If you are well-acquainted with the famous fictional kiddies television series titled Lazy Town; then you’d certainly remember the pink-haired Julianna Rose Mauriello who portrayed the main role as pinky/Stephanie in the series. The amazing actress also became popular for her roles in Broadway productions including Oklahoma, Gypsy, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Surprisingly, Mauriello hasn’t been seen on the screens for a while now, her fans have been wondering on what could have led to her sudden disappearance but were left with fewer or no answers. However, it was widely speculated that the talented actress was recently arrested for prostitution. But what is the truth about Julianna Rose Mauriello? Why was she arrested and where is she right now? Don’t worry we’ve got you all covered. Find out all you need to know about Julianna and other interesting facts below.
Who is Julianna Rose Mauriello?
The Italian-American star Julianna Rose Mauriello is a multi-talented actress, voice actress, and dancer; best known for her appearance on children’s movies such as Lazy Town, among others. She began her acting career at the age of five; thus making her first Broadway appearance at the age of fourteen. Julianna garnered fame through her wonderful performance in the Kiddies movie titled Lazy Town.
Julianna Rose Mauriello first came into this world on May 26, 1991; she was born to Italian-American parents making her ethnicity to be mixed. Julianna holds an American nationality and she grew up along with her sister Alex Mauriello in Irvington, New York in the United States. She came from a lineage of talented celebrities and began acting when she was five years old. Gifted in singing, she first appeared in the Nutcracker movie as a child sleeping under a Christmas tree. Her passion for acting continued to deepen as she grew older.
Mauriello attended the Professional Performing Arts School where she was among the best students in her class. While performing in one of the shows organized by her school; Julianna caught the attention of Magnus Scheving who is an Icelandic movie director. Scheving later offered her a role in his move Lazy Town the following year. Her brilliant performance on the series earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination; as well as the British Academy Film and Television Arts nomination in 2006.
Some of her other notable movies include A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Hip Hop Kids: Hip Hop Homeroom Math, among others. She played the recurring role of Stephanie in Lazy Town from 2004 to 2007 and its sequel Lazy Town Extra from 2008 to 2014 before she disappeared from the television screens to date.
Why Was She Arrested?
Being an actress or a celebrity isn’t an easy task, it comes with its own pros and cons. Julianna has had her own share of the controversies ranging from her arrest for prostitution to the news of her suicide via drug overdose and so on. It all started after the amazing actress was seen with a boob tube while on Lazy Town TV show; albeit very young, people’s opinion about her changed and they started seeing her as a sex symbol. In one occasion while she was spotted at Windsor Luxury hotel in Virginia, she was tricked by an undercover policeman who promised to pay her the sum of $900 if she behaves the same way she does in Lazy Town with him. Afterward, Julianna was arrested and was charged for trespassing and criminal intent in Virginia.
What Has She Been Doing?
Subsequently, Julianna Rose Mauriello vanished from the limelight; hence, she stopped appearing in movies. The gorgeous actress apparently went back to further her education and wouldn’t want any form of distraction from her fans. Julianna enrolled at the Columbia University where she studied occupational Therapy in her master’s program. She isn’t working on any television, Broadway or film productions at the moment. While the amazing star has embraced a new way of life; she hasn’t forsaken her numerous fans around the world. Julianna has always kept her fans informed on what is going on in her life. She announced that she had graduated from the California University in March 2018 as a certified occupational therapist.
However, Mauriello has never shared if she would be bouncing back to the entertainment industry. It is already known that the charming actress has embraced a new career and would possibly be exploring new opportunities in her new career path. There is every indication that Julianna may not be coming back to the American entertainment industry anytime soon.