Lili Pauline Reinhart (b. September 13, 1996) is an American actress, best known for playing Betty Cooper on The CW series Riverdale (2017–present) and Annabelle in the film Hustlers (2019), directed by Lorene Scafaria.
Reinhart was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Bay Village, a town near Cleveland. According to her tweets, she is of German and French descent and her surname is of German origin. She developed a love for singing, acting, and dancing at a young age, and when she was 10 years old, she asked her mom to drive her to New York City for auditions. Reinhart moved to LA when she was 18 years old to pursue acting and almost gave up after five months of failed auditions, until she got her big break with Riverdale as reported by Seventeen.
|Real Name||Lili Pauline Reinhart|
|Stage Name||Lili Reinhart|
|DOB and Age||(September 13, 1996); age 25 years|
|Height||5’6” (168 cm)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lbs)|
|Net Worth||$6 million|
|Followers||TikTok: 4.5 million; 74.7 million likes|
|Instagram: 29.1 million|
|Address/ Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Total Views||TikTok: 3.3 billion views|
|YouTube: 120 million views|
Reinhart starred in the television pilot for Scientastic! (2010), which never aired, and on the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011). She subsequently acted 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).
On February 9, 2016, Reinhart was cast as Betty Cooper in The CW's series Riverdale, based on the characters of Archie Comics. She auditioned twice for the role, and was considered after Mad Men alumnus Kiernan Shipka declined to star. The series premiered on January 26, 2017, and as of 2022, it has been renewed for the seventh and final season.
Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper in Riverdale (source: HelloGiggles)
In 2017, Reinhart was cast in Galveston, based on Nic Pizzolatto's 2010 novel of the same name. The film was first screened at South by Southwest a.k.a SxSW on March 10, 2018, and was distributed for a limited theatrical release by RLJE Films on October 19, 2018. Galveston received mixed reviews from critics and grossed only $190,320 at the box office.
In March 2019, Reinhart joined the cast of Lorene Scafaria's Hustlers. Hustlers premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States the next week, to positive critical reviews and earned $157.6 million at the worldwide box office. The same year, Reinhart had a cameo during the mid-credits scene of Elizabeth Banks' Charlie's Angels (2019).
In 2020, she starred as the female lead of Amazon Studios' original feature film Chemical Hearts, written and directed by Richard Tanne. It was based on the 2016 novel Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland. It received mixed reviews from critics.
In May 2020, Reinhart made a voice cameo in the Simpsons episode "The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds".
In March 2021, it was announced that Reinhart would star in Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu's Plus/Minus. As of 2022, in addition to playing the female protagonist, she will be the executive producer for the film, and will take on the role for the second time as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
In June 2021, Reinhart's production company, Small Victory Productions, signed a deal with Amazon Studios, in order to “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”, according to Deadline Hollywood.
In October 2019, Reinhart became an ambassador of American Express for the relaunch of its AmexGreen Card as reported by Paper Mag.
In the same month, Reinhart became the brand ambassador for the cosmetics company CoverGirl.
She has partnered with brands like Vince Camuto, Rodarte, H&M, and Affirm, to name a few. She has also appeared on magazine covers of ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar among others.
In September 2020, Reinhart released a poetry book titled Swimming Lessons: Poems. In October 2020, Swimming Lessons: Poems debuted at No. 2 on The New York Times Best Seller list in the paperback trade fiction category.
As of 2022, she has a net worth of $6 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She mostly earns through her endorsement deals and her acting and production ventures.
As of 2022, she is active on Instagram, TikTok and sometimes on YouTube. Most of her content on TikTok and YouTube feature exclusive behind-the-scenes content from her Riverdale set, as well as endorsement commercials.
Her most recent TikTok video with Madelaine Petsch and Camila Mendes went viral:
Lili Reinhart is a practicing Christian.
She also practices meditation and is training to be a New Age spiritual reiki healer (Source: The Advocate)
Reinhart has been very open about her mental health struggles. In an interview with Variety she openly said that she suffered from anxiety and body dysmorphia, and that she was diagnosed with depression at the age of 14.
In May 2022, she gained attention due to her being a vocal critic of Kim Kardashian’s starvation stint to fit into a vintage dress for the 2022 edition of the MET Gala. She defended her view on Instagram saying that Kim’s promotion of a certain idealised body was harming young women’s perception of their bodies, and that she was setting unrealistic ideals for women by promoting eating disorders.
She came out as bisexual in June 2020.
A. She dated Cole Sprouse in an on and off relationship between 2018 and 2021. As of 2022, she is reportedly single.
A. No. As of 2022, she is not pregnant and dispelled previous rumours about her pregnancy which were circulating on the internet.
A. Yes. They often post about doing activities together on social media, thereby implying that they are good friends.