Who is Elizabeth Ann Reaser ?

Who is Elizabeth Ann Reaser?   The entertainment and acting world knows her as Elizabeth Reaser ,Reaser is an American film, television, and stage actress. Her work includes the films Stay, The Family Stone, and The Twilight Saga and the TV series Saved, Grey's Anatomy and The Ex-List.

Early life

Reaser was born June 15, 1975 in Bloomfield, Michigan, an affluent Detroit suburb, the daughter of Karen Davidson and John Reaser. Elizabeth was the middle of three sisters.[1] Her stepfather was billionaire businessman William Davidson; her mother Karen became the owner of the Detroit Pistons upon his death.[2] Reaser is a graduate of the Juilliard School. She also attended Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills.


She once appeared in a London stage production for only two audience members,[3] and in preparation for her role on Saved she hung out in an emergency room, researching the behavior of medical staff.[3] In October 2004, Interview magazine hailed her as one of the "14 To Be" emerging creative women.[citation needed]

She earned the "Jury Award" at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2006 for her work in the film Sweet Land, and in 2007 was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as "Best Female Lead" for the same part.[4] Reaser also earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her recurring guest appearance throughout 2007 on the television series Grey's Anatomy[4]as an unidentified pregnant woman suffering from amnesia.

Reaser played the role of Esme Cullen in the movie Twilight, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer.[5] In 2009, Reaser reprised her role as Esme Cullen in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse[6] and will reprise in The Twilght Saga: Breaking Dawn.[7]

Reaser appeared on CBS' legal drama, The Good Wife in October 2010.[8]


    Film and television   
1998Sports Theater with Shaquille O'NealMollyTV series, episode: "Scrubs"
2000The SopranosStaceTV series, episode: "D-Girl"
2001The BelieverMiriam
2001Thirteen Conversations About One ThingYoung Woman in Class
2002Emmett's MarkAlison Holmes
2002Law & Order: Criminal IntentSerena WhitfieldTV series, episode: "The Insider"
2004HackElaine JonesTV series, episode: "Extreme Commerce"
2004Mind the GapMalissa Zubach
2004The JuryRachel ByrnesTV series, episode: "Pilot"
2005Sweet LandYoung Inge
2005The Family StoneSusannah Stone Trousdale
2006Law & Order: Criminal IntentJillian SlaughterTV series, episode: "Proud Flesh"
2006Shut Up and SingJulep
2006Puccini for BeginnersAllegra
2006SavedAlice Alden, M.D.TV series, 13 episodes
2006StandoffAnya ReedTV series, episode: "Heroine"
2007Purple VioletsBernadette
2007–2008Grey's AnatomyJane Doe / Ava / Rebecca PopeTV series, 17 episodes
2008Wainy DaysKatharina / AnnieTV series, episode: "The Waindow"
2008The Ex ListBella BloomTV series, 12 episodes
2008TwilightEsme Cullen
2009Against the CurrentLiz Clarke
2009The Twilight Saga: New MoonEsme Cullen
2010The Twilight Saga: EclipseEsme Cullen
2010The Good WifeTammy LinnataTV series, 3 episodes
2011Young AdultLeading Role
2011The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1Esme CullenFilming
2012The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2Esme CullenFilming


1999Sweet Bird of YouthHeavenlyLa Jolla Playhouse
2000The Hologram TheoryMimiBlue Lights Theatre Company
2001BlackbirdFroggyBush Theatre (London)
2001CloserAlicePortland Center Stage
2002Stone Cold Dead SeriousShaylee Ledbetter / ShariceAmerican Repertory Theatre
2003The Winter's TalePerditaClassic Stage Company
2005Top GirlsPatient Griselda / Nell / JeanineWilliamstown Theatre Festival

Awards and nominations

    List of awards and nominations   
Year↓Award↓Category↓Title of work↓Result↓
2006Newport Beach Film FestivalJury Award–Best Actress (Feature Film)Sweet LandWon
2007Independent Spirit AwardBest female LeadSweet LandNominated
2007Primetime EmmyOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesGrey’s AnatomyNominated
2008Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGrey’s AnatomyNominated
2009Prism AwardBest Performance in a Drama Multi-Episode StorylineGrey’s AnatomyNominated

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