Lili Reinhart

Lili Pauline Reinhart (born September 13, 1996)[1] is an American actress and author. She is known for portraying Betty Cooper on The CW teen drama series Riverdale (2017–present) and Annabelle in Lorene Scafaria's black comedy crime drama film Hustlers (2019). In 2020, she portrayed Grace Town in Chemical Hearts, a film adaptation of the novel Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland.

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

(1996-09-13) September 13, 1996 (age 25)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
  • Actress
  • author
Years active2010–present

Early life

Reinhart was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in the nearby town of Bay Village.[1][2] She is of German and French descent and has stated her surname is of German origin.[3][4] She developed a love for singing, acting, and dancing at the age of 10, and asked her mom to drive her to New York for auditions.[5] Reinhart moved to Los Angeles when she was 18 years old to pursue acting and almost gave up after five months.[5]


Reinhart starred in the television pilot for Scientastic! (2010) and guest starred on the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011).[6] 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).[7][8]

On February 9, 2016, Reinhart was cast as Betty Cooper in The CW's teen drama television series Riverdale, based on the characters of Archie Comics.[9] Series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa originally sought out Kiernan Shipka for the role after seeing her work in Mad Men.[10] Reinhart auditioned twice for the role, first sending in an audition tape from her North Carolina home before appearing in person a month later.[11] The series premiered on January 26, 2017, and in February 2021, it was renewed for a sixth season.[12] Previously, Reinhart worked on the Fox sitcom Surviving Jack.[13]

In 2017, Reinhart was cast in Galveston, based on Nic Pizzolatto's 2010 novel of the same name.[14] In the film, directed by Mélanie Laurent, Reinhart plays Tiffany, who was given up for adoption as a child.[15] The film premiered at South by Southwest on March 10, 2018,[16] and received a limited theatrical release through RLJE Films on October 19, 2018.[17] Galveston received mixed critical reviews[18] and grossed only $190,320 at the box office.[19]

Reinhart joined the cast of Lorene Scafaria's Hustlers in March 2019.[20] Reinhart played Annabelle, "the baby of the group," a former stripper who joins Ramona and her crew in drugging and robbing their Wall Street clientele.[21] Reinhart described her character's aesthetic as "slutty Hannah Montana."[22] A running gag shows Annabelle vomiting in times of stress, and the fake vomit was made of animal crackers and Sprite.[23] Hustlers premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2019,[24] and was theatrically released in the United States the next week.[25] The film received positive critical reviews[26] and grossed $157.6 million worldwide.[27] The same year, Reinhart made a cameo appearance during the mid-credits scene of Elizabeth Banks' Charlie's Angels (2019).[28]

In June 2019, it was announced that Reinhart would star as the female lead of Amazon Studios' romantic drama film Chemical Hearts, written and directed by Richard Tanne and based on the 2016 Krystal Sutherland novel Our Chemical Hearts.[29] Reinhart played Grace Town, a physically disabled high school senior who falls in love with school newspaper writer Henry Page.[30] In addition to starring, Chemical Hearts was Reinhart's first executive producer credit.[29][31] The film was released on August 21, 2020, on Amazon Prime Video and received mixed reviews.

In May 2020, Reinhart voiced Bella-Ella, "a ... snooty rich [girl]" in the Simpsons episode "The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds".[32]

In March 2021, it was announced that Reinhart would star in Wanuri Kahiu's Plus/Minus. Reinhart will play Natalie, a college student whose life diverges into two parallel realities on the eve of her college graduation. In one reality, she becomes pregnant and must navigate motherhood as a young adult; in the other, she moves to LA to pursue her career. In addition to starring in the film, Plus/Minus will be Reinhart's second executive producer credit.[33]

In June 2021, Reinhart's production company, Small Victory Productions, signed a deal with Amazon Studios.[34] Small Victory Productions will develop original and adapted content for film and television with a focus on modern, young adult content that celebrates diversity and inclusivity, as well as supporting new voices.[35]

Other ventures

In October 2019, Reinhart was announced as an ambassador for American Express for the relaunch of its AmexGreen Card.[36][37] That same month, Reinhart became a spokesperson and ambassador for CoverGirl.[38][39]

In September 2020, Reinhart released a book of poetry titled Swimming Lessons: Poems.[40][41] The book explores themes such as "young love, anxiety, depression, fame, and heartbreak".[42] For the week of October 18, 2020, Swimming Lessons: Poems debuted at No. 2 on The New York Times Best Seller list for paperback trade fiction.[43]

Personal life

Reinhart is a Christian.[44] She practices meditation and is training to be a reiki healer.[45] Reinhart was diagnosed with depression at age 14.[46] She also suffers from anxiety and body dysmorphia.[47] She came out as bisexual in June 2020.[48]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2010 For Today Rachel Short film
2011 The Most Girl Part of You Amy Short film
2011 Lilith Lilith Wilson [6]
2012 Not Waving But Drowning Amy [7]
2013 The Kings of Summer Vicki [7]
2013 The First Hope Karen Short film [7]
2013 Gibsonburg Kathy Colaner [49][50]
2013 Forever's End Lily White [7][51]
2016 Miss Stevens Margot Jensen [7][52]
2016 The Good Neighbor Ashley [7][53]
2018 Galveston Tiffany [7][15]
2019 Hustlers Annabelle [20][54]
2019 Charlie's Angels Angel Recruit Cameo [28]
2020 Chemical Hearts Grace Town Also executive producer [29][31]
TBA Plus/Minus Natalie Post-production; also executive producer [55][56]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2010 Scientastic! Leah Episode: "Sticks and Stones" [6]
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Courtney Lane Episode: "Lost Traveller" [6]
2014 Surviving Jack Heather Blumeyer 6 episodes [13]
2015 Cocked Marguerite Paxson Television film [13]
2017–present Riverdale Betty Cooper Main role [9]
2020 One World: Together at Home Herself Television special [57]
2020 The Simpsons Bella-Ella (voice) Episode: "The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds" [58]


List of Lili Reinhart soundtrack appearances
Title Year Album
"Jigsaw" 2013 Forever's End[59]
(with Riverdale cast)
2018 Riverdale: Special Episode – Carrie the Musical (Original Television Soundtrack)[60]
"Do Me a Favor"
(with KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Jordan Calloway)
"The World According to Chris"
(with Camila Mendes, Vanessa Morgan, Shannon Purser)
"You Shine"
(with KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes)
"A Night We'll Never Forget"
(with Riverdale cast)
"Mad World"
(with KJ Apa, Camila Mendes)
Riverdale: Season 2 (Original Television Soundtrack)[61]
(with Riverdale cast)
2019 Riverdale: Special Episode – Heathers the Musical (Original Television Soundtrack)[62]
"Candy Store"
(with Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Vanessa Morgan, Bernadette Beck)
"Big Fun"
(with Riverdale cast)
(with Cole Sprouse, Vanessa Morgan, Madelaine Petsch)
"Seventeen (Reprise)"
(with Riverdale cast)
"Dream Warriors"
(with KJ Apa, Ashleigh Murray, Camila Mendes)
Riverdale: Season 3 (Original Television Soundtrack)[63]
"Wicked Little Town"
(with Riverdale cast)
2020 Riverdale: Special Episode – Hedwig and the Angry Inch the Musical (Original Television Soundtrack)[64]
"Random Number Generation"
(with Riverdale cast)
"Wig in a Box"
(with Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Vanessa Morgan, Casey Cott)
"Exquisite Corpse"
(with K.J. Apa, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse)
"The Origin of Love"
(with K.J. Apa, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse)
"Wicked Little Town (Reprise)"
(with K.J. Apa)
"Midnight Radio"
(with Riverdale cast)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 New York VisionFest Breakthrough Performance Award The First Hope Nominated [65]
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Star Riverdale Won [66]
Choice TV Ship (with Cole Sprouse) Riverdale Won
2018 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Riverdale Nominated [67]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama TV Actress Riverdale Won [68]
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 [69]
Choice Ship (with Cole Sprouse) Riverdale Won
People's Choice Awards Drama TV Star of 2019 Riverdale Nominated [70]
Female TV Star of 2019 Riverdale Nominated
2020 People's Choice Awards Female TV Star of 2020 Riverdale Nominated [71]
2021 Critics' Choice Super Awards Best Actress in a Superhero Series Riverdale Nominated [72]


  • Swimming Lessons: Poems (September 29, 2020)
  • September Love (November 3, 2020) (co-written with Lang Leav)


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