Auliʻi Cravalho is a Hawaiian singer and actress who made her voice acting debut in the 2016 Disney animated musical feature Moana.
A native Hawaiian born and raised on the Big Island, Cravalho landed the title role of Moana, a teenaged Polynesian princess, at the age of only 14. Essentially plucked from obscurity, the high school sophomore won casting directors over with her poise, confidence, and strong voice. The film was released in November 2016 to much critical acclaim. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi