Jun. 15th, 1975
Bloomfield, Michigan, USA
5' 2 1/2"
Elizabeth Reaser's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
2009 - Against the Current
2009 - The Twilight Saga: New Moon
2008 - Twilight
2007 - Purple Violets
2006 - Puccini for Beginners
2005 - Sweet Land
2005 - The Family Stone
2004 - Mind the Gap
2002 - Emmett's Mark
2001 - The Believer
Guest TV Roles
Elizabeth Reaser was born on June 15, 1975 in Bloomfield, Michigan, and wanted to be an actor from childhood. As the middle child in a trio of sisters, she grew up in rural Milford, Michigan. Her mother (a homemaker), and her father (an attorney turned restaurateur turned substitute teacher) are divorced. Through high school, she worked several odd jobs, including being a caddy at a country club.
Elizabeth began college at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, but after one year yearned to leave mid-west and expand her horizons. She applied (with her parent's blessing) at Juilliard School of Drama, and was accepted. From Juilliard she was awarded a Bachelor's of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in 1999.
She struggled at first, but soon found adequate representation, and a part on the daytime drama series, "Guiding Light". Since then, she has become an accomplished film, television, and stage actor, landing numerous supporting and leading roles.
In October 2004, Interview magazine hailed her as one of the "14 To Be" emerging creative women.
- In preparation for her role on the television drama _"Saved" (2006)_ (qv), she hung out in an emergency room, researching the behavior of medical staff.
- Once appeared in a play in London for only two audience members.
- Is listed as a vegetarian by PETA.
- Her stepfather was Detroit Pistons owner 'Bill Davidson (VIII)' (qv). Upon his death, her mother took ownership of the team.