Rainey Qualley
Rainey Qualley
as Elle

Actor Biography

Rainey Qualley stars as Elle on Freeform's highly anticipated limited series "Love in the Time of Corona." Roommates Elle and Oscar's mostly platonic friendship becomes increasingly complicated with the uncertainty of the pandemic as they wonder if they can find love under one roof.

Qualley has shown her impressive versatility across a genre of projects rooted in film, television and music. Multihyphenate in every sense, she's a musician, actress, model, writer and creative director.

Qualley made her acting debut in 2015 on AMC's award-winning drama "Mad Men," opposite Jon Hamm. Upcoming film projects include "The Shuroo Project," alongside Fiona Dourif and Tommy Dorfman; "The Daylong Brothers," a Southern Gothic tale where she stars opposite Keith Carradine; and "Ultrasound," with Vincent Kartheiser.

Hailed by Paper Magazine as "the minimalist weirdo-pop star of your dreams," Qualley has also carved out her own place amongst the musical landscape. Performing under her full name, Rainsford, she has topped a variety of "Ones to Watch" lists and garnered notice from the likes of Billboard, Complex and Noisey. She released her critically acclaimed EP "Emotional Support Animal" in 2018, which she then toured behind throughout the US and England, ending with a sold-out show in London. Captivating a growing fan base both in the US and overseas, Rainsford earned the endorsement of both press and fans in between her entrancing live shows and must watch music videos, firmly securing her as a unique emerging voice in pop and reaping over five million streams, all as an independent artist. Her influences range from indie, pop, R&B and soul and share the qualities that are most evident in her material—honesty and authenticity. Rainsford's latest tracks, "Crying In The Mirror" and "2 Cents," follow the release of the intimate "Open Open" last year and are the first of six tracks to be released this year. Next up is "6 Ft From Love," a song that will be featured in "Love in the Time of Corona."