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Riley Matthews
First appearance Girl Meets World (GMW)
Final appearance Girl Meets Goodbye (GMW)
Name Riley Matthews
Role Student
Daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews
Sister of Auggie Matthews
Ex-Girlfriend to Lucas Friar
Best friend to Maya Hart
Final Status High school freshman
Portrayed by Rowan Blanchard

Riley Matthews is the main character in the Disney Channel sequel series, Girl Meets World. She is the daughter and firstborn child of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and is the older sister of Auggie Matthews. Cory is also Riley's history teacher in middle school and later in high school, which is sometimes a source of embarrassment for Riley. 

Riley's best friend is Maya Hart, who ultimately becomes Shawn Hunter's adopted daughter after he marries her mother Katy.

Riley inherited more of her father's personality than her mother; while she has Topanga's brains and common sense, she also exhibits many of Cory's traits, including his goofiness, his desire to help others, and his indomitable will.


Mother: Topanga Lawrence-Matthews
Father: Cory Matthews
Siblings: Auggie Matthews (brother)
Grandmothers: Amy Matthews (paternal) and Rhiannon Lawrence (maternal)
Grandfathers: Alan Matthews (paternal) and Jedidiah Lawrence (maternal)
Uncles: Eric Matthews and Joshua Matthews (both paternal)
Aunt: Morgan Matthews (paternal)

Other: Rosie McGee (maternal great grandmother), Prudence Curtis (maternal great aunt), Bernice Matthews (paternal great grandmother), Grandpa Matthews (paternal great grandfather), and unnamed paternal great aunt who was Alan's sister. Poppy (paternal great grandfather; deceased) and Nana Boo Boo (paternal great grandmother) Amy's parents.


  • She was born on December 8, 2001, while her uncle Joshua was born on February 14, 1999, making them nearly three years apart in age.