Nikki Reed is an American actress, screenwriter, singer-songwriter and model known for her portrayal of vampire Rosalie Hale in The Twilight Saga. She became known in 2003, after the release of the film Thirteen, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, for which she was credited with Hardwicke as a co-writer of the screenplay and in which she played a lead role. The film earned Reed an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, as well as several nominations.

Birth Name

Nicole Houston Reed


Nikki, Nik


Actress, Model, Singer, Screenwriter


Pop, Punk Rock




Not Signed with Any



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Nikki Reed was born on May 17, 1988, in West Los Angeles, California, United States.


She’s currently 31 years old

Sun Sign




Nikki’s mother is of Cherokee and Italian descent.





Nikki attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles. Nikki dropped out after a year as she faced the situation of harassment from the mother’s of other students during the lunchtime due to the movie Thirteen (2003). So, Nikki decided to do homeschooling. She earned her high school diploma via homeschooling only.

Family Details

  • Father – Seth Reed (Set designer)
  • Mother – Cheryl Houston (Beautician)
  • Siblings – Nathan August Reed (Older Brother) (Professional photographer)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Reed has dated –

  • Victor Rasuk (2004-2006) – Reed first met actor Victor Rasuk in 2004, when they were filming for the 2005 movie Lords of Dogtown. From that time, they started dating and lived together until 2006.
  • DJ Qualls (2006-2007) – American actor and comedian, Donald Joseph “DJ” Qualls dated Nikki from 2006 until 2007.
  • Ryan Phillippe (2007) – In February 2007, American actor Ryan Phillippe had a fling with Nikki when they were spotted together on a date. At that time, Ryan was 32 and Nikki was 18.
  • Robert Pattinson (2009) – When they met on the set of Twilight, the rumors appeared that they are dating. From February to April 2009, they dated. After that, he moved on to date with long-time girlfriend Kristen Stewart.
  • Paris Kasidokostas Latsis (2009-2010) – The Greek socialite, Paris Latsis had dated Reed for a complete year from July 2009 to June 2010. He had a good influence on her and she became more active and left smoking to be with Paris.
  • Paul McDonald (2011-2014) – She commenced dating singer Paul McDonald in March 2011, when she met him on the red carpet during the premiere of Red Riding Hood. They soon starting living together and in June 2011, she was photographed with an engagement ring on the occasion of MTV Movie Awards. On October 16, 2011, the couple married in Malibu. They officially separated on March 29, 2014.

  • Ian Somerhalder (2014-Present) – The actors Nikki and Ian Somerhalder started dating on July 9, 2014, after meeting through Ashley Greene. Ian had also helped Nikki in the past, to get her divorce from Paul McDonald. The couple got engaged in January 2015, and on April 26, 2015, they got married in Malibu, California. Ian is 10 years her senior. Nikki gave birth to couple’s first child, daughter Bodhi Soleli on July 25, 2017.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m


  • In Kilograms – 53 kg
  • In Pounds – 117 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-33
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 33 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Evie Zamora in Thirteen (2003), Rosalie Hale in Twilight film series and others.

Album Debut

She has not released any albums. The actress has recorded songs with her singer husband, Paul McDonald. The first song was Now That I’ve Found You in 2011. In October 2012, the couple released their Extended Play titled The Best Part.

Film Debut

In 2003, Nikki landed her first acting role in the film Thirteen plying Evie Zamoira. She was also screenwriter for the film. She won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance for her role in the film.

Television Debut

In 2006, Reed guest appeared in 6 episodes in the teen drama TV series The O.C. for her role as Sadie Campbell.

Brand Endorsements

She has not endorsed any of the brands.

Awards & Nominations

2003Nantucket Film Festival – Screenplay AwardBest Feature ScreenplayThirteenShared with Catherine HardwickeWon
Young Hollywood AwardsOne to Watch – FemaleWon
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScreenplayShared with Catherine HardwickeNominated
2004Independent Spirit AwardBest First ScreenplayNominated
Best Debut PerformanceWon
Prism AwardBest Performance in a Theatrical Feature FilmNominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society AwardBest Original ScreenplayShared with Catherine HardwickeNominated
Breakout Performance – Behind the CameraNominated
Satellite AwardBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaShared with Evan Rachel WoodNominated
Best Original ScreenplayShared with Catherine HardwickeNominated
2006Solstice Film Festival AwardBest ActressMini’s First TimeWon
2008Delray Beach Film Festival AwardBest EnsembleFamiliar StrangersShared with CastWon
Method Fest Independent Film Festival AwardWon
2009Teen Choice AwardChoice Fresh Face – FemaleTwilightNominated
Scream AwardBest EnsembleShared with CastNominated
2010Young Hollywood AwardsSuperstar in the MakingThe Twilight Saga: New MoonWon
Teen Choice AwardMost Fanatic FansShared with CastWon
2011Choice Favorite VampireThe Twilight Saga: EclipseNominated
2012Scene Stealer FemaleThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1Nominated

Nikki Reed Favorites

  • Favorite Movies – City of God (2002), True Romance (1993), Nowhere in Africa (2003), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Lion King (1994)
  • Favorite Books – Wuthering Heights (By Emily Brontë in 1847), Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother (By James McBride in 1995), Reading Lolita in Tehran (ByAzar Nafisi in 2003), They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky (By Judy A. Bernstein in 2005), The Robber Bride (By Margaret Atwood in 1993), A Thousand Splendid Suns (ByKhaled Hosseini in 2007), Go Ask Alice (By Beatrice Sparks in 1971), Schindler’s List (By Thomas Keneally in 1982)
  • Favorite Bands – The Raconteurs, Kings of Leon

Nikki Reed Net worth

Nikki Reed has a estimated net worth of $12 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nikki Reed

  • Her mother divorced when she was 2. Nikki was raised by her mother.
  • At the age of 14, he began to live on her own in apartments in the Los Angeles area.
  • In 2011, she collaborated with Staples and Do Something for their 3rd annual School Supply Drive.
  • She released her first EP titled The Best Part, on October 29, 2012 with her ex-husband Paul McDonald. She also released a music video  for their single, Get the Girl Back, in April 2013.
  • She has a pitbull dog named, Sydney.
  • Reed is close friends with her Twilight co-star Jackson Rathbone and Spy Kids actress Alexa Vega, who was her matron of honor at her first wedding.
  • She has a celebrity crush on Val Kilmer in Tombstone, Gary Oldman in Basquiat and Paul Newman in The Left Handed Gun.
  • She is also an animal rights advocate.
  • Nikki was honored with the ASPCA Compassion Award for her contributions to animal welfare on October 22, 2014.
  • Reed endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  • Visit her official website @


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