Madelaine Petsch (born August 18, 1994) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Cheryl Blossom on the 2017 CW television series Riverdale.
Petsch was born on August 18, 1994 in Port Orchard, Washington. At the age of three, she developed a passion for dance and began dance classes, theatre classes followed two years later. Petsch's parents are South African and she lived in South Africa for ten years before moving to Los Angeles to begin her career.
Petsch has one brother named Shaun and at the age of 14 became a vegan, after being raised vegetarian. She has also participated in an awareness campaign for PETA.
In February 2016, Petsch was cast as Cheryl Blossom in The CW drama series Riverdale, which premiered on January 26, 2017. In March 2017, she joined the cast of Polaroid.