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Rowan Blanchard
General information
Full Name Rowan Eleanor Blanchard
Born October 14, 2001 (age 16)
Gender Female
Occupation(s) Actress, singer
Years Active 2006-present

Rowan Eleanor Blanchard (born October 14, 2001) is an American teen actress and singer. Rowan is best known as Riley, the protagonist of Girl Meets World. She is friends with Mason Cook, Peyton Meyer, Corey Fogelmanis, Sabrina Carpenter and G. Hannelius.

Friendship with SabrinaEdit

Rowan co-starred with Sabrina in the TV show Girl Meets World and sang its theme song, "Take On the World". She is friends with Sabrina both on and off-screen. The two first met in 2013 when filming season 1.


Blanchard was born in Los Angeles, California, to Elizabeth and Mark Blanchard-Boulbol, who are yoga instructors. Her paternal grandfather, an immigrant from the Middle East, had Lebanese, Moroccan, Armenian, and Syrian ancestry, while her paternal grandmother is of Swedish, Danish, and English descent. Rowan has two younger siblings, Carmen and Shane. She is close friends with actress and singer, Sabrina Carpenter.

Blanchard was in Little in Common as Raquel Pacheco, The Back-up Plan as Mona's Kid (7 yrs.), and Dance-A-Lot Robot as Caitlin. She starred as Rebecca Wilson in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World. She also played Cleo in Invisible Sister.

In late January 2013, Blanchard was cast as Riley Matthews for Girl Meets World. The titular character is the daughter of Cory and Topanga from Boy Meets World.

In 2018, she played Veronica Kiley in the movie A Wrinkle in Time.

She uses multiple forms of social media to be a vocal activist on issues such as civil rights, war, and climate change.

Blanchard is represented by Commercial Talent and Untitled Entertainment.


  • She had admitted that her own father taught her P.E. classes, so she understands the teacher-parent/student-child dynamic of Cory and Riley.
  • Her height is 5'5" (165 cm).
  • Her fans are called "Rowboats."
  • Her Zodiac Sign in Libra (the scales) the seventh Zodiac Sign.