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THE DOWNS SISTERS

Reiya Downs

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Reiya’s interest in acting started in her early years, as she would perform skits and self-created plays for her family and guests. Reiya’s mother, actress Elle Downs, brought her young daughter with her to auditions and oftentimes casting would invite Reiya in, giving her a seat at the panel, where Reiya sat silent as a bee taking in the performances. At the age of 5, Reiya booked her first feature film, John Singleton’s ‘Four Brothers’ where she played the role of Taraji P. Henson’s daughter, alongside her sister Riele.

In the years to follow, Reiya continued to act for film and television, occasionally booking roles with her younger sister Riele, where they often played siblings in film.  Reiya’s resume continued to build as she worked with the likes of American History X director Tony Kaye, Mark Wahlberg, Terrence Howard and the great Stan Lee. Her credits include roles on VH1s ‘Nikita,’ ‘Regenesis,’ Disney’s ‘Made, The Movie’ and her most current role as strong-willed, no-nonsense Shay Powers on the long-running television series, ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ as well as now on the Netflix continued series, ‘Degrassi: Next Class.’

In addition to her film work, Reiya garnered television commercial experience, filming ads for several brands including Comcast, Walmart, Children’s Advil and Macy’s.

Reiya strongly values the importance of a stellar education, and continues to be an avid learner and straight-A student while nurturing her acting career.

Riele Downs

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Riele Downs stars in the Nickelodeon hit series ‘Henry Danger’ as Charlotte Bolton, Henry’s ambitious and highly perceptive best friend. Produced by Dan Schneider and now about to enter its fourth season, the show centers around teenager Henry Hart who finds himself the side kick to a superhero, a secret he has to keep from his friends and family. The show has even branched off into an animated series entitled ‘The Adventures of Kid Danger and Captain Man.’  The show is currently airing new episodes until the end of the year.
Riele can be seen next starring in Tiny Christmas alongside Lizzy Green (Nicky Ricky Dicky & Dawn). Nickelodeon’s new movie puts a tiny spin on the year’s biggest holiday as two cousins who get accidentally shrunken must comically work together and overcome massive obstacles to set themselves and their Christmas right. 

Riele was introduced to the industry at the tender age of 4 years old, starting her acting career as Taraji P. Henson’s daughter in John Singleton’s ’Four Brothers.’ She is no stranger to children’s programming as well, guest starring as Kat in ‘Ruby Skye: P.I.,’ Karinna in Disney’s ‘Made, the Movie’ and in her role as Turtle and Rabbit in the award-winning cartoon ‘Peep and the Big Wide World.’

Throughout the years, Riele continued to grace the screen in films such as ‘The Best Man Holiday’ by director Malcolm D. Lee and ‘The Gabby Douglas Story’ as well as roles on TV series such as  ‘Rookie Blue’ and ‘Regenesis.’ 

In her free time, Riele enjoys basketball, gymnastics, rollerblading and sprint running.

 


*Featured image top right shot by Amanda Elkins.

ISAAK PRESLEY #MCM

Fifteen-year-old Isaak Presley can currently be seen playing Ethan Diaz on Disney’s “Stuck in the Middle,” which premiered this past March.  The show centers around Harley Diaz, played by Jenna Ortega, an inventor who is the middle child of a large family, and how she copes with the struggles of being a child.  Ethan is Harley’s best friend and her favorite brother. Ethan is laid back, cool, plays guitar, and wise beyond his years. You can also see Isaak on Netflix’s hit show “Fuller House” where he plays the mischievous Bobby Popko. Best friend to D.J.’s son Jackson, Bobby is unapologetic and constantly roping his friends into some dangerous stunts.

 

Isaak recently finished production on the new faith based film One Nation Under God. Starring alongside Kevin Sorbo, and directed by Lisa Arnold, Isaak portrays the lead role of David Guiterrez. The film is centered on a defiant David who questions the reasoning behind his school’s removal of the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Before “Stuck in the Middle”, Isaak starred in A History of Radness (2015), A Killer of Men (2015), and “OMG!” (2014).

 

Isaak’s first acting gig was in “Yo Gabba Gabba” when he was 5. He had to do Karate and dance, and he remembers having such an amazing time. He loved being surrounded by so many talented people and be treated so well, it was an incredible experience for him and he holds it in his heart now and always. At age eight he caught the acting bug and decided he wanted to pursue acting seriously.

 

Fun fact: Isaak was born on June 16, 2002 – on Father’s Day!

 

Isaak was born and raised in California. Aside from charming audiences on T.V., Isaak loves to play guitar and sing, which is another big passion in his life. He also enjoys writing songs, poems, stories, etc.  Isaak and his father hold riding horses very dear to their hearts.  The two have ridden since Isaak was born and they do it every weekend when they’re free, it’s how they recharge for the following week.  Horses have been a huge part of Isaak’s life and he wouldn’t trade cruising in the wilderness on his horse and taking in the fresh air for anything.

 

Isaak has 2 horses; Chance and Scarlet, two dogs; Cowboy and Presley, and he also has a 250 pound African tortoise, named Buck!

All photos by Rachid Ait

SAMARI ROBINSON

Samari Robinson was born and raised in Coral Springs, Florida on December 19, 1999 (#TeamSagittarius 🙌). He moved to Los Angeles, California for one thing – to make movies! 

Best known for his featured roles in various commericals: Tobacco Free Florida, Verizon and Buckeye Cable. 

Recently, he made a brief appearance on a Nickelodeon’s Every Witch Way

Samari continues to stay busy in the media as the Youth Contributor for 360 MAGAZINE and self-produces snackable video content for his Instagram timeline.

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