Haley Lu Richardson, born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, upon moving to L.A. aged sixteen, found her true calling in the form of acting. With an eclectic range of roles already under her belt, Haley Lu emits all the signs of an up and coming star in the making.
Haley Lu’s passion for acting emerged at a young age. Always wanting to entertain at family parties, and training dance extensively throughout her teenage years, the motivation to perform has always been present. Starting off in the world of TV, appearing in the popular teen drama Ravenswood, Haley Lu has recently been driven increasingly into the world of film. Recently starring in The Bronze and The Young Kieslowski, Haley Lu’s strong appearances have landed her roles in two exciting upcoming features. The first being The Edge of Seventeen due for release September 20th of this year, coming from first time director Kelly Fremon. Haley Lu shall also be starring in the eagerly anticipated Split, directed by none other than M. Night Shyamalan, due for release in January of 2017. These roles are but the tip of the iceberg for what we may expect from Haley Lu in the coming years.
We were lucky enough to catch up with the young actress in New York City, learning more about her past and present roles, as well as aspirations for the future.
What got you interested in acting in the first place?
I didn’t move to L.A. until I was sixteen, I am originally from Phoenix Arizona. I was always interested in the arts; acting, dancing, I tried singing but I sucked at it, performing in general, entertaining and all that kind of stuff. I always wanted to entertain when we had the family over for Christmas. I started dancing when I was really young. It sounds really stupid and mushy, but different people have different kinds of callings you know, and I guess it was always something that I considered my thing.