8 Facts About Riverdale's It Girl Lili Reinhart

Riverdale is full of gorgeous eye candy and tons of juicy drama, but one of our favorite parts about the series is the strong female characters. While we love Betty Cooper and her Nancy Drew investigating skills, we are equally obsessed with the actress who plays her, Lili Reinhart. Aside from being extremely talented, she is also incredibly inspiring as she fiercely advocates for mental health awareness and fighting the stigma surrounding it. And that's not the only interesting thing about her. Read on for even more fun facts about the up-and-coming star.

She's Only 21
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She's Only 21

The stunning actress is one of the youngest cast members on Riverdale. She was born on Sept. 13, 1996.


Her Younger Sister Is Her Mini Me

Lili constantly makes us do a double take whenever she posts pictures with her younger sibling, Tessa. The two could almost pass for twins!


She Has 4 Tattoos

Lili has a rose, a cross, an Earth sign, and an arrow tattoo. She told People the rose represents how she's a "warrior for love" and "wears her heart on her sleeve," while the arrow represents mental health awareness.


She's Incredibly Good at Special-Effects Makeup

The actress is insanely good with a makeup brush. She has posted a ton of photos of her impressive special-effects makeup on Instagram.

She Was Roommates With Madelaine Petsch
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She Was Roommates With Madelaine Petsch

During season one of Riverdale, the costars lived together when they were filming in Vancouver.


She's an Advocate For Mental Health Awareness

Since stepping into the spotlight, Lili has been incredibly open and honest about her struggle with anxiety and depression. Aside from getting a tattoo to mark her journey with mental health awareness, she also supported her fellow CW star Chris Wood, who plays Mon-El on Supergirl, for his IDONTMIND campaign to defeat the stigma surrounding mental illness.


She Might Be Dating Her Costar Cole Sprouse

The onscreen love interests have reportedly started dating in real life. While the two keep their personal lives out of the spotlight, they have shown off their bond from time to time on social media.

She Almost Gave Up Acting Before Landing Riverdale
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She Almost Gave Up Acting Before Landing Riverdale

After moving to LA when she was 18, Lili went back home to Cleveland five months later when she couldn't find any work. She took half a year off debating whether she wanted to continue pursuing acting before deciding to move back to the West Coast. As fate would have it, a couple days later her manager called her with the audition for Betty Cooper.