The film earned Somerhalder an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, as well as several nominations.Reed was born in West Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Cheryl Houston, a beautician, and Seth Reed, a set designer.She has said she feels more versatile than her typecasting in roles of "sexy bad girls." She has sometimes been told by producers that she is too "sexy" for a particular part.
Reed has noted that her character does not "understand the weight of consequence." She said she had enjoyed playing someone who she describes as "crass" and having a "trucker's mouth".
On February 12, 2008, it was announced that Reed would portray Rosalie Hale in the film adaption of Twilight, the first book of a popular four-novel series.
The film starring Evan Rachel Wood was released in 2003 to positive reviews, gaining Reed some recognition in Hollywood as both a screenwriter and an actress.
Following this, Reed was invited to appear on The Ellen De Generes Show and serve as host on a number of award shows, including the Young Hollywood Awards (2003) and the Independent Spirit Awards Nomination Show, followed by the West Independent Spirits Awards, both in 2004. at the same time as later Twilight co-stars Cam Gigandet and Jackson Rathbone.
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, it became an international success.
In 2010, Jason Mewes said that he was doing a movie called K-11 with Reed and Kristen Stewart, also of Twilight."For me, this whole thing was about having fun, getting up there and singing a bunch of covers, and just having fun with it," he adds."The others were coming up and I was like, "Don't be sad, guys. I'm fine, man, I'm okay." And it was funny because they're like, "I'm going to miss you!The story is about a high school senior from the Chicago suburb.She believes that a curse at her school causes someone in the graduating class to die in a bizarre way before the year's end.They finished the script for the semi-autobiographical film Thirteen in six days, a relatively short time.