Pride Of The Family

In his Broadway role as Young Simba in 'The Lion King,' Julian Ivey, 11, is fearless as a lion cub and tenacious as, well, an Ivey

April 22, 2007|By Tom Dunkel | Tom Dunkel,Sun Reporter

ACT I, SCENE I

And for dessert ... Broadway

THE LION KING / / Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., New York / / 800-334-8457 or disneybroadway.com

ONLINE:

To view a video of Julian Ivey of "The Lion King," go to baltimoresun.com / simba

Julian Ivey

Born:

Aug. 3, 1995 in Cheverly

Resides:

temporarily in New York City

Siblings:

Alex, 17; David, 14; Troy, 9; Aaron, 7.

First unpaid acting role:

A "sleepyhead" in a local production of The Wizard of Oz

What he brought to New York:

photos of friends and a necklace his mother bought for him on a business trip to El Salvador

"Special abilities" listed on acting resume:

soccer, horseback riding, gymnastics, infectious laughter, great whistler

Favorite actor:

Denzel Washington

What he misses most about being away from home?:

brother David

Family brush with fame:

Mother Jolene Ivey was chosen to participate in the reality-TV show Wife Swap -- until husband Glenn pulled the plug:She says, "He just generally thought it was a bad, bad idea."

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