Who is Juju Brener? Hocus Pocus 2 welcomes new cast member

Darcy Rafter November 1, 2021
Who is Juju Brener? Hocus Pocus 2 welcomes new cast member
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Hocus Pocus 2 is coming to a screen near you and a lot of new faces are joining the cast, including Juju Brener.

The highly anticipated sequel will still feature some original cast members including the iconic Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy.

On Halloween, naturally, Disney revealed Juju would join the cast for the sequel and Hocus Pocus fans want to know more about her.

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Who is Juju Brener?

Juju Journey Brener is a child actor known for her roles in Vanquish (2021) and Snow White And The Red Shoes (2019). She is now joining the cast of Hocus Pocus 2, which will release in 2022.

The child actor is nine years old and was born on 5 February 2012. Juju is from Los Angeles and lives there with her family.

Juju began her acting career in 2016 when she starred in short movie What’s So Scary About Common Core. Not long after she starred in A Beautiful Day and Neurotica.

In 2019, she took on some massive roles such as Little Girl in VHYes and Young Caroline in Caroline. Juju received the “Young Entertainer Award” for her acting in Caroline in 2020.

In April 2021, she starred in Vanquish alongside Ruby Rose. In the thriller, Juju plays a young girl who has been kidnapped and held hostage.

Who are Juju Brener’s family?

She is the daughter of Bruce Rubenstein, a producer and writer known for Barfly (1987), Everyone Wants The Kush and Wild Orchid (1989). He has been married to Shirly Brener since 2004 and the couple have two children, Juju and Mila.

Juju has followed in the footsteps of her mother who is also an actress known for Employee Of The Month (2006), The Chicago 8 (2011) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).

It seems they are a family made for showbiz as Juju’s older sister, Mila Brener, is an actor too. She is 16 years old and was born on 4 February 2005 in Los Angeles. You may recognise her from Ray Donovan (2013), Mom (2013) and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Hocus Pocus 2 welcomes new cast members

Juju isn’t the only actor joining the cast. Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Doug Jones, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Hannah Wadingham, Froy Guiterrez, Taylor Henderson, and Nina Kitchen will also make an appearance.

The sequel follows three young women who accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern-day Salem. They then go on a quest to stop the child-hungry witches from destroying everything.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.