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Riley Weston

As part of our special musician section of Your Life Matters, today we are proud to present to you Singer, songwriter, actress, writer, producer, author and country recording artist Riley Weston. 

Riley Weston

Riley Weston has worked as an actress and writer on many television shows and feature films.  She is also a country music artist!  Her first single, If I Said Howdy To You has just been released.  She is currently working on her debut album, Surrender Laughing.

She has starred in the hit TV movie, What About Your Friends, written for the WB television drama, Felicity as well as starred as Story Zimmer in the critically acclaimed episode, Drawing the Line.  She quickly grabbed the attention of Touchstone Pictures and Television brass who signed Riley to an acting and writing development deal.  Riley followed her deal with writing the feature film, Damaged for Artisan Entertainment.  She then wrote and starred in the highly rated ABC television movie, Christmas at Water’s Edge. {check listings in December 2009}

She went on to film a cameo role in the horror film, The Cutting Room.  In 2007, Riley created the hit web-series, Being Bailey, for GoTV Networks, which she also produced.  Riley also wrote Dark Beauty, a television movie for Lifetime, which recently aired last year.  Her family comedy, Summer at Dad’s, caught the eye of the very talented director, Michael Lembeck (Fox’s upcoming Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause 2 & 3) and he is now attached to direct.  Riley recently wrote The Nanny Express for the Hallmark Channel.  The movie aired this year to the 2nd higest-rated movie for the network!  It starred Vanessa Marcil and Dean Stockwell.  Riley also wrote the movie Always and Forever for the Hallmark Channel.  It premiered in October 2009.  She just completed writing Mother of the Groom for Hallmark.

Riley filmed a supporting lead in the indie feature film, Footprints.  She plays a disturbed runaway in Hollywood who dresses up as Super Girl.   The movie is being released in mid-2010.  It just got into the Starz Denver Film Festival.

She has received three awards for her debut novel, before i go.  Riley received an IPPY Award for Story Teller of the Year, the Grand Prize at The New York Book Festival as well as the top honor as Best Fiction.  And lastly, Riley received a Book Sense Pick Award.

Riley is starring in the movie version of before i go, based on a script she wrote.  This has never been done before!  The project is being developed now.

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