• American actress and political activist born on October 14th, 2001
• Appeared in over 20 movies and TV series, best known for her role in "Snowpiercer"
• Raised in Los Angeles by yoga instructors; named after a character in "The Witching Hour"
• Anti-gun violence, human rights and feminism activist
• Net worth estimated at over $600,000

Who is Rowan Blanchard?

American actress and political activist Rowan Blanchard was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 14 October 2001, so her zodiac sign’s Libra. She’s already had roles in over 20 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the supporting character Alexandra Cavill in the popular science fiction action series “Snowpiercer”, which Josh Friedman and Graeme Manson created, and which stars Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner and Daveed Diggs. Set in a world which has become a frozen wasteland, the series follows a train which is circling around the globe without ever stopping; it’s been airing since 2020 and has won eight of its 36 award nominations.

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Education and early life

Rowan and her two younger sisters Shane and Carmen, were raised in Los Angeles by their father Mark Blanchard-Boulbol and mother Elizabeth, both of whom are yoga instructors; Rowan was named after a character from the book “The Witching Hour” by Anne Rice.

She was somewhat thrown into the entertainment industry, as she was only five years old when cast to appear in a theatre play. She was eight when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Caitlin in five episodes of the 2010 drama “Dance-A-Lot-Robot”, and the same year saw her make her debut film appearance, playing Mona’s Daughter in the popular romantic comedy “The Back-up Plan”, which Alan Poul directed, and which starred Michaela Watkins, Alex O’Loughlin and Jennifer Lopez. It follows a woman who’s met the man of her dreams, but doesn’t know how to tell him that she’d conceived twins through artificial insemination on the same day; the film was nominated for two awards.

Rowan matriculated from a local high school in 2020, and hasn’t enrolled at college.

Roles in movies

Rowan’s debut film role was her playing of Rebecca Wilson in the 2011 action adventure comedy “Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World”, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, and which starred Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven and Joel McHale. It follows a retired spy who’s invited her step-children to help her prevent Timekeeper from destroying the world; the film was nominated for six awards.

A couple of Rowan’s following roles were in the 2011 comedy “Little in Common”, the 2014 musical “Disney’s Circle of Stars: Do You Want to Build a Snowman”, and the 2015 family adventure “Invisible Sister”.

The year 2018 saw her play Veronica Kiley in the adventure family fantasy “A Wrinkle in Time”, directed by Ava DuVernay, and which starred Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Whiterspoon. It follows Meg, her brother and their friend who’ve gone into space in search of Meg’s scientist father’; the movie won five of its 21 award nominations.

Rowan’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2019 short drama “Trusting Hope”, the 2020 musical “Leonard Cohen: Thanks for the Dance”, and the 2022 romantic comedy “Crush”.

Roles in TV series

In 2015, Rowan played Riley Matthews in the episode “Cyd and Shelby’s Haunted Escape” of the family science fiction comedy “Best Friends Whenever”, created by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, and which starred Gus Kamp, Lauren Taylor and Landry Bender. It follows best friends Cyd and Shelby who’ve gained the ability to travel through time, while their genius friend Barry’s helping them learn to control the power; the series was nominated for three awards.

From 2014 through 2017, Rowan played the lead characters Riley Matthews and Rosie McGee in the popular family comedy “Girl Meets World”, which April Kelly and Michael Jacobs created, and which also starred Ben Savage and Sabrina Carpenter. It follows the lives of Riley and her parents Topanga and Cory Matthews, and the series won three of its 27 award nominations.

Rowan’s three most recent TV series roles have been in the 2018 episode “Pink Christmas” of the animated action adventure “Neo Yokio” (voice role), the 2019 episode “China-Curious” of the comedy “Splitting Up Together”, and the 2022 episode “Gay Pride!” of the comedy “ZIWE”.

Other credits

Rowan performed the theme song in the series “Girl Meets World”.

She’s made a guest appearance in many talk-shows, most recently in “The Wendy Williams Show”, “Good Mythical Morning”, and “Made in Hollywood”.

Awards and nominations

Rowan’s been nominated for four award, including a 2012 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film for “Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World”, and another Young Artist Award in 2015, for Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series, for her and her colleagues’ performance in “Girl Meets World”.

She was also nominated for a 2016 Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star: Female, and a 2017 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star, both for “Girl Meets World”.

Love life and boyfriend

There are several boys whom Rowan’s dated, that her fans know about. In 2015, she was romantically linked to Peyton Meyer, an American actor whom she met on the set of the series “Girl Meets World”, but they were together for only a couple of months.

In 2016, Rowan dated Uriah Shelton, a popular American actor and singer, who’s probably best known for his roles in the series “The Glades”, “Blue” and “Girl Meets World”, as well as for his starring in the 2010 movie “Lifted”.

Since 2018, she’s been in a relationship with Owen Lang, a non-celebrity American boy who can be seen featured in many of Rowan’s Instagram pictures.

Rowan revealed in January 2016 that although she ‘only ever liked boys’, she was open to ‘like any gender’ and thus identified as queer.

She seems to be in a relationship with Owen Lang as of December 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Rowan revealed on her Instagram page in 2014 that she had been struggling with depression, and that becoming a teenager had only made it harder for her to cope with it.

She’s an anti-gun violence, human rights and feminism activist; although mostly focused on discussing these matters on Tumblr and Twitter, she also spoke at an annual conference organized by the UN Women and US National Committee.

Rowan criticized Israel in April 2018, and uploaded a picture of Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi onto her Instagram account; she criticized the country once again in May 2018, and uploaded another picture of Ahed.

She’s posted close to 2,500 pictures and videos onto her Instagram account, and is today followed by nearly seven million people; her profile picture is the character Princess Mononoke from the eponymous animated movie made by the Japanese Studio Ghibli.

Rowan’s favorite actors are Jim Carrey and Bill Murray, and her favorite movies include “A Christmas Carol”, “Fun with Dick and Jane” and “Dumb and Dumber”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Rowan’s age is 21. She has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 4ins (1.64m) tall and weighs about 115lbs (53kgs).

Rowan’s net worth’s been estimated at over $600,000, as of December 2022.


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