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