Tara Reid biography
Date of Birth: November 8, 1975
Born in Wyckoff, New Jersey, Tara Reid broke into acting at the age of six, when she was a contestant on the CBS children's game show, Child's Play. Her parents were prosperous enough to send their daughter to The Professional Children's School in New York City, where her fellow classmates included Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jerry O'Connell and Macaulay Culkin. After appearing in television commercials for McDonald's and Jell-O, Reid landed a role on the long-time teen staple sitcom Saved by the Bell: the New Class in 1994 and then moved on to daytime television with a recurring role on Days of Our Lives the following year.
Her first substantial film roles came in 1998: the Ed Wood-scripted I Woke Up Early the Day I Died, the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski, the independent film Around the Fire and Urban Legend, the latest in a long line of teen slasher flicks. Reid won some amount of recognition for the last film, which featured a Who's-Who line-up of post-pubescent stars and cast her as a campus radio talk show host.
The following year, Reid earned a form of screen immortality with her role as the girlfriend of one of four high school guys who make a pact to lose their virginity in American Pie. She also appeared in more low-profile roles in the independent film Girl and in Cruel Intentions, which featured her as one of Ryan Phillippe's more unfortunate conquests. Later that year, she had a starring role in Body Shots, playing one of a group of twenty-something friends on the prowl for love and/or sex in Los Angeles. She also appeared in the horror sequel Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (2010) and the fourth instalment of the American PieAmerican Reunion (2012).
Tara Reid Filmography