Rowan Blanchard (born October 14, 2001 in Los Angeles, California) is an American child actress. She is best known for her role as Rebecca Wilson in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World and portrays Riley Matthews in Girl Meets World, and also in the Disney Channel original movie Invisible Sister alongside Mighty Med's Paris Berelc and Karan Brar of Bunk'd. She was also known as Jackie Geary in The Goldbergs during seasons 35 before being replaced by Alexis G. Zall for season 6.
She's also well-known for for her political activism in areas such as intersectional feminism, human rights, and gun violence, especially on social media. She was invited to speak at the UN Women and US National Committee's annual conference as part of #TeamHeForShe, a feminist campaign.
In January 2016, Rowan disclosed in a series of tweets that she was "open to liking any gender" and identified as "queer".
Tropes that apply to Ms. Blanchard include:
- Adorkable: Both Riley and herself.
- Cool Big Sis: To her fellow GMW cast member August Maturo, and also extends this to his brother Ocean. She still has this role to both Maturo brothers even after the show got canceled.
- The Cutie
- Fangirl: Did this towards Hilary Duff, which she met in the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. Oddly, Hilary's show (Lizzie McGuire) aired during the time Rowan was born.
- Genki Girl
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Debby Ryan.
- Just Friends: With Peyton Meyer and Corey Fogelmanis.
- She Really Can Act: Her dramatic performance in the Girl Meets World episode Girl Meets Rileytown.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: How she acts in this video.