Riley (surname)

Riley is a surname, and may refer to:

*Andy Riley, (contemporary), British author and scriptwriter
*Arthur Riley (1903–), South African footballer
*Audrey Riley, English cellist
*Bennett C. Riley (1790–1853), American military governor of California before it became a US state
*Bernard Riley (1981–), American football player
*Bill Riley (1950–), Canadian ice hockey player
*Billy Riley, English catch wrestling instructor
*Ben Riley (1933–), American jazz drummer
*Bob Riley (1944–), American politician, Governor of Alabama
*Bob C. Riley (1924–1994), American politician, briefly Governor of Arkansas in 1975
*Bob Riley, founder of race car company Riley & Scott
*Bridget Riley (1931–), British op-art painter
*Bridgett Riley (1973–), American boxer
*Burke Riley (1914–2006), American state legislator
*Cassia Riley (1980–), American model
*Charley Riley, American boxer
*Chris Riley (1973–), professional American golfer
*Chris Riley (Priest) (1954–), Australian Priest and prominent youth worker
*Chris Riley (footballer), American USL Second Division soccer player
*Christopher Riley (1967–), English writer and film maker
*Christopher O'Riley (contemporary), American pianist and radio show host
*Daniel Aloysius Riley (1916–1984), Canadian politician
*Dave Riley, American musician
*Delbert Riley, Canadian First Nations leader
*Denise Riley (1948–), English professor of literature
*Dorothy Comstock Riley (1924–2004), American lawyer and judge
*Doug Riley, Canadian musician
*Duncan Riley (1975–), Australian internet political writer
*Ed Riley (1970–), American baseball player
*Eric Riley (1970–), American basketball player
*Forbes Riley (1960–), American actress
*Frank Riley, American athlete
*Freida J. Riley (1937–1969), American math and science teacher
*Gary Riley (1963–), American actor
*Gina Riley (1961–), Australian actor, writer, singer and comedian
*Gwendoline Riley (1979–), English writer
*Harold William Hounsfield Riley (1877–1946), Canadian politician from Alberta
*Harold Riley (artist) (1934–), English artist
*Herman Riley (1933–2007), American saxophone player
*Herlin Riley (1957–), American jazz drummer
*Hu Riley, American World War II soldier
*Isaac Riley (1852–1926), Canadian politician
*Ivan Riley (1900–1943), American Olympic athlete
*Jack Riley (1935–), American comedian and actor
*Jack Riley (ice hockey) (1910–), Irish ice hockey player
*James Riley (Captain) Captain of the American merchant ship Commerce
*James Riley (soccer player) (1982–), American soccer winger for the New England Revolution
*James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916), American writer and poet
*Jeannie C. Riley (1945–), American country and gospel music singer
*Jim Riley (1945–), American football player
*John Riley (poet) (1937-1978), English poet associated with the British Poetry Revival
*John H. Riley (1947-1994), American attorney and railroad transportation administrator
*John J. Riley (1895-1962), American politician, U.S. Representative from South Carolina
*John P. Riley, Jr. (born 1920), American ice hockey coach
*Jon Riley (1805–1850), Irish-American US Army officer who deserted to fight for Mexico in the Mexican war
*Jonathon Riley (1955–), British Army officer
*Josh Riley (1991–), World Renowned Professional Golfer
*Judy Riley, English actress
*Julia Riley, English astrophysicist
*Karon Riley (1978–), American football player
*Ken Riley (1947–), American football player
*Kent Riley, English actor
*Larry Riley (1952–1992), American actor
*Lawrence Riley (1896–1974), American playwright
*Lisa Riley (1976–), English actress and broadcaster
*Malcolm Riley (1960–), British musician and author
*Marc Riley (contemporary), British musician, critic, and disc jockey
*Mark Riley (contemporary), American radio host
*Mark Riley (journalist), Australian television presenter
*Martin Riley, English footballer
*Matt Riley (1979–), American baseball player
*Melanie Riley (1968–), American businessperson
*Michael Riley (1962–), Canadian actor
*Michael Riley (artist) (1960–2004), Australian artist
*Mike Riley (1952–), American college football coach
*Nancy Riley (1958–), American state senator
*Pat Riley (1945–), American professional basketball coach
*Patrick Riley, American guitarist
*Paul Riley, Scottish actor and comedian
*Peter Riley (1940–), English poet
*Raven Riley (1986–), American adult-film actress
*Richard Riley (1933–), American politician, Governor of South Carolina 1979–1987
*Rob Riley, Australian Aboriginal activist
*Ronald Riley (1947–), Australian Olympic field hockey player
*Ruth Riley (1979–), American basketball player
*Sam Riley (1980–), English actor
*Samantha Riley (1972–), Australian swimmer
*Steve Riley, American accordianist, singer
*Steve Riley (drummer) (1956–), American drummer
*Talulah Riley (1985–), English actress
*Teddy Riley (jazz) (1924–1992), American jazz trumpeter
*Teddy Riley (new jack swing) (1967–), American singer, songwriter, and musician
*Terry Riley (1935–), American composer
*Tom Riley (1981–), English actor
*Thomas W. Riley (1804?–1872), American former mayor of Louisville, Ken., USA
*Trevor Riley (1948–), Australian judge
*Victor Riley (1972–), American football player
*Wayne Riley (1962–), Australian golfer
*William Riley (1947–), American federal judge
*William Bell Riley (1861–1947), American fundementalist

ee also

*Reilly


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