Rowan Blanchard

Teenage actress

Rowan Eleanor Blanchard (born October 14, 2001)[1] is an American child actress. She plays Riley Matthews in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World.[2]

Rowan Blanchard
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Rowan Blanchard in 2013
Rowan Eleanor Blanchard

(2001-10-14) October 14, 2001 (age 18)
Years active2006–present

In a series of tweets in January 2016, she said that while she had "only ever liked boys" in the past, she was "open to liking any gender" and as such she is queer.[3]



Year Title Role
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
2015 Invisible Sister Cleo


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Dance-A-Lot Robot Caitlin Main role; Disney Junior Original Series
2014–2017 Girl Meets World Riley Matthews Lead role; Disney Channel Original Series

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2012 33rd Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film — Young Actress Ten and Under[4] Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Nominated


  1. "ROWAN BLANCHARD "Riley Matthews"". Disney Channel Medianet. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014.
  2. 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.
  3. Weaver, Hilary (January 18, 2016). "Girl Meets World Star Rowan Blanchard Came Out As Queer and Went to Bat for Her Disney Character, Too". New York Magazine's The Cut Blog. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  4. "29th Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. January 26, 2014.

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