Julia Butters

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Julia Butters
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Julia Butters in 2019
Born (2009-04-15) April 15, 2009 (age 10)
Years active2011–present

Julia Butters (born April 15, 2009) is an American child actress. She received critical acclaim[1][2][3][4][5] for her role as Trudi Fraser in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Since 2016, she has starred as Anna-Kat Otto on ABC's sitcom American Housewife.

Early life[edit]

Butters was born in Los Angeles, California, to Darrin (a Disney animator who has worked on films like Frozen and Ralph Wrecks the Internet),[6] and Lorelei Butters (a homemaker),[7] who are both from Kearney, Nebraska.


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.[8] In 2016, Butters portrayed the recurring role of Ella in the Amazon Prime series Transparent for eight episodes.[9] Later that year, she began starring in the ABC sitcom American Housewife as Anna-Kat Otto.[10]

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 actor Trudi Fraser.[11]


Year Title Role Notes
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
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Criminal Minds Gabby Hoffer 1 episode: "Gabby"
2015–2016 Best Friends Whenever 5 Year Old Cyd 2 episodes
2015–2016 Transparent Ella Recurring role; 8 episodes
2016 The Kicks Ashley 1 episode: "Take the Field"
2016–present American Housewife Anna-Kat Otto Main role
2016 Pals Julia Television film


  1. ^ Scott, A.O. (July 24, 2019). "'Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood' Review: We Lost It at the Movies". The New York Times. New York City: New York Times Company.
  2. ^ Miller, Matt (July 26, 2019). "The Real Breakout Star of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Is the 10-Year-Old Actress Who Shares Scenes With Leonardo DiCaprio". Esquire. New York City: Hearst Corporation.
  3. ^ Travers, Peter (July 22, 2019). "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Review: Tarantino's Violent Tinseltown Valentine". Rolling Stone. New York City: Wenner Media LLC.
  4. ^ Edelstein, David (July 26, 2019). "Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Is a Seductive Pipe Dream". Vulture. New York City: New York Media.
  5. ^ Greenblatt, Leah (July 23, 2019). "Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a wild, shaggy '60s thrill ride". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation.
  6. ^ Curto, Justin (2019-07-19). "Meet Julia Butters, the 10-Year-Old Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Breakout Star". People.
  7. ^ Malkin, Marc (July 25, 2019). "'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Actress Julia Butters on Working With Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt". Variety. Los Angeles, California: Penske Media Corporation.
  8. ^ "Butters' daughter gets taste of Hollywood". Kearney Hub. March 8, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Vessing, Etan (June 8, 2018). "James Marsden, Julia Butters Join Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood". The Hollywood Reporter. los Angeles, California: Eldridge Industries.
  10. ^ "Julia Butters | American Housewife". ABC. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  11. ^ Desta, Yohana (July 26, 2019). "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood: Meet the 10-Year-Old Leo Compared to a Young Meryl Streep". Vanity Fair. New York City: Condé Nast.

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