Auli’i Cravalho, Voice of Moana, Charms on the Oscars Stage and Red Carpet
What does Moana look like in real life? Well, those who were unfamiliar with actor-singer Auli'i Cravalho before the 89th Annual Academy Awards may have found themselves taken with both her performance of Best Original Song nominee "How Far I'll Go" alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda — and her breathtakingly constructed gold and white gown on the red carpet.
The Hawaii-born 16-year-old actress is of Filipino, Chinese, Irish, Native Hawaiian, Portuguese, and Puerto Rican descent, and Moana marked her voice acting debut. The film was another success for Disney, grossing $243,189,793 at the box office and nabbing an Oscar nomination for the Miranda co-written soundtrack.