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How Did Juno Temple Get Her Name? All We Know About Keely from 'Ted Lasso'

Edduin Carvajal
Jun 07, 2022
10:10 P.M.

When parents want to come up with great names for their babies, some create lists and brainstorm ideas, while others prefer to wait for an epiphany. Juno Temple's parents belong to the second group.

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Juno Temple made headlines in early June 2022 after landing the lead role in "Fargo" season five alongside Jon Hamm and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Although FX has not shared many project details, we know Juno will portray Dot.

The actress is best known for playing Keely Jones in "Ted Lasso," a character that saved her mental health. Read on to learn how, plus the story behind Juno's unusual name.

Juno Temple on June 15, 2009 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Juno Temple on June 15, 2009 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

WHO ARE JUNO TEMPLE'S PARENTS?

Juno Violet Temple was born into a family of artists in London, England, in July 1989. Her mother is producer Amanda Temple (who worked in music videos for Janet Jackson and Tom Petty), and her dad is director Julien Temple ("The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle," "Absolute Beginners").

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Growing up with such parents woke something up in Juno, and she decided to be an actress at 15. Initially, Amanda and Julien tried to talk her out of it.

Juno Temple on February 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, California | Source: Getty Images

Juno Temple on February 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, California | Source: Getty Images

They told her she would receive multiple "nos" after auditions, but Juno had already decided on her future. Amanda and Julien learned the 2006 psychological thriller "Notes on a Scandal" had an open audition.

They sent Juno off so she could learn how many young girls wanted to be actresses like her. Their strategy backfired when Juno landed the part even though it was her first audition. In tears, Amanda said that was not how things were supposed to go.

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HOW DID JUNO TEMPLE GET HER NAME?

Speaking of Amanda and Julien, who eventually began supporting Juno's career, they chose their daughter's unusual name like nobody else.

Getting into [Keely's] headspace was what "saved" Juno's mental health.

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The couple went to the Grand Canyon when Amanda was pregnant with Juno, but they were still unsure about the baby's name. When Amanda and Julien discovered they were on a summit known as Juno Temple in Cape Final, they knew they had the perfect name for their daughter.

Juno's childhood was bohemian. She attended the "hippie" boarding school Bedales and even had Johnny Depp as her babysitter. Juno was curious about different lives and people, and her childhood helped her learn about them.

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WHY DID KEELY SAVE JUNO TEMPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH?

Before being cast in "Ted Lasso," Juno had never worked in a comedy. When the show co-creator Jason Sudeikis contacted her to portray Keely in "Ted Lasso," she was shocked.

Luckily, Keely and the show allowed Juno to explore light and warmth before the pandemic hit. Keely's personality is so sweet and joyful that getting into her headspace was what "saved" Juno's mental health during the most challenging months of 2020 and 2021.

Keely also represented the first time Juno returned to a character. She previously worked on "Vinyl," a TV series supposed to run for more seasons but didn't. Juno's life is as particular as her impressive career.

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