Julia Goldani Telles

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Julia Goldani Telles
Julia Goldani Telles May 2015 (cropped).jpg
Born Julia Goldani Telles
(1995-03-18) March 18, 1995 (age 22)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, ballet dancer
Years active 2011–present
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]

Julia Goldani Telles (born March 18, 1995)[2] is a American actress and ballet dancer. She is best known for her supporting role as Whitney Solloway on the Showtime original series The Affair and as Sasha Torres on the short-lived ABC Family series Bunheads.

Early life[edit]

Telles was born in Los Angeles, California to a Brazilian mother and Mexican American father. She moved with her parents to Rio de Janeiro when she was almost two years old.[2][3] It was there that she was introduced to the world of ballet at the age of five.[4] When the family relocated back to Los Angeles at age five,[2] Telles could only speak Portuguese and learned English after the family's move.[5] Telles moved to New York City when she was thirteen[2] and attended Professional Children's School in Manhattan, New York.

Telles trained at the School of American Ballet and Ballet Academy East,[6] and appeared in numerous ballet performances including Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Don Quixote, and Swan Lake.[4] A case of tendonitis and labral tears in her hips at the age of 15 forced Telles to stop practicing ballet for a year; to avoid depression, she decided to take a drama course.[7]

Career[edit]

Telles' first role in television came in 2011 when she successfully auditioned for the part of Sasha Torres in ABC Family's Bunheads. She did so having never had an acting job before and without head-shots or a résumé.[8] Her agent felt Bunheads should have been one of her first auditions as he felt she would be comfortable with the dancing aspect of the show.[6] The pilot episode was filmed in November 2011. Bunheads was picked up to series and ran for eighteen episodes from June 11, 2012 to February 25, 2013.

As well as Bunheads, Telles also appeared in the Nat & Alex Wolff music video for the song "Greatest Prize" in early 2012.[9]

She also guest starred on the Blue Bloods episode "The Bogeyman" which aired January 10, 2014.

Telles plays the role of Whitney on the Showtime drama series The Affair.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012–2013 Bunheads Sasha Torres 18 episodes
2014 Blue Bloods Morgan Episode: "The Bogeyman"
2014 The Carrie Diaries Amelia Strong Episode: "Hungry Like the Wolf"
2014 Nurse Jackie Mandy 3 episodes
2014–present The Affair Whitney Solloway
2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Sandee Martin Episode: "Spring"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMDb Resume for Julia Goldani Telles". Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Julia Goldani Telles". MediaBang. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ Brandão, Liv (5 October 2015). "Julia Goldani Telles, uma quase brasileira em 'The affair". Jornal O Globo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Sasha Torres by Julia Goldani Telles". ABC Family. Archived from the original on October 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive Q&A with Bunheads' Julia Goldani Telles". ABC Family. Archived from the original on June 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Fuhrer, Margaret (May 2012). "Ballet in Your Living Room". Pointe. Archived from the original on July 28, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ Martin, Denise (February 25, 2013). "Bunheads' Julia Goldani Telles Does Teen Turmoil En Pointe". Vulture. New York. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "BunheadsBLOG Exclusive Q&A with Julia Goldani Telles". BunheadsBLOG. June 26, 2012. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ Nat & Alex Wolff - Greatest Prize (Official Music Video). February 14, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ Gilman, Hannah (October 10, 2014). "Julia Goldani Telles, The Affair Interview". Teen Vogue. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 

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