Elizabeth Ann Reaser (born June 15, 1975) is an American film, television, and stage actress. Her work includes the films Stay, The Family Stone, Sweet Land, Against the Current, and The Twilight Saga and the TV series Saved, Grey's Anatomy and The Ex-List.
Early life and education 
Reaser was born in Bloomfield, Michigan, an affluent Detroit suburb, the daughter of Karen Davidson (née Weidman) and John Reaser. Elizabeth was the middle of three sisters. Her mother Karen later married billionaire businessman William Davidson (Karen converted to Judaism after marrying Davidson).
Reaser attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills. After high school, she attended Oakland University for one year, then attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division (1995-1999, Group 28) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1999.
Reaser appeared in a London stage production with an audience of two people and prepared for her role on Saved by spending time in an emergency room, observing the behavior of medical staff. In October 2004, Interview magazine hailed her as one of the "14 To Be" emerging creative women. Her work in the film Sweet Land earned the "Jury Award" at the Newport Beach Film Festival and a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award "Best Female Lead" award. Reaser earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her recurring guest appearance throughout 2007 and 2008 on the television series Grey's Anatomy.
Reaser played the role of Esme Cullen in the movie Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon in 2009 and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in 2010. She reprised the role in parts one and and two of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
Reaser appeared on the CBS' legal drama, The Good Wife in October 2010.
Awards and nominations 
- ^ a b c The Jewish News: "Bill’s Dreams Live On" October 11, 2012
- ^ Davidson's Wife to Succeed Him As Owner of the Pistons Yahoo Sports, March 14, 2009
- ^ InterFaithFamily: "Twilight" By Nate Bloom December 8, 2009
- ^ "Slow climb for actress Elizabeth Reaser is more than ‘Getting By’". The Oakland Press. June 26, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
- ^ a b Nassour, Ellis. "Elizabeth Reaser - Actress on the rise". Lifestyles Magazine. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007.
- ^ "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. February 2008.
- ^ "Elizabeth Reaser". All Movie Guide. The New York Times. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
- ^ a b Martindale, David (2003-07-15). "No Real-Life MD for Elizabeth Reaser". Tnt.tv. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
- ^ "Elizabeth Reaser- Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- ^ a b "Awards for Elizabeth Reaser". Imdb.com. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
- ^ Larry Carroll (2008-02-19). "'Twilight' Film's First Family Revealed: Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser Lead Cullen Clan". MTV. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
- ^ Another New The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Still - The Cullen Men
- ^ "Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, and Billy Burke Sign on to BREAKING DAWN; Plus Three New TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE Posters". Collider. 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
- ^ "Exclusive: Elizabeth Reaser, Lili Taylor Join The Good Wife". TVGuide.com. Retrieved September 16, 2010.
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