More Tara Reid Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Tara Reid (1975) is an American actress and model who has starred in films such as American Pie (1999) and Dr. T & the Women. In 2005, she played the lead in videogame adaptation Alone in the Dark.
Reid was born in Wyckoff, New Jersey, and is of Irish, English, Hungarian, French, and Italian descent. Reid began her career at the age of six in 1982 on the short-lived game show Child's Play. As a child she had roles in a number of commercials for McDonald's, Crayola, and Jell-O. She grew up in New York City, and attended the Professional Children's School alongside such celebrities as Ben Taylor, Jerry O'Connell, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Macaulay Culkin. Reid spent the late 1990s appearing more often on the cover of tabloid magazines than on screen. Her extroverted social life soon gave her a reputation as a party girl — in fact, U.S. magazine In Touch recently voted Reid top party animal.
Although her breakthrough role was in American Pie in 1999, followers of the 1998 cult film The Big Lebowski already knew her as Bunny Lebowski. She has appeared as J.D.'s (Zach Braff) unfaithful girlfriend in the NBC comedy Scrubs.
On the night of Thursday November 4, 2004, Reid was embarrassed by a wardrobe malfunction at a highly publicized photo shoot at P. Diddy's thirty-fifth birthday party at Cipriani's Restaurant in New York when her dress fell, exposing her left breast. It took a relatively long amount of time for Reid to notice the malfunction, which led some to suspect that she was inebriated. Scar tissue was visible around Reid's nipple, confirming rumors of breast implants. The photographs were widely distributed. In August 2005 she finally admitted having had her breasts augmented.
Her half-hour television show on the E! network, Taradise premiered in September 2005, but was cancelled the following month.
Article text released under CC-BY-SA. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Tara Reid" (19-Dec-2005)
Biography #3 (for Alone in the Dark)Tara Reid was catapulted to stardom in the pop culture smash hit American Pie, followed by its sequel American Pie 2. She recently starred in National Lampoon's Van Wilder, the thriller Devil's Pond and the Miramax feature My Boss' Daughter, opposite Ashton Kutcher. Forthcoming projects include the independent comedy Knots, The Crow: Wicker Prayer opposite Edward Furlong and the thriller Land Of Canaan.
Reid began her career starring in high-profile television commercials for such products as Jell-O, McDonald's and Crayola. Soon after, she landed the role of Ashley on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives.
She starred in her first major feature film for the Coen Brothers in their indie hit The Big Lebowski, playing Bunny Lebowski opposite Jeff Bridges. This was followed by the Ed Wood-scribed feature I Woke Up Early the Day I Died and the teen hit Urban Legend. Her additional feature film credits include Josie and the Pussycats, Dr. T and the Women opposite Richard Gere, Cruel Intentions, Girl, Around the Fire, and Body Shots.
Known for her all-American beauty and talent, Reid has graced the cover of countless magazines including Rolling Stone, TV Guide, Maxim and Entertainment Weekly.
Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "Alone in the Dark" (16-Feb-2005)
Biography #4Catapulted to star status in the smash hit American Pie, Tara Reid began her acting career at age six. Tara was raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey, with her older brother and younger twin brother and sister. After showing an exceptional gift for acting, her parents enrolled her in The Professional Children's School in New York City.
Tara began her career by appearing in many television commercials for products such as Jell-O, McDonald's, and Crayola. In 1995, she broke into television drama, landing a recurring role as Ashley in the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives.
Her first major film role came in 1998, playing Bunny Lebowski opposite Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski. She then appeared as the campus radio host in the teen horror film Urban Legend, also released in 1998.
In 1999, Tara appeared in the independent film Girl, and also had a small but substantial role in Cruel Intentions. Her most prominent role to date has been that of Vicky Lathum in the hit movie American Pie. Tara followed this success with a starring role in Body Shots, released in late 1999, and the independent film Around the Fire, in early 2000.
In October 2000, Tara appeared in a leading role in the Robert Altman-directed film, Dr. T and the Women. The all-star cast included Richard Gere, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern and Helen Hunt. She played the role of Connie, one of Gere's daughters. Tara also appeared in the comedy film Just Visiting. This re-make of a highly successful French film includes the original French cast members Jean Reno and Christian Clavier, and was released in April 2001.
Also released in April 2001 was the Archie comic movie version of Josie and the Pussycats. In this film Tara starred as the sweetly optimistic drummer of the band's trio, Melody Valentine.
Tara recently re-joined her castmates for the blockbuster hit, American Pie 2. She again played the role of Vicky Lathum in this hilarious sequel, released in August 2001. To date it has grossed nearly $140 million, and held the number one spot at the box office for the first three weeks of the film's opening.
In The Guest, with a release date of fall 2002, Tara stars opposite Ashton Kutcher. A twenty-something executive working in her father's publishing company, Tara enlists the help of co-worker Ashton to house sit while her father is out of town. He jumps at the chance to hang out with her, and things get mixed up and crazy from there.
A fresh-faced, sexy, beautiful blonde, Tara's incredible talent is clearly evident in every role she plays. She is considered to be one of today's most talented young film stars.
Bio courtesy Artisan Entertainment (08-May-2002)