Actress, model, and entrepreneur Julia Rehwald, born on November 22, 1995, has come under the spotlight with her role in the Netflix series “Fear Street.” Previously a model and actress in short films, the role in the “Fear Street” trilogy gave her career a breakthrough and she went on to become an international sensation. Rehwald is also known for her fashion sense and activism, which have made her popular among fans far and wide. Celebrate the birthday of this talented actress with insights and trivia from her life and career.
November 22, 1995
The talented young actress Julia Rehwald has managed to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry with her role in the horror trilogy “Fear Street.” Born on November 22, 1995, in California, Rehwald is of biracial ethnicity. Her father is an American while her mother is from the Philippines. She has one younger sister named Joanna and a younger brother, James. When she was younger, she attended St. Francis High School. From a young age, she was interested in acting and theater and her family supported her in her dream. After graduating from high school, she moved to New York to study acting at the Tisch School of the Arts. Before landing roles in movies, she even worked as a waitress in a restaurant.
Rehwlad’s career began as a model in New York and her first commercial was for I.K.E.A. in 2017. She continued auditioning for roles in television and movies. She then landed her debut role as a movie actress in the 2017 short film “Where’s Darren,” which was directed by Greyson Horst. While she did receive other offers after the movie, her next short film, “Mukbang Masarap,” was only released in 2019. It was after this that Rehwald received her breakout role in the Netflix movie “Fear Street” which was released on the platform in 2020. In the sequel to the movie — “Fear Street Part 2: 1978” — which was released in 2021, while she was not part of the movie’s main cast, she appeared through archived footage. That same year, she also made appearances on popular shows such as “Popternative” and “Thanks for Coming.” The following year, in 2022, she reprised her role in the third and final movie of the “Fear Street” trilogy — “Fear Street Part 3: 1666.”
Rehwald has been quite tight-lipped about her personal life but fans flock to her social media page to get updates on her life. As a model, she has also endorsed several brands. An avid reader, Rehwald also loves to travel and spend time with her family. She is also known for being actively involved in social causes and has lent her support to the Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate campaigns.
While she was still in college, Rehwald signs on for a television commercial for I.K.E.A. through her agent.
Making her debut, Rehwald stars in the short film “Where’s Darren.”
Rehwald’s breakout role comes as Katie Schmidt in the Netflix horror movie “Fear Street.”
Starring in the third movie of the horror series, Rehwald is cast as Lizzy, one of the friends of the protagonist.
Why We Love Julia Rehwald
She is proud of her heritage
As part Filipina, Rehwald is proud of her biracial heritage. She wants to eventually produce and star in a movie that represents her Filipino heritage. She also encourages fellow Filipino actors in the pursuit of their careers.
She does not hesitate to support causes
Rehwald has been vocal in her support of Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate. She has also been active in supporting local communities, helping out where she can, and even spreading the message among her fans.
She is a fashionista
Rehwald has an impeccable sense of style which is reflected in her choices on the red carpet as well as on her social media pages. She also carries off each look with sass which has earned her widespread popularity.
5 Surprising Facts
She loves anime shows
Rehwald likes to watch Japanese anime cartoons and shows, she even shares her favorite shows on her social media pages.
She loves horror movies
Even before starring in one, Rehwald loved watching horror movies and counts “Scream” and “Jennifer’s Body” among her favorites.
Lea Salonga is her inspiration
Rehwald is a big fan of the Filipina singer and actress and looks up to her for inspiration.
She was in “Romeo and Juliet”
In her senior year, she acted in “Romeo and Juliet” for a play staged during a ball.
She was at a protest in Berkeley
A supporter of the Black Lives Matter campaign, Rehwald was at one of the protests in 2020 at Berkeley, California.
Julia Rehwald FAQs
Is Julia Rehewald a Filipina?
Yes, Rehwald is part Filipina, tracing ancestry to the Philippines through her mother, while her father is American.
How old was Julia Rehewald in "Fear Street?"
When she filmed the first movie of the trilogy, she was just 20 years old.
How tall is Kate from “Fear Street?”
Rehwald, who plays Kate Schmidt in “Fear Street” is 66 inches tall in real life.
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