Who Is Storm Reid? 'A Wrinkle In Time's Meg Murry Is Played By A Formidable Young Actress

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: Actress Storm Reid attends Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at USC Galen Center on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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If you're a big Madeleine L'Engle fan, you'll have been soaking up all of the details about the Disney live-action adaptation of her most famous novel, the science-fantasy work, A Wrinkle In Time, which centers on a young girl whose scientist father goes missing after working on a government project related to a "tesseract." Our plucky heroine, Meg Murry, will be played by Storm Reid. But even if you're pretty well-abreast of the entertainment world, you might still have found yourself asking who is Storm ReidThat's OK. While Reid has some stellar entries on her CV, she is also just 13 years old, so she doesn't have the same number of films on there as, say, Russell Crowe might have. 

This said, from the feedback the director on the film, Ava DuVernay, gave, it seems Reid won't be flying under the radar for long. The director said of the actress: "Storm is a tremendously talented young actress who embodies the hopes, dreams and spirit of a character much loved by audiences worldwide for generations." And DuVernay would know, I guess. If her name sounds familiar, it's because she directed the Martin Luther King film Selma, which received two Oscar nominations. I imagine DuVernay knows talent when she sees it. 

Anyway, let's get up to speed with the whos and the whats of Storm Reid, since she's about to become your new favorite person.

1. Reid's First Role Was In The Oscar-Winning 12 Years A Slave


If Storm Reid looks familiar but you can't place her, this is probably where you know her from: she played Eliza's daughter Emily, who was sold as a "fancy girl" in the historical film. 

2. She Also Starred In Sleight, Which Premiered At The 2016 Sundance Award

She played Tina in the 2016 movie Sleight, about a street magician who has to make ends meet and look after his little sister after his mother's passing.

3. She'll Be Playing Alongside Celebrities Like Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey & Reese Witherspoon In A Wrinkle In Time

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No wonder it sounds like Reid's bringing her A game. You'd have to with this star studded cast: Oprah Winfrey will be playing Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon will be playing Mrs. Whatsit, and Mindy Kaling will be playing Mrs. Who.

4. She's Going To Be The Next Taylor Swift On Instagram


So. Many. Ussies (The group selfie). Reid's only 13 years old, but she's already got a formidable girl squad.

5. Reid Takes Time To Get Inspired


Her Instagram account is packed to the seams with inspiring quotes and photos. Take a browse if you're feeling underwhelmed by the world.

6. She's A Part-Time Model


Actor, model, Instagram-queen. What can't this young lady do? 

7. Reid Is A Culture Vulture


Even in her downtime, she's hitting the theater for inspiration. #impressed

8. She Has Famous Friends


When you're 13 and Amber Rose is already one of your casual BFFs, you're definitely doing something right.

9. She Is Ambitious


For the record, I would love to see Storm Reid as a Cookie Lyon protégée.

10. Her Mom Seems Pretty Cool, Too


That outfit, though. Now we know where Reid gets her great style from.

11. Don't Worry, She's Not An Overworked Child Actor


I hope, anyway, from the fact that her holidays look rad AF.

In short, Reid is just 13 years old and is living her ultimate dream life. If this is what she's doing when she's only just hit adolescence, I can't wait to see her take on the world as a fully grown woman. Storm Reid, we salute you. 

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