Julia Goldani Telles

Julia Goldani Telles

Julia Goldani Telles, a performer of Brazilian and Mexican lineage, is renowned in the United States as both an actress and a ballerina. She embarked on her artistic journey with roles in renowned ballets, most notably in “Swan Lake.” Her breakthrough came at the age of 17, with her portrayal of Sasha Torres in the television drama “Bunheads.” Julia further solidified her status in the entertainment industry with her involvement in notable projects such as “Slender Man” and “The Affair.”

What we know about this person

Full name:

Julia Goldani Telles

Date of birth:

March 18, 1995

Zodiac sign:



Los Angeles, California, USA





Marital status:



5' 6" (1.7 m)


116 lbs (53 kg)


actress, dancer

Early life

Julia Goldani Telles entered the world on March 18, 1995, in the bustling city of Los Angeles. Her father, Edward Eric Telles, holds an esteemed position as a sociology professor and boasts Mexican heritage. Her mother, Ana Maria Goldani, brings Brazilian heritage into the family mix. Julia grew up as an only child. At the tender age of two, her family journeyed to Rio de Janeiro, returning to California as the new millennium dawned.

Since her earliest years, Julia immersed herself in the world of ballet, attending the prestigious American Ballet School. She dedicated herself to rigorous training and, by 13, had been accepted into the School of American Ballet in Manhattan. She graced the stage in classic ballets including “Don Quixote,” “Swan Lake,” and “The Nutcracker.” However, a ligament injury at 15 put a temporary halt to her ballet pursuits, leading her to explore the realm of acting.


While studying at Columbia University, Julia Goldani Telles was introduced to her future agent, who swiftly set up auditions for her. In 2011, despite lacking experience and a resume, she landed the lead role of Sasha Torres in “Bunheads,” which premiered in 2012. Concurrently, she featured in the music video for Nat & Alex Wolff’s “Greatest Prize.”

By 2013, Julia had branched out into television with guest roles in “Blue Bloods,” “The Carrie Diaries,” and “Nurse Jackie.” She soon captured a significant role as Whitney Solloway in the Showtime series “The Affair,” which, starring Dominic West and Maura Tierney, garnered critical acclaim and multiple Golden Globe awards.

2018 marked a pivotal moment in Julia’s career with her participation in the controversial thriller “Slender Man.” This film was shadowed by a real-life incident in 2014 where two girls lured their friend into the woods and stabbed her 19 times, explaining it as a sacrifice to the internet character Slender Man, leading to public outcry over the film’s insensitivity to the real victims.

Julia subsequently took a prominent role in the western “The Wind” and starred in the 2020 melodrama “Looks That Kill” alongside Brandon Flynn, Tom Proctor, and Annie Mumolo. In 2021, she portrayed a lead character in “The Space Between,” a narrative focused on the challenging life of rock musician Micky Adams, played by Kelsey Grammer.


Julia Goldani Telles in Looks That Kill

Julia Goldani Telles Movies and TV Shows

  • 2020

    Looks That Kill


  • 2018

    Slender Man


  • 2018

    The Wind

    Emma Harper

  • 2016–...

    The Girlfriend Experience


  • 2016

    Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life


  • 2014–2019

    The Affair

    Whitney Solloway

  • 2013–2014

    The Carrie Diaries

    Amelia Strong

  • 2012–2013


    Sasha Torres

  • 2010–...

    Blue Bloods (episode “The Bogeyman”)


  • 1999–...

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (episode “Mirror Effect”)

    Kelsey Jones

Julia Goldani Telles’ personal life and family

Julia Goldani Telles maintains privacy regarding her personal affairs. Her social media platforms regularly showcase images of her alongside her canine companion, Eric, with whom she co-starred in “Looks That Kill.” When not working, she indulges in her passion for dance. A native speaker of Portuguese, Julia is also proficient in English and Spanish, skills that enhance her versatility in her acting career.


Julia Goldani Telles in The Girlfriend Experience

Julia Goldani Telles now

Julia Goldani Telles’ career trajectory continues to ascend. In 2021, she was cast as Iris in the series “The Girlfriend Experience.” Additionally, she remains active in auditions and participates in various brand endorsements. Julia has expressed her admiration for the works of director Steven Soderbergh and aspires to collaborate with him in the future.

Published: December 28, 2023
Updated: July 22, 2024