At 35 years old, Nikki Reed has this physical status:
Catherine Hardwicke, a friend of her mother's, invited her to work on a script with her, when Reed said she was interested in acting. They finished the script for the semi-autobiographical film Thirteen in six days. Producers asked Reed to play a role in the film because they had trouble casting it, as it was an "uncomfortable" role for most young actresses.
The film, also 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 DeGeneres 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. Reed has repeatedly been cast as sexually advanced, precocious teenagers, including her character in Lords of Dogtown (2005), also directed by Hardwicke. In early 2006, she appeared on the series The O.C., playing Sadie, a new love interest for the character Ryan Atwood. Reed appeared on The O.C. at the same time as future Twilight co-stars Cam Gigandet and Jackson Rathbone.
Reed said that her early decision to avoid acting in television series or in mainstream cinema was naïve. She had thought at the time they were not right for her, but had since gained valuable experience in them. She had a lead role in Mini's First Time, which received a limited release in the United States on July 14, 2006. Reed played a teenager who, through seduction, involves her stepfather in a plot to murder her mother. 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". Reed's character has sex scenes. As Reed was 16 at the time and legally unable to film such scenes in an explicit way, she was filmed from the back to hide her face. 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. 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. The film, directed by Stewart's mother, takes place in a dorm of the Los Angeles County Jail. It was to feature both Stewart and Reed as female characters. Later that year, Reed said that she was no longer part of the project. In July 2010, Reed joined the cast of the lady assassin action-drama Catch .44, alongside Bruce Willis, Forest Whitaker and Malin Akerman. In November 2010, it was announced that Reed would star with Hayden Panettiere in the film Downers Grove, a movie adaptation of Michael Hornburg's novel. The screenplay was written by Bret Easton Ellis, the novelist who wrote The Rules of Attraction and American Psycho.
In December 2011, it was announced that Reed joined the cast of Pawn, an indie crime thriller directed by David A. Armstrong. The film also stars Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta, Common, Michael Chiklis, Sean Faris, Stephen Lang, Marton Csokas and Jessica Szohr. In July 2013, Reed joined the cast of the independent sports comedy Balls Out, alongside Jake Lacy, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett and Jay Pharoah. The film is about a group of college friends who get together in their final year to play a game of intramural football. In 2019 she appeared in an episode of the Hulu original TV show "Dollface".
Reed recorded a song, "Now That I've Found You", with her then-husband Paul McDonald, which debuted on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on November 15, 2011. The couple released their first EP, The Best Part, on October 29, 2012. Their song "All I've Ever Needed" is on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 soundtrack.
In January 2013, Reed filmed Hanson's 2013 music video for their single, "Get the Girl Back", also with McDonald. The video was released in April 2013. Other well-known figures in the video include Kat Dennings, Drake Bell, Drew Seeley, Amy Paffrath, and Alex Beh.
Reed wrote a script set in New Zealand between the 1960s and the 1980s. 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. In November 2009, Reed directed a music video for her friend Sage while in London. Reed stated that they didn't have much time, or money, but she takes great pride in it.
In 2017, Reed and friend Morgan Bogle set up a sustainable jewelry brand BaYou With Love. The company works with Dell turning recycled technology into jewelry.
The Hollywood baby boom continues. Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are now parents of two, the former announced on her Instagram Story on 29 June. "A few weeks ago we welcomed our son on what can only be described as one of the most beautiful days of my life," the "Sleepy Hollow" actor wrote over an image of herself cosying with the baby, whose face is not visible. "Born at home in water and surrounded by so much love, in an instant my heart doubled in size."
Reed noted that she has "very strong boundaries with social media, especially when it comes to children and what I choose to put out into the world." That's why, she said, "I wanted to share first so I can say thank you so much in advance for honouring those boundaries, and for sending positivity, kindness and LOVE." She went on to thank her midwife and doctor for "helping to gently guide this sweet boy into the world."
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are now parents of two!
The 35-year-old actress revealed on Instagram Stories Thursday that she and the Vampire Diaries alum welcomed their second child, a baby boy, “a few weeks ago.” Nikki wrote alongside a sweet image of herself snuggling with their new addition to the family:
Call it cheesy, or sappy, or too sweet for you, but the love between Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder is really really real, and really really adorable!!! Friday marked Somerhalder’s 39th birthday, and his better half took a moment out of her afternoon to mark the occasion with an adorable and touching series of pictures on Instagram alongside one of the loveliest little captions we’ve read in a while!!! Related: Nikki Always Comes To Ian’s Defense! Ch-ch-check out the full series of pics (and notice what Nikki wrote!!!) right here:
To the only person that loves broccoli and a homemade face mask more than I do… my poet, my dreamer, my favorite guy in the world. A day celebrating you and only you, nothing makes me happier. Another year, an incredible year, one we will surely never forget. It├óΓé¼Γäós hearing your sweet voice singing silly songs with me in the morning. It├óΓé¼Γäós knowing I can always count on you to order five trays of french fries so I can eat four. It├óΓé¼Γäós driving across the country listening to you tell stories from another life. It├óΓé¼Γäós stopping so you can pee every twenty two minutes and waiting for you to say you aren├óΓé¼Γäót sure if you├óΓé¼Γäóll make it in time…every time. It├óΓé¼Γäós realizing we have not played any music because we always have too much to talk about. It├óΓé¼Γäós watching you make the most outrageous faces trying to get a belly laugh out of our tiny one. Here├óΓé¼Γäós to many more walks listening to you describe every plant, every flower and every tree we pass. To the warm nights spent outside watching you dream out loud under the stars. Thank you for always reminding me that only a handful of things truly matter; flossing, laughing, and not counting how many bottles of wine we went through. I get it now. The secret to our long happy marriage is this: I need to be in bed by 930, and you need to start manifesting all your dreams at 10. Done. As long as we always find each other for breakfast 🙂 Happy birthday to the best partner and father in the world, 39 looks damn good on you. We love you├ó┬¥┬ñ├»┬╕┬Å Ps if a photo could sum up an entire relationship…would the last one in this group be ours? Cheers to mastering the art of synchronized lip licking. We├óΓé¼Γäóve officially made it!A post shared by Nikki Reed (@iamnikkireed) on Dec 8, 2017 at 2:55pm PST
Ian Somerhalder is so in love!! Following the birth of his and Nikki Reed‘s baby girl Bodhi Soleil, the new dad decided to post a beautiful love note to his wife for all of Instagram to “aww” over! Related: Kevin Hart Laughs Off Ex Wife’s Cheating Allegations Sharing a slew of beautiful pics from her pregnancy, he wrote on Monday:
Just a quick note to you my beautiful wife. You are briefly napping on the other side of the room after being an amazing mom all night so you’ll read this when you wake… seeing these images reminds me of those amazing 9 months that you sacrificed your whole being to grow our little one. The kindness, the beauty and organic nature of these photos makes me so very proud. You brought such fun and such power into our lives being pregnant but you literally brought the word sexy into pregnancy, we all see it. Thank you for being my partner in this life and thank you for inspiring not just me but all others who read, hear or see what your soul gives us. Love, You husbandA post shared by iansomerhalder (@iansomerhalder) on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:16pm PDT