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

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

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

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]


Reinhart guest starred on the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and starred in the television pilot for Scientastic!. Reinhart 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 renewed for its fourth season.

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

Among her 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 film Chemical Hearts, 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]

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]



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
TBA Chemical Hearts[10] Grace Town Post-production
Also executive producer


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


Released Song(s) Album Ref.
2013 "Jigsaw" Forever's End [11]
2018 "In", "Do Me a Favor", "The World According to Chris", "You Shine",
and "A Night We'll Never Forget"
Riverdale: Original Television Soundtrack Special Episode "Carrie: The Musical"
2018 "Mad World" Riverdale: Season 2 (Original Television Soundtrack)
2019 "Beautiful", "Candy Store", "Big Fun", and "Seventeen" 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 [12]
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Star Riverdale Won [13]
Choice TV Ship (with Cole Sprouse) Riverdale Won
2018 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Riverdale Nominated [14]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama TV Actress Riverdale Won [15]
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 [16]
Choice Ship (with Cole Sprouse) Riverdale Won


  1. ^ a b Editors, (June 26, 2018). "Lili Reinhart Biography". Lili Reinhart Biography. 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. ^ Editors, "Lili Reinhart Soundtrack". Lili Reinhart Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  12. ^ "VISIONFEST announces 2013 Independent Vision Award nominees". Domani Vision Film Society. June 27, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  13. ^ Hatchett, Keisha (July 12, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards Reveals Full List of Nominees". TV Guide. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2018: The winners list". CNN. August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  16. ^ Moreau, Jordan (19 June 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Riverdale,' 'Aladdin' Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 19 July 2019.

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