Rowan Blanchard

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Rowan Blanchard
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Rowan Blanchard at the Redlight Traffic's Inaugural Dignity Gala
Born Rowan Blanchard
(2001-10-14) October 14, 2001 (age 12)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2006–present[1]

Rowan Blanchard (born October 14, 2001) is an American child actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Riley Matthews in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World.

Life and career[edit]

Blanchard began acting as a 5-year old.[1] In 2010, Rowan was cast as Mona's daughter in the The Back-up Plan and was in the main cast of Disney Junior Original Series Dance-A-Lot Robot as Caitlin. In 2011, she was cast as Rebecca Wilson in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World and in Little in Common as Raquel Pacheco. In late January 2013, Blanchard was cast as Riley Matthews in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. The titular character is the daughter of Cory and Topanga from Boy Meets World.[2][3]

Blanchard was born in Los Angeles, California, to Elizabeth and Mark Blanchard-Boulbol, who are yoga instructors.[4][5] Her paternal grandfather, an immigrant from the Middle East, had Lebanese, Moroccan, Armenian, and Syrian ancestry, while her paternal grandmother is of Swedish, Danish, and English descent.[6] Rowan has two younger siblings, Carmen and Shane.[7]


Year Title Role
2010 The Back-up Plan Monas' daughter
2011 Little in Common Raquel Pacheco
2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Rebecca Wilson
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Dance-A-Lot Robot Caitlin Main role; Disney Junior Original Series
2014–present Girl Meets World Riley Matthews Lead role; Disney Channel Original Series

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2012 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Ten and Under Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Nominated [8]


  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ Stransky, Tanner (January 28, 2013). "'Boy Meets World' spin-off: Meet Cory and Topanga's daughter -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ng, Philiana (January 28, 2013). "'Boy Meets World' Follow-Up Casts Cory and Topanga's Daughter". The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles CA). Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Yoga Los Angeles :: Mark Blanchard Power Yoga Studio City". Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Debbie Gibson Online Store - EY Workshop". Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Taking Law to a Higher Place. - Interview with a Yogi". Yogalaw. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ Rowan Blanchard's "Who I Am" (Disney Channel)
  8. ^ "29th Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. January 26, 2014. 

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