Nikki Reed is an American actress, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, and director. She gained worldwide acclamation and fame when she got cast as the vampire Rosalie Hale in The Twilight Saga. As an actress, Nikki Reed has almost become a typecast for bad girl roles. however, in reality, the selfless actress appears to be the exact opposite. Here is all you desire to know about Ian Somerhalder’s wife.
Nikki Reed’s Age and Background
Nikki Reed was born in West Los Angeles, California on the 17th day of May 1988. She is the second child of Seth Reed and Cheryl Houston. Cheryl, a beautician, and Seth, a set designer, got divorced when Nikki was two years old. She was raised then by her mother and lived with her until she was 14. In 2002, Nikki Reed moved out of her mother’s house. When her debut movie Thirteen became a hit, she used the payday to move out and start living solo in apartments around Los Angeles.
She went to Alexander Hamilton High School but dropped out because mothers would sneak in the school to harass her over her part in Thirteen. Undeterred by the experience, Nikki Reed decided to homeschool herself and earned her high school diploma that way. She is a known vegetarian and has been since she was a child.
Nikki Reed had mentioned to Catherine Hardwicke, her mother’s friend, that she was interested in acting. Catherine asked Nikki to help work on a script with her. Nikki accepted, and in six days the script for the semi-autobiographical movie Thirteen was born. When it came time to cast the lead character Tracy— who was loosely based on Nikki Reed herself, producers of the movie went with Evan Rachel Wood. Other slots were filled, but the character of Evie Zamora was difficult to cast because of the character’s provocative manners. Producers eventually asked Nikki Reed to take the role, and she accepted.
The 2003 movie was a critical success, creating both praise and controversy over its factual depiction of substance abuse, sex, and crime. Reed’s portrayal of Evie was critically lauded, pushing her forward as both an actress and a writer. In 2005, she worked with former collaborator Hardwicke in the movie Lords of Dogtown. Her role in it was akin to that in Thirteen; a sexually provocative and yet intelligent teenager.
Her next laudable and controversial movie was the 2006 film Mini’s First Time alongside Alec Baldwin. The move followed a spoiled teenage girl who seduces her step-father into doing away with her neglectful mother. Nikki Reed was 16 at the time, and by law could not film sex scenes. To tackle this, the filming of such scenes was done from the back to keep her face hidden.
Perhaps her biggest buzz was when she was confirmed to play the vampire Rosalie Hale in the movie adaptation of the novel Twilight. Also directed by Hardwicke, the movie turned into an international success. Nikki Reeds went on to reprise her role in all three sequels to the movie.
Nikki Reed also as a career as a television actress, appearing in the Fox teen drama series The O.C. Despite her many acting roles, Reed has stated that she aspires to be a writer more than an actress.
Nikki Reed released her first EP with her ex-husband Paul McDonald on the 29th of October, 2012. Their song All I’ve Ever Needed was added to the fourth Twilight movie’s official soundtrack. She filmed American pop band Hanson’s music video for their single Get the Girl Back.
How She Met and Married Her Husband – Ian Somerhalder
Nikki Reed began dating singer-songwriter Paul McDonald shortly after meeting him on the red carpet premiere of the movie Red Riding Hood in March 2011. In June of the same year, they announced their engagement, and then on the 16th of October of the same year, the two got married. Due to work obligations, the couple split in March 2014, and by May Nikki Reed filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized on the 2nd of January, 2015.
Shortly after her divorce, she met American actor Ian Somerhalder, best known for his role as Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries. In February 2015 they announced their engagement, and on the 26th of April, 2015 they got married. On the 25th of July, 2017 the couple welcomed their first child and daughter Bodhi Soleil.
Nikki Reed has been linked to having relationships with Victor Rasuk, DJ Qualls and Derek Hough. She is also believed to have once dated Ryan Phillippe.
Her Net Worth and Salary
With actress, writer, producer, and director on her repertoire, one would expect that Nikki Reed has a nice healthy sum as net worth. Reed’s net worth is estimated at a cool $12 million.
Height and Body Measurements
Nikki Reed stands at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches. As for her body weight, she weighs 53 kg or 117 pounds. Reed has hazel eyes and dark brown hair. She has bust-waist-hip dimensions of 34-23-33 inches and wears a US size 7 shoe.