Butters in 2019
|Born||April 15, 2009|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Julia Butters (born April 15, 2009) is an American child actress. She received critical acclaim for her role as Trudi Fraser in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. From 2016 to 2020, she starred as Anna-Kat Otto on ABC's sitcom American Housewife.
Butters was born in Los Angeles, California, to Darrin (a Disney animator from Kearney, Nebraska, who has worked on films like Frozen and Ralph Breaks the Internet), and Lorelei Butters (née Hill, a homemaker from Los Angeles, California).
Butters began her career at the age of two doing commercials. Her first speaking role was the role of Gabby in a Criminal Minds episode of the same name. In 2016, Butters portrayed the recurring role of Ella in the Prime Video series Transparent for eight episodes. Later that year, she began starring in the ABC sitcom American Housewife as Anna-Kat Otto.
When Quentin Tarantino was writing the script of his ninth film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, he spotted Butters on television, and later cast her in the role of precocious child actress Trudi Fraser. After she received critical acclaim for this role, Butters and her management team decided to pursue similar opportunities for her, leading her to leave American Housewife after four seasons. She was replaced in her American Housewife role by former Life in Pieces star Giselle Eisenberg.
|2015||The Rusted||Piper||Short film|
|2016||13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi||Beverly Silva|
|2016||Term Life||Cate (7 Years Old)|
|2016||A Family Man||Lauren Jensen|
|2019||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood||Trudi Fraser|
|2021||The Gray Man||Filming|
|2014||Criminal Minds||Gabby Hoffer||1 episode: "Gabby"|
|2015–2016||Best Friends Whenever||5 Year Old Cyd||Episodes: "When Shelby Met Cyd" and "Fight for the Future: Part 2"|
|2015–2016||Transparent||Ella||Recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2016||The Kicks||Ashley||Episode: "Take the Field"|
|2016–2020||American Housewife||Anna-Kat Otto||Main role (seasons 1–4); 90 episodes|
|2020||Short Circuit||Little Girl||Short Series; Voice Role; Episode: "Fetch"|
Awards and nominations
|2019||Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Performer||Nominated|
|Hollywood Critics Association for Best Performance by an Actress 23 and Under||Nominated|
|Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Youth in Film - Female||Won|
|Music City Film Critics' Association Award for Best Young Actress||Nominated|
|Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Youth Performance||Nominated|
|San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Artist||Nominated|
|Seattle Film Critics Award for Best Youth Performance||Nominated|
|Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Youth Performance||Nominated|
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