Rowan Blanchard: Career, Fun Facts, Net Worth, and Gallery!

Rowan Blanchard

Regarded today as one of the Most Influential Teens according to Time Magazine, Rowan Blanchard is a name to keep an eye on. At only 19 years old, this American actress has already risen to fame with her multiple film and television roles.

She is most well known for playing Riley Matthews in the series Girl Meets World, which aired on the Disney Channel for 3 seasons. So how has Rowan Blanchard’s net worth been impacted by her career so far to date? Let’s take a look at the projects she’s taken on over the years and how they’ve impacted her net worth.

Rowan Blanchard
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Early Life

Rowan Eleanor Blanchard was born on October 14, 2001, in Los Angeles, California. Her parents, Elizabeth and Mark Blanchard are both yoga instructors. Family genetics offer Blanchard a combination of Syrian, Moroccan, Lebanese and American roots on one side, and on the other side, the heritage hails from England, Sweden and Denmark.

Blanchard was named after one of the Mayfair witches in Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour. She has a younger sister and her name is Carmen and a younger brother whose name is Shane.

When it comes to education, Blanchard attended the Dwight Global Online School.

Rowan Blanchard Red Carpet
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Acting Career

It was 2006 when Blanchard got her first acting gig, she was only five years old at the time. She was cast in the romantic comedy film The Back-up Plan as Mona’s daughter. Shortly afterward, she played the role of Caitlin in Dance-a-Lot Robot, a Disney Junior Original Series.

It didn’t take long before Blanchard was being cast in bigger roles. In 2011, she took on the role of Rebecca Wilson in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World. The role earned her a nomination for a Young Artist Award. At around the same time, she was also cast as Raquel Pacheco in Little in Common.

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Girl Meets World

Three years later, she landed the role of Riley Matthews on Girl Meets World. This earned her another Young Artist Award nomination. This role saw a big impact on Rowan Blanchard’s net worth.

Blanchard also sang the title track for the series, along with co-star Sabrina Carpenter. Girl Meets World is an offshoot of Boy Meets World and the main character is actually the daughter of Cory and Topanga from the original series.

Her portrayal of Riley Matthews earned Blanchard a number of other nominations. In 2016, the role got her nominated for Choice Summer TV Star in the Teen Choice Awards. In 2017, she was nominated for Favorite Female TV Star at the Kids’ Choice Awards. And also in 2017, Blanchard was nominated as Choice Changemaker at the Teen Choice Awards.

Rowan Blanchard
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Other Projects

In 2015, Blanchard played the role of Cleo in Invisible Sister, a Disney Channel Original Movie. And in 2017, Blanchard embarked on a non-Disney project as she played a recurring role in The Goldbergs, an ABC series.

In the same year, Blanchard announced that she would be publishing a book entitled Still Here. The book came out in February of 2018 and added another new revenue channel which also impacted Rowan Blanchard’s net worth overall.

Shortly after the release of the book, the film A Wrinkle in Time was released, which featured Blanchard in the role of Veronica Kiley. And most recently, in April 2022, Blanchard starred in the original Hulu film, Crush.

Rowan Blanchard Net Worth
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Snowpiercer

Blanchard currently plays the role of Alexandra Cavill in the TNT futuristic thriller, Snowpiercer. The show stars Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs. It is the western adaptation of a Korean film with the same title back in 2013.

Blanchard started appearing as a guest star with a recurring role in the first season of the series, but was installed as a part of the regular cast starting from Season 2.

Rowan Blanchard Red Carpet
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Political Activist

In addition to being an acclaimed actress, author and singer, Blanchard is also a political activist. She is particularly vocal about her views on human rights, feminism and gun violence.

On Saturday, the Disney star gave a speech on gender equality at the UN Women U.S. National Committee 2015 Annual Conference about gender equality. The actress was poised and passionate as she spoke to the crowd about how the subject of gender inequality, telling the crowd “Around this age, studies show that girls lose interest in S.T.E.M subjects, science, technology, engineering and math. Unfortunately, those studies show that one of the reasons…is that girls in my age group would rather be liked, than be engineers.”

She regularly takes to social media to voice her opinions, and she has also spoken formally about these topics at a number of events, including UN Women U.S. National Committee 2015 Annual Conference. At the 2015 event, she spoke about gender inequality, saying, “Around this age, studies show that girls lose interest in S.T.E.M subjects, science, technology, engineering and math. Unfortunately, those studies show that one of the reasons…is that girls in my age group would rather be liked, than be engineers.”

During the time of the Gaza border protests in 2018, Blanchard was also very outspoken in criticizing Israel. She shared photos of her with Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi and declared support for the Palestinian side of the conflict.

Relationships

Rowan Blanchard is currently dating actor and cinematographer, Owen Lang. The couple have been together since 2018.

Previously, Blanchard had briefly dated Girl Meets World co-star Peyton Meyer towards the end of 2015. There have also been rumors that another co-star, Uriah Shelton, had also dated Blanchard. However, it was later revealed that the two did not really get along. 

Blanchard identifies as queer, and she has been vocally supportive of the LGBT community.

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Rowan Blanchard Net Worth 2022

Since her first role in 2010, Blanchard has 20 project credits to her name on IMDB. And as of writing this, Rowan Blanchard’s net worth is estimated at around $3.5 million.

Fans of Blanchard can see her most recently in Ziwe’s latest music video, “Am I Gay?“, which we have below.

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