Actor: Nikki Reed
Character: Rosalie Hale/Cullen
Birthday: May 17, 1988
City and State: West Los Angeles, California
Official casing announcement – News, 2008 Press Releases & News, February 19 –Twilight-Cullen Family Casting
Nikki was born in Los Angeles, California to Seth Reed and Cheryl Houston. She has an older brother, Nathan. Nikki’s parents divorced when she was 2 years old and she grew up with her mother.
Nikki describes herself as shy, however in her teenage years she became rebellious and she moved out on her own. During this time she “grew up very fast” and became “mature and responsible”.
As far as her career goes, Nikki first started in 2002 along with Catherine Hardwicke writing a story about the experiences that she had the previous year. Hardwicke began collaborating with Nikki and they finished the screen play in six days, which is relatively fast for a Hollywood script to be written. “Thirteen” is partially autobiographical and depicts a girl dealing with teenage issues as parents, sex and drugs. Nikki didn’t have much interest in acting but after Production had trouble casting one of the roles for the movie, Reed accepted the part.
After Thirteen, Nikki went back to school, tried home schooling which didn’t’ work out too well, so she ended up going back to school to get her High school diploma.
Nikki couldn’t stay away from set for too long and since has appeared in several films including “Lords of Dogtown”, also directed by Hardwicke and Mini’s First time. Nikki prefers independent films and the indie mindset.
On February 19, 2008 Summit Entertainment announced that Reed would be portraying Rosalie Hale in the book adaptation “Twilight”, also being directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
-Nikki loves animals and owns dogs and horses; she loves to go horseback riding.
-She is close friends with Thirteen (2003) co-star Evan Rachel Wood and with Director Catherine Hardwicke.
-Nikki wrote the script for “Thirteen” in just 6 days.
-Her star sign is Taurus; she is a natural Brunette and has dark brown eyes.
-Nikki describes herself as a “shy kid and a “bookworm” and she wears both contact lenses and glasses.
Nikki Reed has been awarded and nominated for her various roles, winning:
2003 Young Hollywood Awards One to Watch-Female
2003 Nantucket Film Festival Best Feature Screenplay Shared with Catherine Hardwicke
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Best Debut Performance
2006 Solstice Film Festival Best Actress in Mini’s First Time
And 2008 Method Fest Best Ensemble Cast in Familiar Strangers.
Nikki was also nominated:
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay
2004 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama. Shared with Evan Rachel Wood
2004 Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original. Shared with Catherine Hardwicke.
Thirteen (2003) Evie Zamora.
Man of God (2005) Zane Berg.
Lords of Dogtown (2005) Kathy Alba.
American Gun (2005) Tally
Mini’s First Time (2006) Mini
Cherry Crush (2007) Shay Bettencourt
Privileged (2008) Lauren Carrington
Familiar Strangers (2008) Allison
Chain Letter (2008)
Twilight (2008) Rosalie
YouTube film clips:
Thirteen, Deleted Scene http://youtube.com/watch?v=B69hSDnZ2og
Thirteen, the making of http://youtube.com/watch?v=bqhY3XZ5sfk
Thirteen, Part 1 http://youtube.com/watch?v=V7f4q_vnx1U
Thirteen, Part 2 http://youtube.com/watch?v=C_yqLfV6shE&feature=related
Thirteen, Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY2edLHaYag
Thirteen, Part 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89QVmGYY47Q
Thirteen, Part 7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp06QJxPy54&feature=related
Thirteen, Part 8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHC8aUINE9w
Thirteen, Part 9 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH5piZpbStc
Thirteen, Part 10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th4hm_-Pk9k
Lords of Dogtown 1 http://youtube.com/watch?v=9Imz4aVbNeM
Lords of Dogtown 2 http://youtube.com/watch?v=1m_BuFJwlzU
Mini’s first time, Trailer http://youtube.com/watch?v=GPgt_tASzb8
Mini’s first time, Mini clip http://youtube.com/watch?v=2HY75LlpfDs
Cherry Crush, Trailer http://youtube.com/watch?v=1doArGaGchQ
Cherry Crush, Mini clip http://youtube.com/watch?v=nWn9gCh3T8w
Twilight, ET behind the Scenes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddfRbe_FB8E
Twilight, MTV Interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuylH5uExCU
Upcoming Projects: None
Non-Twilight Interview Links (YouTube/other news sites):
Cinema Confidential Interview for “Thirteen” http://www.cinecon.com/news.php?id=0308201
Hollywood.com Interview Video “Mini’s First Time” http://www.hollywood.com/content/trailer_detail_step1.aspx?id=3534517&FromPlayerPage=1
About.com Interview for “Mini’s First Time” http://movies.about.com/od/interviewswithactors/a/nikkireed071306.htm
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This actor bio was prepared by: Nena_Cullen
References: Nikkireedfan.com and IMDB.