DOB: June 15, 1975
Background: Reaser was born in an affluent suburb of Detroit. She was the stepdaughter of billionaire William Davidson, who bequeated ownership of the Detroit Pistons to Elizabeth's mother. Elizabeth is a graduate of Juilliard.
Filmography: Her early career roles includes guest appearances on "The Sopranos," "Hack," and "The Jury." She appeared in the films "The Believer" (2001) and "The Family Stone" (2005) before garnering attention for her recurring role on the medical drama series "Grey's Anatomy," for which she earned an Emmy nomination. She was cast in the starring role on the short-lived comedy series "The Ex-List," after which she played Esme Cullen in the wildly popular "Twilight" films. This year she appeared in multiple episodes of "The Good Wife" and will soon be seen in the Jason Reitman comedy "Young Adult."
Best Guest Drama Actress nomination:
- "Grey's Anatomy" (2007); lost to Leslie Caron ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit")
Independent Spirit Awards: Nomination - Best Actress ("Sweet Land," 2007)
SAG Awards: Nomination - Best Ensemble ("Grey's Anatomy," 2008)
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