Rowan Blanchard at the Redlight Traffic's Inaugural Dignity Gala
October 14, 2001 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Life and career
Blanchard was born in Los Angeles, California, to Elizabeth and Mark Blanchard-Boulbol, who are yoga instructors. Her paternal grandfather was an immigrant from the Middle East and her paternal grandmother's ancestors are from northern Europe. Rowan has two younger siblings, Carmen and Shane.
Blanchard began acting at the age of five. In 2010, Rowan was cast as Mona's daughter in the The Back-up Plan and was in the main cast of the 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 as Raquel Pacheco in Little in Common. 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. She is an active member of Disney Channel Circle of Stars.
|2010||The Back-up Plan||Mona's daughter|
|2011||Little in Common||Raquel Pacheco|
|2011||Spy Kids: All the Time in the World||Rebecca Wilson|
|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
|2012||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film — Young Actress Ten and Under||Spy Kids: All the Time in the World||Nominated|
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- "ROWAN BLANCHARD "Riley Matthews"". Disney Channel Medianet. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014.
- "Yoga Los Angeles :: Mark Blanchard Power Yoga Studio City". Markblanchardsyoga.com. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
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- "Taking Law to a Higher Place. - Interview with a Yogi". Yogalaw. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
- Stransky, Tanner (January 28, 2013). "'Boy Meets World' spin-off: Meet Cory and Topanga's daughter -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
- 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.
- "The Disney Channel Circle of Stars Sing Songs". http://www.m-magazine.com. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "29th Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. January 26, 2014.