Puanani Cravalho is the mother of American actress Auli’i Cravalho, better known for voicing the titular character in the film Moana. Puanani came into the limelight in 2016 when her daughter won the role of voicing Moana in the movie of the same name. Otherwise, she is a person who prefers to lead her life privately, away from the attention of the media. Little is known about her childhood, parents, and siblings, and as such, her exact date of birth is unknown.
Puanani Cravalho has not been so open about her love life, and it is hard to tell if she is currently married. Puanani was married to Dwayne Cravalho, but it is unclear what conspired between them. As of 2016, Puanani was living with just her daughter; she has not revealed whether she divorced Dwayne.
Besides, it is unclear if she met someone else, and maybe she is married. Puanani has kept this information from the internet as she does not want to be the topic of discussion if things don’t work out.
Relationship with Her Daughter
Puanani Cravalho has a great relationship with her daughter; for a long time, it has always been her daughter and her. They became dependent on each other because they had been just the two of them for a long time. Puanani has always been proud of her daughter and has done everything possible to ensure her daughter grows into a responsible adult.
In 2016, when Auli’i won the role of the titular character in the animated film Moana, Puanani was happy for her as she accompanied her to Los Angeles for the movie’s auditions and filming. It was a new experience for Puanani Cravalho and her daughter; they had lived in Hawaii for most of their life, but here came an opportunity for the two to have a new experience.
During the show’s filming, Puanani was also involved in the film as she was cast as a villager. Puanani has been central in molding her daughter into what she is today. She has been very supportive throughout her acting career; when her daughter got the role, she was in her first year in high school, but Puanani walked with her as she embraced the new challenge.
Over the years, Auli’i has become a great sensation in the acting industry, appearing in great television shows. Throughout this time, Puanani Cravalho has supported her daughter by attending important events relating to her acting career.
In her professional life, Puanani has been very secretive about what she used to do to earn a living before landing a role in the animated film Moana. In 2016, Puanani played in the movie alongside her daughter, where she voiced a villager. It was a great film; for instance, her daughter Auli’i was excited to meet Dwayne Johnson. She described him as a great person; besides, she was shocked to find out he was humble. It is unclear if Puanani continued with acting after her minor role in the film Moana.