Rhianne Barreto

Actress Rhianne Barreto was born in west London in 1998. The second oldest of nine siblings, she is the daughter of an English mother and an Iraqi-born father of Indian and Portuguese heritage. Her first role was in a school play at age ten. Barreto was educated at the Bishop Ramsey School, the National Youth Theatre, and the BRIT School. After graduating, she was chosen to perform in a showcase at Trafalgar Studios; a role in Film4’s short film Tickle Monster led her to a recurring role in Dixi, a web series with CBBC. In 2018, Barreto was named as one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow.

Barreto’s leading role in the 2019 A24 film Share won her the Breakthrough Performance Award at Sundance. Her other appearances include roles in the Amazon Prime Video series Hanna (2019), the ITV drama Honour (2020), Stephen Merchant’s BBC One series The Outlaws (2021), and the Paramount+ series No Escape (2023).


Photo by Matthew Thompson.