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Portrayed byVanessa Burghardt
Appears inCha Cha Real Smooth (2022)

Lola is a supporting character in the American comedy-drama movie Cha Cha Real Smooth.

Character creation[edit]

The initial concept for the movie was developed by writer-director Cooper Raiff while in college.[1] They wanted to specifically cast an autistic actress for the role, and wound up finding Vanessa Burghardt.[2] She also helped with developing the character. This is her first movie role.[3] They also consulted with RespectAbility, a self-advocacy nonprofit for people with disabilities.[4]


Lola is stated to be autistic in the movie.