Elizabeth Reaser

Highest Rated: 86% Nightmare Cinema (2019)
Birthday: Jun 15, 1975
Birthplace: Not Available
Hailed by Interview Magazine as one of the "14 to Be" emerging creative women back in October 2004, Independent Spirit Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser has proven to be one of the most promising onscreen talents of her generation thanks to memorable roles in the independent drama Sweet Land and the hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy. The Bloomfield, MI, native worked a series of odd jobs before graduating from high school and enrolling in Oakland University -- eventually realizing that her only hope for escaping the Midwest and accomplishing her goal of becoming an actress was convincing her parents to let her study drama at Juilliard. Much to her surprise, Reaser's parents were entirely supportive of her decision, and the aspiring actress was soon enrolled in one of the most prestigious drama programs in the country. In May 1999, Reaser graduated from Juilliard with her M.F.A. and went about the formidable task of procuring an agent. A supporting role in the long-running daytime drama Guiding Light proved just the break Reaser needed to get her foot in the door, with stage roles in a La Jolla Playhouse revival of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth and a New York Classic Stage Company production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (in which she appeared opposite David Strathairn and Barbara Garrick) following in quick succession. Shortly thereafter, the rising star madeher London debut as the kept girlfriend of a Lower East Side addict in a critically acclaimed production of Adam Rapp's intense play Blackbird. Despite Reaser's notable stage presence, however, it was her roles in film and television that truly served to solidify her career as an actress. One the heels of supporting roles in such high-profile releases as Thirteen Conversations About One Thing and Stay, Reaser scaled back to surprising effect with her Independent Spirit Award-nominated performance as a lovelorn immigrant in director Ali Selim's 2005 period drama Sweet Land. Later that same year, Reaser shared the screen with Diane Keaton and Sarah Jessica Parker in The Family Stone. Back on the small screen, a recurring role as a pregnant mother suffering from amnesia following an intense ferry accident in Grey's Anatomy found Reaser anchoring one of the show's most memorable storylines.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
86% Nightmare Cinema Actor 2019
82% Ouija: Origin of Evil Alice Zander $35M 2016
84% Hello, My Name is Doris Dr. Edwards $14.5M 2016
44% One & Two Elizabeth 2015
49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Esme Cullen $292.3M 2012
70% Liberal Arts Ana $0.4M 2012
80% Young Adult Beth Slade $16.3M 2011
25% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Esme Cullen $281.3M 2011
20% The Art of Getting By Charlotte Howe $1.5M 2011
48% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Esme Cullen $300.6M 2010
28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon Esme $296.6M 2009
No Score Yet Against the Current Liz Clarke 2009
49% Twilight Esme Cullen $191.5M 2008
No Score Yet The Wedding Weekend Julep 2008
No Score Yet Purple Violets Bernadette 2007
51% Puccini for Beginners Allegra 2007
85% Sweet Land Inge Altenberg $1.3M 2006
20% Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace Julep 2006
52% The Family Stone Susannah Stone Trousdale $59.9M 2005
26% Stay Athena $3.4M 2005
56% Mind the Gap Malissa 2005
83% The Believer Miriam 2002
83% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Young Woman in Class $3.1M 2001

TV

CREDIT
90% Easy
2016
Annie Andi
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
78% True Detective
2014
Laurie Perkins
  • 2019
  • 2014
92% The Haunting of Hill House
2018
Shirley Crain
  • 2018
64% Law & Order: True Crime
2017
Pam Ferrero Deputy District Attorney Pam Bozanich
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Tammy Tammy Linnata
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Rebecca/Ava Rebecca Pope Ava/Rebecca Rebecca Jane Doe/Ava Ava/Jane Doe Ava Ava, aka Rebecca Pope Jane Doe
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

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