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Rowan Eleanor Blanchard (born October 14, 2001) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Riley Matthews on the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World that aired from 2014 until 2017. She also makes appearances on The Goldbergs as Jackie Geary.

She portrayed Rebecca Wilson in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.

Early Life

Blanchard was born in Los Angeles, California,[1] to Elizabeth and Mark Blanchard-Boulbol, who are yoga instructors.[2][3] Her paternal grandfather was an immigrant from the Middle East, who had paternal Syrian ancestry and maternal Armenian ancestry,[4] and her paternal grandmother's ancestors are from England, Denmark, and Sweden. Her paternal great grandparents had met in Aleppo, present-day Syria.[5][6] She was named after a character in Anne Rice's The Witching Hour.[7] Rowan has two younger siblings, Carmen and Shane.[8]

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References

  1. https://www.webcitation.org/6Rm0fugzY
  2. http://www.markblanchardsyoga.com/studio-city-power-yoga-studio.html
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20150701020908/http://www.debbiegibsonmerch.com/coachbios.html
  4. https://www.instagram.com/p/144CFOJddR/
  5. https://www.teenvogue.com/story/rowan-blanchard-speaks-out-syrian-conflict-instagram
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20140507021027/http://www.yogalaw.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=41
  7. http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/rowan-blanchard-25-things-you-dont-know-about-me-w158635
  8. http://video.disney.com/watch/disneychannel-this-is-who-i-am-rowan-blanchard-4fb1e5fa55e064f6f1d38d63

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