Born January 17, 1988, screenwriter/actress Nikki Reed made an impressive Hollywood debut at the age of 14 when she co-starred opposite Oscar-winner Holly Hunter and fellow newcomer Evan Rachel Wood in the award-winning coming-of-age drama Thirteen. Reed co-wrote the script with director Catherine Hardwicke, who, at one point, had dated Reed's father. Said to be a semi-autobiographical account of her own life, Reed took on the role of Evie Zamora, a highly manipulative high school "It" girl whose lax attitudes toward drug abuse and sex, combined with a reprehensible family life, made for the downfall of good-girl Tracy (Wood). In addition to Thirteen, Reed played a small role in director Kenny Golde's 2003 crime thriller The Job with Daryl Hannah, Dominique Swain, and Brad Renfro. Reed teamed with Hardwicke again in 2004 for Lords of Dogstown. Nikki joined The Twilight Saga in 2008 to play the beautiful but emotionally distant vampire Rosalie Cullen. Once she was finished with her commitment to the big-budget Twilight films, she returned to smaller, independent films like Pawn, In Your Eyes and Murder of a Cat.
Biography by Tracie Cooper
- Won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance for her work in 2003's Thirteen; also shared a Screenwriting Award for that film with Catherine Hardwicke at the Nantucket Film Festival.
- Hardwicke later directed her in 2005's Lords of Dogtown, about the Zephyr skateboarding team, and in the 2008 film adaptation of Twilight.
- Was the executive producer of the 2006 Disney sports drama Invincible.
- Directed longtime pal Sage's music video for her 2010 single "Edie Sedgwick."