Haley Lu Richardson is an American actress. She portrayed Tess Hamilton on the ABC Family series Ravenswood.

Life and Career

Haley Lu was born in March of 1995 in Phoenix, AZ. She comes from a family of right-brained creative people including her supportive parents Valerie (graphic designer) and Forrest Richardson (golf course architect). Haley Lu's desire to entertain was apparent to her and everyone around her from a very early age. At family gatherings she put on shows and was most often caught speaking in a silly accent or pretending to be another character. She went to Villa Montessori school and then on to Arcadia High School. She was involved in a competitive dance company for 8 years and trained 20 hours a week. During that time she won numerous awards and was bestowed prestigious titles within the dance community. She appeared in a number of theatrical plays and local and national commercials. By the end of her sophomore year she knew she belonged in Los Angeles where she could be in the heart of all the action.

She moved to LA in 2011 at the age of 16 and booked her first lead in a feature film, Christmas Twister, which premiered on television and was released on DVD. She also appeared on Disney Channel's Shake It Up and filmed an anti-bullying campaign for Proctor & Gamble. Haley Lu is just beginning her second year of living in Hollywood and is already submersed in her next feature where she is the lead and performing a lot of her own stunts.

Haley Lu also danced on the Microsoft float in the 2012 Rosebowl Parade, appeared in the Disney Just Dance video game, and performed in three music videos for up and coming artists.


Year Film Role Notes
2012 Meanamorphosis Cameron TV Movie
2012 Up in Arms Dancer/Choreographer TV Series
2012 Christmas Twister Kaitlyn TV Movie
2013 Shake it up Dancer TV Series
2013 Escape from Polygamy Julina TV Movie
2013 The Well Kendal TV Movie
2013 Ravenswood Tess Hamilton TV Series
2014 The Young Kieslowski Leslie Mallard Movie
2014  Awkward Mackenzie TV Series


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