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Overview (2)

Born in Irvington, New York, USA
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Julianna Rose Mauriello was born in Irvington, New York on a glorious spring morning, May 26, 1991. Always singing, she appeared as a child in Party Scene of The Nutcracker at SUNY Purchase, asleep under the Christmas tree. Her fascination with performing continued to grow as she first watched her sisters and brother participate in Pleasantville High School's musical theater productions, and later joined them on stage as one of the Snow children in a performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. A summer at French Woods Performing Arts Festival cemented her affection for the stage, leading to an introduction to prominent theatrical agent, Nancy Carson, and her first professional role as Li'l Titch in the 2002 revival of another Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Oklahoma!.

To be closer to her work, she and the family moved into Manhattan. Julianna began attending Professional Performing Arts School where she is currently an honor student. Following her first professional stage experience, further appearances included Gypsy: A Musical Fable with Bernadette Peters, understudying several roles including Baby June, and New York City Center Encores!®, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. In addition to her stage work, she made commercials and specialty films, working for Volvo, Wendy's, AstraZeneca (Nexium), and Disney Entertainment.

In a twist worthy of entertainment lore, the original girl cast to star in a new Nickelodeon TV show declined to continue with the project. As a result, her agent put Julianna up for the role of 'Stephanie' in LazyTown, a fresh, funny show blending music, movement and healthful messages for young children, now a mainstay of Nick Jr.'s pre-school programming. The show's creator, Icelander Magnus Scheving, selected Julianna for her unique mix of talent and energy as an ideal nucleus for the show's positive messages. In connection with her work on LazyTown, Ms. Mauriello relocated to Iceland to shoot episodes for three seasons, learning Icelandic in the process; appeared as a presenter on Iceland's Edda Awards; and has made live and/or broadcast appearances in 70 countries on 5 continents.

In 2006, she was selected by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as a nominee for its Daytime Emmy Award, "Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series". The world continues to reward LazyTown's upbeat message with many accolades and awards, the most recent being a nomination in the 'International' category by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts for its upcoming 2006 Children's' BAFTA.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mark Mauriello

Trivia (20)

Studies ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling and Irish step dancing.
Has studied dance and voice with Janine Molinari and Rona Leslie.
Has attended the Professional Performing Arts School in NYC.
Is a fan of U2.
Has a miniature poodle, named after Audrey Hepburn that Magnus and everyone at LazyTown Entertainment chipped in and bought her for her 13th birthday.
Learned to speak Icelandic while in Reykjavik filming LazyTown.
She has a sister, Alex Mauriello, who is also an actress.
Is 9 years older than her character, Stephanie (as of May 2007).
She has admitted to being a purse-o-holic. She has over 60 purse and handbags.
Wants to be in the movies someday.
She helped design with the wardrobe designers at LazyTown, Maria Olafsdottir and Maria Valles, the pink "Emmy" dress that she wore to the event.
Sent an audition tape of Juli to Magnus before getting the role of Stephanie.
Her family background is Italian (paternal), Irish, and German (maternal).
She admires her family the most.
Is a fan of The Simpsons.
Back in the USA after successfully filming the third season of LazyTown in Iceland. [November 2006]
In New York City. [July 2007]
In Iceland filming the second season of LazyTown. [February 2006]
Is in negotiations for the role of 'Pyper' in the film, "A Fix". [November 2007]
Living in New York. [2008]

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