Who is Ariela Barer, the actress who appeared in Marvel’s “Runaways”?
Ariela Barer was born in the USA on 14 October 1998, – her zodiac sign is Libra and she holds American nationality. She is an actress who is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Gert Yorkes in the action science fiction series “Runaways”, created by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, and which starred Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano and Virginia Gardner. It aired from 2017 to 2019 and is about six teenagers who, after discovering that their parents are super-villains, leave home to fix what their parents have destroyed – the series won four awards and was nominated for four others.
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Early life and education
Ariela was raised alongside her sister Libe Barer, who is now a famous actress known for her roles in the short film “Disfluency”, the drama series “Those Who Can’t” and the family comedy series “Parenthoods” – the girls were raised by their parents who are Mexican-born Jews.
Ariela became interested in acting at a very early age, and started appearing in commercials and TV ads at the age of three but didn’t officially launch her acting career until 2008. She attended a local high school at which she was a member of the drama club, and appeared in many plays performed both at the school and the local theatre. Upon matriculation in 2016, Ariel decided not to pursue a college degree, but to focus on her acting career.
Roles in TV series
Ariela made her debut TV series appearance in 2008, when cast to portray Jasmine Escalante in the episode “Life After Death” of the romantic drama “ER”, and then went on to appear in single episodes of several series such as the romantic comedy “90210”, the comedy “Valentine” and the comedy crime drama “Weeds”.
She gained recognition in 2011 after being invited to portray Samantha, one of the lead characters in four episodes of the comedy series “Keenan’s Crush”, which also starred Keenan Cahill and Jessica Uberuaga, and is about Keenan who is in love with his hot neighbor.
The following year saw her appear in the episodes “Models” and “Parents” of the comedy “New Girl”, and Ariela continued to appear in a single episode of many series, including the romantic comedy “Modern Family”, the comedy drama “I Didn’t Do It” and the adventure family fantasy “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street”. In 2017, Ariela portrayed Carmen in four episodes of the comedy “One Day at a Time”, created by Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, and which starred Justina Machado Todd Grinnell and Isabella Gomez. The story follows mother, daughter and grandmother, living together in the same house.
The following year saw Ariela star as Bailey Bennett in the comedy drama “Atypical”, while she also voiced The Super Martian Robot Girl in the animated comedy drama “Yo Gabba Gabba!” Her most recent role has been in the 2020 episode “Life on Mars?” of the critically acclaimed romantic drama “Grey’s Anatomy”, while Ariela has recently been cast to star in the upcoming drama “Rebel”, which will also star Sam Palladio and Kevin Zegers.
Roles in movies
Ariela made her debut film appearance in 2009, when cast to portray Sonali Matthews in the family drama movie “An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong”, written by Mary Casanova and Christine Coyle Johnson, directed by Martha Coolidge and which starred Sammi Hanratty, Annabeth Gish and Timothy Bottoms.
It follows several kids who decide to fight their bullies, and the film was nominated for two awards. In the same year, Ariela played Kamand in the drama “Stellina Blue”.
In 2011, she was invited to portray Maria in the family film “All Kids Count”, written and directed by Michael J. Nathanson, and which starred AJ Abaya, Kyle Agnew and Sal Alessandro, and her following role came two years later when she played the supporting character Sofie in the comedy “King John”, but which failed to attract much attention. In 2018, Ariela starred in the short comedy drama “A Place I’d Like to Be”, written and directed by Paige Gresty, and which is about the teenage girl Sarah who wants to grow up as quickly as possible.
Three of Ariela’s most recent roles in movies have been in the 2018 thriller “Ladyworld” in which she played the lead character Olivia, the 2018 drama “Love Goes Through Your Mind” in which she also starred as Nina Sharma, and the 2020 short drama “Line Dry” written and directed by Anna Baumgarten, and in which she co-starred alongside Katie Cetta.
Ariela has recently been cast to appear in two upcoming movies: the drama “Disfluency” and another drama “The Ultimate Playlist of Noise”.
Love life and boyfriend
In a tweet published by Ariela in November 2016, she opened up about being gay, and stated that she is non-binary and prefers to be referred to as ‘they’ and ‘them’.
It is known that she was in a relationship with a mysterious girl in September 2018, as she uploaded a picture of a jacket made by her girlfriend onto her Twitter account. Ariela has since been very secretive regarding her love life, and while many people believe that she might still be in a relationship with the same girl, others have claimed that the two separated in early 2019.
As she hasn’t talked about any other girls she might have dated, Ariela is single as of October 2020, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Ariela started taking singing lessons at the age of nine, and is a huge fan of Indie music with a couple of her favorite bands being The Paper Kites, The Lumineers and Angus & Julia Stone. She is also a member of a girl alternative punk indie band – The Love-Inns – based in Los Angeles, California.
Ariela is a lover of animals and has a pet Maltese dog which can be seen featured in a number of pictures uploaded onto her Instagram fan page – as she isn’t a big fan of the network, she doesn’t have an Instagram account.
Ariela likes to travel and has been to several US states to shoot for her movies and TV series.
She is keen on watching movies in her spare time, and a few of her favorite actresses are Cara Delevingne, Jodie Foster and Ellen Page, and some of her favorite movies are “Juno”, “Inception” and “My Days of Mercy”.
Age and height
Ariela’s age is 21. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) and she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).
As of October 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $800,000.