Lili Reinhart was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and at an early age, developed a passion for the performing arts. Lili took dance classes for 10 years and also performed in many local musicals before she signed with her first agency in Cleveland when she was 11. She traveled from Ohio to New York almost once a month for over a year to audition for numerous projects that she and her Mom found on online casting websites. It was in New York where she met her manager, Dara Gordon, in 2011. After meeting Gordon, Lili soon signed with ICM. She later switched to UTA.