Who is Riele Downs?

If you were a fan of the Nickelodeon series “Henry Danger”, you must have noticed the character of Charlotte Page, a very clever girl who was Henry’s best friend, and if you ever wanted to know more about the actress who played this character, let us tell you all about Riele West Downs.

She’s an actress with over 20 credits to her name, and besides the mentioned role which brought her a nomination for the Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star in 2020, she’s perhaps known best for her role as Faith in the movie “The Best Man Holiday”, and she was also heard as a voice actor in the series “The Adventures of Kid Danger”.

Early life, family, and education

Riele was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 8 July 2001, in Toronto, Ontario Canada; she holds Canadian nationality and comes from a family of African-Canadian and Native American (Cherokee Indian) descent. Since Riele hasn’t spoken about her father, it’s assumed that she was raised alongside her sister Reiya, by their mother Elle Downs. Both Reiya and Elle are actresses, perhaps known best for their roles in the series “Degrassi: Next Class”, as Shaylynn Powers and Mrs Powers, respectively.

Being raised by an actress, it isn’t surprising that Riele and her sister followed in their mother’s steps, and as Riele once shared, she was into acting from an early age, and when her mother noticed her talent, she booked her first gig at the age of three.

Speaking of Riele’s educational background, she was homeschooled, and matriculated high school together with her fellows from “Henry Danger” in 2019, then didn’t enroll in college but pursued her acting career.

Roles in movies

Riele made her acting debut as Mocha Latte in the 2004 movie “My Baby’s Daddy”, although her role was uncredited, then in the following year, she was seen as Amelia Mercer in “Four Brothers”, alongside Mark Wahlberg, Andre 3000 and Tyrese Gibson, followed by her role as a Neighbour’s Kid in the comedy “Confessions of a Porn Addict” in 2008.

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Riele next starred in the 2009 short movie “Chili & Cheese: A Condimental Rift”, and was then cast to play Karinna in the TV movie “Made…The Movie” in 2010, followed by her role in “A Russell Peters Christmas Special” before she co-starred as Faith in “The Best Man Holiday”, also starring her mother Elle, Monica Calhoun and Morris Chestnut, in 2013.

The same year, Riele was seen in the TV movie “Oh Christmas Tree!” and next as Arielle (13-16 Years) in the 2014 TV movie “The Gabby Douglas Story”, a biographic sports drama about the life of the first African-American gymnast, the Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.

Riele was cast to play Kate in the family adventure comedy “Ruby Skye P. I: The Maltese Puppy”, and then she was seen as Sheila in “Nickelodeon’s Ho Ho Holiday Special” in 2015, and two years later starred in “Nickelodeon’s Sizzling Summer Camp Special” and “Tiny Christmas”, which were her most recent movie roles. Currently, Riele is filming a new movie, entitled “Darby Harper Wants You to Know”.

Roles in series

Riele made her first television appearance portraying Young Jamila Thompson in an episode of the series “ReGenesis” in 2008, followed by her guest-roles in “Da Kink in My Hair” in 2009, “Rookie Blue” in 2010, and the same year she was heard as the voice of Baby Ant in the animated series “Peep and the Big Wide World”.

In 2014, she was cast to play her most notable role to date, as Charlotte Page in “Henry Danger”, also starring Jace Norman and Cooper Barnes in this family action comedy, which had 20 award nominations, including one for the Primetime Emmy, and won 18. The series was broadcast until 2020, and concurrently, Riele reprised her role, and was heard as a voice actor in the animated series “Henry Danger Motion Comic” (2015-2016) and “The Adventures of Kid Danger” (2018), while she was also heard as Petra in the pilot episode of the series “S. A. L. E. M.” in 2020.

Love life and relationships

There have been various rumors concerning Riele’s love life, most of them about her dating her co-star from “Henry Danger”, Jace Norman, however, both of them stated that they are just close friends.

Riele prefers to keep her private life away from the public eye, and hasn’t spoken about her relationships, and even her social media accounts haven’t revealed any information regarding her potential boyfriend.

As of May 2022, Riele seems to be single, she hasn’t been married or engaged and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Besides acting, Riele enjoys dancing and visual arts, while in her spare time, she likes to read, drink tea, and meditate.

She is also a designer, and in one of her interviews, Riele shared that she began designing when she was in kindergarten, dreaming of wearing her designs one day, which she’s achieved.

‘One of my all-time favorites has been the creation I wore at the 2018 Kid’s Choice Awards; the bold blocks of color and the skirt with the train made me feel very superhero-esque’, said Riele for Glitter Magazine.

There is an Instagram account, under the name ‘designed by rie’ where you can see all of her creations.

Speaking of superheroes, Riele once said that she would love to portray a superhero or fantasy role one day, and would enjoy acting alongside famous actors such as Will Smith, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, and Lupita Nyongo, adding that they are her idols when it comes to acting.

Riele is active on her social media platforms, such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook; her Instagram account has been followed by over 2.5 million people, and her Twitter has amassed nearly 150,000 followers, while her official Facebook page has been followed by over 800,000 fans. She’s also established her TikTok account, which has amassed nearly 20,000 followers, and all of her videos combined have gained nearly 30,000 likes.

Age, height, and net worth

Riele’s age is 20, she has curly black hair and brown eyes, weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), and is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall with vital statistics of 28-23-30.

According to sources, Riele’s salary was around $20,000 per episode of the series “Henry Danger”, so as of May 2022, her net worth has been estimated at close to $1.5 million.

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