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Jules LeBlanc
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LeBlanc in 2019
Personal information
Born Julianna Grace LeBlanc
December 5, 2004 (2004-12-05) (age 16)
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation
  • YouTuber
  • actress
  • singer
YouTube information
Years active 2008–present
Subscribers 4.05 million
(April 19, 2021)
Total views 504 million
(January 18, 2021)
Network Brat (current)
Maker Studios Inc. (former)
Associated acts
  • Bratayley
Musical career
Genres
Years active 2017–present

Julianna Grace LeBlanc (born December 5, 2004), known professionally as both Annie LeBlanc and Jules LeBlanc, is an American YouTuber, actress, singer, and former gymnast. In December 2018, Business Insider called her one of the "most famous teens in the world." She has been featured in online videos since she was four years old and has an extensive online following. She stars as Rhyme in the family drama Chicken Girls on Brat on YouTube, starred in the YouTube Brat show A Girl Named Jo playing the part of Jo Chambers, and also played Rhyme in Chicken Girls: The Movie. LeBlanc portrays Lex in the Nickelodeon buddy comedy television series Side Hustle. She starred on the Bratayley family vlog from 2010 to 2019 and the YouTube Red Originals series We Are Savvy from 2016 to 2018.

Early life

Julianna LeBlanc was born to parents Billy and Katie while her father was stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia. She has two siblings, a younger sister Hayley Noelle, and an older brother Caleb Logan (July 13, 2002 – October 1, 2015). In 2015, Caleb died from a heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at the age of 13. LeBlanc started taking gymnastics classes when she was 2 years old, and her family started posting videos of her online when she was three. She trained as a gymnast until August 2017.

The LeBlancs previously lived in Severna Park, Maryland but then moved to Los Angeles, California so that LeBlanc would be able to start acting and doing music.

Career

LeBlanc was originally known for her gymnastic videos. Her gymnastic meets and tutorials started being published in 2008 on her YouTube channel, formerly known as Acroanna, when she was 3 years old. The channel's name was changed in 2017, and now features music videos of Jules Leblanc.

LeBlanc is one of the stars of a daily vlog on the YouTube channel "Bratayley" (7.3M+ subscribers). The vlog, which was initially just for relatives and started being filmed when LeBlanc was six, follows the lives of the LeBlanc family; no further videos have been posted since November 2019. The stars include parents Billy and Katie with their two daughters Annie and Hayley. The name "Bratayley" was initially a nickname for Hayley, combining the word "brat" and the name "Hayley."

LeBlanc had begun to receive attention for her music on her TikTok handle @julesleblanc. In April 2018, she won the Shorty Award for "Muser of the Year".

LeBlanc and Hayden Summerall collaborated on a YouTube cover of "Little Do You Know" by Alex & Sierra, which went viral. LeBlanc and Summerall's cover appeared at position 48 on the Emerging Artists Billboard Chart. LeBlanc and Summerall were cast as leads in Chicken Girls despite having no acting experience prior to starring in the series. In August 2017, Brat released the series on YouTube. The series features LeBlanc and Summerall's relationship, and focuses on the daily lives of a group of friends and dancers at the faux high school, "Attaway High". The show's debut episode has received over 10 million YouTube views, and as of May 2018, the second season had between 2 million and 4.5 million views per episode.

On September 9, 2017, LeBlanc's cover of the song "Fly" by Maddie & Tae peaked at 34 on the Billboard Charts in "Country" songs. In November 2017, LeBlanc released her first original single, "Ordinary Girl." In December 2017, teen fan magazine Tiger Beat announced that LeBlanc would be going on her first U.S. tour in early 2018. In February 2018, LeBlanc released a single, "Little Things." In early May 2018, LeBlanc released a new pop country compilation album on iTunes called, "Lollipop", with music label Heard Well. The curated collection also includes two songs by LeBlanc, "Somebody's Heart" and "Photograph." She then released her new single "Picture This" in early June with social media star Austin Brown. A little before December 2018, she released her single "It’s Gonna Snow" as a new Christmas Carol.

In August 2017, YouTube greenlit the YouTube Red Originals series, We Are Savvy, as a continuation of a teen magazine series of the same name on Canada's Family Channel. LeBlanc was introduced as a co-host of the series, which debuted with over 4.2M+ views in its pilot episode and focuses on music, fashion, and lifestyle elements.

In February 2018, Variety announced that Lionsgate would be distributing a full-length feature film of Chicken Girls: The Movie. There is also a deal with Skyhorse Publishing to turn the show into a book series. In September 2018, the third season of Chicken Girls premiered on Brat's YouTube channel. Season 4 premiered on March 19, 2019.

In May 2018, LeBlanc and her sister Hayley LeBlanc were cast in a new series on the Brat YouTube channel. That same month, it was announced that LeBlanc and Addison Riecke would star in a Brat teen mystery series called A Girl Named Jo which takes place in 1963 in a small town. Also in May 2018, Leblanc appeared in Asher Angel's music video for "Chemistry" as the fans dubbed them as "Ashannie".

In December 2018 she starred in Brat's feature film, Holiday Spectacular. Months later, she also starred in another Brat feature film, Spring Breakaway.

In November 2019, Bratayley stopped making family vlogs after 9 years, for the family to focus on other projects.

In February 2020, LeBlanc was cast in a lead role for a Nickelodeon buddy comedy series, Side Hustle alongside Jayden Bartels. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Nickelodeon offered LeBlanc and Bartels a virtually-produced talk show titled Group Chat, which premiered on May 23, 2020. Side Hustle premiered in November 2020.

Personal life

In 2020, she stopped going by her nickname "Annie", and started going by "Jules", a diminutive of her birth name, Julianna.

Discography

Compilation albums

  • Lollipop – Label: Heard Well; Released: May 2018

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions
US
Country

CA
Digital

US
Digital
2017 "Fly" 34
"Little Do You Know" (with Hayden Summerall) 38 30
"Birds of a Feather"
"Photograph"
"Ordinary Girl"
2018 "Little Things"
2019 "Over Getting Over You"
"Two Sides"
"Play Nice"
"Who You Are" (feat. Sky Katz)
"Utopia"

Filmography

Web series, television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Neon Arcade Annie Bratayley
2016 We Are Savvy Annie Main role
2017–2020 Chicken Girls Rhyme McAdams Main role
2018 Mani Rhyme McAdams Episode: "Cinderella"
2018 Overnights Rhyme McAdams Episode: "Never Meant to Fall in Love"
2018 Bizaardvark Herself (as Annie LeBlanc) Episode: "Spring Break Video Spectacular"
2018–2019 A Girl Named Jo Josephine "Jo" Chambers Lead role
2018 Chicken Girls: The Movie Rhyme McAdams Streaming film
2018 Brat Holiday Spectacular Rhyme McAdams Streaming film
2019 Cousins for Life Herself Episode: "Those Medal-ling Kids"
2019 Spring Breakaway Rhyme McAdams Streaming film
2019 Annie VS Hayley ! Herself Food reality web series
2019 Intern-in-Chief Rhyme McAdams Streaming film
2019 Sunnyside Up Herself Narrator
2020–present Side Hustle Lex Main role
2020 #KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall Herself Television special
2020 Group Chat with Annie & Jayden Herself Host
2020 All That Guest Star Episode 1131

Tours

  • The Left Me Hangin' Tour (2017)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Ref(s)
2017 Streamy Awards Kids and Family Nominated
2018 Shorty Awards Muser of the Year Won
Streamy Awards Acting in a Drama Nominated
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Music Web Star Won
2020 Kids Choice Awards Favorite Female Social Web Star Won
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