Storm Reid (born 3 July 2003) is an American actress and film producer. After playing a cameo role in the television film A Cross to Bear (2012), Reid made her acting debut with an appearance in the period drama film 12 Years a Slave (2013). She earned recognition for a starring role in the superhero film Sleight (2016), and subsequently had her breakthrough with the fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time (2018), for which she received nominations for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Fantasy Movie Actress and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture.
Reid has appeared in the thriller film Don’t Let Go (2019), for which her performance was praised, as well as the critically-acclaimed Netflix miniseries When They See Us (2019) and horror film The Invisible Man (2020). She currently appears in the HBO drama series Euphoria (2019–present) and played a minor role in the superhero film The Suicide Squad (2021). In 2020, Reid received a nomination for the BET YoungStars Award.
Early Life and Career
Reid was born on July 1, 2003, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States to parents Rodney and Robyn Simpson Reid. Both of her parents are African American. She is the youngest of her siblings: elder brother Josh; and two sisters, Iman and Paris. 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.
In fall of 2021, she began attending the University of Southern California.
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. In 2016, she starred as Tina in the science fiction drama film Sleight, the younger sister of the film’s protagonist, Bo. The film was a success, and was received positively. Also in 2016, she starred as Aki in the film Lea to the Rescue, which was part of the American Girl film series.
In 2017, she appeared as Patricia in the comedy-drama film A Happening of Monumental Proportions, which had been received negatively by critics. Better received was her role as Meg Murry in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, which was based on the novel of the same name. In spite of the film emerging as a box-office bomb, Reid’s performance earned acclaim from critics, with some noting her take on the character as a highlight of the film. For the role, she earned a nomination for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Fantasy Movie Actress and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture.
In 2019, she starred as Lisa in two episodes of the Netflix limited series When They See Us, which follows the Central Park Five. The show was critically acclaimed. 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. The show received critical acclaim, and has been renewed for a second season. 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. Reviewer site FilmSnobReviews wrote: “Storm Reid and David Oyelowo bring an emotion-filled performance to the screen, capturing grief and confusion to near perfection.”
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. In the same year, she received a nomination for the BET YoungStars Award. Reid joined the cast of the superhero film The Suicide Squad in 2019, which was released in 2021. She will next star in a leading role in the horror film Searching 2, which was filmed over the COVID-19 pandemic. She is part of the ensemble cast in the upcoming action feature One Way, which includes Colson Baker, Kevin Bacon and Travis Fimmel.
Her other movies include Killing Winston Jones and Searching 2.
Reid was also featured in the 2023 television series The Last of Us where she acted as Riley Abel.
Storm’s parents’ names are Rodney Reid (mother) and Robyn Simpson Reid (father). Both of her parents are African American.
Storm has three siblings. She is the youngest of her siblings: elder brother Josh; and two sisters, Iman and Paris.
In February 2017, Reid was in a relationship with actor Sayeed Shahidi.
Storm Reid is currently single and not married.
Storm Reid’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $1.2 million – $4.5 million.