Storm Reid

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Storm Reid
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Reid in 2020
Born, U.S.
Years active2012–present

Storm Reid is an American actress. After playing a cameo role in the television film A Cross to Bear (2012), Reid made her acting debut with an appearance in the period drama film 12 Years a Slave (2013). She earned recognition for a starring role in the superhero film Sleight (2016), and subsequently had her breakthrough with the fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time (2018), for which she received nominations for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Fantasy Movie Actress and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture.

Reid has appeared in the thriller film Don't Let Go (2019), for which her performance was praised, as well as the critically-acclaimed Netflix miniseries When They See Us (2019) and horror film The Invisible Man (2020). She currently appears in the HBO drama series Euphoria (2019–present) and played a minor role in the superhero film The Suicide Squad (2021). In 2020, Reid received a nomination for the BET YoungStars Award.

Early life

Reid was born in Atlanta, Georgia to parents Rodney and Robyn Simpson Reid.[1] Both of her parents are African American. She is the youngest of her siblings: elder brother Josh; and two sisters, Iman and Paris.[2] From an early age, Reid aspired to become an actress, and at the age of 9, she and her family moved to Los Angeles for her to pursue acting.[1]


Reid began her professional acting career at a young age, debuting with the television film A Cross To Bear in 2012. In 2013, she starred as Emily in the historical drama film 12 Years a Slave, which received critical acclaim.[3] In 2016, she starred as Tina in the science fiction drama film Sleight, the younger sister of the film's protagonist, Bo.[4] The film was a success, and was received positively.[5][6] Also in 2016, she starred as Aki in the film Lea to the Rescue, which was part of the American Girl film series.[7][8]

In 2017, she appeared as Patricia in the comedy-drama film A Happening of Monumental Proportions, which had been received negatively by critics.[9] Better received was her role as Meg Murry in Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time, which was based on the novel of the same name.[10] In spite of the film emerging as a box-office bomb, Reid's performance earned acclaim from critics, with some noting her take on the character as a highlight of the film.[11] For the role, she earned a nomination for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Fantasy Movie Actress and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture.[12][13][14]

In 2019, she starred as Lisa in two episodes of the Netflix limited series When They See Us, which follows the Central Park Five.[15] The show was critically acclaimed.[16] Also in 2019, Reid was cast in the main role of Gia Bennett, the younger sister of the series' protagonist, Rue Bennett, in the HBO teen drama series Euphoria.[17] The show received critical acclaim,[18] and has been renewed for a second season.[19] In the same year, she began to voice Nia in the Hulu series The Bravest Knight,[20] and co-starred with David Oyelowo in the drama film Don't Let Go as Ashley, for which her and Oyelowo's performances were received positively.[21][22] Reviewer site FilmSnobReviews wrote: "Storm Reid and David Oyelowo bring an emotion-filled performance to the screen, capturing grief and confusion to near perfection."[23]

In 2020, Reid starred as Sydney Lanier, the daughter of James Lanier, in the science fiction horror film The Invisible Man, which received critical acclaim.[24] In the same year, she received a nomination for the BET YoungStars Award.[25] Reid joined the cast of the superhero film The Suicide Squad in 2019, which was released in 2021.[26][27] She will next star in a leading role in the horror film Searching 2,[28] which was filmed over the COVID-19 pandemic.[29] She is part of the ensemble cast in the upcoming action feature One Way,[30] which includes Colson Baker, Kevin Bacon and Travis Fimmel.

Personal life

In February 2017, Reid was in a relationship with actor Sayeed Shahidi.[31] In fall of 2021, she began attending the University of Southern California.[32]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 12 Years a Slave Emily
2015 The Summoning Kendra
2016 Sleight Tina
2016 Lea to the Rescue Aki
2016 Santa's Boot Camp Sparkle
2017 A Happening of Monumental Proportions Patricia
2018 A Wrinkle in Time Meg Murry Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Fantasy Movie Actress
Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture
2019 Don't Let Go Ashley Radcliff
2020 The Invisible Man Sydney Lanier
2021 The Suicide Squad Tyla DuBois
TBA Killing Winston Jones Abigail Completed
2022 One Way Rachel Filming
TBA Searching 2 Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2012 A Cross to Bear Young Erica Television film
2013 The Thundermans Avery Episode: "This Looks Like a Job For"
2013 Adam DeVine's House Party Lady Trooper #3 2 episodes
2013 Twang Annie Montgomery Television film
2014 NCIS: Los Angeles Riley Peyton Episode: "One More Chance"
2014 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Scarlett Episode: "Scaredy Dance"
2015 White Water Cassandra Television film
2015 Chicago P.D. Denise Episode: "Get Back to Even"
2019 When They See Us Lisa 2 episodes
2019 The Bravest Knight Nia (voice) 13 episodes
2019–present Euphoria Gia Bennett 8 episodes
2023[33] The Last of Us Riley Abel

Music videos

Year Title Role Artist
2017 Family Feud Jay-Z (feat. Beyoncé)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2018 Teen Choice Awards Choice Fantasy Movie Actress A Wrinkle in Time Nominated [12]
2019 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture Nominated [14]
2020 BET Awards YoungStars Award Herself Nominated [25]


  1. ^ a b Barth, Lauren (March 5, 2020). "The untold truth of Storm Reid". Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "Facts About Storm Reid – Parents, Brother, Net Worth and Pictures". June 25, 2019. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Brooks, Brian (October 20, 2013). "Specialty Box Office: '12 Years A Slave' Triumphs In Limited Debut; 'All Is Lost,' 'Kill Your Darlings' Open Solid". Deadline. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Atkinson, S. (September 14, 2016). "Who Is Storm Reid? 'A Wrinkle In Time's Meg Murry Is Played By A Formidable Young Actress". Bustle. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 30, 2017). "'Latin Lover' Sets $12M Pantelion Record, 'Baahubali 2' Mighty With $10M+, 'Circle' A Square As 'F8' Leads Listless Weekend". Deadline. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  6. ^ Sleight (2017), retrieved March 26, 2020
  7. ^ "'Don't Let Go' Star Storm Reid on Watching 'Euphoria' and Shooting 'Invisible Man'". The Hollywood Reporter. September 5, 2019. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  8. ^ "Storm Reid - Speakers Bureau and Booking Agent Info". All American Speakers Bureau.
  9. ^ A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2018), retrieved March 26, 2020
  10. ^ Busch, Anita (September 14, 2016). "Ava DuVernay Sets Lead With 13-Year-Old Storm Reid For 'A Wrinkle In Time'". Deadline. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  11. ^ Ma, Wenlei (March 29, 2018). "Oprah epic Disney banked $100 million on". — Australia’s leading news site. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Teen Choice Awards: Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. August 12, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 8, 2019). "The Biggest Box Office Bombs Of 2018: Deadline's Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament". Deadline. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  14. ^ a b "NAACP Image Awards |". Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  15. ^ Otterson, Joe (August 3, 2018). "'Wrinkle in Time' Star Storm Reid, Niecy Nash Among Five to Join Ava DuVernay's 'Central Park Five' Series". Variety. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  16. ^ D'Addario, Daniel (May 21, 2019). "TV Review: Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us'". Variety. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  17. ^ Euphoria, June 16, 2019, retrieved August 12, 2019
  18. ^ Travers, Ben (June 4, 2019). "'Euphoria' Review: Zendaya's HBO Series Is a Teens-in-Crisis Horror Show". IndieWire. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  19. ^ Petski, Denise (July 11, 2019). "'Euphoria' Renewed For Season 2 By HBO". Deadline. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  20. ^ Stakey, Adam (May 23, 2019). "New kids cartoon The Bravest Knight will feature gay couple as main characters". Metro. Archived from the original on October 24, 2020. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  21. ^ Don't Let Go, retrieved August 12, 2019
  22. ^ Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019), retrieved March 26, 2020
  23. ^ "FilmSnobReviews". January 30, 2019.
  24. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 1, 2020). "How 'The Invisible Man' Made A $29M Appearance For Universal & Blumhouse – Sunday Final". Deadline. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  25. ^ a b France, Lisa Respers. "BET Awards 2020: See who won a BET Award". CNN. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  26. ^ Kit, Borys (July 10, 2019). "Storm Reid Joins Idris Elba in James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  27. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 31, 2019). "Warner Bros Release Dates Galore: 'Doctor Sleep' Checks In This November, 'The Witches' In Fall 2020; 'The Suicide Squad' Returns In 2021". Deadline. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  28. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 4, 2021). "Storm Reid In Talks To Star In 'Searching' Sequel For Sony's Stage 6 Films". Deadline. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  29. ^ Pearson, Ben (November 20, 2020). "The Biggest Run Easter Eggs, and an Update on Searching 2". Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  30. ^ Kroll, Justin (February 8, 2021). "Storm Reid Joins Kevin Bacon, Colson Baker And Travis Fimmel In 'One Way'". Deadline. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  31. ^ Khalifeh, Mona (February 17, 2021). "Storm Reid Says Her 'Suicide Squad' Character Is 'Sassy'". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved February 18, 2021. The series premiere dropped Feb. 12 and featured Black-ish star Sayeed Shahidi. The pair spent the afternoon painting portraits of each other and chopped it up about music, family and dating.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  32. ^ Elizabeth, De (May 2, 2021). "Storm Reid Confirms She Will Attend USC". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved January 23, 2022. It's official: Storm Reid is headed to the University of Southern California in the fall!{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  33. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 16, 2022). "'The Last Of Us': HBO Chief Gives Premiere Date Update On Video Game Adaptation". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2022.

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