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Lili Reinhart
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Reinhart at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Lili Pauline Reinhart

(1996-09-13) September 13, 1996 (age 23)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.[1]
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present

Lili Pauline Reinhart (born September 13, 1996) is an American actress, known for portraying Betty Cooper on The CW teen drama series Riverdale.

Early life

Reinhart was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in the nearby town of Bay Village.[1][2] She developed a love for singing, acting, and dancing at the age of 10, and begged her mom to drive her to New York for auditions.[3]

Reinhart moved to Los Angeles when she was 18 years old to pursue acting and almost gave up after five months.[3]

Career

Acting

Reinhart guest starred on the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and starred in the television pilot for Scientastic! She also starred in the films Lilith (2011), Not Waving But Drowning (2012), The Kings of Summer (2013), Gibsonburg (2013), Forever's End (2013), Miss Stevens (2016), and The Good Neighbor (2016).[4]

On February 9, 2016, Reinhart was cast as Betty Cooper, "sweet, studious, eager-to-please and wholesome with a huge crush on her longtime best friend, Archie" in The CW's teen drama series Riverdale.[5] The series premiered on January 26, 2017, and is currently airing its fourth season.

Previously, Reinhart worked on the Fox sitcom Surviving Jack.[6]

Among her recent film roles, Reinhart starred in Mélanie Laurent's Galveston (2018), alongside Ben Foster and Elle Fanning,[7] and in Lorene Scafaria's Hustlers (2019), alongside Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Cardi B and Constance Wu.[8] On June 14, 2019, it was announced that Reinhart will star as Grace Town in Richard Tanne's upcoming film Chemical Hearts (2020), opposite Austin Abrams as Henry Page.[9] Chemical Hearts will be distributed by Amazon Studios and is Reinhart's film debut as an executive producer.[10] Reinhart announced via Instagram that she will make a cameo appearance in Elizabeth Banks's Charlie's Angels (2019), as an Angel recruit.[11][12]

Writing

On October 8, 2019, it was announced that Reinhart will publish a book of poems called Swimming Lessons: Poems.[13] Reinhart stated she decided she wanted to share her poetry with the world despite her fear of doing so and that her own experiences inspired the collection.[14] The book explores young love and anxiety and depression in the face of fame.[15] Swimming Lessons is scheduled to be released May 5, 2020.[13]

Personal life

Reinhart is very open about her struggles with depression, and says that Riverdale came into her life when she was in a very dark place.[3]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2010 For Today Rachel Short film
2011 The Most Girl Part of You Amy Short film
2011 Lilith Lilith Wilson
2012 Not Waving But Drowning Amy
2013 The Kings of Summer Vicki
2013 The First Hope Karen Short film
2013 Gibsonburg Kathy Colaner
2013 Forever's End Lily White
2016 Miss Stevens Margot Jensen
2016 The Good Neighbor Ashley
2018 Galveston Tiffany
2019 Hustlers Annabelle
2019 Charlie's Angels[11][12] Angel recruit Cameo appearance
2020[16] Chemical Hearts[10] Grace Town Post-production
Also executive producer

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Scientastic! Leah Episode: "Sticks and Stones"
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Courtney Lane Episode: "Lost Traveller"
2014 Surviving Jack Heather Blumeyer 6 episodes
2015 Cocked Marguerite Paxson Television film
2017–present Riverdale Betty Cooper Main role

Soundtrack

Released Song(s) Album Ref.
2013 "Jigsaw" Forever's End [17]
2018 "A Night We'll Never Forget", "Do Me a Favor", "In", "The World According to Chris",
and "You Shine"
Riverdale: Original Television Soundtrack Special Episode "Carrie: The Musical"
2018 "Mad World" Riverdale: Season 2 (Original Television Soundtrack)
2019 "Beautiful", "Big Fun", "Candy Store", "Seventeen", and "Seventeen (Encore)" Riverdale: Special "Heathers: The Musical" Episode Original Television Soundtrack
2019 "Dream Warriors" Riverdale: Season 3 (Original Television Soundtrack)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 New York VisionFest Breakthrough Performance Award The First Hope Nominated [18]
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Star Riverdale Won [19]
Choice TV Ship (with Cole Sprouse) Riverdale Won
2018 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Riverdale Nominated [20]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama TV Actress Riverdale Won [21]
Choice Liplock (with Cole Sprouse) Riverdale Won
Choice TV Ship (with Cole Sprouse) Riverdale Won
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama TV Actress Riverdale Won [22]
Choice Ship (with Cole Sprouse) Riverdale Won

References

  1. ^ a b "Lili Reinhart Biography". Biography.com. June 26, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  2. ^ Kaseko, Baraka. "Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes on the 5 things they miss about their own Riverdales". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  3. ^ a b c Bennett, Willa; Fuentes, Tamara (October 17, 2017). "Lili Reinhart Says "Riverdale" Helped Pull Her Out Of Her Depression". Seventeen. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Kupfer, Lindsey (January 26, 2017). "Who Plays Betty & Veronica On 'Riverdale'? Camila Mendes & Lili Reinhart Will Be Your New Favorite Duo". Bustle. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 9, 2016). "'Riverdale' Archie Comics CW Pilot Casts Its Betty Cooper & Jughead Jones". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  6. ^ Sneider, Jeff (June 4, 2014). "'Surviving Jack' Actress Lili Reinhart Joins Amazon Pilot 'Cocked' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Patten, Dominic (February 10, 2017). "'Riverdale's Lili Reinhart Joins 'Galveston' Movie With Elle Fanning". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  8. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (March 19, 2019). "Hustlers': Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer & Julia Stiles Join Constance Wu & Jennifer Lopez In Avenging Strippers Pic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  9. ^ Welk, Brian (June 17, 2019). "'The Walking Dead' Star Austin Abrams Joins Lili Reinhart's 'Chemical Hearts' at Amazon". The Wrap. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  10. ^ a b Rearick, Lauren (June 14, 2019). "Lili Reinhart Will Executive Produce and Star in Your Next YA Obsession". MTV News. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Lili Reinhart Will Make a Cameo in the Charlie's Angels Reboot — Because Girl Power!". MTV News. November 6, 2019. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Charlie's Angels". Instagram. November 6, 2019. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  13. ^ a b Spellings, Sarah (October 8, 2019). "Lili Reinhart Will Publish a Book of Poems". The Cut. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  14. ^ "Swimming Lessons". Instagram. October 8, 2019. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  15. ^ Swimming Lessons: Poems Paperback – May 5, 2020. ISBN 1250261759.
  16. ^ "Lili Reinhart - The Riverdale babe talks Hustlers, J. Lo and refusing to be typecast for the Autumn 19 issue". Wonderland. September 25, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  17. ^ "Lili Reinhart Soundtrack IMDB.com". Lili Reinhart IMDB.com. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  18. ^ "VISIONFEST announces 2013 Independent Vision Award nominees". Domani Vision Film Society. June 27, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  19. ^ Hatchett, Keisha (July 12, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards Reveals Full List of Nominees". TV Guide. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  20. ^ McNary, Dave (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  21. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2018: The winners list". CNN. August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  22. ^ Moreau, Jordan (19 June 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Riverdale,' 'Aladdin' Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 19 July 2019.

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