Who is Julia Goldani Telles?
Julia Goldani Telles was born on 18 March 1995, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is a ballet dancer as well as an actress, probably best known for her work in the television series “The Affair” in which she portrayed the character, Whitney Solloway. She’s also worked on other programs including “Bunheads” and “The Girlfriend Experience”.
The Net Worth of Julia Goldani Telles
As of mid-2020, Julia Goldani Telles’ net worth is estimated to be over $500,000, earned through a successful career in acting, in the profession since 2011.
— Julia Goldani Telles (@JuliaGTelles) October 2, 2019
She’s also worked on several feature films, and has made appearances in music videos.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Julia Goldani is of Mexican, Brazilian and American descent. While she was born in Los Angeles, her family later moved to Rio de Janeiro where she spent most of her youth. During her time there, she developed an interest in ballet, one that she carried with her as her family moved back with her to Los Angeles. She had a bit of trouble adjusting in the US at first, as she had only spoken Portuguese in Brazil, but eventually became accustomed to speaking in English.
Following her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer, she moved to New York City and attended the Professional Children’s School, known for housing many students who are aspiring to careers in dance or acting. It has been in operation since 1914 and was initially established to help younger people get opportunities to New York performances, but has eventually integrated the more popular film and television world in Hollywood. After completing her studies there, she furthered her experience and skills by attending the School of American Ballet.
Telles training would mean that she had a good chance to join one of the prestigious ballet companies in the US, such as the New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet or the American Ballet Theatre, to name a few. She appeared in various performances as a student, with some of her notable performances including “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Nutcracker”. However, her constant training eventually took a toll on her body, and she suffered labral tears in her hips which were also now experiencing tendonitis. This forced her to take a break for a year, which can be devastating due to the early entry point that most ballet dancers need to make.
During this time, to take her mind off things, she began drama classes. Her interest in acting grew the more she took lessons, and being so close to Hollywood, she began attending auditions, which led to her first role in the part of Sasha Torres in an upcoming series called “Bunheads”. Despite not having any acting experience, her experience in dance helped her gain the part.
Rise to Fame
“Bunheads” is a reference to women with long hair who put it up a bun while dancing. It tells the story of a former ballerina who ends up a small town, adjusting to life with her mother-in-law while also teaching at a ballet school.
The show ran for a year but was canceled due to low ratings. This didn’t stop Julia Goldani’s career, however, as she began consistently gaining work on television, with guest appearances in “Nurse Jackie”, “The Carrie Diaries”, and “Blue Bloods”.
In 2014, she was cast in another regular role, playing the character Whitney Solloway in “The Affair”, which she would hold for the next five years. Aired on Showtime and also starring Joshua Jackson, Maura Tierney, and Ruth Wilson, the story follows characters involved in affairs, focusing on how it affects each of them in the overall story.
In the show, she played the role of one of the children of the main characters. The series deals with the affair, the discovery, and the breakdown of the families involved, eventually leading to the aftermath. The show was successful, winning numerous awards including Golden Globes.
While Julia Goldani was busy with “The Affair”, she had enough free time to engage in other projects. She appeared as a guest in “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” before focusing her efforts on film projects. In 2018, she was in a string of films including “Most Likely to Murder” which starred Adam Pally, Vincent Kartheiser, and Rachel Bloom, released direct-to-video.
She then worked on “Slender Man”, a film adaptation of the popular character of the same name that found popularity in the video game world. The film received generally negative reviews and was even considered one of the worst films of the year. One of her last film projects of the year was “The Wind” in which she portrayed Emma Harper. The horror film stars her alongside Caitlin Gerard and Ashley Zuckerman, and tells the story of a woman being haunted by various supernatural forces while living alone on the frontier following the death of her neighbor.
The film received positive reviews.
Following the end of “The Affair”, she was then cast in another show – “The Girlfriend Experience” – joined the show during its third season, which is an anthology series that airs on Starz, and based on the film of the same name.
Julia Goldani is single, though there are rumors that she is in a relationship due to posting a picture of herself with another, without much content. She owns a pet dog and does some traveling during her free time, though restricted in recent months due to quarantine restrictions in many countries because of the coronavirus. She is also a big fan of the cartoon, “The Powerpuff Girls”, owning a lot of merchandise. While she has a lot of serious roles on television, she enjoys comedy, and often posts comedy snippets online.