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Reeser at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
Beverly Hills Playhouse
|Known for||No Ordinary Family
A Country Wedding
A Bramble House Christmas
(m. 2009; div. 2014)
Autumn Reeser (born September 21, 1980) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Taylor Townsend on the Fox series The O.C., Lizzie Grant on HBO's Entourage, Katie Andrews on ABC's No Ordinary Family, and Leslie Bellcamp on E!'s The Arrangement. She has appeared in the films The Girl Next Door (2004), So Undercover (2012), Sully (2016), and in ten Hallmark Channel television films in leading roles.
Reeser was born on September 21, 1980, in La Jolla, California, to Tom and Kim Reeser. During her childhood, she played a wide variety of characters in local musical theater productions, from the age of seven until seventeen. Reeser graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1998. After high school, she moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in UCLA's competitive theater program, where she studied theater history, acting technique, dance, voice and movement. She also studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Early in her career, she appeared in television commercials for Burger King, Clean & Clear and International House of Pancakes. Her first on-screen appearance was a role as Ventu Girl in the episode "Natural Law" of UPN's Star Trek: Voyager. Shortly thereafter, she booked guest roles in television shows CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Birds of Prey and Cold Case, and moved onto recurring roles in the sitcoms Grounded for Life, Maybe It's Me and Complete Savages. She rose to fame through her role as Taylor Townsend on the Fox series The O.C. (2005–2007). She reflected back on the character during a 2010 interview, saying "I feel like there's a lot of girls out there who could really relate to her, who hadn't seen themselves on TV in that way. I loved that about her. I loved that she made no apologies for who she was even though she wasn't what all the magazines said was OK. She was like, "I'm still valid. And I'm awesome. And I know I'm odd, and that's OK."
Reeser portrayed Lizzy Grant in ten episodes of HBO's comedy-drama television series Entourage (2009–2010). First appearing in the show's sixth season, Lizzie is a junior agent working in the Miller Gold Agency's TV division under Andrew Klein. Reeser played Phoebe Valentine, a goddess from Greek mythology in The CW's romantic comedy-drama series Valentine (2008–2009). In 2009, she portrayed lawyer Ashley Hastings in three episodes of TNT's legal drama series Raising the Bar. Reeser played Katie Andrews, Julie Benz's personal assistant in ABC's No Ordinary Family (2010–2011). The show centers on the Powells, a typical American family living in fictional Pacific Bay, California, whose members gain special powers after their plane crashes in the Amazon, Brazil. Reeser also had roles as Kylie Sinclair in Last Resort, as Dr. Gabrielle Asano in Hawaii Five-0 and as Abigail Bruce in Necessary Roughness. She had guest roles in several television shows, including It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Ghost Whisperer, Pushing Daisies, Human Target, Royal Pains, Jane by Design, and Hart of Dixie.
In 2015, Reeser portrayed Amanda Weil in three episodes of ABC's science fiction drama series The Whispers. In 2017, she had a recurring role as Tess, Darius Tanz's childhood sweetheart, on the CBS show Salvation. She played talent agent Leslie Bellcamp on the two seasons of The Arrangement, on the E! network. The series follows an unknown actress who, after a successful audition, is plucked from obscurity and offered a secret contract to be the fiancée to Kyle West, one of Hollywood's biggest stars. In 2018, she made a guest appearance as Dr. Wells on Fox's procedural drama television series 9-1-1, in the episode "Let Go".
Reeser has appeared in several feature films and television movies, such as the musical The American Mall with Nina Dobrev, the comedy The Girl Next Door with Elisha Cuthbert, the horror film Lost Boys: The Tribe with Corey Feldman, the thriller The Big Bang with Antonio Banderas, the action movie Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball with Tom Berenger and the detective comedy So Undercover with Miley Cyrus. She appeared in Clint Eastwood's biographical drama film Sully (2016), released on September 2, 2016. The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $240 million worldwide. She also appeared in films Kill 'Em All (2017), Valley of Bones (2017), Dead Trigger (2017), and The Legend of La Llorona (2022).
In late 2012, she received positive reviews for Hallmark Channel's Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade, in which she was the main heroine. Shortly after, she appeared in a number of romantic comedies aired on the Hallmark Channel, with leading roles in Midnight Masquerade (October 2014), I Do, I Do, I Do (February 2015), A Country Wedding (June 2015), Valentine Ever After (February 2016), A Bramble House Christmas (November 2017), Season for Love (August 2018), Love on the Menu (February 2019), All Summer Long (August 2019), and Christmas Under the Stars (November 2019).
Since 2006, she has been a member of The WorkJuice Players, a theater troupe primarily known for The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a popular L.A. staged production in the style of old-time radio. She stars in the Amelia Earhart segment, playing the famed pilot, traveling through time; as well as playing a wide variety of other characters in other segments. In 2015, Autumn Reeser and The Thrilling Adventure Hour were invited to perform in New York and Chicago, then Australia (Sydney) and New Zealand (Auckland and Wellington). Other members in the troupe include Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster and Busy Philipps.
An accomplished singer and dancer, Reeser has played in many musicals throughout her life. She also sang in numerous cabarets around Los Angeles, including Upright Cabaret and the acclaimed For The Record: Quentin Tarantino (Show at Barre). Reeser played Julie Cooper in The O.C. one-night musical, which took place at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood on August 30, 2015. In 2019, she starred in the West Coast premiere of Nicky Silver's Too Much Sun at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles.
Reeser played the character of Lissette Hanley in the video game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, released in 2008.
On May 9, 2009, Reeser married writer and director Jesse Warren in Ojai, California. The couple has two sons, one born in 2011 and the other in 2013. In November 2014, Reeser filed for divorce from Warren and requested joint physical and legal custody of their children.
Author and friend Patrick Loubatière wrote a book about her, entitled No Ordinary Girl, published in English and French.
In 2015, she was elected to SAG-AFTRA's National and Los Angeles Local Boards.
|2004||Art Thief Musical!||Clarity||Short film|
|2004||The Girl Next Door||Jane|
|2005||Our Very Own||Melora Kendal|
|2008||Lost Boys: The Tribe||Nicole Emerson||Direct-to-video|
|2010||The Big Bang||Fay Neman|
|2010||Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball||Kaitlyn "AK-47" Tremor||Direct-to-video|
|2017||Kill 'Em All||Suzanne|
|2017||Valley of Bones||Anna|
|2017||Dead Trigger||Tara Conlan|
|2022||The Legend of La Llorona||Carly Candlewood|
|2001||Star Trek: Voyager||Ventu girl||Episode: "Natural Law"|
|2001||Thrills||Allison||Episode: "A Most Dangerous Desire"|
|2001–2004||Grounded for Life||Alison||Recurring (seasons 2–4)|
|2002||Birds of Prey||Sherry||Episode: "Prey for the Hunter"|
|2002||The Brady Bunch in the White House||Marcia Brady||Television film|
|2002||Maybe It's Me||Becky||Episodes: "The Prom Episode, Parts 1 and 2"|
|2002–2003||George Lopez||Piper Morey||Episodes: "Token of Unappreciation" and "Girl Fight"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Rachel Lyford||Episode: "Invisible Evidence"|
|2004||Cold Case||Grace Ashley||Episode: "The Boy in the Box"|
|2004–2005||Complete Savages||Angela||Recurring role|
|2005||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Megan||1 episode|
|2005–2007||The O.C.||Taylor Townsend||Recurring role (season 3); main role (season 4)|
|2006||Independent Lens||Lauren||Episode: "My Life... Disoriented"|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Sloane Alexander||Episode: "Don't Try This at Home"|
|2007||Nature of the Beast||Julia Sullivan||Television film|
|2008||The American Mall||Madison Huxley||Television musical|
|2008||Pushing Daisies||Kentucky Fitz||Episode: "Bzzzzzzzzz!"|
|2008–2009||Valentine||Phoebe Valentine||Recurring role|
|2009||Raising the Bar||Ashley Hastings||3 episodes|
|2009–2010||Entourage||Lizzie Grant||Recurring role (seasons 6–7)|
|2010||Human Target||Layla / Niteowl||Episodes: "Lockdown" and "Baptiste"|
|2010–2011||No Ordinary Family||Katie Andrews||Main role|
|2011||Royal Pains||Jane Cameron||Episode: "Run, Hank, Run"|
|2011–2013||Hawaii Five-0||Gabrielle Asano||Recurring role (seasons 2–4)|
|2012||Jane by Design||Charlotte Whitmore||Episode: "The Wedding Gown"|
|2012||Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade||Emily Jones||Television film|
|2012–2013||Last Resort||Kylie Sinclair||Main role|
|2013||Necessary Roughness||Abigail Bruce||Recurring role (season 3)|
|2014||Midnight Masquerade||Elyse Samford||Television film|
|2015||A Country Wedding||Sarah Standor||Television film|
|2015||Hart of Dixie||Olivia Green||Episode: "Bluebell"|
|2015||I Do, I Do, I Do||Jaclyn Palmer||Television film|
|2015||The Whispers||Amanda Weil||3 episodes|
|2016||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||Sue Davis||Episode: "Love Interrupted"|
|2016||Valentine Ever After||Julia||Television film|
|2017||A Bramble House Christmas||Willa Fairchild||Television film|
|2017||Salvation||Theresa / Tess||3 episodes|
|2017–2018||The Arrangement||Leslie Bellcamp||Recurring role|
|2018||9-1-1||Dr. Wells||Episode: "Let Go"|
|2018||Season for Love||Tyler Dawson||Television film|
|2019||All Summer Long||Tia||Television film|
|2019||Christmas Under the Stars||Julie Gibbons||Television film|
|2019||Love on the Menu||Maggie Young||Television film|
|2020||A Glenbrooke Christmas||Jessica Morgan||Television film|
|2021||The 27-Hour Day||Lauren Garrett||Television film|
|2022||The Wedding Veil||Emma||Television film|
|2022||The Wedding Veil Unveiled||Emma||Television film|
|2022||4400||Sienna Stone||Episode: "Present Is Prologue"|
|2022||The Wedding Veil Legacy||Emma||Television film|
|2022||Always Amore||Elizabeth||Television film|
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