Chloe Auli'i Cravalho
November 22, 2000
Kohala, Hawaii, U.S.
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
Chloe Auliʻi Cravalho (/aʊˈliːʔi krəˈvɑːljoʊ/; born November 22, 2000) is an American actress. She made her acting debut as the voice of the title character in the Disney animated musical film Moana (2016). She went on to star in the NBC drama series Rise (2018), the Netflix drama film All Together Now (2020) and the Hulu romantic comedy Crush (2022).
Cravalho was born in Kohala, Hawaii, to Cathleen Puanani Cravalho and Dwayne Cravalho. She is of Native Hawaiian, Puerto Rican, Portuguese, Chinese, and Irish descent. At the time she made her breakthrough, she was living in Mililani, Hawaii, with her mother and was in her first year of high school, singing soprano in the glee club at Kamehameha Schools' Kapālama campus.
Cravalho has stated that she was initially not going to audition for Moana because "there were already so many great submissions that I didn't think I needed to try out". However, an Oahu talent agent discovered her through a charity video contest and brought her to Los Angeles to audition for the role. Casting director Rachel Sutton has stated that Cravalho was the last person to audition out of hundreds of actresses.
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. The series premiered on March 13, 2018, but NBC cancelled the series on May 15, 2018, due to low ratings.
In May 2017, she sang the national anthem at the National Memorial Day Concert.
In November 2017, Cravalho announced she was going to reprise her role as Moana in the first Hawaiian-language dubbed Disney film. The dubbed Moana premiered on June 10, 2018.
On November 5, 2019, Cravalho portrayed Ariel in ABC's The Little Mermaid Live!, a live-action concert rendition of The Little Mermaid. In 2020, she starred in All Together Now, directed by Brett Haley for Netflix.
In 2020, Cravalho participated in Acting for a Cause, a live classic play and screenplay reading series created, directed and produced by Brando Crawford. Cravalho played Gwendolen Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest, Laertes in Hamlet, Lady Catherine in Pride and Prejudice, and Jeannie Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The reading raised funds for non-profit charities including Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Cravalho was cast as the title character, Hailey, in the animated comedy-adventure series Hailey's On It!, which is slated to premiere in 2023.
In April 2020, Cravalho publicly came out as bisexual. In June 2021, Cravalho announced that she had been accepted into Columbia University and subsequently revealed that she planned to major in environmental science at the school.
|2016||Moana||Moana (voice)||English and Hawaiian-language versions|
|2017||Moana: Gone Fishing||Short film|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet||Cameo|
|2020||All Together Now||Amber Appleton|
|Darby and the Dead||Capri Donahue|
|TBA||Mean Girls: The Musical||Janis Sarkisian||Filming|
|2018||Rise||Lilette Suarez||Main role|
|2019||Weird City||Rayna Perez||Episode: "Go to College"|
|The Little Mermaid Live!||Ariel||Live concert TV special|
|Elena of Avalor||Veronica (voice)||Episode: "The Last Laugh"|
|2022||Harmonious Live!||Herself - Narrator||Live concert TV special|
|Maui Shark Mystery||Narrator||Main narrative|
|2023||The Power||Jos Cleary-Lopez||Main role|
|Hailey's On It!||Hailey Banks (voice)||Main role|
|2019||The Sims 4||Nalani Mahiʻai (voice)||Sims 4: Island Living Gameplay Trailer|
|2022||Disney Dreamlight Valley||Moana (voice)|
|2023||Ark 2||Meeka (voice)|
|2018||Have a Nice Day||Teenage daughter||Minetta Lane Theatre||Off-Broadway live reading|
|2023||Sunset Boulevard||Betty Schaefer||Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center||Regional|
|2018||Live Your Story||Herself||Music video for Walt Disney Records|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Best Animated Female||Moana||Won[a]|||
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Voice Performance||Moana||Nominated|||
|2017||Annie Awards||Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production||Moana||Won[b]|||
|Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Frenemies (with Dwayne Johnson)||Moana||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Breakout Star||Moana||Won|||
|Choice Movie: Fantasy Actress||Moana||Nominated|||
- ^ Tied with Ginnifer Goodwin for Zootopia
- ^ Tied with Jason Bateman for Zootopia
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- ^ "Auliʻi on Instagram: "Aloha nui kākou! Eia nō hoʻi au ʻo Auliʻi Cravalho ma Nuioka nei. A piha ʻeu ka hauʻoli i ka hana hou ʻia ʻana ʻo Moana... a i kēia…"". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 23, 2021. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
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- ^ ""The Importance of Being Earnest" Feat. Auli'i Cravalho, Justice Smith - Dir. Brando Crawford". YouTube. March 26, 2020. Archived from the original on November 3, 2020. Retrieved June 29, 2021.
- ^ "'Hailey's On It!', an Animated Comedy-Adventure Series About a Teen Who Must Overcome Her Fears in Order To Save the World, Greenlit by Disney Branded Television" (Press release). Disney Branded Television. November 18, 2021. Archived from the original on February 8, 2022. Retrieved February 8, 2022 – via Disney General Entertainment Content.
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- 2000 births
- Living people
- Actresses from Hawaii
- American child actresses
- American child singers
- American people of Native Hawaiian descent
- Hawaii people of Portuguese descent
- American film actresses
- American television actresses
- American voice actresses
- Annie Award winners
- Audiobook narrators
- Bisexual actresses
- Columbia University alumni
- Hispanic and Latino American actresses
- Hispanic and Latino American women singers
- Kamehameha Schools alumni
- LGBT Hispanic and Latino American people
- LGBT Native Hawaiians
- LGBT people from Hawaii
- American LGBT people of Asian descent
- Native Hawaiian actresses
- Native Hawaiian musicians
- People from Hawaii (island)
- Walt Disney Records artists
- 20th-century American actresses
- 21st-century American actresses
- 20th-century American women singers
- 20th-century American singers
- 21st-century American women singers
- 21st-century American singers
- 21st-century American LGBT people
- American bisexual actors
- American people of Chinese descent
- American people of Irish descent