Madelaine Petsch, born August 18, 1994, is an American actress who is best known for her role on the teen drama series Riverdale.
Petsch, from Port Orchard, Washington, was born in 1994 and split her childhood between the United States and South Africa, as her parents are South African.
Prior to her acting career, Petsch attended the Tacoma School of the Arts and relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her career.
Her first acting role came as an extra in the 2015 film The Hive. She has also appeared in Instant Mom, The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty, F the Prom, and Polaroid.
Petsch’s mainstream breakthrough came when she was cast as Cheryl Blossom in The CW series Riverdale. Riverdale, which based on the characters of Archie Comics, originally premiered on The CW in 2017. The third season of Riverdale premiered on October 10, 2018.
Petsch, who has been vegan since 2014, has participated in an awareness campaign for PETA.