Nikki Reed American Actress

Nikki Reed another name with Nicole Houston “Nikki” Somerhalder is an Ameriacan Actress who was born in 17 may, 1988. She is also a screenwriter, singer, songwriter and a model. The film “Thirteen” directed by Catherine Hardwicke brought her light in 2003. She was credited with Hardwicke as a co-writer of the screenplay and also she played the leading role. She appeared in several films later, some of them are “Lords of Dogtown”, “Mini’s First Time”, “vampire Rosalie Hale in the twilight Saga”.


Nikki Reed was born in California (West Los Angeles). She is the daughter off Cheryl Houston, a beautician and Seth Reed, a set designer. Her older brother is Nathan August and half younger is Joey Reed. On several interviews she said that her early home life was complicated. She was raised by her mother after the divorce of her parents when she was only 2 year old. Reed was grew up without any religion though her mother was Cherokee and Italian and father was Jewish. She has identified as Jewish because her brother had a Bar Mitzvah and she was around some Jewish practice.

When she became 14 years old in 2002 she moved out from her mother’s house and began living independently. Her apartments were mainly in Los Angeles area. After the success of “Thirteen” she was returned to Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles and she was dropped out after a year. She said that “mothers who were sneaking into the school at lunchtime to confront and harass her about the film” were the reason for stopping her learning there. She gained a high school diploma through homeschooling.


When Reed expressed her desire to involve in acting a friend of her mother named Catherine Hardwicke invited her to work on a script with her. It was a semi-autobiographical film “Thirteen” and finished within 6 days. She was asked to play a role in the film because they were unable to cast, as most young actresses felt uncomfortable for the role.

Nikki Reed American Actress
Nikki Reed American Actress

Thirteen was released in 2003 with positive reviews that brought Reed familiarities in Hollywood. This reorganization brought her next opportunities to work in film. She was invited to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and serve as host on a number of award shows, including the Young Hollywood Awards (2003) and the Independent Spirit Awards Nomination Show, followed by the West Independent Spirits Awards, both in 2004. She has been cast several times as sexually advanced, precocious teenagers, including her character in Lords of Dogtown (2007), also directed by Hardwicke. She is active from 2003 to present.

Nikki Reed Goes Rockefeller Plaza
Nikki Reed Goes Rockefeller Plaza

Personal life

Reed met Paul McDonald and after dating they got married in 16 October, 2011. Reed filed for divorce in may 2014 and it became final on 2 January, 2015. She again began dating with actor Ian Somerhalder in mid 2014. They confirmed their Engagement in February 2015 and married on 26 April, 2015 in Topanga, California.

Nikki Read
Nikki Read


2003ThirteenEvie Zamoraalso Screenwriter
2005Man of GodZane Berg
2005Lords of DogtownKathy Alva
2005American GunTally
2006Mini’s First TimeMinerva “Mini” Drogues
2007Cherry CrushShay Bettencourt
2008TwilightRosalie Hale
2008Familiar StrangersAllison
2009The Twilight Saga: New MoonRosalie Hale
2009Last Day of SummerStefaniealso Executive Producer
Premiered October 24: Hollywood Film Festival
2010Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: EclipseRosalie Hale
2010Chain LetterJessica “Jessie” Campbell
2010PrivilegedLauren Carrington
2011Catch .44Kara
2011The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1Rosalie Hale
2012The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2Rosalie Hale
2013Empire StateLizzetteDirect-to-video
2013Enter the Dangerous MindWendyoriginally released as Snap
2014IntramuralMeredith Downs
2014In Your EyesDonna
2014Murder of a CatGreta

Nikki Reed photo 2
Nikki Reed photo 2

2006The O.C.Sadie Campbellguest role, 6 episodes
“The Heavy Lifting”
“The Road Warrior”
“The Journey”
“The Undertow”
“The Secrets and Lies”
“The Day After Tomorrow”
2006JusticeMolly Larusaguest role, 1 episode
2007ReaperAndi Prendergastun-aired pilot only

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations
2003Nantucket Film Festival – Screenplay AwardBest Feature ScreenplayThirteenShared with Catherine HardwickeWon
2003Young Hollywood AwardsOne to Watch – FemaleWon
2003Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScreenplayShared with Catherine HardwickeNominated
2004Independent Spirit AwardBest First ScreenplayShared with Catherine HardwickeNominated
2004Independent Spirit AwardBest Debut PerformanceWon
2004Prism AwardBest Performance in a Theatrical Feature FilmNominated
2004Phoenix Film Critics Society AwardBest Original ScreenplayShared with Catherine HardwickeNominated
2004Phoenix Film Critics Society AwardBreakout Performance – Behind the CameraNominated
2004Satellite AwardBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaShared with Evan Rachel WoodNominated
2004Satellite AwardBest Original ScreenplayShared with Catherine HardwickeNominated
2006Solstice Film Festival AwardBest ActressMini’s First TimeWon
2008Delray Beach Film Festival AwardBest EnsembleFamiliar StrangersShared with CastWon
2008Method Fest Independent Film Festival AwardBest EnsembleShared with CastWon
2009Teen Choice AwardChoice Fresh Face – FemaleTwilightNominated
2009Scream AwardBest EnsembleShared with CastNominated
2010Young Hollywood AwardsSuperstar in the MakingTwilight Saga: New MoonWon
2010Teen Choice AwardMost Fanatic FansShared with CastWon
2011Teen Choice AwardChoice Favorite VampireThe Twilight Saga: EclipseNominated
2012Teen Choice AwardScene Stealer FemaleThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1Nominated

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Source article: Wikipedia.

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