The American comedy-drama film The Edge of Seventeen was not only a successful production commercially and with rave reviews, it was also a project through which a young actress named Haley Lu Richardson, launched herself onto a bigger stage in the global entertainment industry. In the coming-of-age comedy-drama film, Haley played the character of Krista, Hailee Steinfeld‘s (as Nadine Franklin) best friend and girlfriend of Darian Franklin played by Blake Jenner.
Other than this work, the actress has other film and television credits to her name, some of which we are going to mention below. Find out more about the background of Lu Richardson, who her boyfriend is as well as other facts we gathered about her.
Haley Lu Richardson – Bio, Age, and Ethnicity
Haley Lu Richardson was born on the 7th day of March 1995 in Phoenix, Arizona under the Zodiac sign, Pisces. Her parents are Forrest L. Richardson (father) and Valerie M. Richardson (mother). She is of American nationality and white ethnicity. Seeing how talented she is in portraying her film characters perfectly, one would easily assume that she probably took after any or both of her parents’ acting genes not until you come to the knowledge that neither of them earned a living acting in front of the camera. Her mother works as a marketing and branding professional, while her father is a golf course architect. So how then did Haley come about her knack for acting? Perhaps, she picked it up from school.
As a young child, she schooled at Villa Montessori up till Middle School, after which she got enrolled at Arcadia High School where Lu Richardson began participating in her school’s theatre productions as well as contesting in regional dance competitions. Beginning in the year 2001 till 2011, she was a leading dancer/performer with a dance company based in Phoenix, Arizona called Cannedy Dance Company.
Having groomed her artistic skills with some performances in the theatre in addition to featuring with the Cannedy Dance Company as well as contesting in some dance competitions, Haley Lu Richardson made her acting debut in the 2012 short film titled Meanamorphosis as the character Cameron. In this same year, the actress featured in two television series viz Up in Arms as a Dancer/Choreographer in episode: “Flash Mob Parody Special” and Christmas Twister as Kaitlyn.
Her other film credits then went on to include Shake It Up, Adopted, Escape from Polygamy all in 2013, Awkward, The Last Survivors, The Young Kieslowski in 2014, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Your Family or Mine, Your Family or Mine, The Bronze, Follow in 2015. Recently, Haley Lu Richardson is credited to have acted in Columbus (2017), The Chaperone, Operation Finale, Support the Girls (2017) and Five Feet Apart where she will star as Stella in the 2019 film.
Who is Her Boyfriend?
Haley Lu Richardson is in a relationship with a Canadian actor named Brett Dier. The two reportedly started dating sometime in November 2014 having been friends for a short time. The public first got to know they were an item when Brett made a post about her on social media. Since then, they have been together waxing strong in their relationships and possibly weathering many storms.
News of their engagement went round in 2018 as it was reported they got engaged in March 2018. It was Haley who asked Brett the question of “Do you want to marry me?” after which both of them looked intensely at each other, burst into laughter and cried before Brett accepted the proposal. To lay credence to their engagement, the Canadian actor posted a video on his Instagram page where the apple of his eyes displayed her engagement ring. When asked about their plans for marriage, Brett responded that it would be a private ceremony with just family members and a few friends in attendance when it will take place hopefully in Sedona, Arizona.
Other than her relationship with Brett Dier, there is no record that Haley Lu has dated any other person in the past. This is quite rare among actors and actresses and we can only hope that their love will be perfected in a marital union.
Height, Weight and Body Measurement
Haley Lu Richardson stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57m) and weighs 50kg. She has a breast size that measures 33 inches with a waistline of 24 inches and a complementing 35 inches hip size. The actress has a feet/shoe size of US 6, wears a bra size of 34A and a dress size of US size 2. Her body type is described as banana.