Juju Journey Brener is an American child actor, dancer, model, and voiceover artist who was recently seen as young Sarah in Disney’s Hocus Pocus 2.
Hocus Pocus 2 is the sequel to the 1993 film of the same name. The film revolves around the Sanderson sisters, who are witches resurrected in modern-day Salem.
The child actor Juju Journey Brener plays the younger version of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Sarah, the youngest Sanderson’s sister, who is dimwitted and immature.
The Hocus Pocus 2 child actor also received much praise for starring in the 2021 action-thriller Vanquish as Lily alongside Ruby Rose and Morgan Freeman.
The child actor-model has worked as a voice artist for many Cartoon Network shows and video games.
The Talented Actor Juju Journey Brener Is Just Ten Years Old
Juju Journey Brener was born a day after her older sister’s birthday on February 5, 2012, to Bruce Rubenstein and Shirley Brenner.
The actor was initially named ‘Journey’ referring to “the path of life.” Later, Brener’s mother and sister nicknamed her ‘Juju’ because she was sweet like the gummy candies, Jujubes.
Juju started acting in baby commercials as a toddler.
Although the Hocus Pocus 2 actor is just ten years old, she already has an impressive resume of acting credits. The voiceover artist had already starred in two short films, Pearl and Manolita, by the age of 5.
Recently, Brener starred in the movie The Furry Fortune alongside her co-star Henry, a dog. The 10-year-old adopted a rescue Chi mix called Pixie after bonding with Henry on the movie sets.
In 2021, the child actor won the Young Artist Award for her voiceover work in the 2019 movie Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs.
In a YouTube Q&A video with her sister, the actor-model revealed that her favorite actor is Timothee Chalamet.
Juju Journey Brener Comes From A Family Of Creative And Talented People
The Brenner-Rubenstein family is based in Los Angeles, California, as the kids want to set foot in Hollywood.
Bruce Rubenstein is an abstract expressionist, modern artist, writer, and producer. The artist was born on December 14, 1955, in New York and has been an executive producer in TV shows like Dice and The Big Big Show.
Shirley Brener is an Israeli American actress and producer born on September 24, 1974, in Haifa, Israel. According to IMDb, the actress has 56 acting credits to her name. She starred in movies such as G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Employee of the Month (2006), and The Chicago 8 (2011).
Shirley and David are a beautiful couple married for 18 years. They celebrated their anniversary on June 16, 2004.
The child actor’s older sister, Mila Brener, is also an actress, born on February 4, 2005, in Los Angeles, California. She is most known for the TV series Ray Donovan (2013) as Katya.
The Hocus Pocus 2 actor comes from a family of actors. Her maternal grandmother, Smadar Brener, is a renowned Israeli actress who has starred in many Israeli and American movies.
Juju wanted to become an actor because the women in her family inspired her. The young actor receives acting advice and tips from her mother and sister.
As a family, the Brener-Rubenstein’s love to ski in the snow. The actor describes herself as a thrill seeker who loves to ride roller coasters.
Hocus Pocus 2 Child Actor Juju Journey Brener Is Jewish From Her Mother’s Side
The child actor’s mother and grandmother were born in Haifa, Israel. Therefore, Juju is Jewish and of Israeli descent from her mother’s side.
In an interview with Pretty Faces Model magazine, the actor mentioned that she loves to travel to unique places like Israel.
The 10-year-old was recently featured in the September issue of an Israeli magazine. The actor captioned the post, “Happy new Jewish year! So proud to support our Jewish/Israeli roots.”
Juju was also warmly greeted at the premiere of Hocus Pocus 2 by veteran Jewish actor Bette Midler who plays the role of Winifred Sanderson.
The comedy Hocus Pocus 2 premiered on September 30, 2022, on Disney+.