Who is Riele Downs?
Canadian actress Riele Downs was born under the zodiac sign Cancer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 8 July 2001. She has 26 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing the lead character Darby Harper in the 2022 fantasy comedy movie “Darby and the Dead”, which also starred Auli’I Cravalho and Chosen Jacobs, and was directed by Silas Howard. It follows Darby who suffered a near death experience early on in life, and is now capable of seeing ghosts; the movie won a 2011 PAGE International Screenwriting Award for Best Comedy Script.
Education and early life
Riele was raised alongside her sister Reiya in Toronto, by their mother Elle Downs and father whose name remains undisclosed. Both Reiya and Elle are also actresses; Reiya has 19 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Shaylynn ‘Shay’ Powers in 30 episodes of the romantic series “Degrassi: Next Class”, while Elle has 47 credits, and is probably known best for portraying Newscaster in the 2013 comedy movie “The Best Man Holiday”. Because Riele’s yet to speak about her father in public, it’s widely believed that he wasn’t around while she was growing up; it’s been reported that the man’s name is Scad, but Riele’s yet to confirm this.
One can say that Riele was thrown into the film industry, as she was only three when cast to play Mocha Latte in the 2004 comedy movie “My Baby’s Daddy”, and she’s been active in the industry ever since.
She was passionate about a number of activities while growing up in Toronto, as she practiced gymnastics, took drawing lessons and danced. Riele studied at a local high school in Toronto, and upon matriculating in 2019, chose to remain focused on acting over enrolling at college.
Roles in movies
Riele’s debut film role was playing Amelia Mercer in the popular 2005 action crime drama “Four Brothers”, which starred Mark Wahlberg and Tyrese Gibson, and was directed by John Singleton. It follows four brothers as they’re searching for a man who killed their mother in a store robbery, and the movie won five of its 14 award nominations.
In 2008, Riele played Neighbour’s Kid in the comedy “Confessions of a Porn Addict”, and her following roles were in the 2009 short comedy “Chili & Cheese: A Condimental Rift”, the 2010 comedy “Made… The Movie”, and the 2013 comedy “The Best Man Holiday”. Also in 2013, she played Kid 1 in the romantic family comedy “Oh Christmas Tree!”, which starred Eric Johnson and Sarah Lancaster, and was directed by Craig Pryce. It follows a woman who’s lost her job and has now begun working at her family’s Christmas tree lot. Riele could then have been seen appearing in the 2014 biographical sports drama “The Gabby Douglas Story”, the 2014 family mystery “Ruby Skye P. I.: The Maltese Puppy”, and the 2016 music video “Sean Ryan Fox: Indestructible”.
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In 2017, she starred as Emma in the family fantasy comedy “Tiny Christmas”, which also starred Lizzy Greene and Graeme McComb, and was directed by Jonathan A. Rosenbaum. It follows an elf who’s shrunk two children on Christmas Eve by mistake; the movie was nominated for a single award.
Riele’s since appeared in only one movie: the 2019 short comedy “Back to the ‘80s”.
Roles in TV series
Riele’s debut TV series appearance was playing Young Jamila Thompson in the 2008 episode “Bloodless” of the mystery science fiction “ReGenesis”, and the following year saw her play Shawnee in the episode “Forced Ripe Mango” of the comedy “’Da Kink in My Hair”.
In 2010, she played Little Girl in the episode “Fresh Paint” of the popular crime action “Rookie Blue”, which starred Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith, and was created by Tassie Cameron and Morwyn Brebner. It follows Andy McNally who’s just completed police academy, and is now adjusting to the life of a police officer – the series aired from 2010 through 2015, and won two of its 33 award nominations.
Also in 2010, Riele voiced Baby Ant and Bunny 2 in two episodes of the animated adventure comedy “Peep and the Big Wide World”, and in 2015 and 2016, she voiced Charlotte in four episodes of the animated action adventure “Henry Danger Motion Comic”. The year 2018 heard her voice Charlotte again, in all 12 episodes of the animated action “The Adventures of Kid Danger”, which starred Jace Norman and Cooper Barnes, and was created by Dan Schneider; it follows Henry and Ray as they’re fighting criminals.
From 2014 through 2020, she starred as Charlotte Page in all 121 episodes of the family action comedy “Henry Danger”, which also starred Jace Norman and Cooper Barnes, and was created by Dana Olsen and Dan Schneider. It follows 13 years old Henry Hart, who’s become the sidekick of superhero Captain Man, and the series won 18 of its 38 award nominations.
Riele’s since had two TV series roles, voicing Petra in the 2020 episode “Pilot” of the animated comedy “S.A.L.E.M.”, and playing Yazmin Staats in five episodes of the 2023 drama “Bel-Air”.
Riele sang four songs in the 2019 episode “Henry Danger: The Musical” of the series “Henry Danger”.
Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “All That”, “#SetLife on Nick: Henry Danger”, and “Made in Hollywood”.
Awards and nominations
Riele was nominated for a 2020 Kids’ Choice Blimp Award for Favorite Female TV Star, for “Henry Danger”.
Love life and relationships
Riele prefers to keep her love life away from the media’s attention, and we only know about a single boy whom she’s been with. In 2016, Riele dated American actor Jace Norman who’s a year her senior; the two were seen spending time together in public on multiple occasions, and they both featured one another in their Instagram pictures and videos. Jace has 23 acting credits, and he and Riele met on the set of the series “Henry Danger”, in which he starred as Henry Hart aka Kid Danger; he’s won five of his six award nominations.
There are no other boys whom Riele’s perhaps been with, that we know about; she seems to be unattached as of August 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Riele’s an Instagram star, as over three million people are following her on the network today; she’s posted close to 1,000 pictures and videos, most featuring her spending her spare time with her best friend.
Riele enjoys taking good care of her physique, and works out at the gym nearly every day, while she also takes dance lessons and swims; she’s following a strict diet, and avoids eating sweets.
She and her sister have volunteered with a number of charity organizations.
There are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Riele’s enhanced her breasts, but this is yet to be confirmed.
She’s a fashionista, and enjoys keeping up with the latest fashion trends by reading various fashion magazines.
Viola Davis is one of Riele’s favorite actresses, and some of her favorite movies include “The Woman King”, “The Help” and “Eat, Pray, Love”.
Appearance and net worth
Riele’s age is 22. Her hair and eyes are brown, she weighs around 110lbs (51kgs) and is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall.
Riele’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of August 2023.