was born on February 5, 2000, in Los Angeles. At 2 years old, the tot kicked off his acting career tackling a role in a public service announcement. Two years later, Nagai was featured in print ads for JC Penney and Pacific Care. While the youngster was attending Japanese school on Saturday, the principal sent an e-mail to all the students saying that Pixar was auditioning boys 9 to 10 years old for Up
. Nagai, just 7 at the time, tagged along with his older brother to the audition, ultimately winning the role.
While working on Up, Nagai did a radio commercial for a restaurant franchise. He is also a special guest on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. At the age of 7, ELIZABETH ELIE DOCTER (Young Ellie), came to Pixar Animation Studios to do a scratch recording for the voice of Young Ellie. A number of other actors were considered for the role, but it was decided that Docter's voice was the ideal fit for Young Ellie, and she was officially cast in the role. Now 10 years old and a real-life tomboy (like her character in Up), Docter is a fan of MGM musicals and is the self-proclaimed world's number one dog-lover. She enjoys reading Archie Comics and loves to swim. Docter also loves Annette Funicello, Hayley Mills, and other classic Disney actors. She currently lives in Piedmont, California with her parents and older brother.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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