Actress, Riley Voelkel acclaimed for her role in The Newsroom (2012–14), The Originals (2014–2018), and American Horror Story (2013).
Her first role was in the biographical drama film The Social Network as a final club girl; however, she was not credited for the role. Later, after her portrayal in Prom, she started getting credits for her work.
Riley Voelkel's Bio: Age, Family, Career Start
Riley Voelkel was born on 26 April 1990 in Elk Grove, California, United States, but raised in Canada after her parents relocated there. Her mother is Italian. Riley also has two younger brothers, Connor (born on 5th March 2000) and Sully (born on 6th November 1998).
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Growing up, she was extremely involved in sports and school. She was part of the high school softball team for nine years. When she was just a month away from getting into college, she decided to try her luck on modeling. Eventually, a scout picked her, and she went to Los Angeles. Her original motive behind the move was to become a model, but she went for acting classes instead after recommended by an agent.
Married or Dating?
Riley Voelkel has been dating Mike C. Robertson since October 2016. Oftentimes, she confesses her feelings for him on her Instagram.
Riley Voelkel and her boyfriend, Mike on 12 October 2018 (Photo: Riley Voelkel's Instagram)
On 10th October 2019, Riley worded a beautiful message for Mike, referring to their three years of togetherness.
Onscreen Lesbian Relationship In The Originals
Riley Voelkel played 'Freya Mikaelson' on the CW 's paranormal series The Originals. During the fall of 2014, she was cast in an unnamed recurring role and during its second season, and since the third season, her character got upgraded to series's regular.
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Of all the aspects of her portrayal, Riley's audiences appreciated Freya's icy exterior melting because of her "lesbian" relationship with Keelin.
Before Keelin, Riley had relationships before, and they were all with men.
Movies / TV Shows
Though The Social Network was her first appearance to the screen, her appearance in the movie Prom in 2011 opened the doorway to her stardom. In 2012, she joined the HBO series The Newsroom only for the pilot episode, but later, she was offered the character of 'Jenna.' After a few portrayals, Riley Voelkel signed with a talent agency and also for the film The Secret Lives of Dorks that released in 2013.
Likewise, she worked in projects, like Point Of Honor and The Originals in 2014.
Besides that, she also landed on guest spots on the popular television show Glee, The Mentalist, and Glory Daze in between 2010 and 2014.
Quick Facts on Riley Voelkel
She is a Taurus as per her birth sign.
She has 547 thousand followers on her Instagram and 90.3 thousand followers on her Twitter, both verified under the username 'lifeofrileyv'.