Ariane Rinehart

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Ariane Rinehart
Ariane Elise Rinehart

(1994-04-13) April 13, 1994 (age 24)
ResidenceBrooklyn, New York
EducationLindbergh High School
Alma materBarnard College
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2011–present
Home townSaint Louis, Missouri

Ariane Rinehart (born April 13, 1994) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her performance in The Sound of Music Live! as the eldest von Trapp daughter, Liesl, which was described by critics as the standout performance in the production.[1]


When she was 10 years old, Rinehart starred as Marta, the second youngest Von Trapp, in a professional production in the Sound of Music in St. Louis, where she was born. This was a precursor to her second role in The Sound of Music in 2013, which was watched by 18 million people on NBC. It was the first full-scale musical made for TV and performed live since 1957.[2]

Rinehart graduated from Lindbergh High School in St. Louis, Missouri,[3] and attended Barnard College, where she majored in sociology and minored in German.[4] As part of the promotion for The Sound of Music Live! she performed one of the songs live in the 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.[5] Rinehart also reunited with the other Von Trapp children in December 2014 at 54 Below for a concert to promote the re-airing of The Sound of Music Live![6] She has had several other film and television roles, and starred in the Justin Timberlake music video for the song "Mirrors".[7] She appeared as Eve in the film Noah, released on March 28, 2014.[8] In 2016, Rinehart appeared in episodes of Quantico and Blue Bloods, and 2017 in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and What Would You Do? (ABC News series).

Early life[edit]

Rinehart was born to plastic surgeon Gregory Rinehart and illustrator Nadine Sokol Rinehart.[9][10] She grew up speaking English and Bulgarian at home.[citation needed] Rinehart has an older brother Ian, and the two are close. Rinehart started with ballet as an extra activity to do, but soon fell in love with it.[11] She then started taking voice and acting lessons. Rinehart's first role was in Rodger and Hammerstein's Carousel. She then progressed onto other major roles.


  1. ^ "The Sound Of Music Live!". 6 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Salon: Ariane Rinehart Stars in TV's The Sound of Music - Barnard College".
  3. ^ "Redirecting".
  4. ^ Farley, Christopher John. "'The Sound of Music': Meet the New Liesl".
  5. ^ "Ariane Rinehart '15 performs in NBC's "The Sound of Music Live" - Barnard College".
  6. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Photo Flash: THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! Von Trapp Children Reunite at 54 Below".
  7. ^ owned (27 March 2013). "BC student Timber-lands a stint in 'Mirrors' video".
  8. ^ "Interview: STL's Ariane Rinehart Talks NBC's 'The Sound of Music' And Carrie Underwood".
  9. ^ "Gregory C. Rinehart, MD - Plastic Surgery - Saint Louis, MO - Mercy". 15 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Salon: Ariane Rinehart Stars in TV's The Sound of Music - Barnard College".
  11. ^ Barnard (16 May 2014). "Ariane Rinehart '15: Actor" – via YouTube.

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