Josie Totah

Josie Totah

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Josie Totah formerly known as JJ Totah is an American actress. Josie Totah gained fame for her role as Stuart Wooten on Jessie and Michael Lovette on Back in the Game.

Early life and Childhood

Josie Totah was born on August 5, 2001, in Sacramento, California, under the astrological sign of Leo. As of the year 2020, he is 19 years old. Her father’s name is Suheil and her mother’s name is Christine Totah. Similarly, her father is a Palestinian and his mother is of Lebanese, Irish, and Italian mixed ancestry.

She is the third and youngest child of her three children. Similarly, she has an elder sister, Camille, and a brother, Alex. She grew up with her siblings in a small town where everyone around assumed that she was a gay boy.

At a tender age, she started making YouTube videos and participated in stage performances. Moving toward her educational background, she attended a convent school, and currently, she is studying at the film school in the ‘Dodge College,’ Chapman University. Totah holds an American nationality.

Professional life and achievements

Josie Jay Totah, formerly known as J.J. Totah, is an American actor and writer. She initially gained fame for her starring role in ‘NBC’ comedy serial ‘Champions’ and her recurring role on the ‘Disney Channel’ series, ‘Jessie.’ Born and grown in California, she began off as a child artist, as acting always was her passion.

At the starting of her career, she played male roles. After acting for seven years as a male actor, in August 2018, just before initiating her college studies, she openly came out as a transgender female. She even changed her name from Joseph to Josie.

Similarly, she started her career as a child artist and made her debut as ‘Lil’ Dictator’ on ‘Awesomeness TV.’ In 2013, she made a debut through a recurring role in ‘Disney’ show ‘Jessie.’ She also acted as the character of ‘Stuart Wooten,’ a boy who has a crush on show’s regular, Zuri Ross.

In the following year, she even did guest roles in TV shows such as, ‘Disney’s’ animation series, ‘Sophia the First,’ ‘TV land’s’ comedy ‘The Exes,’ ‘Liv and Maddie.’ And also she appeared in ‘Fox’s’ comedy show ‘New Girl,’ and ‘CBS’ ‘2Broke Girls.’

Also, In 2013, she starred in the main role of ‘Michael Lovette’ opposite to James Caan and Maggie Lawson in ‘ABC’ comedy ‘Back in the Game.’ Similarly, she even became successful to win a ‘2014 Young Artist Nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actor 10 Years or under.’

In 2015, she appeared in four episodes of the sixth and final season of ‘Fox’ musical comedy-drama series ‘Glee.’ She acted as the youngest member, ‘Myron Muskovitz.’  Additionally, she also wrote her first show, ‘Aunt Nancy,’ at the age of 15, for ‘NBC.’ She considers it as her greatest achievement so far. The following frame is based on her real-life aunt and produced alongside executive producers Adam and Naomi Scott.

Josie Totah

Caption: Josie Totah Honored at the 2019 HRC Time To THRIVE
(Source: YouTube)

More about her career

Likewise, she portrayed ‘Justin,’ in Chris Kelly’s debut film, ‘Other People’ (2016), which bagged her critical acclaim. She even became one of ‘Variety’s’ ‘Sundance Breakout Star of the Year.’ She co-starred beside Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, and Zach Woods. She also got listed in ‘Most Inspirational Person of Sundance’ and ‘InStyle magazine’s ’10 Rising Stars to Watch.’

In 2016, she acted in ‘Time Toys’ alongside Ed Begley Jr. It is an unusual story of a group of school kids who accidentally discovered a chest full of implausible toys from the future. She even made an appearance in 2017’s detective comedy on Netflix, ‘Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie.’  She portrayed the role of ‘Charley.’

Further, she appeared in the role of ‘Seymour O’Reilly’ in 2017 ‘Columbia Pictures’ and ‘Marvel Studios’ ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming.’ Moreover, in 2020, she appeared in ‘Walt Disney Pictures’ young adult comedy film, ‘Magic Camp.’  She stars in the role of ‘Judd’ alongside Adam Devine. She also appeared in the main role of tv-series Saved by the Bell. Her forthcoming projects is Moxie.

Net worth

Josie Totah has made good decent earning through her contribution to the entertainment industry from a very young age. Therefore, her estimated net worth is around $400k. Additionally, she also earned through several brand endorsements, promotional events, and so on. Moreover, there is no information regarding her car, house, and other property.

Is Josie Totah a transgender?

Since childhood, she felt uncomfortable with her gender as a male and always feels like a female. As soon as she could speak, she begged her mother to give her dresses. At the age of 14, she watched the documentary series ‘I Am Jazz,’ about the transgender activist Jazz Jennings which made up her mind to follow the hormone replacement therapy.

However, everyone in her small town assumed her to be a gay boy and even later, the journalists asked her how it felt to be a ‘young gay man.’ She was anxious about her fan’s reaction, who knew her as a male actor performing roles of boys, would be confused if she revealed the reality. But she got decent support from those around her. And in August 2018, she proclaimed herself as a transgender female.
Currently, she acts as a female character in different television and film roles.

Moreover, her name swirled throughout the internet headlines as she just confirmed herself as a transgender. As she did not to be a ‘g**-boy’ anymore; she gave herself a new tag changing the older one.

She identified herself as a female through an article published in Time Magazine. Further, she mentioned how people considered her to be a g** boy. Even after being involved in the entertainment industry, people didn’t change their way of thinking, which made her to reveal the truth.

Relationship status

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Caption: Josie Totah posing for a selfie with her best friend (Source: Instagram)

Reflecting on her love life, Josie  Totah is probably single currently. There are no rumors about her relationship and affair at the moment. Moreover, she is focusing on her career and might be waiting for a perfect match to her life. Her best friend is Alycia Pascual-Peña.

Body measurements

Looking at her body physics, Josie stands a good tall height of 5 feet 2 inches and weighs around 55 Kg. She has a beautiful pair of dark brown eyes with brown hair color. Likewise, she wears a 33B bra size and has a dress size of 6 (US). Further, her body measurements include 34-26-35 inches.

Josie Totah

Caption: Josie Totah captured at Nickelodeon s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California (Source: DailyMail)

Social media

Josie Totah is active on different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. On Instagram, she goes with the username  @josietotah and a verified account which has garnered more than 802k followers on it. Similarly, she has more than 24.1K followers on her Twitter account.