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Aunt "Trudy" Hardy
Elizabeth "Biff" Hooper
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Elizabeth "Biff" Hooper
Riley O’Donnell is a Canadian actor, who calls Oakville, ON home. From a very early age Riley was passionate about performing. With an undeniable musical talent, she began her career singing in local competitions and music festivals. She was awarded several scholarships and music awards and it seemed only natural that Riley expand her creative pursuits to include acting.
Riley landed her first role as ‘Young Fiona’ in a community production of Shrek The Musical. At the age of 10, she was cast in the role of ‘Lavender’ in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical. Riley’s performance in Matilda was quickly followed with a role in the musical The Hockey Sweater under the direction of Donna Feore, and earned Riley two nominations for her role as ‘Ginette’, for ‘Outstanding Supporting Performance’ from the Montreal English Theatre Awards and for ’Best Performance by a Female in a Featured Role’ from Broadway World.
In 2018, at the age of 11, Riley launched her television career in Montreal with a lead role in Big Top Academy; a show produced in partnership with Cirque du Soleil, for TVO Kids, and Discovery Kids. As a French immersion student, gymnast, singer, and actor, this role provided Riley with the perfect outlet to display and refine her diverse set of skills. Along with filming, she trained weekly with professional circus artists from Cirque du Soleil which enabled her to execute her stunt work for the show. Using her musical background, Riley also lent her voice to record most of the original songs on the show’s soundtrack.
Following her year in Montreal, Riley took on her first voice-over role as ‘Spark’ in Pup Academy, and a small role in Apple’s Ghostwriter (2019). In the summer of 2019, Riley traveled to North Bay, ON to join the cast of When Hope Calls (Hallmark Movies Now) as ‘Helen’.
After spending her summer in North Bay, Riley returned home to Toronto to join the cast of The Hardy Boys (YTV/Hulu). When Riley isn’t in front of the camera, she’s busy studying for school and in her spare time she plays various musical instruments and loves photography, enjoys hanging out with friends, and she continues to take classes in dance and gymnastics.
BIFF is a rough-and-tumble troublemaker who becomes Joe’s closest friend. Hyper competitive, audacious, Biff is a big attitude in a small package. Because she’s the daughter of a local police deputy chief, Biff is a bit of an outsider when it comes to other kids, who is sometimes restless, fiercely independent and even a bit defiant. Biff is eager to help out and join the Hardy brothers with whatever situation they find themselves in. Biff is always up for a little mischief.
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