auli’i’s life changed so drastically post Moana‘s release that she started journaling to capture her fast-paced, busy tryst with fame into a lifetime memory.
- She catches up on studying and homework in the car, airplane, or hotel room whenever she can and was even studying in between rehearsals for her Oscar performance!
- She is deeply attached to her overweight pet cat. Auli’i named her Chin-Chin because the cat has a double chin.
- Her final audition of Moana was released on YouTube in October 2015.
- Auli’i’s single, How Far I’ll Go was nominated for the Best Original Song at the 89th Academy Awards (Aired February 2017) and 74th Golden Globe Awards (Aired January 2017). She also performed the single on stage during the Oscars to much critical acclaim and appreciation.
- Auli’i subscribes to the storyline of Moana in real life, that a person does not need a love interest to discover oneself. She agrees that making the effort for an emotional journey to find your purpose is always worth the time.
- In 2018, she co-starred as Lilette Suarez, a high school student and member of the Stanton drama club cast in the lead role of Wendla, in the musical drama series Rise.
- The funniest question about Hawaii that took Auli’i by surprise was when someone asked if people have access to Wi-Fi / Internet there.
- She was cast as a Teenage daughter in the Off-Broadway live reading for Have a Nice Day at Minetta Lane Theater in 2018.
- She shot an NBC pilot Drama High with How I Met Your Mother star, Josh Radnor in New York City and absolutely loved wearing winter clothes which were a fresh change after a lifetime of beachwear in Hawaii.
- In an interview with People in 2020, she told that after doing the Disney film Moana, she is being recognized as Moana more by parents rather than the young kids (for whom the film was actually made).
- Alongside Rhenzy Feliz, Judy Reyes, Justina Machado, Fred Armisen, and others, she co-starred as Amber Appleton in the 2020 drama film All Together Now.
- Despite being allergic to cats, she has a male pet cat named Rocco. She adopted the cat from her publicist friend who found Rocco under her house.
- She has many tattoos on her body. After a big event or at a new location with a friend, she likes to get one.
- Auli’i has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Because of this, her body is very flexible. She can turn her arms 360 degrees.
- She is a book collector and already has over 100 books.
- Auli’i likes spending time at thrift stores or garage sales.
- Whenever she buys a new piece of clothing, she ditches one piece from her almirah to maintain balance.
- She likes to solve puzzles, read, and even paint. All these things help her to destress.