Nikki Reed Biography
Nikki Reeds entrance into the movie industry was almost accidental, as she was asked by Catherine Hardwicke, a director; to co write a script for a teenage comedy. The director was also an ex girlfriend of Nikki Reeds father. Instead of writing the script, she wrote another one based entirely on the trials and tribulations of her growing up years; a script which took only 6 days to finish. The final result was a movie called Thirteen, and the producers had cast Nikki Reed for the film, and it received positive reviews.
Nikki Reed was then recognized in Hollywood as both a screenwriter and actress. The movie, released in 2003, focused on teenage rebellion, and was a very honest movie. Although she could not get the lead role due to her lack of acting skills, she landed the role of Tracy, the leads popular although troublesome best friend who proves to be a bad influence. In 2003, Nikki Reed was chosen to host The Young Hollywood Awards, the Independent Spirits Awards Nomination Show, and West Independent Spirits Award in 2004. She also starred in The Job in 2003, where she costarred with Dominique Swain, Brad Renfro, and Daryl Hannah.
Nikki Reed continued to work with Catherine Hardwicke, the next project was The Lords of Dogtown in 2005, a fictional tale about the rags to riches story of skateboard enthusiasts. She also appeared in the television series The O.C. for a few episodes, as the role of Ryan Atwoods new love interest. Nikki Reeds following film project was Minis First Time, a movie about a young girl who conspires and seduces her step father to murder her mother. She currently has another script in the works for a film that is set between the sixties and eighties in New Zealand.
Most of Nikki Reeds films cast her as a sexy bad girl, although it does not pose a problem because she has already proven her acting prowess. She has a strong screen presence and is a very versatile actress. Future movies include Cherry Crush and Pretzels and Pills.