Rowan Blanchard is known for her role as Riley Matthews on the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World that aired from 2014 until 2017. From 2017 until 2018, she made appearances on The Goldbergs as Jackie Geary.
Born Name Rowan Blanchard
Nick Name Row
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2006–present
Born: October 14, 2001, 17 years and 10 months, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Sun Sign Libra
Height 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Measurements 31-24-31 in / 80-61-80 cm
Bra size 36A
Father – Mark Blanchard-Boulbol (Yoga Instructor)
Mother – Elizabeth (Yoga Instructor)
Siblings – Carmen Blanchard (Younger Sister), Shane Blanchard (Younger Brother)
Rowan comes from a diverse ethnic background. Her paternal grandfather was an immigrant from the Middle East, and has Lebanese, Moroccan, Armenian, and Syrian ancestry. Rowan paternal grandmother is of Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and English descent, and Rowan mother has 1/4 Portuguese, as well as German and English, ancestry, while she has Portuguese, German and English ancestry on her mother side.
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, who had paternal Syrian ancestry and maternal Armenian ancestry, and her paternal grandmother ancestors are from England, Denmark, and Sweden. Her paternal great grandparents had met in Aleppo, present-day Syria. She was named after a character in Anne Rice The Witching Hour. Rowan has two younger siblings, Carmen and Shane.
Blanchard began acting at the age of five. In 2010, Rowan was cast as Mona daughter in 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. She also sings the title song, along with co-star Sabrina Carpenter. 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. In early January 2015, Blanchard was cast as Cleo in the Disney Channel Original Movie Invisible Sister.
In September 2017, Blanchard announced that she would be releasing a book, titled Still Here, which was published in February 2018. Blanchard also co-starred in the feature film adaptation A Wrinkle in Time, which was released in March 2018.
Blanchard is a public activist in areas such as feminism, human rights, and gun violence. While most of her comments regarding these issues are posted via Twitter or Tumblr, she has spoken at the UN Women and US National Committee annual conference as part of #TeamHeForShe, a feminist campaign.
In a series of tweets in January 2016, she stated that while she had only ever liked boys in the past, she was open to liking any gender and therefore she identifies as queer.[
As a Singer
She has contributed with co-star Sabrina Carpenter in singing the title song of the series Girl Meets World.
She appeared in the 2010 romantic comedy film The Back-up Plan for her role as Mona daughter.
First TV Show
In 2010, Rowan appeared in the lead role in Disney Junior Original Series Dance-A-Lot Robot as Caitlin.
Rowan Blanchard Favorite Things
Actress – Emma Watson
Band – The Beatles
Rowan Blanchard Facts
She started acting at the age of 5.
Rowan is good friends with Sabrina Carpenter, Girl Meets World co-star.
Her paternal grandfather is an immigrant from the Middle East.
She played Rebecca Wilson in the 2011 comedy adventure film Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.
Her dad is also her acting coach.
Rowan has a dog, named, Winston.
To sleep at night, she needs to read every night.
She is obsessed with singing Broadway tunes.
Rowan is into fashion since the age of four.
Her on-screen dad Joel McHale (who played her dad in “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D”) has known her since her birth.
Good friends with her Girl Meets World (2014) co-star, Sabrina Carpenter.
Has a dog named Winston.
Started acting when she was 5 years old.
She is the oldest of three children. She has a younger brother named Shane and a younger sister named Carmen.
Friends with actors Ava Phillippe, Amandla Stenberg, Kiernan Shipka, Yara Shahidi, and Olivia Stuck.