Chantel Riley

Chantel Riley


Chantel Riley is a Canadian-Jamaican singer, songwriter, and actress known for her lead role as “Trudy Clarke” in the Canadian hit series, Frankie Drake Mysteries. She also starred as “Angela Cooke” alongside Suits veteran Gina Torres in the Suits spin off series Pearson.

Chantel kicked off her acting career after attending an open call in Toronto and landed her first gig playing “Nala” in Disney’s The Lion King in Hamburg, Germany. For this, her first major role, she learned the entire play and lyrics in German. After a successful one year run, Chantel returned home to Toronto and was immediately offered an opportunity to play this role on Broadway. In the summer of 2012, she made her debut in New York City and spent four years bringing this well-loved character to life. While performing on Broadway, Chantel also landed her first film role playing “Quincella Nickerson” in the critically acclaimed Jesse Owens biopic, Race.

Chantel is also known for her recurring role on the SyFy series, Wynonna Earp and appears as “Layla Hassan” in the Assassin’s Creed Origins video game. In 2021, she released her EP called “I AM” and officially launched her kids boutique called Sweet Riley! You can take a peek @lovesweetriley on Instagram. Currently Chantel is the voice of Lucy in the upcoming animated series Daniel Spellbound and the League of Alchemists. Others project yet to release include the Jeremy Lalonde directed comedy Blue Iguana and the film Colorblind directed by Mostafa Keshvari.