Haley Lu Richardson

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Haley Lu Richardson
Portrait Photograph of Haley Lu Richardson.jpg
Richardson in 2013
Born (1995-03-07) March 7, 1995 (age 23)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Years active2012–present

Haley Lu Richardson (born March 7, 1995) is an American actress. Her credits include the roles of Krista in The Edge of Seventeen and Claire Benoit in Split.

Early life[edit]

Haley Lu Richardson was born on March 7, 1995, in Phoenix, Arizona,[1] the daughter of Valerie, a marketing and branding professional, and Forrest L. Richardson, a golf course architect. Richardson attended Villa Montessori through Middle School, and later attended Arcadia High School. She was a regular in theatrical productions and regional dance competitions throughout the Southwest. From 2001 through 2011, she was a leading dancer in the Cannedy Dance Company[2] based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2011, she relocated to Hollywood, California.[citation needed]


In 2013, she began a recurring role as Tess in the ABC Family series Ravenswood. She has appeared as a guest on Disney Channel's Shake It Up and was a co-star in ABC's pilot production Adopted. She played Julina in the Lifetime original movie Escape from Polygamy, alongside Jack Falahee. In 2016, she had a recurring role as Ellie in the Freeform drama series Recovery Road. Her early film career included a leading role in The Last Survivors as well as a supporting performance in The Edge of Seventeen, among other films.

Her breakthrough came in 2017 when she starred as Casey in Columbus. For her work in the film, she was nominated for the 2017 Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actress. Reviewing Columbus in The New Yorker, critic Richard Brody wrote praise of her performance, "Richardson in particular vaults to the forefront of her generation’s actors with this performance, which virtually sings with emotional and intellectual acuity."[3]

Richardson founded Hooked by Haley Lu in 2009,[4] a line of crocheted clothing and accessories that she designs and creates.[5][6][7]

Personal life[edit]

In March 2018, Richardson revealed that she was engaged to Canadian actor Brett Dier, having proposed to him.[8] They have been in a relationship since 2014.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Meanamorphosis Cameron Short film
2014 The Last Survivors Kendal
The Young Kieslowski Leslie Mallard
2015 The Bronze Maggie Townsend
Follow Viv Short film
2016 The Edge of Seventeen Krista
Split Claire Benoit
2017 Columbus Casey
2018 Support the Girls Maci
Operation Finale Sylvia Hermann
The Chaperone Louise Brooks
2019 Five Feet Apart Stella Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Up in Arms Dancer / Choreographer Episode: "Flash Mob Parody Special"
2012 Christmas Twister Kaitlyn TV film
2013 Adopted Destiny Unaired ABC pilot
2013 Shake It Up Shake It Up, Chicago! Dancer Episode: "Quit It Up"
2013 Escape from Polygamy Julina TV film
2013–14 Ravenswood Tess Hamilton 5 episodes
2014 Awkward Mackenzie Episode: "Sophomore Sluts"
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jenna Davis Episode: "Decaying Morality"
2015 Your Family or Mine Maya Episode: "Pilot"
2016 Recovery Road Ellie Dennis Recurring role[10]


  1. ^ "Haley Lu Richardson "Double World Premieres" at LA Film Festival". The Business Journals. May 21, 2014. Archived from the original on September 27, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Cannedy Dance Company". Cannedy Dance Company. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  3. ^ Brody, Richard (June 19, 2017). "The Precocious Genius of Columbus". Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Hooked By Haley Lu". Etsy.
  5. ^ Mitchell, Jeff (November 18, 2016). "An interview with Haley Lu Richardson from The Edge of Seventeen". Phoenix Film Festival. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  6. ^ Hasty, Toby (November 17, 2016). "Haley Lu Richardson: Hottest Photos Of 'The Edge of Seventeen' Actress". COED. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "This is my favorite shirt I've ever made and it's still up for grabs!". Instagram. May 24, 2016. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Haley Lu Richardson Breaks The News Of Her Engagement". ET Canada. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Haley lu Richardson on Instagram: "I'm yours. You're mine. You're mine. I'm yours."". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  10. ^ Swift, Andy (April 22, 2015). "Recovery Road: ABC Family Rehab Drama Adds Ravenswood Alumna". TVLine. Retrieved June 11, 2015.

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