When the name Lili Reinhart is mentioned, many things come to mind. For some, it’s her sheer talent and the chill that comes with some of her movies and TV shows, including Riverdale, Hustlers, and Chemical Hearts, and for others, it’s her relationship with Cole Sprouse.
It was in 2010; she first made her debut in the film industry with a short film named For Today.
Now, most people have come to know her through her on-screen as an actress; there is still much to learn about an actress.
Lili Reinhart’s Background
Lili Reinhart was born on 13th September 1996 in Cleveland, Ohio. However, she was raised in the nearby town of Bay Village.
Her parents Daniel Reinhart and Amy Reinhart, are of different descent; thus, she is of German and French-Canadian descent. Lili, who discovered a love for singing, acting, and dancing at the age of 10, describes her parents as the most supportive one and is very thankful for their support.
Her mother would drive her from Cleveland to New York City for auditions. Moreover, she is also very close to her father and often posts pictures together on her Instagram account.
Other than her parents, Lili also has two sisters; Tess Reinhart, Instagram star, and Chloe Reinhart.
For education, Lili attended Bay High School before getting enrolled in an online program of ‘Allied National High School, from where she completed her schooling. However, she did not pursue a college education.
How Did She Get Into Acting?
At the age of 15, Lili was signed with ICM and later changed to UTA. But after she reached the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in acting.
However, things did not turn the way she thought of, due to which she suffered from anxiety, body dysmorphia, and depression and returned home after failing to crack Hollywood. She almost gave up her acting career.
To overcome her fear, she started seeing a therapist, slowly won over her fear, made it her strength, and came back to acting. Now, she is an outspoken supporter of mental health issues.
Lili appeared in a short film, The Most Girl Part of You as Amy. After that, she made a television debut with ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,’ as Courtney Lane. Eventually, she also did other TV shows like Surviving Jack, Scientastic!, and Cocked.
Furthermore, while she was living in North Carolina, she did a home-taped audition for the role of Betty Cooper in Riverdale. She was selected for the position, and now, the part is also considered as her breakthrough role.
Other than movies and TV shows, she has also been a part of talk shows like ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers,’ ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,’ and ‘Live! With Kelly and Ryan.’
Dating Life & Sexuality Reveal
Lili started dating her Riverdale co-star Cole Sprouse in 2017. They dated for three years before going separate ways.
She remained single after her breakup with Cole; however, she decided to come out of her closet to reveal her sexuality.
In June 2020, Lili openly shared her story of being bisexual. While talking with the LGBTQ&A podcast, she revealed she waited until she was single to come out as bisexual because she was worried that people would criticize her.
She also said,
"I didn't want people to tell me that I was lying to get attention or something,"
"And so I just kept my mouth shut."