Storm Reid

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Storm Reid
Storm Reid 2020.jpg
Reid in a promotional message for ATTN: to prevent the Coronavirus in 2020
Born (2003-07-01) July 1, 2003 (age 17)
OccupationActress
Years active2012–present

Storm Reid (born July 1, 2003) is an American actress. Her early film roles include appearing in the period drama film 12 Years a Slave (2013) and the superhero film Sleight (2016). She had her breakthrough with the fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time (2018), for which she received Teen Choice Award and NAACP Image Award nominations. She has since appeared in the thriller film Don't Let Go (2019), for which her performance was praised, the Netflix miniseries When They See Us (2019), and the horror film The Invisible Man (2020). She currently appears in the HBO drama series Euphoria (2019–present).

Early life[edit]

Reid was born on July 1, 2003, 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]

Career[edit]

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] Reid made numerous appearances on television, of which include starring on The Thundermans, Adam DeVine's House Party, NCIS: Los Angeles and Chicago P.D.[8]

Reid in 2018

In 2017, she appeared as Patricia in the comedy-drama film A Happening of Monumental Proportions, which had been received negatively by critics.[9] In 2018, Reid was cast 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 praise from critics, and for the role, she received a Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice Fantasy Movie Actress,[11][12] and an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture.[13] In 2019, she starred as Lisa in two episodes of the Netflix limited series When They See Us, which follows the Central Park Five.[14] The show was critically acclaimed.[15]

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.[16] The show received critical acclaim,[17] and has been renewed for a second season.[18] In the same year, she began to voice Nia in the Hulu series The Bravest Knight, 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.[19][20] Reviewer site FilmSnobReviews wrote: "Storm Reid and David Oyelowo bring an emotion-filled performance to the screen, capturing grief and confusion to near perfection."[21]

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.[22] In the same year, she received a nomination for the BET YoungStars Award.[23]

Upcoming projects

In July 2019, it was announced that Reid joined the cast of the superhero film The Suicide Squad, which is slated for release in 2021.[24][25]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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—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 Post-production

Television[edit]

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–present The Bravest Knight Nia (voice) 13 episodes
2019–present Euphoria Gia Bennett 8 episodes

Music videos[edit]

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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2018 Teen Choice Awards Choice Fantasy Movie Actress A Wrinkle in Time Nominated [11]
2019 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture Nominated [13]
2020 BET Awards YoungStars Award Herself Nominated [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barth, Lauren (March 5, 2020). "The untold truth of Storm Reid". TheList.com. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "Facts About Storm Reid – Parents, Brother, Net Worth and Pictures". glamourpath.com. 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. 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. ^ a b "Teen Choice Awards: Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  12. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 8, 2019). "The Biggest Box Office Bombs Of 2018: Deadline's Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament". Deadline. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  13. ^ a b "NAACP Image Awards |". Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ D'Addario, Daniel (May 21, 2019). "TV Review: Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us'". Variety. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  16. ^ Euphoria, retrieved August 12, 2019
  17. ^ Travers, Ben (June 4, 2019). "'Euphoria' Review: Zendaya's HBO Series Is a Teens-in-Crisis Horror Show". IndieWire. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  18. ^ Petski, Denise (July 11, 2019). "'Euphoria' Renewed For Season 2 By HBO". Deadline. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  19. ^ Don't Let Go, retrieved August 12, 2019
  20. ^ Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019), retrieved March 26, 2020
  21. ^ "FilmSnobReviews".
  22. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 1, 2020). "How 'The Invisible Man' Made A $29M Appearance For Universal & Blumhouse – Sunday Final". Deadline. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  23. ^ a b France, Lisa Respers. "BET Awards 2020: See who won a BET Award". CNN. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  24. ^ Kit, Borys (July 10, 2019). "Storm Reid Joins Idris Elba in James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  25. ^ 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.

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