Who is Elizabeth Reaser?

American actress Elizabeth Ann Reaser was born in Bloomfield, Michigan USA, on 2 July 1975, so her zodiac sign is Cancer. She has 47 acting credits and is perhaps still known best for playing Esme Cullen in the 2008 romantic fantasy movie “Twilight”, which starred Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and was directed by Catherine Hardwicke. It follows Bella Swan who’s moved to a small town and has fallen in love with Edward Cullen, a 108 years old vampire; the film won 33 of its 49 award nominations.

Elizabeth’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Dark Harvest” and “The Uninvited”.

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Education and early life

Elizabeth was raised in Bloomfield alongside her two sisters, by their father John Reaser and mother Karen Davidson (nee Weidman); Elizabeth’s parents divorced when she was young and her mother went on to marry William Morse Davidson, an American billionaire businessman.

Elizabeth studied at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, prior to moving to Auburn Hills with her family and enrolling at Avondale High School; she was mostly into acting during her teenage years but also enjoyed dancing, singing and running track.

Upon matriculating in 1993, Elizabeth enrolled at Oakland University but dropped out after a year, then enrolled at Juilliard School in 1995 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama in 1999.

Roles in TV series

Elizabeth’s debut TV series role was playing Molly in the 1998 episode “Scrubs” of the family drama “Sports Theatre with Shaquille O’Neal”, and the year 2000 saw her play Stace in the episode “D-Girl” of the critically acclaimed crime drama “The Sopranos”.

She gained recognition in 2006, when cast to play Dr. Alice Alden in all 13 episodes of the drama “Saved”, which starred Tom Everett Scott and Omari Hardwick, and was created by David Manson. It follows a paramedic as he’s dealing with his gambling addiction, and the series won one of its three award nominations. What also marked the 2000s for Elizabeth was portraying Rebecca Pope in 18 episodes (2007-2008) of the romantic drama “Grey’s Anatomy”, which stars James Pickens Jr. and Ellen Pompeo, and which Shonda Rhimes created. It follows a group of doctors and interns working at a hospital, the series has been airing since 2005 and has won 87 of its 332 award nominations.

The remainder of the 2000s saw Elizabeth appear in the romantic comedy “Wainy Days”, and star in the romantic comedy “The Ex List’.

From 2010 through 2012, she played Tammy Linnata in seven episodes of the crime mystery “The Good Wife”, which starred Chris Noth and Julianna Margulies, and was created by Robert King and Michelle King. It follows Alicia Florrick who’s back to working at a law company as a litigator, now that her former state attorney husband’s been sent to jail, the series aired from 2009 through 2016 and won 31 of its 245 award nominations. Some of Elizabeth’s following appearances were in the biographical crime mini-series “Bonnie & Clyde”, the crime mystery “True Detective” and the drama “Mad Men”.

In 2018, she starred as Shirley Crain in all 10 episodes of the mystery horror “The Haunting of Hill House”, which also starred Carla Gugino and Michiel Huisman, and was created by Mike Flanagan. It follows a family as they’re looking back at their old home and the horrifying events that drove them away from it, and the mini-series won nine of its 45 award nominations.

Some of Elizabeth’s most recent talk-show appearances have been in three episodes of the 2019 science fiction thriller “The Handmaid’s Tale”, two episodes of the 2020 biographical crime drama “American Crime Story”, and two episodes of the 2021 short horror “50 States of Fright”.

Roles in movies

Elizabeth’s debut film role was playing Miriam in the 2001 drama “The Believer”, which starred Summer Phoenix and Ryan Gosling, and was written and directed by Henry Bean. It follows a young Jewish man who’s developed an anti-Semitic philosophy, and the film won six of its 16 award nominations.

A couple of Elizabeth’s following roles were in the 2001 drama “Thirteen Conversations About One Thing”, the 2002 romantic crime drama “Emmett’s Mark” and the 2004 comedy “Mind the Gap”. In 2005, she played Athena in the mystery thriller “Stay”, which starred Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, and was directed by Marc Forster. It follows a psychiatrist as he’s dealing with one of his patients who wants to commit suicide, and the film was nominated for only a single award. The remainder of the decade saw Elizabeth appear in several popular movies, including the 2005 romantic drama “Sweet Land”, the 2005 romantic comedy “The Family Stone”, and the 2010 action adventure “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”.

The year 2015 saw her play Doctor Edwards in the romantic comedy “Hello, My Name is Doris”, which starred Sally Field and Max Greenfield, and was written and directed by Michael Showalter. It follows a woman in her 60s who’s been inspired by a self-help seminar to pursue her a lot younger co-worker, and the film won two of its 13 award nominations.

Elizabeth’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2016 horror mystery “Ouija: Origin of Evil”, the 2018 horror mystery “Nightmare Cinema”, and the 2020 sports action “Embattled”.

Other credits

Elizabeth’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Made in Hollywood”, “Today” and “Last Call with Carson Daly”.

Awards and nominations

Elizabeth’s won three of her eight award nominations, all in 2006 for “Sweet Land”.- Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Female Images in a Movie, a Karen Morley Award, and a Newport Beach Film Festival Jury Award for Best Actress.

She was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, for “Grey’s Anatomy”.

Love life and relationships

Elizabeth prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but it’s still widely known that she dated American screenwriter and director Gavin Wiesen in 2011; he’s perhaps known best for directing the popular 2011 romantic movie “The Art of Getting By”.

Because she’s so secretive about her love life, there are today various rumors circulating the internet, concerning Elizabeth’s current relationship status, sexual orientation and whether or not she has children. One rumor has it that Elizabeth has two children, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims.

Some fans have claimed to have recently seen Elizabeth and her boyfriend spending time in public together, but Elizabeth hasn’t mentioned any men whom she might be dating today.

She seems to be unattached as of August 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Elizabeth’s followed by more than 370,000 people on Instagram, and has posted over 840 pictures and videos onto the network, with most featuring her travelling, spending time with her friends and walking her pet dog.

She’s a huge lover of animals and has a pet dog Estophina Rossi; Elizabeth’s launched an Instagram account for her dog and it’s today followed by more than 700,000 people.

She once performed in a play in London, England with only two people in the audience.

Elizabeth’s stepfather Bill Davidson was the owner of the American basketball team Detroit Pistons; her mother became the owner after Bill passed away.

She loves to travel and has been all around the world, with Elizabeth’s favorite country to travel to being Italy.

One of her favorite actors is Chris Pine, and some of her favorite movies include “Outlaw King”, “Hell or High Water”, and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”.

Appearance and net worth

Elizabeth’s age is 48. Her hair and eyes are brown, she weighs around 115lbs (52kgs) and is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall.

Elizabeth’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of August 2023.

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